Diamond Comics Distributors and sister-company Diamond Select Toys have been bringing some great licensed exclusives to San Diego Comic-Con over the years, whether it’s an exclusive variant cover of a hot comic or some of their great toys from the Diamond line-up. Last year’s exclusives, announced June 8, included some great variants from IDW, Marvel and Dark Horse, as well as Minimates sets, BE@RBRICKs and more.
What will they have in store for attendees in 2014? We’ll update this master post as soon as information is made available.
[UPDATE July 8] Diamond Select Toys has at least one more San Diego Comic-Con exclusive up its sleeves – a set of Bluntman and Chronic Minimates variants. The Minimates set will be available at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 for $10.
Bluntman & Chronic Minimates ($10): Look, up in the sky, it’s Bluntman and Chronic! The comic-book heroes created by director Kevin Smith are living the high life, with a variety of products coming out from Diamond Select Toys based on their appearances in “Jay & SIlent Bob Strike Back.” Now, they’re getting a Comic-Con-exclusive 2-pack of Minimates mini-figures, only available through Toys “R” Us, and it’s based on their comic book appearances! With new facial expressions and paint schemes that reflect the costumes worn in their now-classic comic book mini-series, Bluntman and Chronic each stand 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of interchangeable parts. The two-pack comes packaged on a blister card.
[UPDATE June 23] Diamond today announced a couple of new comic variants that are sure to please the Whovians attending Comic-Con. The Tenth and Eleventh Doctors both receive SDCC variants of their respective Doctor Who #1 issues from Titan Comics. Here’s a look at the two covers, which beautifully interlock to create a panoramic picture of the Gaslamp. Each issue is limited to 3000 copies.
[UPDATE 3 - June 13] And Action Figure Xpress has the Diamond Select exclusives available for pre-order. Both attendees and non-attendees can pre-order now via AFX’s Comic-Con 2014 page.
[UPDATE 2 - June 13] Actually, Diamond has 24 exclusives this year, as Diamond Select Toys has revealed an additional two exclusives – a Star Trek Electronic Starship available for $70, and a Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Retro Action Figure for $20. We’ve also updated the Diamond Select Toys products below with prices:
Star Trek Battle Damaged USS Excelsior SDCC Exclusive Electronic Starship A Diamond Select Toys Release! All hands brace for impact! The U.S. S. Excelsior has engaged the enemy, and it shows in this new battle-damaged edition of the original Excelsior-class starship! With new paint applications showing damage from the Battle of Khitomer, this limited edition of 100 ships will only be available at Comic-Con! Push a button to light up the bridge, deflector dish, impulse engines and warp nacelles, and trigger dialogue by George Takei as Captain Hikaru Sulu! Limited to 100 pieces. Packaged in a window box with try-me feature. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Only available at Booth 2607, $70.00)
World Debut: Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Cocknocker Retro Action Figure A Diamond Select Toys Release! Rescued from the DST warehouse and being sold for the first time anywhere, Cock-Knocker is making his debut at SDCC! Originally made in 2001 for the release of the Bluntman & Chronic movie, this 8-inch, cloth-costumed figure of Cock-Knocker was believed lost forever… until now! In scale to the other two releases in the line, Bluntman and Chronic themselves, Cock-Knocker has one giant fist and his energy sword, and is the missing piece in any Bluntfan’s retro-style figure collection! Packaged in resealable clamshell packaging with full color artwork. Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys! (Item #FEB148248, SRP: $20.00)
[UPDATE 1 - June 13] Diamond has unveiled its complete line of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives on its site PreviewsWorld.com, and there’s a lot of them. 22 of them, in fact, ranging from exciting comic variants to statues to Marvel and The Walking Dead minimates, a Pop! Deathstroke “Unmasked” figure, and even a set of DC Be@rbricks. All the Diamond exclusives can be picked up at Diamond PREVIEWSworld Booth #2401.
Here’s a look at all 22 exclusives:
EXTINCTION PARADE: WAR #1 (MR) – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Max Brooks (A/CA) Raulo Caceres
Max Brooks returns to the frightening world of zombies versus vampires in his groundbreaking follow up series: Extinction Parade: War! The subdead were always a joke to the aristocratic vampire race. Just a speck on the radar of their immortal lives, nothing worth even a moment’s notice in their quest for self-gratification through the veins of their host, the human race. But at last they have been pulled from their ignorance into the reality of the world. The human race is facing extinction and should they succumb so too shall the vampires disappear beneath the waves of rotting walking dead. Extinction Parade: War opens the doors to the next violent chapter in Brooks’ epic tale with an oversized issue starting the all-out battle for the survival of the races! This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 2,000 copies.
ADVENTURE TIME #30 – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Ryan North (A) Liz Prince, Carey Pietsch, Rebecca Tobin, Yumi Sakugawa, Jon Vermilyea (CA) A: Mike Holmes; B: Nick Iluzada Subscription Cover
It’s a rad standalone Zine Special! Enjoy this crazy special as the citizens of Ooo create their own zines to share. Marceline has a lot to say about her music, Peppermint Butler has a few life tips for anyone who will listen (and everyone should listen), and Finn creates his very first journal comic. A sick homage to DIY and minicomics culture printed on uncoated paper and made to look like a zine from the Adventure Time gang! This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 copies.
