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Bluefin Launches New Ecommerce Web Site For Special Pop Culture Collectibles

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, announces a new website offering a collection of select products, the majority of which were previously only available to consumers as trade show exclusives.

The news comes ahead of Bluefin’s appearance at the 2017 New York Comic Con.

The new ecommerce site is located at shop.bluefinbrands.com.

Currently available are direct purchase opportunities for a specially selected array of products from major Bluefin brands such as Bandai, Storm Collectibles and X-Plus that were originally offered as limited edition items at major national pop culture events such as Anime Expo, San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic Con.

The site is now offering North American collectors and customers fast, accurate and secure direct access service for ordering as well as easy follow-up on shipping status. Added incentives currently include 10% off and FREE domestic shipping (contiguous U.S.) on all orders using the promo code – “10PR0.”

Current notable products available for purchase include:

  • Bandai Metal Build “Mobile Suit Gundam” Gundam F91  · $225.00
  • Bandai “Saint Seiya” Saint Cloth Myth EX Gemini Saga Revival Version · $110.00
  • Bandai Tamashii Nations “Dragon Ball Z” Super Saiyan Goku with Energy Aura (Blue Version), · $70.00
  • Bandai Hobby HG 1/144 Scale “Build Fighters” Super Fumina A.E.U.G. Maid Version  ·$22.00
  • Bandai Hobby RG 1/144 Scale Gundam Exia Trans-Am Clear Version · $30.00
  • Bandai Hobby MG 1/100 Scale “Char’s Counterattack” Sazabi Ver.Ka Mechanical Clear Version · $120.00
  • Storm Collectibles Hot Ryu “Street Fighter V” 1/12 Scale Action Figure · $70.00
  • X-Plus 2015 SDCC Exclusives “Dragon Ball Z” Son Goku · $70.00

Bluefin Highlights Storm Collectibles Street Fighter V Exclusives For New York Comic Con

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, highlights special releases from Storm Collectibles for two of video gaming’s most beloved and venerable properties as it announces Street Fighter V’s Hot Ryu (Black Pants Ver.), Ryu (Brown Gi Ver.) and Noob Saibot (Special Edition) figures for the 2017 New York Comic Con.

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. For more information, please visit NewYorkComicCon.com and NYCC’s social media pages (FacebookTwitter and Instagram).

Bluefin’s Storm Collectible brands will be located at Booth #1813.

Inspired by one of video gaming’s most popular fighting titles, the Street Fighter V’s Hot Ryu (Black Pants Ver.) abd Ryu (Brown Gi Ver.) figures will be offered as Limited Edition 2017 New York Comic Con Exclusives and will be available only from Bluefin during the convention. The poseable figures stand 7 inches tall and features more than 30 points of articulation. Furthermore, Storm’s exclusive Noob Saibot (Special Edition) from Mortal Kombat will also be available exclusively at Bluefin’s booth.

New York Comic Con attendees are also invited to stop by the Bluefin booth to catch unveilings of additional characters from their popular video game licenses including Tekken 7. A comprehensive selection of previously released Storm Collectibles products will be available from Bluefin throughout the convention.

During Comic Con, Bluefin and Storm Collectibles are pleased to also present SFV Character Designer / Storm Collectibles supervisor, Kiki, for a special appearance and autograph session at the Bluefin booth. Con attendees are welcome to receive a free poster that Kiki will sign in addition to any Storm Collectibles Street Fighter figures they purchase at the booth. (available while supplies last and on a first-come-first-served basis).

Kiki Booth Event Details

Booth Number: Bluefin #1813

Day1: Friday, October 6th, 1pm

Day2: Saturday, October 7th, 1pm 

 

Hot Ryu Black Pants Ver. Action Figure “Street Fighter V” NYCC 2017 Exclusive 

Height: Approx. 7 inches · MSRP: $60

From the highly popular video game franchise, “Street Fighter,” comes Ryu as he is seen in one of his most popular alternate costumes, commonly referred to by fans as ‘Hot Ryu!’ This unique NYCC Version features Ryu depicted with his Player 2 Black Pants coloration. The figure is a completely new version of the standard version of Ryu and stands approximately 7″ tall with over 30 points of articulation, allowing fans to pose Ryu in all of his special moves including Hadoken, Shoryuken, and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku! The figure set also includes: effect parts along with 3 exchangeable facial expressions and 4 exchangeable palm accessories.

