Diamond’s PREVIEWS October Catalog Features Exclusive “Treasures of Akihabara” Section
October 8, 2013
The PREVIEWS Catalog, October issue #301, features a special “Treasures of Akihabara” section. From the bustling city of Akihabara, Japan, which is known for its vast community of anime and manga collectibles, comes rare items now offered in North America for the first time in Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog.
Now comic book specialty shops will be able to provide fans and collectors the opportunity to get their hands on some of the most hard-to-get items they have been wanting. By ordering from PREVIEWS, comic book shops can now make it easier for anime and manga fans to get these rare finds in a more accessible and less expensive way. This also gives anime and manga fans the opportunity to see that comic book shops are now the place to go for finding collectible items that are not necessarily comic related.  
PREVIEWS will continue to offer collectibles from Akihabara, giving fans the opportunity to find some of the most sought after collectibles inside their local comic shop.
7th Dragon 2020: Hatsune Miku Type 2020 Figure– This beautiful songstress, who sings the opening theme from game Hatsune Miku TYPE 2020 will capture anyone’s attention with the breathtaking details. Her long twin tails are sculpted blowing around her and both the paint and sculpt work of her delicate outfit it filled with highlight. It is her grace, beauty and well-known voice to fans that makes her a PREVIEWS feature.
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Black Rock Shooter- From the anime series Black Rock Shooter comes a figma of Yuu Koutari’s existence in the alternate world-Strength. Featuring powerful, yet flexible “Ogre Arms”, the figure can form various poses with interchangeable fingers that turn into gun barrels. Yuu also comes with two different expressions and a stand to display this tiny but mighty girl in her power mode.
Dynamic Heroes: Koutetsu Jeeg Sofubi- Standing nearly 10 inches tall, and made from a softer plastic known as sofubi, Koutesu Jeeg is one of the many collectibles that will be coming to the states.
Giant Gorg: T-Rex Figure– From the 1982 Sunrise anime hit comes Giant Gorg, recreated in this full-action figure standing nearly 12 inches tall. The figure includes additional weapons and mini-figures, plus glowing red eyes to simulate it’s “angry mode” and outstanding coloring and texturing, making this collectible a rare find. 
Starship Troopers: Mobile Infantry T-Rex Figure– The illustrations of Kato Naoyuki comes to life with a die-cast figure with movable joints that provide a wide range of action. The figure is in full armor mode with moveable arm and back weaponry. The shield helmet can also be removed to show the character within. Get ready for battle with weapons and tactical poses with this collectible from Sentinel Co. Ltd.
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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