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SDCC 2018: Bluefin Announces Exclusives from Bandai Spirits Hobby

Bluefin presents an impressive array of stunningly detailed and easy to assemble kits from Bandai Spirits Hobby that will be available for purchase during San Diego Comic-Con 2018. A pair of Comic-Con exclusive kits also will be available. Bluefin will be located in Booth #401.

Catch the following Comic-Con Exclusive kits from Bluefin during the show:

Bandai Spirits Hobby Figure-Rise Standard Dragon Ball Vegito Model Kit

MSRP $35.00

Comic-Con attendees will be the first to get their hands Standard Vegito for the first time in the world – even earlier than in Japan!  The fusion between Goku and Vegeta to counter Majin Buu using the “Potara,” a sacred artifact of the Supreme Kai, is now available in a Figure-rise Standard edition. Boasting the widest range of any Figure-rise Standard kit, Vegito can achieve a multitude of poses recreating fan favorite scenes from the anime series! A substantial 17.7-inch Vegito sword is also included as well as an impaled Buu (2.5” tall) figure. by using forced perspective, one can arrange this kit to accurately mimic this memorable moment in the heat of battle!

Bandai Spirits Hobby 1/72 Scale Star Wars B-Wing Star Fighter Limited Edition Model Kit

MSRP $58.00

Comic-Con attendees will be the first to get their hands on the Figure-rise Standard Vegetto for the first time anywhere in the world – even earlier than in Japan!  The fusion between Goku and Vegeta to counter Majin Buu using the “Potara,” a sacred artifact of the Supreme Kai, is now available in a Figure-rise Standard edition. Boasting the widest range of any Figure-rise Standard kit, Vegetto can achieve a multitude of poses recreating fan favorite scenes from the anime series! A substantial 17.7-inch Vegetto sword is also included as well as an impaled Buu (2.5” tall) figure. by using forced perspective, one can arrange this kit to accurately mimic this memorable moment in the heat of battle!

Stop by the Bluefin booth to browse an impressive collection of Limited Edition GunPla (Gundam Plastic Model) kits from Bandai Hobby.

1/100 Scale GUNDAM ASTRAY GOLD FRAME (Special Coating) – $80

1/100 Scale HYAKU-SHIKI 2.0 (Clear Version) – $55

1/100 Scale TALLGEESE (Special Coating) – $80

1/144 Scale KAMIKI BURNING GUNDAM PP (Clear Version) – $21

1/100 Scale GUNDAM SEVEN SWORD (Clear Color Version) – $60

1/100 Scale JUSTICE GUNDAM (Clear Version) – $55

1/100 Scale FULL ARMOR GUNDAM (Half-Mechanical Clear Version) – $70

1/144 Scale 00 RAISER (Clear Version) – $35

 

1/144 Scale GUNDAM BARBATOS LUPUS (Clear Version) – $30

1/144 Scale GUNDAM BARBATOS LUPUS REX (Clear Version) – $17

1/144 Scale GUNDAM KIMARIS VIDAR (Clear Color Version) – $17

1/144 Scale SINANJU (Clear Version) – $40

1/144 Scale GUNDAM BAEL (Clear Version) – $17

 

1/144 Scale PETIT’GGUY UNICORN WHITE – $8

1/144 Scale PETIT’GGUY TRANS-AM RED – $8

1/144 Scale Haro Shooting Orange (Clear Version) $10

Mecha Collection Bulma Capsule 09 Motorcycle (Clear Ver.) $10

Bluefin Will Release Bandai Hobby’s Character Line of Star Wars Model Kits

Bluefin brings the force to Star Wars fans and retailers as it announces the Star Wars Character Line of model kits from Bandai Hobby.

