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4:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Funko announces last batch of SDCC exclusives and new Fabrikation

So we’ve finally reached the end of Funko’s SDCC exclusives. I’ve seen some cool things, some alright things, and stuff I don’t really care about. Still, I would love to score some of this stuff. The...

Vanessa Cubillo


9:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Mondo enters the collectibles realm with some old favorites

The name Mondo might not hop out at you, but if you're a movie buff like the folks at our sibling site Flixist, then you might know their parent company, Alamo Drafthouse. Mondo is the T-shirt-and-art-print-producing arm of A...

Brian Szabelski



Penny Dreadful figures will be at SDCC photo
Penny Dreadful figures will be at SDCC
by Vanessa Cubillo

Showtime’s newest hit show, Penny Dreadful, will be getting some exclusive figures thanks to Entertainment Earth. The show is a mix of horror and drama, I’m not entirely sure what it’s about. I do know there’s vampires, werewolves, and literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray.

People seem to really like it. So Bif Bang Pow! partnered with EMCE Toys will release eight inch action figures from the show. They will have multiple points of articulation, fabric clothing, and have a retro style like the classic Mego action figures.

So far there will be two figures released. The first shown is a figure of Vanessa Ives. There will also be a figure of Ethan Chandler. You can pre-order Vanessa now for US$29.99, but these will first be sold at SDCC. If there are figures still remaining after the convention, then these will be shipped.

If you want to get one of these Penny Dreadful figures, then stop by Entertainment Earth’s SDCC booth #2343.

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Funko to sell three exclusive Hikari sofubi at SDCC photo
Funko to sell three exclusive Hikari sofubi at SDCC
by Scarecroodle

Funko is bringing three special edition Hikari sofubi figures to SDCC. "Mean & Green" Raphael (TMNT), "Ice Freeze" Batman, and "Red Rain" Batman will each be sold in a very limited 500 piece run.

"Mean & Green" might be my favorite Raphael deco so far, with a neat color mix and glitter effect (although it's certainly no "Mystic Powers" Skeletor!). "Ice Freeze" Batman is also neat with that blue deco with white eyes, gloves, and boots. Finally there's "Red Rain" Batman, possibly the most colorful use of the Batman mold that we've seen thus far.

As always, fans have to chance to win a copy of the first figure in the run by entering via Funko's Facebook page. It's as good an opportunity as any for those of us not attending SDCC this year. For those who can make it to the show, these will be sold at the Funko booth (#5343).

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The future is only days away! DST releases SDCC-exclusive DOFP Minimates gallery photo
The future is only days away! DST releases SDCC-exclusive DOFP Minimates gallery
by Scarecroodle

Diamond Select Toys has released a preview gallery, concept sheets, and more for its upcoming (days away!) SDCC-exclusive X-Men: Days of Future Past comic Minimate box set. The box set will be on sale for US$20 at booth #Booth 2607 during SDCC and is limited to 3,000 pieces

The preview gallery features the box set's four Minimates (Logan/Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Mystique, and a Sentinel), along with Colossus and Nightcrawler (each sold separately!), and makes use of a few perspective tricks to make the Sentinel look bigger. Also featured is a cross-section of Mystique's different heads which includes her normal head, a half-transformed head, and a full version of Senator Robert Kelly's head (each with an appropriate hairpiece).

Not featured was the Sentinel's alternate, damaged head (which you can see in the concept sheet and the Minimates tray), which looks pretty neat.

Be sure to check out the gallery.

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A look at DKE's 2014 SDCC exclusives photo
A look at DKE's 2014 SDCC exclusives
by Brian Szabelski

So DKE Toys have already shown off their exclusives from Motorbot and Scott Wilkowski ... but there are far, far more coming to their booth this year (#5045). So many, in fact, that it's rather impractical to do individual posts for all of them. 

Of course, that's exactly what we've done, and as it turns out, there's a lot of Star Wars-themed pieces that will be at their booth. Particularly, Boba and Jango Fett-themed ones, mixed in with a bunch of resin releases from smaller figure makers and individual artists. 

Check out the full list of all the other planned releases after the jump!

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Funko will bring Goonies goodness to SDCC photo
Funko will bring Goonies goodness to SDCC
by Vanessa Cubillo

So we’re getting close to the end of Funko’s SDCC exclusives reveals. I’ve been pretty excited about a few of their figures, especially the Pop! Headless Hershel. Today’s batch of exclusives features a mix of movies, and more Game of Thrones.

It’s a popular show, I know, but so is The Walking Dead and Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Ok, so let’s kick this off with their latest Game of Thrones exclusive. From the Legacy Collection, there will be a Battle Damaged Tyrion Lannister with his weapon and helmet.

Next, there will be a Nightmare Before Christmas ReAction figure of Jack Skellington and his dog, Zero. Keeping with the spooky, there will also be a glow in the dark and blood splattered Billy from Saw. There will also be a Pop! Sloth from The Goonies wearing his Superman shirt. If you wanted this Sloth in another form, there will also be a ReAction figure of this particular Sloth as well. 

