Kaiju No Mura is back with some really exciting news for us U.S. Kaiju and Vinyl fans!
TOY NEWS FROM GO HERO
GO HERO LLC has acquired MARUSAN USA to exclusively distribute MARUSAN TOYS Inc. in the US and to develop new and classic Japanese character toys for collectors around the world.
We are proud to announce a new endeavor between Marusan Toys Inc. and Go Hero LLC. This opportunity will facilitate the distribution of Marusan products in the US as well as open up licensing possibilities in both the US, Japan and elsewhere. Both companies share affections for classic toys, kaiju (monster), robots and hero characters. This will open up possibilities in vinyl, tin and more. Look for new versions of Marusan classic, new Marusan exclusives, new Go Hero/Marusan collaborations, and new Marusan designs of your favorite characters such as TOHO’s GODZILLA, TSUBURAYA’s ULTRAMAN, TOEI’s KIKAIDA and many more.
“As a collector of Marusan products, I am honored to have this opportunity to collaborate with Marusan. The possibilities of taking some of my American licenses and interpreting them through the lens Marusan is thrilling.” – Steve Forde, owner Go Hero.
– Kaiju No Mura
“Both Steve Forde and Eiji Kaminaga have made amazing toys in their respective companies, I am looking forward to what they create together.” – William Gallagher, previous owner of Marusan USA
“I am excited to combine our talent and skills to create new projects and reach new collectors.”
– Eiji Kaminaga, owner of Marusan Toys Inc.
Go Hero Toys has already done a few exclusive from Marusan in January 2011. Both Anguirus and Gamera are a limited edition of 10 and are hand painted by Matt Walker aka Dead Presidents using his brand of toy vinyl paints Monster Kolors. They are still availabe for sale at the Go Hero Online Shop: http://www.goheroshop.com/home.php
– Kaiju No Mura