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Viz announces new merchandising deals for Naruto Shippuden and One Punch Man

Viz Media has announced a handful of new partners for its properties Naruto Shippuden and One Punch Man.

Viz will partner with McFarlane Toys for a line of Naruto Shippuden action figures, with Zag Toys producing 2.5 inch collectible figurines. Meanwhile, CTC Food International will produce Naruto-branded instant ramen, Ramune soft drinks and do-it-yourself candies. All of these products are scheduled for launch in 2017.

Elsewhere, Funko and ThreeZero have been named as partners for One Punch Man. Funko will add the property to its Pop! Vinyl and Dorbz ranges as well as develop a blind box series and other accessories. 

ThreeZero will create a 1/6-scale action figure of Saitama, the series’ titular character, with rival Genos currently in development. 

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