November 21, 2006

Torrance, CA, NOVEMBER 20, 2006 – On the leading edge of Japanese pop culture, Yamato USA, the North American division of the Yamato Group with headquarters in the otaku capital of the world – the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Japan, is pleased to announce the opening of pre-orders for the latest in one of Yamato’s most popular lines:  TANDEM TWIN Animal Girls Series:  Leopard Girl – Schell.

TANDEM TWIN Animal Girls:  Leopard Girl – Schell PVC Statue

Yamato is exceeding pleased to announce the newest edition to its TANDEM TWIN Animal Girls collection, Leopard Girl – Schell.  Japanese sculptor Kouichi Yamazaki (TANDEM TWIN) has gone to the extreme limits to bring us the puuuurrrr-fect queen of the jungle.  But be warned!  Schell is on the hunt, tempting her prey in ever closer before she pounces… and her next victim could be you!  Think you can resist?  Schell also features a removable torso which can be switched out with option parts (not included) where she’ll bare all, turning this pretty kitty into a voluptuous vixen.




But Schell wouldn’t be a TANDEM TWIN original without a twin.   Joining Schell is her equally seductive twin, Leopard   Girl – Cloe.  And like her twin, Cloe features a removable torso which can be switched out with option parts.  


Leopard Girl – Schell & Cloe follow in the footsteps of Animal Girls Lynx-Ruby  & Emerald, and the soon to be release Animal Girls Lynx -Topaz   & Amethyst and Animal Girls Sheep Girl –  Worara  & Merino.


To learn more about the strange and beautiful world of TANDEM TWIN Animal Girls, visit the Yamato USA website at YamatoToysUSA.com.




Yamato USA is the wholly owned subsidiary of Yamato Co., Ltd with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.  For over six years, Yamato USA has proudly served the North and South American hobby/collector markets with a wide offering of miniature collectible figures, PVC and die-cast action figures, as well as poly-resin and PVC statues inspired by the hottest titles in Japanese anime, manga, and video game properties.  Yamato’s original lines of product include: Story! Image! Figure! collectible miniatures and trading figures; Story! Image! Figure! EX PVC statues; a tribute to the leading ladies of Capcom, the Capcom Girls Collection; and Yamato’s newest line, Creators’ Labo, highlighting the talents of the leading artists and sculptors working in Japan.  Nor to be overlooked are Yamato’s Scopedog and Garland engineering marvels from Armored Trooper Votoms and Megazone 23, some of the most impressive collectibles you or your customers will ever own! 

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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