NYCC 2015: Bandai S.H. Figuarts TMNT, DragonBall Z, Sailor Moon and More

NYCC 2015 - Bandai Tamashii Nations Bluefin (1 of 31)

The Bluefin booth is always a favorite stop due to its wide variety of Bandai’s Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts licenses. The unveiling of a retro cartoon-based Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line was the highlight for many – for me it’s got the nostalgia factor, but I’m vary happy with the comics-based line we got from NECA and the upcoming Turtles from Mondo. Still, I know this will fill a gap for many collectors looking for super-poseable Turtles from the old cartoon.

There was plenty more to see, including DragonBall Z, Sailor Moon, the Star Wars “realization” samurai-themed line (with new Boba Fett), Naruto, and Super Mario Bros. The Nintendo line adds more characters via another diorama set and a new Bowser figure. And, I am really looking forward to that Bruce Lee figure, even though it will likely be a standalone figure with other Bruce Lee variants possible.

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SDCC 2015: S.H. Figuarts Goku (Frieza Saga) and Sailor Moon (Imposter) Exclusives

SDCC 2015 SH Figuarts Goku (Frieza Saga) and Nise Sailor Moon exclusives

We’d previously seen the S.H. Figuarts Frieza Saga Goku exclusive featured on Facebook, but now we’ve got hi res shots of it and the Sailor Moon exclusive from Bluefin, the US distributor for Bandai’s Tamashii Nations. They included the official description for Goku, but omitted one for Sailor Moon – unfortunately I know little about the property. It’s billed as the “Imposter version” on the packaging.

If you are at the show and purchase either exclusive at the Bluefin booth at #3545, you’ll get a 1Up Mushroom from their Super Mario line as a gift while supplies last.

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SDCC 2015: Bandai Reveals S.H. Figuarts Goku (Frieza Saga) Exclusive

SDCC 2015 Bandai SH Figuarts Goku (Frieza Saga) 1

Bandai’s Tamashii Nations has revealed one of its exclusives available from Bluefin for San Diego Comic-Con – a new S.H. Figuarts Dragonball Z Goku variant, from the Frieza Saga.

This variant includes a new interchangeable face (upping the total to five), his belt tied at the front, and new “Go” symbol applied to the front and back of his gi. Some critics have been bemoaning that this new exclusive is identical to the Mexico exclusive S.H. Figuarts Goku that’s been going for crazy amounts on eBay, save for the packaging.

Bandai will have one more exclusive to reveal for SDCC. We’ll keep you updated.

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SDCC 2015: Funko Exclusives Reveals Week 1 of 3

SDCC 2015 Funko Exclusives Reveals Week 1 of 3

I never realized just how many exclusives Funko produces each year for San Diego Comic-Con. They’re revealing them in batches, and we’ve collected the first week’s announcements here. They span their Dorbz, Hikari, Pop, ReAction, and Vinyl Idolz product lines, and covers their DC, Marvel, Disney, Hanna Barbera, Ghostbusters, Breaking Bad, and Dragonball Z licenses… just to name a few!

Unlike previous years, Funko is not offering the option to pre-order.

We should have two more updates with more Funko exclusives before the big show.

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SDCC 2014: Bluefin Tamashii Nations


For the last couple of years at SDCC, one of my first stops on Preview Night has been the Bluefin Tamashii Nations booth. I just love the licenses that they have like Dragon Ball Z,  Sailor Moon, and the new Naruto line. I absolutely have to have figures from them on Preview Night, to play with when I come back to my hotel room. They were selling a couple of SDCC exclusives in Figuarts Armored Black Ranger and Anime Vegeta.

Of course, they had a couple of new figures to show for the Con. Here’s a rundown of the ones that caught my eye!

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