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Bluefin and Bandai Announce Pokémon Model Kits

Bluefin adds the vivid world of Pokémon to its product catalog with the Spring 2020 launch of a series of character model kits from Bandai Spirits Hobby.

PokePla” (Pokémon Plastic Models) kits blend iconic characters from of one of the world’s most popular entertainment and video gaming brands with the renowned, model kit design and production expertise of Bandai Spirits Hobby. The line launches with kits for Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Evee. Additional kits will be added in 2020.

Each Pokémon Model Kit offers simple, pre-colored, snap-together assembly. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the kits do not require glue. Completed figures stand between 3-inches and 5-inches tall. Pricing as follows

Pikachu $8.00

Mewtwo $10.00

Evee $10.00

The Bandai Hobby Pokémon Model Kits will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now.

NYCC 2019: Bluefin and Bandai Present the Dragon Ball World Adventure Tour

Bluefin brings the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure to this year’s New York Comic Con.

The 2019 New York Comic Con takes place October 3rd – 6th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual gathering plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.

The 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure opens on Thursday October 3rd inside an expansive installation located at the Javitz Convention Center at booth 1612. It will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dive into the world of Dragon Ball at New York Comic Con with an expansive collection of multi-faceted interactive installations that will delight fans and attendees. Catch interactive kiosks featuring the latest Dragon Ball video game titles from Bandai Namco Entertainment, including Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, Dragon Ball Z Fighter, Dragon Ball Legends, and Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle. Also browse a variety of Dragon Ball exclusive action figures and premiums that will be available for purchase.

Dragon Ball World Adventure Attractions & Retail Exclusives

Dragon Ball Collectibles & Exclusives

On display will be a wide array of Dragon Ball S.H.Figuarts exclusives and other special products from leading Bandai brands including Tamashii Nations, Shokugan, and Banpresto.

Event exclusives will be available to purchase in the retail area and also at the Tamashii Nations Booth #1520 directly across from the Dragon Ball World Adventure booth.

Tickets will be handed out at the beginning of every day on a first come, first serve basis. The ticket will include a return time, and grant access to purchase all of the Dragon Ball Adventure exclusives (while supplies last).

  • S.H.Figuarts GOKU BLACK SUPER SAIYAN ROSE Event Exclusive Color Edition · MSRP: $75
  • S.H.Figuarts GOLDEN FRIEZA Event Exclusive Color Edition · MSRP: $65
  • S.H.Figuarts ULTIMATE SON GOHAN Event Exclusive Color Edition · MSRP: $55
  • S.H.Figuarts SON GOKU KID Event Exclusive Color Edition · MSRP: $55
  • S.H.Figuarts ZERO SUPER SAIYAN GOD SUPER SAIYAN GOGETA Event Exclusive Color Edition · MSRP: $65

Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth

Capture a visit to 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure with a unique and shareable complimentary memento.  Head to the Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth, select your favorite background and pose for a series of photos that will be stitched together and delivered to you as a looping animated gif that can be shared directly with friends and family and/or posted to a variety of social media channels.

Dragon Ball Sticker Rally

Join the Dragon Ball Sticker Rally and collect stickers at each attraction inside the Dragon Ball World Adventure. Stickers may be redeemed for free premiums including Dragon Ball wristbands, posters, lanyards, stickers, fans and Saiyan Hair Set headbands. In addition, all tour guests will receive an exclusive 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure oversized swag bag to use to carry all of their Comic-Con purchases.

NYCC 2019: Bluefin & Bandai Announce Activities & Exclusives

Bluefin brings a comprehensive array of products from its arsenal of leading collectibles brands to the 2019 New York Comic Con.

The 2019 New York Comic Con takes place October 3rd – 6th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual gathering plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.

For this year’s convention, Bluefin announces exclusives and first-to-market products from popular brands such as Storm Collectibles, Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations. Bluefin also proudly announces a special Tamashii Nations installation to be located in the Javits Center’s Crystal Palace and the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure attraction.

Attendees are invited to visit Bluefin brands at the following booths:

  • Crystal Palace Tamashii Nations Installation
  • Tamashii Nations / Bandai Hobby – #1903
  • Tamashii Nations / Storm Collectibles – #1520
  • Dragon Ball World Adventure – #1612

Crystal Palace

Bluefin and Bandai will erect a Japanese-inspired village display that will showcase a wide array of collectibles and other exhibits from the renowned brands. Catch a special life-size Darth Vader Meisho Movie Realization display depicting the Dark Lord in traditional Samurai armor.

A comprehensive collection of Star Wars Meisho Movie Realization figures also will be for sale. Take advantage of a number of special gift-with purchase promotions.

