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Bandai exclusives at SDCC 2014

2014 at 10:22 am by admin

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SDCC 2014 is right around the corner, and Bandai has shown off an impressive variety of exclusives that will be available throughout the event. Covering a wide variety of lines and franchises, these exclusives are sure to please more than a few fans at the event.

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With a big showing of Dragonball merchandise at last year’s SDCC, including the popular Scouter replica, Bandai brings Dragonball back to the forefront with this year’s exclusives. This includes the new Dragonball and Radar set release, which will include super bouncy ball recreations of all 7 Dragonballs, as well as a functioning Dragon Radar that features lights and sounds straight from the anime, all for $44.99! And in order to please fans of the original anime release, Bandai has announced a new S.H. Figuarts release of Vegeta, the Saiyan prince, in his original animation colors! Appearing in these colors for only a couple episodes at the start of the series, this nostalgic Vegeta release retails at $44.99, and features all the accessories of the original figure, including folded arms, alternate hands, scouter-crushing effect piece, interchangeable head and tail pieces, and more!

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A number of Gundam model kits will also make appearances at SDCC this year, in exclusive alternate colorways and more! These include the Master Grade 1/100 Full Armor Gundam in exclusive clear colors, along with the Real Grade 1/144 Zeta Gundam Clear ver. and Destiny Gundam in Heine Westernfluss colors. A number of High Grade 1/144 exclusives will also be available at the event, including the Banshee Norn Unicorn Mode Metallic ver., the Build Strike Gundam Full Package Clear ver., and the Astray Gold Frame Amatsu Mina Metallic Clear ver. The SD Sazabi will even be available at the event in exclusive metallic colors!

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With the recent Godzilla movie releasing worldwide to eager audiences, along with Godzilla celebrating its 60th anniversary, Bandai has prepared a couple of Godzilla exclusives to celebrate! First up is the new 60th Anniversary Godzilla figure, with exclusive diorama packaging for $60! This 6.5″ vinyl features a new Godzilla design, combining elements from a number of his most famous appearances. The box of the figure even unfolds, unveiling a destroyed city for the King of Monster to reign supreme in! Bandai is also holding an early release of the new line of Candy Toy Godzilla figures, featuring the new 2014 Godzilla long with the 2004 Godzilla and Kiryu for $24.99.

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The Power Rangers franchise is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and has a number of exclusive releases at the event in order to commemorate the occasion. First up are the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers limited edition Ranger Key set, meant for use with the Deluxe Legendary Morpher from the recent Power Rangers Super Megaforce series! The box set contains all seven classic MMPR Rangers for $30, including the Pink and Yellow Ranger which are otherwise unavailable outside of this collection. These collectibles will only be available in limited quantities throughout the event, and are sure to please fans of the franchise, both young and old.

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Along the release of this exclusive set, Bandai will be releasing a brand-new MMPR S.H. Figuarts at SDCC 2014: The Armored Black Ranger! Featuring the Black Ranger’s design from the first season’s finale, this figure will release exclusively at SDCC 2014 for $44.99, and feature all of the accessories from the original Black Ranger release. On top of that, a brand-new Green Ranger collectible figure from Tokyo Vinyl will release at the event for $25.00, and is designed by vinyl artist Touma.

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Finally, the Green Ranger’s Dragon Dagger will see a limited edition release at SDCC as part of the Power Rangers Legacy line! This replica of the Green Ranger’s weapon is unique in that it is cast in full 24 Karat gold plating! The Dagger also retains its sound gimmicks and playability from the normal retail release, and will retail for $150 at the event, making it a must-have for any hardcore Power Rangers fan.

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A number of other exclusives and variants from Bandai will also make their appearance at the event. Sentinel’s Danbo figure, representing the popular character from the Yotsuba manga, will be available in three exclusive colors for $41.99 a piece, and features boosters, RPG, and helmet accessories. Sentinel will also release their new Dino Getter 1 figure from the recent Dino Getter Robo spinoff franchise in exclusive Black colors! This exclusive figure, releasing at $144.99, features die-cast parts and can transform into dinosaur mode. Finally, the 1000toys Synthetic Human Test Body figure will be available for the first time on US shores at the event, and will feature a unique colors and weathering for $159.99.

Bandai’s releases are just the tip of the iceberg for cool exclusive merchandise set to appear at this years San Diego Comic-Con, so make sure to keep an eye out for more info on toys, news, and more!

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