SDCC

SDCC 2017 – Kotobukiya’s Showroom

Kotobukiya’s SDCC display was filled with their newest offerings with properties including Marvel, DC, Star Wars and a wide range of anime. Product types included their ArtFX+ statue line, fine art status, Bishoujo statues and more.

Highlights of this year’s new offerings included their first male bishoujo statue, Nightwing and their line of Justice League movie ArtFX+ statues. See these, and more, in the gallery below.

SDCC 2017 – NECA’s Aliens, Predators, Turtles, Quarter Scale and More

NECA’s always a huge fan draw at SDCC due to their ability to hit a sweet spot of quality products from fans’ favorite properties. This year was no exception with an expanding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle line gathering specific attention including the new debut of ‘The Dimension X’ collection.

Of course TMNT is just the tip of the NECA iceberg with new Aliens, Predator, Evil Dead, Marvel and DC figures also featured in the booth.

See the gallery below for images of the entire booth.

Quantum Mechanix SDCC – Star Trek, Supernatural, Marvel, DC, Harry Potter and More

QMx had a number of surprises up their sleeves as SDCC kicked off this year. Their booth featured an expanded selection of 12″ figures including the debut of Star Trek’s Geordi, Riker and an expanded Firefly line.
QMx also featured many new Q-Pop figures which, based on the line wrapping around the booth, have become quite popular with the highlight being new Harry Potter figures.

See all the product on display in the QMx booth below.

Gentle Giant Shares Latest Star Wars, Marvel and Honey Trap at SDCC

From the latest in busts, statues and jumbo action figures, Gentle Giant’s SDCC display was packed full of upcoming Star Wars and Marvel collectibles.

Personal highlights of their booth include a Darth Vader bust from the end of Return of the Jedi which lights up and reveals Vader’s skeleton under his armor, the Jumbo Star Wars Emperor (available with Premier Guild membership) and an amazing pair of statues of Thor and Hulk from Thor: Ragnarok.

Check out these and other collectibles from Gentle Giant in the gallery below.

Mezco’s SDCC Display – Living Dead Dolls, One:12 Collective and More

Mezco’s booth was busy on preview night with people scooping up their exclusives from the show, however I did squeeze in between the crowds and got pictures of all the items in their cases. 

The One:12 Collective line continues to grow with new Justice League and Thor: Ragnarok figures being the standout announcements. If you haven’t taken a good look at these impressive figures, you’re missing out.

Other product lines on display were the Living Dead Dolls, Mez-Itz and more.  You can see everything in the gallery below.

DC Collectibles’ SDCC Preview Night Summary

Each year, DC Collectibles kicks off SDCC Preview night with a special event which showcases all the new product they’ve brought to the show. This year was no exception with the show anchored by the new DC Essentials line of 6.75″ action figures, the Gotham City Garage statue line (the Catwoman statue is amazing) and a new line of stylized vinyl featuring your favorite DC characters. The below gallery contains these and many more items including the latest Batman Animated figures, DC Bombshells and more on display this evening.

Fandango FanShop Celebrates the Con with Exclusive Daily Offerings

In celebration of the biggest pop culture event of the year, Fandango FanShop, the new movie merchandise marketplace from Fandango, is bringing the excitement of San Diego’s convention to fans everywhere with a new program entitled, “Fandango Superfan Weekend,” available at www.fandangofanshop.com/comiccon. Consumers across the country can easily access an extensive lineup of exclusive and new products, with new offers launching throughout the course of the event.

From July 19th through July 23rd, Fandango FanShop will host daily showcases highlighting must-have products. The FanShop promotion will kick off with “The Super Universe,” offering a variety of Batman and Spider-Man-inspired exclusives for the ultimate superhero fan. Buyers will also receive an exclusive Poster Posse print with the purchase of $25.00 or more of Marvel gear on FanShop.

On the second day of the Con, FanShop will launch “Fierce Females” with new products celebrating strong female characters including a “Spider-Gwen” tote and wallet, as well as an exclusive Star Wars-inspired locket necklace. Fans will also have the chance to purchase a variety of exclusive Wonder Woman-inspired fashions that are among FanShop’s best sellers.

FanShop will wrap-up the superfan weekend with a limited number of items capturing “The Beauty of Horror and Sci-Fi,” including colorful pop-culture art prints from renowned artists “Shag” (Josh Agle) and Tom Whalen. The prints will showcase fan-favorite Universal Studios Monsters from popular horror and sci-fi titles such as Frankenstein, The Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein and Dracula, to name a few.

