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) is a growing team at Bandai Namco Collectibles LLC. (DBA Bluefin) with the dreams of bringing more Kamen Rider products here to the US. Of course, we at Bluefin have already been distributing various Kamen Rider S.H.Figuarts from Tamashii Nations throughout the years, but with the hard work of TKR, as of 2020, we've expanded our portfolio of Kamen Rider products and toys to the DX Belts, Complete Selection Modification Belts (CSM), display logos, Figure-Rise Standard model kits, and even apparel!
We're kicking off Rider Week with a special livestream at midnight that will have an announcement you won't want to miss. Then, check back every day as we continue our celebration of Kamen Rider's 50th Anniversary. You can watch our livestreams on Twitch, Facebook, or Twitter @Bluefinbrands or on YouTube at Bluefin Video. Check our schedule down below to start planning which stream you'll be joining us.
12AM PST - Special Midnight Panel
1PM PST - Kickoff Panel
3PM PST - Livestream: Kamen Rider Collectibles
1PM PST - Kamen Rider Photo Contest (Showa Edition)
3PM PST - Livestream: Let's Talk Kamen Rider (Showa Era)
5PM PST - Showa Era Movie Premiere (TTWO YouTube Channel)
1PM PST - Livestream: Kamen Rider Photo Contest (Heisei Edition)
3PM PST - Livestream: Let's Talk Kamen Rider (Heisei Era)
4PM PST - Toei x Team Kamen Rider Video
5PM PST - Heisei Era Movie Premiere (TTWO YouTube Channel)
1PM PST - Livestream: Kamen Rider Photo Contest (Reiwa Edition)
3PM PST - Livestream: Let's Talk Kamen Rider (Reiwa Era)
4PM PST - Toei x Team Kamen Rider Video
5PM PST - Reiwa Era Movie Premiere (TTWO YouTube Channel)
1PM PST - Livestream: Kamen Rider Photo Contest (Finals)
3PM PST - Livestream: Team Kamen Rider Q&A
If you're not able to join our live streams at the scheduled time, don't worry, because all our videos will be available to watch again and again on our YouTube channel.
Don't forget to check out TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD OFFICIAL on YouTube for episodes/movies of Kamen Rider.
If you've participated in any of our previous digital events from last year until now, or have visited our booth back when conventions existed, you know we love to offer great deals, and during Rider Week, we've got some deals we cannot wait to share with you...In fact, let us share one since this is a sneak peek after all.
Masked Rider Kuuga & Kamen Rider Zero-One Ultimate Luminous will be available for $50 during the event; that's a $20 savings! These non-articulated figures of Kuuga and Zero-One stand at approx. 5.3 inches and have light up eyes and belt. The LED can be switched on/off for your preference.
All our products available during the event are limited quantity, so don't wait or you might just miss a great deal. Check back April 3rd at Bluefinbrands.com for the rest of our promotions and deals during Rider Week.
Finally, we have two chances for you to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event, sealed in the annals of history, with our photo contest and collaboration Henshin video. (Photo submitted courtesy of Jehiel Madrelino @Jeymad4tin)
If you're into photography and you own Kamen Rider figures (SHF, S.I.C, RKF, Figure-Rise Standard model kits, etc.), then take your best photos and submit them here for a chance to be crowned best photographer during Rider Week. There might even be a prize for winners.
Please note that when you submit any edited photos, you must also include the un-edited photo as well.
If you're photo includes more than one Kamen Rider, then you are allowed to submit the same photo to different categories (Showa, Heisei, or Reiwa).
Our collaboration Henshin video is the ultimate way to be together, without physically being together during these times. Send us a video of you wearing your favorite Kamen Rider's DX/CSM belt and performing their Henshin, and we'll include it in a video that will be shown on April 8th. You can submit your videos here.
That's it for now, and we hope to see all during Rider Week. Make sure to follow us @Bluefinbrands and @TeamRiderUS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest news, announcements, and giveaways.