San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog http://sdccblog.com The ultimate source of news and info for Comic-Con attendees. Sun, 24 May 2015 19:08:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.5 Mattel San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusives [UPDATE May 24] http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/mattel-san-diego-comic-con-2015-exclusives/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/mattel-san-diego-comic-con-2015-exclusives/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 18:50:51 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=21780 When it comes to San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, the cornerstones of the con have consistently been Hasbro and Mattel. With license to manufacture toys that are consistently at the top of the pop culture want list, both booths have been the craziest for many of Comic-Con’s years. To address the frenzied crowds, Mattel introduced a pre-sale system a few years ago. Since that time, the results have varied. While Monster High has consistently made both online and floor sales difficult, the pre-sale has given attendees a nice option. The main concern with Mattel remains judging which of the exclusives will truly be exclusive to the con and which will end up easily obtainable at discounted rates in the months after the show.

This year, just like last year, Mattel will be using a voucher system. That means that you can pre-order your Mattel exclusives online and receive a voucher to pick them up on the show floor during Comic-Con, knowing that you’ve secured what you wanted. Here’s the schedule for this year’s Pre-Sale:

Early Access: Monday, 6/1/15 from 8 a.m. PT to Tuesday, 6/2/15 at 8 a.m. PT (Club Eternia® subscribers only)

All Access: Monday, 6/2/15 at 9 a.m. PT to Monday, 6/11 at 11:59 p.m. PT (open to everyone)

Pick-Up at SDCC: Thursday, 7/9/15 thru Saturday, 7/11/15 (pick-up times/location to be announced)

For those not attending Comic-Con, Mattel will also offer any leftover exclusives during their annual SDCC After-Party Sale, scheduled for July 27 at 9AM PT.

Now, let’s take a look at what Mattel has planned for 2015:

[UPDATE May 24] Looks like the Valentine and Whisp two-pack won’t be the only Monster High exclusives at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, as the official Twitter account has just unleashed a photo of Nefera, the first Monster High vinyl exclusive.

[UPDATE May 22] The date for the Mattel pre-order sale has been pushed back just slightly, with Club Eternia subscribers getting early access on Monday, June 1  at 8AM- June 2 at 8AM. Then, all access will open now on Tuesday, June 2 at 9AM PT. Although that pre-order will include most of Mattel’s exclusives, two new “mystery products” will become available on June 9.

[UPDATE May 21] The first look at this year’s Monster High exclusives actually haven’t come from the Mattel blog (though we expect that update later this afternoon), but rather from the official Twitter account.

And the verdict is: Valentine and Whisp. Just like last year, the Monster High exclusives will be a two-pack – and though there’s no word yet on pricing, we expect that soon.

[UPDATE May 14] Mattel has revealed a look at their San Diego Comic-Con round #2 exclusives, which includes the hotly rumored Ever After High Raven Queen and Thomas and Friends Super Friends Minis.  As with the other Matty reveal, these will also be available for the Early Access and All Access sale before the Con.  Here’s a more detailed look at the round two exclusives from Mattel:

Ever After High® Raven Queen® SDCC 2015 Exclusive Raven Queen, Daughter of The Evil Queen

Raven Queen never wanted to be the next Evil Queen. But she always wondered why her mother tried to take over all fairy tales. By accepting her destiny, Raven may find some answers, not to mention some wicked powerful magic! What secrets lie inside the looking glass? Only the magic mirror knows.

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Thomas & Friends™ Super Friends Minis

The world’s favorite engines meet the world’s greatest super heroes as Thomas & Friends™ collide with DC Super Friends™ for a mighty mashup! The engines who keep the Island of Sodor running now have heroic new makeovers as MINIS with designs based on the heroes seen in DC Comics.

This exclusive San Diego Comic-Con pack features five fantastic MINIS mashups, including:

Exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con: Diesel as the Dark Knight version of Batman!
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Spencer/Cyborg
D10/The Joker
Millie/Harley Quinn

Best of all, it includes a premium, exclusive-to-San Diego Comic-Con package complete with a new comic story revealing the origin of the Thomas& Friends/DC Super Friends mashup and dynamic light-up action! It’s the perfect introduction to the Thomas & Friends/DC Super Friends MINIS.

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[UPDATE May 7] Mattel has finally unlocked the first look at their Comic-Con exclusives, which include a Ghostbusters Courtroom Battle Egon Spengler and a Masters of the Universe Rotar vs. Twistoid set. Additionally, they will also be offering a Hover Robots 3-Pack, which while not exclusive to Comic-Con as it was previously sold only during Mattel’s February 2015 Early Access sale, will be available for pick-up during SDCC.

Ghostbusters™ Courtroom Battle Egon Spengler™

Do, re, Egon! When the Scoleri brothers make an unscheduled appearance before Judge Wexler, the professor of paranormal dispenses some justice Ghostbusters™ style. This commemorative 6” figure pays tribute to Harold Ramis, who created the character of the serious scientist.

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Masters of the Universe® Rotar™ vs. Twistoid™

Recreate the Second Ultimate Battleground as Rotar™ and Twistoid™ go head to head!

A former palace guard wounded in battle, Rotar™ was merged with an android body resulting in fists of fury fueled by his hyper spin powers. He now protects Eternia® as one of the Masters of the Universe®!

Rotar’s nemesis Twistoid™ is a Gyro Robot who serves Skeletor®. Using super spinning action, Twistoid™ wields a ball and chain, whirling sword, and terror gears to defeat his enemies.

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Hover Robots™ 3-Pack

Previously sold only during our February 2015 Early Access sale, everyone’s favorite drones of destruction are joining the list of products available for pick-up at SDCC. Each pack comes with three sets of hands, a sticker sheet, and three stands.

