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SDCC 2016: Bluefin

Bluefin distributes figures from a variety of Japanese companies, so their booth featured toys catering to all corners of fandom. Their most elaborate display was for the classic Ghostbusters, featuring two scenes from the end of the film. ...

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SDCC 2014: Bluefin - miscellaneous figures

Bluefin's presence at SDCC is spread across two booths, one with the Tamashii Nations items and one more dedicated to sales. The sales booth did have some prototypes of upcoming figures, including the titan in the header. The titan and Eren...

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S.H. Figuarts Michael Jackson up for pre-order!

I've been so excited about so many figures in the S.H. Figuarts toy line, but this is the one that obviously takes the cake for me. We've seen him previously at events, and in scans, but now he's up for pre-order and ready to do that gravit...

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Let's-a go with S.H. Figuarts Super Mario

Bluefin Tamashii Nations has just posted a bunch of pictures from the currently running Nuremburg Toy Fair onto their Facebook page, and contained within is the first look at what they were teasing a little while back. It is indeed an S.H. ...

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Bluefin posts teaser hinting at possible Mario line

Today on Bluefin Tamashii Nations’ Facebook page they posted a very interesting picture. It was a picture of a Super Mario Coin Block with the hashtag #figuarts. WOW! What? Are we looking at a S.H. Figuarts line? Or maybe it’s...

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Bluefin to bring SH Figuarts Dragon Kid to North America

The S.H Figuarts version of Tiger and Bunny's lightning kung fu master, Dragon Kid, was originally made available for pre-order to Asia-based collectors exclusively from the Tamashii Web Shop. North American fans were plum out of luck....

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S.H. Figuarts Sailor Venus is up for pre-order!

Woohoo! One of my favorite Sailor Scouts is now up for pre-order! Sailor Venus makes her pre-order debut in stores today, and I've already got my order in - How about you? She's hard to pass up when you get the Sailor V mask, as well as Art...

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Robot Spirits Kshatriya fights its way into a gallery

Bluefin Tamashii Nations has released an image gallery for the upcoming Robot Spirits Kshatriya (Mobile Suit Gundam UC), which is now available for pre-order. I haven't been keeping up with Gundam in recent years (Mobile Suit Gundam 00 damp...

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Bluefin previews Figuarts ZERO Super Saiyan Vegeta

Andres caught a glimpse of him back at NYCC but now Bluefin Tamashii nations has broken out a full-on preview of the latest addition to the Figuarts ZERO family. It's no-one less than the Prince of Saiyans, Vegeta, replendent in his Super S...


Bandai officially announces SH Figuarts MMPR Black Ranger

It's been a Mighty Morphin week here at Tomopop with all of our Mighty Morphin Power Ranger reviews. So it's just perfect that Bluefin Tamashii Nations has now officially listed the MMPR Black Ranger as their next addition to their S.H. Fi...

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Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts MMPR Green and Red Ranger

If you asked any person in their 20s which season of the Power Rangers was the best, they would answer right away, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. At least, I know that's what my answer would be! So it is with this love of nostalgia, that Ba...

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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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Bluefin bringing over Bandai's Ultraman figures

Ultraman fans, rejoice: Bluefin has just announced on Facebook that they'll be bringing over Bandai's Ultraman figures to North America! Like their other releases, I'm expecting these will be on Amazon and other North American retailers' si...

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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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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...


SDCC 2013: S.H. Figuarts Power Rangers/Super Sentai

It's an exciting convention for fans of the spandex clad heroes as Bandai had a bunch of great Power Rangers stuff on hand. First and foremost were their con exclusive metallic S.H. Figuarts Power Rangers Samurai team, complete with sn...

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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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Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Vegeta

Well, well, well... Look what the cat dragged in! It just happens to be my favorite Saiyan from Dragonball Z! The S.H. Figuarts Vegeta Saiyan Saga version arrived at my door, and I couldn't be more excited to take photos and get a review in...


