Anaheim, CA, November 14, 2018 – Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, accents the holidays this year with highlights of various unique collectibles that will make ideal gifts for that special fan or collection.
This year’s selections include high-quality 1/12 scale action figures based on popular characters from the Mortal Kombat and Ultra Street Fighter II video games from Storm Collectibles. Flame Toys also spotlights easy-to-assemble, snap-together model kits depicting Optimus Prime and Starscream from the hit IDW Transformers graphic novel series. Bandai Shokugan also offers a variety of video game and anime-inspired products, including items for Mega Man, Power Rangers, Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Ball, and Mobile Suit Gundam. Many of these will make perfect stocking stuffers for that special fan.
The following products are available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and select leading online outlets.
“Mortal Kombat” 1/12 Scale Goro Action Figure · MSRP $95.00
Prince Goro has honored the Shokan race tremendously by serving Shao Kahn. His bloody achievements include rushed rebellions and conquered provinces. During the past 500 years, he has been celebrated for winning the last nine Mortal Kombat tournaments for Outworld. He will become more than legendary if he defeats Earthrealm’s champion this time. His victory is assured. None in the Earthrealm can withstand the might of Goro! The figure features 4 complete custom-designed arms that are interchangeable with Goro’s intricately detailed torso. It also includes 2 interchangeable head sculpts, 6 pairs of hands, and 2 green fireballs.
“Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers” 1/12 Scale Evil Ryu Action Figure · MSRP $75.00
Evil Ryu is an alternate form of Ryu who is heartless, mad, uncontrollable, and nothing more than a demon! Evil Ryu enjoys absolute power and obsesses with fighting. He will defeat any fighters standing before him with no empathy or respect. The figure includes 4 Interchanging Evil Ryu Head-Sculpts, 4 Pairs of Hands, and an attachable Hadoken Effect and Stand.
“Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers” 1/12 Scale Violent Ken Action Figure · MSRP $75.00
Also known as Brainwashed Ken, M. Bison overpowered and brainwashed Ken with Psycho Power. Like Evil Ryu, Violent Ken is obsessed with power and fighting and shows no empathy for others. Violent Ken shows up for the first time as a main character in Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. Since then, he becomes the perfect rival in the game with Evil Ryu. The figure includes a newly designed and developed Violent Ken torso as well as 4 interchangeable Violent Ken Head-Sculpts, 4 Pairs of Hands, a Hadoken Effect and Stand, and a Shoryuken Effect accessory.
“Transformers” Optimus Prime (Attack Mode) Furai Model Kit · MSRP $36.00
This unique (non-transforming) rendering of the stoic leader of the heroic Autobots as he is featured in the hit IDW comic series is the first in a series of Transformers model kits forthcoming from Flame Toys and was designed by the famous 3D modeling company TRIGGER. The figure is 6 inches tall and features more than 40 articulated joints for maximum pose ability. Constructed with high-quality multi-colored ABS plastic parts, Optimus Prime’s innovative design allows simple snap-together assembly by model builders of all skill levels.
The Transformers Optimus Prime Furai Model Kit from Flame Toys is set for release by authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and from leading online outlets in October. Pre-orders are available now; MSRP is $36.00. Bluefin is the official North American master distributor for Flame Toys.
“Transformers” Starscream Furai Model Kit · MSRP $38.00
Introducing the second entry of Flame Toys’ Furai Model Kit series: the legendary Decepticon Starscream as depicted in the IDW comic series. The completed model stands nearly 6 inches tall and was designed by the famous 3D modeling company TRIGGER.
This updated and optimized Starscream features easy snap-together construction and has excellent articulation with over 40 movable joints, permitting a wide range of posing options. The Starscream model is ideal for model kit beginners but well-suited for experienced builders.
Special Gift for Gundam Fans:
Bandai Shokugan Gundam Converge White Base · MSRP: $300.00
This stunning new product from the Gundam Converge series – the White Base – the mobile suit carrier deployed by the Earth Federation from the Gundam Universal Century timeline, comes from the Premium Bandai brand. This Premium Bandai version features an impressive size with 3 converge size figures from “Operation V,” Gundam, Gun Cannon, and Guntank – which can be stored inside the White Base’s catapult deck. The figures also have a special imprint, “WB.”
NEW BANDAI SHOKUGAN SUPER MINI PLA RELEASES
Bandai Shokugan Power Rangers Shogun Megazord Super Mini-Pla Set • MSRP $70.00
The Shogun Megazord comes straight out of Season 3 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Fans can combine the Shogun Zords to build the impressive Shogun Megazord. The set comes with Shogun’s main weapon accessory, the “Fire Saber.” The Shogun Megazord can be combined with the White Ninja Falconzord to form the mighty Shogun Megafalconzord and the powerful Ninja Megafalconzord.
Bandai Shokugan Power Rangers Ninja Megazord and White Ninja Falconzord Super Mini-Pla Set • MSRP $99.00
A special set that includes Falconzord and Ninja Megazord, as seen in Season 3 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The Falconzord can be combined with the Ninja Megazord and the Shogun Megazord to form the mighty Shogun Megafalconzord and the powerful Ninja Megafalconzord.
Bandai Shokugan Super Mini-Pla Mega Man X Ride Armor Sets “Chimera Armor” & “Vile’s Ride Armor” · MSRP $40.00 each
Following the success of the Power Ranger Megazord and Dragonzord kits, fans can now enjoy a pair of special advance releases of Mega Man X with the Chimera Armor and Vile’s Ride Armor set. The Chimera Armor set comes with a Kangaroo unit, and Vile’s Ride Armor is outfitted with a Hawk unit.
PERFECT STOCKING STUFFERS
Bandai Shokugan Mega Man 66 Action Vol. 2 Blind Box Units · MSRP $9.00 each
Called “66 ACTION” because the figures each stand 66 mm (2.58”) tall, these compact kits combine high-quality molding with impressive articulation. These are the highly anticipated Vol. 2 releases and include X (Mega Man X), Vile (Mega Man X), Mega Man (Mega Man Star Force), Super Armor Mega Man, and Cut Man. Each kit comes with multiple interchangeable hand accessories. This item comes in a blind box. These figures can be combined with the Super Mini-Pla Mega Man X Ride Armor for enhanced play and possibility value.
Bandai Shokugan Dragon Ball Adverge Set 8 · MSRP $8.00 each
Collectors will not want to miss the 8th volume of the popular Dragon Ball Adverge Series. Available figures in Set 8 are each sold separately and include Super Saiyan4Gogeta, Omega Shenron, Goku (Kaio-Ken), Vegeta, Nappa, and Turtles.
Bandai Shokugan Kingdom Hearts Key Blade Collection · MSRP $10.00 each
A collection of all die-cast renderings of the iconic weapons from the Kingdom Hearts anime series. The collection features Key Blade products of the Kingdom Key, Three Wishes, Crabclaw, Oathkeeper, Oblivion, and the Ultima Weapon. Each item is in a blind purchase box. A perfect Holiday item in anticipation of the new Square Enix video game Kingdom Hearts III, slated for release in January 2019.
Bandai Shokugan Dragon Ball Shikishi Art Best Collection · MSRP $6.00 each
A fun decorative collectible for anime and Dragon Ball fans. Shikishi Art is a collection of illustrations printed shikishi paper board with vivid artwork printed in a bold black ink paint style that recreates the appearance of the original illustrations. Randomly assorted blind bag packages feature 16 different designs.