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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.

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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.

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

BANDAI Co., Ltd., a Japanese toy company, announces a worldwide tour of figure display events to be 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 TAMASHI 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 is proud to announce 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.

Tamashii Nations & Bluefin Expand North American Market for Japanese Collectibles

Tamashii Nations, the collector’s toy division of Bandai Japan and its most premium label for ages 15 and up, is expanding its footprint in North America as it prepares to mark its 10th anniversary this Spring.

Since its inception in 2007, Tamashii Nations’ portfolio has grown to include products from top entertainment properties such as Star Wars, Marvel, WWE, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and DC. These new Western licenses compliment the Japanese anime and manga properties contributing to the brand’s meteoric rise in popularity among toy collectors.

“Tamashii Nations is an authentic Japanese brand, however, North America is an important part of our growth strategy,” said Adam Newman, Senior Director of Tamashiii Nations at Bandai. “To facilitate that growth, we’ve opened a Los Angeles office to better understand our U.S. fans and capitalize on the advantages of local access to the entertainment industry, retail partners, and our official distribution partner Bluefin.”

Pioneering technologies like the Digital Color Technology, which prints an exact life-like representation of a character on the portrait of its S.H. Figuarts action figures, have been a key factor in the growing affinity for the Tamashii Nations brand.

“Tamashii Nations is synonymous with quality and as the largest dedicated distributor for Japanese collectibles and imports in North America, we are well positioned to help Tamashii Nations increase its market share and expand their consumer base here in the U.S.,” said John Parker, President of Bluefin.

As the official distributor for Tamashii Nations’ products in the U.S., Bluefin oversees channel distribution to retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Toys “R” Us, GameStop, and Hot Topic / BoxLunch. Operations in North America have grown ten-fold since the two companies started their relationship eight years ago.

To celebrate the continued success of the Tamashii Nations brand, an international touring exhibit visiting 10 major cities around the world is making its only U.S. stop in New York City this spring. The Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary World Tour will take place on Sat. and Sun., April 29-30 at the Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.  The event, which is free to visit, includes specially curated displays featuring exclusive and never-before-seen Tamashii Nations items, as well as a wide array of products available for retail purchase.  More details are available at: https://tamashii.jp/special/tour/.

Bluefin will showcase an extensive collection of new and forthcoming Tamashii Nations releases at Toy Fair New York, taking place February 18-21 at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in New York City. The annual conference and trade show is the industry’s largest gathering. Bluefin will be located in Booth #5331.

According to retail sales data reported by the NPD Group, Tamashii Nations currently holds licenses for 7 of the Top 10 brands in the action figure segment of the $22 billion dollar U.S. toy market. Additional product information on Tamashii Nations products is available at: http://www.bluefincorp.com/catalog/tamashii-nations/s-h-figuarts.html.

Bluefin Announces New Star Wars Models from Bandai Hobby Debuting at New York Toy Fair

In advance of New Toy Toy Fair Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, has announced an impressive selection of Star Wars Plastic Model kits from Bandai Hobby that will be at the show.

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

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

 

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

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

Star Wars 1/72 Scale X-Wing · MSRP: $28.00 · Available March 2017

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

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

MSRP: $28.00 · Available March 2017

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

Star Wars 1/72 Scale Tie Fighter ·  MSRP: $28.00 · Available March 2017

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

Star Wars 1/48 Scale Snow Speeder ·  MSRP: $28.00 · Available March 2017

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

Star Wars 1/48 Scale AT-ST ·  MSRP: $28.00 · Available April 2017

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

Star Wars 1/144 Scale AT-AT ·  MSRP: $48.00 · Available April 2017

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

Star Wars 1/72 Scale Y-Wing Starfighter ·  MSRP: $37.00 · Available April 2017

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

Star Wars 1/144 Scale Slave I ·  MSRP: $38.00 · Available April 2017

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

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

MSRP: $50.00 · Available April 2017

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

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