The Round-Up: SDCC Exclusive-palooza!
Monday, July 2nd, 2012 by Pixel Dan
San Diego Comic Con is very quickly approaching! With that, as always, comes a slew of limited addition, pricey, must-have-because-we-can’t-resist exclusive toys! So naturally, that’s the main focus of this week’s Round-Up.
- Action Figure Xpress currently has all of their exclusives available for Pre-Order right now. This will allow you to pay now, and then simply pick-up at SDCC. Among the items available at their booth are the Icon Heroes He-Man Power Sword Letter Opener, the Battle Beasts MiniMates 2-Pack, and this newly revealed box set of ThunderCats MiniMates!
- Mezco has announced their full list of SDCC Exclusives. Some of theirs I find very exciting this year, such as the metallic Earthworm Jim figure and the GitD 14″ Mumm-Ra.
- In case you missed the big news last week, Hasbro officially announced the return of Jem and the Holograms at this year’s SDCC! Partnering with Integrity Toys, Hasbro is kicking the line off with a high-end collectible doll of Hollywood Jem! I was pretty excited about this at first, but then I saw the Truly Outrageous price tag of $125! Ouch! Still, I’m happy for the die-hard Jem fans out there.
- Not exclusives, but still worth mentioning. Lou Scheimer, founder of Filmation, is making his last convention appearance with a panel at SDCC! I’m really bummed I’m going to miss this, as my flight gets in at the same time this panel starts. Also worth noting, Toy Masters, the documentary about the creation of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe toy line, is screening at SDCC as well. However, I’m going to miss this one as well, as the screening takes place during the He-Man.org Power Party. Unfortunate scheduling, there.
- MattyCollector just kicked off their SDCC’s Most Wanted sale. I’m not sure why they called it that, as it doesn’t really have anything to do with current SDCC exclusives. But there are a lot of items re-listed, in case you missed anything.
- Speaking of Matty, the MattyPalooza panel is Friday the 13th at noon EST. Mattel will be revealing new figures for next year, including MOTUC Mosquitor! On top of that, they are introducing a brand new subscription line for next year. Any guesses on what it might be? My money is on Back to the Future…but that’s just a guess.
That wraps it up for now! i’m sure there will be more SDCC tidbits as we get closer to the show. If so, I’ll post them here! Stay tuned!