 

Ryu Brown Gi Ver. Action Figure “Street Fighter V” NYCC 2017 Exclusive 

Height: Approx. 7 inches · MSRP: $55

Storm Collectibles is honored to work with Capcom to produce a high quality 1:12 scale action figure for the popular combat game, “Street Fighter V.” For NYCC Bluefin reveals depicted in his alternative brown gi! Ryu is the main character of the Street Fighter fighting series and appears in every edition of the game, as well as in Street Fighter V. No doubt, Ryu has become one of the most iconic characters in the fighting game genre. Storm Collectibles delivers 1/6 scale quality in the 1/12 scale by recreating Ryu with his signature karate gi with torn sleeves, medium length hair, long headband, fighting gloves, martial arts belt, and bare feet. The figure stands approximately 7″ tall with over 30 points of articulation giving Ryu the ability to pose in all his special moves: Hadoken, Shoryuken, and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku! Figure includes: Hadoken effects part and 3 exchangeable facial expressions and 4 exchangeable palm accessories.

 

Noob Saibot Special Bloody Ver. Action Figure “Street Fighter V” NYCC 2017 Exclusive 

Height: Approx. 7 inches · MSRP: $50

One of the things Mortal Kombat is most well-known for are its ninjas. Scorpion and Sub Zero are the most popular but there also many others that fans love. Storm Collectibles introduces the mysterious Noob Saibot! This unique NYCC Version depicts Noob Saibot with bloody effects splattered. The figure stands about 7″ tall and has over 30 points of articulation, enabling fans to recreate all of Noob’s iconic moves. Figure includes: 2 all-new fatal decapitation blood effects, 1 skull sculpt along with 2 Interchangeable masks, 9 pairs of palm accessories, 2 Hell-fire effects and 1 spear.

Bluefin Announces Bandai Brands’ NYCC Exclusives

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, 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 you’ll be able to find  Bluefin 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 Offers Highly Detailed Marvel and DC Statues from Iron Studios

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, announces the opening of pre-orders for an artful collection of new releases from Iron Studios.

These latest products include an impressive array of highly-detailed, 1/10 scale statues of popular superhero characters from the Batman: Arkham Knight video game series, the recent Wonder Woman movie, and 5 combinable figures for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 that expand Iron Studios’ Battle Diorama line. The first of the new statues is set for release in November with the others scheduled to debut this December.

Each statue is hand-painted, rendered in Polystone, and presented ready for battle. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 statues can be connected to create a kinetic diorama that will become a unique and alluring centerpiece of any fans’ personal collection.

Pre-orders are available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets. Founded in 2010, Iron Studios is headquartered in Brazil and specializes in a wide range of incredibly accurate and lifelike 1/10 scale products. For additional information on Iron Studios, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ironstudios and http://www.ironstudios.com.br/.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Height: Approx. 9 inches; MSRP: $150.00

Available November 2017!

Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on original 3D references from the action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

 

Wonder Woman

Height: Approx. 12 inches; MSRP: $179.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the smash hit live-action movie. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone, is hand painted and also includes a diecast sword.

 

Deathstroke Batman: Arkham Knight

Height: Approx. 7.7 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available November 2017

Based on original 3D references from the acclaimed video game. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone, is hand painted and also includes base display platform.

 

Robin Batman: Arkham Knight

Height: Approx. 7.7 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available November 2017

Based on original 3D references from the acclaimed video game. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone, is hand painted and also includes base display platform.

 

Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Height: Approx. 10 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the blockbuster movie. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone and is hand painted. Statue can be combined with others in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Battle Diorama Series.

 

Drax Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Height: Approx. 13 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the blockbuster action film. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone and is hand painted. Statue can be combined with others in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Battle Diorama Series.

 

Gamora Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Height: Approx. 11.8 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the blockbuster movie. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone and is hand painted. Statue can be combined with others in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Battle Diorama Series.

 

Groot and Rocket Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Height: Approx. 6.6 inches; MSRP: $109.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the blockbuster sci-fi movie. 1/10 scale statues are rendered in Polystone and is hand painted. Statue can be combined with others in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Battle Diorama Series.

 

Groot and Rocket vs. Obelisk Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Height: Approx. 6.6 inches; MSRP: $219.99

Available December 2017

Based on original 3D references from the blockbuster action film. 1/10 scale statue is rendered in Polystone and is hand painted. Statue can be combined with others in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Battle Diorama Series.

Bluefin Opens Pre-Orders for Blitzway’s Hannibal Lecter Action Figure

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, brings one of cinema’s most memorable villains to life as it opens pre-orders for BLITZWAY’s new line of 1/6 Scale Hannibal Lecter Action Figures.

