🎉Figurama Collectors Celebrates 2020: Accomplishments We Achieved Together!
December 24, 20203 min read
2020 has been a year of challenge and change for all of us, but obstacles often lead to a transformation of what we believe to be possible. Today, as we look back over the last 365 days, we want to celebrate our year of success with you, Figuramians, because these achievements would never have happened without your support.
3 Major Industry Awards
At the start of the year, your support led to Figurama Collectors receiving 3 major industry awards from BMUTHA:
Favorite Company 2019 (51% of the vote)
Best Large Anime Statue 2019 – Vash 20th Anniversary Edition (56.2% of the vote)
Best Medium Anime Statue 2019 – Kaneki vs. Yamori (55.5% of the vote)
Fastest Sellout Record – Broken (Less than 55 Minutes!)
This year, we preordered:
Kenshin vs. Shishio 25th Anniversary Edition Elite Exclusive Statue
Riko and Reg Elite Diorama Statue
Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra Elite Fandom Statue
Ban vs. King Elite Fandom Statue
While all of these statues sold out in less than 6 hours, Riko and Reg Elite Diorama Statue broke our previous sellout record of 4hrs and 30mins by selling out in just 55mins!
First Video Game License + 8 New Licenses Announced
After 5 years of focusing on anime stories and characters, we took a giant industry step by announcing our first video game license, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night! Here’s a look back at our other licenses announced during 2020:
Dragon Ball Super
Fist of the North Star
Dai no Daibouken (Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai)
New HQ in Akihabara, Japan
This year, we officially established our headquarters in Akihabara—the heart of Japan’s anime and manga capital! We are a Japanese company and proud of this heritage. This new office will not only enhance our mission but will also put us closer than ever to our Japanese partners, business associates, and legendary artists and creators, who we will be collaborating with to design art for the statue industry.
Over 10 Events, Shows, and Conventions Worldwide
Despite the challenges presented by COVID this year, Figurama Collectors is honored to have participated in many events, panels, shows, and conventions worldwide, including:
Winter Wonder Festival – Tokyo, Japan
Shelf Space, Ep. #29 (most-viewed episode to date)
Cyber Festival De L’Animation (hosted by Anime Digital Network) – France
International Collectibles Showcase Conference (ICSC) – Guangzhou, China
Itakon Collecture LIVE
Gentleman Collection Exhibition – Thailand
Shanghai Wonder Festival – China
Model Show: Reality Fantasy 2020 – Taiwan
Cloud Matsuri (hosted by Anime Limited) – The UK
Anime NYC Virtual Convention – United States
Crossover Universo Nerd – Italy
3 Statues Shipped Out
Even with limited courier options and shipping restrictions this year, we managed to get three pieces into collectors’ hands!
Netero vs. Meruem (read collector reviews here and critic reviews here)
First Annual Photo Contest
We’ve enjoyed your photography of our statues all year round and knew we had to pay it back in Geld! This year we started our annual Photography Contest tradition and were blown away by the sheer number of quality entries. Are you as excited for the 2021 Photography Contest as we are?
First Corporate Video
Ever wondered who’s behind the scenes at Figurama Collectors? Where we work? How we came together as a team? In our first-ever Corporate Video, you can meet the worldwide members and learn about their unique stories, the Figurama Collectors HQ, and what it’s like to create an anime statue. Watch it on YouTube here.
Thank You, Figuramians!
We truly could not have achieved the many successes we experienced throughout our 2020 year without you. No matter where we are in the world, we universally shared many challenges and faced many obstacles, but one thing that brought us together is our passion for Japanese pop culture and collecting. Getting to interact with our Figuramians through our exclusive Figurama Collectors Hub community or in person at select events has been one of the greatest highlights of our year.
On behalf of our worldwide team, we thank each one of you for being a part of what we do. Your support, kindness, and enthusiasm for our art pushes us to achieve greatness each and every day. May the new year bring you good health, happiness, and amazing statues of your favorite anime, manga, and video games.