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #47 – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Sholly Fisch (A) Dave Alvarez (CA) Scott Neely
In this issue, Velma enters a tournament of her favorite competitive trading card game. But when the Monsters from the game show up in real life, it’s up to the rest of the gang to save the day! LIMITED TO 5,000 COPIES!
TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE #1 – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Tom Scioli & John Barber (A) Tom Scioli
SPACE WAR I! Earth makes contact with an alien race — and G.I. JOE is on the front lines of first contact! But when the TRANSFORMERS arrive — their version of “peace” does not match our own! This SDCC 2014 edition is available for purchase in 2 limited versions: Covers A and B are limited to 3,000 copies each, and the Incentive Cover C Wraparound version is limited to 600 copies.
BLACK SCIENCE #7 – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Rick Remender (A/C) Matteo Scalera & Dean White
The second arc of the smash sci-fi hit begins here! The mystery of the onion’s truth unfolds the deeper one travels. The mythology of the Eververse unveils new truths and new dangers. The team is hurled to a seemingly alien world that holds the key to their true purpose. For what is magic but science that we don’t yet understand? This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 copies.
ROCKET RACCOON #1 SKOTTIE YOUNG B&W VARIANT – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W/A) Skottie Young
As defenders of the cosmos go, Rocket Raccoon has faced his fair share of galactic battles. He’s been a hero to the weak, a champion of good, a protector of the innocent, a heartthrob to the many intergalactic female species and now — a raccoon on the run?! (I’m sorry, I’m sorry, a “formidable-and-expert-Guardian” on the run. Rocket is NOT a raccoon, okay?) Rocket’s high-flying life of adventure and heroism may soon be a thing of the past when he becomes a wanted man — and the authorities are not the only one on his tail! (We’ll definitely be overusing that pun!) Superstar creator Skottie Young brings his A-game as writer and artist on the series we’ve been waiting decades for. Because let’s be real, this is the only Guardian of the Galaxy you actually care about. Am I right? This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 5,000 copies.
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 B&W VARIANT – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Peter David (A) William Sliney
All-new series from the pages of Amazing Spider-Man! Miguel O’Hara is Spider-Man in the year 2099 but he’s currently stuck in the year 2014. He was stranded here by his father who is the head of an evil corporation called Alchemax in 2099. But in 2014, Alechmax has just been formed and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! You’d think being a man out of time would make you a man without enemies, but Spider-Man 2099 is about to discover that he’s not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow, one that might be ensured by The Adjustor eliminating Miguel from the time stream altogether! This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 4,000 copies.
THE LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #1 SKOTTIE YOUNG B&W VARIANT – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Paco Medina
A brand new series from Sam Humphries and Paco Medina! In this exciting first issue, Peter Quill battles the Badoon, fights to save an orphanage, and still finds time for some flirting with Kitty Pryde — but it’s all in a day’s work for the Star-Lord! This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 5,000 copies.
UNCANNY X-MEN #23 MINIMATES VARIANT – SDCC 2014 EDITION – $3.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Kris Anka
An Original Sin tie-in! Charles Xavier’s last will and testament is discovered. But is something concealed within the pages that might be the X-Men’s ultimate undoing? This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 5,000 copies.
DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #1 – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Nick Abadzis (A) Elena Casagrande (CA) Alice X Zhang
This diptych variant cover by artist Brian Williamson (Torchwood, Gabba Gabba Hey! The Graphic Story of the Ramones) has been created especially for Diamond and features the Tenth Doctor and the Eleventh Doctor in front of the San Diego Gaslamp District. Day turns to night, and the SDCC crowds turn monstrous in this pair of interlinked variants! In this issue:The tenth Doctor is back, in an all-new ongoing series! Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York laundrette, dreaming of college and bigger, better, and brighter things. So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations, talking about an infestation of psychic aliens, she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands. After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong — if she survives the night! This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 copies.
DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #1 – SDCC 2014 EDITION
(W) Al Ewing, Rob Williams (A) Simon Fraser (CA) Alice X Zhang
This diptych variant cover by artist Brian Williamson (Torchwood, Gabba Gabba Hey! The Graphic Story of the Ramones) has been created especially for Diamond and features the Tenth Doctor and the Eleventh Doctor in front of the San Diego Gaslamp District. Day turns to night, and the SDCC crowds turn monstrous in this pair of interlinked variants! In this issue: The eleventh Doctor returns in an all-new ongoing series, with a time-twisting leap into the unknown! Geronimo! Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life. But what does a grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien time traveler, and a terrifying cosmic threat? In the wake of the second Big Bang, discover what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around! Plus, every issue includes a “Titans” strip and a brand-new humor strip. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 copies.
BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY: HARLEY QUINN STATUE – SDCC 2014 EDITION
What’s black and white and red all over? This beautiful new statue based on Arkham City’s Harley Quinn! Harley’s stunning design and edgy new costume is perfectly complimented by the statue’s minimalist color scheme, so order one today before it’s too late! This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box. Sculpted by Jack Mathews, the statue measures approximately 9.25″ tall. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,000 pieces.
GODZILLA: BURNING GODZILLA SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE VINYL BUST BANK – $30
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Sculpted by Gentle Giant! Godzilla is more than just a giant lizard – he’s also a walking nuclear reactor! This new, limited-edition vinyl bank of the King of All Monsters depicts him as he appeared in 1995′s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, when his atomic heart began to overheat. With an all-new black-and-orange color scheme, this 8-inch bust bank features collectible-quailty paint applications, as well as a coin slot on his back and an access door in the base. Packaged in a clear polybag. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,000 pieces.
MARVEL MINIMATES: X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST COMIC SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE BOX SET – $20
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Designed by Art Asylum! The newest X-Men movie is blowing minds and setting records with its time-travel storyline, and now DST is going back in time to 1981! That’s when the original “Days of Future Past” story line came out in Uncanny X-Men, and this 4-pack of Minimates captures four of the storyline’s most important characters! Future Wolverine, Future Kitty Pryde, Mystique, and a Future Sentinel each stand 2 inches tall and feature interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 pieces.
SIN CITY SELECT: BLOODY MARV SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE ACTION FIGURE – $25
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! With a new line of figures based on the groundbreaking film hitting stores soon, DST is pleased to present their limited-edition exclusive Sin City figure for SDCC: Bloody Marv! This version of Marv features a unique paint scheme, with a bright red spatter of blood standing out against his black-and-white face and clothes. Marv also comes packaged with a sculpted diorama display base and a variety of deadly accessories he’ll need on the streets of Sin City, all packaged in the famous Select display packaging, complete with spine reference artwork. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,300 pieces.
STAR WARS: SPIRIT YODA SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE QUARTER SCALE VINYL BANK – $23
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Sculpted by Oluf Hartvigson! Toys, exclusives… a Jedi craves these things! DST’s 7-inch Yoda bank returns in spirit form, as a translucent blue vinyl figure exclusively available at SDCC! In scale that matches previously released Ultimate Quarter Scale action figures and banks, this new limited edition of the original Yoda bank includes a separate cane accessory, and has a coin slot on the back as well as an access door in the base. Packaged in a clear polybag. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,500 pieces.
THE WALKING DEAD MINIMATES: DAYS GONE BYE B&W SDCC 2014 EXCLUSIVE BOX SET – $20
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Designed by Art Asylum! The Walking Dead has reached its 125th issue, and is still one of the top-selling comic books in America! DST is commemorating the anniversary with a four-pack of key characters and zombies as they appeared in the very first story arc, “Days Gone Bye.” Rick, Shane, Glenn, and a Zombie all appear for the first time in glorious black-and-white, just like the comic book! Each fully poseable Minimate mini-figure stands 2 inches tall and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 3,000 pieces.
POP! DC HEROES: DEATHSTROKE “UNMASKED” VINYL FIGURE – SDCC 2014 EDITION
Longtime Teen Titans arch-villain and current foil to TV’s Arrow, Deathstroke, is captured as this cute POP! vinyl figure, available in a new “Unmasked” version exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Funko’s POP! vinyl figures stand 3 3/4 inches tall and feature a unique urban and stylized design that have made them fan-favorites. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,500 pieces.
SDCC 2014 DC SUPER POWERS: GREEN LANTERN BE@BRICK – SDCC 2014 EDITION
From MEDICOM TOY! In brightest day, in blackest night, the Green Lantern Be@rbrick shall not escape your sight! Available exclusively at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014, this 2” tall figure features Medicom’s Be@rbrick platform redone in a Green Lantern uniform. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,500 pieces.
SDCC 2014 DC SUPER POWERS: THE JOKER BE@RBRICK – SDCC 2014 EDITION
From MEDICOM TOY! Gotham City’s Clown Prince of Crime joins Medicom’s fan-favorite Be@rbrick line in a new piece exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con 2014! This figure stands roughly 2” tall and gives The Joker a makeover in Medicom’s Be@rbrick platform. This SDCC 2014 edition is limited to 1,500 pieces.
[UPDATE June 1] Our first peek at this year’s Diamond exclusives comes by way of Star Wars fan site Yakface.com, which spotted mention of a Spirit Yoda Vinyl Bank in the latest Star Wars Insider magazine. Here’s the description from that mention in Insider #150:
Diamond Select Toys will be attending San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) in July and will be taking a selection of its barware, vinyl banks, and other items for exhibition and purchase! There will be an exclusive vinyl bank available at the convention featuring Spirit Yoda from Return of the Jedi, which stands 7″ high. A limited quantity will be available at Diamond Select Toys booth (#2607) and other booths around the convention floor.
July Price: TBD
Here’s a preview of the pic, which you can see in full at Yakface.com:
Yakface.com guesses that “this should be around $30 and be limited to 1500 pieces”, based on prior SDCC exclusives as reference.
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