Bandai Namco Acquires Bluefin; Bandai Namco Collectibles is Born

Interesting news has broke online regarding Bluefin Corp, otherwise referred to as Bluefin Tamashii, the Japanese toy distributor. On Wednesday, Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they acquired an 80% controlling stake in Nippon Imports, LLC, the company that owns and operates Bluefin. Now, with this transaction Bandai Namco will establish a new subsidiary, Bandai Namco Collectibles in October that will continue operations under Bluefin. However, Bandai Namco Collectibles will effectively commence operations in January 2019.   Nippon Imports, LLC founder and CEO Steve Fujimura will serve as Bandai Namco Collectibles’…

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Official Images: Super Mini-Pla Denkou Choujin Gridman Dyna Dragon

Today, the Bandai Candy site revealed the official information regarding the next Super Mini-Pla Denkou Choujin Gridman release, Dyna Dragon. Now, unlike the previous Super Mini-Pla Gridman release, Dyna Dragon will be sold in two different ways, but both are Premium Bandai exclusives. The first is a single release for Dyna Dragon which will consist of the Dyna Fighter and King Jet; these either can be used to form the Dyna Fortress, or Dyna Dragon itself. In addition, the parts can combine with Gridman to form King Gridman. Furthermore, the…

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Official Images: Complete Selection Modification Henshin Belt Arcle

Today, Premium Bandai finally revealed the official information regarding the next Complete Selection Modification release, the Henshin Belt Arcle from Kamen Rider Kuuga. For those unaware, Kamen Rider Kuuga is the first Kamen Rider in the Heisei Era, which aired from 2000 to 2001. The series featured Yusuke Godai obtaining the Arcle, and transforming into Kamen Rider Kuuga to defeat the threat of the Grongi. Now, the Complete Selection Modification Henshin Belt Arcle is based on Bandai’s 2007 Complete Selection release of the Arcle; it will feature the all of…

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Kamen Rider X Super Sentai W-Hero Matsuri 2018

Every August, Toei holds the Kamen Rider x Super Sentai W-Hero Matsuri (Festival) at the Tokyo Dome. It is an event that mixes up elements of roadshows, conventions, stage shows and actual festivals. Attendees get a close look at recent series’ suits/ props and upcoming toys that are put on display, as well as “meet” the heroes. There are a variety of activities for children like interactive trivia and v.r. games. In addition, there are several merchandise stands for collectors. Below is highlight reel of things attendees could see at…

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Review: S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge

Tamashii Nations got charged up when they decided to release S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge at retail! Now, for those not aware, this is the first and only retail S.H.Figuarts figure based on Kamen Rider Cross-Z, or any of his other forms. It is a rather shocking release too, since fans have not entirely loved Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge’s design. The idea of the form was an attempt to recapture the craze Toei and Bandai obtained during Kamen Rider Gaim when promoting Shin Zangetsu and the Genesis Driver. However, in…

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Live-Action Garo Series Kaminokiba -JINGA- Trailer Streamed

The official Kaminokiba -JINGA- website has updated with a trailer for the upcoming series. The trailer was mirrored to the official Garo Youtube channel.  The latest trailer features a look at the setting of the series and showcases a preview of Mikage’s tranformation into Jinga. The trailer also reveals that the series will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 on October 4. The series will later on Family Gekijou on October 7. As reported earlier, the series is a spin-off of the Garo: Divine Fang (GARO: Kami no Kiba) film, which premiered in Japan on January 6. The official website also…

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Trendmasters Godzilla Attacks NY Giant Playset Demo

We return to that city full of destruction, with a monster is to blame… Godzilla: King of the Monsters!   Four years ago I, Billy “TaJa” Dolye a.k.a. Wheelchair21, reviewed this playset on my YouTube channel. Whereas, the video was shared here on Hero Club, back in December 2017 on its third anniversary being published onto YouTube; where since then, the video has become my most seen video. Now, in that review I mention how I would do a demonstration video focusing on what are good collectible figures to display…

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SSSS.Gridman Premiere Date Announced

The official SSSS.Gridman website has updated with a new trailer and a key visual for the upcoming anime series. The visual features a look at several of the main characters as well as the titular hero, Gridman. The trailer was mirrored on the official Tsuburaya Youtube channel. The trailer features a look another look at the setting of the series as well as taking a look at several of the characters. The trailer also reveals that series will premiere in Japan on October 6 on WOWOW at midnight JST. The series will also air later on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11.…

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Review: Power Morphicon Exclusive Legacy Collection Lord Drakkon

Power Morphicon 2018 has come and gone! The convention itself was great as it featured over 100+ guests, as well as the exclusive Legacy Collection Lord Drakkon figure. A figure several fans desired and sought after following the character’s debut in the Boom! Studios Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comics. However, fans discovered that in-hand the final product did not turn out exactly as expected. With quality control running rampant throughout the Lord Drakkon figure, I decided to see if my figure had similar issues… Please favorite, like, comment and subscribe…

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More Details Revealed For Gray Cherry Blossoms: Garo Anime Film

Recently the official Gray Cherry Blossoms: Garo (Usuzumizakura -Garo-) website has updated with some new details for the upcoming anime film. First, a new trailer was revealed. The new trailer features another look at the film’s setting as well as a look at several of the characters. The trailer also reveals that the film will premiere in Japanese theaters on October 6.   Next, the website revealed a new key visual, which is illustrated by Masakazu Katsura, the character designer for the film. Thirdly, some new cast members were revealed. The main cast members for…

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