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Kuso Vinyl dishes up two SDCC releases photo
Kuso Vinyl dishes up two SDCC releases
by Brian Szabelski

As they've done in years past, Kuso Vinyl will be at San Diego Comic Con in 2014, taking over booth #5642 for the show and bringing along two exclusives.

The first of those is the Luckitty American Dreampon, which screams America (or excuse me, 'MURICA) by outfitting Luckitty-pon in a Captain America theme. A total of 200 pieces are being made, priced at US$12 each.

If that's not your style, you can also go with the Darko Minicel OG edition, a dragon-styled Minicel with a sinister red stare. Like the Luckitty-pon colorway, this is a run of 200 pieces, priced at US$20. Do either of these colorways catch your eye? I sure like the Luckitty-pon variant myself!

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Blizzard's SDCC exclusives are cute, cuddly, and deadly photo
Blizzard's SDCC exclusives are cute, cuddly, and deadly
by Natalie Kipper

Year after year, Blizzard's San Diego Comic-Con booth is swamped with fans hoping to buy their con-exclusive goods. It's easy to see why. Their stuff is spectacular, managing to tie into the company's games while being collectible and, at times, a little silly. This year's offerings are no different.

Blizzard will be bringing a four exclusives with them. The first (and my personal favorite) is the Nether Faerie Dragon plush (US$35; limited to 2,000 pieces), a variant of the remarkable-looking Faerie Dragon Dragon plush coming to the Blizzard Gear Store later on. The second is a Funko Pop! Vinyl - Primal Kerrigan (US$15, limited to 2,500 pieces), a variant on the currently available Funko Pop! Vinyl Kerrigan. The third is the Cute But Deadly Cloaking Zeratul (US$18, limited to 2,500 pieces), from the same line as last year's Sylvanas. The final con-exclusive is the Whimsyshire Treasure Goblin plush (US$30, limited to 3,500), another variant of an upcoming Blizzard Gear Store plush (although the standard one is much more sinister-looking).

In addition to the con-exclusives, Blizzard will be debuting goodies coming to the online store after the show. Highlights include a Hearthstone plush equipped with light and sound effects, a StarCrafts Zergling plush keychain, and a Blizzard Heroes and Villains lanyard.

You can find all these treasures at Blizzard's booth #115.

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Playmates' SDCC exclusive is an original design Raphael photo
Playmates' SDCC exclusive is an original design Raphael
by Brian Szabelski

When Playmates shows up at a convention, they're almost certainly there to talk Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, their most high-profile line in the past few years. It also goes without saying that they show up with a convention exclusive figure, and SDCC is not an exception. Their convention exclusive this year is a Raphael based on the original 1984 designs by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, right down to the black-and-white coloring scheme. Of course, he'll come with his sais, as well as a manhole cover base, and will be available at Nickelodeon's booth during the convention.

They'll also be hosting a panel at SDCC on July 25 at 2 p.m. Pacific, where they'll be talking Turtles and showing off sneak peeks at future TMNT figures. 

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Get ready for more Game of Thrones SDCC exclusives from Funko photo
Get ready for more Game of Thrones SDCC exclusives from Funko
by Vanessa Cubillo

We’ve seen some Game of Thrones exclusives already from Funko, but today’s seventh announcement really focuses on this HBO hit show. The first exclusive announcement contains many spoilers! If you are not up to date with the show, or haven’t even watched and want to later, go away right now!

Funko will be releasing an exclusive Game of Thrones Mystery Minis series consisting of characters who have died. The series will be called “In Memoriam,” and there will be eight figures included all in black and white. I’m not naming them to avoid spoilers, but if you look at the photos, you can see who they are.

There will also be an exclusive Pop! figure of Ghost flocked. If you like the flocked style, there will also be a flocked exclusive Pop! Lion-O from ThunderCats. Also from ThunderCats, there will be a glow in the dark Mumm-Ra.

Ending on an extremely random note, there will also be a SDCC exclusive Pop! of Sharknado. This time he’s all bloody! 

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DST announces SDCC panel schedule, will be giving away posters photo
DST announces SDCC panel schedule, will be giving away posters
by Scarecroodle

Get ye to the DST booth! Diamond Select Toys will be giving away three free Minimates posters (see all three in the gallery) at booth #2607 during SDCC. Once you've been lured in by the promise of a free poster (or three), stay to check out DST's offerings for the coming year.

Are posters not your thing? DST will also be hosting its usual two panels, both with Q&As and giveaways at the end. The Minimates panel takes place on Saturday, July 26, from 1:30-2:30 in Room 8. DST President Chuck Terceira, artist Jason Wires, and marketing guru Zach Oat will be on hand to discuss what's coming up for the popular 2-inch mini-figure line. Will there be a second Godzilla Minimates box set? The answer might be at the panel.

For everybody else, DST's "The Best of All Worlds" panel is on Sunday, July 27, from 3:00-4:00, in Room 7AB. The panel will discuss all of the non-Minimates offerings, including the Marvel Select line, statues, busts, and so forth, in addition to apparently announcing a new toy line.

Be there or be square-bodied with a roundish head that may be flat on the top.

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