February 24, 2014

Most Comprehensive Fan Experience to Date

(New York, NY) February 10, 2014 — 4K Media Inc. rang in the New Year with the launch of the Yugioh.com (http://www.yugioh.com/) website – the official fan site for the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series franchise worldwide outside of Asia.  Appealing to both the television and trading card game fans of the brand, the website offers a comprehensive Yu-Gi-Oh! online experience. Website highlights include:

  • Complete series overviews.
  • In-depth information on characters as well as the cards that appear in the series.
  • Streaming of more than 770 full-length episodes (including 164 subtitled)
  • available for viewing in the US.
  • Over 1,900 card information pages available at launch, with new card information
  • added weekly.
  • News and information about consumer products.

The website is optimized to be viewed on multiple devices including PCs, tablets and smartphones. It also integrates many social networking features.  “The launch of this new site is the first phase of our Yu-Gi-Oh! digital strategy that allows users to engage the brand wherever and whenever they want,” says Mark Kirk, SVP Digital Operations.

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The Yu-Gi-Oh! series is currently in its 12th consecutive year of broadcast in the U.S. and most major markets worldwide. The series and brand continue to captivate children, particularly boys, through its best-selling trading card game, animated series and motion picture releases.

About 4K Media Inc.
4K Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise outside of Asia. 4K Media handles brand management, licensing and marketing of Yu-Gi-Oh!, as well as the production and distribution of the Yu-Gi-Oh! television series excluding Asia. The Yu-Gi-Oh! animated franchise, with over 650 episodes, consists of the original Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, has been translated and broadcast in 90 countries on many of the leading networks.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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