SDCC 2015: Toys R Us Hosts Exclusives from Bandai, Hasbro, Mattel and More

SDCC 2015 Toys R Us Exclusives - Star Wars, Batgirl, and Power Rangers

Toy R Us is renewing its attempt to woo collectors by establishing a “Collector Vector” shop within both its traditional and online stores, and participating in San Diego Comic-Con with ten exclusives from a variety of toy manufacturers. While I’m doing fewer traditional toy runs now, I’ve been to my local TRU recently and have not noticed any change – but online they’ve established a Collector Vector search grouping that currently includes over 200 products and a landing page for their Con exclusives.

While I think TRU will continue to struggle to differentiate itself with collectors, the Con exclusives will help drive some traffic their way. The list includes the Yvonne Craig Batgirl from the ’60s Batman show (thankfully individually-carded and not in a 3-pack with Batman and Robin), a Star Wars Black Series Rancor set in the 3.75-inch scale, a Power Rangers exclusive, and more. They’ll be available at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) at the show and online at from Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, July 12, while supplies last, of course.

It’s an impressive list of exclusives – TRU may be on the decline, but they still have some sway with the toy companies.

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SDCC 2015: Funko Exclusives Reveals Week 3 of 3

SDCC 2015 Funko Exclusives Reveals Week 3 of 3

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!

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NYCC 2014: Hasbro Shares Press Pics from ‘Twas the Night Before Party

Marvel Infinite Series Wave 2

The mood lighting at Hasbro’s ‘Twas the Night Before (New York Comic Con) party was great for getting us in a festive mood, but is hell on the smart phone I have convinced myself is better than lugging around a few pounds of camera gear. (How’d I do? Check out my own pics from the event.) But Hasbro planned ahead, sharing press pics of pretty much all the reveals from this evening’s soiree.

And of course, we’re sharing them with you. We’ve got the official pics from Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers, KRE-O, and the latest of the Angry Birds mash-ups – Angry Birds Transformers. Enjoy!

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CC36: Vintage Kenner Star Wars by Iron-Cow Productions


Iron-Cow Prod. is pleased to showcase its new additions to the Vintage Kenner Star Wars action figure line! These figures are meant to fill in some gaps, expand the line a bit, and generally have some fun revisiting childhood nostalgia. When possible, I left any paint scrapes on the original figures intact for any intentional visual aging effect.

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Star Wars Black Series Wave 2 In Stock with Free Shipping at Entertainment Earth

If you thought you’d need help finding the latest Star Wars figures from Hasbro, look no further – Entertainment Earth has just got Star Wars Black Series wave 2 in stock, with free shipping. They’re only available as a full case for $79.99, which means one of each figure of Han Solo, Princess Leia (in slave outfit, hubba hubba), and bounty hunters Greedo and Boba Fett.

Bounty hunters – we don’t need that scum.

Actually, I still need Greedo! If you’re like me and already have Boba Fett from SDCC, you can still pre-order Han, Leia, and Greedo individually at Amazon. Oddly enough Boba Fett is already pre-sold out. They’re listed at $22.99, but Amazon had the pricing like that for wave 1 but reduced it to $19.99 before shipping – and you’d be covered by their pre-order price guarantee. Happy shopping!