Bluefin Goes Big with "Gundam" at Anime Expo 2019
By The Editor
June 28, 2019 - 23:21
Leading Collectibles Distributor Marks 40th Anniversary Of Mobile Suit Gundam Series With An Interactive Booth, GUNPLA Workshops, Panels And A Wide Array Of Collectibles Available For Purchase
BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (BLUEFIN), a BANDAI NAMCO Group company and the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, details its exhibit plans and retail exclusives for Anime Expo 2019.
Gundam 40th Beyond Booth
This year, BLUEFIN and other BANDAI NAMCO Group companies will showcase an interactive Gundam Booth. Located on the Main Show Hall, the “Gundam 40th Beyond” Booth (#2611), will be a key presence this year and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime series. It will highlight upcoming and existing Gundam products from renowned BANDAI divisions including BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby (GUNPLA), Tamashii Nations (Action figures), Shokugan (Small toys) , Gashapon (Capsule and small toys), BANDAI Apparel and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment (Mobile game / Console game).
A massive 9-foot-tall RX-78-2 Gundam statue will be stationed inside the Gundam Booth for photo opportunities. Other notable attractions will include FREE giveaways of a Gundam Visor sponsored by GUNDAM.INFO and small Gundam Shokugan items, and a workshop area where Anime Expo attendees can build a FREE Gundam Plastic Model kit (GUNPLA) and try out the new Gundam Marker Airbrush.
GUNPLA BUILDERS WORLD CUP
Entries from the GUNPLA BUILDERS WORLD CUP (GBWC) will also be on display, with this year’s winner announcement at a separate panel on Saturday July 6th at 8:30pm (Room LP4 411) that will feature famous modeler from BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby, Katsumi “Meijin” Kawaguchi. A prototype sample of the new 1/100 GUNDAM BARBATOS model kit will be unveiled.
Be sure to use #BluefinBrands when you post a pic on social media for a chance to win one of BLUEFIN’s exclusive Anime Expo prizes.
New 1/100 GUNDAM BARBATOS Model Kit
Bluefin Anime Expo 2019 Retail Exclusives
BLUEFIN’s retail booth (#2411) will offer for purchase a wide variety of collectibles, including model kits, action figures and other products, from several of its flagship brands. For the first time in the U.S., an array of officially licensed Gundam apparel will also be showcased and available to purchase.
A special “Gundam 40th” Anniversary panel will be held by SUNRISE on July 5th where plans for the future of Gundam will be outlined to fans.
Gundam Anime Theatrical Screenings
Anime Expo attendees are also invited to catch a pair of Mobile Suit Gundam anime features to be presented theatrically at Regal LA Live cinemas as part of Anime Expo’s first annual 4DX Film Festival. Fans can catch screenings of Gundam OO and Gundam NT in an impressive multi-sensory 4DX movie format and a Q&A session with the President and CEO of SUNRISE BEYOND INC., Masakazu Ogawa, and a novelist /scriptwriter of GUNDAM series such as Mobile Suit Gundam UC and Mobile Suit Gundam NT, Harutoshi Fukui. SUNRISE / SUNRISE BEYOND is famous studio behind the Gundam anime series and films.
For screening times and info, please visit: https://www.anime-expo.org/2019/06/06/4dx-anime-expo-present-first-annual-4dx-anime-film-fest/
Stop by the BLUEFIN Booth #2411 to browse a comprehensive collection of products.
BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby
Browse a vivid and extensive collection of Gundam Plastic Model kits (GUNPLA) from BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby. Limited Edition kits for this year’s Anime Expo include:
MG 1/100 Scale Nu Gundam (Ver. Ka) Mechanical Clear - $75.00
MG 1/100 Scale Hi-Nu Gundam H.W.S. (Ver. Ka) Mechanical Clear - $120.00
MG 1/100 Scale ZZ Gundam Ver. Ka (Clear Color) - $70.00
MG 1/100 Scale GM Sniper II (Clear Color) - $42.00
MG 1/100 Scale Tallgeese II (Special Coating) - $80.00
RG 1/100 Scale Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu (Gold Coating Exclusive) - $60.00
HG 1/144 Scale Mobile Suit Gundam OO 1st Season MS Set (Clear Color) - $68.00
HG 1/144 Scale Mobile Suit Gundam OO 2nd Season MS Set (Clear Color) - $72.00
HG 1/144 Scale Gundam Astaroth Rinascimento (Iron-Blooded Coating) - $35.00
HG 1/144 Scale Gundam Barbatos Lupus (Iron-Blooded Coating) - $27.00
HG 1/144 Scale Gundam OO Diver (Dive into Dimension Clear) - $15.00
HG 1/144 Scale Gundam Age Magnum (Dive into Dimension Clear) - $20.00
Gundam Haropla Haro Basic Green (Clear Color) - $8.00
Gundam Haropla Momoharo (Clear Color) - $8.00
Please visit: https://www.bluefinbrands.com/anime-expo
Take advantage of special deals on Tamashii Nations action figure releases.
Catch the newest release from Shokugan:
1.G Frame $14.00
Combination of the Frame and Armor becomes fully articulated Gundam Figure.
Line up: Nu Gundam, Unicorn Gundam, and Sazaby
2.Micro Wars $8.00
Diminutive articulated figures of pilot and Mobile Suit. Pilot can be placed inside the cockpit.
Line up: Gundam, Type 61 tank & 3 pilots, Char’s Zaku, Zaku, and Magella Attack Tank & 3 pilots.
Get original GUNDAM apparel!
1. GUNDAM 40th “BEYOND” T-shirts $30.00
2. GUNDAM 40th “BEYOND” Towel $15.00
3. GUNDAM 40th “BEYOND” CAP $30.00
GUNDAM.INFO is the official GUNDAM portal site. There is all information related to the Gundam series of anime, as well as Gundam product info such as Gundam Plastic Model kit (GUNPLA). Anime from the Gundam series will be available for a limited time as free streaming video.
BLUEFIN is a leading master and channel distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. The company’s extensive product line features a diverse and continually expanding catalog of high quality and popular collectibles from Asia. As a BANDAI NAMCO Group company, BLUEFIN distributes products in the U.S. for BANDAI / BANDAI SPIRITS Tamashii Nations, Hobby and Shokugan. The company’s array of brand offerings also includes products from Storm Collectibles, Mr. Hobby/GSI, SEN-TI-NEL and Flame Toys, for which the company is the North American exclusive distributor. BLUEFIN is also the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli. Additional company information is available at: https://bluefinbrands.com/
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