4Kids and Konami Unveil Winners of Yu-Gi-Oh Design ContestFeb 12th 2007
FROM THOUSANDS OF ENTRIES, THREE WINNING DESIGNS WILL BE MADE INTO AN OFFICIAL YU-GI-OH! TRADING CARD ON SHELVES IN NOVEMBER
New York, N.Y. (February 9, 2007) – This Saturday, February 10th, leading children's entertainment powerhouse 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) and Yu-Gi-Oh! designers Konami, will unveil three brand new Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card designs created by three talented kids on 4Kids TV. The Yu-Gi-Oh! “Design your Destiny Card Contest” which launched in October, gave fans the chance of a lifetime to submit their very own original drawing and name for a new Yu-Gi-Oh! monster in hopes of getting their dream design made into an official trading card. The contest drew an impressive tens of thousands of entries, making it one of the most successful mail-in contests ever for 4Kids TV. The three winning designs and card names chosen will be incorporated into an official Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card to be released in a November 2007 Booster Pack.
Contest winners were selected from three age categories, ranging from ages 3 to 17 by a panel of 4Kids judges. Along with getting their card published in a Yu-Gi-Oh! booster pack, winners will receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force Video Game, by Konami. Additionally, kids can go online to www.4kids.tv to see the winning designs and check out the Yu-Gi-Oh! Design Your Destiny Card Contest On-line Viewers Gallery where fans can rank their favorite card entries. Fans can also enter for a chance to win a Yu-Gi-Oh! Upper Deck prize pack. Visit www.4kids.tv for details.
The magic of Yu-Gi-Oh! has been captivating kids of all ages since the late 1990s when it debuted as a comic strip in Japan. Ten years later, Yu-Gi-Oh! has grown into an international sensation, complete with an anime TV series, the biggest trading card game in the world, video games and an endless line of merchandise.
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2007
Air time: 10-11am ET
Channel: 4Kids TV (4Kids Entertainment's four-hour programming block on Saturday mornings on Fox affiliates nationwide.)
About 4Kids Entertainment
Headquartered in New York City with international offices in London , 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE ) is a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing. 4Kids, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides domestic and international merchandise licensing; television, film, music and home video production and distribution; media planning and buying; product development and Web site development. For further information, please visit the Company's Web sites at www.4KidsEntertainment.com and www.4Kids.TV.
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