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.
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.
This New York Comic Con, Bluefin will be holding a stamp rally with participating New York retailers. Participants will be able to get free swag at four locations, and then return to NYCC for a chance at one of our grand prizes.
Beginning at 4:00pm, Thursday October 3rd, attendees of NYCC will be able to pick up a postcard from Bluefin’s Crystal Palace display of Star Wars Movie Realization figures. The postcard will allow individuals to go to four local retailers for a free giveaway (while supplies last), and to receive a stamp on their postcard. Once you’ve collected your stamps, return the postcard to the Crystal Palace and you will receive raffle tickets equal to the number of stamps you got. Collect all four to maximize your chances.
The participating retailers are; Midtown Comics (Times Square), Kinokuniya, Image Anime and Forbidden Planet NYC. Each of these amazing stores will have giveaways for participants (while supplies last). If this is your first time in a particular shop, this would be a great time to check out all the amazing toys, comics and collectibles on display. Don’t forget to get your postcard stamped before heading to the next location.
NYCC prize drawings will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 4:00pm at the Crystal Palace, where you received and dropped off your postcard. Winners must be present to win and will be picked at random. So, what could you win? Friday’s prizes are geared towards Star Wars. Afterall, it is Force Friday. On Saturday, we will be giving away an
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Visit Bluefin’s Brands During NYCC Booth #1520 & Tamashii Nations Booth #1903 And 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure Booth #1612
BLUEFIN DETAILS A WIDE ARRAY OF EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS AND SPECIAL EXHIBITS FOR 2019 NEW YORK COMIC CON
Anaheim, CA, September 23, 2019 – Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company and the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, brings a comprehensive array of products from its arsenal of leading collectibles brands to the 2019 New York Comic Con.
The 2019 New York Comic Con takes place October 3rd – 6th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast's biggest pop culture convention. The annual gathering plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. More information on New York Comic Con is available at: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
For this year’s convention, Bluefin announces exclusives and first-to-market products from popular brands such as Storm Collectibles, Bandai Hobby and Tamashii Nations. Bluefin also proudly announces a special Tamashii Nations installation to be located in the Javits Center’s Crystal Palace and the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure attraction.
New York Comic-Con is just days away and we are so excited to have this gorgeous Metal Build Strike Freedom Gundam at booth 1903. The custom assault mobile suit piloted by Kira Yamato, is a technical marvel that pushes the boundaries on aerial combat. Maneuverability is hardly an issue as the Strike Freedom Gundam features mobile weapon wings, which are highly posable on this metal build. If peacocking is a thing in the Gundam Universe, you better believe the Strike Freedom Mobile Suit is ranked at the top of the list. This Gundam just screams “don’t mess with the best!”
Tamashii Nations will be in full force at New York Comic Con. Not only will they be hosting the Dragon Ball World Adventure for its final North American stop, they will be bringing all your favorite products from Star Wars, Marvel, Dragon Ball, Gundam and so much more.
One of the cornerstones of this years NYCC will be the Dragon Ball World Adventure (Booth 1612). Fans will be able to enter the expansive world of Dragon Ball and see a wide variety of products from Tamashii Nations and other Bandai entities. There will be giveaways, photo opportunities and the crowd favorite builder’s workshops will be returning. At the workshops, you will be able to build a free model kit and get tips from our expert builders.
Across the aisle at booth 1520, all six Dragon Ball World Adventure exclusives will be available to purchase.
Dragon Ball Exclusives:
•S.H. Figuarts Son Goku – Kid - $55
•S.H. Figuarts Ultimate Son Gohan - $55
•S.H. Figuarts Golden Frieza - $65
•S.H. Figuarts Goku Black-Super Saiyan Rose - $75
•FiguartsZero Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Gogeta - $65
•Figure-Rise Standard Super Saiyan Gogeta - $35
Tickets for the Dragon Ball World Adventure Exclusives will be handed out at the beginning of each day. The tickets will include a re
New York Comic Con is coming up quick and we’re excited to announce a whopping nine exclusives from Bandai Hobby available at our booth. Builders of all ages have the chance to grab these unique Gundam and Star Wars model kits. Take all the time you need to build these bad boys, but please don’t delay in purchasing any of our convention exclusives. Quantities are limited, so head over to Booth #1903 sooner rather than later. New 40th Anniversary Gundam apparel will also be available to purchase at our booth including hats, shirts, and a hoodie. Convention Exclusive Model Kits and pricing are listed below.
This month we’re offering three Mystery Boxes to franchises we hold near and dear to our hearts. Ask yourself if you can you handle the awesomeness of Gundam, Star Wars, and Sailor Moon Mystery Boxes? Holy smokes, that’s a trifecta of kickassery! Each Mystery box is guaranteed to include at least four items, and a chance to win a highly sought-after collectible. All three boxes will begin shipping the first week of October.
Take a look at last month’s Mystery Boxes, which included Villains, Video Game, and Tokusatsu themes to get an idea of the value we bundle into our boxes. Thank you and best of luck winning those prizes!