Anaheim, CA, June 6, 2016 – Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Hong Kong is releasing two new S.H. Figuarts Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures. Leonardo and Donnatello are set for release to the North American market this summer, with Raphael and Michaelangelo due out in October. They’re only going to make them for a while, but it’s possible to preorder them. We don’t know how limited a time they’ll be available, because the press release we were sent doesn’t say, but here’s what we do know.
The four Turtle boys are designed after the original animated series. Each stands about 6 inches tall, and features full articulation as well as interchangeable accessories. The figures will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets.
Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Ninja Turtles – Leonardo and Donatello Figures
Height: Approx. 6 inches · MSRP: $62.99ea · Available Summer 2016
First to join the line-up is the leader and most pragmatic of the brothers – Leonardo. Strategic use of die-cast material is integrated for realism in the belt buckle and weight in the legs. The Leonardo set includes his iconic katana (x2), interchangeable head, interchangeable hands (x6), weapon holding parts, and manhole covers (x2).
Second to join the line-up is the brains and inventor of the brothers – Donatello. Strategic use of die-cast material is integrated for realism in the belt buckle and weight in the legs. The Donatello set includes his formidable staff, interchangeable head, interchangeable hands (x6), weapon holding parts, and a pizza.
Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Ninja Turtles Raphael
The “cool but rude” Raphael is the third Turtle to join the series complete with his classic weapon, a pair of sais. The sais can be stored on Rafael’s belt which also comes with interchangeable parts. The set includes interchangeable hands (x6), interchangeable head (x1), sai (x2), optional weapons (kunai, shuriken), and interchangeable belt parts.
Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Ninja Turtles Michelangelo
The final Turtle to join the group is “the party dude” and comic relief, Michelangelo! He appears with his classic nunchaku weapons and Turtle grappling hook that fans will instantly recognize from the show. The set also includes interchangeable hands (x6), interchangeable head (x1), nunchaku set (for posing), nunchaku set (for holding and storage), interchangeable belt parts, and a Turtle grappling hook.
Based in Irvine, CA, Bluefin built its reputation as a leading distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. In recent years, Bluefin has grown to include a range of high quality collectible lines from 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. Selling to thousands of specialty, chain and independent stores, Bluefin is an official North American distributor for Bandai Hobby, Kotobukiya and Capcom, is the sole provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and is also the exclusive and official distributor for Hero Cross, Beast Kingdom, Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL and X-Plus. Bluefin also represents TruForce Collectibles products worldwide. Additional information is available at: www.bluefincorp.com.