Diamond Select Toys had a limited number of figures out on display for its Ghostbusters Select line. I’m not sure if that’s because display space was limited or if they would be adding more over the course of the show – but notably absent were the Peter Venkman, Walter Peck, Gozer, and Terror Dog figures that were shown at San Diego Comic-Con. New to the mix were a second version of Ray Stantz, in his post-Ghostbusting relaxed suit, and Egon Spengler, who is the last of the four Ghostbusters to be revealed. Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett (as possesed by Zuul), and Slimer were shown with Ray and Egon.
The figures were marked as “coming soon,” so it’s unclear who will be part of the second wave of Ghostbusters Select. The first wave of Ray, Louis Tully (as Vinz Clortho), and Winston Zeddmore were shown in a diorama.
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.