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Walk-thru Of Action Figure Alley – Live From TOY FAIR 2019

Day 2 of Toy Fair 2019 just began, let’s wall through where all the action figures are and chat before another big day of toy viewing!

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THE LOYAL SUBJECTS LAUNCHES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH BANDAI

The Loyal Subjects™ (TLS) – a collectible toy company – is excited to announce the launch of a partnership with Bandai America which will turbo-charge TLS’ expansion across the retail landscape.

TLS’ signature Action Vinyls™ are a hybrid comingling of stylized features, artful and detailed deco from the Designer/Art Toy/Vinyl world, and the pose-able dexterity found in Action Figures; hence “Action Vinyls” – a cool “Vinyl-like” collectible with “Action” in the form of pose-ability and accessories. The figures stand at about 3.25”, have up to 15 points of articulation, are accompanied by a collector card, and have interchangeable accessories. TLS pays homage to its collector base by including rare figures and “Easter eggs” in its product lines.

TLS is a Universe Without Borders™. From the first Action Vinyls offering, TLS’ vision has been to create a world with no rules, just synergistic fun and collaborative
comingling. So an accessory from He-Man™ can also fit the hands of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™, and a hero from Megaman™ can battle a villain from Thundercats™ – the walls have been torn down, and the inmates have taken over! Not all collectible figures are treated equal, unless they’re from TLS. TLS has sold millions of units worldwide and Action Vinyls are a toy industry disruptor.

“TLS and Bandai truly believe we can build a $100 million dollar brand together,” said Jonathan Cathey, The Loyal Subjects’ Founder/CEO and President. “All the key ingredients are there – quality, fun, accessibility, story-telling, creativity, and artful execution. We are seeing an increasing desire to join the TLS mission by collectors from all corners of the globe, and an explosive interest in the application of pop culture to the TLS army building experience. It’s a perfect recipe, and we look forward to building significantly at retail to showcase our unique, beloved, and killer quality format – Action Vinyls. With the Bandai and TLS partnership, sky’s the limit.”

Added Michael Ciminera, Bandai America’s Senior Vice President, Sales, “Vinyl collectables is a huge growth category in the industry right now. We believe TLS brings a unique product to the market with their Action Vinyls and robust licensing line up. We are thrilled to be able to help grow this brand at retail.”

TLS is stacked with a wide range of popular and evergreen licenses crossing all genres: Anime, TV, Movie, Super Hero, Classic and Nostalgia, Horror, Fantasy, Cartoons, Video Game, Mobile Game, and Action Adventure. TLS is set to release a variety of offerings each quarter, including online and convention exclusives. TLS products are currently sold in a wide range of retailers including Hot Topic, GameStop, Target, Walmart, Box Lunch, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, FYE, 7-Eleven, Walgreens, and independent toy, hobby and comic book stores.

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NYCC 2017: Banpresto World Figure Colosseum Statues

Here is a look at the entries for the Banpresto World Figure Colosseum, an event where sculptors make insanely awesome statues based on Dragon Ball and One Piece and compete to see who will reign supreme. The event happened during NYCC 2017, and there were many breathtaking entries, as you will see in the video above. Stay tuned for more coverage from NYCC!

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Bluefin Announces Bandai & Bandai Hobby NYCC 2017 Exclusives

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Asia and more, heads to New York Comic Con with a variety of notable show exclusives from Bandai Hobby and Bandai’s Shokugan line.

New York Comic Con takes place October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the nation’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. For more information, please visit NewYorkComicCon.com and NYCC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

Bluefin’s Bandai brands will be located at Booth #1612.

Bandai Hobby NYCC Exclusive
Bluefin is proud to unveil Bandai Hobby’s Perfect Grade 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon for exclusive purchase at New York Comic Con ahead of its retail release later this year. This stunning release depicts Han Solo’s iconic space ship as it appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope and offers builders the highest quality grade in terms of complexity, features, realism and detail, and includes almost 700 parts. The Bandai Hobby Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon will carry a NYCC MSRP of $400.00.

Manufactured in Japan by Bandai Hobby, the Star Wars Plastic Model line features notable vehicles from the classic Star Wars films as well as those created by Disney. These official U.S. releases include English instructions and have product support provided by Bluefin.
Bandai Hobby is internationally renowned for its high-quality model kits that blend complex detail and innovative construction that builders of all skill levels will enjoy. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the kits do not require glue.