Two poseable figures are scheduled for release in the First Quarter of 2018 and will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. MSRP will be $269.99 each.

Two stunningly lifelike releases from BLITZWAY recreate actor Anthony Hopkin’s iconic portrayal of the forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer, Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter. Bluefin first showcased the figures at the recent 2017 Comic-Con International. Savvy collectors are invited to enjoy them with some fava beans and a nice Chianti!!

The Silence of the Lambs is one of the most distinguished movies of all time. Released in 1991, directed by Jonathan Demme and based on author Thomas Harris’ book, The Silence of the Lambs starred Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn. The film was a major blockbuster and became the first American horror-thriller film to win Academy Awards in the top five categories.

Savor the realism of Hannibal Lecter depicted in a straitjacket and also in a pristine, white prisoner’s uniform (complete with a police officer’s nightstick). BLITZWAY worked with the world’s best sculptors to achieve an extremely high level of realism for each design. Each figure stands nearly 12 inches tall and features over 30 points of articulation to allow for a myriad of realistic posing possibilities.

For these releases, BLITZWAY recreated Hannibal Lecter in the most realistic way possible to express the compelling aura of the infamous character. BLITZWAY adds to the excitement for fans and collectors by including an array of iconic sets of props that add to the strong sense of nostalgia for the film.

The BLITZWAY Hannibal Lecter Straitjacket version features accessories including a white t-shirt with prisoner number ‘B5160-8;’ 1 orange prison uniform with prisoner number ‘B1329-0;’ 1 screen-accurate straitjacket, as well as 1 iconic Hannibal face mask and an authentic movable gurney.

The BLITZWAY Hannibal Lecter White Prisoner Uniform version includes multiple interchangeable arm and hand accessories featuring a pen clip and nightstick accessories. Also included is a screen accurate chair, a pair of handcuffs, a folding knife, a fountain pen, a “Clarice” drawing prop, and a cathedral church drawing prop.

Based in South Korea, BLITZWAY specializes in highly detailed and intricately sculpted 1/6 and 1/4 scale figures and statues of famous characters from pop culture, comics, and TV and movies.

Bluefin Offering Flame Toys’ Transformers Drift Figure

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, announces that it has become an official distributor for Hong Kong-based Flame Toys. Bluefin is also pleased to announce the opening of pre-orders for the first Flame Toys product – the Drift Transformers figure.

Set for release in January 2018, this extraordinary rendering is officially licensed and depicts the Autobot Drift as he is seen in the beloved IDW Transformers comic book series. The Drift figure represents a pinnacle of collectibles design and stands 8 inches tall and is constructed with high quality die-cast parts with more than 50 jointed linkage articulation features to allow for maximum realistic poseability. This release will be a must-have for any ardent pop culture collector or Transformers fan.

The (non-transforming) Drift figure also features 3 interchangeable facial expressions and contains 6 LED units that provide light-up displays on its body. The figure includes 3 sword weapons and a cape that is accented with bendable wires that allow for dramatic, anime-style windswept poses.

The Drift Transformers figure from Flame Toys will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now. MSRP will be $299.99.

SDCC 2017 – Storm Collectible’s Mortal Kombat

These new Storm Collectibles Mortal Kombat figures would have been equally suited for my Bluefin post (as Bluefin distributes Storm Collectibles in the US), however their Mortal Kombat line generated a good amount of buzz during SDCC. In the gallery below you’ll see a number of figures making their debut at the show – including an impressive figure of Liu Kang’s dragon form.

Check them out below.

SDCC 2017 – Bluefin’s SDCC Display

Bluefin serves as the US distributor for a number of eastern toy companies and they had an impressive showing at SDCC. Among the products included in this gallery are Storm Collecibles 12″ figures of Hulk Hogan, Muhammad Ali, Blitzways’ Ghostbusters (they had a 1:6 scale Ecto-1 on display!), Bandai’s Star Wars and Gundam models and Iron Studios’ DC and Marvel statues. This is not a comprehensive list of what was on display – but for that you can check out the gallery below.

For more information on Bluefin products, you can check here.

Bluefin Presents SDCC Exclusive Street Fighter and Mortal Combat Figures from Storm Collectibles

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, previews two of the newest action figure releases from Storm Collectibles as it prepares to showcase Street Fighter V’s Hot Ryu and Mortal Kombat’s Noob Saibot at the 2017 Comic-Con International.

Inspired by two of video gaming’s most popular fighting titles, these new figures will be offered as Limited Edition 2017 Comic-Con Exclusives and will be available only from Bluefin during the convention. Each poseable figure stands 7 inches tall and features more than 30 points of articulation.

