Earlier this month, I mentioned that Domo is the centerpiece of a chainwide promotion at 7-Eleven, with his own Slurpee flavor in collector cups. In addition to that, there is a group of four custom Domo Qee toys in unique packaging, including a Slurpee cup, and these are sought after by Domo collectors myself and are getting harder and harder to find.
There was a Domo Qee mystery-box series released this past July, and it sold pretty well, so Dark Horse is proud to announce the arrival of the second mystery-box assortment. The first series (see image above), which offered sixteen different Domo designs, each in a small box that concealed the figure from the buyer until after purchase, was a sellout.
“This was Dark Horse’s first attempt at a mystery-box type of release,” product development head David Scroggy remarked, “and we are gratified by the response. We didn’t want to repeat ourselves, so we came up with a whole slate of brand-new designs for series two. It is an extension for those who bought into the first series, and a jumping-on point for newer fans.”
Dark Horse’s association with Domo, who is the mascot of Japanese television network NHK, began with limited-edition flocked vinyl figures. A set of these in 8-inch size was released and eventually sold out. A followup 5.5-inch series did equally as well. Next up is a new release of limited editions in 4-inch size, hitting stores this Fall.
One of the great aspects of Dark Horse’s Domo figures is the introduction of color variants, known collectors as “colorways.” Since the Domo character is brown, the Japanese property owners required some persuasion before they agreed to the changing of his appearance. I’m sure when they saw the sales figures, that definitely helped.
Are any of you readers Qee collectors? I really enjoy the Simpsons Qees as well.