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Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. Signs Collectible Licensees for Yu-Gi-Oh!


Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. has scored a raft of licensing agreements in the collectibles category for its Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. New agreements have been signed with MegaHouse Corp., Kotobukiya, The Yetee, and Traly Group.  The announcement was made by Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing and Marketing at Konami Cross Media NY, Inc.

“Collectibles are a strong and growing category especially for IPs in the Anime space.  We are happy to be working with such strong partners in this category with a mix of product offerings in multiple price ranges that will continue to drive fan engagement for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand,” said Coleman.

Details of the new agreements are as follows:

  • MegaHouse, the Japanese company known for its design expertise in Anime figures, is developing a series of Yu-Gi-Oh! inspired human and monster figures.  First up is a collectible “ART WORKS MONSTERS” figure series, Black Luster Soldier (from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime series).  With product shipping during third quarter of 2020, the figure will be available for sale in comic, hobby, gift, and toy stores as well as online throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia.
  • Kotobukiya, a leading global developer and distributor of high-quality collectible figures, will release eight Yu-Gi-Oh! 1/7 scale figures from their ARTFX line.  Their products will be on shelves worldwide beginning January 2021.
  • The Yetee, a fan favorite website owned and operated by two artists passionate about the products they curate, will offer Yu-Gi-Oh! fans an exciting array of, screen printed posters, acrylic standees as well as t-shirts.  Their products will be available online for the U.S. beginning in early fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Traly Group, celebrating 25 years in business, has added Yu-Gi-Oh! to its roster of impressive IPs that are part of the Pin Club portfolio.  Through Pin Club, fans will be able to purchase bespoke collectible pins at retail, online and at special fan events.  An initial collection will launch in time for the holiday season.