New figures, Duel Disk and Funko Pops
Konami Cross Media NY has secured new licensing agreements and renewed deals to bring a fresh wave of Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible merchandise to the global retail market.
“This will be an optimal time for Yu-Gi-Oh! superfans, and anime collectors in general, to invest in some very cool Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible merchandise, some of which will commemorate the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga series’ 25th anniversary,” said Jennifer Coleman, VP of licensing and marketing at Konami Cross Media.
“There will be new statues of fan favorites, including Yugi and Kaiba, as well as other popular characters like Mai Valentine and Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon,” added Coleman. “Thanks to the many new deals with strong companies, there is a Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible for every kind of collector in the market.”
The Yu-Gi-Oh! products began dropping this fall and will continue to be released through 2022. The six new deals include one with First 4 Figures, which will offer new Dark Magician statues in multiple variants for pre-order.
This fall, Funko unveils the third series of Yu-Gi-Oh! Pops, with retail exclusives planned for the U.S. and Europe. Highlights from the main collection include Mai Valentine, Atem and Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon. Hobby Japan has a pre-order for their Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon collectible figure.
The Japanese hobby manufacturer Kotobukiya will release the first of three Egyptian Gods ARTFX statues, Slifer the Sky Dragon, this fall. The Winged Dragon of Ra and Obelisk the Tormentor will follow this winter. Early 2022 will bring remastered ARTFX J versions of Yami Yugi and Seto Kaiba.
Super Impulse will introduce a line of Yu-Gi-Oh! action micro figures and classic action figures. The figures will feature non-playable mini cards from the anime series. The product will be sold as single figures and also as a blind box collector program.
Lastly, Surreal Entertainment will launch a Duel Disk that will be available at Hot Topic stores, as well as the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. Figure hangers and various home goods will also be coming soon.