HUGE Irwin news, interesting article

Some interesting news from Kidscreen Magazine. It would seem that Irwin will be spinning off the Dragonball Z line into an independent toy company that will also make figures for Yu-Yu Hakasho and Blue Gender.

Irwin has also entered into a joint-venture with FUNimation to launch a new toyco that will specialize in developing toys based on FUNimation’s properties, which include the Dragon Ball Z movie brand and anime properties Yu-Yu Hakasho and Blue Gender. The as-yet-unnamed toyco, of which Irwin owns 50%, is expected to launch later this year.

The article also serves as an interesting look into Irwin’s history all the way from the beginning. A good read for all who are interested.

It should be interesting to see how Irwin spins off Dragonball Z from their main line into a new line with FUNimation. Thanks to Jeff Cope for the heads up.

Posted by on July 18, 2001 03:48 PM


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