Get Warmed Up for San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives with Entertainment Earth’s Buy One Get One Half Off Sale

Entertainment Earth is hosting a great opening act for the big show – they’ve got a Buy One Get One Half Off sale on San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. The catch? It’s for the exclusives from past years. What, you didn’t expect them to put this year’s exclusives on sale before the show, did you?

There’s nearly 60 items on sale, from toy makers like Funko, Diamond Select Toys, Bif Bang Pow!, Underground Toys, Diamond Select Toys, and even Mattel (who hasn’t sold exclusives through Entertainment Earth, as far as I can recall.)

BigBadToyStore to Close Out MattyCollector.com DC Universe Exclusives

Here’s an interesting tidbit from BBTS – they are closing out some MattyCollector.com DC exclusives, including the DC Universe Classics Swamp Thing, which was Mattel’s San Diego Comic-Con DC exclusive in 2011. And get this – Swamp Thing is listed at BBTS for pre-order at $15.99, while he was $30 when sold at the show and later on MattyCollector.com. Of course, don’t expect the Un-Men with him, as they were an exclusive pack-in for the figures sold at SDCC.

I haven’t seen any news on this from Mattel or from any other retailers (granted I didn’t look that hard so let me know if I missed something), so at this point I’m assuming this is a BigBadToyStore deal direct with Mattel to clear out the warehouse of these DC items.

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Mattel is releasing a number of items at closeout prices. These include the JLU Three-Pack – Toyman, Firefly, Dr. Destiny at $21.99, the JLU Three-Pack – Vandal Savage, Batman, Future Superman at $11.99, the Justice League Unlimited 7-Pack with Gypsy, Dr. Mid-Night and more at $17.99, the DC Universe Swamp Thing at $15.99, the Retro Action DC Super Heroes Sinestro at $9.99 and the JLU Justice Guild Four-Pack at $13.99.

AFP’s Best of 2011 – Talyn’s Picks

As Ron pointed out in his Best of 2011 post, we both had a hard time choosing just one. There were alot of great toys in 2011, and a lot of getting used to the higher prices we now pay for toys… which brings me to my number one choice.

The Glyos System. The entire thing, not just one figure. These are the most affordable, quality, playable toys I have had in a LOOOONG time. They’re just plain damn fun! And this year they expanded quite a bit with the new Glyans and Rig-Wing.

>> For my reviews of Glyos, check out:

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Ask Matty Q&A Round-Up for 10/1

We know updates have been pretty sparse here since San Diego Comic-Con – we’ve all been super busy with real life. But I’m booked for a quick trip to New York next week for NYCC – so stay tuned!

Here’s a shout out to @philipjreed for encouraging us to get things started here again. Be sure to check out BattleGrip.com!

We’re back with the October edition of Ask Matty. Because of New York Comic-Con, Mattel won’t have another Q&A until November. Be sure to send in your questions as we get our coverage of NYCC up, since the next round of questions are due on the 15th.

1) We know we’ll get toys for The Dark Knight Rises, but what are the chances of Batman Legacy or another non-movie Batman line getting some shelf space in 2012?

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In 2012, our collector product efforts will focus on Batman Legacy in the Spring, and TDKR Movie Masters once the movie product launches.

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San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Hasbro Exclusive Marvel Legends Thor

Whew! I’m finally getting around to dealing with my pics and loot from SDCC 2011.

Up first, I’m going to hit y’all with the SDCC Hasbro Exclusive Marvel Legends Thor! But before I get into it, much thanks to Sandman for snagging this for me when he was buying his Hasbro Show Exclusives as I was having more than a little trouble getting a damn ticket just to be able to stand in line to give Hasbro my money. They really need to do a better job with the retail booths at Comic-Con. In their defense, the line died to nothing by late Saturday afternoon when a lot of the Exclusives sold out, but the system could stand a little tweaking to be less frustrating to buyers at Comic-Con.

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San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – threeA Toys Exclusive WWRp Slaughterhouse Dropcloth

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The San Diego Comic-Con exclusives from ThreeA Toys this year were some of the harder to get items at Comic-Con. Due to their limited numbers, they sold out every day within an hour of the Con opening. Most of the time, the people who were lucky enough to get their hands on these exclusives had been lined up before the show opened. By some stroke of luck, I managed to pick up a ThreeA SDCC Exclusive WWRp Slaugtherhouse Dropcloth, and boy was I psyched!

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San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – Marvel Universe Masterworks Sentinel Exclusive

Last week during San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro released a barrage of exclusives, as usual. One was something we got a hint of last year, and he’s finally arrived – the Marvel Universe Masterworks Sentinel.

HALT MUTANT!

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San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – G.I. Joe

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San Diego Comic-Con may be over, but we still have a bunch of pics to share!

Here are some pics of upcoming 3.75″ Joes from Hasbro.

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Best of San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – Buzzy Fret

Howdy, AFP viewers!

I’m finally back from San Diego Comic-Con 2011, slowly recovering from jet-lag, and making an attempt to kick start my travel-addled brain to give you my picks for Best of SDCC 2011!

3) DC Universe Classics Wave 19 Hawkman has his hooded head as a Pack-In!

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See it there, hiding behind Hawkman’s mace?

I had completely missed this at the show, and it wasn’t mentioned in either of the Mattel panels I was able to attend. It wasn’t until I got home and a friend pointed it out that I saw it. I’m incredibly happy that Mattel decided to make this Hawkman with swappable heads, as I’m not a fan of the “full beaked” mask. This improves DCUC 19 a hundred-fold for me.

>> See more DC Universe Classics coverage

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San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – Hasbro Star Wars Panel Presentation

The Hasbro Star Wars panel was one of a number of panels I had marked on my schedule but didn’t end up attending. Don’t take this as booth emo (a term a few die-hard 3A Legionnaires coined as we waited in line for 3A exclusives) but if you haven’t been to one of these cons, you spend a whole lot time waiting in line, and a lot of the time you don’t end up with anything but the fond memories of the conversations you had (usually about the line) with the guys around you.

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