#Bluefin Distribution

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C2E2 2016: Bluefin Distribution part 1

Sometimes you just want to see a smorgasbord of figures from all over the place. That's when you head to Bluefin Distribution. Sentinel, which is usually geared toward anime figures, has picked up the Iron Man license. And man are these fig...

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C2E2 2015: Bluefin

Bluefin distributes collectibles from a bunch of companies, so their booth is usually pretty packed at conventions. Fortunately I got there just before closing so I was able to avoid the hectic experience of photographing the displays while...

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S.H.Figuarts Sasuke Uchiha gets some new shots

You've probably already heard by now, but the Naruto manga is now in it's final weeks, set to end at the beginning of November. Seems like bad timing for Bandai to be releasing Naruto figures, that might have a little something to do with S...

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Scarecroodle's massive EXPLOSION of AWESOME recap

Sometimes there's more awesome than there is time and humble Tomopop editors can't get around to everything. As such, an explosively awesome recap is needed. Click the jump to see explosions, Gamera, more explosions, Bishoujo She-Hulk, expl...

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Tomopop Review: SHFiguarts Momo Velia Deviluke

You know, there's something to be said about the harem show. Sure, they're usually puerile, insipid and lacking in any sort of redeeming value. Yes, they usually rely on fanservice in lieu of good animation or solid design. You know what......

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Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Akainu & Aokiji Battle Ver.

With dozens and dozens of characters over 17 years of publication, One Piece is a figure company's dream. There are so many characters that can be made into figures, and just as many fans foaming at the mouth to pick them up. What's even be...

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Tear it up with some Godzilla effect sets

Bandai has crafted enough accessories to destroy a small city... specifically a small city that the company has crafted as well. The accessory sets, both of which contain broken buildings, are divided into S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla Effect 2...

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Tomopop Review: Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts Alien Warrior

The Xenomorph. Nature's perfect predator. Acidic blood. The ability to incubate in almost any living thing and take on the host's characteristics. A sleek black, bony exterior. Truly one of the greatest monster designs out there. Bandai has...

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Toy Fair 2014: Tamashii - S.H. Figuarts Naruto

No, it's not Genjutsu you're seeing, Naruto is actually getting a figure in Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line (although if you're seeing something *other* than this then you're mostly likely under the effects of Genjutsu). The orange-clad obvious...

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Go West, young SHF Imperialdramon!

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA  has announced that Digimon is being considered as "a strategic property for the U.S. thanks to new licensing opportunities". The immediate result of said opportunity is that Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Imperial...

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S.H. Figuarts Piccolo, SS Goku get a Western reissue

Bluefin Tamashii Nation USA recently announced that Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Piccolo and Super Sayian Goku would be reissued in the West, supposedly the first such release for fans in Europe, and those pre-orders are now open. SHF Piccolo was...

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Tomopop Review: Bandai's D-Arts Black Zero

The Mega Man franchise is all about upgrades (often in the form of new abilities taken from defeated opponents) and, when Mega Man X swung around, Mega Man (now called X) got a few fancy new armors ... two of which were made into figures by...

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D-Arts Omnimon's / Omegamon's photo gallery pierces evil

Bandai's D-Arts Omegamon (or Omnimon, as he's known in the English adaptation) has returned thanks to valiant efforts of Bluefin Tamashii Nations. The company has not only decided to give the figure its first ever Western release, but now h...

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Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA 'teases' Smaug

Bluefin Tamashii Nations has just mega-teased fans with their most recent Facebook post consisting of an image of Smaug (from The Hobbit trilogy) with the caption, "High end articulated and extremely detailed adult collectable of Smaug. Ya...

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Knock your figures through walls or into the ground

Have you ever been worried that your figures aren't tough enough? That they can't take or dish out the punishment? Bluefin Tamashii Nations wants to bring the pain with these new Tamashii Effect Impact accessories geared to go with your S.H...

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S.H. MonsterArts Biollante is nearly upon us

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA has posted a box image of the upcoming S.H. MonsterArts Biollante with the captain "Sooooon". Biollante is currently slated for a Nov/Dec release. The packaging for Biollante is absolutely massive. Look at that ...

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Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Perona & Enel

Bandai has done a lot to improve their Figuarts ZERO line in the last couple of years. Back when I reviewed a trio of ZEROs in 2011, they were fairly simple looking figures of dudes in standard poses with the exception of Marco. Fast-forwar...

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Gunpla Builders World Cup chooses NA representative

Bluefin Distribution has announced their pick for the North American regional finals that will be heading to Japan in December to compete against builders from around the world. The winner is Kevin Yi Zhang of Connecticut, USA who...