Comic-Con attendees are also invited to stop by the Bluefin booth to catch unveilings for upcoming Storm Collectibles releases for its newest video game licenses – Tekken 7 and King of Fighters ’98. A comprehensive selection of previously released Storm Collectibles products will be available from Bluefin throughout the convention.

Comic-Con International is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction and pop culture events, and will take place July 20th–23rd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at: www.comic-con.org.

Bluefin will be located in Booth #401

During Comic-Con, Bluefin and Storm Collectibles are pleased to present SFV designer / Storm Collectibles supervisor, Kiki, for a special appearance and autograph session at the Bluefin booth. Anyone that purchases a Storm Collectible Street Fighter V Hot Ryu figure will receive a poster and autograph from Kiki. (available while supplies list and on a first-come-first-served basis).

 

Kiki Booth Event Details
Booth Number: Bluefin 401-A
Day1: July 22nd, 2pm-4pm
Day2: July 23rd, 2pm-4pm 

Hot Ryu “Street Fighter V” SDCC 2017 Exclusive 

Height: Approx. 7 inches · MSRP: $59.99

From the highly popular video game franchise, Street Fighter, comes Ryu as he is seen in one of his most popular alternate costumes…commonly referred to by fans as ‘Hot Ryu!’ The figure is a completely new sculpt from the standard version of Ryu and is approx. 7″ tall and features over 30 points of articulation, allowing fans to pose Ryu in all his special moves including Hadoken, Shoryuken, and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku! The figure set includes 3 exchangeable facial expressions and 4 exchangeable hand part accessories.

Noob Saibot “Mortal Kombat” SDCC 2017 Exclusive

Height: Approx. 7 inches · MSRP: $49.99

One of the things Mortal Kombat is most well-known for are its ninjas. Of course, Scorpion and Sub Zero are the most popular but there many others that are beloved by fans and players. Introducing Storm Collectible’s rendition of the mysterious Noob Saibot! The figure stands about 7″ tall and has over 30 points of articulation, enabling collectors to recreate all of Noob’s iconic moves. Figure includes: 2 fatality decapitation blood effects, 1 skull sculpt accessory, 2 interchangeable masks, 9 pairs of hand accessories, 2 hell-fire effects and 1 spear.

Bluefin Previews Iron Studios’ Superhero & Super-Villain Battle Diorama Set at SDCC

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, details an exciting new series of high-detail Limited Edition products from collectibles brand, Iron Studios, with the forthcoming release of the Battle Diorama Series.

Set to be unveiled for the first time at the 2017 Comic-Con International, these Limited Edition 1/10 scale statues depict an array of beloved heroes and supervillains. Each one is hand-painted and rendered in Polystone and presented on a detailed display base and ready for battle. Combine each 10-inch statue with others in the series to create a kinetic diorama that is sure to become a centerpiece of any fans’ personal collection.

Comic-Con International is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction and pop culture events, and will take place July 20th–23rd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at: www.comic-con.org. Bluefin will be located in Booth #401

The first statues in the Iron Studios Battle Diorama series will be on prominent display at Bluefin’s booth during the Comic-Con International and will include Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Venom and Carnage! The first of these figures will be available via retail channels beginning in November with additional ones set for release in early 2018. Pre-orders are available now from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets.
Also set to be showcased for the first time at Comic-Con will be new Batman: Arkham Knight statues along with prototypes for additional upcoming Iron Studios statues based on the recent Wonder Woman movie by Warner Bros. and several Marvel-based characters.

Available in Limited Edition quantities as a 2017 Comic-Con Exclusive will be the Iron Studios 1/10 Art Scale Batman: Arkham Knight Bronze Version. This stunning 10-inch statue is available only from Bluefin for $149.99 and based on original 3D references from the action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Founded in 2010, Iron Studios is headquartered in Brazil and specializes in a wide range of incredibly accurate and lifelike 1/10 scale products. For additional information on Iron Studios, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ironstudios and http://www.ironstudios.com.br/.

Batman: Arkham Knight
Height: Approx. 9 inches; MSRP: $109.99
Available November 2017!
Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on original 3D references from the action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Spider-Man
Height: Approx. 10 inches; MSRP: $164.99
Available November 2017!
Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

Spider Gwen
Height: Approx. 6 inches; MSRP: $129.99
Available December 2017!
Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

Carnage
Height: Approx. 10 inches; MSRP: $144.99
Available January 2018!
Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

Venom
Height: Approx. 14 inches; MSRP: $159.99
Available January 2018!
Limited Edition hand-painted statue based on the concept art of Raphael Albuquerque from Chiaroscuro Studios; includes base display.

