Toy Maniac: SDCC 2012 Exclusives Update (Mania.com)
By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Friday, June 08, 2012
The San Diego Comic is only 33 days away and the hype for Nerdvana is mounting. The Toy Maniac is gathering up all his nerd gear in preparation for the big event. His main advantage this year is that he is driving to the SDCC. The worry of shipping and traveling the over sized items is not a concern. So without further eloquence, let’s get on with the most recent list of SDCC Exclusives.
Every year Sideshow Collectibles has pre-sales for their Comic Con Exclusives. This year they have been teasing us with what they will be. I’ve missed a few of the Star Wars ones in the past. This year I am getting that Snowtrooper. Check out their official SDCC 2012 page here. If you miss the pre-sales or they sell out, check in with the Sideshow booth as they do sell items that aren’t not picked up.
The other one I am really looking forward to is this premium format figure of Hawkeye (check out the production video here).
We saw a few items from Hasbro in the Toy Maniac SDCC 2012 update (check it out here). Hasbro announced this week that the Masters of Evil will be featured in a SDCC Box Set. “Fueled by a raging need for vengeance against Captain America, Baron Zemo hatches a masterful plan. Not foolish enough to face the Avengers alone, he strategically forms one of the most powerful groups of villains ever assembled. The Masters of Evil 3-Pack includes Baron Zemo, Radioactive Man and Tiger Shark all appearing in 3.75” scale, and united for a singular purpose: destroying Earth's Mightiest Heroes” (Price $29.99; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329). I doubt we have seen the last of Hasbro’s SDCC 2012 exclusives.
“It's almost that time of year again... the time of year when Diamond Select Toys hops on a plane across the country to attend the biggest pop-culture convention in America! San Diego's Comic-Con International 2012 will run from July 12-15, and DST will have a ton of fun events for you to attend, including a Minimates panel, a Battle Beasts signing, our Build-a-Minimate station and some cool, cool giveaways. But this year will also be a huge year for DST's exclusive toys! In partnership with Diamond Comics Distributors and the Previews catalog, DST will have the following exclusive items available for sale at their booth this year, and there's something for everyone!
AVX: Avengers Vs. X-Men Marvel Minimates Box Set
The hottest comics crossover of the summer is now the coolest con-exclusive Minimate 4-pack! Hope Summers may be humanity's destroyer or mutantkind's savior, but whichever it is, three of the most powerful mutants in the X-Men army have united to protect her from Captain America and the Avengers. Hope's first-ever Minimate 2-inch minifigure is joined by three brand-new Minimates of Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Colossus in his new Juggernaut-inspired look. Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).
Amazing Spider-Man Movie Metallic Bust
Diamond Select Toys' bust of Spider-Man from the new Amazing Spider-Man movie just got even more amazing! This SDCC-exclusive version sports a metallic paint scheme, stands almost 10 inches tall and is limited to only 600 pieces! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607). Limited to 600 pieces.
Amazing Spider-Man Sewer Battle Marvel Minimates 2-Pack
In this summer's blockbuster movie, the Amazing Spider-Man and the ferocious Lizard did battle under the streets of New York City, and Diamond Select Toys is adding to their popular movie assortment with two new Minimates! Tiny two-inch minifigures of Spidey and the Lizard get a splash of sewage in this exclusive two-pack. Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).
Battle Beasts Minimates Vorin and Zik 2-Pack
The first series of Battle Beasts Minimates won't be out until this fall, but Diamond Select Toys is offering fans a preview set that's only at SDCC! The fully painted two-pack of 2-inch Beasts includes the heroic ram Vorin, star of the IDW comic series, and an all-new villainous dragonfly character, Zik! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).
Star Wars R2-R9 Vinyl Bank
From Diamond Select Toys' popular line of Star Wars banks comes a new, exclusive droid! Only available at SDCC, this 10-inch vinyl bank of R2-R9 from "Episode I: The Phantom Menace" has a slot in the back for storing your loose change, not to mention your secret battle plans. Best of all, this 1/4 scale figure fits in perfectly with your Ultimate Quarter Scale action figure collection! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).
Walking Dead Minimates Rick and Zombie 2-Pack
The first two Walking Dead Minimates from Diamond Select Toys are only at SDCC! This two-pack of 2-inch minifigures includes a "battle-damaged" version of Officer Rick Grimes and a casual-attire zombie! Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607).
Femme Fatales Apparition Darkchylde Variant PVC Statue
This sneak-peek version of Diamond Select Toys' upcoming Femme Fatales statue is a dream come true! Featuring comic book heroine Darkchylde in stunning white, this 11-inch-tall statue is based on artwork by creator Randy Queen, and limited to only 100 pieces. Available only at the Diamond Select Toys booth (#2607)! Limited to 100 pieces”. - Diamond Select
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Robert Trate writes three weekly columns for Mania: the DVD Shopping Bag, the Toy Maniac, and The Geek Life. Follow Robert on Twitter for his for Geek ramblings, Cosplay photos and film criticisms.