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Will Mattel be on your SDCC short list? If so, what are you after? Let us know in the comments.

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Under the Tents: Let’s Make a Deal, Mezco, Alex Ross, Jim Benton, Doctor Who, Viz, Patrick Ballesteros http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/under-the-tents-lets-make-a-deal-mezco-alex-ross-jim-benton-doctor-who-viz-patrick-ballesteros/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/under-the-tents-lets-make-a-deal-mezco-alex-ross-jim-benton-doctor-who-viz-patrick-ballesteros/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 12:02:34 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=22955 Could Let’s Make a Deal be heading to Comic-Con? What Doctor Who merchandise will attendees get a first glimpse of? We’ve got news on that, as well as artists, exclusives, and more, in today’s edition of Under the Tents.

Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:

  • Science fiction author Kate Elliott revealed on Twitter that she’ll be at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 9, for a ARC giveaway of Court of Fives, as well as an unannounced panel.

  • Jim Benton, a cartoonist with a new book called Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats., mentioned that he will be at the convention signing books and drawing.

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  • Shawn Kittelson, who is currently writing Mortal Kombat X comics for DC, told a fan that his next appearance will be at SDCC.

  • Digital PR guru Brittany Sandler will be hosting a panel during SDCC, she announced on Twitter. The panel, tentatively titled You Do What?! Women in Film, will also feature Cat Paschen, Lauren Haroutunian, Tamiko B, and more.

  • The Eisner-award winning author Paul Tobin will be at Comic-Con this year doing both signings and panels. Tobin will only be in attendance on Thursday and Friday, with a full schedule TBA.

  • On the May 20 episode of Let’s Make a Deal, the game show gave away two four-day badges to San Diego Comic-Con, as well as deluxe accommodations, spending money, and more. Host Wayne Brady also said that he’d be at Comic-Con — so could the game show be looking to do something special at this year’s convention? Maybe Conan won’t be the only popular host doing an episode from San Diego.

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  • When asked if she’d be at any conventions, illustrator Irene Koh mentioned that she’ll be at SDCC with the Batgirl team.
  • Patrick Ballesteros, concept artist and visual developer for the video game, animation, and film industries, posted on his Twitter that he will be bringing 50 Cent Wonders series to SDCC 2015. 50 Center Wonders is a progression of his original series 25 Cent Wonders, which recreates popular scenes from TV shows and movies with the characters kid-ified and on those rides you’d find outside grocery stores from the past. Ballesteroes promises that 50 Cent Wonders “doubles the fun”, and he offered our first glimpse on his Instagram. Ballesteros has also posted more pages from his sketchbook on Instagram.

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50 Cent Wonders

Ballesteros Reveals Additional Sketckbook Pages

Ballesteros Reveals Additional Sketckbook Pages

  • Girl Genius, an online and print comic, responded to a tweet that they would be at Comic-Con this year, in the same booth as always — which should mean the Studio Foglio, Booth #1331.

  • Doctor Who News reports that the soon to be available Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver replica will be seen for the first time on display at the BBC booth at San Diego Comic-Con this summer.
  • Cartoonist and author of Mermin, Joey Weiser, tweeted that he is hard at work on Mermin Book 5 and will be at SDCC.

  • Sal Abbinanti, the exclusive art dealer for Alex Ross, posted on Twitter that Ross will be at booth #2419 at Comic-Con.

  • David Lizerbram, a lawyer specializing in copyright, trademark, and business law, posted on Twitter that he will be a panelist at SDCC 2015 on Saturday, July 11th, for the 8th year in a row on an as-yet-undisclosed panel.

  • Benjamin H. Bailey, author, podcast host, and writer for Nerdist, posted on Twitter that he will be at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as moderating a panel. Details to follow. He tweeted will also have issues of his book UNCAGED there, and maybe more.

  • Artist and writer Ulises Farinas posted on Facebook he will be at Comic-Con 2015.
  • Artist Patty McPancak3s posted on her Tumblr a short video with the caption “Something in the works for #SDCC.”  We aren’t really sure what we are looking at, but it is intriguing.  It is using a machine called a MultiCam Digital Express.
  • Falcontoys, creator of  sci-fi and horror toy mash-ups, posted a picture on Facebook of a toy in progress for SDCC 2015.
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  • Mezco Toyz tweeted that there is good news for fans unable to get the Puerto Rico Comic Con Batman exclusive: A limited amount have been saved for SDCC.

  • The Tweet House, an unaffiliated website which celebrates the Real-Time Web and Twitter’s role in it, will be returning to Comic-Con.

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William Shatner at the Comic-Con Tweet House

  • Dent, a conference which explores the magic and science of visionary leadership, is returning to SDCC with another panel. This year’s panel will showcase the latest in VR Holodeck technology, as well as toys with the future in mind. You can find more information in their blog.
  • Patricia Tallman posted that she will be hosting a Babylon 5 panel, along with her friends “Bruce, Claudia, Mira, Mill Mumy, Stephen Furst, Jerry Doyle, Peter, and Robin Atkin Downes”.

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  • According to the Anime News Network, Viz Media announced during its FanimeCon panel that Ultrama manga creators Eiici Shimizu and Tomohiro Simoguchi will be at SDCC this year.

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  • Are you an artist with a portfolio to show off? Then you can swing by Smorgasboard Productions during the con on Thursday at PR C from 2:30PM-7PM, Friday at PR C from 3PM-5PM, or Sunday at PR D from 1:30PM-5PM. They mention that their Portfolio Review Schedule is listed after Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, and before Walt Disney — so keep an eye out for those portfolio announcements as well. There’s more information on their Facebook page.

