Diamond Comic Distributors has finalized their negotiations with Bandai America Inc. that names Diamond as the preferred distributor to select retailers throughout the United States.
“We have a long standing strategic partnership with Diamond,” Michael Ciminera, Bandai America’s Vice President of Sales said. “We fully believe in their ability to distribute and market Bandai Products far and wide into the U.S. Market.”
Diamond will support Bandai through its monthly PREVIEWS catalog, programs to its retailer partners, and other marketing and distribution services.
“We are gratified by the trust Bandai America has placed in us to be their Master Distributor,” said Diamond’s Director of Vendor Development, Eric Burkhardt. “We look forward to partnering with them to grow Bandai America’s diverse and successful product lines to U.S. toy, hobby, and specialty retailers.”
The Bandai brand includes Power Rangers, Big Hero 6, Godzilla and SpruKits, along with some popular Japanese hobby and collectors lines. Diamond Comic Distributors is the world’s largest distributor of English Language comic books, graphic novels and related pop-culture merchandise.