Tamashii Nations (Booth #1903 & #1520)

Booth #1520 will be where a variety of exclusives from the Dragon Ball World Adventure will be available for purchase. Booth #1903 will showcase and offer for purchase a wide variety of other Tamashii Nations’ items from Gundam, Star WarsMarvel and more.

Metal Build – Strike Freedom Gundam Soul Blue Version · MSRP: $270

Tickets for the Dragon Ball Exclusives will be handed out at the beginning of each day at Booth #1520. The tickets will include a return time, and grant fans access to purchase all of the exclusives.

Special Tamashii Nations NYCC promotions at the booth include:

  • Buy-One, Get One Half-Off on all Star Wars Meisho Movie Realization Samurai Figures and Marvel Manga Realization figures
  • Buy-One Get-One-Free on S.H.Figuarts Street Fighter figures
  • Purchase any 2 S.H.Figurarts Joker figures for $55.00 (4 version to choose from)
  • Purchase any 2 Star Wars Meisho figures and receive one of the following – a free Star Wars Meisho Movie Realization enamel pin, a FREE Star Wars Meisho Movie Realization t-shirt or a FREE Star Wars Meisho Movie Realization fan
  • Purchase any Marvel S.H.Figurarts figure and receive a FREE Wolverine Marvel Meisho Manga shirt and poster.
  • Numerous other figure and effects parts bundles for Dragon Ball and Cowboy Bebop

Bandai Spirits Hobby (Booth #1903)

Model builders are invited to catch a wide variety of Gundam (GunPla) and Star Wars model kits.

  • Gundam HG Destiny [Clear Color] · MSRP: $25
  • Gundam HG Freedom vs. Force Impulse · MSRP: $48
  • Gundam HG Narrative C-Packs · MSRP: $26
  • Gundam MG Zaku High Version Ka · MSRP: $100
  • Gundam RG Sazaki [Clear Color] · MSRP: $50
  • Gundam SDCS Zeta Gundam [Clear Color] · MSRP: $13
  • Gundam HG 00 Sky [Clear Color] · MSRP: $18
  • Gundam MG Tallgeeze II (Special Color Coating) · MSRP: $80
  • Star Wars 0-0-0 Character Model Kit · MSRP: $28

Specially designed 40th anniversary Gundam apparel will be available to purchase at the booth. Also select from an array of Gundam 40th Anniversary enamel pins as a special gift-with-purchase.

Storm Collectibles (Booth #1520)

Street Fighter fans and collectors are invited to catch 3 unique NYCC Exclusive releases:

  • Mortal Kombat Scorpion “Bloody” Version · MSRP: $70
  • Mortal Kombat Cyber Smoke · MSRP: $70
  • Mortal Kombat Kazuya “Final Battle” Version · MSRP: $70

Also catch a pair of exclusive Storm Collectibles NYCC First-to-Market Products:

  • Mortal Kombat Cyrax · MSRP: $75
  • Mortal Kombat Cammy · MSRP: $85

Take advantage of a special Buy One, Get One Half-Off on all Storm Collectibles products (excluding NYCC Exclusives, Gears of War products and First-to-Market products).

Dragon Ball World Adventure (#1612)

Dive into the world of Dragon Ball at New York Comic Con with an expansive collection of multi-faceted interactive installations that will delight fans and attendees. Catch interactive kiosks featuring the latest Dragon Ball video game titles from Bandai Namco Entertainment, including Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, Dragon Ball Z Fighter, Dragon Ball Legends, and Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle. Also browse a variety of Dragon Ball exclusive action figures and premiums that will be available for purchase.

  • S.H.Figuarts Son Goku Kid · MSRP: $55
  • S.H.Figuarts Ultimate Son Gohan · MSRP: $55
  • S.H.Figuarts Golden Frieza · MSRP: $65
  • S.H.Figuarts Goku Black-Super Saiyan Rose · MSRP: $75
  • S.H.Figuarts Zero Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Gogeta · MSRP:  $65
  • Figure-Rise Standard Super Saiyan Gogeta · MSRP: $35

Tickets for the Dragon Ball World Adventure Exclusives will be handed out at the beginning of each day. The tickets will include a return time, and grant fans access to purchase all of the exclusives.

Dragon Ball exclusive items also available for purchase at Tamashii Nations Booth #1520.

Gundam Builder’s Workshop (Booth #1612)

Dive into the creative world of GunPla model building in a special workshop area. Bluefin/Bandai Hobby representatives will be present to help attendees build their very own FREE Gundam Kit Collection Item (while supplies last).

SDCC 2019: Come Set the World’s Largest Kamehameha!

Guinness World Records attempt on Opening Day of the tour.