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

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Hasbro San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusives [UPDATE May 21] http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/hasbro-san-diego-comic-con-2015-exclusives/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/hasbro-san-diego-comic-con-2015-exclusives/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 22:30:14 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=21776 When it comes to San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, it doesn’t get bigger than Hasbro. With license to manufacture toys that are consistently at the top of the pop culture want list, this booth is always one of the craziest and has broken the spirits of more SDCC attendees than the Hall H line ever has. That said, if you want the best in Marvel, Star Wars, My Little Pony or the rest of these lines, you must commit to the Hasbro exclusive war.

Take a look at what will be bringing many tears of joy and frustration to this year’s Comic-Con:

[UPDATE May 21] The official Transformers Facebook page showed off the second San Diego Comic-Con exclusive: Devastator. The 18″ figure is decked out in all his G1 deco, vac metal glory. The figure can break down into the six Constructicons. There’s no word yet on pricing, but here’s a look at the figure:

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[UPDATE April 12] As reported earlier, the first Hasbro Comic-Con exclusive of the year to be revealed was the Crimson Strike Set, which will be available at the Hasbro Toy Shop booth at SDCC.

G.I. JOE CRIMSON STRIKE: Available in the Hasbro Toy Shop booth at San Diego Comic-Con. Features the Cobra Scythe jet and the G.I. Joe Chimera. Includes Grunt, Ralph “Steeler” Pulaski, A.V.A.C. & Alley Viper Officer figures. Approximate Retail Price: $99.99.

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Will the Hasbro booth be at the center of your SDCC plans? If so, what are you after? Let us know in the comments.

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The Television Shows of SDCC 2015 — The Family Networks http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/the-television-shows-of-sdcc-2015-the-family-networks/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/the-television-shows-of-sdcc-2015-the-family-networks/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 19:25:37 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=22823 Television series comprise a huge chunk of the schedule for San Diego Comic-Con — and every year it seems like they become a larger and larger piece of the pie. The lines for Ballroom 20 are starting to rival even those of Hall H, and they won’t be getting any shorter any time soon.

As the anticipation builds for the official announcements from networks and CCI as to which television shows will be on the panel schedule, we like to take time out earlier in the year to speculate which shows have the best chances of appearing at SDCC. We’ve broken up our picks into three segments, including the Broadcast Networks and Cable Networks, and we’re wrapping up today with the family channels — Cartoon Network, Disney, The Hub, and Nickelodeon.

So what do we think you’ll be seeing at Comic-Con this summer? Let’s take a look:

Cartoon Network

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Word on the street has it that Cartoon Network may not be back in their usual Children’s Museum offsite this year — which could mean the network is overall going bigger, going smaller, or only the offsite is affected. No matter what the plan for this year is though, we’d be shocked if we didn’t see the usual panels for Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Lego: Legend of Chima, and Teen Titans Go! (assuming the latter is renewed). Just like last year, expect the biggest presence for Adventure Time and Regular Show. We also expect some presence for Uncle Grandpa, Clarence, and probably The Amazing World of Gumball.

But it’s the new series we’re most excited for. After all, isn’t the best thing about Comic-Con the opportunity to see things before anyone else? There are two really good contenders: We Bare Bears, which has the edge solely because it’s slated to begin airing sometime this year. The series follows three bear siblings, in their awkward attempts at assimilating into human society. But then there’s The Powerpuff Girls, the reboot of the popular series. It’s got a large following (especially if you grew up anywhere near the 1990’s). The only caveat is that it doesn’t begin airing until 2016, so it could simply be too early.

Disney XD

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If you don’t think Star Wars Rebels will be at Comic-Con, you clearly haven’t been paying attention. They went hard at the convention last year, they went hard at WonderCon and Star Wars Celebration Anaheim this year — and they’ll go hard at SDCC again this year. Moving on!

Expect the usual panels for both Wonder Over Yonder and Gravity Falls, and thanks to creator Sam Levine, we also now know that Penn Zero: Part Time Hero will be making its Comic-Con debut.

With Phineas and Ferb winding up their series in June, it’s unlikely we’ll get a panel — but, they could still sneak in one last appearance, as Disney XD is airing a standalone hour-long special focused on Agent P called The O.W.C.A. Files this fall.

Marvel is actually the one who brings along the Marvel animated TV series, but we’re going to discuss them here, because we can. We fully anticipate the “Marvel Animation Presents!” panel to return, likely with material for both Avengers Assemble and Hulk’s Agents of S.M.A.S.H. We actually think the panel contents will be kept a bit under wraps, and then renewals for both shows will be announced at Comic-Con. Ultimate Spiderman hasn’t been renewed or officially canceled — but we’re not hearing good things on its renewal odds, so don’t hold your breath for that one.

Nickelodeon

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SpongeBob Square Pants will be back again this year where it rightfully belongs — on the TV stage — and they’ll also be performing a live table read, so expect the voice cast. With The Legend of Korra having finished its run, that mostly leaves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the network. They also brought out Sanjay and Craig last year, and it does fill the “every panel has to have Chris Hardwick somewhere on stage” bingo card square, so it could return as well.

Last year also saw a mish-mash panel of several of Nickelodeon’s upcoming series, so we could get the same this year. They’ve got Pig Goat Banana Chicken on the horizon (which also saw a small sneak peek last year), which follows well, you guessed it: a pig, a goat, a banana, and a cricket, on a series of adventures. There’s also The Loud House, about growing up in a large family, and Welcome to the Wayne, about a group of friends exploring their apartment building.

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The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon)

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Which shows are you excited about, or what shows do you think will be at the convention that we may have left off? Let us know in the comments.

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Diamond Select Toys SDCC 2015 Exclusives http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/diamond-select-toys-sdcc-2015-exclusives/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/diamond-select-toys-sdcc-2015-exclusives/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 18:48:29 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=22937 Diamond Select Toys always brings some high quality items, from Minimates to statues.

