Continuing with Sideshow coverage, here's the rest of their licensed statues and maquettes. Star Wars characters featured heavily, as did Marvel. The booth also had a smattering of horror and other movie characters.
Most of the experience is about simply gaping in awe at the larger scale figures (especially the legendary scale ones). Click through for the gallery!
At a convention not so long ago in a country far, far away (unless you live in Japan)...
STAR WARS: COVERAGE XXI
The Kotobukiya Alliance has taken refuge at Summer WonFes to escape the storm trooper army at SDCC. Thus does a lonely group of mostly unpainted Rebels slowly bide its time on display at WonFes, waiting for a chance to strike back at the evil Empire...
Now that the non-scrolling recap is out of the way, Kobotukiya had a few of its pre-painted, snap-together Star Wars model kids on display at WonFes. The roster notably included an unpainted Luke Skywalker (Tantooine), Leia, Chewbacca, and Han Solo. While the painted versions of Han and Chewbacca were on display at SDCC, Luke and Leia were completely absent from San Diego.
Gentle Giant had great figures to show from popular TV shows and movies. From Alien, there was a giant vintage figure, and exclusive glow in the dark version of Big Chap. Taken from 300: Rise of An Empire, there were highly ...
Hasbro's Star Wars booth featured new Star Wars: Rebels collectibles including figures for the female Mandalorian weapons expert Sabine Wren and the Twi'lek pilot Hera Syndulla (albeit both are for the relatively basic 3.75-inch Mission Series line).
The 6-inch Black Series items were (as of Thursday) all previously revealed items, including Jabba and the Imperial Scout with Speeder Bike pack (both due out in September; both feature a US$40 MSRP). The Walgreens-exclusive white (prototype) Boba Fett was on display in package.
The panel (which happened after we got the booth shots) apparently included the first images of some of the 6-inch Star Wars Black Series figures that were leaked a while ago via a retailer listing including Bossk, a Luke & Wampa set, and Han Solo in his Storm Trooper disguise. No word yet as to whether those figures also made it to the booth, but we have the press images in the gallery. Hopefully we'll see more bounty hunters as the line continues.
The booth featured a lot of the Star Wars Command items, a good deal of Saga Legends and Mission Series figures, as well as some 3.75-inch Star Wars Black Series figures (3.75-inch SW Black replaced Legacy as the high-end 3.75-inch offering) including a Darth Malgus who I can't recall seeing before. Some retailers will apparently be carrying special offerings, such as Toys "R" Us picking up a Endor Battle pack featuring a AT-ST and five Saga Legends figures.
If you're a sci-fi fan, you should really know about QMx (Quantum Mechanix). Their entire existence is like a love letter to all of my favorite sci-fi TV franchises. At SDCC this year, the marquee features were two large scal...
Look at that spread. You see that? That's a dude in Stormtrooper armor. Scroll on down to the gallery and you'll see that there was a literal platoon of action figure-sized Stormtroopers lined up behind Vader and a pair of hi...
Back in the late '70s and part of the '80s Kenner created a (kinda small) Millennium Falcon vehicle-playset for their then pioneering 3.75 inch Star Wars line. It wasn't bad and found new life in the mid '90s when S...
Motorbot's presence at SDCC will at least have more than just a custom toy or two: he's releasing his R2-DX figure as one of DKE Toys' show exclusives. Priced at US$45 each and limited to a run of 20, it's essentially an R2-D...
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.
This over 7-foot tall statue features a hand-tailed quilted suit, interchangeable hands, a light-up electronic chest box, and a light-up base (which I'm guessing requires US$200 batteries that are sold separately). If you're interested in the statue and unable to buy it outright, there is a payment plan with the low rate of US$720/month (you know, more than the cost of a month's rent in some places) after the first month's US$800.
Walgreens is surprisingly getting yet another exclusive figure, this time in the form of a 6-inch Star Wars Black Series Prototype (white) Boba Fett.
While I'm still baffled by the fact that companies are giving Walgreens all of these exclusives (which includes a Marvel Legends Agent Venom and Funko's Game of Thrones Legacy Collection Tyrion in his Hand of the King outfit), at least I've stopped thinking that these announcements are typos. Given that Boba Fett is the most sought-after figure in Hasbro's Star Wars Black Series figures *and* the outfit is a simple repaint, it's a logical exclusive.
The figure is based on the original concept for Boba Fett which would have made him a super trooper (ie, on the Imperial payroll) rather than the bounty hunter (ie, outside contractor) that we've come to know and love. The design has received a lot of attention in recent years, going from a design that most fans have never even heard of to something at least a few of them own between the 1/6-scale Sideshow Collectibles version of the character and Hasbro's mail-order Vintage series one.
Now that Funko is announcing all of their SDCC exclusives, each announcement is like a fun surprise! Ok, that’s a little over the top, I just want to see what series are getting exclusives. So this batch starts off with Star Wars.
There will be a box set featuring Luke from Hoth and a Wampa. The Wampa will also be missing an arm that will be included too. Next, there will be an exclusive from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
It’s Buffy herself damaged from one of her epic fights. Oh man, I hope there’s more Buffy exclusives coming. The next exclusive is a Predator ReAction figure.
This Predator is invisible, but will have green blood splattered over it. Funko’s last exclusive reveal comes from The Flintstones. There will be a Pop! two-pack of Fred and Barney in three different colorways. Remember, you can win all of these by entering on their social media accounts.