In just a few days, Bandai Namco Toys & Collectibles America Inc. will be attending C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) in Chicago, August 5-7, 2022. This will be our third show following up from SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con) and Anime Expo, which were both held in Southern California. Now, we fly East to bring all the fun and action to Chicago, and we cannot wait. Last time we attended the show was back in March of 2020, right before the pandemic took a turn for the worst.
For those that were able to attend might remember the Godzilla statue, as well as the RX-78-2 Gundam statue where attendees got a chance to try our workshop model kits. It was also the second time we had held a Team Kamen Rider meet and greet, which had dozens of fans show up. It was the last physical show before we dived into digital shows.
“Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” Model Kit. From Bandai Shokugan's Souzou Galleria Series: a highly detailed desktop model kit faithfully recreates the Gunship from "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind." The engine part houses the battery unit which enables blue LED lighting (LRR41 batteries not included). This set consists of the Gunship body, 4 pilot
New figures and collectibles have been recently announced, and we want to share all the news in case you missed it. Check out all the amazing new figures coming later this year.
Bandai Namco Toys & Collectibles America Inc. (BNTCA) is headed to Anime Expo this year (July 1-4) in Los Angeles, California. BNTCA distributes many products from a wide variety of brands and one brand joining the fun at AX is Studio Ghibli, and you don’t want to miss out on what they have planned.
The Studio Ghibli booth (World of Ghibli) can be found at booth E-6 in the Entertainment Hall. There you’ll find Displays of official Studio Ghibli merchandise, as well as a shop for fans to purchase official merchandise like plush, puzzles, home goods, and more!
Commemorate your visit at the World of Ghibli booth at AX with a photo-op of Totoro at the bus stop or with a lifesize Catbus Paper Theater. What is paper theater? Paper Theater is an arts & craft product
Team Kamen Rider is thrilled to return to Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California. This year, the team has some fun and exciting plans to spread the awareness of Kamen Rider. This will be Team Kamen Riders first time at AX with a booth filled with displays. During their last visit to AX, they were still known as Team Rider and had only quite a few members. The team has grown quite a bit since then.
Don't know what a Kamen Rider is or want to learn more about Kamen Rider? Then, visit booth #2211 in the Exhibit Hall. The booth will have various rider belts on display, informational graphics, as well as a demo belt of the Ziku Driver from Kamen Rider Zi-O. If you’ve never had a chance to play with a Kamen Rider belt, then you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to interact with the Ziku Driver (it’s a fun belt to play with). The booth will also have Kamen Rider merchandise available
Tamashii Nations creates unprecedented collectibles that show impressive technology and craftsmanship. Whenever, we get news of upcoming Tamashii Nation items, we are always on the edge of our seat and this time we’re ready to blast off as we share some of the latest S.H.Figuarts announced. So, sit back and buckle up, we’re taking off!
Tamashii Nations has various collectibles, and one of their well-known
The Bandai Namco Group has donated 100 million yen to Save the Children in support of their humanitarian cause for people affected by the crisis in Ukraine and who are seeking refuge outside the country.
We hope that the people and communities affected by this crisis will be able to return to peaceful days as soon as possible.
Ensky is one of the many companies we work with to deliver amazing collectibles straight from overseas to fans across the United States. They hold many IP's (intellectual property) under their belt, and we are very excited to announce the newest collectibles from them featuring characters from Demon Slayer, Kirby, and Studio Ghibli.
Let's take a look!
Demon Slayer is continuing its current season on Crunchyroll (The Entertainment District Arc as of writing this blog) and what better way to celebrate than to announce new goodies of characters from the show! Ensky has recently announced new Japanese cloth (Tenugui) and puzzles featuring some of your favorite characters from the hit anime series.
Tenugui (te=hands; nugui=wipe) are traditional Japanese cotton towels that have been a staple of the Japanese home since the 9th century.
These multi-purpose cloths are used everyday as hand towels, dishcloths, and washcloths. They make great statement pieces as napkins, place mats, or table runners and are commonly worn as neckerchiefs or headbands. They hang elegantly on walls, providing beautiful decoration, and can serve as the perfect reusable gift wrap
Demon Slayer tenugui measures 35x100cm (13.7x39.3in). Made in Japan. Made of 100% Cotton. There are 14 characters to choose from. Which character would you want from the lineup? Let us know in the comments below.
MSRP $15.00 each
If you've been enjoying the Entertainment District Arc from Demon Slayer, then check out the two new puzzles featuring the main Hashira (Tengen Uzui) featured in the season, along with the poster art for the current arc.
These puzzles are 300 pieces and measures 26x38cm (10.2x14.9in) when completed. Each puzzle includes puzzle glue and is made from jigsaw puzzle paperboard.
MSRP $18.00 each
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Kirby, the pink puffy hero, and Ensky is releasing a beautiful 1000 piece puzzle featuring Kirby throughout the years. You can see many iterations of the lovable hero, from him sleeping in the far back, wearing a chef hat, or even taking charge with the invincible candy.
This pink puzzle measures 51x73.5 cm when completed (20x28.9in). Includes puzzle glue.
Megahouse is starting 2022 with jam-packed news of products releasing later this year!
If you're new to the brand and have never heard of Megahouse then welcome! Megahouse is a major Japanese toy manufacturer and BANDAI Group company. Originally founded in 1962 as Kaken, the company was purchased by BANDAI and merged with BANDAI subsidiaries Angel and B-AI in 1997 to become MegaHouse.
The origin of the company name is a combination of the acronym Mega, Make (produce) Enjoy (enjoy) Global (worldwide Ability (talent), and House, which likens the company to a family community. And, as the word mega itself means “huge,” MegaHouse also reflects the company’s philosophy to provide dreams to our customers through its imagination and adventurous spirit.
They create amazing collectibles featuring some of the most popular IP's around such as Bleach, Naruto, Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, Sailor Moon, Gundam, Digimon, and many more! Their collectibles range