This year, they’ve revealed their first round exclusives, shared with Action Figure Xpress, and they’ve got Marvel, DC, Alien, and other exciting properties, that they’ll be bringing to San Diego Comic-Con attendees. If these look familiar, it’s because all of these are already up for pre-order on Action Figure Xpress’ website (available both as pre-order and pick up at the convention, or pre-order and have it shipped directly to you).

Here’s a look at this year’s Diamond Select Toys exclusives:

Predator Exclusive Masked Predator Metal Bottle Opener ($20): An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! Predators love the heat, and nothing beats the heat like a cool, refreshing drink. Whether you’re slogging through an impenetrable jungle or walking the beat in a Los Angeles barrio, this AFX-exclusive Masked Predator metal bottle opener will pop the cap off of your favorite bottled beverage faster than you can say “Get to the choppah!” Plus, magnets on the back will hold it fast to your refrigerator or trophy case, so you’ll never have to “hunt” for an opener again! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. Limited to 1500 pieces!

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Alien Minimates 1979-Style Exclusive Retro Single Pack ($7): An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! In 1979, a nearly 2-foot tall Alien action figure appeared on toy store shelves, kicking off global excitement for the Alien film franchise and its numerous toy tie-ins. Now, 35 years later, Diamond Select Toys has created a 2-inch Minimates mini-figure of the Alien that pays tribute to that classic action figure! Contained in a classically styled window box, this single-packed Alien Minimate features 16 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, as well as a translucent skull dome with glow-in-the-dark skull, just like the original toy! Celebrate 35 years of horror! Limited to 2000 pieces!

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Minimates Exclusive Box Set ($28): An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! The biggest Marvel movie yet continues to conquer the Minimates Universe! This five-pack of Minimates based on Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron features new characters and new looks that fans of the movie have been waiting for! Tony Stark, Nick Fury, Iron Man Mk. 45 and Iron Legion #01 take on a more powerful Final Form Ultron in the must-have box set for any Marvel movie fan! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, as well as a clear display stand. Packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 2000 sets!

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Justice League Unlimited Femme Fatales Exclusive Supergirl PVC Statue ($50): An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! Diamond Select Toys kicks off their line of DC Animated Universe products this fall, but AFX is kicking things off early with an exclusive Femme Fatales statue of Supergirl! Featuring Kara In-Ze in her blue-and-red uniform from later seasons of Justice League Unlimited, this statue of Supergirl poses above an icy arctic landscape, ready to hurl herself at the next foe to threaten her adopted planet. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall atop her sculpted base, Supergirl comes packed in a full-color window box, and is in scale with other Femme Fatales PVC statues. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. Limited to 1500 pieces!

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Will you be picking up any of these Diamond Select Toys SDCC exclusives? Let us know in the comments.

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Diamond PREVIEWS SDCC 2015 Exclusives http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/diamond-previews-sdcc-2015-exclusives/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/diamond-previews-sdcc-2015-exclusives/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 17:35:04 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=22907 Diamond Comics Distributors and their PREVIEWS have 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. Plus, they also work with the likes of DC Collectibles and Funko – so you know these are going to be good.

Most of these exclusives are now for sale on ShopAFX.com. Best of all, you can either pre-order as an attendee and pick up directly at the Action Figure Xpress booth during the convention (in the shopping cart, once you click on shipping, it will be discounted), or have it shipped directly to you after the convention.

What will they have in store for attendees in 2015? Let’s take a look:

SDCC 2015 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE CARD WARS #1  – SDCC 2015 EDITION: Cake is a Card Wars champ who can’t be beat, and Fionna…is really tired of getting beaten! They set off in search of a challenger who can really test Cake’s mettle. When they stumble across some gamer slugs, they think they’ve hit the jackpot, but these guys have never heard of Cake and refuse to even play with her! This SDCC 2015 edition is limited to 3,000 copies.

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BOB’S BURGERS #1 – SDCC 2015 EDITION: Write-up: Bob’s Burgers is back for more! Join the Belcher family for the second-ever series of the Bob’s Burgers comic book! Brought to you by the producers and animators of the hit TV show, this series brings back your three favorite Belcher kids, along with some brand-new stories from the minds of Bob and Linda. Each comic includes new installments of Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction, Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries and Curious Curiosities, Gene’s Rhymey Rhymes That Could Someday Be Songs, Linda’s Attempts to Take a Nice Family Picture in Front of the Restaurant (And How It Always Goes Wrong), and Bob’s Fantasy Food Trucks (If Money Were No Object). This SDCC 2015 edition is limited to 3,000 copies.

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STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN #1 COVER A/B – SDCC 2015 EDITION: Two iconic franchises collide for the blockbuster crossover event of 2015! The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise meets the Green Lantern Corps for the first time in an all-new adventure that spans the cosmos! Don’t miss the thrilling first chapter of THE SPECTRUM WAR, as Kirk and Spock make a most unusual discovery on a lost world… igniting events that will change the fate of empires! LIMITED TO 3,000 COPIES!

Cover A Cover B STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN #1 INCENTIVE COVER – SDCC 2015 EDITION: Two iconic franchises collide for the blockbuster crossover event of 2015! The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise meets the Green Lantern Corps for the first time in an all-new adventure that spans the cosmos! Don’t miss the thrilling first chapter of THE SPECTRUM WAR, as Kirk and Spock make a most unusual discovery on a lost world… igniting events that will change the fate of empires! This SDCC 2015 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 3,000 copies.

