Samurai Champloo 12 Inch Action Figures
June 26, 2008

Triad Toys, Inc., toy and collectibles manufacturer of unique properties and licensed and proprietary products, announces a three year partnership with Geneon Entertainment to produce toys and collectibles for the cult classic anime Samurai Champloo (サムライチャンプルー, Samurai Chanpurū).

Samurai Champloo is a Japanese animated television series consisting of twenty-six episodes that was originally broadcasted on the television network, Fuji TV, and was later broadcasted on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim in 2005.Samurai Champloo was created and directed by the legendary Shinichiro Watanabe, whose previous work, Cowboy Bebop, became a cult hit and has been a fan favorite in the anime and Japanese television communities.

Triad Toys will develop new versions of its innovative Otaku™ 12 inch action figure body for the various characters of Samurai Champloo. Triad Toys’ license includes a range of 12 inch action figures and a series of collectible scale statues and maquettes.


Fuu is in development and will be previewed soon along with our new TX Series of statues.

About Geneon Entertainment

A leading supplier of Japanese animation in North America and the recipient of the 2006 "Best Anime Company" by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, GENEON ENTERTAINMENT (USA) INC., is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based advertising giant Dentsu, Inc. Geneon Entertainment primarily develops animation properties for release in North America on DVD and new media.

About Triad Toys, Inc.
Since its inception in 2005, Triad Toys, Inc. has been a specialty manufacturer of 12 inch action figures and collectible products. Formed by a group of artists, Triad Toys’ dedication to innovation and quality quickly earned its credibility among fans and collectors alike. Its products reflect a passion for creating unique, well thought designs with a quality unsurpassed by many. Triad Toys is headquartered in San Jose, California, and remains one of the few toy and collectible companies that continue to manufacture quality pieces in the United States. Triad Toys products are available online at and through select specialty retailers worldwide.

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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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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