FUNimation has announced a new team-up with Namco to provide Dragon Ball Z figures in a new crane game available at amusement parks, theaters, etc.
FUNIMATION AND NAMCO CYBERTAINMENT INC. BRING ANIME’S GREATEST HERO TO GAME CENTERS ACROSS THE U.S.
Anime Leader and Major Amusement Game Operator Introduce Game Featuring Dragon Ball Z Figures
Flower Mound, Texas (July 15, 2009) – FUNimation Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, Toei Animation, Ltd., and Namco Cybertainment Inc., one of the largest amusement game operators in the U.S. and Caribbean, are bringing the Z-fighters to more than 780 amusement centers around the country.
Already available, these centers house a new crane game containing figures of Goku, his friends and foes. The Dragon Ball Z figure crane game will offer an entirely new experience for those who are familiar with the old crane concept. Instead of directing a crane claw to a random and, hopefully, substantial grip on a desired prize, crane players are able to utilize their skills to line up the claw fingers with one or more of the eight holes in the custom figure packaging for a precise hook on their favorite Dragon Ball Z figures. These collector edition figure prizes are designed and manufactured by Banpresto Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan and cannot be found in retail stores.