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CIVIL WAR #1 MINIMATES VARIANT – SDCC 2015 EDITION: The Civil War never ended. Welcome to the Warzone, where six years of non-stop battle between the forces of the Blue and the Iron have split the nation down its center, utterly transforming it. In a world of new alliances and strange enemies, President Tony Stark and General Steve Rogers meet to make one last attempt at peace. Limited to 5,000 copies! Rated T+. This SDCC 2015 edition is limited to 5,000 copies.

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SECRET WARS #4 (OF 8) MINIMATES VARIANT – SDCC 2015 EDITION: ALL THE ANGELS SING! Rated T+. This SDCC 2015 edition is limited to 5,000 copies.

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DARTH VADER #7 GRANOV B&W VARIANT – SDCC 2015 EDITION: The Emperor’s machinations revealed! Everything changes for Vader! The tale of Vader’s transformation from A New Hope to The Empire Strikes Back continues! Rated T. Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. This SDCC 2015 edition is limited to 5,000 copies.

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STAR WARS LANDO #1 (OF 5) YOUNG B&W VARIANT – SDCC 2015 EDITION: You know him…you love him…now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own comic book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship…but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMAN, SHE-HULK) and artist Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-WOMAN, MOON KNIGHT) bring us the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element-trouble! Rated T . Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. This SDCC 2015 edition is limited to 5,000 copies.

X-MEN 92 #1 LARRAZ B&W VARIANT – SDCC 2015 EDITION:  Everyone’s favorite version of the X-Men from the ’90s is back! When Baron Kelly charges the Clear Mountain Project and it’s mysterious new director with “mutant rehabilitation,” it’s up to the X-Men to investigate! PLUS: Free Range Sentiels?!? Rated T. This SDCC 2015 edition is limited to 5,000 copies.

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INVADER ZIM #1  – SDCC 2015 EDITION: ZIM and his filthy evil ways have been gone for what feels like years.  But Dib KNOWS the alien menace will rear his head again, and he won’t leave the house, or his 900 security monitors, until it happens. And it WILL happen.  Oh, it WILL. This SDCC 2015 edition is limited to 3,000 copies.

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JIM LEE BATMAN EXCLUSIVE ACTION FIGURE – SDCC 2015 EDITION: Legendary comics artist Jim Lee has brought his extraordinary vision of Batman to epic stories including BATMAN: HUSH and BATMAN: FOR TOMORROW. Now, that vision of the Dark Knight is brought to life once more in the new DC COMICS BLUELINE EDITION—BATMAN BY JIM LEE ACTION FIGURE. Based on designs by Jim Lee, this spectacular action figure captures the feel of the artwork that appears on the packaging. Limited Edition! Note: There is also an extremely limited version of the DC Comics Blueline Edition Batman Exclusive Action Figure, which include a signed unique original sketch by Jim Lee. Limited to 150 pieces.

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KRYPTO PLUSH TOY: Superman’s faithful friend Krypto is back in this new, fun plush figure from DC Collectibles! This cuddly canine is available exclusively from Diamond Comic Distributors. Limited to 3000 pieces!

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FEMME FATALES HARLEY B&W PVC STATUE – SDCC 2015 EDITION: A Diamond Select Toys Release! DST is celebrating the Femme Fatales of Batman: The Animated Series with a line of statues, and Comic-Con kicks the line off with an exclusive variant version of Harley Quinn! Based on her appearance in the episode “Almost Got ’Im,” this statue captures the Joker’s partner-in-crime defacing the Bat-signal in two of her favorite colors: black and white! This 9-inch black-and-white statue is crafted from PVC plastic, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. Limited to only 4,000 pieces!

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GHOSTBUSTERS ANGRY STAYPUFT BOTTLE OPENER: A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ve got the tools, you’ve got the talent, but do you have a bottle opener? The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man can open anything: churches, gateways to other dimensions, you name it. Now, this exclusive angry version of our 4-inch metal Mr. Stay-Puft will open up your favorite bottled beverage and magnetically stick to your refrigerator door! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. Limited to only 3,000 pieces!

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GHOSTBUSTERS SLIMED LOGO PIZZA CUTTER: A Diamond Select Toys release! There’s a pizza party at Spook Central, and the only way to make sure there’s enough pizza for everybody is to slice it up with an official Ghostbusters logo pizza cutter! This exclusive slimed version will divide your New York-style pie however many ways you need it, but do it quick, before Slimer eats it all! Wheel is removable for cleaning. Packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 2,000 pieces!

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KEVIN SMITH VINIMATE VINYL FIGURE – SDCC 2015 EDITION:  A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s an all-new line of vinyl figures from DST! Vinimates, the first-ever Minimates-style vinyl figures based on pop-culture icons, are making their debut at Comic-Con, and who better to get Vinimated first than comic book icon Kevin Smith? A comic writer, comic-shop owner and unabashed geek, Kevin Smith will be the first static, 4-inch Vinimate in the “Podcast Pals” series of Vinimates, featuring some of the biggest celebrities SmodCo has to offer. Holding a microphone and wearing his trademark “Puck U” hockey jersey, Kevin comes packaged in a full-color window box. The Vinimates phenomenon starts here! Limited to only 2,000 pieces!

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MARVEL MINIMATES ANT-MAN BOX SET  – SDCC 2015 EDITION: A Diamond Select Toys release! The smallest hero of the summer is now Comic-Con’s coolest exclusive – and he’s almost actual size! This exclusive four-pack of Marvel Minimates features four new figures based on Marvel’s Ant-Man, including Shrinking Ant-Man, Shrinking Yellowjacket, civilian Scott Lang and Ant-Thony the Ant! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories! Limited to only 3,000 pieces!

