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, Transformers, My Little Pony, or the rest of these lines, you must commit to the Hasbro exclusive war. Note that this year, Hasbro will be participating in the new Online Exclusives Portal lottery on select days.
If you miss out in person, you’ll have another chance to score Hasbro’s SDCC exclusives on August 13 on their web store.
Take a look at what will be bringing many tears of joy and frustration to this year’s Comic-Con:
[UPDATE July 10 – #2] There’s a new Transformers Trading Card Game hitting retail later this year – but first, fans at San Diego Comic-Con will get a first look at four cards for the game. There will be limited quantities available for purchase at the Hasbro booth for $14.99. Each set contains two Transformers character cards (CliffJumper – Renegade Warrior and Slipstream – Strategic Seeker) and two battle cards (All-Out Attack and Tandem Targeting System) which won’t be available in the retail set.
[UPDATE July 10] Hasbro has teamed up with Razor to bring you a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Transformers Bumblee A-Kick Scooter. Screen Rant got your first look at the variant edition, which is made from aircraft grade aluminum in a limited edition yellow colorway with black anodized telescoping T-bar and brake, and Bumbleemovie movie style griptape. It will retail for $79.99 at Hasbro’s booth – and a limited number will be available at Razor.com after the convention.
[UPDATE July 9 – #2] My Little Ponies are going decidedly retro, with Hasbro’s latest San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. that SDCC attendees will get a My Little Pony Established 1983 Greatest Hits Set, which features Pinkie Pie reimagined in an 80’s-inspired aerobic ensemble, and Rainbow Dash reimagined with a rainbow mohawk and punk get-up. Each figure is 3″, and the set includes 3 casette-inspired collector cards with 80’s themed depictions of pony fans. The set will retail for $19.99. Totally tubular!
[UPDATE July 9] Hasbro’s latest San Diego Comic-Con exclusive is a Star Wars Forces of Destiny Chewbacca and Porgs Set. The set includes an electronic, “lavishly furry” Chewbacca figure, which makes sounds when activated, as well as two adult porg figures, and a porglet nest with two baby porgs that feature “soft flocking that makes them a delight to hold and feel”. Awww. The set will retail for $49.99 at Hasbro’s booth.
[UPDATE July 4] Hasbro’s latest San Diego Comic-Con exclusive is a Marvel Legends Series Red Skull Figure & Electronic Tesseract. The set includes a 6″ Red Skull figure with a mini Tesseract, as well as a 3.63 square-inch Tesseract, which lights up in alternating light patterns and includes a seamless battery install for an authentic look and feel. It will retail for $59.99.
[UPDATE July 3] Fans have been eagerly awaiting this year’s SDCC exclusive Magic: The Gathering set, and IGN has the details on the new set. This year’s new exclusive Timeless Legends Magic: The Gathering set features five Planeswalker cards with characters Gideon, Jura, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Chandra Nalaar, and Nissa Revane. Each of the cards in the Timeless Legends set was designed to explore the ties that bind present Dominaria heroes to icons of the past. The set will retail for $99.
[UPDATE July 2] Hidden Remote has Hasbro’s latest San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, the Transformers: Generations Power of the Primes Throne of the Primes. The SDCC exclusive set features Nexus Prime, Amalgamous Prime, Prima Prime and the Legendary 13th Prime Comic-Con exclusive Prime Master figures. There’s also a Scepter of Sparks accessory, designed to hold four Prime Master figures. The Halo of Primus display can be used to create a display of Prime Master power, with the ability to hold 12 Prime Master figures. It will retail for $69.99.
[UPDATE June 29] io9 reports that Hasbro will have a retro 80’s-themed Bumblebee Vol. 1 Retro Rock Garage at Booth #3329. While not quite the same Transformer we grew up with in the 80’s, this Bumblebee is much more intricate and designed after the Bumblebee prequel set to release December 21 of this year. Don’t worry; Soundwave is nowhere in sight. However, you will get two transforming cassettes, Dairu and Uruaz, who were originally only available in Japan (if you don’t know how cassettes and cars go together, ask your parents). You can pick up this item at the booth for $60, or if you want to take your chances, a limited number will be made available after SDCC.
The Hollywood Reporter shared Hasbro’s next San Diego Comic-Con exclusive – a Marvel Legends Series Defenders Rail Authority 5-Pack. The set features all your favorite Netflix Marvel characters, including Daredevil (with an unmasked head), Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Colleen Wing. The 6” figures include multiple points of articulation, and will retail for $124.99.
[UPDATE June 13] Hasbro’s next 2018 exclusives are also from the wonderful world of Star Wars. Like their other exclusives, you’ll be able to purchase these sets at San Diego Comic-Con and FanExpo Canada. First up is the Black Series Centerpiece Rey (Starkiller Base) & Kyle Ren Figure, featuring the epic battle between Rey and Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens. The 6-inch scene will retail for $109.99, includes an exclusive water mister for steam effects and an acrylic light-up backdrop.
This is followed by the classic scene of Han Solo and one of those pesky mynocks from The Empire Strikes Back with The Black Series Han Solo & Mynock Figures. While in the box, Han appears on the Millennium Falcon’s exit ramp with a breathing mask and fog to set the scene inside the belly of a gigantic space slug. The set will sell for $34.99.
[UPDATE June 5] Fans have been (im)patiently waiting for Hasbro’s first San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, and they finally gave us the goods this morning: Hasbro will be bringing a Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Doctor Aphra Comic Set based on the Marvel Star Wars comics, including her killer droid pals, Triple Zero (or o-o-o) and BT-1. The 3.75″ scale “The Vintage College” three-pack will retail for $49.99, and comes in vintage packaging, and includes three accessories. You’ll be able to grab the figures at San Diego Comic-Con, FanExpo Canada, and in limited quanties online at the Hasbro Toy Shop after SDCC.
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