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Toy Maniac: SDCC 2012 Exclusives

Our first look

By Robert T. Trate     May 25, 2012

 The San Diego Comic Con is only 47 days away. If you haven’t booked your hotel yet you had better get on it. If you didn’t buy tickets yet, well you’re not going. No Comic Con for you, sorry. However you aren’t completely shut out of all the Nerdvana goodies. Many companies such as Hasbro and Mattel offer online purchases for those of you at home. They have to (see why here). 

The insanity starts for the Comic Con exclusives in February with Toy Fair. Many companies hint at what they will have, others simply state it. Personally, I love getting them on the show room floor. It adds to the joy of Comic Con. On the flip side, I hate carrying them around and waiting in those damn lines. 


As I mentioned before Comic Con is 47 days away. Here is the Toy Maniac’s first look at the San Diego Comic Con Exclusives. 


QMx SDCC Exclusives


QMx is company I had the pleasure of meeting with at WonderCon this year (see coverage). Their work is not only pristine but affordable, too. They possess a wide variety of licenses; all of which we love here at Mania. Here are their first two SDCC Exclusives. Check out the official site here


Battlestar Galactica Admiral Adama Animated Maquette - Price: 59.95


Book - Firefly Little Damn Heroes Maquette #7 - Price: 39.95




They are now the best organized, the most sought after, and there is always one “must buy” from Mattel. MattyCollector is a force to be reckoned with at Comic Con. Competition is so fierce that they have even removed embedding from their sight. If you want to check out their SDCC Exclusives, look here. Last year their Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was the big seller. This year “Death” (from Vertigo Comics) looks pretty good. 


Hasbro Exclusives


Hasbro had a few exclusives at Toy Fair but since then have announced a few more. Their Transformer exclusives always go very quickly. They also carry a hefty price (before and after they are sold).


Rust in Peace Cliff Jumper - Price: Unknown



Decepticon Bruticus Special Edition Figure - Price: Unknown (expect it to be at least $100)



3 GI Joe Retaliation SDCC Exclusives - Price: Various



These will probably be easier to get than the Transformers. Maybe not the HISS Tank (as it transformers into the Decpticon Shockwave), but the figures are always available. 


Hasbro always has a great Star Wars Comic Con Exclusive. This year they are hitting the fans with a Carbon Frozen Jar Jar Binks. He’ll be one of seven figures and come packed in a Carbon Freezing Chamber style box (price unknown). So, yes, you will be getting two Jar Jar figures. 

- Jar Jar Binks – Episode I (regular style)

- Clone Trooper Lieutenant – Episode II

- Shock Trooper – Episode III

- Sandtrooper (with Sentry Droid) – Episode IV

- Princess Leia (Bespin Gown) – Episode V

- Darth Vader (Emperor’s Wrath) – Episode VI

The San Diego Comic Con Exclusives are still coming in. Even now the SDCC website has only a few listed (see here). Toys are not the only exclusives at Comic Con. There are exclusive comics, t-shirts, posters...

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.


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goldeneyez 5/25/2012 7:51:20 AM

This seems like it will be a pretty meh year for Comic Con collectibles. Last year Cobra Comander with the Starscream Sky Striker was pretty cool. Actually I think the Shockwave Hiss tank is OK, the problem for me is it doesn't look like the original HISS tanks looked (contrast this to Starscream actually passing for an old style Sky Striker). I googled the Hasbro stuff, and what raised the bar for the Shockwave Hiss tank is that it comes with Destro, a Cobra B.A.T., a briefcase filled with money, mini Energon cubes, and a mini Soundwave in cassette mode with several cassettes. I don't think any of the transformers (including the tank) actually transform though. I didn't think the Starscream Sky Striker did last year either though.


millean 5/25/2012 8:18:39 AM

Yay, a special edition Jar Jar Binks!

Too bad he wasn't frozen in carbonite during Episode I.


millean 5/25/2012 8:19:28 AM

That Bruticus does look pretty sweet, though.

ultrazilla2000 5/25/2012 8:46:55 AM

The Shockwave tank does not transform, goldeneyez is correct.  It's still cool though, especially the remolded parts to look like Shockwaves gun tip.  I'm all about that Bruticus though!  Those figures are being released to big box stores individually, but with a different color scheme.  The lure of this one is having them all in a huge gift set, and in G1 colors.  Love it!

DarthoftheDead 5/25/2012 11:13:15 AM

Love that Jar Jar

DaForce1 5/25/2012 3:29:46 PM

Hasblo sucks. They could go the pre-order route that Mattel does (which is INFINITELY better than the raffle system), but they don't. Hence, security is always swarming the Hasblo booth to keep the crowds from forming, while the Mattel booth is usually few minutes wait to buy new items.

demonfire 5/27/2012 7:54:33 PM

loving the look of Bruiticus and death is interesting wonder if it means mattel finaly got the okay to branch out  to vertigo like stactions or statues. that star wars set is worth getting mostly for jar jar  in carbonite

BunyonSnipe 5/28/2012 3:04:25 PM

To bad he wasn't chopped up into sushi by Darth Maul!



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