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Product Showcase Encompasses a Collection of Destinations Where Fans Can Experience Both Top Properties Like “Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO,” Mobile Suit Gundam, Naruto, Studio Ghibli and PAC-MAN and Top Brands Like Tamashii Nations, Tamagotchi and Nanoblock

IRVINE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ – In just days, Bandai Namco Toys & Collectibles America (“BNTCA”) will present a super-sized fan experience at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (“SDCC”) 2022. Encompassing over a half dozen location-based entertainment experiences, BNTCA’s SDCC 2022 product showcase will include a collection of both its top properties and tops brands including a Dragon Ball Special Exhibition created especially for this year’s event. Featured popular properties include “Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO,” “Dragon Ball Z,” PAC-MAN and Studio Ghibli in addition to fan-favorite product brands like Tamashii Nations, Tamagotchi, Nanoblock, Ensky, Storm Collectibles and Sentinel. In addition, BNTCA will host a Mobile Suit Gundam showcase with both a panel and special screening of the new TV series “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Prologue.” Attendees are invited to visit any and all of BNTCA’s booths daily during regular show hours throughout SDCC 2022.

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Details on BNTCA’s SDCC 2022 line-up including panel information, exclusives and promotional offers are as follows:

Dragon Ball Special Booth | Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Terrace
(Open to the Public; No Badge Required)

Enter the Dragon Ball universe at this interactive outdoor experience featuring fan-favorite Bandai Namco brands including Tamashii Nations, Bandai Hobby, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Banpresto, Ichibansho, and more.

  • Towering Giant Ape Vegeta Statue.
  • Special Photo Ops.
  • Eye-catching Product Displays.
  • Numerous Interactive Games, Trading Cards and Model-kits.
  • Free Souvenirs. A variety of souvenirs will be offered while supplies last, including:
    • Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO bag
    • Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO badge ribbons
    • Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO fan
    • Gohan and Piccolo head bands
  • For more information including product images and renderings, visit the official Dragon Ball website at https://dragon-ball-official.com/special/sdcc2022/.

Bandai Spirits Booth | Booth 3329

  • From Tamashii Nations
    • Dragon Ball Event Exclusives:**
      • S.H.Figuarts SHENRON – Exclusive Edition ($130.00)
      • S.H.Figuarts ANDROID 16 – Exclusive Edition ($65.00)
      • S.H.Figuarts MAJIN BUU -GOOD- – Exclusive Edition ($85.00)
      • S.H.Figuarts SUPER SAIYAN 2 SON GOKU – Exclusive Edition ($70.00)
  • Additional Event Exclusives:
      • S.H.Figuarts MADARA UCHIHA – Exclusive Edition ($70.00)
      • S.H.MonsterArts KONG FROM GODZILLA VS. KONG (2021) – Exclusive Edition ($90.00)

** Tickets may be necessary to purchase exclusives. For more information, visit the official Tamashii Nations at https://www.tamashiinations.com/event/sdcc2022/.

Bandai Toy Department
Tamagotchi, Anime Heroes & MegaHouse | Booth 3735

  • From Tamagotchi
    • Event Exclusives. Commemorate SDCC 2022 with these exclusive Original Tamagotchi devices featuring two limited-edition comic book shell designs and packaging. Original Tamagotchi have been the “must-have” digital pet since 1997 and these convention-exclusive devices will be the highlight of any Tamagotchi collection.
      • Convention Exclusive Original Tamagotchi Mametchi Comic ($30.00)
        – With Gen 1 programming
      • Convention Exclusive Original Tamagotchi Mimitchi Comic ($30.00)
        – With Gen 2 programming
  • From Anime Heroes
    • Event Exclusive. Bring home the world of Naruto with this Anime Heroes Event Exclusive Naruto Sage of Six Paths Mode 6.5-inch figure featuring limited-edition packaging, color deco, and a pearlized finish.
      • Event Exclusive Naruto Sage of Six Paths Mode ($25.00)
        – With 16+ points of articulation, extra set of hands, and Truth-Seeking Ball and Fighting sticks accessories
  • From MegaHouse
    • “Nyaruto” Naruto Uzumaki Statue Display from MegaHouse’s Mega Cat Series.
    • Free Souvenirs. Nyaruto and Luffy Mega Cat fans are offered while supplies last.

Asia Pavilion
Storm Collectibles & Sentinel | Booth 301

  • From Storm Collectibles
    • World-first New Product Reveals and First-ever Displays in North America.
    • Event Exclusives available in limited quantities for purchase:
      • Kintaro *2022 Event Exclusive* “Mortal Kombat” 1/12 Scale Action Figure ($140.00)
      • Nakoruru *2022 Event Exclusive* “Samurai Shodown” Action Figure ($95.00)
      • Zangief *2022 Event Exclusive* “Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challenger” Action Figure ($105.00)
  • From Sentinel
    • Life-size Captain America Statue based on Sentinel’s Fighting Armor Captain America figure.
    • World-first New Product Reveals and First-ever Displays in North America.

