Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, expands its substantial catalog of Bandai Hobby products with pre-orders that are now available for a dozen newly added model kits and other collectibles for popular product lines based on Gundam, One Piece, and Star Blazers 2199. For the GunPla enthusiast, Bluefin highlights notable releases including a new MG RX78 Gundam The Origin Version kit in 1/100 scale, a pair of new 1/144 scale HGUC Gundam MK II Zeta Gundam kits, and several exciting kits based on the hit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans series – also available in 1/144 scale. Fans of the stylized, super deformed (SD) variants can look forward to the new SD Gundam EX-Standard 005 Gundam Unicorn.
One Piece collectors will not want to miss the release of Bandai Hobby’s beautiful Sailing Ship Collection Red Force, which depicts Shank’s iconic ship in stunning detail. Space Battleship Yamato/Star Blazers fans also can expand their battle fleets with the Mecha Collection Star Blazers 2199 Gaiderol, the fierce Garmillas ship used by Colonel Schultz in the Star Blazers 2199 anime series.
These products will be available through various retailers in November.
MG 1/100 RX-78 Gundam From: Gundam The Origin; Height: Approx. 7.5 inches; MSRP: $48.99
The first Gundam as visually re-interpreted in Gundam The Origin features new engineering that allows it to perform amazing feats of flexibility in its torso and ankles to recreate dynamic poses never before possible. Weapons include wrist and chest mounted Vulcan cannons, chest mounted launcher, interchangeable shoulder cannon, bazooka, 2 types of beam rifles, beam sabers, and shield, New to this version are special effect parts to recreate smoke trails/muzzle flash on its small arms weapons.
SD Gundam EX-Standard 005 Gundam Unicorn Height: Approx. 3 inches; MSRP: $6.99
Part of the new SD Gundam EX-Standard product line the Unicorn Gundam in Destroy Mode has been recreated with an emphasis on articulation and enhanced proportion. Weapons include beam rifle and shield. Check out the website of the SD Gundam EX-Standard series for more information at: http://en.gundam.info/web/sdex.
HGBF 1/144 Super Fumina "Gundam Build Fighters" From Gundam Build Fighters; Height: Approx. 5 inches; MSRP: $19.99
Appearing at the end of Gundam Build Fighters Try, master builder Minato Sakai creates this model figure of rival builder Fumina Hoshino without her permission causing much hilarity. Parts include a mixture of soft material and normal plastic to recreate pliable feel of clothing while still maintaining the construction found in a normal GunPla. Super Fumina's pupils have been recreated with foil stickers layered by transparent lenses. Based on Fumina's earlier GunPla, the GM Cardigan, Super Fumina is equipped with beam rifle, 2 beam cannons, and shield with beam sabers. Includes interchangeable hands and also a stand for display.
HG 1/144 Hykuri "Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans" Height: Approx. 5 inches; MSRP: $13.99
A transformable mobile suit that can fly, this unique unit has been recreated in model kit form and includes a stand for stability. Includes 2 rifles.
HG 1/144 Hyakuren "Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans" Height: Approx. 5 inches; MSRP: $10.99
The fierce Hyakuren mobile suit includes combat blade that can be sheathed, rifle cannon, and a pair of re-enforced knuckles that can be mounted over the hands and stores in the hip skirts.
HG 1/144 Graze Kai "Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans" Height: Approx. 5 inches; MSRP: $10.99
Part of the series Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, the Graze Kai is an upgraded Graze mass production unit used by the Earth organization Gjallarhorn. Comes equipped with a rifle and battle axe that can be stored on attachment points on its body.
HG 1/144 MS Option Set 2 & CGS Mobile Worker (Space Use) "Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans" Height: Approx. 3 inches; MSRP: $6.99
A special pack of various accessory parts for customizing MS kits from the Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans animated series or other 1/144 GunPla. Includes boosters, missile launcher, bazooka, shoulder modules, and mounting parts. A special CGS space use Mobile Worker can also be built.
HGUC 1/144 RX-178 Gundam MK 2 AEUG "Zeta Gundam" Height: Approx. 5 inches; MSRP: $16.99
The Gundam MK II from the animated TV series, Zeta Gundam, reappears 30 years later in an amazing new HG kit! Utilizing new molding techniques that allow assembly with less visible marks thanks to the "kusabi" gate, as well as a re-imagined aesthetic that balances appearance accuracy and dynamic movement, the Gundam MK II is a classic Gundam suit ready to start off or complete any Gundam collection! Includes beam rifle, beam sabers, clay bazooka, a shield, and head mounted Vulcan canon pod.
HGUC 1/144 RX-178 Gundam MK 2 Titans "Zeta Gundam" Height: Approx. 5 inches; MSRP: $16.99
The Gundam MK II from the animated TV series Zeta Gundam reappears 30 years later in an amazing new HG kit! Utilizing new molding techniques that allow assembly with less visible marks thanks to the "kusabi" gate, as well as a re-imagined aesthetic that balances appearance accuracy and dynamic movement, the Gundam MK II is a classic Gundam suit ready to start off or complete any Gundam collection! The Titans version features additional marking stickers not found on the white AEUG version. Includes beam rifle, beam sabers, clay bazooka, a shield, and head mounted Vulcan cannon pod.
FW Gundam Converge #1 Trading Figures Height: Approx. 2.2 inches; MSRP $8.99 each
Bandai Candy Toy is proud to introduce a new "FW Gundam Converge" series. In this series, large-sized mobile suits join the lineup, and some include more than one weapon! The figures are approx. 2.2 inches tall with a uniquely deformed look while retaining stylish proportion. The first installment features 'Nu-Gundam (with a rifle & a bazooka)', 'Sazabi,’ 'Gundam Gp04,' 'Gerbera Tetra,’ and ‘Mobile Worker Late Type’ in two red and blue colors!
Sailing Ship Collection Red Force "One Piece" Length: Approx. 12 inches; MSRP: $46.99
Shanks's pirate ship from the popular anime/manga series, One Piece. This large vessel stretches approximately 12 inches long and 11 inches tall. Ship features realistic trim detailing along its body and unpainted mini figures of Shanks and his crew are included along with a stand.
Mecha Collection Star Blazers 2199 Gaiderol "StarBlazers 2199" Length: Approx. 4 inches; MSRP: $4.99
Used by Colonel Schultz in the Star Blazers 2199 animated series, this fierce Garmillas ship has been recreated in fun to collect 1/400 size Mecha Collection series! Display stand is included.