While I will not be in attendance for next week’s San Diego Comic Con, I will be sure to do my damnedest to keep up with the latest and greatest from the city whose Germanic translation is “Whale’s Vagina”.
San Diego Comic Con kicks off Wednesday, July 23rd with a Preview Night which will surely gobble up a significant portion of all those exclusive toys, statues, and t-shirts that the rest of us nerds will never have a chance at owning.
While my good buddy Matt Guzy from AwesomeToyBlog has published a rather exhaustive list of exclusives that will be available at the show, I’ve narrowed down my want list rather substantially.
Transformers Knights of Cybertron Set – [Hasbro Toy Shop]
I’ve already documented the inherit awesomeness of this exclusive, I never thought I’d see that day where Optimus Prime would be channeling Steven Tyler in a leopard print deco accented by fur. The packaging really sells this exclusive and I’m truly hoping that I will be able to make this happen.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ”Original Comic” Rapheal – [Playmates Toys]
Several years ago NECA took a turn at doing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they appeared in the original Mirage Comics. While the line was cancelled, their popularity has remained strong. Now, Playmates Toys is giving fans another chance with Rapheal (who has always been my personal favorite). This figure will be available for purchase at the Nickelodeon Booth (no word if he’ll be available online after the show).
ROM: The Space Knight Mighty Mugg – [Hasbro Toy Shop]
As documented here last week, this announcement came out of nowhere and delighted me to no end. I have a feeling that this may be the most accessible Hasbro exclusive once SDCC is over. He’s a niche character that may wind up lost on a good number of the speculators that seem to be over taking the pop culture world.
Pulp Fiction’s Gimp In a Box [Super7/Funko]
When Funko announced that they had licensed Pulp Fiction for their ReAction line of throw back action figures, never in a million years would I have expected this release. Of all things Tarantino the concept of a submissive living in a box in the basement of a pawn shop is probably the most terrifying. This is easily one of the most fun exclusives we have had for San Diego Comic Con in years.
What San Diego Comic Con exclusives are you looking to score? Sound off in the comments below!.