@BANDAIAMERICA UNLEASHES KAMEHAMEHA BLAST ON @ANIMEEXPO
June 26, 2017

Dragon Ball Super Stage to Spotlight One of the World’s Most Viral Body Painters – Kay Pike, Renowned Toy Concept Artist Erick Sosa, Popular Cosplayer – VampyBitMe, Dragon Ball Super Spin Battle Competitions, Show-Exclusive Toy Give-Aways and More in South Hall, Booth #3106

WHAT:

Bandai America, the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in children’s entertainment, is set to debut the new Dragon Ball Super toy line, the latest additions to the Dragon Ball Collectibles series, and will celebrate all of the popular characters from the legendary Dragon Ball franchise at Anime Expo.

 

WHO:  The following guests will appear on the Dragon Ball Super stage throughout the show including:

  • Kay Pike (Images / Info– Must See to believe) – One of the world’s most viral bodypainters – who with a paintbrush, paints, and a steady hand – will transform herself into characters from the new Dragon Ball Super toy line. Following each performance, Kay will pose for photos and sign Anime Expo exclusive posters
  • Erick Sosa (Bio / Artwork– The talented concept character artist and current competitor in the Banpresto World Figure Colloseum will meet with fans and sign posters
  • Norihiko Sakata – The visionary behind the Banpresto World Figure Colloseum – an epic global battle among talented artists for the chance to win $10,000 – will announce the latest news in his search for the next great Dragon Ballcollectible character artist, with special guest VampyBitMe.  Fans will receive the latest toys in the Dragon Ball World Collectible Figure Series ahead of their summer launch

 

VISUALS:

  • Kay Pike body painting transformations into Dragon Ball Supercharacters
  • Displays of Dragon BallSuper memorabilia from toys, models and sculpts to larger than life art installations
  • Crowds of Dragon Ballfans vying to get their hands on new Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball World Collectible Figures Series’ toys
  • Bandai America spokesperson on-site for interviews

WHERE:

South Hall, Booth #3106

L.A. Convention Center

1201 South Figueroa

Los Angeles, CA 90015

 

WHEN:  

Show Hours – Saturday, July 1 – Monday, July 3 (10 am – 6 pm); Tuesday, July 4 (10 am – 3 pm)

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY, JULY 1 AND SUNDAY, JULY 2

10:30 am – Kay Pike appearance / body painting transformation

1:15 pm Norihiko Sakata, Chief Producer & Event Visionary, Banpresto World Figure Colosseum, appearance, with special guest VampyBitMe

2:30 pm – Kay Pike as Dragon Ball Super’s Piccolo (Saturday) and Zamasu (Sunday) exclusive poster signing

3:45 pm  –Norihiko Sakata, Chief Producer & Event Visionary, Banpresto World Figure Colosseum, appearance, with special guest VampyBitMe

5 pm – Dragon Ball Super Spin Battle competitions, trivia contests, and Dragon Ball Super Anime Expo exclusives toy give-away

 

MONDAY, JULY 3

10:30 am – Norihiko Sakata, Chief Producer & Event Visionary, Banpresto World Figure Colosseum, appearance, with special guest VampyBitMe

11:45 am – Erick Sosa, US Artist Competing in Banpresto World Figure Colosseum, autograph session

1 pm – Dragon Ball Super Spin Battle competitions, trivia contests, and Dragon Ball Super Anime Expo exclusives toy give-away

2 pm – Norihiko Sakata, Chief Producer & Event Visionary, Banpresto World Figure Colosseum, appearance, with special guest VampyBitMe

3:30 pm –  Erick Sosa, US Artist Competing in Banpresto World Figure Colosseum, autograph session

4:45 pm – Dragon Ball Super Spin Battle competitions, trivia contests, and Dragon Ball Super Anime Expo exclusives toy give-away

 

TUESDAY, JULY 4

10:30 am– Norihiko Sakata, Chief Producer & Event Visionary, Banpresto World Figure Colosseum, appearance, with special guest VampyBitMe

11:45 am – Dragon Ball Super Spin Battle competitions, trivia contests, and Dragon Ball Super Anime Expo exclusives toy give-away

3 pm – Show Floor Closes

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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