Corgi International Limited announces a license agreement with Nintendo of America.
June 19, 2007

 

HONG KONG–Corgi International Limited (Nasdaq GM:CRGI) today announced that it has entered into a Master Toy/Collectible License Agreement on a multi-category range of products through to 2010 with Nintendo of America Inc. to produce ranges of product on Nintendo® properties that include Super Mario®, Donkey Kong® and the Legend of Zelda®.

 The comprehensive range of products created for territories outside Asia will include Action Figures, Playset Environments, FX Electronic Products, Iconic Game Replicas, Multi Sized Plush, and Vinyl Figures amongst other categories.

 Corgi International CEO Michael Cookson commented, "We are excited to enter this agreement with Nintendo as they are certainly at the forefront of developing cutting edge products and gaming technologies that we feel would translate perfectly into exciting product ranges. These ranges certainly fit into the wide demographic that the company currently creates product for, and with our product development expertise and our strong distribution, we believe that the license will prove a popular addition to the company’s portfolio.”

 Gail Tilden, Nintendo of America’s vice president of brand management commented, “Nintendo looks forward to collaborating with Corgi International on an amazing range of products that will cater to fans of all ages.  We know that our fans will be excited to see our popular franchises brought to life in a whole new way.”
 

About Corgi International

 Corgi International develops and markets innovative, high-quality licensed and unlicensed pop culture collectibles, gifts and toys ranging from high-end movie and television prop replicas to lower price-point gifts and toys.  The company holds licenses for pop culture collectibles, gifts and toys for many of the highest grossing film franchises of all time including Batman, Disney Classics, Harry Potter, James Bond, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, Spiderman 3, and Star Wars. The company is headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Walnut Creek, CA, Chicago, IL, and the United Kingdom.

 

About Nintendo

 

The worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home and portable video game systems.  For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s website at www.nintendo.com.

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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