Kaiyodo Makes North American Debut at Comic-Con International: San Diego!

by Jay Cochran
July 12, 2004

Over the past decade, Comic Con International: San Diego has taken on a more international flavor with the amazing works of Japan's anime and manga masters. And along with the comics and videos, various products based on their creations have become a staple at the show.

This year, Japanese toy manufacturing giant, Kaiyodo - known worldwide for their amazing toys and statues based on some of anime and manga's most popular licenses - will have a full display booth attached to that of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. (booth #2401), their official North American distributor.

Diamond has prominently featured Kaiyodo products at their heavily-trafficked display at San Diego for several years. "San Diego has become our showcase event to preview and display the latest and greatest toys from around the world," stated DCD Import Toys Brand Manager, Frank Supiot, "and the addition of a free-standing Kaiyodo display at this year's show will introduce convention-goers to all of the great products Kaiyodo has to offer."

Since this is Kaiyodo's first official full exhibit at an American trade show, the company plans to pull out all of the stops to make this one of the "must-see" displays for manga and anime toy enthusiasts in attendance.

In addition to a display filled with a selection of their previously-released toys and statues (which includes items based on Fist of the North Star, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Front Mission, Votoms, Trigun, Devil May Cry, and more), Kaiyodo will also be previewing a selection of new statues and toys and exclusive North American premieres of:

* New Bomé designer figure - Kirasaki Mai!

* Fist Of The North Star Jumbo Vinyl Figures!

* Fist Of The North Star Resin Busts!

* Devil May Cry Trading Figs Series Two!

* And Plenty of Surprises!

While at Comic Con International: San Diego 2004, be sure to stop by the Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. area to visit Kaiyodo.


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