Friday, July 5, 2013

SDCC 2013: Diamond Select & Previews Exclusives

AND WE CONTINUE with the one company that always has the top geek licenses of the moment, and of all time. You can always count on Diamond Select Toys (booth #2607) to be making things you'll lust after with the passion of 1000 burning suns and then pass onto your children one day. Since San Diego Comic Con is the biggest geek gathering on the planet, Diamond knows their exclusives need to be exciting enough to cause a dork-pede as the doors open. I'd say they did fairly well this year! Let's dive right in...

Marvel Minimates Wolverine Saga Box Set - $20
This box set includes four different Minimates spotlighting different moments in Wolverine's life. Symbiote Wolverine depicts the New Avenger when he was possessed by a Venom clone, Spacesuit Wolverine shows him in his frequently utilized space armor, Ultimate Wolverine is his well-known Ultimate Universe counterpart and Logan-san in Japanese Robes shows him circa his engagement to Mariko Yashida. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall, with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including a shirtless look for Logan-San, and removable helmet and armor for Spacesuit Wolverine, to reveal a modern Wolverine costume!

Star Wars R2-B1 Vinyl Bank - $23
This year's Comic-Con International exclusive Star Wars bank is R2-B1, one of the astromech droids assigned to the Royal Shuttle of Naboo, and tragically lost while making repairs during a battle. The 10-inch vinyl bank has a coin slot on the back for inserting change and an access door on the bottom. Sculpted in 1:4 scale, R2-B1 is in scale to DST's Yoda bank, Jawa bank, and all of their Ultimate Quarter Scale action figures. Limited to only 1500 pieces.

Star Trek Cloaked Klingon Bird of Prey - $60
This year's Comic-Con exclusive will be a fully cloaked Klingon Bird of Prey, a variation on the most recent electronic starship from Diamond Select. As seen in numerous Star Trek films as well as the Next Generation TV series, the cloaked Bird of Prey is cast entirely in transparent plastic, and has had all of its electronics removed, rendering it virtually invisible! Like the regular edition, it measures 12 inches long with a 19-inch wingspan, but it comes with a transparent display base as well as translucent landing gear, so you can land it in the public park of your choice.
The ship has been limited to only 200 pieces. Window boxed.

Also available at the Diamond booth, as well as other select booths across the convention floor, you'll find several Previews exclusives including...

DC Super Powers Riddler Be@rbrick by Medicom - $14.99
DC Comics’ Prince of Puzzlers takes the spotlight as a Medicom Be@rbrick! Blister card packaging. LIMITED TO 1500 PIECES!


DC Super Powers Superman Be@rbrick by Medicom - $14.99
Medicom gives DC Comics’ Man of Steel his due on his 75th birthday with this Super Powers Be@rbrick. Blister card packaging. LIMITED TO 2500 PIECES!

Lost In Space Minimates 2 pack - $10
The Comic-Con exclusive Lost in Space Minimates two-pack includes Dr. Zachary Smith and the robot B-9 in glorious black-and-white, just like the original TV show. Each Minimate mini-figure stands approximately 2 inches tall, with interchangeable parts and accessories, including a laser pistol and two additional Dr. Smith heads that capture his wide array of facial expressions. They will come packaged on a full-color blister card. Limited to 3,000 pieces.

View Askew Jay and Silent Bob Minimates 2-Pack - $10
The first exclusive View Askew two-pack includes Jay and Silent Bob in black-and-white, just as they appeared in Smith's groundbreaking debut film, Clerks. Future sets will be in black and white as well as full-color, and will be based on all of the View Askew universe films: Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Clerks 2 and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back! Each Minimate mini-figure stands approximately 2 inches tall, with interchangeable parts and accessories. Limited to 3,000 pieces.

Walking Dead Minimates Hershel's Farm Box Set
This year's Comic-Con exclusive Walking Dead Minimates box set is titled Hershel's Farm, and it includes four different Minimates based on the famous farmhouse story arc. Included in the set are Hershel, his deceased son Zombie Shawn, Lookout Duty Rick and a Barn Zombie. The Minimates come in a blister-carded four-pack, and each stands 2 inches tall, with a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including a pitchfork and a blanket. The set will be limited to only 3000 produced.

Plenty more to come... Bookmark the SDCC 2013 Exclusives Image Collection and watch it fill up!