Toei Animation Inc. Funimation and Bluefin have revealed their complete details for the launch of the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con including a history-making Guinness World Records attempt on Opening Day of the tour.

Co-sponsored and presented jointly by Bandai and Toei Animation, the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure opens on Wednesday, July 17 at an expansive installation on the Marriott Marina Terrace at the Marriot Marquis San Diego. The tour will continue throughout San Diego Comic-Con 2019 from July 18 – July 21 and will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Following San Diego Comic-Con, the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure will travel to seven additional locations around the world including stops in New York City, Mexico City Mexico, Cologne Germany, Barcelona Spain, Shanghai China, Hong Kong China, and Tokyo Japan.


Dragon Ball Guinness World Records Attempt

Come be a part of Dragon Ball and Guinness World Records history! The 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure will open with a special Guinness World Records attempt to become the largest gathering of people simultaneously performing the iconic Kamehameha super energy attack move.

Fans will gather on Wednesday, July 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure on the Marriott Marina Terrace at the Marriot Marquis San Diego. The first 1,000 participants to arrive will receive a free Dragon Ball Scouter accessory to wear during the Guinness World Records attempt. The Kamehameha super energy attack move will be led by actor Sean Schemmel, the English voice of Dragon Ball character Goku. Guinness World Records will be onsite to supervise and validate the record attempt.


Dragon Ball World Adventure Displays

Dive into the world of Dragon Ball with an expansive collection of multi-faceted interactive installations will delight fans and attendees. Catch interactive kiosks featuring the latest Dragon Ball video game titles from Bandai Namco Entertainment, including Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, Dragon Ball Z Fighter, Dragon Ball Legends, and Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle.


Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth

Capture your visit to 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure with a unique and shareable complimentary memento.  Head to the Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth, select your favorite background and pose for a series of photos that will be stitched together and delivered to you as a looping animated gif that can be shared directly with friends and family and/or posted to a variety of social media channels.


Dragon Ball Collectibles & Exclusives

On display will be a wide array of S.H.Figuarts event exclusives and special Dragon Ball products from leading Bandai brands including Tamashii Nations, Shokugan, and Banpresto. Event exclusives will be available to purchase at the Tamashii Nations Booth #3545 inside the Comic-Con Main Hall and require an exclusive merchandise time slot issued by San Diego Comic-Con to purchase.


Dragon Ball Sticker Rally

Join the Dragon Ball Sticker Rally and collect stickers at each attraction inside the Dragon Ball World Adventure. Stickers may be redeemed for free premiums including Dragon Ball wristbands, posters, lanyards, stickers, fans and Saiyan Hair Set headbands. In addition, all tour guests will receive an exclusive 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure oversized swag bag to use to carry all of their Comic-Con purchases.

Preview: The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History HC

The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History HC

writer: Nick Hurwitch
artist: Various
cover: Bandai
FC | 250 pages | $39.99 | Teen+

Twenty-five years ago, Namco released Tekken and redefined the fighting game genre in three dimensions. Known for its deep gameplay, cutting edge graphics, and operatic lore, Tekken has become synonymous with the PlayStation brand while remaining one of the last vestiges of the arcade.

The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History follows the series history through a visual feast of iconic games and characters, as well as in-depth interviews with the Bandai Namco developers who made it a reality and the players who made it a phenomenon on its way to becoming one of the best-selling fighting game series in history. It’s a complete visual retrospective of one of the most indispensable parts of gaming history, over a quarter century in the making, including art from all seven games of the franchise and more.


The Art of Tekken HC: A Complete Visual History Deluxe Edition HC

FC | 250 pages | $99.99 | Teen+

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Its own unique matte cover art.
  • A Ribbon bookmark.
  • Your book will fit effortlessly into a glossy, die-cut slipcase designed to resemble your favorite arcade game.
  • A high quality folded sleeve will contain: 4 Tekken Art Prints – featuring exclusive art created just for this book!
The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History HC

SDCC 2019: Exclusive 65th Anniversary 1954 Godzilla Deluxe Vinyl Figure

65th Anniversary 1954 Godzilla Deluxe Vinyl Figure (2019 Convention Exclusive)

From Bandai the 65th Anniversary 1954 Godzilla Deluxe Vinyl Figure (2019 Convention Exclusive) is an authentic recreation of the iconic kaiju that introduced Godzilla to the world in the 1954 Toho film Godzilla.  This highly detailed 2019 Convention Exclusive Godzilla features accurate sculpting in a limited edition translucent flake vinyl with added paint treatments for enhanced realism.  The exclusive package is a displayable window box with premium sleeve.

