Bandai America will be bringing over popular collectible items from their Japanese parent company in 2015. Banpresto items will include MASTER STARS PIECE Series, SCulture BIG Zoukeio Series, DXF Series, WCF (World Collectable Figure) Series, Girls Memories Figure Series, Chibi-Kyun-Chara Series & Collectable Figure for Girls Series – with characters in each from Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, One Piece, NARUTO, Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online II, and Madoka Magica.
The GASHAPON items are vending machine capsule toys, smaller items. Also on the list will be SHOKUGAN collectibles, which are “high quality inexpensive toys paired with a piece of candy or gum”. Both are popular in Japan.
Check out all the images and details after the break!
MASTER STARS PIECE Series
BANPRESTO’s representing Figure Brand. Master Stars Piece means the “Master(designer)” develops a great quality “Star (Character)” figures.This is the best quality figure series in size & sculpting quality. There is no base stands and are decorated with molding to the sole of figures. Fan has a big support of its great quality. SRP $35.00
SCulture BIG Zoukeio Series
BANPRESTO’s unique figure brands for Dragonball & One piece with event. “SCulture” is the mix word of “Sculptor” and “Culture”. SCulture is the figure lines with the great sculpting art which featuring the character by selected well-known sculptor.Each sculptor is competing of their figure designs. Sculptor is selecting the character and best posing by their own and sculpts the figures. Fans can vote for the winner on BANPRESTO website. SRP $35.00 – $45.00
BANPRESTO’s first figure brands in long years. DXF series has similar scale size in different characters and can enjoy displaying side by side. SRP $28.00
WCF (World Collectable Figure) Series
BANPRESTO’s another representing brand for Deformed Figures.WCF is named to aiming “Giving excitement of character universe to all figure collectors” WCF is mainly used for the characters for boys. BANPRESTO selects variety of characters in one license from popular character to very rare characters and it is exiting to collect all of them. SRP $15.00
Girls Memories Figure Series
BANPRESTO’s girls figure lines for people who still love the characters in their young age. SRP $28.00
Chibi-Kyun-Chara Series & Collectable Figure for Girls Series
Another BANPRESTO’s Deformed Figure Brands which is mainly for the fan for “Fujoshi”. (Female fans of manga and novels that feature romance.) SRP $15.00
Other New Brands to Come:
BANDAI America also continues to expand its portfolio to High Age Collector fans by bringing 2 new additional brands from group with popular Japanese Anime License in 2015!!
“SHOKUGAN（食玩）”is BANDAI Japan Brand.
“SHOKUGAN（食玩）” originally refers to a combination of high quality inexpensive toys paired with a piece of candy or gum sold on confectionary shelves. Carefully developed by BANDAI, it has a 30 year history in Japan and is loved by all regardless of age or gender. SHOKUGAN are toys ready out of the box and their size enable collectability from a wide variety of available series. Contrary to its low price value, high quality tooling such as specific character expressions and a variety of detailed paint applications can be found in every product. In recent years, SHOKUGAN has expanded to various regions including Asia. And now SHOKUGAN will continue to build across the world.
*SHOKUGAN items for US Markets do not contain confectionary.
“GASHAPON”is BANDAI Japan Brand.
“GASHAPON”is BANDAI’s brand for Vending Machine Capsule Toys in Japan. BANDAI is the No.1 Company in market and has over 30 year history in vending machine business. They have variety type of the product line for all target ages. Since the launch of “HG Series”in 1994, they have developed a many type of items for high age target. Their low price with high level sculpting and painting decoration quality attract fans in long years.