Comic-Con International gets underway with their customary Wednesday evening Preview night, where four day pass holders, special guests, and press are able to get in early with theoretically less foot traffic and snippet what's on the convention floor. Hasbro presented most of their Q3 releases and some exclusive goodies planned for Q4. Read our report and also peep out the photos in our Image Bank!
Oh boy! You know we're excited because Funko revealed a Star Wars: Droids Boba Fett Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head as one of its 2013 Comic-Con exclusives! It will go on sale next week in San Diego, where you can buy yours if I don't get them all first. See more after the jump.
Ja, das haben die Ewoks so gerne! Starwars-Figuren.com has shots of the Kmart-exclusive Ewok Assault Catapult set that was alluded to back at Toy Fair but not seen until, well, now. It has 2 new Ewok figures in a vintage-style box with a catapult accessory and appears to be official Hasbro photography.
Hallmark announces the "Wrath of Rancor" Keepsake ornament as their 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International (July 18-21) and New York Comic Con (October 10-13) exclusive. The piece commemorates the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi featuring Luke Skywalker's epic battle with the Rancor monster underneath Jabba's palace.
Surprise? There is another...Gentle Giant SDCC exclusive. Today's announcement is plenty times awesome, especially for those who are versed in their vintage Kenner history and know that this was only released in Canada and Australia in this packaging format and a Tri-logo card in Europe, but never released in the U.S. (sound familiar 2013 Movie Heroes fans?) The fourth SDCC exclusive is a Jumbo Vintage POTF Yakface complete with coin!
But wait, there's more! Gentle Giant announces a third Star Wars 2013 SDCC/Convention exclusive: McQuarrie Concept C-3PO Minibust! Based on the conceptual art of the great Ralph McQuarrie, the deluxe minibust features two interchangeable heads that represent two different concepts for our favorite golden droid.
It's not Star Wars, but shares the same Kenner DNA. Super7 is rolling out their new ReAction Alien action figure assortment that's based on the cancelled line from 1979 in eloquent style for SDCC. There are four exclusives altogether and two are FREE!
Gentle Giant always tends to offer something nifty and desirable for the summer convention exclusives, like their 3D Yoda and Jumbo Blue Snaggletooth from 2012. For 2013's Comic-Con International, the creative artists from Burbank have announced FIVE Comic-Con exclusives (thus far), with two Star Wars offerings that are bound to be on top of your exclusives wishlist.
It's gimmicky, kiddy, and fun, yet it will likely earn some guffaws from legacy collectors looking for a more 3.75 inch fix. Hasbro announces a second exclusive for this year's San Diego Comic-Con International: An Angry Birds Vintage 12 Pack Action Figure Set!
The new Black Series premieres in fantastic fashion with two of the more iconic characters of the Original Trilogy (who will also reportedly star in their own stand alone spinoff films in 2016 and 2018). Presenting Hasbro loose and packaged photos of the hotly anticipated Comic-Con 2013 exclusive Black Series Boba Fett with Han Solo Carbonite.
The ToysRUs exclusive Vintage Collection Endor AT-AT is now available online for $129.99. TRU.com is currently offering FREE shipping with purchases of $79 or more along with a FREE Star Wars Fighter Pods pack.
An awesome surprise pops up this morning as USA Today unveils the upcoming Comic-Con exclusive Black Series Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite!
I'm a big fan of Diamond Select Toys' vinyl banks - they're pretty cheap, pretty nice, and pretty sizable in an era where things are getting more expensive and smaller. At C2E2 in Chicago this weekend, they'll be selling an Exclusive Star Wars 1:4 Scale Jawa Vinyl Bank. The regular version has a droid caller, the convention exclusive version has a blaster. As a roughly 11-inch tall vinyl bank, it's pretty hefty for the asking price of just $22, particularly considering the low edition size of 250! See the full picture after the jump.
The ToysRUs exclusive The Vintage Collection Endor AT-AT came in a few weeks early, and it couldn't have arrived soon enough with the current doldrum and lack of new Hasbro product we're experiencing in stores.