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....
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 po...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Jamungo have announced a few exclusives for SDCC, and specifically, they've given us info on their Rotofugi exclusive, Redjack. The newest Squadt army member includes two sets of arms (classic and 2.1 versions), a shotgun with translucent red accents, grey cap, hoodie, and removable helmet, but it otherwise a pretty standard version of the Squadt Jack figure.
A total of 125 are being made, with 75 at SDCC and 50 being saved for members of the Collect and Destroy forums. Specifically, 15 will be available at Rotofugi's booth (#5248) on each day of the convention for US$135 each.
In addition to that exclusive, Lulubell's booth (#5047) is going to be home to some new Young Gohst sculpts, micro-run figures and one-off customs. So it sounds as if you're a Jamungo fan/obsessive Squadt collector, you'll have some busy work to do to grab everything they might have at SDCC.
If you remember last year, Bandai of America had some exclusives that people really wanted, only to have them available at SDCC. While the item did eventually get a standard release, it took some time. For 2014, it looks like they've done it again, all the while milking all the Tommy nostalgia you can handle.
The marquee item for this year is a gold-plated and colored Dragon Dagger. You'll know my love of the item from Tomocast, but the all gold finish here looks really cheesy. Granted, if you paint something gold, people will flock to it like a Spanish conquistador. There will be only a thousand of these, as the others were devastated by smallpox. Also featuring the Tommy love is a vinyl figure of the Green Ranger. It features the same template as their previous vinyl figs, just this time it's Tommy. Just as with the dagger, it too will be limited to 1,000 pieces.
Lastly, the set of MMPR Ranger Keys for Super Megaforce will finally be released. Mind you, they have been available in stores, minus the female pink and yellow keys. As usual here, if you want the actual complete team, you have to get the SDCC exclusive. The Red Ranger adds in an exclusive sound, but the appeal to these is the inclusion of the Pink and Yellow Ranger keys. These are even more limited, with only 700 being made available.
If there's a company that can ruin the fun and appeal of convention exclusives, it's Bandai of America.
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!
Gentle Giant has been rolling out some SDCC exclusives this week, and their newest is a 5-inch-tall polystone mini-bust of Marvel's Rocket Raccoon. The design is based on Rocket's appearance in the new Guardians of the Galaxy film, complete with the snarling teeth and blaster rifle, but without Bradley Cooper's voice.
Rocket's price point is US$70, with pre-orders up on the Gentle Giant website right now. If you pre-order there, though, you won't get one until they ship out after SDCC, and you have to be a Premier Guild member to actually pre-order one of the 800 being produced. They'll be available at the convention, too, so if you're not a PG member, you can always have a friend mule one for you, right?
First up is a gold Millennium Falcon keychain. This one is certainly no hunk of junk - it's barely a hunk of anything at all. It's a gold plated 1/700-scale replica that will run you just US$14.95.
After that is maybe my own personal favorite: a tiny gold Serenity replica on a bronze leaf. Given the symbolic nature of this piece, I'd like to pour one out for our dear Hoban Washburne. This keychain will also be US$14.95.
Lastly we have a set of three DC-themed posters. They feature Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy illustrated in the style of classic pinup ladies. You can get the set for US$24.95.
Funko is again delivering exclusives from one of their more popular upcoming series, Frozen. I mean, are we surprised that people wanted Frozen Pop! figures? So there will be three exclusives from this Disney movie.
Glow in the dark, Olaf, Freezing Transition Elsa, and Frozen Anna. If Disney isn’t your thing, there are also some Marvel exclusives here. There will be a Flocked Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy.
There will also be an exclusive Marvel Mystery Minis series. This series will include 12 special edition figures like Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hulk, and Thor. Ok, Funko, I want to be surprised with your next batch!