Studio Ghibli | Booth 4129

  • From Studio Ghibli
    • Life-size World of Ghibli. Step into the world of Studio Ghibli in this immersive life-size recreation of iconic movie scenes.
    • Special Photo Ops. Become part of an iconic moments from “My Neighbor Totoro”:
      • Big Totoro and the Bus Stop
      • Cat Bus Paper Theater
      • Princess Mononoke Paper Theater
  • Free Souvenir. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of “Princess Mononoke,” receive a “Princess Mononoke” fan while supplies last.
  • Promotional Offer. Receive a Studio Ghibli tote bag with a purchase of $30 or more while supplies last.
  • “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” Model Kit. From Bandai Shokugan’s Souzou Galleria Series: a highly detailed desktop model kit faithfully recreates the Gunship from “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.” The engine part houses the battery unit which enables blue LED lighting (LRR41 batteries not included). This set consists of the Gunship body, 4 pilot figures, 2 landing gear parts, a pair of tweezers and a display stand.

Retro Gaming & Pop-Culture Exhibit
Nanoblock & Ensky | Booth 135

Special themed product exhibition of iconic gaming and pop-culture franchises including PAC-MAN, Kirby and Godzilla from Bandai Namco brands Nanoblock, Ensky, MegaHouse and more.

  • From Nanoblock
    • PAC-MAN Character Display. A unique Nanoblock exhibit of PAC-MAN video game characters including giant-size PAC-MAN (51,300 bricks).
    • Last Chance PAC-MAN Event Exclusive Collector Sets. Last chance to purchase a PAC-MAN Collector’s Set – Translucent Limited Version SDCC 2021 Special Edition ($36.00). Very limited quantities available.
    • PAC-MAN Lottery. Receive one token with every purchase of the PAC-MAN Exclusive. Redeem tokens for Gachapon prizes.
    • PAC-MAN WORLD™ Re-PAC Demo Station. Fans attending will have a chance to play.
    • Meet PAC-MAN Live in-person. Friday, July 22 from 1-3 PM.
    • Pokémon Character Display. A unique Nanoblock exhibit of Pokémon characters including Pikachu statue display.
    • Promotional Offers:
      • Receive a free mini pad with any $15 purchase while supplies last.
      • Receive free nanoblock tweezers with purchase of select items while supplies last.
  • From Ensky
    • 30th Anniversary Kirby Display. A special Kirby franchise exhibit of Ensky products.
    • Special Selection of Kirby Merchandise including acrylic stacking figures, paper theater puzzles and more available for purchase.

Mobile Suit Gundam Showcase

  • Panel – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Prologue. Celebrate your love for Gundam at the “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Prologue” Panel featuring VampyBitMe (Linda Le), along with BNTCA’s David Edmundson (marketing director), Justin Cavender (senior marketing manager) AJ Velasco (marketing specialist) and David Clarke (brand manager).
    Room 6A | Thursday, July 21 at 12:30pm
  • Special Screening of “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Prologue.” Watch a special screening of the new anime series “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Prologue” from director Hiroshi Kobayashi
    Room 6A | Thursday, July 21 immediately after the panel.

Follow the official BNTCA account @BandaiCollect on social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and information.

About Bandai Namco Toys & Collectibles America (BNTCA)

Bandai Namco Toys & Collectibles America Inc. is a leader in developing engaging, quality toys that capture children’s and collector’s imaginative spirit and provide endless “Fun For All into the Future.” Bandai Namco Toys & Collectibles America is the manufacturer and master toy licensee of some of the most popular brands in collectibles, children’s toys and entertainment today, including Gundam, Tamagotchi®, Dragon Ball®, Vital Hero, Anime Heroes®, Tamashii Nations®, Bandai Hobby and MegaHouse. BNTCA is proud to be the official distributor in the US for Storm Collectibles, Flame Toys, nanoblock®, and official Studio Ghibli merchandise. For more information, visit bandai.com.

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Pinfinity and Fandom Launch Exclusive Mixed Reality Experience at San Diego Comic-Con



SAN DIEGO /PRNewswire/ — Pinfinity, a patented augmented reality collectible pin company, and Fandom, the digital destination for movie and comic book fans, announced the official launch of a new product in a one-of-a-kind promotion at San Diego Comic-Con, 2022.

Say so long to standard wristbands – fans who attend the Fandom party will receive a custom collectible event lanyard and Pinfinity pin, each pin provides an exclusive augmented reality experience for attendees that they can continue to relive throughout the year.

