BlueLine Edition Batman and Krypto Plush will be available at SDCC
DC Collectibles announced two exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con via USA Today. For action figure fans, Jim Lee debuted a “BlueLine Edition” Batman, which he designed with a unique pencil deco. There will be two versions of the figure. The standard version ($40) will come with a Jim Lee Batman print on blueline paper. The limited version will be a run of 150 pieces and will feature a signed unique sketch from Lee. There’ll be fifty each of Batman, Harley Quinn, and the Joker – those will run you $300 each at the show and will likely go Bat-sh*t crazy in the after-market.
The second exclusive is a much more budget-friendly plush Krypto, for $9.99. Krypto is part of the 6-inch DC Super Pets plush line, which also includes Dex-Starr, Hoppy, and Streaky. I’m disappointed there’s no Ace the Bat-Hound yet.
Adds Ever After High, Monster High, and DC / Thomas & Friends mashup exclusives
Mattel has announced three more Mattycollector exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con. While they’re not particularly appealing to me, the Monster High dolls have proven to be highly sought after, so the villain 2-pack and the Raven Queen from Ever After High should sell out quickly. The DC and Thomas and Friends mashup minis brings together two Mattel licenses that may appeal to a younger Con-goer. With the exception of the Con-exclusive Batman / Diesel, it looks like the rest are also headed to retail stores in the future.
With the latest announcements, Mattel also announced a date change for pre-order vouchers:
Voucher Sale Date Change
For those of you attending SDCC, you can purchase vouchers here at MattyCollector.com then pick up your products at SDCC. Please note the new voucher sale dates, as follows:
Early Access: Monday, 6/1/15 from 8 a.m. PT to Tuesday, 6/2/15 at 8 a.m. PT (Club Eternia® subscribers only)
All Access: Tuesday, 6/2/15 at 9 a.m. PT to Thursday, 6/11 at 11:59 p.m. PT (open to everyone)
Pick-Up ONLY at SDCC: Thursday, 7/9/15 thru Saturday, 7/11/15 (pick-up times/location to be announced)
The Hulkbuster Mark 44 will clock in at nearly 10 inches tall. While it’s 1/12 scaled, some may find it a bit small if you’re looking to add it to a Marvel Legends collection. The Hulkbuster will also include some diecast parts, and have LED light-up features. And it looks to have some serious articulation. Some Figuarts figures include interchangeable hands – this one might have jointed figures allowing everything from fists to a repulsor blast poses.
This won’t be cheap though. The pre-order price in Japan is about $285. We’ll keep a watch out for pre-orders for the States.
The DC December solicits (named for when the comics hit stands) highlight several action figures from DC Collectibles that will be available between August and December this year. Included are a 6-piece box set of Alex Ross Justice League figures, a wave of figures from Batman: Arkham Knight, and two waves and two deluxe figures from Batman: The Animated Series.
Mez-Itz Poison Ivy announced and One:12 Collective Batman TDKR Mutant Leader teased
Mezco has continued to be busy leading up to San Diego Comic-Con, with two more exclusives revealed for the show. First, they announced a Mez-Itz mini clip-on Poison Ivy. She’s all killer attitude wrapped up in a cute vinyl package, suitable as a key chain or zipper pull, for $8.
Second, they’ve collaborated with Entertainment Earth to put out a teaser for the One:12 Collective Mutant Leader from Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. We’d seen the mutant leader in Mezco’s display at NY Comic Con, but had not heard till now when and where he would be released. Entertainment Earth teased the news in a wrap-up of Mezco’s summer exclusives.
Incidentally, that feature also revealed another Batman variant from One:12 Collective, to be released exclusively at the Puerto Rico Comic Con. That’s limited to 300 pieces – a killer for completionists on the line.