@BLUEFIN OPENS PRE-ORDERS FOR IMPRESSIVE NEW VOLTRON SUPER MINI-PLA KIT FROM BANDAI SHOKUGAN
May 16, 2018

Legendary “Defender Of The Universe” Debuts In A Compact New Super Mini-Pla Kit Featuring 5 Fully Articulated Lions That Combine To Form The Iconic Giant Robot

 

Anaheim, CA, May 16, 2018 Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, announces an exciting new release for pop culture, giant robot and anime fans as it opens pre-orders for the Voltron Super Mini-Pla from Bandai Shokugan brand.

Voltron is the newest addition to the Super Mini-Pla product line from Bandai Shokugan and is set for release in September by authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from select leading online outlets.

 

Pre-orders are available now; MSRP will be $62.00. Bluefin is the official North American master distributor for Bandai Shokugan.

 

The legendary hero from one of the greatest giant robot anime action series of the 1980s returns in collectible form in an impressive new model kit that stands more than 7 inches tall when completed. The Black Lion, Red Lion, Green Lion, Blue Lion, and Yellow Lion are each fully articulated and poseable and combine together to form the iconic Voltron robot. Accessories include a shield and Blazing Sword. Parts from each of the lions also may be combined to form a Shokugan original mega-blaster weapon.

As the Super Mini-Pla name implies, this compact model kits offer simple pre-colored snap-together assembly. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the kits do not require glue.

 

Collectors are also invited to enjoy these additional Bandai Shogukan Mini-Pla model kits distributed by Bluefin that are available now.

Shokugan Super Mini-Pla Power Rangers Titanus ·  MSRP: $150.00 ·

Available Now!

The 3rd and latest release of the Super Mini-Pla series features the mighty Titanus. Fans can combine the new kit with the Megazord and Dragonzord to form the Ultrazord – the ultimate Power Rangers robot. Titanus can be posed in both Carrier Mode and Attack Mode and moves under battery power. A must-have for any ardent Power Rangers fan.

 

Shokugan Super Mini-Pla King of Braves Gaogaigar · MSRP: $43.00 ·

Available Now!

Back by popular demand is the King of Braves Gaogaigar. A must-have item for any sci-fi model builder and/or fan of the Super Mini Pla series. Gaogaigar is able to be constructed from 4 component smaller robots – Gaigar (Galleon), Stealth Gao, Liner Gao and Drill Gao. Enjoy this kit that features high detail construction.

 

Shokugan Power Rangers Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kit· MSRP: $45.00 ·

Available Now!

Catch the debut of the Dragonzord, the Zord of the Green Power Ranger. Enjoy the Dragonzord by itself or go into Dragonzord Battle Mode by combining it with the Mastodon, Saber-Toothed Tiger, and Triceratops Zords from the Megazord kits. Collectors also can combine all of the components from the Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

 

 

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 Asia and has 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 Storm Collectibles, 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

 

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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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