Created especially with the fan in mind, FanShop’s daily offerings include:

The Super Universe (Debuting July 19th)
· Special Offer: Fans buying $25 worth of Marvel gear on FanShop receive an exclusive Poster Posse print free*. The 8×11 poster featuring a matte finish on heavy stock will also be on sale for $29.99. *Limited 500 available. May be subject to an additional shipping charge.
· Exclusive Batman San Diego Pin *Limited 400 available and numbered 1-400
· Exclusive Spider-Man Pin *Limited 500 available
· Exclusive Spider-Man T-Shirts – Young Men’s
· Exclusive Batman T-Shirt – Young Men’s
· Top-Selling FanShop products include:
o Exclusive Wonder Woman Pin Set

o Sprayground Spider-Man Webbed Shark Backpack

o Deadpool Suit Up Adult Crew Socks

o Guardians of the Galaxy Cap

o Guardians of the Galaxy Funko POP!

o Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Cutting Board

o Funko Wonder Woman Rock Candy Figure

Fierce Females (Debuting July 21st)
· Exclusive Star Wars Locket
· Spider-Gwen Tote
· Spider-Gwen Trifold Wallet
· Top-Selling FanShop products include:
o Exclusive Wonder Woman Black Racer Tank

o Exclusive Wonder Woman Scoop Cool Grey T-Shirt

o Wonder Woman Leggings

The Beauty of Horror and Sci-Fi (Debuting July 22nd)
· Art prints from artist “Shag” (Josh Agle) featuring various Universal Studios Monsters from fan-favorite horror and sci-fi titles.*Limited number available
· 10-print folio of the “Universal Studios Classic Monsters” by Tom Whalen
· Star Trek x RockLove Trillion Necklaces
· Top-Selling FanShop products include:
o The Mummy Funko POP!

o Star Wars Darth Vader BBQ Tongs

o Power Rangers Men’s T-Shirt

o Transformers Cuff Links

To accompany FanShop’s vast array of superfan merchandise, FandangoNOW, the fast-growing on-demand video service from Fandango, is also celebrating the Con with the release of customized movie playlists available at www.fandangonow.com/list/fan-favorites.

See site for details on all offers.

Hasbro.com Reveals Two Additional SDCC Exclusives – Last Jedi Luke & Rey, Magic Set

Hasbro.com has posted their SDCC Exclusives this year well in advance of their after show sale, which is lined up for August 14th. 

Among the listed items are two that have not yet been officially announced, a Star Wars Black Series 2 pack of Luke and Rey from ‘The Last Jedi’ and this year’s SDCC exclusive Magic: The Gathering set. Images of the Luke and Rey set hit social media yesterday, but there was no confirmation of the item as an SDCC exclusive. Details on both are below.

STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES LUKE SKYWALKER (JEDI MASTER) & REY (JEDI TRAINING)

Kids and fans alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love.

A Tatooine farmboy. A Jakku scavenger. An unknown story. A path waiting to be discovered.

This Star Wars The Black Series pack, featuring 1 6-inch-scale Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) and 1 6-inch scale Rey (Jedi Training) figure is inspired by Rey’s quest to find the lost Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker. With multiple points of articulation and movie-inspired design, this Black Series 2-pack has been created for ultimate collectability and display. Featuring authentic, true-to-story detail, the Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) and Rey (Jedi Training) figures and accessories let fans and collectors alike imagine the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker challenging Rey’s expectations as he teaches her the ways of the Force.

MAGIC: THE GATHERING 2017 PLANESWALKER PACK

Includes a 24” x 36” screen print of Nicol Bolas illustrated by Brandon Holt. Produced in collaboration with Mondo. Printed by D&L on Magic: The Gathering card stock. Nicol Bolas is an iconic Magic character who first made an appearance in the game in 1994 and has been a powerful fan favorite since.
·6 Planeswalker cards with exclusive artwork by illustrator, Vincent Proce
·Characters include Gideon Jura™, Jace Beleren®, Liliana Vess®, Chandra Nalaar®, Nissa Revane™ & Nicol Bolas™

FanSets and Warner Bros. Team Up to Create Collectible Justice League Pins for Official SDCC Swag Bags

FanSets, the limited-edition collectibles company, and Warner Bros have joined forces to create an amazing collectible for San Diego Comic-Con’s official carry-all bags this year. Hidden within the 20 different Warner Bros. designed bags, distributed to attendees when checking in at the show this week, is one of six different exclusive FanSets DC Comics Justice League pins featuring iconic Super Heroes Batman, The Flash, Supergirl, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Arrow. The pins are designed to appeal to casual and serious collectors who will definitely want to add these to their collections. This marks the eighth year that Warner Bros. is providing the official bag of the world’s leading comics and pop culture convention.
“We are very excited and honored to be recognized as the premiere pin provider for DC Comics and showcasing our product to the greatest gathering of fans in the country,” said FanSets partner, Lew Halboth.

