What're you buyin'?
San Diego Comic-Con is a place filled with wonder, excitement, cosplay, and more. It has also become a must-attend convention for collectors, as plenty of exclusive figures, toys and collectibles debut at the show, often selling out within minutes. That's why we've gathered some of our favorite SDCC'15 exclusives here for your enjoyment. Excelsior!
Ant-Man with matchbook packaging
Ant-Man is small. Very small. That's kind of his whole thing. So it makes sense that San Diego Comic-Con would offer an exclusive toy that is a mere .75 inches tall, and package it in a fake book of Pym Technologies matches. Interesting bit of trivia: this is the smallest figure ever produced by Hasbro.
Batman: Arkham Knight Play Arts Kai (Color variant)
Batman wasn't always tall, dark and brooding - emphasis on the dark. Once upon a time, he wore blue and gray tights, with a bright yellow belt. This Square Enix figure merges past and present by giving Batman the armor he wears in the Arkham Knight video game, and dipping it in the colors of the past.
LEGO Superman Action Comics #1 set
It should be no surprise that LEGO would choose to focus on comic book heroes during Comic-Con. What is (delightfully) surprising is this particular set, which uses 145 pieces to recreate the iconic cover of Action Comics #1, Superman's first appearance.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes White Raiden
Featuring Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hero Raiden as he appeared in the MGS5: Ground Zeroes 'Jamais Vu' mission (but with white armor), this gorgeous statue from Gecco will set you back $195. But hey, his eyes light up thanks to red LEDs so ... that's pretty cool!
Masters of the Universe Moss Man Chia Pet
Ch-ch-ch-chia! Chia seeds are back for Comic-Con, and couldn't have chosen a more appropriate hero for their home. The guardian of Eternia's forests, Moss Man, makes an excellent Chia Pet. Just don't tell him that - he seems angry enough already.
My Little Pony Pinkie Pie "Chicken Pie"
This one was just too cute to ignore - it's Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic wearing her chicken outfit from the episode Lunar Eclipsed. Why no, I didn't have to Google the episode name - I just knew it off-hand. Why do you ask?
Power Rangers Legacy Saba Saber (Limited Black Edition)
It's okay if this list's last entry made you yearn for something tough and strong. That's what this limited edition version of the White Power Ranger's Saba Saber is for. There's only 1,000 of them, and they sell for $175. But man, are they cool.
Star Warhol R2-D2
Okay, that's just clever wordplay. Bravo, DKE Toys.
Hot Wheels Stormtrooper Car
Star Wars' stormtroopers probably don't use many vehicles with wheels, what with their fancy flying speederbikes and whatnot, but that shouldn't stop those of us living on Earth from wanting a car modeled after the new stormtrooper armor. And indeed it doesn't! The good news is that fans will still be able to pick this one up outside of San Diego, though the packaging and rubber wheels are exclusive to the con.
$180 might seem like a lot for a Transformers action figure - even if it is 18 inches tall - but another way to look at Devastator is that you're actually getting seven figures for a little more than $25 each. That's because Devastator is made up of six smaller Constructicons, which combine to form the giant Decepticon. You know, if you needed further help rationalizing your desire for this toy.
What're you sellin'?
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