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    8th June 2006, 06:14 PM

    Toy2r Raymond

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    Qee Imprint awarded at the Japanese National American Museum

    Qee Imprint - awarded at the IMPRINT summit on July 26 at the Japanese National American Museum

    Calls for Submission:

    http://www.imprint-life.com/

    Qee figures (pronounced "KEY") from Hong Kong have taken the world by storm since Toy2R (http://www.toy2r.com) introduced them in 2001. These figures' design patterns have been registered and copyrighted and have become a craze that has caught the imagination of art lovers and collectors worldwide.

    IMPRINT, the first urban youth conference featuring Asian pop culture, wants to invite you to participate this DIY (DO-It-Yourself) Qee program and make your own statement. If you consider yourself inspired of influenced by the Asian youth culture, and are a non-professional artist living in California between the ages of 18-25 years old, now is your chance to show your unique creativity.

    KEY DATES:

    To enter the contest, please fill out the entry form (located at: http://www.intertrend.com/imprint/QEEForm.pdf) and send us 1-2 images of your artistic work via e-mail to the contact information below.

    If you pass our initial screening, you can expect to receive an 8" white Qee Bear by June 27. We will be only selecting 60 finalists, so make sure that the samples of the work you send us are something that will definitely catch our eyes.

    Once you receive your Qee figure, it's up to you to do whatever it takes to make your Qee as creative and outstanding as possible. Be sure to send back your designed Qee postmarked by July 11. We will notify you by e-mail and post the number of finalist names on the web by July 20.

    The two winners (the Best in Class and the People's Award) will be awarded at the IMPRINT summit on July 26 at the Japanese National American Museum.

    PRIZES:

    Two winners will receive $500 Scholarship each. The winners will be invited to the Youth Summit "IMPRINT" on July 26, 2006 at the Japanese National American Museum, for a speaking opportunity such as participating on a panel or speaking at the reception. Possible exhibitions for all submissions.

    JUDGES:

    Screeners: Eric Nakamura from Giant Robot The Best in Class Award: Eric Nakamura and Raymond Choy from Toy2R The People's Award: Popular votes from audiences at the IMPRINT event

    CONTACT:

    Bobby Duong interTrend Communications, Inc.

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    562-733-1877 bobby@intertrend.com www.intertrend.com

    8th June 2006, 06:24 PM

    Toy2r Raymond

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    Press Release

    Urban Youth Marketing With An Asian Twist

    Conference To Convene Leading Youth Experts and Marketers in Los Angeles To Present Urban and Asian Youth Trends

    www.imprint-life.com

    Los Angeles, June 8, 2006 - On July 26, 2006, multicultural research firm, New American Dimensions, and interTrend Communications, an Asian American advertising agency, will host IMPRINT, Urban Youth Unabridged --a conference exploring new trends among American urban youth at the Japanese American National Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. Unlike other marketing events focused on deciphering the much touted "urban youth" demographic, this conference will highlight one of the most feverish trends now captivating young American consumers across the nation: the growing mark and influence of Asian Pop Culture.

    Together, Anime and Manga have grown into a burgeoning $4 billion business in the U.S. and counting. Moreover, Hollywood itself is increasingly deriving its ideas and inspiration from the best creative minds and visionaries of East Asia and Bollywood--stirring the unprecedented wave of Asian cinematic remakes, such as Japanese horror classics Ringu and The Grudge. Likewise, Sudoku--the popular puzzle game from Japan--and Machinima--in which video gamers become their own self-stylized movie directors and animators--are spawning thriving cottage industries, while enrapturing young urban consumers across the nation. Whether you are talking about hip hop, import tuner culture, or video gaming, a distinct Asian influence is permeating American popular culture in general.

    Unmistakably, young Asian American denizens--as ambassadors or curators of this movement--are on the leading cusp of these trends. But it's not only Asian American youth. Young American cultural creatives across the color spectrum are inventing the fads and defining the trends for the world around them. Their influence cuts across a global marketplace.

    This conference will focus on the urban youth population but will also focus specifically on the relatively unrecognized role that young Asian Americans are playing in establishing and shaping American youth trends by criss-crossing, intersecting, and fusing culture in new, exciting, and unprecedented ways.

    "IMPRINT" is aimed at marketers, creative entrepreneurs, advertisers, and pop culture professionals whose business depends on knowing these trends. Invited attendees and presenters include: Jim Farley from Toyota Motor Sales, Gregory Rodriguez from LA Times, Eric Nakamura from Giant Robot, Gonzalo Perez from MTV, John Hiler from Xanga, Raymond Choy from Toy2R, and Thuy Dang from Live Sockets. In addition, New American Dimensions and interTrend will be unveiling a new research study entitled Made In America: Asian American Teens and Echo Boomers--the culmination of in-depth qualitative and quantitative research comprised of extensive surveying and video-ethnography in major U.S. cities. The study probes the attitudes, identity issues, media choices, and cultural engagement of young Asian Americans. At the conference, the winners of the Qee IMPRINT art contest will be awarded. Asian Youth were invited to show their creativity in designing popular Qee figures, originating from Hong Kong.

    For more information about the conference, please check http://arc.capturagroup.com/ct/ct.ph...425&m=m&type=1

    www.imprint-life.com

    or contact the individuals below.

    New American Dimensions is an ethnic marketing consulting, research, and trends company based in Los Angeles, California. Our aim is to be nothing less than a rich resource of actionable marketing intelligence for our clients--helping them to shape effective strategies leading to greater success by capturing the rapidly expanding markets of U.S. ethnic consumers and emerging youth markets. We are established on the

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    premise that innovative, pioneering marketing solutions are required for companies to effectively win the hearts and minds of America's burgeoning diverse consumers.

    interTrend Communications Inc. is an award-winning full-service communication agency based in Los Angeles, California, helping corporate America to target the Asian American segments such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Filipinos nationwide. For more than a decade, we have been successfully helping Fortune 1000 clients to nurture and establish brand leadership positions in this emerging market through an integrated mix of advertising, public relations, promotions, events, and interactive strategies via various in-language media outlets.

    Contacts:

    Julia Huang interTrend Communications, Inc. 562.733.1880 jych@intertrend.com

    Thomas Tseng New American Dimensions 310.670.6800 ttseng@ne wamericandimensions.com Last edited by Toy2r Raymond : 8th June 2006 at 06:29 PM.

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    Toy2r Raymond

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    29th July 2006, 08:45 PM

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    Toy2r Raymond

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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM

    Toy2r Raymond

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    Here is the imprint post press release. Also we announce the QEE winners on www.imprint-life.com, please take a look.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: Dorothy Parikh interTrend Communications, Inc. Tel: (562) 733-1780

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    Email: Dorothy@intertrend.com

    ASIAN YOUTH TRENDS INFLUENCE U.S. POP CULTURE

    Conference Explores New Trends and Insights of Asian American Youth that is Shaping and Definin