October 22, 2007

CREATORS’ LABO #012: Non-Non, Inspired By The Works Of Shunya Yamashita

Torrance, CA, October 22, 2007 –  From its CREATORS’ LABO, Yamato unveils its latest masterwork: CREATORS ‘ LABO #012: Non-Non. Based upon the illustrated works of Shunya Yamashita and sculpted by Mitsumasa Yoshizawa (REFLECT), this exceptional piece marks the collaboration of two of Japan’s foremost pop culture artists. Poised and balanced, Non-Non holds sway in a magical display of sword-wielding talent in this gorgeous 9" scale PVC statue.

Yamato USA’s allotment of this beautiful piece is sold out!  To secure your CREATORS’ LABO #012: Non-Non, please visit one of our retail partners: Entertainment Earth, Big Bad Toy Store, Anime Alley, Cards & Comics Central, Heroes & Comics, Ignition Power, John’s Toys, K & L Trading, Kirin Enterprises, Statue Galaxy <http://statuegalaxy.com/> , Tates Comics <http://tatescomics.com/> , Twin Moons Anime <http://www.tmpanime.com/> , and Toys Logic <http://toyslogic.com/> , and with our distribution partners AAA Anime <http://aaaanime.com/> , Diamond Comics <http://www.diamondcomics.com/public/> , BBCW <http://www.bbcwdistributors.com/> , Grosnor Distribution, and Yes Anime.

YAMATO ASKS: Are You a Dog or a Cat Person?

Torrance, CA, October 22, 2007 – From the weird and wonderful world of Kouichi Yamazaki (TANDEM TWIN), Yamato is proud to present the latest
additions to its TANDEM TWIN collection of animal girls:  Dog  – Alma and Leopard Girl  – Momo.

Man’s best friend just got a whole lot friendlier as Yamato is pleased to present master sculptor Kouichi Yamazaki (TANDEM TWIN)’s latest incarnation: DOG – ALMA. Inspired by the German Shepard, this canine cutie is on patrol for all you naughty boys and girls. So be on your best behavior… or face the business end of her whip. Standing over 11.5", Alma is a fierce sight in form fitting body armor accented in spikes. Window boxed with display and accessory visor for a touch of cool, Dog Alma is a must have addition to Yamato’s TANDEM TWIN ANIMAL GIRLS collection available early next year.


TANDEM TWIN ANIMAL GIRLS: Leopard Girl – Momo PVC Statue

Master sculptor Kouichi Yamazaki (TANDEM TWIN) has gone to the extreme limits to bring us the puuuurrrr-fect queen of the jungle — Momo.  But be warned! Momo is on the hunt, tempting her prey in ever closer before she pounces… and her next victim could be you! Think you can resist? Momo also comes packaged with an interchangeable torso, turning this pretty kitty into a voluptuous vixen. Window boxed with display and standing approximately 10.50", Yamato’s TANDEM TWIN ANIMAL GIRLS: Leopard Girl – Momo will be available early next year for mature collectors only!

Yamato USA and distribution partners AAA Anime <http://aaaanime.com/> , Diamond Comics <http://www.diamondcomics.com/public/> , BBCW <http://www.bbcwdistributors.com/> , Grosnor <http://grosnor.com/> Distribution, and Yes Anime <http://www.yesanime.com/>  are now accepting preorders for these two TANDEM TWIN ANIMAL GIRLS.  For more information, please visit Yamato USA’s website at www.YamatoToysUSA.com <http://www.yamatotoysusa.com/> .

For more information on these and our other fine products, please visit Yamato USA’s website at www.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 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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