Exciting news for collectors this morning!
Bandai Namco Holdings has announced the acquisition of a controlling stake (80% of shares) in toy distributor Nippon Imports LLC– best known under their trade name Bluefin. A new subsidiary will be developed as a result- currently titled Bandai Namco Collectibles– and operations are tentatively scheduled to begin in January 2019.
The motive for this purchase is to strengthen Bandai’s merchandise sales in the North American toy market, taking advantage of Bluefins’ extensive experience with USA distribution and collector events.
This is definitely an exciting time for Bandai fans! A new deal could mean greater access to Japanese exclusives for US fans, OR some positive changes to current distribution methods.
Stay tuned to TokuNation as we keep you up to date on this exciting business deal!