Monthly Archives: October 2019
Anime NYC is just a few weeks away (Nov. 15-17) and we’re knee deep in final preparations for the show. We’re excited to bring you all sorts of goodies from Gundam, Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece and Sailor Moon to name a few. Not to mention Gundam Exclusives (listed below) available to Anime NYC attendees.
This year we have plenty to offer you in the way of merchandise, panels, giveaways, and of course the Gunpla Builders World Cup (GBWC). Gundam fans from all over the country are competing to have their model represent the USA in the GBWC Finals. Registration for all contestants at Anime NYC closes Saturday, November 16, at 12pm EST. All entries will be on display at our booth (#720) for fans to get a closer look at the competition. Judging will take place at 2 PM, and the winner will be announced during our GBWC Panel being held on Saturday at 5 PM in room 1E13.
Famed Gundam creator and director, Yoshiyuki Tomino, will be attending Anime NYC to participate in panels and signings. However, due to time restrictions there will be a pre-show lottery to give all attendees an equal chance to get an autograph. The lottery is open for registration at the time of this posting and will close at 12pm EST on November 5, 2019. Lottery winners will be notified by November 10. It’s also worth noting To
Famed Gundam creator and director, Yoshiyuki Tomino, will be attending Anime NYC to participate in panels and signings. However, due to time restrictions there will be a pre-show lottery to give all attendees an equal chance to get an autograph. The lottery is open for registration at the time of this posting and will close at 12pm EST on November 5, 2019. Lottery winners will be notified by November 10. It’s also worth noting Tomino will only be signing official Gundam merchandise from series he has worked on, including the original series, and the new Gundam Reconguista in G (G-Reco) movie premiering at Anime NYC. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Things to know about the Pre-Show Lottery (Taken from Anime NYC’s Official Website)
Each of these guests has their own lottery. You can enter as few or as many as you’d like. And it doesn’t matter when you enter. All entries will be weighed the same. After our lottery is over, we will randomly pick winners and contact everyone who entered – whether you won or not.
You can enter multiple lotteries, but you cannot enter the same lottery more than once. You MUST enter with your real name, and duplicate entries will be deleted. If you win, when you claim your autograph ticket, you MUST show Photo ID. If your ID does not match the name you submitted online, you cannot claim your ticket. Autograph tickets are non-transferable. No exceptions.
Our autograph tickets are now wristbands that will be placed on your arm by staff. Do not try to remove your wristband until your signing. If there are any signs of tampering when you arrive for your autograph session, you cannot claim your autograph.
Tamashii Nations 2019 is here. The event, held in Akihabara, Tokyo is put on by the Bandai Spirits Collectors Department, and runs from October 25th through the 27th.
This year, the event takes up two locations, one dedicated to character figures, and the other devoted to those robots, mechs and mobile suits you love so much. The event also features a number of exclusives you can only get at the show. The show is also a great opportunity to become a Club Tamashii member, the free program grants you benefits and gifts when shopping online and in-person at selected retailors.
But enough of the who, what, when, where and how. You came here for pictures. Tamashii Nations has so many lines and properties, that we split them up into individual pages below. Be sure to check out all of our coverage and let us know on social media which were your favorites.
We have collected tons of images for each product line and property. We are hard at work to get all the images up as soon as possible. Please bare with us while we sort through the images and get them uploaded into the proper categories.
We have some exciting news for all your P-Bandai fans out there! Pre-orders are open for both the Leo Full Weapon Set “Gundam Wing” HGAC 1/144 and the Mazinger (Infinity Ver.) (Black) HG 1/144 model kits. It’s worth noting, P-Bandai items have a limited production and are only sold through Bandai affiliates. There is absolutely no guarantee these items will be available for purchase again once the pre-order period ends. Get yours while you still can!
In other news, we have re-opened pre-orders on Heavyarms "Gundam Wing" MG 1/100. The model features 12 weapon containers mounted on both shoulders along with additional leg missile pods that open and close. Igel equipment also includes caterpillar treads on the legs that can be displayed in deployed and undeployed forms. Heavyarms will begin shipping in December.
New York Comic-Con has come and gone, and with it our Tamashii Nations Star Wars display at the Crystal Palace, located inside the Javits Center. There we had a life-size Meisho Darth Vader replica, complete with wearable samurai armor. Each day attendees of all ages lined up to have their photos taken with the dark lord. The statue was the ultimate centerpiece for our booth, and we photographed all of the contest winners from our Scouter Stamp Rally in front of it. Hopefully you had a chance to swing by our booth and check in with us to see what's in store for our Star Wars samurai figures.