Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Toy Fair International 2013: Yes Anime Inc.


Specializing in Domestic and Imported anime, Yes Anime, Inc. is  the largest distributor of Japanese toys in the San Francisco Bay area. They specialize in a wide variety of designer toys, apparel, accessories, and snacks and bevarages among many other licensed goods. Their most sought after collector item, the Super Alloy Batman 1/6 scale 12 inch figure by Jim Lee, was received with great enthusiasm at New York Comic Con last year.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Toy Fair International 2013: Kotobukiya USA

Toy Fair Internation 2013: KotobukiyaTo say that the Kotobukiya USA booth at Toy Fair International was quite impressive is an understatement. Founded in 1951 as single toy store, it wasn't until 1985 that the company began manufacturing it's first original toys. With  close to 60 years of toy expertise under it's belt, Kotobukiya decided in 2009 to form a USA team to meet the demand of a more global market. Kotobukiya's toy and statue lines can be found in most comicbook and toy specialty stores around the United States. Compared to their competitors, Kotobukiya offers what I'd like consider a more reasonable price range for it's regular and snap-fit statues, while still being able to maintain higher end quality

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Toy Fair International 2013: Tokyo Pop / The Loyal Subjects / GANN Memorials, Inc.,

The 110th annual Toy Fair International is in full swing at New York City's Javits Center. The trade only show, which is not open to the public, brings together toy manufactures, licencors, distributors, and sales agents from around the world. Toys and entertainment take center stage at this event, but in the end, fun takes a back seat to business. This year, I had the pleasure to attend and cover the event for the first time. I received a first hand look at new and upcoming toys, while previewing some of the innovative ideas that hope to  become the next big toy coveted by boy and girl. This is the first of a series of blogs, and as you will read on, you'll notice that ToyFair brought the kid out in me as well.