Comic-Con is a plethora of action figure exclusives. Each and every year we plan and scheme on going to San Diego, but life always gets in the way. When this does inevitably happen we start to plan and scheme how we are going to get these exclusives, without going. Thankfully, many of the companies offer pre-comic-con preorders. Which is how we obtained Mezco Toyz Commissioner Gordon and Bat Signal. We're not always lucky, but we know that companies, like Hasbro, will bring those exclusives to other conventions as well as their own website. Yet, if you really think about it, the cost of going to Comic-Con, in relation to paying for it online, afterward, is cheaper than traveling and waiting in line (which is no guarantee you will get it anyway).
Below, is AFJ's Top 10 SDCC 2019 Exclusives that we must-have and hope to land.
STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BOBA FETT FIGURE
Why: Just look at it, do we need more of reason? This is the very definition of Star Wars fandom/ hype. We love this figure and its whole concept. Everything from the packaging to the extra little detail of the Mandalorian logo on the left shoulder pad is what makes it a must-have.
Official Product Details: (HASBRO/Ages 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego) Limited quantities of this item may be available at other select conventions in North America, South America, Australia, and Europe and online at HasbroPulse.com following the conventions. This item will also be available at select retailers in Asia.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990) – 7” SCALE ACTION FIGURE – THE CAPTURE OF SPLINTER 4-PACK
Why: To keep up with tradition, like last year, NECA announced their second SDCC2019 Exclusive, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990 Movie) set. This one features Splinter, in his torture scene from the movie. Check out the full product details and images HERE on AFJ. Since we got both SDCC exclusives from last year this more than a must-have, it is a necessity!
SDCC 2019 GHOSTBUSTERS ACTION FIGURE BOX SET
Why: We simply cannot get enough of the Ghostbusters here at AFJ. Now, we know, we have all of those incredible Diamond Select figures already, un-slimed, but it is the display box that makes it a must-have. Yes, there are times that even we question our fandom, but this is the Ghostbusters!
Official Product Details: They feel so funky! To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the classic horror-comedy Ghostbusters, Diamond Select Toys has created the ultimate movie collectible - the slimed action figure 4-pack! Featuring Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston in their slimed appearances, each action figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable hands, removable walkie-talkies and more. Packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth-panel door. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. A Diamond Select Toys release! (JUL189180) Limited to 1,984 pieces.
The Transformers x Ghostbusters MP-10G Optimus Prime Ecto-35
Why: Polygon.com this Comic-Con 2019 Hasbro Exclusive. Behold, The Transformers x Ghostbusters MP-10G Optimus Prime Ecto-35! This special edition figure will be available at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month for $149 while supplies last (and eventually via Hasbro Pulse.com, for a brief time). This is the second Transformers-Ghostbuster hybrid release from Hasbro (see the Ecto-1 HERE), but it falls more in line a must-have/ perfect crossover!
Star Wars Concept Sandtrooper Mini-Bust – $120
Official Product Details: This exclusive mini-bust is inspired by the pre-visualization artwork of the original Star Wars films. Depicting one of the first known illustrations of a sandtrooper, this 6-inch scale bust is limited to 750 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.
Why: We love Star Wars, but this is based on Ralph McQuarrie's concept of what a Sandtrooper should look like. To have one of his pieces brought to life, in this manner, makes it a must-have, for us.
DC COMICS/DARK HORSE COMICS – 7” SCALE ACTION FIGURES – SUPERMAN VS ALIENS 2-PACK
Official Product Details: In the 1995 Superman/Aliens comic book mini-series co-published by DC Comics and Dark Horse, Superman faces the ferocious Xenomorphs on a search-and-rescue mission to a planet without a yellow sun, the source of his immense power. The set includes two brand new, comic book based figures, both with over 30 points of articulation. Superman stands approximately 7” tall, features a fabric cape and comes with attachable eye blast effect. The Alien stands approximately 9” tall and has a bendable tail (see additional images HERE on AFJ).
Why: By far the best Superman action figure we have seen a long time. A must-have for our DC collection. Oh, and we also love the comic!
DC COMICS/DARK HORSE COMICS – 7” SCALE ACTION FIGURES – BATMAN VS PREDATOR 2-PACK
Official Product Details: In the 1991 Batman Versus Predator comic book mini-series co-published by DC Comics and Dark Horse, the hunter becomes the hunted as Batman faces a deadly Predator stalking Gotham. The set includes two brand new, 7” scale comic book based figures, both with over 30 points of articulation. Batman features a fabric cape and comes with a gun and bat accessory. The Predator features 2 heads, removable backpack, retractable wrist blades and spear accessory. This action figure 2-pack is inspired by classic comic book mash-ups! This set is based on a DC/Dark Horse mini-series and comes in a window box packaging with embossed opening flap. Check out all the images fro this one HERE on AFJ.
Why: Seriously, you need a "why" for this one? We'll give you the simplest reason, the wooden baseball bat!
POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6-INCH MIGHTY MORPHIN RED AND ZEO GOLD RANGER 2-Pack
Product Details: POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6-INCH MIGHTY MORPHIN RED AND ZEO GOLD RANGER 2-Pack. San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusive (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: San Diego Comic-Con 2019). These 6-inch LIGHTNING COLLECTION MIGHTY MORPHIN RED RANGER and ZEO GOLD RANGER figures each features multiple points of articulation for high poseability and include two different heads that can be swapped, one of the Ranger in his helmet, and another without inspired by the Jason Lee Scott character, the original Red Ranger! This set also comes with Power Axe, Power Bow, Power Blades, Power Lance and Power Sword accessories that can be assembled to build the Power Blaster. Look for other collectible figures in this Lightning Collection, including Mighty Morphin White Ranger. Each sold separately. Available at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and on Hasbro Pulse following the convention.
Why: This one has nothing to do with the action figures, really. It has to do with the artwork! We love Stongstuff's look and design. That is our only reason for it being a must-have!
SDCC 2019 DC TMNT MICHAELANGELO AS BATMAN
Official Product Details: Based on the hit DC Comics crossover, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mikey is decked out in Batman’s iconic cowl and cape in this awesome 2019 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. Accessories include a sewer lid, pizza and extra sets of hands. (JAN199284) Limited to 10,000 pieces.
Why: This is the perfect goofy Comic-Con exclusive. We love TMNT and Batman, so why not a figure of Mikey wearing a Batman costume! Yes, we already pre-ordered this one!
ONE:12 COMMISSIONER JAMES GORDON AND BAT SIGNAL – DELUXE EDITION
Official Product Details: The One:12 Collective Commissioner James Gordon figure comes with two head sculpts portraying a mid-career James W. Gordon as well as an older portrait. The figure is outfitted in a button-down shirt with necktie, a removable trench coat, slacks, and dress shoes. Committed to ridding Gotham City of crime, he comes well equipped with a removable GCPD issued tactical vest with functioning zipper, and that belt can hold his GCPD police badge, walkie talkie, and a handgun with a holster. See the full details HERE on AFJ!
Why: Mezco exclusives, whether they are for SDCC, NYCC, or whatever are must-have for the true diehard collector. They have that extra something that will not only retain its value but enhance your collection. Case in point, the Bat-Signal that comes with Commissioner Gordon! Yes, we already ordered it!