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Hot Toys Warms to Gatchaman and AstroBoy

Imagi Animation Studios today announced that it has entered into a licensing relationship with Hot Toys Ltd. for collectors' action figures based on the studio's next two CG-animated feature films, GATCHAMAN and ASTROBOY. Under the agreement, Hot Toys will design, manufacture and globally distribute highly detailed 12-inch models of the principal characters in the two movies.

The GATCHAMAN and ASTROBOY toy lines are expected to include high-end collectible figures and will ship with the release of the two films. GATCHAMAN is slated to release in Spring, 2009 and ASTROBOY in Fall, 2009.

"Hot Toys has demonstrated an ability to craft collectible figures with an extraordinary level of detail and realism," said Felix Ip, Imagi's Creative Director. "Imagi's richly-detailed CGI characters are a perfect fit with Hot Toys' meticulous modeling approach."