SDCC 2013: Hasbro Transformers

Hasbro Transformers Soundwave

Even though the show is over we’ve still got more to cover for San Diego Comic-Con. I mentioned in this week’s Border Patrol that our Transformers coverage was lousy – it wasn’t for lack of trying. On Thursday I had planned to record the Transformers panel – I had been in the room earlier for Mattel’s Evolution of the Modern Action Figure panel – but left the room as there were a couple hours in between. When I got back to the room with about 45 minutes before the start, the line to get in was massive. And since the panel in progress was about the Transformers TV show, very few spots in the room opened up. Locked out!

With respect to the figures, Sandman took a bunch of shots but hasn’t had time to categorize them. And, unfortunately, after collecting Alternators for a while, I went on hiatus after Hasbro stopped making them. So here’s Sandman’s pics, without any helpful commentary at all. [/Ron]

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Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Figures Found at Target

Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Target Find 1

On an evening diaper run for my 1-year old, I stumbled upon some 3.75 inch Star Wars Black figures at Target. I decided to have someone check the stockroom for me for some 6-inch figures and bam, an employee came out with a case with one of each. Really unexpected find as I haven’t heard of any retail sightings yet, but I’m glad I decided to check!

Here’s a couple of quick pics! Expect a full review of the figures soon!

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SDCC 2013: NECA – Marvel, DC, Video Games, Movies and TV


With its expansion into quarter scale figures, NECA has been able to add Marvel and DC movies (even the Batman classic TV series spawned a movie) to its impressive array of licensed action figures. They continue to own classic movies from my youth in the 7-inch scale, expanding its Alien, Predator, Robocop, Gremlins, and more. With the Lone Ranger, Kick-Ass, and Pacific Rim, they’re getting their piece of modern hits too.

On the video game front, they seem focused on Valve games. It’s interesting that they’re Valve split the figure license between NECA and 3A Toys – NECA has 7-inch scale and 3A has 12-inch. The Portal 2 robots are an example of figures that will be available in both scales. With Team Fortress 2, NECA has a broader assortment.

Fans of Playmates’ World of Springfield figures get a new assortment of Simpsons, as NECA has partnered with Fox on a line of 25 of the most iconic guest stars to celebrate 25 seasons of the long-running series. [/Ron]

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SDCC 2013: More Four Horsemen Pics

Screaming American Eagle 1 Screaming American Eagle 2

Update: The Four Horsemen’s Gothitropolis Ravens Kickstarter project is still on a tear. Backers unlocked the secret figure yesterday morning – a screaming American Eagle. Eric Treadaway and Cornboy said that they didn’t think the project would get this far this fast. They said they had to put in an emergency call to the studio to prep the Eagle. In their haste, the figure shown has two left hands, but they say this will be corrected!

More pics from the Four Horsemen booth.

Really love the Kickstarter Gothitropolis Raven stuff!

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SDCC 2013: Toynami DC Skelanimals, Hello Kitty Street Fighter, and Voltron


Here’s a couple of pics from the Toynami booth – no Narutos or Futurama in the booth. They did have a Masterpiece Voltron with light up eyes on display. No word on the release date for that one.

I have to say, the DC Skelanimals and the Hello Kitty / Street Fighter mashups do look good!

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