We thought Funko might have one more reveal before the big show, and they did not disappoint. In addition to two more Funko Pop! exclusives, for Batman v Superman and Breaking Bad, they also are introducing a new line of t-shirts featuring their Pop! vinyls.
Looks like their license for t-shirts may be as broad as what their other lines cover, as the debut includes Skeletor from Masters of the Universe, Black Widow from the Avengers, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But what, no Star Wars?
Here’s the third batch of announcements from Funko’s SDCC exclusives. They span their Dorbz, Hikari, Pop, ReAction, and Vinyl Idolz product lines, and covers their DC, Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Hanna Barbera, and Ghostbusters licenses… just to name a few!
Funko also announced a signing with Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller:
We are thrilled to announce our Bryan Fuller Pop! figure! The man behind Hannibal bears an eerie resemblance to Hannibal Lector!
This Pop! comes in a run of 144 pieces and will be available during his signing at the Funko booth on Friday, July 10th at 2 p.m.! The line for our Bryan Fuller signing will not begin to form before 1 p.m. and we will only sell Bryan Fuller Pop!s during the signing. We will not sell other Funko items during that time!
While we were expecting just three batches of announcements, maybe Funko will have a final one before the show. Stay tuned!
I never realized just how many exclusives Funko produces each year for San Diego Comic-Con. They’re revealing them in batches, and we’ve collected the first week’s announcements here. They span their Dorbz, Hikari, Pop, ReAction, and Vinyl Idolz product lines, and covers their DC, Marvel, Disney, Hanna Barbera, Ghostbusters, Breaking Bad, and Dragonball Z licenses… just to name a few!
Unlike previous years, Funko is not offering the option to pre-order.
We should have two more updates with more Funko exclusives before the big show.
If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con and are interested in the Mattycollector exclusives, Early Access for Mattel’s SDCC exclusives will open to Club Eternia subscribers at 8AM PST this morning. You’ll be able to pre-order exclusives from Masters of the Universe Classics, Ghostbusters, Monster / Ever After High, and more. You’ll get a voucher which you take to the show and exchange for your exclusives at the Torrey Pines room at the Marriot San Diego Hotel and Marina, which is next door to the Convention Center.
While I’m not a fan of having to leave the floor to pick up more stuff to lug back, it’s generally preferable to taking your chances at the Matty booth on the floor – the lines can get long, and the more popular items do sell out. In the past, that’s been the Monster High stuff, but you can never really be sure what will be hot. I’m thinking the Hover Robots.
I’m happy to be heading back to SDCC this year, but Mattel’s exclusives offer some melancholy – this will be the first year since I’ve been going that Mattel hasn’t had a 6-inch scaled DC exclusive in collaboration with the Four Horsemen. I’m still holding onto the torch that Mattel will find a way to bring back DC Universe Classics. I know, I know.
Pre-orders for Courtroom Battle Egon, Rotar vs Twistoid, and Hover Robots start 5/28
The gang at Mattycollector has started their reveals for San Diego Comic-Con. I am a little surprised that first out of the gate is the Courtroom Battle Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters – it’s been a few years since the courtroom versions of Venkman (2011) and Stantz (2012) were released with the Scoleri brothers, so it might be a tough sell except for the Ghostbuster fans who must complete that trio. I think the suit coloring is a little light, but might make for some better contrast with the other two.
From Masters of the Universe Classics comes the Rotar vs Twistoid 2-pack, which harkens back to Rokkon and Stonedar from two years ago – let’s see if there’s some price creep from the $60 those cost. And we’ll also see the return of the Hover Robots 3-pack, which is the traveling convention exclusive. Somehow I suspect that will be the toughest of the three exclusives to get.
Mattel will use the same system as last year, with pick-up at the show nearby the Convention Center. The pre-order vouchers will go up for sale May 28 for Early Access, and June 1 for All Access.
Stay tuned for more reveals. What do you think they’ll have for DC Comics exclusives this year?