The news of these highly anticipated new products follows Bluefin’s previous North American release of the Star Wars Scale Vehicle Model kit line that encompassed notable crafts and space ships from the earlier classic Star Wars films as well as from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Bandai Hobby is renowned for its high-quality model kits that blend complex detail and innovative construction that fans of all skill levels can enjoy. The kits in the Star Wars Character Line require no glue and color injection molding reduces or even eliminates the need for paint.

Some kits, such as the Han Solo and Luke Skywalker releases, feature new technology that allows a digitally printed likeness to be rendered onto the facial components in the kit. Once completed, each Character Line model is fully articulated and capable of replicating numerous iconic poses.

Pre-orders are available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets.

Manufactured in Japan, the Star Wars Plastic Model Character Line includes classic characters such as Darth Vader, the Storm Trooper, C-3PO and R2D2 as well as others like Kylo Ren and BB-8 from the latest Star Wars movies. Originally available only for the Asian market, these official U.S. releases will include English instructions and will also have product support from Bluefin.

The Bandai Hobby Star Wars Character Line features kits in 1/12, 1/6, and 1/2 scales. Initial characters to be released will be in the 1/12 scale and will have an MSRP range of $28.00 – $50.00:

Initial Bandai Hobby Star Wars Plastic Model Character Releases for North America will include:

  • Darth Vader
  • Boba Fett
  • Stormtrooper
  • C-3PO
  • R2-D2 & R4-D5
  • K-2SO
  • Han Solo Stormtrooper
  • Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper
  • Shoretrooper
  • Clone Trooper
  • General Grievous
  • Kylo Ren
  • BB-8
  • First Order Stormtrooper
  • Yoda

Additional character releases will be announced throughout 2018.

New York Comic Con 2017: Bluefin Announces Bandai & Bandai Show Exclusives

Bluefin heads to New York Comic Con with a variety of notable show exclusives from Bandai Hobby and Bandai’s Shokugan line.

New York Comic Con takes place October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the nation’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.

Bluefin’s Bandai brands will be located at Booth #1612.

Bandai Hobby NYCC Exclusive

Bluefin is proud to unveil Bandai Hobby’s Perfect Grade 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon for exclusive purchase at New York Comic Con ahead of its retail release later this year. This stunning release depicts Han Solo’s iconic space ship as it appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope and offers builders the highest quality grade in terms of complexity, features, realism and detail, and includes almost 700 parts. The Bandai Hobby Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon will carry a NYCC MSRP of $400.00.

Manufactured in Japan by Bandai Hobby, the Star Wars Plastic Model line features notable vehicles from the classic Star Wars films as well as those created by Disney. These official U.S. releases include English instructions and have product support provided by Bluefin.

Bandai Hobby is internationally renowned for its high-quality model kits that blend complex detail and innovative construction that builders of all skill levels will enjoy. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the kits do not require glue.

Bandai Hobby GunPla NYCC Exclusives

Bluefin also delights GunPla fans during NYCC with an array of special event only kits. All of the following Gundam exclusives are special color variants that were previously only available at events in Asia:

  • Bandai MG Tallgeese (EW) (Special Coating Ver), “Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz” · $80.00
  • Bandai MG Gundam Fenice Rinascita (Clear Color), “Gundam Build Fighters”· $50.00
  • Bandai HGUC Pale Rider (Ground Heavy Equipment Type) Hades Mode Extra Finish Version ·  1/144 Scale · $30.00
  • Bandai HGUC Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) + Unicorn Head Final Battle Version, “Gundam UC” · 1/144 Scale · $30.00
  • Bandai RG Build Strike Gundam Full Package (RG System Image Color),

“Gundam Build Fighters” ·  1/144 Scale · $30.00

  • Bandai HGBF Super Fumina Axis Angel Ver. (Mk-II Axis Image Color),

“Gundam Build Fighters”·  $22.00

  • Bandai HGPG Petit’gguy Fortune Red, “Gundam Build Fighters” · $12.00
  • Bandai HGPG Petit’gguy Fortune Orange, “Gundam Build Fighters” · $12.00
  • Bandai SD BB Build Strike Gundam Full Package (Metallic Gloss Injection)

