Events

  1. WORLD RENOWNED GUNDAM BASE SET TO LAND IN U.S.A. AT COMIC-CON SPECIAL EDITION 2021 AS FIRST-EVER POP-UP INSTALLATION OUTSIDE OF ASIA
    15
    Nov

    WORLD RENOWNED GUNDAM BASE SET TO LAND IN U.S.A. AT COMIC-CON SPECIAL EDITION 2021 AS FIRST-EVER POP-UP INSTALLATION OUTSIDE OF ASIA

    THE GUNDAM BASE SAN DIEGO POP-UP Brings the Experience of THE GUNDAM BASE to Comic-Con and Will Feature Over 150 Collectibles Including Event Exclusives, THE GUNDAM BASE Exclusives and Gundam Factory Yokohama Exclusives

    ANAHEIM, CA – November 10 2021. The BANDAI HOBBY Department of BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) brings another franchise history-making moment for Gundam in North America with today’s announcement that Comic-Con Special Edition 2021 will host the first-ever THE GUNDAM BASE installation outside of Asia. Presented by BANDAI NAMCO Group companies Bluefin, SUNRISE INC., and BANDAI SPIRITS, THE GUNDAM BASE SAN DIEGO POP-UP brings THE GUNDAM BASE concept direct to fans and recreates elements from THE GUNDAM BASE Tokyo and THE GUNDAM BASE Fukuoka flagship stores in Japan. THE GUNDAM BASE SAN DIEGO POP-UP offers Comic-Con attendees what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience THE GUNDAM BASE right here in the U.S.A. versus travelling to Japan. THE GUNDAM BASE SAN DIEGO  POP-UP will be open daily throughout this year’s Comic-Con Special Edition, November 26-28, 2021 in San Diego, Calif.

    What:         THE GUNDAM BASE SAN DIEGO POP-UP

    Where:       Comic-Con Special Edition 2021
                          Booth #1805

    When:        Open Daily During Normal Show Hours

    Duration

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  2. New York Comic Con 2021 Recap
    18
    Oct

    New York Comic Con 2021 Recap

    October 7-10, 2021 we celebrated New York Comic Con (NYCC). Con-goers gathered to New York City once again to experience the thrill of a physical event. Last year we celebrated NYCC digitally with reveals, giveaways, and a huge sale on select collectibles. This year for NYCC, it was a hybrid of both physical and digital for us at Bluefin, and we wanted to recap the event for those that may have missed out.

    Let us start things off with what fans were able to experience at NYCC:

    For those who were able to attend NYCC, there were three booths that were a must visit.

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  3. Gundam Online Expo 2021
    24
    Aug

    Gundam Online Expo 2021

    GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO RETURNS TO U.S.A. WITH EXCITING, NEW 12-DAY PROGRAM OF PANELS, EXCLUSIVES, LIVESTREAM SHOPPING AND MORE FROM AUG. 26 – SEPT. 6, 2021

    Following its franchise history-making first year, the GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO is confirmed to return to the U.S.A. with today’s announcement from BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin).

    This official, Gundam-only, digital event is presented by BANDAI NAMCO Group companies BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles, SUNRISE INC., and BANDAI SPIRITS. It offers 2021 attendees an expansive schedule of programming including workshops, panels, specially produced video content, and event exclusive collectibles. New features include the 2021 GUNPLA Builder’s Cup winners announcement ceremony and the GUNPLA Livestream Shopping Experience (akin to a cable TV shopping network show) co-hosted by a team at BANDAI

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  4. BLUEFIN REVEALS STORM COLLECTIBLES 2021 EVENT EXCLUSIVES LAUNCHING AT COMIC-CON@HOME
    09
    Jul

    BLUEFIN REVEALS STORM COLLECTIBLES 2021 EVENT EXCLUSIVES LAUNCHING AT COMIC-CON@HOME

    With just two weeks to go before this year’s virtual San Diego Comic-Con, BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) revealed their line-up of Storm Collectibles 2021 Event Exclusives launching at Comic-Con@Home. Bluefin will be offering three different Storm Collectibles figures based on fan-favorite characters from the “Golden Axe” and “Darkstalkers” video game franchises. Each of the Storm Collectibles 2021 Event Exclusives is a special edition colorway. The complete collection of Storm Collectibles 2021 Event Exclusives will be available to the general public on bluefinbrands.com starting at 9:00 am Pacific on Thursday, July 22, 2021. As always, event exclusives are offered in limited quantities and are expected to sell out quickly.

    Storm Collectibles is a Hong Kong based designer and manufacturer of high quality officially licensed collectible action figures and has been distributing its products globally since 2010. With its specialty in combat video games, Storm Collectibles brings classic, iconic gaming characters back to life as well as fan favorite characters from current blockbuster games. For more information, visit stormco.com.hk.

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  5. Kamen Rider 50th Anniversary Event Sneak Preview
    31
    Mar

    Kamen Rider 50th Anniversary Event Sneak Preview

    Mark your calendars because Kamen Rider turns 50 this April 3rd, and we have a grand event in the works for this milestone. We're not just celebrating the 50th anniversary for one day; we're celebrating this anniversary for a whole week A.K.A Rider Week! That's right, seven whole days of Kamen Rider goodness coming to you from us at Bluefin and Team Kamen Rider, and we're going to give you a sneak peek into what we have planned.

    If you're new to Kamen Rider, and don't know who Team Kamen Rider is, let us fill you in on the details.

    Team Kamen Rider (TKR)

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  6. WonderCon Sneak Preview
    24
    Mar

    WonderCon Sneak Preview

    Our Spring into Savings Sales Event recently ended, but that is not going to stop the Bluefin train from bringing the savings to you! WonderCon@Home 2021 is just around the corner, and we have got some great items for sale and killer promotions with this event. Of course, we can't spoil all the good news, so check back on our homepage during WonderCon@Home 2021.

    It wouldn't be a proper event if we didn't bring you bundles, so let us take a sneak peek at one of our bundles available during WonderCon@Home 2021:

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  7. Spring into Savings Sale Event
    05
    Mar

    Spring into Savings Sale Event

    2020 took us by surprise and put a halt on our regular show season. We had plans to attend numerous conventions around the United States and would be bringing in the big guns with shelves full of model kits, collectible figures, lucky bags, and more! Although our plans to physically bring you "the goods" was thwarted by current events, we here at Bluefin, are still able to offer you various figures and collectibles at amazing prices through our digital events. That being said, we're excited to share with you our newest event Spring into Savings!

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  8. Celebrating NYCC
    07
    Oct

    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:

    Cosplay

    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. Top 5 Versions of Megatron
    29
    Aug

    Top 5 Versions of Megatron

    In our previous blog, we shared with you our Top 5 Versions of Optimus Prime. It wouldn't be fair if we didn't make a top 5 for Megatron as well. Known as the leader of the Decepticons, Megatron has gone through several design changes over the years; from a P38 to a tank, and we're here to share our favorite versions of Megatron.

    #5 Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

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  10. Top 5 Versions of Optimus Prime
    26
    Aug

    Top 5 Versions of Optimus Prime

    The Transformers franchise has been around since 1984 and has spawned multiple series since then. With each series there is a new design for the Autobots leader, Optimus Prime. He has gone through many changes, from his original robot-box-shape design, to a sleeker and more modern look. We looked at both robot and vehicle mode, and want to show you our top 5 favorite versions of Optimus prime, and they are:

    #5 Transformers 2007 film

    When the first movie released, many fans were excited to see their favorite robots, but the first time Optimus transformed on the big screen was magical.

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