Blitzway Announce SDCC Debut for Sharon Stone Basic Instinct 1/4 Scale Statue

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, details an extraordinary new release from BLITZWAY ahead of the 2017 Comic-Con International. Set to be unveiled at the convention will be an incredibly realistic ¼ scale release from BLITZWAY’s Superb Scale Statues line of Sharon Stone as she appeared in Basic Instinct.

The statue is scheduled for release in February 2018 and will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now. MSRP will be $429.99.

Comic-Con International is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction and pop culture events, and will take place July 20th–23rd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at: www.comic-con.org.

Bluefin will be located in Booth #401

Is there anyone who can resist her secret and deadly seduction? Experience Catherine Tramell’s secret and irresistible whisper that is sharper than ice, making what you already know irrelevant and powerless.

What are you gonna do? Charge me with smoking?” – Catherine Tramell

She is mysterious and audacious, with an irresistibly sensual and glamorous beauty…boasting of sexual attraction and danger. BLITZWAY and Bluefin are pleased to present Sharon Stone from Basic Instinct. This unique and alluring rendering depicts the sexy icon and movie star of American cinema and is sure to be a centerpiece of any ardent fan’s collection.

Stone portrayed Catherine Tramell, the heinous and atrocious femme fatale from the acclaimed 1992 neo-noir crime thriller that was directed by Paul Verhoeven that also starred Michael Douglas. BLITZWAY presents the sultry actress as she appeared in one of the film’s most famous scenes – a tense and memorable police interrogation. Collectors will appreciate Stone’s meticulously sculpted facial expression and crossed legs that complement her body’s expression of dignity, confidence and poise.

BLITZWAY utilized new facial printing technology to achieve an extremely high level of realism. The statue, which nearly 12½-inches tall, is further accented by a screen accurate costume constructed of special fabrics to portray her dress’s unmistakable silhouette and realistic wrinkles along with a period correct chair and other realistic accessories that complete the setting and accent the atmosphere from the film’s notorious interrogation scene.

Based in South Korea, BLITZWAY specializes in highly detailed and intricately sculpted 1/6 and 1/4 scale figures and statues of famous characters from pop culture, comics, and TV and movies.

Details on Bluefin’s SDCC 2017 Exclusives

Bluefin is the US distributor for a number of eastern brands and they have a long list of SDCC exclusives for the 2017 show. From Bandai Hobby (Dragon Ball and lots of Gundam) to Storm Collectibles and Iron Studios – booth #401 at SDCC will be a busy one. Keep reading for details on all of the exclusives Bluefin will be offering at the show.
Bandai Hobby Figure-Rise Standard Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku Model Kit
An early release! Due to the overwhelming popularity of Dragon Ball, this special articulated model kit has been created for audiences outside Japan. As a result, it’s not available in Japan, and this action figure model kit will be for sale at SDCC ahead of its August release date! All plastic comes pre-colored and requires no glue for assembly! Comes with Kamehameha effect and multiple facial expressions.
Price: $32.00

Bandai Hobby HG 1/144 Gundam Barbatos Lupus + 200mm Gun Clear Colour Ver. Model Kit
A special limited translucent armor version of Gundam Barbatos Lupus that includes the Sword Mace, 200mm fore-arm guns, and Twin Mace. Translucent armor shows off the internal Gundam Frame archetype used within the Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans universe.
Price: $17.00

Bandai Hobby HGBF 1/144 Hi-Nu Gundam Vrabe Amazing Crimson Comet Ver Model Kit
A special Hi Nu Gundam Vrabe Amazing that utilizes unique molding methods for a very hot color scheme, it is joined by new additional weapons that you could previously get only from Japanese magazines. Includes beam rifle, 2 detachable funnels, Amazing Lev weapons x2, sword binders, shield, bazooka, beam sabers.
Price: $36.00

Bandai Hobby HGPG Black Tristar Petit’GGuy
This cute adorable little bear model kit is themed after the Black Tri Stars from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. Part of GunPla Expo in Asia, it is available at SDCC in very limited quantities.
Price: $8.00

Bandai Hobby HGUC 1/144 Pale Rider Hades Mode Extra Finish Ver. Model Kit
The original Pale Rider saw a limited P-Bandai release in Japan to promote the video game “Mobile Suit Gundam: Missing Link.” This Ground Heavy Equipment version is now available at select events with a new special coloring finish and includes folding bazooka, machine gun, arm mounted shield, and leg mounted missile pods.
Price: $30.00

