Su, Rodrick (rsu@tigana.com)
Sat, 30 Oct 1999 08:49:51 -0700


CYPRESS, Calif. (October 29, 1999) --- Bandai America Incorporated
announces the launch of its new Gundam Wing line of action figure model
kits. Additionally, an animated television series based on the Gundam
property will air nationally on Cartoon Network next spring during its
popular Toonami block of action adventure programming.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Gundam and its first official
presence in the U.S. market. The Gundam Wing collection is based on an
animated science fiction series that has aired on Japanese television for
the past two decades. Gundam Wing, often referred to as the Star Wars of
Japan, is the story of five teenage boys who are selected to pilot Gundam
mobile suits and journey to Earth to save the planet and preserve peace.

Bandai is initially introducing Gundam Wing products exclusively in the Los
Angeles market through Toys "R" Us and will later make them available
nationwide.

"For years, Gundam has been a favorite among kids and adults in Japan and we
are proud to bring this popular phenomenon to the United States," said Brian
Goldner, COO of Bandai America. "We are especially excited that Cartoon
Network will be airing the series next Spring in one of its more highly
rated franchises."

The Gundam Wing line of action figure model kits are easy to build with
"snap-together" technology. The model kits, which are recommended for ages 8
years and up, are unique in that they are highly articulated for incredible
action poses, containing in some cases more than 40 points of articulation.
The heights of the completed models range from 5" to 7.5", with more
sophisticated model kits available for the more advanced model builder.
Gundam Wing model kits are based on Gundam Wing characters such as Shenlong
Gundam, Wing Gundam Zero and Epyon.

Bandai America Incorporated is the world's third-largest manufacturer of
children's toys and the creator of the well-known Power Rangers series, the
decade's best-selling line of action figures in the United States. Known for
such innovative products as Yomega yo-yos and Tamagotchi, Bandai is a
leading manufacturer of trendsetting toys that delight children of all ages.
To learn more about Bandai America, visit www.bandai.com.

Well, I do like the way they phrased the Gundam pilots. It's better than to
say that they were 5 train terrorists send to fight a war against a secret
army

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