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TMNT MINIMATES MIRAGE B&W BOX SET  – SDCC 2015 EDITION: A Diamond Select Toys release! For Comic-Con, DST is taking the TMNT back to their comic-book roots with a four-pack of Minimates that depicts the four Turtles in their classic comic book appearances – and in glorious black-and-white! Based on the Turtles’ monochromatic debut in the original Mirage Comics issues that launched a worldwide phenomenon, this four-pack includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, each with their signature weapons. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card.  Limited to only 3,000 pieces!

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POP GOTG RAVAGER ROCKET RACCOON PX FLOCKED VERSION  – SDCC 2015 EDITION: A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Based on the blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, this flocked POP! Vinyl Figure depicts Rocket Raccoon as he appeared in the film’s climax. Standing 3 3/4″ tall, this figure, available exclusively through PREVIEWS for San Diego Comic Con 2015, features an urban, stylized design. Window box packaging.  Limited to only 3,000 pieces

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MARVEL HERO SOFUBI VISION PX CLEAR FIGURE  – SDCC 2015 EDITION: The Vision has long been a favorite Avenger of Marvel Comics readers, and one of his most popular abilities enables him to become intangible. Now, fans can enjoy a simulation of The Vision’s intangible state with this sparkling, translucent sofubi, which measures 10” tall. This SDCC 2015 edition is limited to 300 pieces.

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BREAKING BAD: FIGHT HEISENBERG, 17IN TALKING FIGURE – SDCC 2015 EXCLUSIVE: This Breaking Bad PREVIEWS Exclusive Fight Heisenberg 17″ Talking Figure was made exclusively for San Diego Comic Con. It features a highly distressed version based on the final season of the show. Many classic quotes from the show, and unrated language make this even more exclusive. Limited to 1000 pieces.

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Action Figure Xpress SDCC 2015 Exclusives http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/action-figure-xpress-sdcc-2015-exclusives/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/action-figure-xpress-sdcc-2015-exclusives/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 16:54:37 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=22887 Action Figure Xpress tends to partner with well-known companies at San Diego Comic-Con, to bring exclusives directly to attendees. This year, they’ll be at Booth #3345, and bringing you exclusives from companies like Diamond Select, Icon Heroes, DC Collectibles, Funko, and more. That means that a lot of these exclusives will show up on lists for other companies and their Comic-Con exclusives – but AFX is the place where you’ll be able to actually buy your collectibles.

And best of all, Action Figure Xpress offers pre-orders on most items. You can either pre-order as an attendee and pick up directly at the Action Figure Xpress booth during the convention, or have it shipped directly to you after the convention. Note for anyone using the pre-order as an attendee – you must click on a shipping amount before it will discount the amount to $0.

So what is Action Figure Xpress offering this year? Let’s take a look:

Exclusive Jim Lee Batman Action Figure by DC Comics ($40)

Includes an exclusive Jim Lee print on blueline paper!

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Krypto Plush Toy by DC Comics ($10)

Part of the DC Comics Super-Pets line designed by Art Baltazar, this adorable Krypto plush stands 6 inches tall!

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Breaking Bad Fight Heisenberg Talking 17 inch Figure by Wonderland ($45)

This Breaking Bad Previews Exclusive Fight Heisenberg 17″ Talking Figure was made exclusively for San Diego Comic Con. It features a highly distressed version based on the final season of the show. Many classic quotes from the show, and unrated language make this even more exclusive. Limited to 1000 pieces.

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Clear Vision Marvel Hero Sofubi Figure by Medicom ($90)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mirage Black and White Minimates Set of 4 by Diamond Select Toys ($20)

or Comic-Con, DST is taking the TMNT back to their comic-book roots with a four-pack of Minimates that depicts the four Turtles in their classic comic book appearances – and in glorious black-and-white! Based on the Turtles’ monochromatic debut in the original Mirage Comics issues that launched a worldwide phenomenon, this four-pack includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, each with their signature weapons. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, and features interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Limited to only 3,000 pieces!

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Ant-Man Movie Marvel Minimates Set of 4 by Diamond Select Toys ($20)

The smallest hero of the summer is now Comic-Con’s coolest exclusive – and he’s almost actual size! This exclusive four-pack of Marvel Minimates features four new figures based on Marvel’s Ant-Man, including Shrinking Ant-Man, Shrinking Yellowjacket, civilian Scott Lang and Ant-Thony the Ant! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories! Limited to only 3,000 pieces!

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Kevin Smith Vinimate by Diamond Select Toys ($10)

It’s an all-new line of vinyl figures from DST! Vinimates, the first-ever Minimates-style vinyl figures based on pop-culture icons, are making their debut at Comic-Con, and who better to get Vinimated first than comic book icon Kevin Smith? A comic writer, comic-shop owner and unabashed geek, Kevin Smith will be the first static, 4-inch Vinimate in the “Podcast Pals” series of Vinimates, featuring some of the biggest celebrities SmodCo has to offer. Holding a microphone and wearing his trademark “Puck U” hockey jersey, Kevin comes packaged in a full-color window box. The Vinimates phenomenon starts here! Limited to only 2,000 pieces!

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Ghostbusters Slimed Logo Pizza Cutter by Diamond Select Toys ($15)

There’s a pizza party at Spook Central, and the only way to make sure there’s enough pizza for everybody is to slice it up with an official Ghostbusters logo pizza cutter! This exclusive slimed version will divide your New York-style pie however many ways you need it, but do it quick, before Slimer eats it all! Wheel is removable for cleaning. Packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 2,000 pieces!

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Ghostbusters Angry Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Bottle Opener by Diamond Select Toys ($18)

You’ve got the tools, you’ve got the talent, but do you have a bottle opener? The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man can open anything: churches, gateways to other dimensions, you name it. Now, this exclusive angry version of our 4-inch metal Mr. Stay-Puft will open up your favorite bottled beverage and magnetically stick to your refrigerator door! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. Limited to only 3,000 pieces!

