As previously discussed, the San Diego Comic Con is heading right at us and it is loaded with special edition exclusives from the worlds biggest companies. I’ve just received some press from the folks repping Playmates Toys (who we’ve written about extensively during our Toy Fair adventures over the years) as they present their own exclusive items. Check out the images and press copy below that they shared with me. I’ll close up with some thoughts of course.
The Press Release:
DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender Collection from Playmates Toys Voltron fans can add to their collection with this assortment of Voltron figures from Playmates Toys in premium diecast. Assortment includes fully articulated figures of the Blue, Red, Black, Green, and Yellow Lions. Collect all five diecast lions to combine to form an 8-inch articulated Voltron figure. The detailed figures are first available from Toys”R”Us at San Diego Comic Con in the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) from Wednesday, July 19 – Sunday, July 23, and online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23. The figures will also be available at Toys”R”Us stores and other retailers nationwide later this year.
Samurai Rabbit Usagi Yojimbo Figure from Playmates Toys In Nickelodeon’s 2017 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the samurai rabbit Usagi Yojimbo will reunite with the Ninja Turtles once again for a three part story arc that airs beginning July 23, 2017. A limited edition of the 2017 Usagi Yojimbo new character design action figure, A limited edition of the 2017 Usagi Yojimbo new character design action figure, with limited samples available and sold exclusively at San Diego Comic Con, will be offered for $30 each from Thursday to Sunday (July 20-23) at Nickelodeon’s booth, #4113.
This exclusive item features the newly designed Usagi Yojimbo action figure in a 5″ scale, dressed in his classic blue robe, and comes with his traditional Samurai swords. Also included are two additional exclusive, interchangeable Usagi heads, his pet Tokage lizard, and a flag with Usagi’s signature emblem. All this is presented in a collector edition 5th panel storybook package, with a re-run of the 1987 Comic Book “Leonardo Meets Usagi Yojimbo in Turtle Soup and Rabbit Stew”, and the 1989 Comic Book “The Treaty”.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I know I’ve already stated that I am not hitting this convention but the more that I posted about the exclusives the angrier I get about not being a part of the darned thing. Oh well, I guess it will keep money where it’s needed right now like for food and rent LOL. So isn’t this Voltron figure amazing? I have a long standing appreciation with the character and am glad to see him popular once again in the mainstream. The folks at Playmates did a fine job on this one and the same can be said for the limited Usagi figure. I’ve just never been one who followed his stories way back in the day. I’ve always thought it smart that they integrated Usagi into the uhm, dare I say “TURTLEVERSE” 🙂 So if you are heading to the Comic Con International: San Diego event you now know where to find this coolness. Hopefully I will have some additional posts of this kind to share with you before the event and if you’ve missed any of the other SDCC Exclusives posts just CLICK HERE to see the rundown of them all.
Official Website: http://www.playmatestoys.com