As always, the list of goodies fans/collectors can pick up exclusively from San Diego Comic-Con is long. Here we take a look at the 10 toys most worth waiting in line for…
Aside from the panels, the news, and the autographs, one of the biggest aspects of SDCC are the convention exclusives various licensees bring for fans to pick up. These goodies are special and unique (often unattainable elsewhere), or feature special packaging/extras you can’t get elsewhere. As such, they’re high on collectors’ lists to find.
There’s a ridiculous amount of amazing looking SDCC exclusives this year (not just the toys either, but I’ve got to limit myself somewhere!). Long wait times–or random lotteries–and money means there’s no way you’ll be able to get them all, so I’ve got a handy list of the 10 coolest exclusives I feel would be most worthwhile for fans to track down:
Jurassic World Legacy: John Hammond
When you think of great toys that go with blockbuster films, especially one with deadly dinosaurs, the old man probably isn’t the first action figure that comes to mind. That said, however, Mattel’s new John Hammond figure (part of their new Jurassic World Legacy line) is ridiculously impressive.
Though set at the normal 3.75inch scale, the figure offers up plenty of detail along with extras that allow you to recreate an iconic moment from the first Jurassic Park film. Couple that with some swanky packaging and only at $15, and there’s little reason to skip out on tracking this down.
You can pick this up at the Mattel booth at SDCC, but you can pre-order the figure online ahead of time (you’ll still have to show them your badge at SDCC to have it shipped, however).
Jaws Shark Eating Quint Funko
Funko always brings a plethora of convention exclusive goodies to SDCC and this year is no different. Truly, given the wealth of licenses they have and are bringing to the show, I could probably fill up this entire list just with their products and still please collectors of every kind.
Instead, I’m going to limit this list to only one Funko Pop! toy…but man is it cool! While Jaws has seen some Funko love as of late, what they’re bringing to SDCC recreates the iconic (and bloody) moment from the film’s final act. It’s just a neat looking figure that manages to look terrifying, while still keeping the company’s trademark cutesy style.
You’ll be able to pick up this 6 inch Pop! from Funko’s booth throughout SDCC. Fortunately, you’ll also be able to pick this up online from Entertainment Earth if you’re unable to attend the show.
Metropolis Maria ReAction Figure
Super7 always brings cool stuff to SDCC and this year is no different. While they have a TON of exclusive toys for collectors to pick up (including a neat looking Transformers figure), but this Metropolis figure stands out the most to me.
The iconic Sci-Fi film is something move lovers will instantly recognize, and combined with the swanky (Star Wars-esque) packaging there’s a lot to enjoy about this one. Coming in at just $15, you’ll be able to snag some of their other cool stuff at booth #2543.
Strange Lives of Batman Multi-Pack
Generally speaking, I try to pull only one item from a manufacturer for these lists (there’s just SO MUCH cool SDCC stuff to highlight). But considering just how neat this Batman multi-pack is, I decided to give Mattel a pass.
Celebrate DC’s silver age with four captivating Batman action figures from a beloved era in comics’ history! Each version of the legendary Super Hero is highly detailed, with premium costume, cloth cape and an enhanced 23 points of articulation. Silver Age Batman dons his iconic blue and grey Batsuit with prominent utility belt. Negative Batman wears his black costume from #284, when he was struck by a crime scientist’s ray and rendered light averse. Zebra-Batman confronted a magnetically charged Super-Villain in #275 who scrambled his powers and blanked his Batsuit into black and white waves. The Rainbow Batman from #241 vies to save Robin by changing into bright colors and successfully distracts murderous thieves. This compelling action figure set also includes four interchangeable heads to recreate even more Silver Age heroes including: Rip Van Batman from #119, Alien Batman #251, the Robot Twin of Batman from #239 and Bruce Wayne.
Prototype Darth Vader
Did you really think I’d have a list of SDCC exclusives and NOT include some Star Wars love? As always, Hasbro is bringing some toys from the galaxy far, far away to the convention and they’re all pretty awesome. On top of getting a look ahead to the Empire Strikes Back Black Series anniversary line (similar to the retro line they did for A New Hope’s 40th), they’re releasing this Prototype Darth Vader.
They revealed this figure during Star Wars Celebration earlier this year and it still looks insanely cool. The idea behind this figure is to recreate the original prototype Darth Vader figure Kenner created back in the day. It’s a neat looking bit of history for collectors and has some swanky packaging to go with it.
Batman vs. TMNT: Michelangelo Dressed as Batman
This is just an insanely fun combination of two things I love the most: Ninja Turtles and Batman. Considering the success of the most recent DC animated film that brought these iconic comic heroes together, this seems like the perfect collectible to bring to SDCC.
It just looks like a really neat figure with plenty of poseability, the hands and accessories to swap out, and actual cloth cape (I’m a sucker for soft goods on figures). The figure is limited to 10,000 pieces and you’ll be able to pick it up from the DC Collectibles booth for $30.
65th Anniversary 1954 Godzilla Deluxe Vinyl Figure
I’ve already covered this figure on the site, but it’s just so incredibly cool that I have to bring it up once again. Bandai has partnered with TOHO to bring an all new 6.5 inch vinyl action figure to the show this year. The figure is based off of the Godzilla‘s iconic first appearance which is celebrating its 65th anniversary!
This bad boy looks amazing and comes in at only $30, which means I’m desperately searching for friends on the show floor who can snag it for me. You’ll be able to find this for yourself at the TOHO/Bandai booth #3535.
Avengers: Endgame Mjölnir and Stormbreaker Keychain
I guess I’m technically cheating on this one, considering this isn’t a toy…But it’s so damn cool (and small) that I can’t help but list it. Monogram International is bringing this pewter keychain set to the show allowing you to wield both of Thor’s mighty weapons from Avengers: Endgame. Fans will have to get to Booth #3645 fast, however, as the $25 collector’s set is limited to only 100 pieces.
Metallic Green Reptar EEKEEZ
Nickelodeon is back at SDCC this year and bringing some exclusive goodies for fans. They have a couple of Spongebob toys (including a meme based figure), but I decided to go for for the nostalgia…
EEKEEZ has crafted a 4″ Reptar figurine from the Rugrats cartoon. While it’s made of resin, it’s sculpted to look look a hand-carved wooden figure. It’s just kinda neat looking and despite being from an older kids cartoon, looks swanky enough to blend in with your more adult decor around the house. You’ll be able to find this for only $15 at the Nick booth, #4113.
Harry Potter Die-Cast Wands Collector Set
Jakks Pacific is bringing something for Harry Potter fans to enjoy at their booth (#3349) this year with a die-cast set of replica wands. Even better, the packaging includes unique lights and sounds for five different “spells” that fans can play around with. For $29.99 the set includes wands for Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Bellatrix Lestrange, Lord Voldemort, and Lucius Malfoy.
If you’re going to San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’d best prepare your wallet. While I feel these 10 toys are the coolest ones to try and track down this year, they are but the tip of the iceberg for all the cool stuff you can snag. What SDCC exclusives are you hoping to snag?