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I’ve always been a big advocator for Hasbro Toys. And that’s not because they send me free swag (OK, maybe that does sway me a little bit). This purveyor of plastic toy things get my attention by dominating the marketplace with their Transformers, Star Wars, G.I. Joe and Marvel lines, and because they offer the coolest of collectibles. Case in point: I came home from my honeymoon last night (yeah, Mrs. Nerd Bastards and I got married, w00t!) to find a big ole’ 3 foot tall (that’s taller than Kenny Baker) box on my door step. Now, I don’t always open packages, but when I do, I tear into it as if it’s the most important thing. My eyes widened… Hasbro sent Nerd Bastards two of the biggest and best of it’s 2013 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives: Transformers Metroplex and Marvel’s Thunderbolts.

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Holy waffles! I’m speechless (well, not really, else this would be a pretty boring post). This is what I mean by cool. Not many toy companies have the bankroll or interest to produce such big and high quality items such as these; event exclusives no less.

Here’s some more info on Thunderbolts and Metroplex:

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Marvel Legends Thunderbolts ($89.99)

Hasbro Marvel San Diego Comic Con exclusive to be a box set featuring 6″ Marvel Legend figures based on Luke Cage’s Thunderbolts team. The set includes Judith Chambers, Ghost, Crossbones, Cage and Moonstone. The figures are based on designs by Thunderbolts comic artist Kev Walker. The packaging is made to look like the Thunderbolts tower. I, for one, don’t know much about the Thunderbolts (little behind on my Marvel reading) but imma start catching up. This is a super awesome set. It’s such a mighty looking display.

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Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex ($149.99)

The Transformers generation Titan Class Metroplex is the largest converting Transformer toy at over 2 feet tall. Metroplex converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an Autobot City! This special edition version of Metroplex features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, as well as a legends-scale Scamper figure and 12 miniature Autobot and Decepticon figures to inhabit his Autobot city mode.

If you’re at Comic Con this week (Both #3329), then you are evoking the jealousy of every nerd/geek who couldn’t attend. You go to Habro’s booth and you buy their awesome selection of Exclusives. Not because you want to, but because you can. You keep em’ and be the envy of friends, or you be a good guy and sell them to the less fortunate at a reasonable price, or you become a villain by putting them on Ebay and making a small fortune. The choice is yours.

Note: If you wish to see Hasbro other SDCC offerings (and their are many) then check out our Guide to Comic Con Exclusives – The Stuff You Want Want, The Things You Need and Everything You Can’t Afford.

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