“We are huge advocates of what Fandom accomplishes and represents for the entire community and couldn’t be prouder to be part of their Comic-Con event! We love seeing Pinfinity pins being used to engage fans in new and unique ways, helping to elevate a fan experience to its full potential,” says Pinfinity CEO Hannah Arevalo.

Pinfinty’s patented offering launched in 2020 takes the licensed pin category and brings it into the future. Their focus is on collector-quality pins combined with an augmented reality digital layer of pre-recorded video, animation, stereo sound, and interactivity through the engagement to a free Pinfinity mobile app available on Google Play and the Apple Store.

Pinfinity+ was recently launched as a first-of-its-kind AR collectible pin subscription service focusing on gaming (Pinfinity+ Gaming), community favorite Magic: the Gathering, with additional verticals in development. Inside Pinfinity+ Members enjoy exclusive benefits (discounts, giveaways, bonuses, content) and can share or trade their collections, stories, and love of pop culture in exclusive online and in-person experiences.

Pinfinity was founded by a team of experienced fans with over $1billion in licensed direct-to-consumer product sales.  The company has offices in San Diego and London, with pins featuring top franchises in fandom including, Hasbro, Comcast NBCUniversal, The Henson Company, BethesdaNetflix, Electronic ArtsDisney, and more have embraced the products, offering exclusive content and collectibles for their fans.

Pinfinity aims to create a unique fan engagement with a lineup of collectible pin community through exciting products and exceptional service, uniting the world in the shared celebration of fandom. You can keep up to date on Pinfinity via their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages (@PinfinityAR)

If you are interested in learning more about Pinfinity and how they could partner with your brand, please contact the Pinfinity team at https://pinfinityar.com/contact and they will be happy to coordinate a time to speak with you!

About Fandom

Fandom is the world’s largest fan platform where fans immerse themselves in imagined worlds across entertainment and gaming. Reaching more than 300 million unique visitors per month and hosting more than 250,000 wikis, Fandom.com is the source for in-depth information on pop culture, gaming, TV and film, where fans learn about and celebrate their favorite fandoms. Fandom’s Gaming division manages the online video game retailer Fanatical. Fandom Productions, the content arm of Fandom, enhances the fan experience through curated editorial coverage and branded content, its Emmy-nominated Honest Trailers and the weekly video news program The Loop. For more information follow @getfandom or visit: www.fandom.com.

SOURCE Pinfinity, LLC

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Mojo Presents the 10 Shocking Reveals at San Diego Comic-Con 2022




Every year, San Diego ComicCon brings shocking reveals and 2022 was no different. For this list, we’re looking at the most exciting and surprising news and footage to come out of this massive fan event. Our countdown includes The Avengers Assembling Twice in 2025, Avatar Aang Returning For a New Movie, A Hilarious Dungeons & Dragons Campaign, Electrifying Details About “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” and more! What upcoming project are you the most excited about? Let us know in the comments!

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Rugrats Renewed for Season Three and 13 Episodes Added to Season Two

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BURBANK, Calif., July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nickelodeon and Paramount+ today revealed a teaser for the second season of the reimagined animated series Rugrats, following the iconic babies – Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, and Phil and Lil – as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view. During an exclusive panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022, the renewal news for a 13-episode season three and pickup for 13 additional season two episodes was also announced. Season two is coming in 2023 to Paramount+.

Moderated by Jim Viscardi (Executive Editor, Comicbook.com), the panel brought together the iconic voice talent behind the adventurous babies—EG Daily (Tommy), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), Charlet Chung (Kimi)—and executive producer Eryk Casemiro, and featured a discussion on rebooting the iconic series for a modern audience and an exclusive look at behind-the-scenes art from season two.

In the second season of Rugrats, the babies are back and ready to take on the world with their pint-sized perspectives and a diapie full of snacks. New episodes follow Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil, and Lil as they cross the frozen tundra, discover the treasures of ancient babies, and journey to the other side of the moon, while spending more time with friends including Kimi and her mom Kira, Begley, Boris and Minka, Gabi, Tia Esperanza, and more!

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Paramount+’s all-new Rugrats series reimagines the classic ’90s hit and features rich and colorful CG-animation. From Nickelodeon Animation, the series follows the babies – Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, and Phil and Lil – as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view. Season one is currently airing on Nickelodeon and is available to stream on Paramount+.

The original Rugrats series launched August 11, 1991, and instantly became a groundbreaking phenomenon, spawning consumer products and three hit theatrical releases, cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling, and unique visual style. Rugrats was in production for nine seasons over the course of 13 years. The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids’ Choice Awards, and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.

About Paramount+
Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

SOURCE Nickelodeon

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