Bandai Hobby MG 1/144 Sazabi Ver. Ka Mechanical Clear Model Kit
A special Sazabi with translucent armor designed to showcase the heavy mechanical internal detail of its internal frame. Sold only at GunPla Expo events in select countries, it is available in limited qty. All original equipment including both beam rifles, beam tomahawk, wrist mounted beam sabers, and massive shield are present.
Price: $120.00

Bandai Hobby RG 1/144 00 Qan[T] Trans-Am Clear Ver Model Kit
From “Gundam 00” this premium model kit utilizes clear pats to show off its internal mechanical skeleton, the Advanced MS Joint system. Armor parts are dyed red and pink in “Trans-Am” colors giving off a beautiful shine. Included GN Sword V and Sword Bits retain all features including ability to combine into different sword and gun configurations. A small display arm is included to assist with weapon poses.
Price: $30.00

Bandai Hobby RG 1/144 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Plated Ver Model Kit
This variant Gundam Astray was previously a P-Bandai item available only in certain parts of Asia and is now at SDCC 2017 in limited quantities sporting a metallic hot blue special coloring and white pearlescent armor. Special Bazooka, beam rifle, shield, and beam sabers included.
Price: $45.00

Bandai Hobby RG 1/144 Gundam Astray Red Frame Plated Ver Model Kit
Brother unit to the Blue Frame, this special red metallic and white pearlescent armor finish version retains all the features of the original including Katana, beam rifle, shield, and 2 beam sabers.
Price: $45.00

Bandai Hobby RG 1/144 Gundam Exia Trans-Am Clear Ver Model Kit
A Trans-Am clear variant of the RG Exia. Its outer armor has been dyed in various red hues that show case the internal frame called the Advanced MS Joint system. Includes GN Sword, GN Short Blade, GN Long Blade, shield, 4 beam sabers.
Price: $30.00

Bandai Shokugan Dragon Ball Styling Launch
This Premium Bandai exclusive DRAGON BALL STYLING figure of the character Launch, has alternate switchable head and arm parts to recreate both of her personalities just like in the original manga and anime! Available in very limited quantities.
Price: $25.00

Bandai Shokugan Sailor Moon Mini Compact Case Pocket Watch SDCC Exclusive
This small cute charm is shaped after the pocket watch belonging to Tuxedo Mask from the manga/anime series Sailor Moon! An exclusive item in Japan, it is available in limited quantities at SDCC 2017.
Price: $7.00

Iron Studios 1/10th Art Scale Batman “Arkham Knight” Bronze Edition
Features: – Limited edition, exclusive for SDCC 2017 – Based on original 3D references from the game – Made in Polystone – Hand painted – Includes base display Product dimensions: 26.2cm high x 32cm wide
Price: $149.99

Sailor Moon Pegasus Message Case SDCC Exclusive
This very limited item released only in Japan is a replica of the original Sailor Moon Bandai toy released many years ago and features removable Pegasus with compartment, ball chain. It is available at SDCC 2017 in limited quantities.
Price: $30.00

Storm Collectibles ‘Hot Ryu’ Action Figure “Street Fighter V”
From the highly popular video game franchise, ‘Street Fighter’, comes Ryu as he is seen in one of his most popular alternate costumes…commonly referred to by fans as ‘Hot Ryu!’ The figure is a completely new sculpt from the standard version of Ryu and is approx. 7″ tall with over 30 points of articulation, allowing you to pose Ryu in all his special moves including Hadoken, Shoryuken, and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku! The figure set includes: – Effect parts – 3 exchangeable facial expressions – 4 exchangeable palms
Price: $59.99

Storm Collectibles ‘Noob Saibot’ Action Figure “Mortal Kombat”
Perhaps one of the things Mortal Kombat is most well known for are its ninjas. Of course Scorpion and Sub Zero are the most popular but there also many others that fans love. Introducing to Storm’s line of incredible action figures is none other than the mysterious Noob Saibot! The figure stands about 7″ tall and has over 30 points of articulation, enabling you to recreate all of Noob’s iconic moves. He includes: *2 All new fatality decapitation blood effects 1 Skull sculpt 2 Interchangeable masks 9 Pairs of palms 2 Hell-fire effects 1 Spear
Price: $49.99

Bluefin Offers Tamashii Nations Dragon Ball and Star Wars SDCC Exclusives

Bluefin has announced their Tamashii Nations SDCC exclusives for the year, which includes one item that made quite the splash as Star Wars Celebration. Both of these exclusives will be available at booth #3545 at the show.  Keep reading for details…

