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SDCC 2014: Furry Feline Creatives photo
SDCC 2014: Furry Feline Creatives
by Natalie Kipper

San Diego Comic-Con's designer toy section was a veritable gauntlet packed full of bodies and vendors but even with all the chaos, it wasn't hard to spot Furry Feline Creatives' booth. Topped with a giant doll of their Chef Tako character, the area had many new items from the minds of Alvin and Cheri Ong. I will be honest, what I most excited about were their four con-exclusive Kawaii Kaiju Friends plushes. The pictures don't do justice to these toys' vivid colors. They were positively electric! And I wasn't the only attendee enamored with them; they were practically flying off the shelves.

Beyond the plushes, Alvin and Cheri also sold their new line charm bracelets and watches, all bearing the likenesses of Purridge and her friends. They also debuted two new handbags (available for pre-order on their site here and here). The bags especially impressed me (I am a sucker for tons of pockets).

Check out all the new Furry Feline Creatives' items in the gallery!

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TFCC announces Lio Convoy for 2015 membership incentive figure photo
TFCC announces Lio Convoy for 2015 membership incentive figure
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

The Official Transformers Collectors Club has announced their 2015 membership incentive figure. They're adding to their tradition of giving Beast Wars characters new Cybertronian vehicle modes with a new figure of Lio Convoy based on the Transformers Generations Orion Pax figure. If you know your TF history then you know Orion Pax would later become the Autobot leader Optimus Prime so it's a bit appropriate that the Pax figure would be used to make another leader. Lio Convoy is the leader of the Maximals in the Japanese series Beast Wars II

It's interesting that they chose to use the Japanese name Lio Convoy when Hasbro tends to prefer to retcon him as Leo Prime and has released a few figures under that name. It's pretty good representation of the figure, helped largely by the new head sculpt. He'll go well with the previous two incentive figures Rampage and Deapthcharge as well as the figures from the Dawn of Future's Past series that began with BotCon 2006. 

I'll be looking forward to this one. They haven't released a lot of details, but typically the membership period to receive new incentives end in March with the figure being released around June. 

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SDCC 2014: Chibi Essence photo
SDCC 2014: Chibi Essence
by Vanessa Cubillo

Chibi Essence is a cute little company we noticed at SDCC. Their figures center around nature spirits made in chibi form. They have a surprisingly diverse array of characters with names like Pyro-Chi, Tofuu, and Kibuclu.

For SDCC, they had exclusives of their figures dressed like pop culture characters like Darth Vader, Bruce Lee, and Deadpool. They also had these cute alpaca figures that were dressed like Captain America, a panda, and a titan from Attack on Titan


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SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek photo
SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek
by Natalie Kipper

The majority of ThinkGeek's San Diego Comic-Con booth was dedicated to upcoming goodies with a smaller vending section to the side. The company's con-exclusive goods included a Bee and Puppycat inflatable sword, Star Wars R2-D9 car charger, and light-up D20s. A brand-spanking-new version of their Bag of Holding was also sold at the con. The aptly-named Con-Survival Edition is now available for purchase on ThinkGeek's website. I had mine since day zero of SDCC and can't say enough good things about it. It has just the right amount of good-sized pockets to fit pens, chargers, and business cards. And I dig all the extra touches like capacitive touch pocket for my iPad. I hear add-on kits are being planned for the bag, with portable chargers, additional organizers, and who knows what else.

Going back to the previewed items, the biggest buzz was centered around the Star Trek Phaser Remote Replica (US$149.99). This gesture-based television remote was made using 3D scans of the last known screen-used prop and has all sorts of functions to make any Trekkie giggle with delight. Beyond controlling your entertainment system, it has tons of different sound and light effects taken from the original show, including the Phaser Overload sequence. The Mega Man Buster Gun Replica (US$79.99) that Pedro mentioned from Capcom's SDCC booth was also on display here. The replica will have a trigger inside with lights on the side and in the front. The Back to the Future Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger (US$24.99), which began its life as an April Fool's joke, has evolved into a real product and will soon be available for purchase. My personal favorite amongst the upcoming products was the Star Wars Lawn Ornament (US$39.99), featuring one of the downed AT-ATs from the battle on Hoth. The remainder of the future merchandise had Game of Thrones fans in mind with their Map Marker Salt and Pepper Shakers (US$19.99) and Dragonclaw Glass Replica (US$29.99).

Additional new items exclusive to ThinkGeek were the Funko Pop! Khal and Khaleesi set (US$19.99) and Funko Guardians of the Galaxy Mystery Minis blind boxed figures (US$6.99 each).

You can check out ThinkGeek's previewed offerings here.

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SDCC 2014: Blizzard photo
SDCC 2014: Blizzard
by Natalie Kipper

San Diego Comic-Con attendees swarmed Blizzard's booth at the event and with so much new and exclusive merchandise, it was easy to see why. The company certainly blew me away with the sheer scope and quality of not only its purchasable items but also its future releases. Read on to see all that Blizzard brought to the table.

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Funko announces last batch of SDCC exclusives and new Fabrikation photo
Funko announces last batch of SDCC exclusives and new Fabrikation
by Vanessa Cubillo

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.

Their last batch is small, just four exclusives. The first two comes from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. There will be special bloody ReAction figures of Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield.

These exclusives end with two very random Pop! figures. There will be an exclusive of Huckleberry Hound and Gabriel from LMS. Today, Funko also announced the latest figure from their new line, Fabrikation.

There will be a cute and cuddly soft sculpture figure of Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy. Good news, it’s not an exclusive so we can all get this cute little guy! 

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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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