March 22, 2018

Visit Bluefin during WonderCon 2018 at Booth #1037


Leading Japanese Collectibles Distributor Heads To One Of SoCal’s Biggest Comics And Pop Culture Conventions With Products From Bandai Hobby, Storm Collectibles, Iron Studios, Sen-Ti-Nel, Beast Kingdom, X-Plus And Capcom


Anaheim, CA, March 21, 2018 – Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, heads to Anaheim, CA for WonderCon to showcase a wide variety of upcoming products and also offer a selection of items for purchase.


WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction, and film and pop culture convention and takes place March 23rd to 25th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Tickets and full details are available at: https://www.comic-con.org/wca. Bluefin will be located on the main convention floor in Booth #1037.


This year, Bluefin’s presence will be highlighted by a must-see display of new and upcoming merchandise, including model kits and collectible figures for a variety of fan-loved brands such as Bandai and Bandai Hobby, Storm Collectibles, Iron Studios, Sen-Ti-Nel, Beast Kingdom, X-Plus and Capcom. A specially curated selection of exclusive products also will be available for purchase throughout the convention.

As a convention special, Bluefin will offer those purchasing a Bandai Soul of Chogokin Gipsy Avenger a FREE Pacific Rim hat. Bluefin also will offer a FREE Pacific Rim sticker with the purchase of any two Tamashii Nations Robot Spirits Pacific Rim characters during WonderCon. Stop by the Bluefin booth for details and to claim these special offers.

Bandai Hobby GunPla 00 Raiser (Comic-Con Clear Version) “Gundam 00” ·  1/100 Scale · MSRP: $50.00

The combined mainstay for of the 00 Gundam and 00 Raiser featured in mid-Season 2 of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime series.

Bandai Hobby BB Build Strike Gundam Full Package (Metallic Gloss Injection),

“Gundam Build Fighters” ·  1/100 Scale · MSRP: $10.00

An easy-to-build super deformed version of the Strike Gundam from the Gundam Build Fighters anime series.


Bandai Hobby Petit’gguy Fortune Red, “Gundam Build Fighters” · MSRP: $12.00

Bandai Hobby Petit’gguy Fortune Orange, “Gundam Build Fighters” · MSRP: $12.00

Two new colors of Petit’Gguy – Fortune Red and Fortune Orange – join the HGPG line up! Each new Petit-Gguy comes with a display base.

Bandai Hobby Super Funina axis Angel Version Mk-II Axis Image Color, “Gundam Build Fighters” · MSRP: $22.00

The incredibly popular Super Fumina is now reborn in a new Mobile Suit variation model kit with angel wings. The new Super Fumina has a cute, winged angelic appearance Multiple eye stickers are included to recreate a variety of different expressions. All new molds have been used for every piece of armor. The angel wings are also articulated.

Bandai Hobby Tallgeese (Special Coating Ver), “Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz” · 

1/100 Scale · MSRP: $80.00

A special metallic and high gloss coating version of MG Tallgeese, which was sold only at GunPla Expo Events. The lightning fast white mobile suit from Gundam Wing makes an appearance in Master Grade form with an Endless Waltz color scheme. Featuring a Leo type inner frame with removable helmet, this new version of Tallgeese features a redesigned dober gun with recoil motion, as well as new thrusters hidden in the rear skirt armor. Iconic large rear mounted boosters feature an opening and closing gimmick. A scale unpainted figure of pilot, Zechs Merquise, in both standing and sitting positions is included along with beam sabers, a variety of left and right hands, and decals designed by Hajime Katoki.


Bandai Hobby Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) with Unicorn Head Display (Final Battle Version), “Gundam UC” ·  1/144 Scale · MSRP: $30.00

Part of the Gunpla evolution project, the real grade unicorn Gundam features the next level in Gunpla technology and design. From the very beginning, this version was created to be able to perform its iconic destroy mode transformation with stability and ease. The new advanced joint incorporates clear translucent plastic for Psyco frame along with locking and linking mechanisms to ensure the smoothest transformation possible.


For more information on a wide array of Gundam model kits available from Bluefin, please visit: http://bluefinbrands.com/tag/gunpla/.


About Bluefin

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, Taiwan and Singapore 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, Storm Collectibles, Blitzway, and is the sole provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and is also the exclusive and official distributor for Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL and Flame Toys. Additional information is available at: www.bluefincorp.com.

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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