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Bandai & Bluefin Present Expansive GUNDAM Booth Display At 2018 Anime Expo

Bluefin celebrates one of the biggest and most popular entertainment properties to ever come out of Japan – Mobile Suit Gundam – in a special expansive booth display presented in partnership with Sunrise, Inc. and Bandai Spirits Hobby at the 2018 Anime Expo.

Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention in North America and will take place July 5th–8th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Gundam Booth will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #3106.

The Gundam Booth will vividly highlight the evolution and various manifestations of the Mobile Suit Gundam universe and anime series as well as GunPla model building fandom. Several interactive stations throughput the booth will showcase Gundam’s venerable Universal Century timeline as well as the Gundam Build Divers and Gundam video games and the popular annual Gundam Builders World Cup (GBWC).

Staff from Bandai Spirits Hobby including Marketing Representative Meijin Kawaguchi and several Staff Producers from Sunrise Inc., the famed studio behind the Gundam anime series will be on-hand to present topics about the world of Gundam.  Multiple opportunities will be available for attendees and fans to win various Gundam model kits and video game prizes and also receive additional tutorials and insights from skilled Bandai Spirits Hobby representatives.

Visitors will be able to demo the latest Gundam video games like New Gundam Breaker and also learn about the innovative and extensive line of GunPla models available from Bandai Hobby through its exclusive U.S. distributor, Bluefin. Anime Expo attendees who have never built GunPla can receive free specially designed beginner kits and receive instruction on how to build them under the guidance of seasoned builders. Longtime fans also can try their hand at a variety of different contests including timed GunPla building trials.

Bluefin will support the display with a variety of brand new GunPla products including the latest Exclusive Event Only model kit releases from Japan, available for purchase at the Bluefin Booth #2406.

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 Details Bandai Spirits Hobby Exclusives For Anime Expo 2018

Bluefin heads to the nation’s largest dedicated anime, manga and Japanese pop culture conventions – Anime Expo 2018 – with a vast array of collectibles and model kits from Bandai Spirit Hobby that will be available for purchase during the event.

Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention in North America and will take place July 5th–8th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Bluefin will be located on the main show floor in Booth #2406.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

1/100 Scale FULL MECHANICS GUNDAM BARBATOS LUPUS (Clear Version) – $30

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

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

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

1/144 Scale HG 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 

1/144 Scale HG UNICORN GUNDAM + UNICORN HEAD FINAL BATTLE VERSION – $30

HG SUPER FUMIA AXIS BATTLE ANGEL VERSION (Mk-II Axis Image Color) – $22

BB BUILD STRIKE GUNDAM FULL PACKAGE (Metallic Gloss Injection) – $18

1/144 Scale HG ZAKU II TYPE C5 (Theatrical Clear Version)

 

*Will be sold beginning on July 6* – $20.00

Bluefin will celebrate one of the biggest and most popular entertainment properties to ever come out of Japan – Mobile Suit Gundam – in a special expansive booth display presented in partnership with Sunrise and Bandai Spirits Hobby at the 2018 Anime Expo. The Gundam Booth will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #3106.

The Gundam Booth will vividly highlight the evolution and various manifestations of the Mobile Suit Gundam universe and anime series as well as GunPla model building fandom. Several interactive stations throughput the booth will showcase Gundam’s venerable Universal Century timeline as well as the Gundam Build Divers and Gundam Breaker video games and the popular annual Gundam Builders World Cup.

Visitors will be able to demo the latest Gundam video games and also learn about the innovative and extensive line of GunPla models available from Bandai Spirits Hobby through its sole U.S. distributor, Bluefin. Anime Expo attendees are also invited to catch a series of insightful GunPla building tutorials given by master builders and to take part in GunPla speed building contests.

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.

Voltron Super Mini-Pla Kit from Bandai Shogukan and Bluefin

Bluefin has announced an exciting new release for pop culture, giant robot and anime fans as it opens pre-orders for the Voltron Super Mini-Pla from Bandai Shokugan brand.

Voltron is the newest addition to the Super Mini-Pla product line from Bandai Shokugan and is set for release in September 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.

The legendary hero from one of the greatest giant robot anime action series of the 1980s returns in collectible form in an impressive new 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 shield 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.

The Transformers Optimus Prime Furai Model Kit from Flame Toys is set for release in October

Bluefin expands its catalog of Transformers products as it opens pre-orders for the Optimus Prime (Attack Mode) Furai Model Kit from Flame Toys.

This unique (non-transforming) rendering of the stoic leader of the heroic Autobots as he is featured in the hit IDW comic series is the first in a series of Transformers model kits forthcoming form Flame Toys and was designed by the famous 3D modelling company, TRGGER. The figure stands 6 inches tall and features more than 40 articulated joints that provide for maximum poseability. Constructed with high quality multi-colored ABS plastic parts, Optimus Prime features an innovative design that allows for simple snap-together assembly by model builders of all skill levels.

The Transformers Optimus Prime Furai Model Kit from Flame Toys is set for release in October by authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now; MSRP is $36.00.

