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PR: Toy Vault Inks Deal with FUNimation Entertainment for "Shin Chan"

LONDON , Ky. ,- Toy Vault, Inc. announced today that it signed a licensing agreement with FUNimation Entertainment to create high quality plush, and plush accessories based on “Shin chan,” a Japanese anime series based on the manga written by Yoshito Usui.

Toy Vault plans to launch products that showcase the intriguing personalities of the unique characters encompassed by the property. In addition to standard plush, talking variations, and plush accessories such as slippers, pillows, and puppets will also be made available. The line will ship to retail for summer 2008.

“Shin chan” follows the antics of five-year-old Shin chan and his family, friends, dog and many others. A good deal of the hilarity in the series stems from Shin chan’s sporadically weird and inappropriate behavior. The show is currently appearing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block.

About Toy Vault, Inc.
Toy Vault, Inc, founded in 1998, designs and manufactures high quality products for the toy, game, and novelty market. Toy Vault has an aggressive design and product-research department that consistently provides the newest and hottest-selling products within the industry. The company utilizes a highly skilled sales force to penetrate all levels of retail.

Toy Vault’s key strengths include the ability to deliver a competitive product while maintaining high quality, flexibility and expertise in tailoring product to individual retailers large and small, and the ability to create unique and compelling designs.

Toy Vault is a quick and agile company able to move fast with the trends. Our creative designers, combined with an experienced team of artists, are able to develop a large variety of new, innovative, products. We seek out the most talented and creative artists, working with them to develop cutting edge, interesting products that capture and keep the attention of the end customer.

Current strategic plans call for expansion into additional licensed properties to increase market share and penetrate new product categories with a retail and consumer friendly point of difference.

About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and the market share leader for the home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States . FUNimation is known for acquiring top-rated anime series from Japan and for developing some of North America ‘s most popular anime series. The company has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.

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