At the time of this post, it's only 15 days until San Diego Comic Con. With time ticking down, you know that there'd be a ton of exclusive announcements and let me tell you, companies have definitely unleashed the floodgates....
It was only a matter of time, but soon Discovery will be announcing the end of their joint television venture with Hasbro, the Hub Network. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Discovery will soon be taking over control ...
In space, nobody can hear you scream about Diamond Select Toys' awesome new items in the latest issue of Previews. The selection includes a Borg Ice Cube make, a Rarity vinyl bank, Godzilla Minimates series 2, Buck Rogers Minimates, more Aliens merch, new Kill Bill Minimates, and, well, more.
The coolest selection of the bunch is obviously the Borg Ice Cube silicon tray although, sadly, the Borg Ice Cubes it creates will be assimilated into your drink as they melt instead of being added to the Borg Ice Cube Collective. It won't be a total loss, though, as they should convert your beverage's temperature by some degrees in the process.
The Godzilla Minimates line continues with a second boxset featuring Atomic Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Jet Jaguar, and Hedorah the Smog Monster. The tiny Mechagodzilla is especially adorable. Of course, it's not the only Minimates box set this month as there's the Buck Rogers set (featuring Captain Buck Rogers, Colonel Wilma Deering, Princess Ardala and Tigerman) and the "Masters of Death" Kill Bill 4-pack (featuring Master Pai Mei, Hattori Hanzo and Bill). The Kill Bill set is possibly worth it for Pai Mei alone. I'm just wondering if he'll come with an alternate hand with a torn-out eye.
DKE Toys returned to SDCC with plenty of exclusive figures, and yes, we've already done a rundown of most of them, but two in particular stood out during my visit:
One of those was the largest of the bunch, the AD-AT 3/4...
I asked everyone what their favorite summer hobby was for a chance to win a My Little Pony papercraft playset. I enjoy anything that gets me out of the house, especially on a hot day. So, I think it's time to announce a winner!
Congratulations to Matthew A. Tibo! You will be receiving this playset from Funko. Please email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to everyone who entered, be on the look out for more contests in the future.
Diamond Select Toys' latest PREVIEWS offerings (now available for pre-order) inlcude a MLP:FIM Fluttershy vinyl bank, an electronic B9 robot, and the Frank Gorshin Riddler vinyl bank bust. In short, it's another mixed month.
Funko did it! I said I wanted them to surprise me, and that’s just what they did. Their sixth batch of SDCC exclusives all comes from hit TV shows.
The first two come from the critically acclaimed, Breaking Bad. This series is getting massive! There’s already ten regular figures, two Entertainment Earth exclusives, and now two SDCC exclusives.
There will be a glow in the dark Walter White in his yellow cook suit, and a badly beaten Jesse Pinkman. Next comes my favorite Pop! exclusive so far; The Walking Dead’s Hershel Greene. What makes this exclusive so special?
Well, tragically, Hershel comes with a removable head just like the SDCC exclusive last year of Game of Thrones’ Ned Stark. I joked some time ago about Funko making this figure, so I’m happy they actually did. Speaking of Game of Thrones, there will be a Glow in the dark version of a White Walker from the Legacy Collection.
The last two exclusives come from My Little Pony. There will be Vinyl Collectible versions of DJ Pon-3 and Spitfire. Remember to like and share Funko’s SDCC posts on social media for a chance to win these exclusives. I want that Hershel Pop!
Here we are in July. The weather is hot, the air conditioners are cranked high, and vacations are being taken all over. That’s why the summer is a perfect time to pick up a hobby, and that’s exactly what this contest is about.
Thanks to Shadow of the Nerd, we have a Funko My Little Pony boxos papercraft playset to give to one lucky reader. If you love working with paper, or just love My Little Pony, you can win this simply by answering our question;
What’s your favorite hobby in the summertime?
Answer that in the comments below by July 12 to enter.
A second series of Funko's My Little Pony Mystery Minis is slated to release in August. As with the first series, the standard retail assortment consists mostly of black decos for the characters. However, as with series 1, Hot Topic will be carrying an exclusive version of the set which includes some additional show-accurate versions of the ponies.
Series 2 consists of ten figurines (rarity chart in gallery) with a basically equal chance of getting any of the figures. We weren't provided with a rarity chart for the Hot Topic version, but it's probably a safe assumption that the show-accurate colors will be rarer (ie, 1/24 instead of 1/12).
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Hasbro recently revealed the My Little Pony portion of their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives line-up. The company will have two figures available, Mane-iac Mayhem Pony (US$49.99) and her Equestria Girls' human doll equivalent (US$29.99). Hasbro had this to say of Mane-iac Mayhem Pony:
This power-mad pony from Maretropolis features a metallic purple outfit, accessorized with fashionable black and gold glittery boots. She comes with Spike the Dragon as 'Hum Drum.'
Pretty fitting for SDCC, don't you think? They don't go into much detail in regards to her humanoid counterpart but I think the picture speaks for itself. Crazy hair matching her pony plus a super-wild outfit certainly give the impression of a out-of-the-ordinary girl.
These figures will be sold at San Diego Comic-Con at Hasbro's booth. Edition sizes have not yet been revealed. Any remaining stock will put up for sale online on HasbroToyShop.com post-SDCC.
Diamond Select Toys' My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Applejack vinyl bank is currently available for pre-order.
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