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Harley Quinn Black and White Femme Fatales PVC Statue by Diamond Select Toys ($45)

DST is celebrating the Femme Fatales of Batman: The Animated Series with a line of statues, and Comic-Con kicks the line off with an exclusive variant version of Harley Quinn! Based on her appearance in the episode “Almost Got ’Im,” this statue captures the Joker’s partner-in-crime defacing the Bat-signal in two of her favorite colors: black and white! This 9-inch black-and-white statue is crafted from PVC plastic, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. Limited to only 4,000 pieces!

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Predator Bottle Opener by Diamond Select Toys ($20)

The Predator is the ultimate hunter, and every part of him is a deadly weapon – even his distinctive metal mask! This Action Figure Xpress San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusive sculpted metal bottle opener of the Predator’s faceplate has magnets on the back so you can hang it on the fridge when you’re not popping the top off a beverage. Packaged in a full-color sleeve.

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Alien 1979 Retro Minimate by Diamond Select Toys ($7)

In 1979, a nearly 2-foot tall Alien action figure appeared on toy store shelves, kicking off global excitement for the Alien film franchise and its numerous toy tie-ins. Now, 35 years later, Diamond Select Toys has created a 2-inch Minimates mini-figure of the Alien that pays tribute to that classic action figure! Contained in a classically styled window box, this single-packed Alien Minimate features 16 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, as well as a translucent skull dome with glow in the dark skull, just like the original toy! As an added bonus, the teeth glow too! Celebrate 35 years of horror!

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Avengers Age of Ultron Marvel Minimates Set of 5 by Diamond Select Toys ($28)

The biggest Marvel movie yet continues to conquer the Minimates Universe! This five-pack of Minimates based on Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron features new characters and new looks that fans of the movie have been waiting for! Iron Man Mark 45, Tony Stark, Nick Fury, and Iron Legion #01 take on a more powerful Final Form Ultron in the must-have box set for any Marvel movie fan! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, as well as a clear display stand. Packaged in a full-color window box.

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Supergirl Blue Costume Femme Fatales PVC Statue by Diamond Select Toys ($50)

Move over Superman – there’s a new Super-person in Metropolis! This Action Figure Xpress San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusive Supergirl PVC statue shows her in her blue costume as she appeared in later episodes of Justice League. Supergirl measures approximately 9 inches tall atop a diorama base and comes packaged in a full-color window box.

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Flash TV Deluxe Letter Opener by Icon Heroes ($28)

From the hit show The Flash comes this Action Figure Xpress San Diego Comic Con 2015 Exclusive letter opener! Measuring approximately 7 inches long, the lightning bolt letter opener is made of high quality metal and stores nicely on the scarlet circular base showing the Flash’s iconic symbol!

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Gothitropolis Dark Mist Decimus Hrabban Raven Action Figure by Four Horsemen ($35)

Utilizing his ability to transform into a foggy, ethereal entity, Decimus can swiftly and stealthily stalk the catacombs of Gothitropolis without detection. Utilizing his ability to transform into a foggy, ethereal entity, Decimus can swiftly and stealthily stalk the catacombs of Gothitropolis without detection. Includes bonus battle pack with alternate Screaming Raven head, war helmet, and Blood Saber!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Flocked Ravager Rocket Raccoon POP Vinyl Figure by Funko ($15)

Based on the blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, this flocked POP! Vinyl Figure depicts Rocket Raccoon as he appeared in the film’s climax. Standing 3 3/4″ tall, this figure, available exclusively through PREVIEWS for San Diego Comic Con 2015, features an urban, stylized design. Window box packaging. Limited to only 3,000 pieces

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DC Collectibles SDCC 2015 Exclusives http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/dc-collectibles-sdcc-2015-exclusives/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/dc-collectibles-sdcc-2015-exclusives/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 13:59:19 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=22881 DC Collectibles, and DC Direct before that, has released some pretty memorable Comic-Con exclusives over the years. Last year in particular, we were drooling over the Harley Quinn statue. Suffice to say, we can’t wait to see what it has in store for 2015. The good news is, we won’t have to wait long at all. The wait for SDCC 2015 is almost over, and we’ve gotten a glimpse of the exclusives our readers, and ourselves included, will be racing to the booth for.

So here’s a look at what DC Collectibles is bringing this year:

[UPDATE May 22] USA Today has the exclusive on what’s sure to be a white-hot exclusive from DC Collectibles: a Jim Lee designed, special pencil-deco BlueLine Edition of the Dark Knight action figure. The figure, which is accentuated by white and black lines to celebrate the artistic process.

The figure is pretty awesome in itself, but the coolest part may be what comes with it: an exclusive Lee print on blueline paper of the Dark Knight himself. There will be two editions: a standard for $40, or a limited edition of 150, available for $300, which includes a signed, unique original sketch by Lee. He’s doing 50 each of Batman, Harley Quinn, and the Joker.

You can pre-order the regular version now on ShopAFX.com and pick it up at the convention.

From USA Today, here’s a look at the figure:

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And the video from USA Today of Lee introducing the figure:

DC Collectibles will also have a 6″ Krypto doll, Superman’s super dog. Krypto will be available for $9.99, and is part of the DC Comics Super-Pets line designed by Art Baltazar. Here’s a look at Krypto:

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Hasbro Reveal San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Transformers ‘Devastator’ http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/hasbro-reveal-san-diego-comic-con-exclusive-transformers-devastator/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/hasbro-reveal-san-diego-comic-con-exclusive-transformers-devastator/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 22:00:48 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=22869 After some questionable photos surfaced this morning on Planet Iacon, a Transformers fan site, many began speculating that the displayed Devastator was headed for San Diego Comic-Con. And now, it looks like it’s really happening, as the official Transformers page has just released a photo of the Devastator figure. [UPDATE] The Transformers Facebook page has added a second photo, of the Constructicons, and confirmed that these will be available at San Diego Comic-Con.

