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San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is quickly approaching! As if you didn’t have enough overall hype for the convention, this week some f our favorite companies finally started to roll out announcements about their San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusive offerings, including Mattel and Funko! Even outside of SDCC, there are just so many sensational new collectibles being solicited and hitting stores this week that we can hardly contain ourselves! So what are you waiting for? Scroll down to check out the Toy News for the week of June 18th, 2019!
Mattel Announces Full SDCC Exclusives Slate
Mattel is wasting no time this year by announcing their full lineup of San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives at once! These exclusive items are all up for pre-order on Mattel’s website, but unfortunately, these pre-orders are only open for people who will actually be attending San Diego Comic-Con 2019! That means that if you aren’t going to the con, you are pretty much out of luck on getting these exclusives unless Mattel decides to release any leftovers online later (which has happened before, albeit sparingly). Once your pre-order is placed, you will then have to check in at the Mattel booth on the convention floor at SDCC to confirm your pre-order by scanning your badge and ID. Even stranger, you won’t even be able to pick up your order there! You will have to wait for them to ship your items out several weeks after the convention on August 12th, 2019. It seems like Mattel is making quite a few odd choices for their convention exclusives this year, but only time will tell if this will actually pay off for them. Check out the full list of Mattel San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Collectibles below!
Purchase limits may apply, and amounts may differ per item and per customer. Pre-sale order shipping available in all locations serviced by the Mattel Shop. Orders made by the same customer in excess of the limit will not be honored. Discounts, offers, and promotions cannot be applied to San Diego Comic-Con items.
Attendee must confirm pre-sale purchase by checking in at the Mattel booth (#2945) at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con: San Diego Convention Center, 111 Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101, July 17 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, July 18–20 from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM, or July 21 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Attendee must show their 2019 San Diego Comic-Con badge, their ID, and order confirmation. The name on the SDCC attendee badge and ID must match the name on the order. Order will be shipped after the event ends.
DC Comics™ The Strange Lives of Batman™ Action Figure Multipack – $80
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 a 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™. With the wide variety of commemorative figures, fans can create a dynamic displays and unique vintage collection! The retro comics’ graphics packaging also makes the 80th Anniversary: Silver Age of Batman™ set an extraordinary gift. Colors and decorations may vary.
Hot Wheels® Armored Batmobile™ Vehicle – $25
Hot Wheels® joins the Batman 80th Anniversary celebration with this show-stopping tribute to the Batmobile featured in 1989’s hit film, Batman. Poised for action in a dark Gotham City™ alley with Batman himself standing guard, this crime-fighting machine is ready for anything. When trouble comes, a protective armored shell is magically revealed and lowered onto the Batmobile, cocooning it from evil in all its forms!
Hot Wheels® Mariokart™ Metal Mario Vehicle – $20
Hot Wheels® brings Metal Mario to life from the fan-favorite Mario Kart franchise! Piloting a die-cast replica of a Standard Kart and equipped with a Power Glider, he soars above Rainbow Road on his way to another Lightning Cup victory. Accurate to the finest detail, it’s a display that is sure to have you shouting, “Bravissimo!”
Hot Wheels® Marvel Spider Machine GP‑7 – $15
In 1978 Marvel released a Japanese television show based on Marvel’s famed Spider-Man, that was geared towards the Japanese fan base. When an alien instilled motocross racer Takuya Yamashiro with amazing arachnid-like abilities, it became Takuya’s responsibility to protect the citizens of Earth from the Iron Cross Army as Spider-Man! Along with his superhuman powers, Spider-Man had an arsenal of advanced technology, including his flying sports car — the Spider Machine GP-7. Flying isn’t the vehicle’s only ability, as this cutting-edge car is equipped with machine guns and missile launchers inside its bonnet. The Spider-Machine GP-7 is stored in the Marveller spacecraft and becomes a key component in the transformation into the giant robot superweapon the Leopardon, which is used to defeat Spider-Man’s biggest, toughest enemies! Hot Wheels® authentically recreates the rare and super cool Spider Machine GP-7 in 1/64 scale, with full die-cast construction and Real Riders® wheels.