In addition to providing the six DC Super Hero pins for the Warner Bros. Comic-Con bags, FanSets has also created exclusive collectible pins for both ThinkGeek and Fandango FanShop. At the ThinkGeek booth (#3349), fans will find an exclusive tribute pin for the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation featuring the Terran Empire insignia – the only crew not to have an episode in the Mirror Universe.  On fandangofanshop.com fans will be able to collect the exclusive Rebirth Batman pin as he watches over the convention. Both pins are licensed and have limited runs, the Fandango pin being a numbered piece of 400.

FanSets, launched in 2016, produces limited edition pins and pin sets for such sci-fi and comic legends as Star Trek, DC Comics, Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, Firefly, Alien, Valiant Comics and new major licenses soon to be announced. In the past year, FanSets has created over 100 high-quality, collectible pins just for DC Comics alone

Cyanide & Happiness To Launch Exclusive Line of Mini-Figures at San Diego Comic-Con

Cyanide & Happiness,” in association with global media company Studio71, is launching it’s first-ever line of collectible mini-figures at San Diego Comic-Con. The line comprises 12 unique “Cyanide & Happiness” characters hand-picked from the archives to create a truly collectible line. All mini-figures are packed in individual boxes that look the same, so fans have no way of knowing what character they will get. However, there’s an opportunity at Comic Con for fans to purchase a convention-exclusive set with all 12 mini-figures that comes with an additional bonus “Golden God” figure.

The “Cyanide & Happiness” mini-figures will be sold at an exclusive pop-up shop at Comic-Con at Luce Loft (1037 J Street, San Diego, CA), starting at 11 am PT on Thursday, July 22. As an added bonus, “Cyanide & Happiness” writer and illustrator Rob DenBleyker will be on hand signing all mini-figures purchased that day.

The “Cyanide and Happiness” mini-figure line is the latest offering from Explosm Entertainment and has been developed in partnership with Studio71. The mini-figures follow the debut of Explosm’s hugely popular card game Joking Hazard, which became the second most-successful card game in Kickstarter history, and custom Cyanide and Happiness Emoji and Avatar Generator app, which has been downloaded more than a million times since its launch March 2017 launch. 

“Our fans have been asking about collectible ‘Cyanide & Happiness’ figures for ages, and we’re excited to finally be bringing them to life with Studio71. It feels like all of the ‘Cyanide & Happiness’ short and episode characters came to life and are now sitting on my shelf judging me,” Rob DenBleyker, writer and illustrator of “Cyanide & Happiness.

“Cyanide & Happiness is a wildly-popular global brand that is constantly pushing the boundaries of content creation with their innovative offerings. We are delighted to partner with them once again on this new line of collectibles,” said Javon Frazier, EVP of Strategy and Business Development at Studio71.

The “Cyanide & Happiness” mini-figures include the following characters:

  • Ultrasoldier
  • Ketchup Cowboy
  • Lunk
  • Senor Cleanfist
  • Shark Rad
  • Clawford
  • Satan
  • God
  • Blue Shirt Guy
  • Ketchup Man
  • Green Shirt Guy
  • Butt Shark

Starting Monday, July 24, the mini-figures will be available for purchase on the Explosm.net site here.

Power Rangers Plans for SDCC

SDCC is right around the corner and our friends over at Saban sent over a summary of everything Power Rangers that’s planned for this years’ show.

Throughout the convention look for Dino Super Charge Rangers and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and be sure to grab a photo. For the first time in several years the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger joins the gang.

Lionsgate/nWay will host a Legacy Wars tournament at the Lionsgate booth, which includes the participation of the Green Ranger Jason David Frank throughout the show. Lionsgate will be giving away branded hoodies and shirts as prizes, be distributing Power Ranger slap bracelets and host the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for photo ops.

