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    Bluefin announces import and distribution of extensive product line in popular construction block category Source: BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Bandai Namco Collectibles dba Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, has announced a new exclusive partnership with Japan based company, Kawada Co., Ltd., makers of the popular micro construction brick product line, Nanoblock. Bluefin will become the official, exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada on April 1st, 2021. At that time, Bluefin will fully support the brand with various marketing and sales initiatives as well as offer all new and existing Nanoblock items to its customers. Nanoblock is the original micro-sized building block. It offers a greater challenge, sophistication, and detail than any other building block system

    Hit the books with your favorite anime franchises and characters! Source: The Loot Company press release Special Thanks to George Roush Mobile Suit Gundam is one of the most popular anime franchises ever created and Loot Crate is honoring this groundbreaking anime with the release of the limited-edition Mobile Suit Gundam Life Crate Series. This collection takes the global Gundam fandom to the next level by delivering officially licensed exclusive lifestyle goods and gear that haven’t been available in this or any other universe! Loot Crate’s focus with this series is to give fans products that allow them to live their passion. This collection will be a bi-monthly 4-crate curation with each crate focusing on a different popular Gundam series that have inspired legions of fans. The first crate titled “Wing,” will contain 4-6 epic items from the legendary series, MOBILE

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: Special Thanks to Jennifer Cruz Super7 is excited to collaborate with Toho International, Inc. to bring the King of the Monsters into its world of ReAction figures and more. The debut 3.75″ articulated Godzilla ReAction figure is scheduled to arrive this summer, along with a capsule collection, offering various products, including apparel and accessories. More Godzilla product will follow later in the year, escalating in 2022 with ULTIMATES! figures. “It is not a stretch to say that Godzilla may be the most important license to Super7’s history, and one we hold with possibly too much reverence,” said Super7 Founder & Owner, Brian Flynn. “The genesis of Super7 started with Godzilla, and we can’t wait to add that same Super7 love and affection to Godzilla’s future.” Super7 launched

    Source: Diamond Select Toys Special Thanks to Zach Oat Diamond Select Toys has resolicited two of their new Godzilla Gallery Deluxe PVC Figure Dioramas. Godzilla 1993 and King Ghidorah 1991 will be available this spring from BigBadToyStore, Entertainment Earth and local comic shops. To find a comic shop near year, please visit Godzilla Gallery: Godzilla 1993 Deluxe PVC Figure This Godzilla Gallery Diorama is based on the poster for 1993’s GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II (ゴジラVSメカゴジラ, Gojira Tai Mekagojira)! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this sculpture of the big G holding the remains of the gunship Garuda is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. Displays with Rodan (sold separately). Product Code:

    New 5 Issue Comic Book Mini-Series Source: IDW Publishing IDW Publishing has announced solicitations for the first issue of the five part mini-series Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors, the first Godzilla comic published under IDW’s new multi-year agreement with Toho Co. Ltd. Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1 will be available from comic book shops and retailers in April 2021 and features a main cover by artist Dan Schoening. Retailers who order 15 copies will receive one free variant photo cover by Vic Hollins. Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors #1 Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Dan Schoening Colorist: Luis Antonio Delgado Cover A: Dan Schoening Cover B: Photo Cover by Vic Hollins Tentative In-Store Date: April 2021 Pages: 36 Cover Price: $4.99 Godzilla roars back into comics with a giant-sized first issue! Extra story and extra content mark the King of Monsters’ triumphant

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd., teamLab Official Site: Toho has released GODZILLA+ (ゴジラ+, Gojira+), a new official app that collects and shares the latest information on Godzilla movies, products, events, and more from multiple Japanese sources. Developed by teamLab, the app’s UI/UX (User Interface/User Experience) design and functions allow Godzilla fans to access fresh Godzilla news more conveniently and enjoyably. GODZILLA+ also includes a “Mission” function that offers users a “digital card” by completing missions such as launching the app every day or checking into a location related to Godzilla. This allows fans to collect additional Godzilla information while playing. Get the free GODZILLA+ app at, the App Store and Google Play. Collect the latest information on Godzilla in the app The latest information on Godzilla, which has long been announced separately depending on

    SciFi Japan, teaming with TeePublic, is pleased to bring you a selection of SciFi Japan merchandise! Not only can you get basic t-shirts is a seeral different colors, but there`s a little something for everyone! There is a range of men`s, women`s and children`s designs including sweatshirts, tank tops, baseball shirts, long sleeve and hoodies. You can also get the SciFi Japan logo on a variety of products such as mugs, stickers, phone cases, totes, magnets, pillows and much, much more! Outfit the entire family for Christmas and show off your devotion to the wonderful world of Japanese Sci Fi films and TV! Great fashions and collectibles at a great price! Click here to order now!

