Entertainment merchandise specialist The Koyo Store has secured EMEA rights from Toei Animation Europe to create officially licensed collectibles based on the anime TV series Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super.
Created by Toei Animation the Dragon Ball Z television show first aired in 1989, and the franchise has since evolved to include TV specials, movies, soundtracks, video games, and merchandise. Its sequel, Dragon Ball Super, follows the adventures of protagonist Goku during the ten-year ‘timeskip’ after the defeat of Majin Buu.
For the fans of Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super, The Koyo Store is developing a range of pin badges that celebrates the brands.
The initial Dragon Ball product line-up, available in-store and online from May, will encompass a range of collectibles based on characters and imagery from both series, including:
- Character Pin Badge Collection – including Buu, Goku, Master Roshi, Piccolo, Saiyan Goku, Saiyan Vegeta, Trunks, Vegeta, Gohan, Frieza, Krillin and Cell
- Goku & Vegeta Pin Badge Set
- Icon Pin Badge Set – including symbols for Kame, Majin, Capsule Corp, Red Ribbon, Radar and Dragon Ball
- Dragon Ball Z Symbol Pin
- Dragon Ball Super Symbol Pin
- Master Roshi Pin
- Goku Pin
- Vegeta PinDr
- Gohan Pin
- Trunks Pin
Toei Animation is the latest IP owner to join The Koyo Store’s roster of partnerships for collectibles; other partners include HBO (Game of Thrones), Capcom (Street Fighter), Ubisoft (Rainbow Six Siege), Games Workshop (Warhammer 40,000), and PUBG.
“We’re delighted to be able to tell Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super fans that we can ‘Summon You Forth’ to collect this range of officially-licensed pin badges,” said Lee Townsend, Founder and CEO of The Koyo Store. “Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super remain among the most popular anime franchises across the world, so we’re honored to be collaborating with Toei Animation to bring this range of collectibles to Dragon Ball enthusiasts.”
The collectibles will be available for fans to purchase directly from thekoyostore.com.