The Bandai America booth will feature a GIF booth which will allow fans to superimpose themselves into the MMPR morhing sequence. Bandai America will also be offering a number of exclusives at the show including the Zeo Black/Gold Communicator ($100), Tokyo Vinyl Black/Gold Megazord ($60), Legacy Movie Megazord ($40) and Micro Morphins Capsule Figures ($25) – note that limited quantities will be available each day.

There will be several Power Rangers specific panels at the show. Details are below:

Official SDCC Panel

  • ABOUT: Power Rangers will host an official SDCC panel inside the convention center, which will focus on consumer products, featuring current and upcoming news from the franchise.
  • WHEN: Thursday, 7/20; Time: 12-1:00 PM
  • WHERE: Room 25ABC
  • WHO: Moderator – Nerdist’s Dan Casey; Panelists include Saban Brands’ rep Jason Bischoff and select partners (i.e. nWay, Pop Culture Shock, Imaginext, etc.)
  • WHAT: Panel will include panelist discussion and audience Q+A with prizes/giveaways for fans who ask questions

Boom! Studios Comic Panel – Booth #2229

  • WHO: Host – Melissa Flores, Saban Brands Director of Development and Production; Moderator – Ciara Hanna, Yellow SMF Ranger
  • WHEN: Friday, 7/21; Time: 11:30 – 12:30PM
  • DETAILS:
  • Following panel (1-1:50 pm) signing with Ciara Hanna; writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Kyle Higgins; Writer, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, Ryan Parrott; and artist, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, Dan Mora
  • Giveaway of exclusive MMPR slap bracelet and MMPR costume character appearances at booth
  • Selling exclusive variant covers and launching the new ongoing Go Go Power Rangers series

In addition to the exclusives available at the Bandai America booth, these other exclusives will be available.

Entertainment Earth – Booth #2343

  • Micro Morphins Capsule Figures ($25)

Funko – Booth #5341:

  • 6” Pop Megazord ($14.99)

Monogram Direct  – Booth #3645

  • Saban’s Power Rangers Figural Keyring ($39.99)
  • Added features include 2 exclusive Metallic Colored Red & Blue Rangers for SDCC only

BOOM! Studios – Booth #2229

  • Jim Lee Tribute Covers  – $20 individual/$75 for set of 4 individual comics/$100 for the pullout version including entire panoramic                      
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17 SDCC Exclusive                                
  • Go Go Power Rangers #1 SDCC Exclusive A                            
  • Go Go Power Rangers #1 SDCC Exclusive B
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2017 Annual                                    
  • Go Go Power Rangers #1 (Panorama/Pull-out)

 

The Loyal Subjects SDCC Exclusives Release Schedule

The Loyal Subjects have announced their SDCC exclusives for this year’s show. As in previous years, exclusive products are released at specfic times during the show. You can see the release schedule below.

Wednesday 7/19

  • 6:00PM – Mega Man GID (Smiling)
  • 7:00 PM – Lion-O Metallic
  • 8:00 PM – Lickety Split Pearlescent (My Little Pony)

Thursday 7/20

  • 10:00AM – Panthro GID
  • 12:00PM – Mega Man Metallic
  • 1:00PM – MOTU Metallic 4pack #1
  • 3:00PM – Ryu vs. Blanca and Yoshinori Ono signing
  • 5:00PM – Eren and Mikasa Crying
  • 6:00PM – Metallic Alpha 5

Friday 7/21

  • 10:00AM – Zero GID
  • 11:00AM – Gold “Burp….” Gudetama
  • 12:00PM – Cheetara GID
  • 1:00PM – Chun-Li vs. Sagat
  • 3:00PM – Eren + Annie (Fear)
  • 5:00PM – Snuzzle Clear Glitter
  • 6:00PM – Lion-O GID

Saturday 7/22

  • 10:00AM – Skull Man GID
  • 12:00PM – Clear Blue Toothless
  • 1:00 PM – Mumm-Ra GID
  • 3:00PM – Violent Ken vs. Black M. Bison
  • 4:00PM – Translucent White Ranger
  • 5:00PM – Female Titan Crying
  • 6:00 PM – Lickety Split Clear Glitter

Sunday 7/23

  • 10:00 AM -Mega Man X GID (Shouting)
  • 12:00 PM – Firefly Flocked
  • 1:00 PM signing by Kevin Eastman
  • 2:00PM – Metallic MOTU 4-pack #2
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