New vintage-inspired toy manufacturer makes Diamond their exclusive worldwide distributor

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with retro-inspired toy company Warpo, making Diamond the exclusive worldwide distributor of Warpo’s merchandise product lines within the comic book specialty market and other select online and specialty retailers.

Warpo’s first line of toys, the Legends of Cthulhu 3.75” action figures, were the result of a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding effort. Warpo’s line of collectibles has expanded with the release of the 12” classic and Glow in the Dark edition Cthulhu figure and is looking to expand its merchandise offerings in the future to include a variety of playsets and plush toys.

“It was only a year and a half ago when Warpo launched our Kickstarter for Legends of Cthulhu, and we’re blown away at the great response we’ve received from the toy community,” says Warpo president Bryan Katzel. “The deal with Diamond is going to make Warpo toys available to a larger global audience, and we’re so thrilled to be aligned with such an incredible partner.”

“Warpo Toys is an amazing find and has proven an incredible success for Diamond Comic Distributors,” said Diamond’s Apparel and Collectibles Brand Manager Erique Watson. “This new partnership is the natural evolution in Warpo’s continued success story, and we’re truly excited to be able to offer more of their unique products to our retailers around the world.”

Diamond will support Warpo launches through its monthly PREVIEWS catalog, innovative programs to its retailer partners, and other unique marketing and distribution services.

New retailers interested in purchasing Warpo merchandise from Diamond are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at newaccounts@diamondcomics.com or via phone at 443-318-8001. To find Warpo toys and collectibles, visit your local comic book shop. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

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ABOUT WARPO– Founded in 2013 by avid collectors and toy industry veterans Bryan Katzel, Eric LeFeber and Tommy Baldwin, Warpo is Making Yesterday’s Toys, high-quality collectible toys with a distinct retro look and feel. Taking an artisanal approach of “method manufacturing”, Warpo’s debut product line, Legends of Cthulhu launched with a Kickstarter in June 2014, and the company’s future releases include action figures, plush, playsets, and more. For more information, visit warpo.com.

 ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com

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