Wednesday, 11 November 2015 20:39

Bluefin Highlights a Colorful Array of Unique Gift Ideas for Anime Fans and J-Collectors this Holiday Season Featured

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Leading Collectibles And Hobby Distributor Delights Collectors With GUNPLA IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS Model Kits, Exclusive STUDIO GHIBLI Décor Products And Colorful SAILOR MOON Cosplay Accessories And Stationary Sets

Irvine, CA, November 3, 2015 – Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, spotlights collectibles for the Holidays from its Bandai Gunpla Iron-Blooded Orphans model line, as well as a colorful array of premium Sailor Moon props and cosplay accessories from PROPLICA along with other Sailor Moon stationary and products. The company also highlights several exclusive Studio Ghibli products that includes music boxes, picture frames, calendars and other décor items inspired by popular anime films such as Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro.

Bandai High Grade (HG) Gunpla Model Kits:

HG Orphans 1/144 Gundam Barbatos "Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans"
MSRP: $12.95; Height: Approx. 5 inches; Available Now!

From the smash hit 2015 animated TV series, Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, comes one of the 300 year-old Gundam mobile suits, originally used in the Calamity War, which can upgrade itself through adapting its fallen enemy’s armaments. Includes a giant mace and katana.

HG Orphans 1/144 HG Schwalbe Graze "Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans"
MSRP: $12.95; Height: Approx. 5 inches; Available Now!

A special high mobility Graze unit used by Gjallarhorn officer Fareed McGillis with higher output and mobility through various additional boosters on its body. Comes equipped with a 120mm rifle, battle axe, and wire claw that can be used for clinging onto objects


Mobile Suit Gundam: IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS brings Gundam's closest-ever focus on the human drama, the bonds and conflicts between the boys who take the lead roles. Set on Mars, it follows protagonist Mikazuki Augus, and his friends and foes, through the flames of war. The series is available now to stream online at Hulu, Daisuki, Crunchyroll, and the FUNimation channel.

Studio Ghibli Products:

Available now at select Barnes & Noble store locations and also from barnesandnoble.com, each Studio Ghibli item is a work of art, masterfully crafted to reflect the simplicity and depth of the Studio’s most beloved and unforgettable characters while giving fans a peak into the enchanting worlds they inhabit.

Jiji Mirror (Hang/Stand) from "Kiki's Delivery Service”
MSRP: $37.95

An adorable Jiji mirror from Miyazaki's "Kiki Delivery Service". The beautiful stained glass elegantly accentuates the antique-style window framed mirror as Jiji innocently looks peers back at you.

Totoro's Band Music Box from "My Neighbor Totoro"
MSRP: $42.95

Listen to the sweet sound of Totoro's band through this enchanting music box.

Jiji's Gift Music Box from "Kiki's Delivery Service"
MSRP: $42.95

Enjoy the pleasant melody from Jiji's antique-style music box.

Totoro's Flower Trumpet Accessory Box from "My Neighbor Totoro"
MSRP: $28.95

Use this little log to store your accessories in the compartment below. Totoro perches on top of the case while holding an adorable flower trumpet.

Jiji's Flower Delivery Planter from "Kiki's Delivery Service"
MSRP: $49.95

Include a cute flower arrangement into this planter as Jiji sits in the basket and looks up at Kiki.

Totoro Frame (Poster Version) from "My Neighbor Totoro"
MSRP: $42.95

Let your personal photos become a part of Totoro's world! If you hold a red umbrella in the photo, you can cleverly recreate the most famous bus-stop scene in "My Neighbor Totoro".

Totoro Perpetual Calendar from "My Neighbor Totoro"
MSRP: $37.95

Enjoy your new favorite desk mate Totoro as he helpfully provides the day and date… forever.

Rustic Totoro Picture Frames from "My Neighbor Totoro"
MSRP: $37.95 each

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with these rustic Totoro photo frames. Collect all four seasons!

· Totoro Spring Frame from "My Neighbor Totoro" The pink cherry blossoms capture the essence of spring.

· Totoro Summer Frame from "My Neighbor Totoro" Sunflowers and morning glory adorn the corners of this summer frame while Totoro holds his favorite leaf umbrella.

· Totoro Autumn Frame from "My Neighbor Totoro" Large autumn leaves embellish the corners as a smiling Totoro sits atop a mushroom.

· Totoro Winter Frame from "My Neighbor Totoro" Holly and berries cluster all around the frame while the blue and white Totoro hang from above. A perfect holiday gift.


The Studio Ghibli products listed above are available at Barnes & Noble store locations at: Caldor Plaza in West Woodland Park, NJ; Enfield Commons in Enfield, CT; The Centre in Copperfield in Houston, TX; South Hills Village in Pittsburgh, PA; the Milford location store in Milford, CT; University Park Mall in Mishawaka, IN; The Co. Blvd II location in Glendale, CO; the Sarasota II store in Sarasota, FL; the Northwoods Shopping Center in San Antonio, TX; and the North Village Shopping Center in North Brunswick, NJ.

Sailor Moon Accessories by PROPLICA:

For cosplayers and Sailor Moon aficionados, Bluefin is proud to offer an exclusive collection of Sailor Moon accessories from PROPLICA, including the new Sailor Moon Spiral Heart Moon Rod, to be released in December, which complements the Crystal Star, Moon Rod and Moon Stick products that are available now.

