San Diego Comic Con 2012 is quickly approaching (July 11th-15th). As another year of nerdy goodness comes our way, so does a slew of new and exciting exclusive toys/collectibles.
Having scoured the net for SDCC items, I can’t say I’m that impressed with this years selection. Past years have been better. Still, there’s enough desirables to break a toy geeks wallet. I for one, want the He-man power sword letter opener, Hasbro’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and the Star Wars Special Edition Carbonite Chamber Collectors Pack. Oh, and I want the (resurrected) JEM doll by Hasbro. What? Jem is contagious. Jem is outrageous! And I expect you, the reader, to buy them for me. Come on, I supply you with news and entertainment everyday. The least you can do is buy me a few toys. Eh, I kid. You don’t have to buy me toys. Naked pictures of your mom would be adequate recompense.*smirk*
So, I rifled off the 4 biggest collector items, but there’s a lot more product. So much so that Comic Con should be renamed Collectible Con. Meh, lame joke. How about we get to the toys, shall we?
Hit the jump for a list of the things you want, the things you need and everything you can’t have.
Mezco ThunderCats Mumm-Ra Double Pack. 14-inch Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living figure complete with glow-in-the-dark skin, but also a brand-new sculpt of his other form, Mumm-Ra the Tiny and Decrepit.
Action Figure Xpress He-man Power Sword Letter Opener. Wield He-Man’s Power Sword from your desk and swiftly open your mail! Crafted in metal, the He-Man Power Sword letter opener measures approximately 7 inches long and stores nicely in the Castle Grayskull Business Card Holder (sold separately). Price: TBA
Diamond Select Toys’ Amazing Spider-Man Movie Metallic Bust. The shiny bust of Andrew Garfield’s new web-crawler stands almost 10 inches tall. Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (Booth #2401) and Diamond Select Toys (#2607). Limited to 600 pieces. Price: TBA
Joss Whedon. Toy versions of Joss Whedon will be packaged along with collector’s DVDs of Morgan Spurlock’s geek-culture documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Whedon will be one of four collectible figurines (perhaps “action figure” is too strong a word, since the joints don’t seem to move), joining Spurlock, comic book icon Stan Lee, and Internet fanboy extraordinaire Harry Knowles.
Hallmark Ornament Exclusives The card company has three different ornament exclusives: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 4-LOM and Zuckuss 2 Pack (run of 1000, Price: $35), Batman from 1986′s The Dark Knight Returns (run of 875, Price: $25), 1978 series Battlestar Galactica Cylon Centurion (run of 750, Price: $25). Hallmark’s booth is in the Lucasfilm Pavilion.
Thundercats Classic Thundertank Statue. With a detailed cockpit, this polystone statue is limited to only 600 pieces and costs $70.
Factory Entertainment’s Men in Black Worm Guy Shakems A 7″ tall Worm Guy drinking his coffee and smoking a cigarette. Limited to 500 pieces. Price: $25.00
McFarlane Toys Michonne from The Walking Dead. The new Con exclusive is a bloody variant of Michonne with her signature clock from her first appearance. The Michonne exclusive will be a Skybound Exclusive and is set to retail for $25
Masters of Evil will be featured in a SDCC Box Set 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)
Hasbro Star Wars Special Edition Carbonite Chamber Collector’s Pack A massive carrier that features one figure from each film in the Saga individually carded with packaging that pays tribute to a “lost” line look that Kenner considered before going with their classic black-and-silver look. This special collector’s pack will be the only place to get a 3.75-inch carded Jar Jar Binks in carbonite, which will be hidden in the center of the packaging. Available through HasbroToyShop.com Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con. Price: $69.99
Habro’s Jem and The Holograms Special Edition Doll The fully articulated HOLLYWOOD JEM doll stands 12 inches tall and features rooted pink hair and stunning long eyelashes. Looking fabulously fashionable in capri pants, black high-heel pumps, and a shiny gold-toned jacket (complete with shoulder pads!), HOLLYWOOD JEM is ready to rock the stage. As the leader of JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, the HOLLYWOOD JEM doll comes complete with a microphone and silver chromed microphone stand. When the tour is complete, fans can display their doll proudly using the included doll stand. Each HOLLYWOOD JEM Special Edition Doll comes with a certificate of authenticity and a souvenir postcard with artwork from the original JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS line. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com. Price: $125.00
Hasbro’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Super Helicarrier A monster play-set from The Avengers over four feet long, has six projectile missiles and comes with exclusive 3.75 inch Captain America and Maria Hill figures. Price: $129.99
Transformers Deluxe Bruticus Combiner Five deluxe scale ‘combiner’ action figures snap together to make this Decepticon bad boy seen in a special deco from the upcoming video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron from Activision. Available through HasbroToyShop.com Booth #3329. Price: $99.99
Matty Collector’s Ghostbusters Dana as Zuul Gatekeeper of Gozer A 6″ figure of Sigourney Weaver’s Dana Barret as Zuul on a bench style display base. She comes with two interchangeable lower bodies for display. Pre-orders are sold out but the figure can be bought on the show floor. Price: $25.00
Matty Collector’s Vikron from Masters of the Universe Classic. What looks like a set of 3 different toys is a actually the start of an 80′s franchise: the original pitch line of Masters of the Universe, courtesy of Mattel. One figure that’s packed to the brim with accessories that can change He-man into a barbarian, a weird military/human hybrid and another barbarian, except this one has a jetpack. It was the eighties, what else would you expect? Price:$30
DC Comics Vertigo Death Neil Gaiman’s incredible 8″ Death gets a detailed figure that comes on an amazing skull base! Price: $25.00.
Quantum Mechanix’s Firefly Little Damn Heroes® Shepherd Book Maquette The enigmatic preacher gets his own polystone statue in a numbered, limited edition of 1,000 statues and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Price: 39.95
NECA Cloaked City Hunter Predator The universe’s nastiest killers get a 7″ tall figure celebrating their invisibility ability. It comes with a trophy skull prop. Edition size and Price: TBA
NECA’s Hero from the Sky Ash Who doesn’t love an action figure that looks like Bruce Campbell? To commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Evil Dead 2, Ash is fully articulated, sepia-colored and comes with a base, chainsaw and shotgun accessories. Edition size and price: TBA.
Square Enix’s The Joker from Batman: Arkham Asylum Based on the video game adaptation, the exclusive black and white The Joker action figure features over 26 points of articulation with interchangeable hands and his trademark weapons. Only available for pre-order at the Square Enix Online Store while supplies last. Price: $59.99
Bif Bang Pow! Tardis Set An incredible collection that includes Doctor Who coasters, a travel mug and a TARDIS themed tin. Price: $24.99.