20th Century Fox has announced that exclusive vinyl sets for a handful of their major movies of the past decade will be on sale at San Diego Comic-Con, including beloved comic book blockbusters Logan and Deadpool.
Conventions like San Diego Comic- Con often feature the coolest exclusive merchandising, with dozens of toys and pieces of art on sale at the convention floor that will not be available for direct producer purchase anywhere else. Diehards who may not be able to purchase a ticket to the convention will probably find them on EBay after the fact, but next weekend will be the only time that companies like Funko Pop! and Sideshow/Prime Studio 1 will be selling their pieces directly to the public.
For their part of exclusive merchandising, 20th Century Fox has revealed to THR that they will be selling limited-edition Blu-ray versions of five of their big tentpole films of the 2010's, complete with a vinyl album of the film's soundtrack with uniquely designed cover art. The films that will be a part of this collection include Deadpool, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Logan. Limited quantities of these pieces will be available at Fox's booth from July 20-23 until they run out, with no detail on pricing available.
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Fox was clearly very selective with the films that they picked for the exclusive, as all five of these films earned a 75 percent or over on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed at least $400 million worldwide. The cover art for each vinyl album gives the film their due diligence, capturing the tone and spirit of it for the fans willing to lay down the money for it.
Deadpool's Junkie XL soundtrack is backdropped by a psychedelic, Flash Gordon-esque image of the superhero riding a unicorn and sliding down a rainbow coming from it's rear end. Logan's Marco Beltrami soundtrack features a dour but subtly colored look at each of the rugged characters of this superhero western. The art for Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Patrick Doyle score and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Michael Giacchino score show the evolution of Andy Serkis' Caesar and his turn from idealistic genius ape to warrior-painted leader. Kingsman: the Secret Service's Henry Jackman score is packaged in a minimalistic white, with the seal of the Kingsman organization revealing the secrets that lie within.