Monthly Archives: October 2020

  1. Big Year for EVANGELION

    Big Year for EVANGELION

    It has been a big year for Evangelion. Throughout the year a variety of new products released, and a new film releasing early 2021. Like any fan, seeing product release for a franchise or series you enjoy is amazing; you want to support it, and see it grow, or in some cases, just wish for more product release. Let's take a look at the different kinds of Evangelion items that have released by Bandai over the year, and then take a quick look at upcoming items in the near future.

    Model Kits


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  2. Jujutsu Kaisen S.H.Figuarts and PROPLICA Coming to US

    Jujutsu Kaisen S.H.Figuarts and PROPLICA Coming to US

    The new fall season of anime has started, and one of the newest anime to grace us is Jujutsu Kaisen. Created by Gege Akutami, Jujutsu Kaisen is set in Tokyo, and revolves around Itadori Yuuji, a boy with tremendous strength. One night, at school, a curse attacks Itadori's classmates, and  Yuuji leaps in to save them. While fighting, he consumes a special grade curse, the finger of Ryomen Sukuna (King of Curses), to defeat it. Now sharing a body with the King of Curses, Yuuji is admitted to Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu School, where he learns about other curses with his fellow classmate sorcerers, while searching for the remaining curse pieces of Ryomen Sukuna. You can watch this brand-new anime on Crunchyroll, with new episodes every Friday.

    With new anime comes new merchandise. @instamashii recently revealed 2 new upcoming products from PROPLICA and S.H.Figuarts from Jujutsu Kaisen, and they are:

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  3. Premium Bandai USA Releases Shodo Digimon 3

    Premium Bandai USA Releases Shodo Digimon 3

    Starting today, the next wave in  the Shodo Digimon line is available for pre-order on Premium Bandai USA. Over the course of the year, P-Bandai USA has released many fantastic exclusives from various franchises, including Shodo Digimon 1 and 2 from Shokugan. We're excited to offer these amazing figures to the customers and love to see Digimon grow further in the US. Digivolve into Ultimate!

    Premium Bandai USA is Bandai's official online store and focuses on high quality anime, video game, and Tokusatsu merchandise. These limited edition and variant products include action figures, model kits, jewelry and an array of other collectibles based on many popular anime and video game properties.

    Premium Bandai sells highly sought-after and exclusive collectibles from various Bandai-owned brands directly to customers. Many rare and limited-edition releases that were, until now, available only to the Japanese market. This catalog has been expanded to feature items from Bandai Spirits, Tamashii Nations, Shokugan and Hobby.

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  4. CSM Kamen Rider Gaim Project Ark Announced

    CSM Kamen Rider Gaim Project Ark Announced

    On Sunday, Oct 19th, 2020 @bandai_ridertoy tweeted about the next CSM being released. That CSM is none other than Kamen Rider Gaim!

    In commemoration of the production of the new "Gaim Gaiden" announced last month, CSM has finally entered Gaim!

    CSM (Complete Selection Modification) is a line of premium collectible toys featuring Kamen Riders transformation devices. These devices have more detail and address issues previously found in the original DX release. Originally known as Complete Selection (CS), and later on changed to the name we know now, these premium collectibles have been around since 2006, and have recently released a spin-off line called Complete Selection Animation, which features items that appear in anime.

    The latest CSM was revealed as Project Ark from Kamen Rider Gaim (not to be confused with Ark from Kamen Rider Zero-One). This announcement focuses on the Kamen Rider Gaim series that originally aired 7 years ago in 2013. The name borrows "Project Ark" directly from the show, because it would be fun to use a reference in the series; although that project focused on the creation of one billion Sengoku Drivers, and let us just say it contains SPOILERS.

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  5. GUNDAM Invades Little Tokyo!

    GUNDAM Invades Little Tokyo!

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  6. Bandai America Lands Four Products On The Toy Insider’s Top Holiday Toy List!

    Bandai America Lands Four Products On The Toy Insider’s Top Holiday Toy List!

    Bandai is thrilled to be included in the Toy Insider’s hand-picked selection that represents an extensive variety of toys to keep kids busy, screen-free playthings filled with educational value, toys that promote diversity, sustainability, and accessibility; and affordable toys that fit any budget!

    Bandai builds on dreams, adds to the fun, and strives to inspire kids of all ages around the world! We prioritize developing engaging, quality toys that capture children’s imaginative spirit and provide endless “Fun For The Future” which is why we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the Toy Insider’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

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  7. Demon Slayer PROPLICA Now Available for Pre-Order

    Demon Slayer PROPLICA Now Available for Pre-Order

    Coming to the US in 2021 is PROPLICA's Tanjiro Kamado's Nichirin sword from the hit-anime Kimetsu No Yaiba, aka, Demon Slayer by Bandai Spirits. 

    "PROPLICA" is a fusion of the words "Prop" and "Replica," this category has been garnered from decades of Bandai role-play category know-how and employs state-of-the-art manufacturing technology to bring realistic prop replicas to discerning collectors.

    Over the years we have seen other PROPLICA products, such as the Keyblade (Kingdom Hearts), Dragon Radar (Dragon Ball), and many Sailor Moon rods and compacts released long after the series, but nothing as current as Demon Slayer. Let us take a look at the Nichirin sword!


    This PROPLICA features a 1/1 scale (34.64 inches) of Tanjiro's sword  and is created to capture the beauty and have a genuine feel of a real-life Japanese sword. The blade itself is carefully molded to have a similar look and shape of the Nichirin sword.

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  8. Celebrating NYCC

    Celebrating NYCC

    New York Comic Con (NYCC) has just begun, and it's this time of the year that thousands of fans gather to the Javits Convention Center to celebrate all that is pop culture, comics, TV shows, collectibles, and more. Due to recent events, NYCC 2020 will be held online for the first time ever, and now we can bring the fun to you, at home. Since we cannot physically attend this year, we  would like to take a look back at all the wonderful things you could do at NYCC that we miss so much, and they are:


    One of the biggest things that we and many attendees will miss this year is cosplaying. From new cosplayers to veterans, many can agree that seeing all of the different costumes really shape

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  9. Bandai America Partners with Sanrio® To Debut a New Hello Kitty® Tamagotchi

    Bandai America Partners with Sanrio® To Debut a New Hello Kitty® Tamagotchi

    Everyone’s Favorite Virtual Toy Continues to Evolve with Beloved Characters

    Tamagotchi®, a household name and one of the largest toy brands of all time launches a Hello Kitty Tamagotchi device with two different shell styles: Hello Kitty and Favorite Things. The Tamagotchi brand is no stranger to collaborations and this Fall they’ve teamed up with Sanrio® to bring fans a new play experience with global icon, Hello Kitty®.

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