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    Diamond Showcases the "TREASURES OF AKIHABARA"

    The Latest Toys and Collectibles from Tokyo's Otaku Shopping District...

    Giant Gorg: T-Rex Figure - From the 1982 Sunrise anime hit comes Giant Gorg, recreated in this full-action figure standing nearly 12 inches tall. The figure includes additional weapons and mini-figures, plus glowing red eyes to simulate it's "angry mode" and outstanding coloring and texturing, making this collectible a rare find.

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    Diamond Comic Distributors announces that it will showcase a variety of exclusive Japanese merchandise products being offered for the first time with its new and ongoing "Treasures from Akihabara" product program in PREVIEWS. Retailers and fans alike will find the newfound "treasures" - cool, with limited quantities of these Japanese collectibles based upon anime, manga, videogame, and toy properties - available for pre-order in the October PREVIEWS.

    “The items we’re presenting are rare and unique finds, items never previously available here in North America. We’ve scoured the alleyways of Akihabara to find these products and expanded our relationships with our partners in Asia to become the official distributor of select items and make them available for the first time in comic book specialty shops,” said Diamond’s John Parker, Vice President of Business Development.

    Retailers and fans can look for distinctive collectibles based upon Dragon Ball Z, Giant Gorg, Final Fantasy, 7th Dragon and much more to be offered over the coming months in the pages of PREVIEWS. Select items in the October catalog available for pre-order now are:

    • Giant Gorg: T-Rex Figure (Item Code: JUL138152, SRP: $549.99, page 450)
    • Starship Troopers: Mobile Infantry T-Rex Figure (Item Code: JUN138347, SRP: $179.99, page 450)
    • Black Rock Shooter: Strength Figma TV Animation Version (Item Code: JUN138351, SRP:$89.99, page 451)
    • 7th Dragon 2020: Hatsune Miku Type 2020 PVC Figure (Item Code: JUN138355, SRP: $169.99, page 451)
    • Dynamic Heroes: Koutetsu Jeeg Sofubi (Item Code: JUN138369, SRP:$169.99, page 450)
    • Other treasures include rare, collectible figures and wall scrolls.

    “Many of these items are being offered to Asian and Western markets simultaneously, which means that collectors in the West will be able to experience the joy of discovering these wonderful items at the same time as their fellow collectors in Asia,” said Parker.

    The first “Treasures of Akihabara” can be found in Diamond’s October PREVIEWS catalog on pages 450 and 451 in the Import Toys section. Customers looking to pre-order these “treasures,” should contact their local comic shop retailer, or find a comic shop near them by visiting Retailers interested in purchasing these exclusive items for the first time are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at or via phone at 443-318-8215.

    Starship Troopers: Mobile Infantry T-Rex Figure - The illustrations of Kato Naoyuki comes to life with a die-cast figure with movable joints that provide a wide range of action. The figure is in full armor mode with moveable arm and back weaponry. The shield helmet can also be removed to show the character within. Get ready for battle with weapons and tactical poses with this collectible from Sentinel Co. Ltd.

    Black Rock Shooter - From the anime series Black Rock Shooter comes a figma of Yuu Koutari's existence in the alternate world-Strength. Featuring powerful, yet flexible "Ogre Arms", the figure can form various poses with interchangeable fingers that turn into gun barrels. Yuu also comes with two different expressions and a stand to display this tiny but mighty girl in her power mode.

    Dynamic Heroes: Koutetsu Jeeg Sofubi - Standing nearly 10 inches tall, and made from a softer plastic known as sofubi, Koutesu Jeeg is one of the many collectibles that will be coming to the states.

    7th Dragon 2020: Hatsune Miku Type 2020 Figure - This beautiful songstress, who sings the opening theme from game Hatsune Miku TYPE 2020 will capture anyone's attention with the breathtaking details. Her long twin tails are sculpted blowing around her and both the paint and sculpt work of her delicate outfit it filled with highlight. It is her grace, beauty and well-known voice to fans that makes her a PREVIEWS feature.

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