PRESS RELEASE –
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, returns to the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention – New York Comic Con – with an exclusive array of new and soon-to-be-released products from Bandai Shokugan, Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations.
An impressive array of these unique collectibles will be available for exclusive on-site purchase during the 2016 New York Comic Con – in advance of their wider, general retail release. Additional select items will be available for exclusive pre-order. Bluefin’s Bandai Shokugan, Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations products will be located in Booth #1612.
The 2016 New York Comic Con takes place October 6th – 9th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, toys and collectibles, anime and manga, video games, movies, and television. Additional information on New York Comic Con is available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
This year, Bluefin is pleased to open the show with a must-see display of Bandai’s Soul of Chogokin Power Rangers Megazord — depicted for the public for the first time ever in combined robot form. This latest release from the impressive Soul of Chogokin line is set for release in Spring 2017 and features combinable, high-end die-cast versions of the iconic Dinozords – Tyrannosaurus, Mastadon, Triceratops, Saber-toothed Tiger and Pteradactyl.
Also catch special ADVANCE RELEASE exclusives at Bluefin that include Tamashii Nations’ S.H. Figuarts releases of Naruto Shippuden’s Sasuke Uchiha (Itachi Battle), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Raphael and Dragon Ball Z’s Super Saiyan Vegeta. These highly anticipated figures will be available at NYCC about a month ahead of their general North American retail release.
GunPla and modelling fans will be excited for exclusive 1/100 and 1/144 scale Gundam product from Bandai Hobby that include:
- GUNDAM CONVERGE LIMITED GUNDAM MK 2 TWIN PACK; $30.00
- RG WING GUNDAM ZERO EW PEARL GLOSS VERSION; $37.00
- HG 1/144 G-EXPO GUNDAM BARBATOS COLOR CLEAR VERSION; $17.00
- HG 1/144 PETIT’GUY MASS PRODUCTION TYPE; $8.00
- MG 1/100 G-EXPO HI-NU GUNAM VERSION; KA MECHANICAL CLEAR + HWS COLOR CLEAR VERSION; $120.00
- RG 1/144 G-EXPO OO-RAISER EXF VERSION; $37.00
- HGUC 1/144 G3 GUNDAM $14.00
- HG FULL ARMOR GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT THEATRICAL CLEAR VERSION – Very Limited Quantities!! Available for sale only on Friday, October 7th $37.00
- HG PSYCHO ZAKU THEATRICAL LIMITED CLEAR VERSION – Very Limited Quantities!! Available for sale only on Friday, October 7th $37.00
The final regional qualifier for the 2016 GunPla Builders World Cup also will be held at NYCC with many amazing custom models on display from talented builders; Takes place October 6th–8th.
Don’t miss this very special trio of the latest Tamashii Nations S.H.Figuarts releases:
Sasuke Uchiha (Itachi Battle) “Naruto Shippuden”
Height: Approx. 6 inches · MSRP: $58.00
Next in the S.H.Figuarts Naruto series (with an all new sculpt and superior articulation) is Sasuke Uchiha represented with his Itachi Battle design. Sasuke comes with interchangeable face parts that are specially made to recreate the final climactic scene with his older brother, Itachi. The set also features interchangeable hand parts and facial expressions, weapon accessories, and chidori effect parts. Also be sure to check out the S.H.Figuarts Itachi Uchiha, sold separately.
Raphael “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
Height: Approx. 6 inches · MSRP: $63.00
The first-ever S.H.Figuarts version of perennial fan favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are being released featuring their original colors from the classic animated series! The “cool but rude” Raphael is the 3rd Turtle to join the series and comes complete with his classic weapon, two sais. The sais can be stored on Rafael’s belt which also comes with interchangeable parts. The set includes interchangeable hands and head, sai parts, optional weapons (kunai, shuriken), and additional interchangeable belt parts.
Super Saiyan Vegeta “Dragon Ball Z”
Height: Approx. 5.3 inches · MSRP: $58.00
“I am Super Vegeta!” S.H.Figuarts adds a new portrayal of the legendary Super Saiyan. Replicate key poses from the series while using optional facial accessory parts to capture his full range of expressions! Set includes parts letting one also re-create his traditional crossed-arms pose – a series first. Collectors can even display him alongside Super Saiyan Trunks (sold separately) for a father-son scene. Set includes the 5.3inch figure, three interchangeable facial expression accessories, multiple interchangeable hands, and one set of crossed arms.
Based in Anaheim, CA, Bluefin built its reputation as a leading distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. In recent years, Bluefin has grown to include a range of high quality collectible lines from the United States, Hong Kong and Taiwan and established itself as the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli. Selling to thousands of specialty, chain and independent stores, Bluefin is an official North American distributor for Bandai Hobby and Capcom, is the sole provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and is also the exclusive and official distributor for Beast Kingdom, Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL and X-Plus. Bluefin also represents TruForce Collectibles products worldwide. Additional information is available at: www.bluefincorp.com.