New Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectibles to Hit Retail Worldwide
Konami Digital Entertainment’s 4K Media has inked licensing deals with Funko and GameStop that will see a variety of Yu-Gi-Oh! collectibles launch around the globe, excluding Asia.
Funko is working on a line of stylized vinyl collectible figures and other related products featuring fan-favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! characters and monsters. GameStop is creating 4-inch collectible figurines that will become available for purchase online and in stores, as well as in many of its partners’ retail locations worldwide.
Jennifer Coleman, the VP of licensing and marketing at 4K Media, said: “We are elated to welcome both Funko and GameStop to the Yu-Gi-Oh! family. We are impressed with both companies’ creative designs for new and engaging collectibles encompassing so many of our central characters and monsters. Yu-Gi-Oh! fans around the globe eagerly await each new licensed product introduction, which not only keeps the brand fresh and front of mind, but also serves to invigorate demand for all things Yu-Gi-Oh!”
Funko CEO Brian Mariotti noted: “We’re tremendously excited about Funko’s development of a Yu-Gi-Oh! collectibles line and are honored to be associated with a brand that continues to entertain and engage fans that span such a broad demographic around the world.”
“Yu-Gi-Oh! has had nice success as a trading-card game, which makes the brand an ideal fit with GameStop, as one of the largest suppliers of the cards globally,” added Alex Jones, the senior manager of licensed products for international at GameStop. “Our loyal game-playing customers will be thrilled with this new array of exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible characters we will be introducing to our stores.”