Hello and welcome back once again for an all new Toy News Tuesday! We’re the one weekly column right here on ScienceFiction.com where we seek out all of the awesome news you need to know about any announcements and cool happenings in the toy industry and put them all in one easy to find place for you! This week things have been all over the place with some of our favorite companies announcing a plethora of new products, plus a variety of awesome new San Diego Comic Con exclusives, plus a few more surprises we never saw coming! It’s a good week to be a toy collector, as there’s something for everyone in the Toy News for the week of July 3rd, 2018!
Diamond Select Comes To SDCC Fully Loaded
San Diego Comic Con is coming up fast and it seems like every major toy company wants to out do one another with the sheer volume of convention exclusive collectibles this year! Our good friends at Diamond Select Toys are certainly no exception to this, as they look to be bringing a wide array of exclusive items this year from some of your favorites licenses like Marvel, DC Comics, and Star Trek! Check out the full list of San Diego Comic Con 2018 exclusives from Diamond Select Toys below!
DC Premier Collection Batman The Animated Series Catwoman Gem Edition Statue
Gems gone missing? Search Catwoman! This highly limited statue of Catwoman adds real diamonds to our iconic Catwoman statue, for a special edition that is worth its weight in precious stones! With diamond studs on her collar, this approximately 12” statue qualifies as an engagement ring for marriage-minded fans, and is the perfect keepsake to remember the Batman/Catwoman nuptials! Sculpted by Clayburn Moore, this special production run is limited to only 100 pieces. Exclusively at booth #2607 for $200.
DC Comics Vinimates 80th Anniversary Superman Vinyl Figures Box Set
It’s Superman’s 80th birthday, and in the wake of his landmark 1000th issue, Diamond Select Toys is offering this commemorative two-pack of DC Vinimates vinyl figures! Based on his first appearance and modern-day look, these two 4-inch vinyl figures are sculpted in the block-figure style and strike trademark Superman poses. Limited to only 1,500 pieces, this exclusive two-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $20 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery Grey Hulk PVC Diorama
Now that’s a Hulk of a different color! The Marvel Gallery line of PVC Dioramas returns to Comic-Con with a new variant that celebrates the multi-colored history of the Hulk. This new grey-skinned edition of Diamond Select Toys’ hit Hulk PVC features an all-new head sculpt and captures the character in one of his fan-favorite looks. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this diorama comes packaged in a full color window box, and is limited to only 5,000 pieces! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery White Phoenix Jean Grey PVC Diorama
The Phoenix has returned! Sweeping down from the stratosphere to once again merge with its favorite host, the Phoenix Force has returned to Comic-Con in the form of the X-Man Jean Grey, but in an all-new look! This white-costumed edition of Jean Grey as Phoenix captures the powerful entity in a frequently fan-requested look, and measures approximately 10 inches tall. Limited to only 5,000 pieces, she comes packaged in a full color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery X-23 as Wolverine Unmasked PVC Diorama
She’s the best there is at what she does, and what she does isn’t pretty… but she is! Laura Kinney, a.k.a. X-23, a.k.a. the all-new Wolverine, removes her mask in this Comic-Con-exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama. Striking a menacing pose that contrasts with her fetching facial features, Laura stands approximately 9 inches tall atop an X-logo base, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 4,000 pieces! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Star Trek Starship Legends Cloaked Romulan Bird of Prey
The ultimate showdown! The ultimate enemy! The Romulans return in full-on stealth mode with this exclusive cloaked edition of the Romulan Bird of Prey! Measuring approximately 12 inches wide, this ship is cast in clear plastic, but keeps its famous Bird of Prey logo, to strike fear into the hearts of the Enterprise crew. Packaged in a full-color window box, this ship is limited to only 200 pieces. Exclusively at booth #2607 for $70.
Legendary New Convention Exclusives From Hasbro
Last week we gave you a first look at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Marvel Legends ‘Defenders’ box set that is based on the hit Netflix series of the same name! This week we finally have some more information to go with the image that leaked from THR, including the official box set name and price!
This set has officially been dubbed the ‘Defenders Rail Authority’ box set, and as we mentioned last week it includes many of your fan favorite ‘Defenders’ characters like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Colleen Wing, and Iron Fist! This set will be sold first at San Diego Comic Con for $124.99, with any leftover stock to be made available later on HasbroToyShop.com. Check out the full release from Hasbro below!
MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $124.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Imagine JESSICA JONES, LUKE CAGE, DAREDEVIL, IRON FIST, and COLLEEN WING defending New York City with the MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK. Each figure features multiple points of articulation and premium, detailed styling, and comes packed out in an original package designed to look like the underground public transportation of New York City. Includes five 6-inch figures and five accessories. The MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DEFENDERS RAIL AUTHORITY 5-PACK will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Limited quantities of this item will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last.
If this set isn’t enough for you, Hasbro has one more trick up their sleeve that even they aren’t ready to show us yet! The team at ToyArk is reporting that an image of a new Marvel Legends box set was posted to the ‘Hasbro Pulse’ Instagram account this weekend, only to be quickly was removed from the page entirely!
The contents of this set have not been seen, but from the description, it looks to contain a 6″ Marvel Legends Red Skull figure along with an electronic Tesseract (likely a life-sized prop replica) as part of the ‘Marvel Studios: The First 10 years’ series! If we had to guess based on the box design and Hasbro’s release history, this is likely going to be a San Diego Comic Con exclusive. We already know Red Skull is getting a single figure release later this year as part of the ‘Marvel Studios: The First 10 years’ line, much like last years ‘Star Wars: The Black Series’ Gran Admiral Thrawn figure who came packaged in a similarly styled box set.
No further details are currently available for this set, although we will be sure to keep you posted as soon as we know more!