Tokyo Pop (was Re: Another One Bites)


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Wed, 23 Dec 1998 02:47:46 -0800


>Well, it was great while it lasted, but UCI Anime has apparently gone the
>way of other online services and gotten too big for its britches. I don't
>expect it to last much longer the way it's going.

In case you are not keeping up with current events, Mike Kiley, the master-
mind behind UCI's anime operations, is now managing TokyoPop, Mixx (Blue
Destiny manga) Entertainment's new online anime store. The reason UCI's
anime store was sucking before they literally went bellyup was because
Mike was leaving and spent most of his time getting TokyoPop in gear.

UCI will continue to carry domestic releases but will no longer import
stuff from Japan. They just blew out their stock of imported goods at 25%
off, if you were not on their mailing list then you are SOL. TokyoPop will
carry on the torch of anime merchandise and fill the void left by UCI, but
as of now I do not know what their pricing is like.

Eddie

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