Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Taki Corp Goes Bankrupt

Just an FYI, many of you have probably already heard about this, but I didn't want to post anything until we got some word on what was going to happen to their assets.

On August 25th it was reported in Japan that Anime figure maker Taki had gone bankrupt. That is correct. Here in the states YamatoUSA was their import partner and master dealer, and we got the word from them today that they are liquidating their remaining small inventory of Taki products and canceling all pending retailer pre-orders.

Taki had gotten a bit of a reputation in the industry for making some of the ugliest Anime figures ever produced. Some of that reputation was deserved.

There is a rumor in Japan that Taki's figure business may be picked up by another company, but I have not been able to confirm that. Frankly, we really don't need anymore Ikki Tousen figures on the market anyway.

What I do know for sure is that all previously solicited Taki figure pre-orders have been canceled. We're going through the list today but I don't think we had anything of theirs up for pre-order anyway. I'll update this post later today if we do end up having to cancel any pre-orders.

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