Kicking off our DesignerCon 2013 coverage is Super7, which had a brand new sculpt at the show! And it's something I really want! That would be the new Pie Guy, cast in his orange Pumpkin Pie Guy variation. I love, love, love ...
It's that time of the year again: Super7 has opened the doors to its Super7 Secret Society, offering memberships from now until noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. GMT) on Sept. 5. The full yearly fee for the club is US$125,...
Just a heads up to Super7 fans: they're releasing a new figure today, an exclusive version of Ilu Ilu's Tokio Supernova. The 6-inch-tall translucent vinyl figure has its guts exposed (not real guts, mind you, just a paper insert) and comes with a removable cape and helmet. I think the insert is of a Stormtrooper's armor, too, which is fitting given Super7's love of all things Star Wars.
The price is US$120 and the release time at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. GMT) in the Super7 shop.
This year, Super 7's booth had many designer vinyl exclusives and Alien merchandise. There were 15 limited edition designer vinyl figures available. The limited exclusives were Crystal Mecha, Kandy Kaiju Foster, Zombie Fighter, Doku Duo, Little Prick, Fossilla, Honoo, Leroy C, Zagaturd, Caveman Dinosaur, Mummy Gator, Monoghost, Rose Vampire and Baseball Boy.
There were also two-packs of micro Rose Vampire and Mummy Boy. The main attraction was their ReAction Alien figures with free accessories available at the event. So on full display were figures of Ash, Ripley, Dallas, Kane and Alien.
Alien shirts and the collectible pint glasses were also out. Not seen were the exclusive two-packs of Discovered Sales Sample Kane and Big Chap. They weren't there because they all sold out on Preview Night. That was fast!
Open the floodgates! The list of exclusives for the San Diego Comic Con has gone online and, while it is not yet finalized, the thing is still pretty dang long and already has me dreaming of the exhibit hall. Within the scrolling page of links, you will find items we have already previewed, like Super7's Alien ReAction 2 Pack, along with tons of new goodies (doggie Yoda ears from Petco, anyone?). You'll notice that some of the companies have dark blue "Advance Purchase" links at the top of their exclusives page. You may want to consider that if something really catches your eye.
Keep checking back to the list because new information will be added as we approach the con.
In April, Super 7 announced that they would be releasing Aliens action figures that were never released in 1979 as part of their ReAction figure series. Pre-orders for these figures will begin at SDCC, and now Super 7 has added some exclusives to go along with it. If you pre-order the set of five figures at the Super 7 booth you'll receive a free Early Bird Package.
This package will include an Alien figures display stage, Space Club Membership Card, Alien photos, and a sheet of Alien stickers. This Early Bird Package will be US$100 for US residents and US$125 for international. This price includes shipping, but if you're at SDCC you can get it right there.
Super 7's next exclusive is a play on this cancelled series. They've created what they imagined samples from the 1979 line would look like with a Discovered Sales Samples two pack of Big Chap and Kane. These figures will have five points of articulation with Big Chap coming with an extendable jaw and removable clear dome, and Kane coming with a removable clear space helmet.
Coming in packaging that reads "Cancelled", this set will be US$40. Their third exclusive will be a figure base made in the shape of the Alien ReAction Figures logo. Made to fit these action figures, as well as other vintage 3 3/4 scale figures, these bases will be free when you sign up for Super 7's mailing list.
Their last exclusive will also be available for free; vintage styled catalogs. These catalogs will show plans for developing the Alien ReAction figure line, and is made limited just for SDCC. All these Aliens exclusive items will only be available at Super 7's SDCC booth #5245.
So the news is out there, thanks to Flickr user ilmuffino and the eagle eyes of Andy at TOYSREVIL: Super7 has a new figure. His name is Caveman Dinosaur and he's been designed by Joshua Herbolsheimer of Rose Vampire fame. Qui...
Super7's Brian Flynn tweeted out last week that his Lego Blocumentary video was on Youtube, so to start off the new week, here it is for you to check out. Brian talks a little bit on growing up and the influence Lego had on him as a child in a U.S. military family living in Germany. Kind of interesting to see some of the older Lego sets he has as part of his collection, too.
But what's more important, perhaps, is that the Super7 x Lego head sculpts for DokuDuo and Rose Vampire were in the documentary. So yes, they are looking good and exist, perhaps in a variety of colors, to boot. Maybe we'll hear (and see) some more on them in the future ... wonder if there's any big events coming up that Super7 shows up at ...
For some reason, the first weekend in May seems to be really, really ridiculously busy. We've gotten a bunch of announcements about show openings, but rather than try to write out a bunch of different posts ... wouldn't it be easier to bring all that info into one spot? That's exactly what this mini round-up is, and it's not just gallery openings this weekend.
As always, you can keep an eye on the event calendar for the latest up to date news. To see some of what's going on this weekend, including some PVC events, hit the jump!
Super 7 is giving Alien fans something they never would have seen: lost action figures from the original movie that started it all. Prototypes for 3 3/4-inch action figures were developed in 1979, but for some reason th...
Super7 and ESC-Toy both have some new releases to share with collectors. Starting with Super7, Buried Treasure Mummy Boy is out right now. He's a shiny gold and bronze colorway (the store page says translucent orange but it looks more bronze to me) and retailing at US$50. Next week's release is Friend of the Forest Frederick the Beetle, a brown and metallic green colorway on sale for US$35 on April 25 at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. GMT)
On the ESC-Toy front, Erick has a new release on Saturday at 11 a.m. Eastern (8 a.m. Pacific, 3 p.m. GMT) called Little Axe Red. Retailing for US$150, the hand-painted 6-inch resin figure is packing a little punch. She's got two axes (the Sweet Steel Axe and Blue Truth Teller Axe), along with a 3-inch wolf head piece that might have found out her strength the hard way. It's limited to 15 pieces, which is pretty typical for some of Erick's runs.
Any of these three appeal to you, Tomopop readers?
Super7's Foster is still my favorite figure of theirs, and they keep tempting me with new colorways. The latest, Reverse Mint Foster, is absolutely going to be on my shelf, in no small part because I love mint. And teal green sofubi vinyl, which is what this little fellow is cast in. He's got a chocolate brown middle, and I'm glad he's plastic because I'm sure I would try to eat him otherwise.
Reverse Mint Foster is up for sale at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. GMT) on the Super7 shop. He's going to be US$25. Also in the shop for Milton fans is the Midnight Snack colorway from WonderCon for US$25.