Bandai Meisho Movie Realization Ronin Boba Fett Prototype

Boba Fett is back! This time the galaxy’s most fearsome bounty hunter comes wearing feudal Japan stylized armor based on the Star Wars white-colored prototype armor seen in both Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept sketches of the character, and test footage filmed by The Empire Strikes Back art director Joe Johnston. With a Ronin-inspired design by artist Takayuki Takeya, the fully articulated Boba Fett figure stands 170mm tall and features a moveable head scope, detachable mounted armaments, backpack with removable missile, and an arsenal of weaponry to expand your display possibilities. The set includes a blaster rifle, Japanese sword set, weapons set, and interchangeable hands (x4). This exclusive item will see very limited release. Limit 2 per person.
Price:  $95.00
 
Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H.Figuarts Goku Kaiohken Ver.
Kaiohken! Goku powers up in this special limited variant that features uniquely colored clothing, special Tamashii Effect and Kamehameha energy blast! Feel the energy surging through Goku’s body with interchangeable hands, facial expressions, and the great range of articulation and style that S.H. Figuarts is known for! This version includes special SDCC themed packaging to match previous SDCC S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball items.
Price: $65.00

Bluefin Announces New Star Wars Products Ahead of Star Wars Celebration

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, announces its participation in Star Wars Celebration 2017, the largest dedicated Star Wars convention in the United States.

Star Wars Celebration 2017 takes place April 13-16, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The annual event presents a vibrant, interactive show featuring costumes, exhibits, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panel discussions, and autograph sessions celebrating all things Star Wars related. Details on Star Wars Celebration 2017 are available at http://www.starwarscelebration.com.

Bluefin will exhibit an impressive array of Star Wars products from leading collectibles brands such as Bandai Hobby,Tamashii Nations, and Beast Kingdom. Previews of several exclusive upcoming releases will be shown to attendees throughout the convention and a unique collection of products will be available for purchase. Bluefin will be located in Booth 3110.

Bandai Hobby

Star Wars Celebration attendees will be treated to a pair of realistic displays by Bandai Hobby in the Bluefin booth that recreate the iconic Death Star Trench scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in an impressive 5-foot long diorama, as well as a nearly 5-foot long model of an Imperial Star Destroyer.

Attendees are invited to participate in a Bandai Hobby raffle daily in the booth for a chance to win a free Star Wars model kit as well as surveys that will help shape future releases.

Catch a special display of Bandai Hobby’s latest Star Wars model kit – Jango Fett’s Slave 1. A comprehensive collection of Bandai Hobby kits from the Star Wars line also will be available for purchase.

Manufactured in Japan by Bandai Hobby, the Star Wars Plastic Model line are available in 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144 scale and feature notable vehicles from the classic Star Wars films as well as from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the following kits do not require glue.

Tamashii Nations

Bluefin will showcase the impressive upcoming release of Tamashii Nations’s Chogokin x 12”PM R2-D2. Depicted as it appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI: A New Hope this screen accurate diecast figure of the famed astromech droid is the second Star Wars character to join the Chogokin product line alongside the earlier C-3PO release.

A dream collaboration between Star Wars and Chogokin, the hatches open to reveal manipulator arms, it can transform between bi-pedal and tri-pedal modes, and eight LEDs illuminate to capture R2-D2’s trademark expressions. The plastic and diecast figure also includes a cover for use when in bipedal mode, a stand, and a droid control bolt. R2-D2 stands approximately 7 inches tall and weighs over 2 lbs.

The Chogokin x 12”PM R2-D2 will be released in August 2017; Pre-orders will be available during the convention. News on additional Tamashii Nations Chogokin Star Wars releases will be announced during Star Wars Celebration 2017.

Be among the first to catch an exclusive reveal of the newest figures to join Tamashii Nation’s Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line – Darth Maul, Jango Fett and the Imperial Shadow Trooper! These figures are scheduled for release in North America later this year.

Tamashii Nation’s Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line pays homage to the Samurai aesthetic in a fun new way and artfully reimagines key Empire characters from the iconic films with feudal-style Japanese armor and weaponry. Each figure is exquisitely constructed with hybrid materials and features up to 15 points of articulation to create endless posing possibilities.

A variety of currently released Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars figures will be available for purchase during Star Wars Celebration 2017.

In addition, on Friday, April 14th Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten joins Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations will tease and reveal new announcements on upcoming products not on display in the booth as part of the Star Wars Collectibles Update. An art gallery featuring both Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations Star Wars product in eye-catching dynamic scenes will be on display also within the booth.

