BLUEFIN ANNOUNCES 2017 BANDAI NEW YORK COMIC CON SHOW EXCLUSIVES
Special Show Exclusives Include Bandai Hobby’s Perfect Grade 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon, New Bandai Hobby GunPla Model Kits And Early Releases Of Bandai Shogukan’s Power Rangers Megazord And Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits
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 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 (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
Bluefin’s Bandai brands will be located 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),
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.”
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, Bandai Shokugan, and Capcom, and is also an official provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and is also the exclusive and official distributor for Blitzway Studios, Flame Toys, Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL, Storm Collectibles, and X-Plus. Bluefin also represents TruForce Collectibles products worldwide. Additional information is available at: www.bluefincorp.com.