Hot Wheels® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Party Wagon Vehicle – $20
Cowabunga! Hot Wheels® re-creates the original TMNT Party Wagon from the classic cartoon show. This die-cast van pops out of a downtown sewer armed to the half shell with missiles, machine guns, and more. Raise and lower the twin missile launchers. Open the side door to check out your favorite band of heroes getting ready for battle—or the most awesome pizza party ever!
Jurassic World™ Legacy Collection John Hammond – $15
Relive nostalgic, iconic film moments from Jurassic Park with the Jurassic World Legacy Collection John Hammond action figure! This exclusive character captures the franchise legacy with movie-authentic decoration and deluxe detail. The John Hammond action figure is inspired by the original Jurassic Park film and captures his innovative spirit, his caring role as a grandfather and his high expectations for his theme park on Isla Nublar. Action figure is approximately 3 &?#190; inches and includes a cane and a stand with dinosaur eggs. Take home the excitement of Jurassic Park with this exciting John Hammond action figure!
Masters of the Universe® He-Man® & Prince Adam™ 2-Pack – $40
It’s Prince Adam™ and his all-powerful alter ego He-Man®, together in a collectible 2-pack! Set includes one He-Man® figure and one Prince Adam™ figure, both styled to look like the vintage versions of the characters! Prince Adam™ wears his removable blue vest, while He-Man® has a removable knife accessory tucked into his boot, a detail that super fans will recognize from early concept art. Sixteen points of modern hinge-and-ball joint articulation let fans pose and play with these figures like never before. He-Man® comes with Axe, Shield, and Power Sword. And both figures have three sets of interchangeable hands for dynamic posing and interchangeable heads based on the sculpts of the original toys. Maximum authenticity! Two of the most iconic characters from Masters of the Universe® —a must-have set for MOTU fans! Colors and decorations may vary.
Mega Construx™ Masters of the Universe™ Battle Bones – $30
Resurrect the most powerful dinosaur-like creature in the universe with this Con-exclusive Battle Bones collector’s figure transport!
A Con exclusive, this limited-edition collectors set will transport you right back to your youth — and the 80s! Battle to the bone when you build this completely faithful dinosaur-like creature that features authentic details — like its built-in carry handle and open-and-close jaws to store weapons and accessories— just like the original toy. The set includes 4 buildable micro action figures, Man-At-Arms, Teela, Faker and a flocked Moss Man, a heroic 20 weapon accessories, and even a Moss Man pine-scented air freshener that smells just like the original action figure! Battle Bones can carry up to 8 micro action figures (sold separately) so you can transport your battles across the universe!
She-Ra And The Princesses of Power She-Ra™ Vs. Shadow Weaver™ 2-Pack – $40
Celebrate the return of warrior princess, She-Ra™ in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power with this collectible two-pack that pits good against evil, featuring She-Ra and Shadow Weaver™ dolls with highly detailed, true-to-character designs. She-Ra doll features an armor-clad look including her signature white jumpsuit, a holographic skirt, long red cape, and full battle armor. Shimmery accents weave through her extra-long, blonde hair underneath her iconic winged tiara. Carrying her Sword of Protection accessory, She-Ra is ready to defend her home planet, Etheria, from The Evil Horde and her nemesis, Shadow Weaver! Prepared to cast darkness on all who cross her, this Shadow Weaver doll “floats” when displayed and carries a glittery Shadow Power accessory. Dressed in her classic burgundy robe, Shadow Weaver doll features a highly detailed mask and long, flowing black hair. Each doll in this collectible hero and villain duo features premium fabrics and authentic details, as well as 11 points of articulation for action-packed posing abilities. Specially designed packaging sets the scene in front of Bright Moon Castle and allows collectors to display the dolls side-by-side, making this two-pack the perfect gift for fans of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.