UDON launching new collectibles division, initial products to debut exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con 2016
Toronto, ON 2016 – UDON Entertainment, a celebrated publisher and art collective known for their high-quality art books and manga as well as the gorgeous art they produce for their creative services clients, is thrilled to announce the launch of UDON Collectibles, a brand-new division that will focus on developing limited-edition collectibles to delight and excite fans the world over. With UDON Collectibles, the company is set to break into the world of collectible merchandise with the same unbeatable quality and attention to detail that UDON is already known for in the publishing and creative services spaces.
"We have done some collectible items in the past, like the Street Fighter busts," said Erik Ko, UDON’s chief of operations. "That’s not a coincidence; I was heavily involved in product development before UDON, and I have always been itching to make products again. I think now is the perfect time to pursue this venture and provide fans with some really cool stuff to collect!"
Long Vo, UDON’s senior producer, will be heading UDON Collectibles with Ko. Vo is well known by fans as one of the original members of UDON and has been the lead artist on many Street Fighter projects, including the fan-favorite Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix game.
UDON Collectibles will make its debut later this month at San Diego Comic-Con with a limited edition set of collector’s pins based on UDON’s beloved licensed property, Street Fighter.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Character Select Mystery Pin Collection
Available exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, these limited edition collector’s cloisonné pins are made of high quality hard enamel and are sure to please discerning pin collectors everywhere. The set includes 16 regular pins, limited to 375 each, based on the portraits of everyone’s favorite World Warriors as seen on the character selection screen in the Super Street Fighter II Turbo game. The pins come in blind boxes priced at $20 each, with two random pins per package, and each pin is 1.5x1.5” in size. Make sure to be on the lookout for special alternate color chaser variants of each character (limited to only 150 each; incredibly rare!) as well as the SUPER SPECIAL secret character hidden in the mix (1:17chance)! Collect the whole set and become the ultimate champion!
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Character Select Pin Framed Set
Not to worry, collectors! If carefully sifting through each package isn’t your cup of tea but you still want to own the full 16-character set of the Super Street Fighter II Turbo character select pins, we have another option just for you – but you’ll have to act fast at Comic-Con! Strictly limited to 125 units, this handsome framed set features the complete set of mystery pins mounted on a background resembling the character select screen from Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Even better, this framed set also comes with a 3D sculpted logo pin and an airplane pin – both of which are exclusive to this special set! Each framed set comes with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity signed by both Erik Ko and Long Vo. Finally, this set also comes with a gold Akuma metal card that will not be available anywhere else! One of these elegant framed sets can be yours for $399.99. Don’t miss your chance to be one of the few hardcore collectors who owns this super rare item!
For those attending Comic-Con, UDON Collectibles is now opening up a limited quantity of pre-orders for these products for pickup at the show. Head to www.udonexclusives.com to secure your limited edition collector’s pins and/or framed set now so you don’t have to rush through the massive crowds and long lines at the show! But act fast, because quantities are very limited on these pre-orders.
See you all at Comic-Con!
UDON Collectibles is dedicated to producing high quality collectibles based on popular video game, anime, manga, and comic properties.
ABOUT UDON ENTERTAINMENT
UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original and translated art books, graphic novels, and manga. UDON boasts an incredible lineup of highly sought-after products with production quality and English localization work that is second to none. Our best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises, including Street Fighter, Okami, Mega Man, Dark Souls, Persona, Bayonetta, Valkyria