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GUNPLA Builders World Cup

GBWC

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It's that time of year again, GunPla enthusiasts. Get your nippers and airbrushes ready because the 2019 Gunpla Builders World Cup is upon us!
The Bandai Gunpla Builders World Cup (GBWC) is a yearly contest held amongst modelers to show off their completed Gundam models. Top modelers from Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Italy, France, Vietnam, USA, and Canada battle it out for the title of Gunpla World Cup Champion.
To determine the USA Representative to this world competition, a set of U.S. live regional competitions and one online competition open to the USA will be held in 2019. Each convention and the online competition hosted on the Bandai Hobby website will have its own set of Semi-Finalists. From this pool of semi-finalists, one will be chosen to be the USA Representative to take names and kick some butt against the world at the Bandai GunPla World Cup Finals later this year.
In addition to the regular contest locations Bluefin has expanded the locations to include several more locations in partnership with Kinokuniya and Hobby Town! Space is limited to the first 25 entries at these locations, speak with the retailer for more info. Also for Anime Expo and NYCC we will be running a online contest. Entries will be posted online and the general public will vote on which are the best. The top 10 will receive free badges (no flight or hotel and each winner will receive 1 badge) to either Anime Expo or NYCC depending on which you signed up for. The 10 will be displayed at the Bluefin Booth and those 10 will be judged by Bluefin/Bandai.
For the SD Course entries will be voted for online and the winner over all will receive a prize from Bluefin.
We had some really strong entries last year and we can't wait to see what you all come up with this time around! If you're ready to sign up, fill out the entry form and get building!
If you cannot make any of these contests the online portion will be held later this year, link will appear later when it becomes available.


Contest Location Choices:

Anime Central May 17th -19th Deadline to Enter May 10th
Fanime May 24th -27th Deadline to Enter May 17th 
Hobby Town Green Bay May 25th 
Hobby Town  Newport News June 15th
Hobby Town Virginia Beach July 20th
Kinokuniya New Jersey June 15th
Kinokuniya New York July 4th
Anime Expo July 4th  -7th Deadline to Enter June 27th
Kinokuniya Austin July 13th
Otakon July 26th  – 28th Deadline to Enter July 19th 
Kinokuniya Chicago August 3rd
Hobby Town Lubbock August 10th
Hobby Town Richmond August  17th
Hobby Town Indianapolis September 7th
Hobby Town Lincoln September 14th
New York Comic Con October 3rd- 6th Deadline to Enter September 15th 
SD Course Deadline to Enter October 6th 

Check out the rules here

Download Sign-up Sheet

GBWC Course
SD Course is available online only!



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