“Gundam Build Fighters” · $10.00

 

Bandai Hobby NYCC Early Releases

A small number of the new Hi Resolution Model Wing Gundam Zero (EW), the U.S.’s most popular Gundam character, will be available for purchase just mere days after its debut in Japan.  This special die-cast and plastic model kit hybrid will retail for $130.00

Bandai Shogukan NYC Early Releases

Bluefin also will offer NYCC attendees early-purchase opportunities for new Power Rangers Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits from Bandai’s Shogukan collections. These kits are fully articulated and faithfully recreate the proportions and details from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series. As the Super Mini-Pla name implies, these compact model kits offer simple pre-colored snap-together assembly. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the following kits do not require glue.  By combining all 8 Zords from the Megazord and Drangonzord, fans can create the all-powerful Mega Dragonzord!

  • Bandai Shogukan Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set · $60.00

Set consists of 5 core Zords – Tyrannosurus, Mastodon, Triceratops, Saber-Toothed Tiger and Pterodactyl that can be combined to form the Power Ranger Megazord. The kit also comes with the Power Sword. Enjoy the Dragonzord by itself or combine the components with the Zords from the Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

  • Bandai Shogukan Power Rangers Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kit· $45.00

Catch the debut of the Dragonzord, the Zord of the Green Power Ranger. Go into Dragonzord Battle Mode by combining the Mastodon, Saber-Toothed Tiger, and Triceratops Zords. Enjoy the Dragonzord by itself or combine the components with the Zords from the Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

Bluefin Showcases New Star Wars Models From Bandai Hobby At Toy Fair 2017

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, is bringing an impressive selection of Star Wars Plastic Model kits from Bandai Hobby to New York Toy Fair. Bluefin will be located at Booth #5331.

Bandai’s Star Wars Plastic Model kits feature trademark color injection molding techniques resulting in intricately detailed vehicles consistent to their on-screen counterparts. Select kits include themed display bases that can be combined with display stands from other Bandai Hobby Star Wars vehicles to create expansive battlefield dioramas. Bandai’s new Star Wars model kits debut at retail in North America starting next month.

Manufactured in Japan by Bandai Hobby, the Star Wars Plastic Model line features notable vehicles from the classic Star Wars films as well as from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Originally available only for the Asian market, these official U.S. releases include English instructions and have product support provided by Bluefin.

Toy Fair 2017 takes place Feb. 18-21 at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in Manhattan, NY and is a leading annual industry event produced by the Toy Industry Association™, Inc. (TIA), a non-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in manufacturing and distributing toys and youth entertainment products to consumers. TIA’s more than 900 members account for approximately 90 percent of the annual U.S. domestic toy market of $22 billion.

Bandai Hobby is internationally renowned for its high-quality model kits that blend complex detail and innovative construction that builders of all skill levels will enjoy. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the following kits do not require glue.

Bandai Hobby’s 2017 line of Star Wars kits includes:

Star Wars 1/72 Scale X-Wing

MSRP: $28.00 · Available March 2017

The 1/72 X-Wing features opening and closing S-foils and a cockpit with 2 different canopy options. Death Star panel themed display stand can connect with stands from other vehicles to recreate the iconic Death Star Trench Run.  The exhaust of the trench and 2 proton torpedo effects are also included to recreate the Rebel victory in “Star Wars: A New Hope.” Kit includes seated pilot, part swappable landing gear options, and decals.

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Star Wars 1/72 Scale Tie Fighter Advanced x1 “Darth Vader’s Tie Fighter”

MSRP: $28.00 · Available March 2017

Darth Vader’s special Tie Fighter, known as the x1, features Bandai’s multi=material and color injection technologies.  The different components that make up its wings are molded together, yet remain color separated. Includes 2 different canopy types, a window version made of clear plastic, and also a frame version that can allow the seated Darth Vader to be seen more clearly. Set includes Death Star panel themed display base that can combined with other display stands from other Star Wars vehicles to create impressive battlefields. Set includes laser effects and 1/72 scale seated Darth Vader.