Bluefin adds more photos of exclusive SDCC Power Rangers

It's already been revealed that one of Bluefin's SDCC exclusives will be a collector's set of the Power Rangers Super Samurai. Now they're releasing photos of each figure to give fans a better look at what they can get. Each photo shows a ...


Bluefin reveals SH Figuarts Power Rangers SDCC exclusive

Last week, Bluefin Tamashii Nations teased fans about their SDCC exclusives by showing them behind a heavily frosted glass on their Facebook. While nothing could be really seen, from the colors of this tease, it was obvious that these woul...

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You can't dodge this Bluefin tease of Piccolo

After kicking off their San Diego Comicon teases yesterday with something distinctly Sentai looking, Bluefin have hinted at their next reveal in much the same manner - an indistinct shot through heavily frosted glass. However, while yesterd...

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Bluefin teases something Power Rangers-ey

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA have begun teasing what they're going to be bringing to San Diego Comicon and earlier today they threw up the above image on their Facebook page. Shot through heavily frosted glass, it's impossible to make out a...


Bandai announces S. H. Figuarts MMPR Pink Ranger

Bandai continues getting their fans excited waiting for every new announcement. I was waiting all night to hear word on what figure was planned to be announced tonight, and when I saw the reveal I jumped. S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power...


Bandai set to release Figuarts Zero Super Saiyan Son Goku

Dragon Ball Z fans rejoice! From Bandai/Tamashii Nations, your favorite characters will soon be a part of the Figuarts Zero statue line-up, starting with Super Saiyan Son Goku. This statue is highly detailed to show Goku's battle damage, ni...


Tamashii Nations debuts new global distributors page

Tamashii Nations has just put up a new page today for it's international customers that's actually pretty helpful. It not only lists the familiar names like U.S. distributor Bluefin, but shows that Bandai has expanded the Tamashii Nations d...

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MonsterArts Destroyah Evolution set to be sold in West

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA has announced via Facebook plans to make a former Asian web shop S.H. MonsterArts Destroyah Evolution set available to Western collectors.  The set will feature figures of three forms (crustacean-like, aggr...


More radioactive Godzilla Monster Arts pre-orders

Not seen at Tamashii Nations / Bluefin's Monster Arts booth at SDCC were two new Godzilla Monster Arts figures, namely Godzilla Junior and Burning Godzilla. Godzilla Junior seems to be a recreation of Godzilla's son in his awkward teen year...


Super Saiyan Son Gohan to have a special colorway at SDCC

How many more weeks is it until the San Diego Comic-Con? It is still more than a month away and the super-cool announcements just keep rolling in. This time, the information comes to us from Bluefin/ Tamashii Nations regarding a special col...


WonderCon 2012: Bluefin Distribution

Bluefin Distribution's booth (That's Bandai and Tamashii Nations worked into a maze of figure display cases) always seems swamped at events. I remember seeing it at Otakon and NYCC, and both times it was tough to get a good look at what was...


Figuarts Zero Keith Goodman getting a U.S. release

Bluefin have just notified us that the Bluefin Tamashii Nations Facebook page has just updated with news on the next Tiger & Bunny Figuarts Zero figure coming to the U.S. It's Keith Goodman (a.k.a. Sky High) in his characteristic "thumb...


Toy Fair 2012: Bluefin/Tamashii Nations

Bluefin and Tamashii Nations (Bandai) were at Toy Fair 2012, and our Keith Polott spoke to Bandai/Tamashii Nations' Adam Newman at the booth. While what was on display might have been a lot of what we've seen before, there's a ton of info f...


Figuarts Zero Barnaby Brooks coming to the U.S., sort of

As you may know, Barnaby Brooks Jr., of the anime sensation Tiger & Bunny, will be getting his own Figuarts Zero figure from Bandai. As a Tamashii Web Shop exclusive figure, one would assume the only way to purchase this bisho...


Two new S.H.MonsterArts figures appear

As spotted by the eagle-eyed Esperkin, via the Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA Facebook page, next up in the S.H.MonsterArts line from Bandai is MOGUERA! You get MOGUERA's plasma beam cannon and spiral grenades in accessory form, complete with...


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