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Bluefin Expands With the Transformers Star Saber Kuro Kara Kuri die-cast figure and the Bumble Bee Furai model kit

Bluefin expands its catalog of collectibles from Flame Toys as it opens pre-orders for the Transformers Star Saber Kuro Kara Kuri die-cast figure and the Bumble Bee Furai model kit.

The Transformers Star Saber Kuro Kara Kuri is a substantial die-cast accented figure, set for release in May by authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. The MSRP is $400.00.

The Transformers Bumble Bee Furai model kit will hit retailers in March with an MSRP of $50.00. Pre-orders for both items are available now. Bluefin is the official North American master distributor for Flame Toys.

The Flame Toys Star Saber Kuro Kara Kuri figure is officially licensed and depicts the famed Autobot as seen in the beloved IDW Transformers comic book series. Heralded as the greatest swordsman in the universe, Star Saber ascended from humble beginnings to the esteemed position of Supreme Commander of the Autobots and head of the interplanetary Galactic Defense Force. Star Saber is a member of the powerful sub-group known as the Brainmastersand possess incredible courage, strength, skill and intelligence.

The Flame Toys release is a beautiful rendering standing 8 inches tall and accentuated with LED features along with numerous linkage articulation features and die-cast parts for a hefty presentation that is also extremely poseable. Star Saber comes outfitted with accessories that include a detachable face mask, 2 interchangeable heads and weapons including 2 small swords, a large sword and a shield, as well as a pair of small buster cannons that can be combined into a larger weapon unit.

The Flame Toys Bumble Bee Furai model kit is the 4th release in the company’s line of Transformers Furai model kits. The beloved Autobot hero appears as he is depicted in the IDW Transformers comic book series and stands 5 inches tall and offers extreme poseability with over 50 points of articulation. The model kit features high levels of detail and simple assembly, making it ideal for beginners, and also an excellent base design for advanced builders to create a custom rendition. Notable accessories include a detachable helicopter engine and rotors.

Bluefin Opens Pre-Orders For Mike Tyson “Tattoo” 1/12 Scale Figure By Storm Collectibles

Bluefin has announced the latest addition to its line of 1/12 scale action figures from Storm Collectibles with the opening of pre-orders for the Mike Tyson “The Tattoo” figure.

The final release of Storm’s Collectibles line of Mike Tyson collectible action figures. Mike Tyson is considered one of the greatest and most controversial heavyweights of all time, and he has been inducted into the International Boxing and World Boxing Hall of Fame. From the era of “Kid Dynamite,” “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” and “Iron Mike,” to the ultimate culmination of Tyson’s professional boxing career with his signature face tattoo, which became one of the most iconic in sports history. This stunningly lifelike 7-inch tall release is fully poseable and features 3 interchangeable facial sculpts as well as Tyson’s trademark Everlast black boxing trunks and red boxing gloves.

Each Storm Collectibles action figure features a lifelike, extremely accurate facial design, capturing all the nuances and expressions of these legendary pop culture personalities. The 1/12 scale figures are also fully poseable with 30 points of articulation and include additional accessories to create endless posing possibilities.

The Storm Collectibles’ Mike Tyson “The Tattoo” figure will be available for purchase in April, 2019 from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide. Pre-orders are available now. MSRP for the figure will be $60.00.

Studio Ghibli 3D Puzzle Sets are Coming Spring 2019 from Bluefin

Bluefin has announced a collection of innovative 3D puzzles commemorating beloved characters from a variety of Studio Ghibli anime films.

Scheduled for retail release in Spring, 2019, the puzzle kits include:

  • “My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro & Acorn Set
  • “My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro Character Set
  • “Kiki’s Delivery Service” Jiji Cat Set
  • “Spirited Away” No Face Set
  • “Princess Mononoke” Kodama Tree Spirit Set

The kits are manufactured by the Japanese puzzle company, Ensky, and will be available in the Spring of 2019 from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide. Pre-orders are available now. These are the first 3D puzzles for popular licensed anime brands to be offered to domestic customers by Bluefin.

“My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro & Acorn Mini 3D Puzzle
MSRP $12.00each

Create Totoro in his Acorn with this fun and easy to assemble three-dimensional puzzle that combines various shaped puzzle pieces. Completed puzzle is approximately 2½-inches high; 1¾-inches wide. After completion, it can be disassembled and reconstructed again. Makes a unique interior décor item. Puzzle set includes 14 pieces.

“My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro & Acorn Mini 3D Puzzle

“My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro Big 3D Puzzle
MSRP $25.00 each

Fans are invited to build the beloved character from the acclaimed Studio Ghibli movie. 3D puzzle set includes 25 pieces. The completed puzzle stands approximately 4-inches high.

“My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro Big 3D Puzzle

“Kiki’s Delivery Service” Jiji Cat Mini 3D Puzzle
MSRP $12.00 each

Construct a whimsical 3D rendition of Jiji in a sitting pose. The completed puzzle features a moveable head. Puzzle set includes 10 pieces. Figure stands approximately 2½-inches high.

“Kiki’s Delivery Service” Jiji Cat Mini 3D Puzzle

“Spirited Away” No Face Mini 3D Puzzle
MSRP $12.00 each

This memorable character from the iconic Studio Ghibli film is available as a 3D puzzle kit. Puzzle set includes 10 pieces. Completed figure stands approximately 2½-inches high.

“Spirited Away” No Face Mini 3D Puzzle

“Princess Mononoke” Kodama Tree Spirit Mini 3D Puzzle
MSRP $12.00 each

The whimsical Tree Spirit from the memorable Studio Ghibli film is available as a 3D puzzle kit. Puzzle set includes 9 pieces. The completed figure stands approximately 2½-inches high and makes a unique addition to any collector’s Princess Mononoke collection.

“Princess Mononoke” Kodama Tree Spirit Mini 3D Puzzle

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.

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