Tarn is Here to Dispense Justice to Transformers

Bluefin has announced an extraordinary new Transformers collectible as it opens pre-orders for a highly detailed action figure for Tarn from Hong Kong-based Flame Toys.

The second release in Flame Toys’ limited-edition Transformers series introduces the eloquent Decepticon from the hit IDW comic series. Tarn is highly articulated and features a detachable face mask. The figure is accessorized with two buster guns that can be combined, as well as 3 LED’s that add light-up accents. The figure (non-transformable) is extremely posable and is constructed of high quality ABS and die-cast metal accents. Tarn stands 8.3 inches tall and represents a pinnacle collector’s piece destined to delight any ardent Transformers fan.

The Tarn Transformers figure from Flame Toys is set for release in October by authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now; MSRP will be $400.00. Bluefin is the official North American master distributor for Flame Toys.

The forthcoming release of Tarn will complement the debut earlier this year of Flame Toys’ Drift Transformers figure.

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.

Mortal Kombat! Bluefin Brings Storm Collectibes Mortal Kombat Figures to C2E2

Bluefin is heading to Chicago’s premier pop culture and comics convention – Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).

C2E2 takes place April 6th to April 8th in the South Building at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Bluefin will be located in Booth #227.

This year, Bluefin’s presence at the convention will be highlighted by a series of special events celebrating the venerable action property – Mortal Kombat.

Fans are invited to visit the Bluefin booth to meet actor and acclaimed martial arts phenom, Daniel Pesina, who played the original sprite characters of Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Smoke, and Noob Saibot in the world’s most popular videogame franchise, Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II.

A variety of Mortal Kombat collectible action figures by Storm Collectibles will also be available for purchase during C2E2 in Bluefin Booth #227. Special in-booth signings are scheduled where fans can get purchased products signed by Mr. Pesina in addition to photographs being offered at the table.

Saturday, April 7th

All Day – Daniel Pesina Signing (Bluefin Booth #227)

Catch Mortal Kombat actor and martial arts extraordinaire Daniel Pesina at the Bluefin booth where he will sign purchased Storm Collectibles product/photographs and take pictures with fans. No other entry fee required.

Sunday, April 8th

11:00am – 12:00pm – Mortal Kombat Official Panel (Room S401)

Join Bluefin and Storm Collectibles as they participate in an official C2E2 panel for all things Mortal Kombat. Learn about the history of the game, the latest new collectibles for the property and also catch commentary from special guest, Daniel Pesina and other original actors from the game including Jax, Kano, Sonya Blade, Shang Tsung, Kitana and more! All actors will be signing items after the panel as well.

Bluefin Opens Up Pre-Order for the 1/6 Scale Ghostbusters Ecto-1

Bluefin is delivering one of the biggest and most exciting Ghostbusters products ever issued as it announces the retail release of the ECTO-1 from Blitzway.

Pre-orders are available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets. MSRP is $1390.00.

Scheduled for retail release in the First Quarter of 2019, the sizeable 1/6 scale ECTO-1 joins the family of unique, officially licensed Ghostbusters products available from Blitzway. The iconic car, a customized 1959 Cadillac ambulance, was featured in the blockbuster Ghostbusters movie. A myriad of precisely and exquisitely designed details on the exterior and interior make this item the pinnacle of any ardent fan’s Ghostbusters collection.

The ECTO-1 can accommodate Blitzway’s 1/6 scale poseable action figures of the Ghostbusters team of Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore. Figures are available individually or all-together in a special combo pack.

BLITZWAY Ghostbusters 1/6 Scale ECTO-1 · MSRP $1390.00

The world’s best automobile recreation of the ECTO-1 measures more than 40 inches in length and sports an unbelievably high level of quality. The car is a likeness of the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance and features a screen-accurate roof rack and exterior structures along with a precisely detailed engine and underside. Realistically designed props include a fully functional lighting system with 45 individual LEDs along with a rotating illuminated light bar and an embedded digital audio player with siren! Custom audio play is enabled with both USB and Micro-SD plug-ins. The car features 5 fully functioning doors and an openable bonnet as well as interlocking, turntable front wheels and a working steering wheel. A removable stretcher is also included that can accommodate up to 4 Proton Packs.

Complement the ECTO-1 with BLITZWAY’s line of officially licensed, 1/6 scale Ghostbusters action figures. Figures are available individually and also as a special combo pack that includes added bonus items.

BLITZWAY Ghostbusters 1/6 Scale Figures · MSRP $225.00 each

“Who ya gonna call?” BLITZWAY is proud to present the legendary original Ghostbusters team in a series officially licensed 1/6 scale figures. Each figure offers a highly detailed head sculpt, screen accurate costumes, a fully articulated body, and various realistic accessories. These figures are the perfect realization of Bill Murray as Peter Venkman, Dan Aykroyd as Raymond Stantz, Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore, and Harold Ramis as Egon Spengler. Don’t miss the opportunity to add these legendary characters to your collection!

BLITZWAY Ghostbusters 1/6 Scale Figures Special Combo Pack · MSRP $896.00

A special Ghostbusters Pack is also available containing all 4 figures – Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore – along with a special 1/6 scale Slimer figure with stand, a police barricade, and a “No Ghost” sign light.

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