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Viz Licenses Naruto Products

posted on 2005-12-08 14:51 EST
Toynami to Create Figurines and Bookends, Boston America to create Food and Novelty Products.

Viz Media has given Toynami a license to create 2" to 12" resin Naruto figurines in the form of bookends and statues. Toynami is working on development of the products now ans should be able to debut the firts ones late December or early January, with retail availability around early April. They will be starting out with limited edition statues, then 2 to 3 different bookedns for manga collections and they will be considering limited edition resin statues. Retail prices will start somewhere above $40.

Viz has also licensed Naruto to Boston America for a few novelty and food products. Boston America will be creating a Naruto air freshner, due out in the middle or end of January and a Naruto chewing gum due out at the end of February. The license also covers tinned mints, energy drinks, and lipbalm and gloss.

Boston America has already created products for Fullmetal Alchemist and Fruits Basket. Their Fullmetal Alchemist Energy drink will be available at Hot Topic at the end of January, along with a Fullmetal Alchemist gum. Their Fruits Basket lip gloss will be available at Hot Topic on February 1.

They're the same company that created the Stuey Mind Elixir (Family Guy)

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