PROPLICA Sailor Moon Spiral Heart Moon Rod
MSRP $98.99; Available December 2015

The 4th release in the PROPLICA series comes the creation of Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon’s love, the Spiral Moon Rod! In tradition with the previous PROPLICA creations, the Spiral Moon Rod is finished with gorgeous gold metallic, clear parts, lights, and sound! At 48cm (over 18 inches) the Spiral Heart Moon Rod is also the largest Sailor Moon PROPLICA yet. Get your magical girl on and perform to the sounds of the two famous attacks, ‘Moon Spiral Heart Attack’ and ‘Rainbow Moon Heart Ache’. The PROPLICA Spiral Heart Moon Rod also comes with a whimsically detailed display stand.

PROPLICA Crystal Star
MSRP: $67.99; Available Now!

The 3rd edition to the Sailor Moon PROPLICA line is Sailor Moon’s second transformation item, the stunning Crystal Star! High quality metallic gold finishing is used on the exterior design and delicate stones which represent each of the Sailor Scouts are also carefully set in red, yellow, blue, and green surrounding the golden crescent moon in the center. Opening the Crystal Star reveals its power source, the Silver Crystal. Press the Silver Crystal to hear familiar sound effects. You can also remove the cover to reenact the Moon Crystal Power, Make Up transformation scene!

PROPLICA Cutie Moon Rod
MSRP $99.99; Available Now!

The Cutie Moon Rod, now the 2nd addition to the high-end Proplica line, is making a comeback 20 years after its original creation. Metallic pieces and clear parts are crafted with the utmost care in order to bring the Cutie Moon Rod into perfect form. The crown jewel sparkles in various colors and luminescent LED lights along the side allow for reenactment of the Moon Princess Halation attack and other scenes from the anime. The Cutie Mood Rod also plays a variety of phrases and sound effects. Included is a display stand created in the image of the great Moon Castle.

PROPLICA Moon Stick
MSRP $93.99; Available Now!

The first item in this series is a faithful 1:1 scale replica of the iconic “Moon Stick” from Sailor Moon. This elegant replica measures slightly over 10", and features an accurate portrayal with colorful details and light-up gimmicks. Sound effects and vocal recordings (featuring Sailor Moon's original Japanese voice actress, Kotono Mitsuishi!) have also been used to further add to the Moon Stick's realism, with the attachment and removal of the Silver Crystal activating new lines and effects! An exquisite display stand is also included for showing off this masterpiece. Be the hero you were born to be, and earn the gratitude of the Moon Kingdom. Requires three LR44 Button Cell Batteries (sold separately).

Additional Sailor Moon Stationary and Accessories by Sun-Star

To celebrate Sailor Moon’s 20th Anniversary, Japanese stationary manufacturer Sun-Star has come up an assortment of new Sailor Moon lifestyle goods that speak to the true Sailor Moon fan. Coming soon to a retailer near you!

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Ball Point Pen (Black Ink)
MSRP $10.00; Available December 2015

Note-taking is so much more tolerable when your pen is amazing, so Bluefin offers new Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon ball point pens. These high-quality pens are comfortable to hold and make for a smooth writing experience. Each pen comes adorned with a cute mascot character perched on one end while the pen stem is embellished with colorful images of the characters from top to bottom. Choose from Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Venus. The pen clip includes the names of each Sailor Scout. Quantities are limited! Made in Japan.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Journal
MSRP $7.00; Available December 2015

When using a notebook or journal, the simple act of writing can transform into a very special experience. So banish lackluster notes to a three-ring binder and fill this fancy Sailor Moon journal only with thoughts, inspiration, and experiences that brighten any fan’s day! These pretty journals have smooth, matte outer covers, and the inside cover is filled with the series’ iconic images. Inner pages come printed in two-colors with your favorite characters adorned on each corner to remind that special fan that nothing boring goes in this journal. Four different types of Sailor Moon Journals to choose from (Blue, Comic, Pink, Scouts). Made in Japan.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Denim Pouch
MSRP $16.00; Available December 2015

These versatile denim pouches can be used for pens, makeup, small toys, and trinkets. The inner lining is pink with a moon, star, and bunny (usagi) print while the zipper is a clear star charm. Blue and pink pouches available.

Sailor Moon Phrase Memo
MSRP $6.00; Available December 2015

This memo pad includes 6 different Sailor Moon full-color images with her famous catch phrases in Japanese for an authentic Sailor Moon experience.

Tuxedo Mask Phrase Memo
MSRP $6.00; Available December 2015

This memo pad is perfect for the Tuxedo Mask fan. Memo includes full-color images of Tuxedo Mask with his famous catch phrases (in Japanese) that might make you swoon. For those who read Japanese, fans also may notice one of his more questionable phrases...

Sailor Moon Memo in a Tin
MSRP $7.00; Available December 2015

This very unique product includes a colorful, round memo enclosed in a cute circular Sailor Moon tin. Once you’re finished with the memos, the tin can be used as a small container for jewelry, erasers, charms, or other knick-knacks. Six different designs to choose from! (*Memo is loose, not bound.)

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