Since 2008, Dark Horse has rewarded San Diego Comic-Con attendees with an exclusive product based on viral sensation Domo. Hailing from Japan and adored all over the world, Domo has captured the hearts of pop-culture fans everywhere!
One of the highlights of this year’s event will be the special appearance of Domo creator Tsuneo Goda, who will be visiting from Japan as a sponsored guest of Dark Horse. Various events are planned, including a spotlight program, autograph sessions, and the release of the new Domo and Friends boxed set of PVC figures. To add to the excitement, Dark Horse has collaborated with Hong Kong toy company Toy2R to create a special exclusive Qee toy version of Domo.
“We have supported Comic-Con for over twenty-five years,” Dark Horse product development head David Scroggy observed, “and it thrills us to be creating a couple of genuinely special releases that contribute to the celebration while adding value for the convention. This is the greatest fan event, and since we are fans ourselves, we have pulled out all the stops!”
The Comic-Con exclusive shows the fuzzy brown cave dweller embracing his inner geek, resulting in a one-of-a-kind Nerd Domo Qee figure. Only 1,200 of this unique Domo piece are being offered, with a limit of four per customer. Sales will be at the Dark Horse booth.
Domo’s unique look and personality as the mascot for Japanese public broadcaster NHK quickly catapulted the character into one of the Internet’s biggest sensations, sparking worldwide recognition. As the reigning poster child for personalized, user-generated content, Domo has found a home within the online viral community with hundreds of thousands of fan-made images, websites, and videos created and posted to websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Flickr, among others.