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New Items from Appleseed, Berserk, and Noir

Torrance, CA, October 11th, 2004 – Yamato USA, the North American subsidiary of Yamato Co., Ltd. is enormously proud to announce the arrival of new items from the popular manga / anime titles Appleseed, Berserk, and Noir.

Appleseed Action Figures & Miniature Collectible Figures

Welcome to Olympus, a utopia of the future where humans and man-made hybrid machines co-exist for survival. But not all is peaceful, nor as it seems... Now, it is up to one woman to confront her past to save the future of the human race.

From the creative mind of Masamune Shirow, author of Ghost in the Shell, comes the first feature length film adaptation of his manga masterpiece, Appleseed. Yamato USA is extremely proud to commemorate this event with highly detailed, highly articulated action figures and pre-posed miniature collectible figures drawn from the upcoming film.

Action figures include Appleseed's heroine, Deunan, and her companion, Briareos. Standing between 6.25" and 7.75", each figure features 17 points of articulation including double jointed elbows and knees and come packaged in a clamshell with themed accessories. Standing at approximately 4”, the assortment of six miniature figures include the Gugess and Hitomi B, a figure previously released in Japan only with purchase of a movie ticket. Each figure comes blister packed with themed accessories and/or display base.

Berserk Miniature Collectible Figures, PVC Statues and Resin Pendants

Berserk, Kentaro Miura's tale of lost love and violent revenge set against the turmoil of a medieval world, is captivating fans around the world with its visions of fate and terror. For several years now, Yamato USA has been the exclusive supplier of official Berserk collectible figures to fans through out North and South America. Today, Yamato is pleased to announce the arrival of its latest installment of Berserk Miniature Figures, as well as the re-release of two popular fan favorites: the Kuri Puck PVC Statue Assortment and Beherit Pendants.

Standing at approximately 3”, the assortment of six miniature figures include two versions – Birth Feast and Silence - of Guts, the Blackswordsman; Femto; Silat; Boscone and a bust of Zodd. Each comes packaged in a clamshell with themed accessories and / or display stand. The Kuri Puck assortment features both an happy and an angry variant. Each comes with simulated wood base and chestnut bloom in blister packaging. Finally, the Beherit Pendant is a reproduction of the demonic stone from Kentaro's manga epic. At 1.5", the Beherit Pendant fits in the palm of the hand or hung around the neck with the included 12” strap. Comes in both a regular, no face version and tears version, both beautifully hand painted and packaged in a collector's window box.

Noir Resin Statues

Yumura Kirika's past is a mystery to her. All she knows is a feeling of emptiness... and an unbelievable array of killing techniques. Together with Mireille Bouquet, they are two deadly assassins working in an uneasy partnership under the codename Noir. Now these two beautiful, but deadly, ladies can be yours in the form of handpainted resin statues. Standing around 13”, each comes with display base in closed box packaging.

For a listing of retailers carrying these and other fine Yamato products, please visit the Yamato USA 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. Featured properties include Masamune Shirow's Koukaku-Kidoutai (a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell), Appleseed, and Intron Depot; Yasuhiro Nightow's Trigun, Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin (aka Samurai X), Kentaro Miura's Berserk, and Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira.

Contact Yamato USA at: 2771 Plaza Del Amo, Suite 809, Torrance, CA 90503

web site: www.YamatoToysUSA.com

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