Bandai Hobby GunPla NYCC Exclusives
Bluefin also delights GunPla fans during NYCC with an array of special event only kits. All of the following Gundam exclusives are special color variants that were previously only available at events in Asia:

Bandai MG Tallgeese (EW) (Special Coating Ver), “Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz” · $80.00
Bandai MG Gundam Fenice Rinascita (Clear Color), “Gundam Build Fighters”· $50.00
Bandai HGUC Pale Rider (Ground Heavy Equipment Type) Hades Mode Extra Finish Version · 1/144 Scale · $30.00
Bandai HGUC Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) + Unicorn Head Final Battle Version, “Gundam UC” · 1/144 Scale · $30.00
Bandai RG Build Strike Gundam Full Package (RG System Image Color),
“Gundam Build Fighters” · 1/144 Scale · $30.00
Bandai HGBF Super Fumina Axis Angel Ver. (Mk-II Axis Image Color),
“Gundam Build Fighters”· $22.00
Bandai HGPG Petit’gguy Fortune Red, “Gundam Build Fighters” · $12.00
Bandai HGPG Petit’gguy Fortune Orange, “Gundam Build Fighters” · $12.00
Bandai SD BB Build Strike Gundam Full Package (Metallic Gloss Injection)
“Gundam Build Fighters” · $10.00

Bandai Hobby NYCC Early Releases
A small number of the new Hi Resolution Model Wing Gundam Zero (EW), the U.S.’s most popular Gundam character, will be available for purchase just mere days after its debut in Japan. This special die-cast and plastic model kit hybrid will retail for $130.00

Bandai Shogukan NYC Early Releases
Bluefin also will offer NYCC attendees early-purchase opportunities for new Power Rangers Megazord and Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits from Bandai’s Shogukan collections. These kits are fully articulated and faithfully recreate the proportions and details from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series. As the Super Mini-Pla name implies, these compact model kits offer simple pre-colored snap-together assembly. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is highly recommended for assembly, but the following kits do not require glue. By combining all 8 Zords from the Megazord and Drangonzord, fans can create the all-powerful Mega Dragonzord!

Bandai Shogukan Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set · $60.00
Set consists of 5 core Zords – Tyrannosurus, Mastodon, Triceratops, Saber-Toothed Tiger and Pterodactyl that can be combined to form the Power Ranger Megazord. The kit also comes with the Power Sword. Enjoy the Dragonzord by itself or combine the components with the Zords from the Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

Bandai Shogukan Power Rangers Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kit· $45.00
Catch the debut of the Dragonzord, the Zord of the Green Power Ranger. Go into Dragonzord Battle Mode by combining the Mastodon, Saber-Toothed Tiger, and Triceratops Zords. Enjoy the Dragonzord by itself or combine the components with the Zords from the Power Rangers Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set to create the all-powerful “Mega Dragonzord.”

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NY Toy Fair 2016: Banpresto Dragon Ball Z & One Piece statues – VIDEO

As part of Bandai’s booth at NY Toy Fair 2016, we got a tour of the latest offerings from Banpresto, who have brought Japanese statues and claw machine prizes into the American market with great success.

This year, Banpresto is bringing out their Manga Dimensions line, which will be starting with figures of Goku, Gohan, and Vegeta in Super Saiyan form, along with Naruto as part of the initial launch. Banpresto is also starting their Master Stars Piece line, where the top Japanese sculptors compete to have their version of famous anime characters become part of this tremendous line. They are also unveiling their World Collective Figure line, or WCF line, which includes Dragon Ball Z and One Piece mini-figurines that will ultimately include every character ever in those two shows.

There is plenty more to see in this video, so if you are a fan of DBZ, Naruto, or One Piece, you need to give this video a watch!

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NY Toy Fair 2016: ‘Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir’ toys from Bandai

Bandai has picked up the license for hit Nickelodeon cartoon, ‘Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir’, and during NY Toy Fair 2016 we got the first look at this expansive line of action figures, dolls, and roleplay items for this line.

Check out the fashion dolls, articulated action figures, and deluxe figures and accessories that let you morph into your favorite super heroine or hero from this show.

