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Diamond Appointed Master Distributor for Bandai America Products

Official press release from Diamond: 

Diamond Comic Distributors has finalized negotiations with Bandai America Incorporated to become a Master Distributor for the leading toy manufacturer. The deal makes Diamond the preferred distributor on behalf of Bandai America to select retailers throughout the United States.

Bandai America is home to some of the most powerful entertainment toy brands, including Power Rangers, Big Hero 6™, GODZILLA™, and SprüKits®, as well as extremely successful Japanese hobby and collector lines.

“We have a long standing strategic partnership with Diamond,” said Michael Ciminera, Bandai America’s Vice President of Sales. “We fully believe in their ability to distribute and market Bandai products far and wide into the U.S. market.” “We’re gratified by the trust Bandai America has placed in us to be their Master Distributor,” said Diamond’s Director of Vendor Development, Eric Burkhardt. “We look forward to partnering with them to grow Bandai America’s diverse and successful product lines to U.S. toy , hobby and specialty retailers."

Diamond will support Bandai America launches through its monthly PREVIEWS catalog, innovative programs to its retailer partners, and other unique marketing and distribution services.

To find Bandai America toys and collectibles, visit your local comic book shop. To find a comic shop near you, visit


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Posted 11 August, 2015 - 10:28 by VF5SS


2 comments posted
Still no Gunpla?

I know this is for Bandai America brand products, but I guess this means still no Gunpla outside of BluFin's distribution to select outlets?

...all I want is the same instant gratification as everybody else who walks into Toys R Us. Leaving there with a bag full of Sprukits is nice, but it's not the same feeling as walking out with a Master Grade.

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Posted by Rob on 12 August, 2015 - 09:23
Those days are gone Rob. I

Those days are gone Rob. I too wish we could relive those early-mid 2000's years of when kits where everywhere, durable Gundam figures lined the pegs at $10 or less, and the shows could be watched on Toonami. Even though I do dabble in Robot Spirits/Damashii (whatever it's called) Gundams and new HGBF kits, I still buy the old MSIA figures today as well as older kits, gashapons, trading figures, and Banpresto prize toys.

At least we still have old Toonami...

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Posted by netkid on 12 August, 2015 - 09:57
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