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.
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.
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