Corgi International Limited Closes Merger With Master Replicas Inc.
January 3, 2007

HONG KONG (December 26, 2006) – Corgi International Limited (Nasdaq GM: CRGID) today announced that the merger with Master Replicas Inc. has closed. Michael Cookson and Jennifer Klatt of Master Replicas Inc. have been named CEO and CFO, respectively, of Corgi.

Cookson commented, “The new Corgi combines three high quality brand names (Corgi Classics, Master Replicas, and Cards Inc.) into a single entity that expands the depth of its licenses, its collectible categories and its range of products.”
 

The new Corgi now holds licenses for many of the highest grossing film franchises of all time including Batman, Disney Classics, Harry Potter, James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, Star Wars, Superman, and others.

The company will be developing unique, collectible products under three brands. New products will begin arriving at retail in the spring of 2007 for Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars 30th Anniversary, and Transformers and in the fall of 2007, for The Golden Compass.

Corgi Classics will focus on collectible die cast vehicles and figurines, Master Replicas will continue to develop and produce movie prop replicas and high end collectibles, and a third brand will develop licensed products for the gift and toy channels.
 

For more information, please visit www.Corgi-International.com, www.MasterReplicas.com and www.CardsInc.com.

 


 

About Corgi International

 

Corgi International develops and markets a wide variety of both licensed and unlicensed collectible products– ranging from high end prop replicas to toys and gifts. The company holds licenses for many of the top film franchises of all time, including Batman, Disney Classics, Harry Potter, James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, Star Wars, Superman, and others. The company is headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Walnut Creek, CA, Chicago, IL, and the United Kingdom.

 

 

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, 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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