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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It’sa Me, Mario! Get Your Gold Coins Ready for Super Mario from S.H. Figuarts

S.H.Figuarts Super Mario teaser

Bandai posted this Super Mario teaser on its S.H. Figuarts Facebook page. Perhaps their claim of the world’s first action figure of Super Mario is a bit dubious – the license has been out there and tons of product have been sold – but it’s certainly the first super-articulated figure of Mario. That means all the jumping, wall-bounding, brick-smashing, mushroom-eating, and Goomba-crushing action is coming your way.

But be ready to shell out some gold coins for this version of Mario. Other Figuarts figures sell for $30 and up, with a pretty tight after-market driving prices higher. Best bet is to hop on a pre-order when they go up. We’ll be looking.

Update:

Available June 2014! ‪#‎mario‬ ‪#‎shfiguarts‬

S.H. Figuarts Super Mario MSRP $24.99
Diorama PlaySet A MSRP $19.99
Diorama PlaySet B MSRP $19.99

via Available June 2014! #mario #shfiguarts S.H…. – Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA.