Yu-Gi-Oh! Expands Range of Collectibles


Yu-Gi-Oh! has inked deals with First 4 Figures, Zag Toys, Tsume, Taka and Kitsune to grow its presence in the collectibles market.

The expanded range will feature several different collectible products at varying price points. Per the agreements, First 4 Figures and Tsume will introduce collectibles at the highest end of the price point scale, including resin collectible statues that will be sold exclusively online and can be pre-ordered by fans around the world (excluding Asia). Taka will offer high-end sculptured busts throughout Europe, while Kitsune’s resin Seto Kaiba with Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon statue will only be available in France and Monaco. Zag Toys, a division of Jazwares, will launch a line of collectible Domez Yu-Gi-Oh! toys worldwide (excluding Asia) at a lower price point and in a more kid-friendly size.

The new lines of Yu-Gi-Oh! collectibles are expected to begin their retail and online rollout in June. Konami Cross Media NY manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! licensing rights outside of Asia.

Jennifer Coleman, VP of licensing and merchandising for Konami Cross Media NY, said: “The amount of offerings in the collectible market for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans is about to get much bigger and better. Thanks to deals with First 4 Figures, Zag Toys, Tsume, Taka and Kitsune, Yu-Gi-Oh! fans will be able to choose the right size collectible character at the right price point for their wallet.”