Disguise Announces New Worldwide Rights for Kirby Costumes and Components

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POWAY, Calif.–(Business WIRE)–
Disguise, Inc., the costume division of primary toy and consumer products and solutions producer, JAKKS Pacific, Inc., nowadays introduced a new partnership with Warpstar to design, market, manufacture and distribute costumes and costume add-ons for the Kirby franchise commencing in 2021. Warpstar is an IP management affiliate of Nintendo Co., Ltd. and HAL Laboratory, which was granted the legal rights to license Kirby IP on behalf of Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. Legal rights will consist of throughout the world distribution with the exclusion of Japan.

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Costumes and equipment will be established in the style of the initial Kirby from the online video games and television animated series. The Kirby IP is co-owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory, Inc. with HAL Laboratory, Inc doing the job with Nintendo to create Kirby software. The sport sequence includes 35 online games and has sold close to 74M units throughout the world. Kirby is also 1 of the prime 50 bestselling video match franchises of all time. The critically acclaimed animated series “Kirby: Appropriate Back again at Ya!” included 4 seasons and 100 episodes.

“The need for gaming-themed merchandise has exploded in modern many years, and Disguise is the all over the world leader in licensed video clip activity costumes,” explained Tara Hefter, EVP and GM of Disguise, Inc. “The addition of Kirby is a normal in good shape for our portfolio, as Kirby is aspect of the Nintendo loved ones and Disguise has been the costume spouse of Nintendo considering that 2013. We are enthusiastic to expand our supplying of Super Mario, Zelda and Animal Crossing people with Kirby, and to deliver this lovable pink character to daily life! The reputation and globally recognition of Kirby in pop lifestyle merged with Disguise’s higher-top quality costumes will be confident to be a strike with admirers globally.”

“We get the job done with licensees in a remarkably collaborative ability, not only handling quality but also exchanging suggestions and creative alternatives through the design and style and advancement system. Disguise has shown time and time yet again the modern solutions they convey to the desk and that quality is at the heart of what they do. We are enthusiastic to be doing work with them on these new Halloween styles for Kirby and bringing them to market in 2021.” – Warpstar merchandising team

Owned by JAKKS Pacific, Inc (NASDAQ: JAKK), Disguise is the prime structure and manufacturer of licensed video game costumes in the entire world. Disguise’s new line of Kirby costumes and add-ons will be out there on the internet, at key suppliers and Halloween specialty stores Fall of 2021.

About Disguise, Inc.:

Considering that 1987, Disguise has been a chief in the Halloween sector producing revolutionary and craze environment costumes and components. Based in San Diego, Disguise creates costumes and add-ons underneath numerous of the world’s main certified manufacturers, as very well as its very own proprietary brands for the nation’s premier retailers including specialty, celebration and pop-up suppliers. Disguise types and manufactures tens of millions of costumes for U.S. and other intercontinental markets every year bringing smiles and making recollections for youngsters and grown ups alike. To see Disguise’s comprehensive Halloween selection, remember to go to www.disguise.com and adhere to us on Instagram (@disguise.costumes), Twitter (@DisguiseInc) and Fb (Disguise Costumes).

Disguise is a trademark of Disguise, Inc.

About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.:

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. is a main designer, maker and marketer of toys and shopper items sold all through the entire world, with its headquarters in Santa Monica, California. JAKKS Pacific’s well known proprietary models involve Fly Wheels™, Kitten Catfe™, Correctly Cute™, ReDo™ Skateboard Co, X-Power™, Disguise®, Moose Mountain®, Maui®, Youngsters Only!® a vast selection of amusement-inspired merchandise featuring leading accredited qualities and C’est Moi™, a new generation of clean attractiveness. Through JAKKS Cares, the company’s commitment to philanthropy, JAKKS is serving to to make a optimistic affect on the life of young children. Take a look at us at www.jakks.com and abide by us on Instagram (@jakkstoys), Twitter (@jakkstoys) and Fb (JAKKS Pacific).

©2020 JAKKS Pacific, Inc. All legal rights reserved.

About Kirby:

Kirby is the primary character from the well known online video sport series initial launched in “Kirby’s Aspiration Land” made by HAL Laboratory, Inc., and launched on Nintendo Co., Ltd. Match Boy in 1992. Considering that then, Kirby played an active purpose in the sequence and appeared in various video clip recreation genres. In September 2020, in celebration of the series’ 35th title, “Kirby Fighters 2” launched exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

*Game Boy and Nintendo Swap are logos of Nintendo Co., Ltd.

© Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.

About Warpstar, Inc.:

Warpstar is an IP administration company for a video recreation sequence character, Kirby. Warpstar was jointly proven by Nintendo Co. Ltd. and HAL Laboratory, Inc.


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