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Star Wars 1/72 Scale Tie Fighter

MSRP: $28.00 · Available March 2017

A highly iconic ship from the Star Wars universe, the TIE Fighter has been faithfully recreated in 1/72 as a plastic model kit utilizing Bandai trade mark color injection process. Set includes a dedicated display base that can connect with other display stands to build out battlefields. Set includes laser effect parts, 1/72 scale Pilot (seated) and decals.

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Star Wars 1/48 Scale Snow Speeder

MSRP: $28.00 · Available March 2017

The Snow Speeder as depicted in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back  is faithfully recreated as a 1/48 scale model kit utilizing Bandai’s patented four color injection process that allows for rendering of highly detailed parts that are color molded and reduce the need for paint.  Snow Speeder includes 2 1/48 scale seated figures, 2 canopy types (clear plastic or frame). Collect multiple fighters to form your own squadrons! Includes snow terrain themed dedicated display base, laser effect parts, power harpoon, air brake open/close parts and decals.

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Star Wars 1/48 Scale AT-ST

MSRP: $28.00 · Available April 2017

The chicken walker known as the AT-ST from the Star Wars universe is faithfully recreated as a 1/48 scale model kit. AT-ST features highly detailed articulated legs, rotating head and weapon systems, two 1/48 seated figures, movable view ports for cockpit, opening top hatch. Set also includes terrain themed dedicated display base, and laser effect parts.

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Star Wars 1/144 Scale AT-AT

MSRP: $48.00 · Available April 2017

From Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, comes the AT-AT in 1/144 scale! The 4-legged mobile transport has stunning details even down to the side paneling. Recreate the memorable attack at the Battle of Hoth scene with multiple kits!  Legs feature individually movable joints that can even bend low enough to recreate the massive behemoth being defeated. Side panels can also be removed. Set includes seated pilot; decals; snow themed dedicated display base; laser effect parts; leg dampers; and articulated head, legs and laser guns.

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Star Wars 1/72 Scale Y-Wing Starfighter

MSRP: $37.00 · Available April 2017

From Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, at the Battle of Yavin the Y-Wing Starfighter makes its debut in 1/72 scale! The detailing for this vehicle has been thoroughly adapted in scale and brings incredible realism. The inner cockpit and ion propulsion engine have been fine-tuned and the added Death Star motif display base increases quality of display. Set includes dedicated display base, laser effect part, 1/72 scale seated pilot, canopy parts (clear part/frame part), landing gear set, and water-transfer decals.

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Star Wars 1/144 Scale Slave I 

MSRP: $38.00 · Available April 2017

In Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, bounty hunter Boba Fett’s vehicle, the Slave I makes its debut as a model kit! The detailing to the included display base mimics the scene of the arrival and departure of Boba Fett in Cloud City. Added wing cylinder parts lets you choose between either parked or flying display for the Slave I! Set includes dedicated display base, select-able path part for display base, 1/144 scale seated Boba Fett, 1/144 scale carbonized Han Solo, laser effect parts, hanger hatch open/close parts, wing cylinder part for parked/flying styles and water-transfer decals.

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Star Wars 1/144 Scale Millennium Falcon “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

MSRP: $50.00 · Available April 2017

The Millennium Falcon as depicted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives as a 1/144 scale model kit! Fine detailing has been applied to every inch of this kit. The display base, characters, and added optional effect parts are done in scale and accuracy. Set includes dedicated display base, rear engine effect part, 1/144 Finn, 1/144 Rey, 1/144 Han Solo, 1/144 Chewbacca, canopy parts (clear and frame), hatch open/close parts, landing gears sets, and Water-transfer decals.

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