Bluefin San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Exclusives [UPDATE June 27]

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Bluefin has grown to include a range of high quality collectible lines from Japan, the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore and established itself as the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli – and they’re heading back to San Diego Comic-Con.

Here’s a look at their current offerings, and we will update this page as more are announced:

[UPDATE June 27]

Storm Collectibles Ermac “Mortal Kombat” – $55

Storm Collectibles is excited to introduce a new ninja to fans’ growing Mortal Kombat collection…Ermac! Ermac first appeared in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 as a red palette swap of Scorpion before receiving a redesign in future games. His telekinetic and levitating maneuvers have made him a fan favorite and allow him to perform some truly gruesome attacks! Ermac comes with multiple hands, 2 x Interchangeable Masks, effect parts and severed arms to recreate his fatalities!

Storm Collecibles Alex Special Edition “Street Fighter” – $85

Storm Collectibles presents their next release in the popular Street Fighter V video game – ALE

Storm Collectibles Heihachi Mishima Special Edition – $65

Storm Collectibles proudly presents their new licensing partner Bandai Namco Entertainment and their Storm Collectibles Heihachi Mishima Special Edition.

Storm Collectibles Shin Akuma “Street Fighter V: A – $70

Storm Collectibles is pleased to introduce Akuma as his most powerful form…Shin Akuma!

Bandai Shokugan Dragon Ball Shikishi Art “Best Collection” – $6

This is the special collection of “Dragon Ball Shikishi Art” for the North American market. “Shikishi Art” is a collection of illustration printed shikishi paper board, and the illustration has been drawn in black ink paint style. Randomly assorted from 16 types.

Bandai Hobby HG 1/144 Gundam Bael (Clear Color) Ver. – $17

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC. The original Gundam created during the events of the Calamity War returns!  Set includes legendary two blades for dual wielding combat style and movable wings. Runner x5, stickers. Instruction manual.

Bandai Hobby HG 1/144 Gundam Kimaris Vidar (Clear Color Ver) – $17

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC. Aggressive weapon load out is faithfully replicated and includes drill lance with integrated Dansleif railgun, sword, sub-arm shield units, and knee drill with large over sized drill bit. Runner x5, sticker, Instruction Manual.

Bandai Hobby HG 1/144 Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex (Clear Color Ver.) – $17

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC. A ferocious repaired form of Gundam Barbatos Lupus that has been created as a result of the intense damage from fighting the Mobile Armor Hashmal. Its massive arms that reflect its pilot’s feral nature of combat have been recreated along with razor tipped claws on the hands and Hashmal’s tail weapon that can extend from the back with the use of a wire. Also includes forearm compartments that open and close to reveal sub-arms for grasping additional weapons from the various IBO MS Option Sets. The largest mace for Barbatos has been included and includes retracting gimmick to store on rear skirt armor. Runner x5, sticker, instruction manual.

Bandai Hobby MG 1/100 Justice Gundam (Clear Color Ver.) – $55

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC. Justice Gundam’s multipurpose sublifter with movable beam cannons and machine cannons, the Fatum-00, can be configured into different flight positions on back and also as a flying mount for it to stand on. Includes two beam boomerangs that be stored in shoulders, two beam saber, beam rifle, and Laminate anti beam shield. Runner x16. Sticker sheet x1. Marking sticker sheet x.1 Dry decal x1. Instruction manual x1.

Bandai Hobby MG 1/100 Full Armor Gundam Ver.Ka (Half-Mechanical Clear) – $70

This kit features a mix of translucent and solid piece armor for a unique display look! An exciting Master Grade supervised by famous Gundam designer Hajime Katoki, the Full Armor Gundam from the “Gundam Thunderbolt” anime is filled with stunning proportion, detail, and features. All external armor can be removed from the base Gundam for display and features numerous missile hatches that can be displayed ready to launch. Joints can be optionally covered with a vinyl material to recreate the protective texture covering as seen in the animation. Cockpit hatch can open and close with the attached external armor and also allows for storage of the emergency escape pod which can separate from the Gundam. Manipulator backpack arms are articulated allowing various dynamic display options and chest features options for 2 different types of exhaust vents. Full weapon loadout features Double-barreled beam rifle, rocket launcher, 3 beam sabers, 4 shields, and various missile pods. Display stand included. Runner x 22, sticker, water slide, vinyl material, Instruction Manual.

Bandai Hobby MG 1/100 00 Gundam Seven Sword (Clear Ver.) – $60

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC.  Side story variant of the popular 00 Gundam in its Seven Sword configuration. This MG kit encompasses the the need to have lots and lots of blades on your mobile suit. Fully articulated, and made with modern plastic model kit engineering, this kit looks great out of the box. GN Buster Sword II has LED gimmick (sold separately). Runners x 23, Sticker Sheets x 2 and Manual.

Bandai Hobby MG 1/100 Gundam Astray Gold Frame – $60

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC.  The Gundam Astray Gold Frame in its original form based off the Premium Bandai MG Astray Red Frame.  In addition to Beam Rifle, shield, and Beam saber, this Gundam Astray Gold Frame Master Grade kit is packaged with an electroplated gold internal skeleton, and comes with the Duel Gundam’s 350mm “Gáe Bulg” rail bazooka.  Runner x 18, markings, Instruction Manual.

