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March 19, 2010: Dark Horse Announces C2E2 Exclusive! 03/19/10 (Press Release)

COLLECTORS REJOICE OVER ALL-NEW DOMO QEE! MARCH 4, MILWAUKIE, OR -- Dark Horse Deluxe, the product arm of Dark Horse Comics, has announced a special exclusive variant in their popular line of toys based on fashion and viral superstar Domo. The Domo Qee figure is unique to the Hong Kong–based toy company Toy2R and has been a massive hit since the line was launched in 2009. The debut Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) will be held at McCormick Place, located at 2301 South Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois. Dates are April 16 -- 18, 2010. The convention exclusive features Domo covered with a Hawaiian-style print, setting it apart from previously released figures in the series. Only 1,200 of this special variant have been... [more]

October 26, 2009: DARK HORSE UNVEILS THE NEXT WAVE OF DOMO QEE COLLECTIBLE TOYS 10/26/2009 (Press Release)

DOMO QEES ARRIVE IN A SECOND MYSTERY-BOX ASSORTMENT AND IN ALL-NEW INDIVIDUAL BLISTER PACKS! OCTOBER 26, MILWAUKIE, OR -- Japanese character Domo is taking the United States by storm. First appearing in the U.S. specialty marketplace as an import item, the fuzzy, sharp-toothed cartoon character has become quite visible as the star of a program of merchandise, food tie-ins, animation, apparel, and more. Currently, Domo is the centerpiece of a chainwide promotion at 7-Eleven, with his own Slurpee flavor in collector cups. A component of this rollout is a group of four custom Domo Qee toys in unique packaging, including a Slurpee cup, and this assortment has flown off of shelves all over the country! Hot on the heels of the first Domo Qee... [more]

October 26, 2009: Editor Shawna Gore part of the New Oregon Interview Series 10/26/2009 (Press Release)

Portland, Ore. -- The New Oregon Interview Series brings three prominent Portland art makers together for an evening of intimate conversation. Painter Michael Brophy, Cooley Gallery director Stephanie Snyder and Dark Horse Comics editor Shawna Gore sit down to discuss their work and how our visual art culture is evolving on November 11th at Urban Grind East.  Collected by the Seattle Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum and Microsoft, Brophy’s work was the subject of a Tacoma Art Museum exhibition, “The Romantic Vision of Michael Brophy”, and appeared in their recent 9th Northwest Biennial.  A 2007 Getty Foundation Fellow, Snyder is the director/curator of the Cooley Gallery at Reed and has co-hosted the Back Room discussion series.  An... [more]

October 22, 2009: Domo Creator Makes A Rare American Appearance 10/22/2009 (Press Release)

International sensation Tsuneo Goda, creator of Domo, will be making a rare appearance here in the States on October 29th. Goda will appear at the Northridge, California Borders store in support of the new Domo manga from Tokyopop. Click here to be directed to Border’s event page with more information.... [more]

August 25, 2009: Dark Horse Announces the Next Wave of Domo Collectibles! 8/25/2009 (Press Release)

DOMO QEES ARRIVE IN SELECT TARGET STORES IN ALL-NEW COLORS, AND A NEW COLOR IS ANNOUNCED IN THE DARK HORSE DELUXE EDITION OF 4” FLOCKED VINYLS AUGUST 25, MILWAUKIE, OR -- Dark Horse makes two announcements today in relation to their highly successful Domo program. The first announcement follows on the footsteps of the company’s recently launched blind-box Qee program, created in conjunction with Toy2R and featuring the likeness of Japanese NHK television’s mascot, Domo. As part of a new vinyl toy test initiative by the Target retail chain, new packaging solutions and colorways have been created of this popular character with the mass-market audience in mind. For collectors, these special Qees have been produced in four new, exclusive... [more]

April 20, 2009: Dark Horse Unveils 2009 Comic-Con Exclusive As Part of Domo Blind Box Program 4/20/09 (Press Release)

APRIL 15, MILWAUKIE, OR – Dark Horse will offer attendees of this year’s Comic-Con International the chance to grab a special exclusive variant of their upcoming series of Domo “Qee” toys, a translucent variant produced in conjunction with Hong Kong based Toy2R. This special version will only be available at this year’s event, held in San Diego, from July 23-26, 2009. The special 2” version of the lovable mascot turned iconic viral superstar from Japan’s NHK television network is growing in popularity in the United States. Dark Horse has been an early licensee of Domo, under the auspices of licensing agency Big Tent Entertainment, and has already produced sold-out limited editions of Domo as flocked vinyl figures, stationery, journals... [more]

February 23, 2009: World Domo-Nation! 2/24/09 (Press Release)

Dark Horse, Toy2R, and Big Tent Entertainment Unveil New Line of Blind-Box Figures Featuring Japanese Internet Sensation Domo NEW YORK, NEW YORK (February 20, 2009)--At Toy Fair 2009, Dark Horse unveiled plans to produce a set of blind-box figures scheduled to release this July. The 2.5" figures will be created in conjunction with Toy2R as part of their Qee program, and will feature the likeness of Domo, the iconic viral superstar who was first introduced to the world in 1998 by Japanese Broadcaster, NHK and is represented world-wide (ex- Asia) by Big Tent Entertainment. Packaging is "blind box," in which individual figures are packed in small boxes; the only way to know which particular figure is inside a particular box is to purchase... [more]

April 28, 2008: Domo (Review)

Dark Horse Comics is releasing a new line of Domo products, which they were kind enough to send for review. Domo is the plush brown monster-like creature that serves as the gentle mascot for Japan's NHK television station. Not surprisingly, Domo's favorite pastime is watching TV.Domo lives in a cave and shares adventures with his friends: rabbit Mr. Usaji, bats Patience and Mario, teenage female weasel Tashanna, pixie flower twins Hee and Haw, and A Little Bear. Domo's favorite foods include Japanese style meat and potato stew, and he exhibits an aversion to apples because they are not compatible with his DNA.If your children like the Ugly Dolls, they are sure to be a fan of Domo. There is a rapidly growing following of kids and adults... [more]

February 25, 2005: A Few Words With Raymond Choy by David Scroggy 7/7/09 (Press Release)

One of the most interesting new areas of pop culture is the "art toy" movement. Combining creativity, collectibility, and above all a sense of fun, this galaxy of oddball characters is exploding. This phenomenon was born in the vibrant cultural crossroads known as Hong Kong. One of its earliest practitioners was Raymond Choy, whose company, Toy2R, is best known for the Qee line. I have been fortunate to get to know Raymond over the last several years, and it has been a pleasure. He has been a fine host in Hong Kong on several occasions. If you are lucky enough, as I have been, to visit his offices there, you will discover a wonderland of toys. Besides Raymond's extensive personal collection of toys from others, an example of every Qee... [more]