Yamato USA Brings Down the Axe: Preorders Now Open for Fantasy Figure Gallery: Monica's Axe, Inspired by the Art of Boris Vallejo

Jun 2nd 2009
TORRANCE, CA, June 2, 2009. "She is legend. A huntress upon the field of battle, no enemy was spared the swift swipe of her blade that sings of her glory through the passages of time."

Yamato USA presents the fourth piece in its awe-inspiring collection of fantasy figures - Fantasy Figure Gallery: Monica's Axe (Boris Vallejo). Yamato USA's Fantasy Figure Gallery is a groundbreaking collection of resin quality PVC statues, bringing together the unrivalled talent of Asia's foremost portrait sculptors with the leading fantasy artists of Europe and the Americas. Featured here, "Monica's Axe" by Boris Vallejo as envisioned by Tobe of HEAVY GAUGE. Brought to three dimensional life, Boris Vallejo's "Monica's Axe" crouches, ready to pounce at nearly 7.85", and comes complete with an elaborate themed display base. Window boxed and ready for display this fall.

Yamato USA and its distribution partners Diamond Comics, AAA Anime, BBCW Distributors, Entertainment Earth, Grosnor Sportscards, and Sideshow Collectibles are now accepting retailer preorders for Fantasy Figure Gallery: Monica's Axe (Boris Vallejo) through August 28. For more information, contact your local comic shop or visit us at www.YamatoToysUSA.com. And stay up to date with Yamato USA with Twitter at http://twitter.com/YamatoUSA.


ABOUT BORIS VALLEJO
Born in Lima, Peru, Boris attended the National School of Fine Arts in his native country before immigrating to the United States in 1964. He has since done a great volume of work for the Fantasy field, having worked for virtually every major publishing house with a science fiction/fantasy line. Boris has also illustrated for album covers, video box art, and motion picture advertising. His mastery of oil painting is immediately and abundantly clear to anyone who looks at his work, and his classic sense is as much as an homage to the old masters as it is to anyone contemporaneously working in the Fantasy genre. For sheer dauntless bravura, few have ever pushed the limits as does Boris with his beautiful maidens and fearsome monsters.

Boris has been married to fantasy artist Julie Bell since 1994 with whom he shares his life and studio in Pennsylvania. To learn more of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, visit their website at http://www.imaginistix.com/.

ABOUT YAMATO USA
Yamato USA is the wholly owned subsidiary of Yamato Co., Ltd with headquarters in the otaku capital of the world, the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Japan. For nearly ten years, Yamato USA has proudly served otaku on this side of the world 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 collections include Story! Image! Figure! collectible miniatures and trading figures and Story! Image! Figure! EX PVC statues, as well as its newest lines, Creators' Labo and Sculptors' Originals, highlighting the talents of the leading artists and sculptors working in Japan; The GN-U, a tribute to transforming super robots; and the explosive Project Dynamite. Nor to be overlooked are Yamato's Scopedog, Garland, and Motoslave engineering marvels from Armored Trooper Votoms, Megazone 23, and Bubblegum Crisis, some of the most impressive collectibles you will ever own! And now Yamato USA adds its own line of collectible figures with its Fantasy Figure Gallery, a groundbreaking union of East and West as the leading sculptors of Asia bring to life the vision of legendary fantasy artists from Europe and the America to create resin quality pieces at PVC prices.

Contact Yamato USA at: 2771 Plaza Del Amo, Suite 809, Torrance, CA 90503
website: www.YamatoToysUSA.com
twitter: http://twitter.com/YamatoUSA

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