Opening for business in Osaka in February of 1982, General Products was the first store in Japan to specialize in Science Fiction related merchandise.

The founders of General Products were all core members of the Daicon 3 convention committee. These same people (among the most famous being Hideaki Anno) would go on to become the basis of Daicon Film as well.

The company became one of the seminal garage kit manufacturers, founding the Wonder Festival, which played a important role in increasing the number of garage kit fans in Japan (and the rest of the world), as well as being among the first to develop resin and soft vinyl garage kits.

General Products was eventually merged with Gainax (in the August of 1990), with whom it had been engaged for quite a while in such enterprises as computer game development and sales.

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