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NY Toy Fair 2016: Power Rangers figures, Megazords & Props – VIDEO

Bandai was well represented at NY Toy Fair 2016, and unveiled a load of new items for their vast Power Rangers line, ranging from the new TV show, “Power Rangers Super Dino Charge”, to their “Power Rangers Legacy” line.

In this video, we learn about the action figures for the new TV show, as well as the Legacy figures. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to film the new Legacy figures, but I can tell you that they are light years beyond the movie figures that the company released last year and fans will be extremely happy with them. Additionally, we also see the new Thunder Megazord and each of the zords, as well as new communicators and morphers from the show.

Also shown was the Ninja Megazord, but photos were prohibited since they did not have it at the show, and instead had a placeholder which will not represent the final product.

In this video, we get a walk through of the new roleplaying items, weapons, and zords from the “Power Rangers Super Dino Charge” series. Learn about all the new things you can do with these toys, as well as how the zords will work, combine, and play, along with how the Dino Chargers will affect them.

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NY Toy Fair 2016: HEROCROSS Justice League & TMNT figures – VIDEO

Herocross figurations have been a strong line for the Japanese company, with figures from Star Wars, Aliens, Predator, and Robocop already selling well. At NY Toy Fair 2016, the company showed off their newest series, which includes mini-stylized versions of figures for the upcoming “Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice” film and signature version of DC Comics favorites with over 20 points of articulation, accessories, and other unique features that make this a very cool line.

Also debuting were Herocross versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which might become my very first Herocross toys that I own once they are released.

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Bandai reveals “Dragon Ball Z” LEGO-style mini-figures

Just in time to get your holiday wish list ready for next year, Bandai has revealed a line of Dragon Ball Z Figmes, which is their version of Lego mini-figures.

The first line of Akira Toriyama’s world-famous Manga characters includes mini-figures of Goku, Super Saiyan Son Goku, Vegeta, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Frieza and Cell. We can already start dreaming about future waves, and based on how good these look, I am certain we are not too far away from at least two more waves before the end of 2016. Perhaps this could also mean playsets in the future, such as the Kame House, or… any one of the dozens of barren deserted areas that they usually fight in.

The Dragon Ball Z Figme figures are scheduled for release in March 2016 in Japan, and are priced at 500 yen, which converts to around $4 USD.

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Bandai America Announces Sweepstakes for Kids to Win Ultimate Ben 10 Adventure in London

Bandai America Incorporated, Cartoon Network and D3Publisher have just announced an exciting opportunity for fans of Cartoon Network’s original series, Ben 10. Starting today, Ben 10 fans can enter the Ben 10: Become a Plumber, Save the Universe sweepstakes and enter to win the ultimate Ben 10 adventure: an all-expenses paid trip for three to London to ride the Ben 10: Ultimate Mission roller coaster at the Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Fans are encouraged to go online to a custom website, HelpBen10.com,to participate in a series of missions that, once completed, will get them inducted into the secret Plumbers Society, as featured in the hit Cartoon Network original series, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien. Fans completing all 10 missions will receive a limited edition Plumbers Badge. Upon completing each mission, kids will be entered into a sweepstakes to win the ultimate grand prize for any Ben 10 fan: an all-expenses paid trip for three to London to ride the Ben 10: Ultimate Mission roller coaster at the Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth, Staffordshire – plus the winner will have a bonus chance to win $10,000 on top of the grand prize!

To participate in the Ben 10: Become a Plumber, Save the Universe sweepstakes, fans must look for a mystery code inside participating Ben 10 products featuring the sweepstakes call-out on-pack. Each unique code will unlock online missions and put fans in the running for the grand prize. The participating products in this sweepstakes include various toys from Bandai’s Ben 10 toy line, which are available at retail now, and D3Publisher’s BEN 10 Galactic Racing, which will be available this October. The promotion ends February 29, 2012 and the drawing will be held on or about April 9.

To get fans started on their quest, CNE, Bandai and D3Publisher are giving away the first code in the mission for free! Enter BB9888A100 to try it for yourself. For a complete list of official rules and to learn more about the Ben 10: Become a Plumber, Save the Universe sweepstakes, please visit HelpBen10.com.

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