    Hit the books with your favorite anime franchises and characters! Source: The Loot Company press release Special Thanks to George Roush The holidays are here and what better time to spend them than with your favorite anime franchises! The latest Loot Anime crate is going to spread nothing but joy and merriment with the November “Holiday Cheer” themed crate. Hang out with your friends from GINTAMA, FOOD WARS!, MISS KOBAYASHI’S DRAGON MAID, GUNDAM WING and YUME. The November crate is filled with incredible exclusive items and gear like a drinking mug featuring Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, perfect for your holiday hot chocolate! To unwrap this cheerful assortment of anime items, be sure to order by November 27 at 9:00pm PST. Loot Anime crates start at $28.95 plus shipping and handling. Supplies are limited, so get yours before it

    The Kaiju Crossover Arrives in Time for Godzilla Day and Japan’s Godzilla Festival Online 2020 Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: Special Thanks to Sarah Allen Ahead of Godzilla Day and the widely attended Godzilla Festival in Japan, Mediatonic and Toho Co., Ltd. are helping fans celebrate the King of the Monsters by bringing the fan-favorite kaiju to gamers everywhere in FALL GUYS: ULTIMATE KNOCKOUT. Beginning November 3, through a limited time only, fans will have the opportunity to use the all-new Godzilla skin available to players for 10 Crowns total. Featuring Godzilla’s trademark features such as its three rows of dorsal fins, the character has been designed to fit right into the FALL GUYS world, including different colors depending on what the game calls for. FALL GUYS: ULTIMATE KNOCKOUT is available now on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.

    Source: BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Bandai Spirits Hobby will be taking things on the road with a Pop-Up Store located inside Anime Jungle in Los Angeles, CA. Gundam fans from all over Southern California are encourage to swing by and check out over 300 individual items available for purchase. This is easily one of the largest selections of Gunpla available for purchase in the US. What: BANDAI HOBBY POP-UP STORE Where: 319 E 2nd St #122, Los Angeles, CA 90012 When: Open daily Wednesday - Monday from 12PM - 7PM PST. (Closed on Tuesdays) Duration: October 16, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Promotions and Giveaways ● Free gifts will be handed-out to customers with qualifying purchases over $60.00 or $100.00. Roughly every two weeks a new set of free gifts will be offered for qualifying purchases. ● Stamp Rewards: Every

    Commemorate the 45th anniversary of Little Twin Stars™ with exclusive Hello Kitty® collectibles and more! Source: The Loot Company press release Special Thanks to George Roush It’s time to shine bright with Loot Crate as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Little Twin Stars with the December “Twinkle Twinkle” themed Sanrio® Crate! Commemorate the Little Twin Stars anniversary with kawaii collectibles and exclusive items featuring Kiki, Lala and more! The December “Twinkle Twinkle” crate is packed with Loot Crate exclusives including an Embroidered Plush Cloud Pillow, a Trinket Tray, and other supercute items showcasing 45 years of Little Twin Stars. Fans won’t want to miss out on getting these amazing anniversary-themed surprises. To unwrap the gift of exclusive Sanrio items and more inside the next Hello Kitty and Friends crate, be sure to order by December 15 at 9:00pm PST. Sanrio Crates start

    Licensing Growth in Apparel and Home Categories Highlights Unwavering Strength of Dragon Ball Franchise and its Fandom Source: Funimation press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto On the heels of last year’s global 30th anniversary of DRAGON BALL Z, Toei Animation Inc., and its agent Funimation announced licensing gains for the iconic Dragon Ball franchise since Licensing Expo 2019. These licensing agreements with both new and existing licensees span numerous product categories and include the game titles DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT, and DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ and the TV series DRAGON BALL Z and DRAGON BALL GT as well as DRAGON BALL SUPER, the complete series (Eps 1 – 131) of which is now available as of October 5, 2020 in English dub on Hulu. Produced by Toei Animation and distributed in the U.S. & Canada by Funimation, the Dragon Ball anime franchise consists of 20 feature films

    Two New Volumes of Haruhi Suzumiya Every Month Leading Up to the June 2021 Release of The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Yen Press announced publication plans for the Yen On edition of the Haruhi Suzumiya light novels, written by Nagaru Tanigawa with art by Noizi Ito. The relaunch of the iconic series will start with The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya, scheduled for January 2021 release. Two additional volumes will be released every month from February 2021 to May 2021. Yen Press also announced a print release of The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya, the highly-anticipated new volume of the light novel series, scheduled for June 2021. With two new releases each month from January to May 2021, all ten of the previous Haruhi Suzumiya light novels will be available to collect

    Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Yen Press has announced a quartet of upcoming titles that include notable new manga and light novel releases. The new acquisitions include When a Magician’s Pupil Smiles and Goblin Slayer Side Story II: Dai Katana and the light novel series and manga adaptations of I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister. When a Magician’s Pupil Smiles Story and Art by Chisaki Kanai Ouka Namae, a magician`s pupil, is incapable of feeling emotion. That is...he`s almost incapable. There is one particular circumstance when his feelings rise to the surface, but the scenario that unleashes them is too dark to even contemplate... When a Magician’s Pupil Smiles is a dark supernatural manga that was originally published as a digital exclusive by Yen Press. This upcoming print edition collects

    All of Sam’s haunting stories of Halloweens past and present together for the first time ever in one definitive collection, now on sale online and in stores Source: Legendary Comics press release Special Thanks to Tracy Brown In time for Halloween and in celebration of the beloved horror saga, Legendary Comics has released the omnibus of the TRICK ‘R TREAT comic book collection from the deliciously dark imagination of the film’s creator Michael Dougherty (writer and director of GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, and the holiday horror hit, KRAMPUS). The celebratory edition — uniting the past two previously released graphic novels for the first time ever and featuring a new special introduction from Dougherty, new cover art and other cool extras — is now on sale in stores and online. “In these unprecedented and hard times, it is important to

    A Deluxe Limited-Edition Box Set of the Iconic Light Novel Series Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Yen Press, LLC announced the acquisition of the Sword Art Online Platinum Collector’s Edition, a deluxe limited edition box set of the iconic Sword Art Online light novel series written by Reki Kawahara with illustrations by abec. Spanning twenty volumes of Sword Art Online, this special boxed set includes exclusive prints and a poster featuring gorgeous art by abec! With two beautiful collector`s edition volumes, this boxed set is an absolute must-have for fans of the series! For nearly a decade, Sword Art Online has been one of the most beloved franchises in the world of light novels, manga and anime. This deluxe box set appeals greatly to passionate fans of the series as well as collectors of limited edition offerings,

    Source: BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) press release Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Premium Bandai USA will begin offering highly sought-after and exclusive collectibles from renowned Bandai toy and collectible brand Tamashii Nations. Dragon Ball S.H.Figuarts and the Star Wars Meisho Movie Realization line continues with all new figures available for pre-order. Available Exclusively at Premium Bandai USA Tamashii Nations is cranking their power level off the charts with S.H.Figuarts RADITZ, available now for pre-order on Premium Bandai USA. This highly articulated figure brings the character to life from the hit anime series DRAGON BALL Z. Collectors can recreate the fateful scene where Raditz takes on the might of Goku and Piccolo on earth. This single event set earth’s mightiest heroes on a path no one could have ever dreamed imaginable. Tamashii Nations is proud to introduce

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site:, Special Thanks to Jennifer Cruz PINTRILL has released its second series of collectible pins with Toho’s Godzilla. Series 2 is a chibi (short, cute) adaptation of some of the most famous monsters in the Godzilla universe. The series consists of chibi monster pins of Godzilla, Mothra, Mechagodzilla, King Ghidorah, and Rodan. These daikaiju are known as Toho`s "Big Five" -- monsters who appeared in the first three Godzilla series (Showa, Heisei and Millennium), have the highest international popularity, and have been featured in American productions like Legendary`s Monsterverse films and READY PLAYER ONE. PINTRILL presents each monster on a black nickel plated brass pin that includes a double black rubber pin clutch. Each pin measures approximately 0.5" x 0.5" x 2mm and retails for $12.00. The pins are now live exclusively via

    Hit the books with your favorite anime franchises and characters! Source: The Loot Company press release Special Thanks to George Roush Grab your shovel and dig up the latest Loot Anime crate just in time for the spookiest holiday of the year. Awaken all of the ghosts, ghouls and spirits when you summon the ‘Undead’ October themed Anime crate. The October crate includes exclusive items and gear from some of your favorite anime properties, including MOB PSYCHO 100, HOW TO KEEP A MUMMY, Junji Ito, ANGELS OF DEATH and YUME! Exclusives include an Angels of Death Tee, Mob Psycho Neck Gaiter, How to Keep a Mummy Phone Screen Cleaner and more. To unearth this undead assortment of anime items be sure to order by October 27 at 9:00pm PST. Loot Anime crates start at $28.95 plus shipping and handling. Supplies are limited, so get yours before it

    Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Yen Press amps up the horror with the release of the new manga, King of Eden. The visceral new work is written by Takashi Nagasaki is the acclaimed co-author (along with famed creator Naoki Urasawa) of Monster, 20th Century Boys, Master, Keaton, Billy Bat and Pluto. With stunning artwork by SangCheol Lee, King of Eden demonstrates a rare and flawlessly executed collaboration between Korean and Japanese creative forces. King of Eden is available now in print and digitally. Summary Entire villages are going up in flames across the globe, with the same man left standing at the scene every time. Meanwhile, rumors abound of a highly contagious virus where those infected fly into a blind rage, killing anything and everything that crosses their path. As the death toll rises, agencies from nations around the world

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