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S.H. MonsterArts Gigan unveiled, ready to wreck Earth

Bluefin Tamashii Nations has uploaded a photo of a prototype S.H. MonsterArts Gigan 2004, based on the character's appearance in Godzilla: Final Wars. Gigan, an alien cyborg bent on global destruction, is an older Godzilla enemy who receive...

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NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - misc. figures and role play

Trying to collect figures on a shoestring budget? It's hard to do unless you're willing to set your sights a little smaller. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for something cheap. Bluefin Distribution and Tamashii Nations are bringin...

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NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - S.H. MonsterArts

What would Halloween be without monsters? Or, more specifically, Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts line? Bluefin Tamashii Nations had a good mix of monsters on display at NYCC between aliens, predators, and Godzilla-related displays. My favorite of...

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NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - S.H. Figuarts

One word could be used to describe Bluefin Tamashii Nation's S.H. Figuarts display: Batman. Sure, there was a lot of other stuff on display -- including the recently announced S.H. Figuarts Goku, the Krillin due out next month, a cool Daft ...

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NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - Figuarts ZERO

Our man on the floor, Andres, captured some pictures of the various Figuarts ZERO figures on display by Tamashii Nations (Bluefin Distribution) at NYCC. Check out the gallery for pictures of: Perona, Thriller Bark ver. Roronoa Zoro, Battl...

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Figuarts Zero Sigma will be available at NYCC

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA has announced that they'll have Bandai's Figuarts Zero Sigma on sale at NYCC next month. The announcement comes paired with a packaging photo that shows how much larger the box is compared to D-Arts figures. Meg...

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Need more Sailor Mars goodness? Look no further!

I can't get enough of Sailor Mars, and I feel lucky to have gotten my pre-order to go through the other night with how packed everyone's servers were. AmiAmi's Blog has you covered on lovely images of her though, in case you'd just like to ...

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[Update!] S.H. Figuarts Sailor Mars up for pre-order!

[Update #2: She is now available at Big Bad Toy Store at the link below!] (Thanks Phoenix Gamma!) [Update: She is now available at HobbyLink Japan at the link below!] Here she is! One of my top favorite Sailor Scouts is finally up for pre-o...

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Bandai SDCC exclusives available on Bluefin Premium

For those who missed picking up Bandai exclusives at the Bluefin Distribution booth during SDCC (and want to avoid scalpers), Bluefin Distribution is currently selling those exclusives through Bluefin Premium. The site charges a flat US$10 ...

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Sailor Mercury loads up a gallery on AmiAmi's blog

Over on the AmiAmi Blog they've put up a gallery dedicated to the brainiac, Sailor Mercury. I never was Mercury's biggest fan, but the more of the Figuarts I see, the more I'm excited for it.  I have it pre-ordered regardless, but I ac...

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Tomopop Review: S.H.Figuarts Power Rangers Samurai 5-pack

For me, Power Rangers basically ended with Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. However, the show has continued for over a dozen more seasons and, through the magic of Linkara's Power Ranger reviews, I've actually been tempted to check out a few o...

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Gunpla Builders World Cup qualifying comes to Otakon

Gunpla Builders World Cup qualifying rounds aren't just for the west coast. At Otakon 2013 (August 9 to 11) the GBWC will be making their first of two east coast stops (the other being New York Comic Con / New York Anime Festival in October...

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S.H. Figuarts Blue Rose now available for pre-order

The S.H. Figuarts Blue Rose, who made a surprise appearance in some magazine scans last month, is now available for pre-order. While the S.H. Figuarts Blue Rose was apparently left on hiatus for some time, it appears that Tiger & Bunny ...

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Bluefin/Tamashii opens post-SDCC fans' poll

'What do you want to see?' asks Bluefin Tamashii Nations, which has opened up a post-SDCC survey so that non-attendees can weigh in on what they'd like to see in the future. The poll, noted as being part of their market research, is compris...

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SDCC 2013: Bandai/Bluefin's Evangelion figures

Evangelion fans didn't have much to cheer for at SDCC, as the franchise went woefully underrepresented. As far as I know, there was just a single art book at Udon's booth and a handful of small-scale figures at Bluefin's booth. You'd think ...

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Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider 1 (Sakurajima)

Kamen Rider sure has a confused history in the west. Its first venture started in 1995 as an incredibly goofy Power Rangers spin off simply called Masked Rider. That series took Kamen Rider Black RX all sorts of places it probably had no bu...

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Tomopop Review: Bandai's S.H.MonsterArts King Kong

When people think "kaiju", quite often Godzilla and his ilk are the first things to come to mind. As such, some might be surprised by the "American kaiju", King Kong, breaking into the S.H.MonsterArts line which, up until this point, basica...


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