Banpresto Unveils Banpresto World Figure Colosseum 2018 Contestant Work-In-Progress Figures

Banpresto, today unveiled the Banpresto World Figure Colosseum 2018 (BWFC) work-in-progress figures from this year’s contestants. This step in the process of modeling and creation gives a preliminary look at what the figures will look like before the finishing touches and paint are applied. Consumers will be able to view the final painted figures at one of the many events and cast their vote to decide the winner of the coveted Fan Award.

“It’s extraordinary to see the amount of sculpting talent in the world,” said Norihiko Sakata, Development Director, Banpresto. “While our in-house sculpting team is renowned for the amazing work they do on our main toy lines, every contestant here brings an exciting level of creativity and uniqueness to the Dragon Ball Z and One Piece characters. We are incredibly excited to see who will win this year’s competition.”

The BWFC is an annual competition featuring the world’s best figure sculptors as they pit their skills against each other with their sensational creations based on Dragon Ball Z and One Piece characters. This year, eighteen world-class sculptors — from all over the world — have been selected to represent their country as they compete for over $25,000 in prize money. Additionally, every sculpture in the contest is made into official Banpresto figures.

2018 Event Schedule
New York Comic Con – Model Display
October 4th – 7th

Lucca Comics and Games – Model Display & Fan Voting
October 31st – November 4th

ANIME NYC – Model Display & Fan Voting
November 16th – 18th

Tokyo Comic Con – Model Display & Fan Voting
November 30th – December 2nd

Jump Festa – Model Diplay & Announcement of Results
December 22nd – 23rd

The Banpresto World Figure Colosseum 2018 Competitors are:

Brand, Country, Competitor, Character

One Piece, Spain, Raul, Sabo
One Piece, Philippines, Ronald Gebilaguin, Jinbe
One Piece, China, Wu Han, Charlotte Katakuri
One Piece, Korea, French Doll, Nami
One Piece, Korea, Goraesh, Usopp
One Piece, Japan, Yuta Fuke, Don Krieg
One Piece, Japan, Urota, Sanji
One Piece, Japan, Noriyuki Yamaguchi, Monkey. D. Luffy
One Piece, Japan, Kengo, Captain Usopp

Dragon Ball Z, Mexico, Erick Sosa, Trunks
Dragon Ball Z, Spain, MRS, Vegeta
Dragon Ball Z, Philippines, Jem Gonzales, Goku Black (Super Saiyan Rose)
Dragon Ball Z, Korea, Lee Doo Yeon, Frieza
Dragon Ball Z, Korea, G.O, Child Son Goku
Dragon Ball Z, Japan, Varoq, Android 17
Dragon Ball Z, Japan, Manabu Yamashita, Son Goku
Dragon Ball Z, Japan, Hiroyuki Nakazawa, Son Goku
Dragon Ball Z, Japan, Ken Matsuura, Piccolo

For more information, including full competitor bios, figures and event dates, visit the Banpresto World Figure Colosseum website.
Banpresto World Figure Colosseum – One Piece: https://banprestowfc.com/bwfc2018-op/
Banpresto World Figure Colosseum – Dragon Ball Z: https://banprestowfc.com/bwfc2018-dbz/

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