By Staff Reports
Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan and Asia, invites anime fans, collectors, and pop culture aficionados to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the pivotal Studio Ghibli anime classic, My Neighbor Totoro, with an officially licensed plush doll that is available from Barnes & Noble.
The 9-inch tall push doll of the beloved Totoro character by Japanese manufacturer, Sun Arrow, is now available for purchase at participating Barnes & Noble locations nationwide for $30.00.
Bluefin is further supporting the anniversary with a special online giveaway contest. 10 Totoro themed gift baskets will be awarded. Each contains a whimsical collection of Studio Ghibli officially licensed Totoro products valued at over $100.00. The contest runs through November 1st and is open to all to enter at: https://www.bluefinbrands.com/totoro.
Each gift basket prize package contains:
- Totoro Morning Lace Bracelet
- Totoro and Acorn Mini Towel
- Totoro Mini Towel Gift Set
- Totoro Rain Petite Puzzle
- Totoro Plush with suction cups
- Totoro Leak Proof Bowl
- Totoro shaped Lunch Bag
Bluefin is the official North American distributor for the most comprehensive catalog of officially licensed Studio Ghibli products. Bluefin retail partner Barnes & Noble is now carrying an expanded variety of newly released collectible products for October that include puzzle bowls, art crystal puzzles, paper theatre character sets, titling figurines, bamboo chopsticks and other products that each feature iconic Studio Ghibli characters.
In the charming 1988 animated film, My Neighbor Totoro, eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. While their father is working, the girls explore their sprawling old house and the forest and fields that surround it. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds – and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another.
My Neighbor Totoro was created by famed director Hayao Miyazaki and released by his Studio Ghibli, which also produced Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo. Totoro’s popularity soon became an international phenomenon and has spawned a vast array of adorable plush characters, toys, collectables and other memorabilia.
Bluefin has built its reputation as a leading master and channel 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 Asia and has 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 Spirits Hobby, Bandai Shokugan, and Storm Collectibles, and is the sole provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products in North America. The company is also the exclusive and official distributor for Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL and Flame Toys. Additional information is available at: https://bluefinbrands.com/