  • 1954 Godzilla commemorating Godzilla’s 65th anniversary
  • 6.5” tall translucent flake vinyl Godzilla with exclusive enhanced deco
  • Displayable window box with premium sleeve
  • Officially licensed by Toho Co., Ltd.

Available at the Godzilla (Toho Co., Ltd./ Bandai America Inc.) booth!

Price: $30

SDCC 2018: Bluefin Offers a Bandai Shogukan Voltron Exclusive

Bluefin has announced a special version of the Super Voltron Super Mini-Pla from Bandai’s Shokugan brand that will be offered as a convention exclusive at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.

This special Voltron variant includes exclusive box-art and an additional effect part to recreate the “Form Blazing Sword” sequence and is not found in the standard version of the model kit. It will be offered to Comic-Con attendees at the Bluefin Booth with an MSRP of $70.00. During the convention Bluefin will offer a wide array of products for sale from popular Bandai brands including Bandai Hobby and Bandai Shogukan.

Comic-Con is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction, and pop culture events, and will take place July 18th–22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. Bluefin will be located in Booth #401.

Voltron is the newest addition to the Super Mini-Pla product line from Bandai Shokugan and is set for general wide release in August by authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now; MSRP will be $62.00. Bluefin is the official North American master distributor for Bandai Shokugan.

Voltron is the legendary hero from one of the greatest giant robot anime action series of the 1980s and returns in collectible form in an impressive new Super Mini-Pla model kit that stands more than 7 inches tall when completed. The Black Lion, Red Lion, Green Lion, Blue Lion, and Yellow Lion are each fully articulated and poseable and combine together to form the iconic Voltron robot. Accessories include a Spinning Laser Blade and Blazing Sword. Parts from each of the lions also may be combined to form a Shokugan original mega-blaster weapon.

As the Super Mini-Pla name implies, this compact model kits offer simple pre-colored snap-together assembly. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the kits do not require glue.

Bluefin Releases Power Rangers Megazord & Dragonzord Mini-Pla Kits

Bluefin has announced the release of new Power Rangers Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits from Bandai’s Shokugan collections.

Units are now available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets in time for the start of this year’s Holiday Season. Please check your favorite online and/or brick-and-mortar outlet for immediate availability. They are also available from Bluefin’s own on-line store.

The Power Rangers Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits from Bandai’s Shokugan collections are fully articulated and faithfully recreate the proportions and details from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series. By combining all 5 Zords from the Megazord kits with the Drangonzord kit, fans can create the all-powerful Mega Dragonzord!

Bluefin will release the Titanus Super Mini-Pla Kit in Spring 2018 as the latest addition to the Bandai Shokugan Power Rangers line.

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.

Bandai Shokugan 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 a Power Sword accessory. Enjoy the Megazord by itself or with the Dragonzord to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

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

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

Bandai Shokugan Power Rangers Titanus Super Mini Pla Kit · $150.00

The 3rd release to be added to the Power Rangers Super Mini Pla series. The transformable unit may be posed in “Carrier Mode” and “Attack Mode” and is battery powered and can be combined with the Megazord and Dragonzord kits to create the imposing Ultrazord. Set for release in Spring 2018.  Additional details on the Titanus Super Mini-Pla Kit will be released early next year.

Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary World Tour Stops In NYC In April

world-tour-ny-poster-visualBANDAI Co., Ltd. is in the middle of a worldwide tour of figure display events being held in 10 cities over the course of the year in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of its Tamashii Nations brand of collectible figures.

The twofold aim is to thank all of the Tamashii Nations fans who have supported the brand, and to spread the word about Tamashii Nations to even more potential fans across the globe.

Tamashii Nations has announced the third event in the annual series. Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary WORLD TOUR: New York City will be held at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall in Manhattan on April 29th-30th.

The event will center around new products from the Dragon Ball series (the latest incarnation of which, Dragon Ball Super, is now airing in the US), and the Meisho Movie/Manga Realization action figure series of popular Star Wars and Marvel Universe characters re-envisioned in Japanese samurai style. In addition, popular anime characters from Naruto and Sailor Moon, plus characters already well known to fans from the WWE franchise and Godzilla series, will also be on display. Other interactive opportunities are planned as well, such as a “touch and try” corner allowing fans to interact with the actual products and a photo spot for taking fun pictures. A total of 9 commemorative products will make their world debut for sale on-site as well.

The World Tour kicked off in December, 2016 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. It was followed by Hong Kong in February, and coming up in April, New York City, which will follow up with June, in Mexico. The worldwide celebration will continue with exciting new events and product unveilings in other cities leading up to October of 2017, with the final stop, Tamashii Nation 2017, being held in November in Tokyo — a spectacular event commemorating the 10 year history of the beloved brand.

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