Bandai Hobby MG 1/100 Hyaku-Shiki Ver.2.0 (Mechanical Clear Ver.) – $55

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC.  A completely translucent version of the Hyaku-Shiki designed to show the detailed internal skeleton while still having its outer armor equipped.  The vestigial transformation in the legs and wings has been included to provide accuracy to its involvement in the abandoned transformable Delta Gundam project. Runner x14, Sticker x1, Tetron sticker, instruction manual.

Bandai Hobby RG 1/144 00 Raiser (Clear Color Ver.) – $35

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC.  Utilizing real world technology to interpret the futuristic elements of the Gundam universe, the Real Grade series presents its version of the 00 Raiser from the Gundam 00 animated series. The iconic GN drives which act as both an energy transmission and propulsion system are modeled on the designs of the high voltage power transmission lines and propulsion systems found on real world exploration satellites. The 0 Raiser support craft has been remodeled with a more angular design to resemble the linear form of a stealth fighter while weapons and attachments feature design aesthetics based on real specifications of actual aircraft. Runner x12, Realistic Decal, Instruction manual.

Bandai Hobby RG 1/144 Sinanju (Clear Color Ver.) – $40

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC.  The Sinanju includes movable rear-mounted thrusters, which are based on the thrust control mechanisms of real rocket engines and internal skeletal detailed from drawings by Hajime Katoki. The texture of the brilliant gold engravings have been faithfully recreated as individual parts. Set includes a beam rifle, beam saber, beam axe, shield, beam effect parts, and interchangable hands. Runner x15. Realistic decal x1. Instruction manual x1. Approx 6″ Tall.

Bandai Hobby HGBF 1/144 Kamiki Burning Gundam PP Clear Ver. – $20

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC. The Burning Gundam built by Kamiki Sekai from “Gundam Build Fighters Try” that appears in the final episode. In addition to the various martial art poses that can be replicated due to its highly articulated design, this version features the sword weapon that can be mounted on the rear waist and also new flame effect parts. Runner x 8, manual x1. Approx 5” Tall.

Bandai Hobby HGPG 1/144 Petit’Gguy Unicorn White & Placard – $8

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC.Petit’Gguy with a cute accessory – a customizable Placard! Each Petit’Gguy comes with Placard with two lengths (long and short) to display whatever messages you want! The set comes with multiple stickers you can use to decorate and customize your own message. Set includes Placard, Placard joint, and display base. Runner x4. Sticker sheet x1. Instruction manual x1.

Bandai Hobby HGPG 1/144 Petit’Gguy Trans-Am Red – $8

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC. A cute adorable Petit’Gguy in a hot Trans-Am color scheme inspired by the anime series Gundam 00. Runner x3. Sticker sheet x1. Instruction manual x1.

Bandai Hobby Mecha Collection Bulma’s Capsule Motorcycle (Clear Ver.) – $10

A special limited variant created for special events in Japan now available in the U.S. at select events like SDCC.

Join and Bulma and Goku on the chase for Dragon Balls on their Capsule No. 9 Motorcycle!  The Mecha Collection kits are great because they are highly detailed, easy to assemble, and come in a cute, small size – so small it can fit in the palm of your hand!  Special clear variant was released at a one time event in Japan and is available to purchase in limited qtys!

[UPDATE June 26] 

Bandai Spirits Hobby Figure-Rise Standard Dragon Ball Vegito Model Kit

Comic-Con attendees will be the first to get their hands Standard Vegito for the first time in the world – even earlier than in Japan!  The fusion between Goku and Vegeta to counter Majin Buu using the “Potara,” a sacred artifact of the Supreme Kai, is now available in a Figure-rise Standard edition. Boasting the widest range of any Figure-rise Standard kit, Vegito can achieve a multitude of poses recreating fan favorite scenes from the anime series! A substantial 17.7-inch Vegito sword is also included as well as an impaled Buu (2.5” tall) figure. by using forced perspective, one can arrange this kit to accurately mimic this memorable moment in the heat of battle!

1/72 B-Wing Starfighter (Limited Edition Ver.) by Bandai Spirits Hobby (SDCC Exclusive)

Don’t turn off your targeting computer or you’ll miss this limited edition SDCC exclusive variant of the 1/72 B-Wing Star Fighter model kit! Being released for the first time anywhere in the world at SDCC, and a month before the regular edition, this set includes an LED for its engines, an alternate seated pilot figure, and different mechanical details on the body and wings, with different color markings and different color injection. Various gimmicks are used to create added realism in this model kit such as opening/closing wings, rotating cockpit and included laser effects that can be attached to the tips of the wings and can be displayed vertically as well as the choice between clear or frame parts for the canopy. A nipper or sprue cutter (sold separately) is required for assembly and does not require glue. It will ertail for $58.

[UPDATE June 13]

Bandai Shokugan Super MiniPla Voltron (SDCC Exclusive Version)

It’s time to form Blazing Sword! This special SDCC 2018 exclusive version of Bandai Shokugan Super Minipla Voltron includes an additional effect part to recreate the “Form Blazing Sword” sequence not found in the regular release version and exclusive box-art! A hybrid plastic model kit and toy, the Super Minipla Voltron comes in pre-colored plastic with painted-in details and assembles with no glue! Completed product can be separated into 5 individual posable Lions and combine into Voltron. Includes Blazing Sword, Spinning Laser Blade, and an original weapon, the Mega Blaster made from the individual Lion weapons. Assembled, Voltron stands at approx. 7.1″ tall. The figure will retail for $70 at the Bluefin booth.

Which Bluefin San Diego Comic-Con exclusives will you be picking up this year?