New Wave of Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectibles Slated For the 2021 Holiday Season

New Wave of Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectibles Slated For the 2021 Holiday Season

Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. Secures New Licensing Deals Bringing an Array of Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectibles from the Anime Series

In preparation for the upcoming holiday season and beyond, Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. has signed new licensing agreements and renewed a few, bringing a new wave of Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible merchandise to the global retail marketplace.

This Pop! figure is a Target exclusive | Source: Konami Cross Media
This Pop! figure is a Target exclusive. Source: Konami Cross Media

The announcement was made today by Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing and Marketing at Konami Cross Media.

“This will be an optimal time for Yu-Gi-Oh! superfans, and anime collectors in general, to invest in some very cool Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible merchandise, some of which will commemorate the Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga series’ 25th Anniversary,” said Coleman. “There will be new statues of fan favorites including Yugi and Kaiba as well as other popular characters like Mai Valentine and Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon. Thanks to the many new deals with strong companies, there is a Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible for every kind of collector in the market.”

The Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible products began dropping in Fall 2021 and will continue to be released through 2022. The six new deal specifics include:

1. First 4 Figures, the UK and Hong Kong based toy and model company, will offer new high-end Dark Magician statues in multiple variants for pre-order after selling out their Blue-Eyes White Dragon figures earlier in the year.

2. This fall, Funko unveils the third series of Yu-Gi-Oh! Pops with retail exclusives planned for the United States and Europe. Highlights from the main collection include Mai Valentine, Atem and Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon – favorite characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series.

3. Hobby Japan has a pre-order for their Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon collectible figure.

4. Japanese hobby manufacturer Kotobukiya will release the first of 3 Egyptian Gods ARTFX statues, Slifer the Sky Dragon, this fall. The Winged Dragon of Ra and Obelisk the Tormentor will follow this winter. Early 2022 will also bring remastered ARTFX J versions of Yami Yugi and Seto Kaiba.

5. Super Impulse will introduce a line of Yu-Gi-Oh! action micro figures and classic action figures. The figures will feature non-playable mini cards from the anime series. The product will be sold as single figures and also as a blind box collector program.

6. Surreal Entertainment will launch a Duel Disk that will be available at Hot Topic stores as well as the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. Figure hangers and various home goods will also be coming soon.