San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is right around the corner, and the upcoming convention looks to be jam-packed with exciting panels, exclusives, and reveals. While Comic-Con International may have had a modest start as a relatively small gathering of comic book, movie, and sci-fi fans in the early 1970s, it has certainly evolved into much more in the decades since, boasting over 100,000 attendees in recent years.
One of the fan-favorite aspects of the annual convention is all of the exclusive merchandise that can only be purchased at SDCC. Everything from variant film posters to unique collector's items, exclusive action figures and more are on full display, featured at booths on the main floor each and every year. This year, of course, is no exception.
Merely days away from Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016, Hasbro has just announced even more exclusive TMNT and Marvel collectible toys. Coming only days after Hasbro's reveal of its Star Wars toy lineup for the upcoming convention – which will also be available for purchase at this year's San Diego Comic-Con – it appears as though the toy company is not quite done unveiling exclusive merchandise.
The first of many new items revealed by the American toy company is Marvel The Raft Legends Series, which is 6-inch action figure set featuring some of Marvel's most notorious villains. Appearing in 6-inch toy form for this collector's set are Sandman, Abomination, and for the first time: Marvel's Enchantress, Purple Man, and Dreadknight. Marvel The Raft Legends Series will retail for $199.99, and fortunately for those unable to make the trek to southern California, Hasbro will sell a limited number of this enticing collection on their website HasbroToyShop.com.
Additionally, Hasbro has announced a slew of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-related merchandise. All of which you can see for yourself below.
Playmates Exclusive Bebop with Warthog Trike
Straight out of the theatrical film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows comes this exclusive Bebop and Warthog Trike from Playmates. It takes a big bike to move this warthog around, and the movie-inspired chopper was created by Paul Jr Designs. With two rocket grenade projectiles and custom vacuum-metallized “chrome” finishes, this alternate deco Bebop features a collector window-box packaging with outer sleeve. This is a SDCC exclusive in a limited edition of 500.
Kidrobot Exclusive Triceraton
Kidrobot brings the fan-favorite Triceraton to life with a brand-new medium figure. Triceratons are a kick-butt alien race from the original ‘80s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. This figure, coming in the SDCC exclusive green colorway, is perfect for any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. Cowabunga, dude!
Kidrobot Exclusive Shredder
Kidrobot introduces the menacing Shredder to SDCC with a brand-new medium figure. In the Gold SDCC exclusive colorway, Shredder is designed in the style of the original ‘80s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Get shredding!
The Loyal Subjects Exclusive Raph vs. Slash Two-Pack
The Loyal Subjects SDCC Exclusive Two-Pack featuring Slash and Raphael is influenced by the '80s Toy Color versions and features up to nine points of articulation per collectible, plus multiple and interchangeable accessories. It includes an ornate and resealable window box with insert card. This Two-Pack is limited to 300 and is the only way to complete the Toy Color versions of all Turtle Heroes.
Comic-Con attendees and fans of both the Marvel and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchises will no doubt want to pick up these toys as a souvenir from the event. The unfortunate majority TMNT fans who will not be in attendance at this year's convention, however, will just have to cross their fingers and hope that these various figures will see a limited release on Hasbro's website as well (or end up on eBay).
Comic-Con International 2016 will take place in San Diego, CA from July 21st-24th.