So here’s a look at the figure:

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And here’s a look at the Constructicons:

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The Devastator stands 18″ tall, and is decked out in all of his G1 deco, vac metal glory. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but here’s a look at the description from the back of the box, as shared earlier today by TWF2005:

DEVASTATOR is a raging hammer of chaos, battling conflicting voices in his head one nanoklik, then crushing his targets the next. He is the perfect weapon, held back by one imperfection: the circuit-clogging conflict caused by bots unable to wield the very power that they themselves bring to life. The CONSTRUCTICONS struggle to successfully merge their thoughts into one cohesive action, making it difficult to focus the wrath of their combined form. Were they able to harness the full force of their collective power, they would give the DECEPTICONS a weapon capable of pounding entire civilizations into dust. As long as that threat exists, DEVASTATOR will loom as a shadow across the universe, an enemy the Autobots – and all the worlds they protect – must fear.

“Prepare to meet your doom. Nothing can withstand the might of DEVASTATOR!

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Under the Tents: Hasbro Kre-O Exclusive, UDON, James Dashner, Power Rangers, Panels, Space Command http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/under-the-tents-hasbro-kre-o-exclusive-udon-james-dashner-power-rangers-panels-space-command/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/05/under-the-tents-hasbro-kre-o-exclusive-udon-james-dashner-power-rangers-panels-space-command/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 19:55:08 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=22837 Today’s edition of Under the Tents has a lot of hints about possible bigger plans brewing. Hasbro confirms that they’re planning another Kre-O San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, a panel for The Maze Runner author James Dashner could potentially spell a return of the franchise to the 20th Century Fox Hall H stage, there are panel confirmations… There’s a lot going on, and we’ve tried to capture it all.

Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:

  • Actress, model, and wardrobe stylist Rana McAnear will be doing autograph signings during Comic-Con this year. You can find her upstairs in Sails, at Autograph Booth #AA23, on Thursday from 10AM-2:30PM, Friday 10AM-2:30PM, Saturday 2:30PM-7PM, and Sunday 1:30PM-5PM.

  • Hasbro paid out their San Diego Comic-Con panel plans, but news on their exclusives has been slow to come by. However, the toy giant recently made a statement to Seibertron.com, a Transformers news site, promising a Kre-o exclusive. Here’s the full statement, from Seibertron’s website:

As of this moment, there are no plans for the 2015 KRE-O Transformers: Robots in Disguise line, currently available in Canada, to be available for purchase in the U.S. However, we do have some exciting KRE-O special edition items planned for San Diego Comic-Con, and we look forward to sharing details about those soon, as well as more news about the future of the KRE-O brand.

Here’s a look at last year’s KREO-O Hasbro exclusive:

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  • Cartoonist Paul Dini revealed on Twitter that he’ll be appearing on his first San Diego Comic-Con panel. There are no further details yet about the panel, but he promised more information is coming soon.

  • Obsessed with Jurassic Park? Then you might head over to table J-7 during the convention, to check out the new location for Jurassic Park Collectibles.

  • The Ranger Board has announced some details about Power Rangers actors who will be appearing at this year’s convention. You can catch Power Rangers Super Megaforce‘s Andrew Gray and Ciara Hanna, as well as Power Rangers Lost Galaxy‘s Reggie Rolls, during the con. They will be doing autograph signings, and times and the booth number will be revealed closer to the show.

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  • Space Command, a series of new and original feature films written, produced, directed by, and starring sci-fi visionaries, has had an annual panel at Comic-Con the last few years – and it looks like this year will be no different.

  • Romina Russell, author of the Zodiac Books series, mentioned on Twitter that the first outing for her upcoming book Wandering Star appears to be Comic-Con.

  • Comic writer Amy Chu announced via Twitter that while she won’t be exhibiting at this year’s convention, she will be on “at least one panel”. More information still TBA.

  • The manga company Seven Seas announced that they’ll be exhibiting at this year’s convention.

  • Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s “The Fantastic Four”, a documentary about the troubled 1994 production of The Fantastic Four, will be making its world premiere at Comic-Con. There’s no word yet on whether this is an offsite or part of the Comic-Con International Film Festival, but we’ll share more information once we have it.

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  • Comic writer and novelist Robert Venditti will be part of the Superpowers & Ordinary Superheroes panel on Sunday, July 12, from 10AM-11AM in Room 25ABC. The panel, which includes Robert Hartman, James Dashner, AG Howard, Marie Lu, Noelle Stevenson, and Venditti, will focus on everyday heroes in media, from movies to TV to books. This could also potentially explain Dashner’s mention that he’ll be at Comic-Con – but we’re still rooting for another appearance for The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
  • Author Nick Cole, best known for The Old Man and the Wasteland, announced on Twitter that he will be appearing at SDCC 2015, as part of Harper Voyager’s Comic-Con plans. Our guess? Probably an appearance, and possibly a signing, at the Harper Collins booth.

  • UDON Entertainment took to Twitter to reveal that they are partnering with Japanese figure maker SpiceSeed for a collaboration, set to debut at SDCC.

Here’s a look at the figure, from SpiceSeed:

  • Holman Wang, one half of the minds behind Star Wars Epic Yarns will be at Comic-Con, according to his Twitter account that he shares with his brother and co-author Jack Wang.

  • The PREVIEWS panel, which focuses on Diamond Previews, is returning to Comic-Con. You can swing by Room 8 on Thursday, July 9 at 12:30PM to hear all the latest news.

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

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