Beast Kingdom

Browse a comprehensive stock of Egg Attack Star Wars releases, including statues and poseable action figures, available for purchase throughout the convention including:

Egg Attack Stormtrooper “Star Wars”

  • Egg Attack Action First Order Storm Trooper “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
  • Egg Attack Action Kylo Ren “Star Wars”
  • Egg Attack C-3PO “Star Wars”
  • Egg Attack R2-D2 “Star Wars”
  • Egg Attack Action Darth Vader “Star Wars”

Also catch the innovative Beast Kingdom Egg Attack Star Wars Episode V: Millennium Falcon Floating Version in a special chrome edition; the world’s first floating Millennium Falcon! The product uses electromagnetic attraction and repulsion to make this meticulously detailed Millennium Falcon float on air! Catch this Limited Edition chrome variant exclusively at Star Wars Celebration.

Bluefin also will offer Beast Kingdom’s newest light-up umbrellas featuring Star Wars-themed designs for Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Anakin Skywalker.

Bluefin Releasing New S.H. Figuarts WWE Action Figures

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, steps into the ring with new S.H. Figuarts WWE action figures from Tamashii Nations featuring iconic professional wrestlers The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H.

Tamashii Nations’ new 6-inch wresting figures are their first products developed for the WWE Universe. The figures are fully poseable with over 30 points of articulation and each figure makes use of Tamashii’s proprietary Digital Color Technology on the head sculpts, resulting in portraits with an uncanny lifelike resemblance to the WWE superstars.

All S.H. Figuarts WWE figures are packed with signature accessories, optional expression parts, and interchangeable hands.

The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin figures are available now at Toys R Us stores and hobby and specialty shops nationwide, including RingsideCollectibles.com. Triple H debuts this week, first at RingsideCollectibles.com, followed by retail and specialty shops. Then in July “The Brothers of Destruction” Undertaker and Kane—available for pre-order now—join the line.

S.H. Figuarts WWE The Rock
Height: Approx. 6.25 inches · MSRP: $49.99 · Available Now!
Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? S.H. Figuarts is proud to present the action figure for America’s top WWE wrestler: The Rock. This 6.25″ (16cm) figure brings all of S.H. Figuarts technology has to bear to replicate the wrestler in all his glory. The Rock includes three heads with different expressions, one pair of posable hands, three pairs of fixed-pose hands, and a microphone.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Stone Cold Steve Austin
Height: Approx. 6.25 inches · MSRP: $49.99 · Available Now!
Here’s the bottom line, ’cause Stone Cold says so! S.H. Figuarts is proud to present the action figure of one of America’s top WWE wrestlers: Stone Cold Steve Austin. This 6.25″ (16cm) figure brings all of S.H. Figuarts technology has to bear to replicate the wrestler in all his glory. Stone Cold’s figure includes three heads with different expressions, two pairs of posable hands, a vest, two cans, and two “splash effect” parts.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Triple H
Height: Approx. 6.25 inches · MSRP: $51.99 · Available Now!
The king of kings, Triple H, joins the S.H.Figurarts series as he appeared in the late 1990s. Full action gimmicks and posing let you replicate all his trademark moves! The 160mm figure includes two optional expression parts, optional left and right hands, left and right hands with posable fingers, sledgehammer, and water bottle.

S.H. Figuarts WWE Undertaker
Height: Approx. 6.5 inches · MSRP: $54.99 · Available July
From out of the shadows comes the latest addition to the S.H.Figuarts WWE line, the ominous Undertaker! Undertaker is meticulously realized in 6-inch scale with strategically placed joints for ultimate articulation. Set includes his iconic hat, interchangeable right hand, jointed interchangeable hands (left and right), and interchangeable heads (x3).

S.H. Figuarts WWE Kane
Height: Approx. 6.5 inches · MSRP: $54.99 · Available July
The incredibly articulated and realistic S.H. Figuarts WWE line continues with “The Big Red Machine,” Kane! This spectacular 6-inch rendition of Kane comes with a variety of accessories including and interchangeable head piece designed with his iconic mask. Set includes interchangeable hands (left and right), jointed interchangeable hands (left and right), towel, and 2 interchangeable heads.

Bluefin is the exclusive North American master distributor for a comprehensive array of Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts products for numerous hit pop culture properties including Dragon Ball, Kamen Rider, Naruto, Power Rangers, Sailor Moon, Star Wars, Suicide Squad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bruce Lee, Freddie Mercury and more. Additional product information is available at: http://www.bluefincorp.com/catalog/tamashii-nations/s-h-figuarts.html.

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