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SDCC 2015: A Comprehensive List of Toy and Collectible Comic-Con Exclusives!

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by Luke Brown July 2, 2015 @ 8:00 AM | ComicsAlliance
Yes, dear friends, July has arrived, and we draw ever closer to the ultimate comic book convention in the US, and quite possibly the world, San Diego Comic-Con. While many will venture the halls in hopes of seeing the first footage from the current crop of highly-anticipated blockbuster features, or to catch a fleeting glimpse of the hottest stars appearing in iconic roles, the real challenge of SDCC is reserved for the collectors. Yes, once a year, nearly every major toy, statue, replica and plush manufacturer releases a limited edition piece that can only be found on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center. Devoted fans, aficionados and (unfortunately) re-sellers have been eagerly awaiting the chance to be one of the fortunate few who are able to obtain some of the rarest and most-coveted collectibles to release in a calendar year. Now, with just one week to go, we've gotten almost every last company to reveal its biggest secrets. Collected here for you is a comprehensive list of not just what will be available, but where it will be available, and how much it will cost you (should prices have been provided). This is every comic book toy and collectible exclusive for San Diego Comic-Con 2015.

Disney Playmation Puts the Power in Kids’ Hands, Literally

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by Luke Brown June 3, 2015 @ 10:53 AM | ComicsAlliance
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Announced yesterday, Hasbro and Disney have teamed for a new set of role-play toys for kids dubbed Disney Playmation. The toys combine wearable accessories with figures that interact with one another, and put the kids right in the action with heroes like Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk. Of course, Disney has much more in mind for the upcoming playsets, including Star Wars and Frozen, but the Avengers-themed collection will be hitting stores first this year.

Paul Feig May Help Shape Play-Doh Into a Movie

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by Britt Hayes April 2, 2015 @ 8:12 PM
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Thanks to the success of The LEGO Movie, studios are rushing to turn all sorts of toys and games into new film franchises, taking a cue from Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s highly inventive approach with a toy series that allows for endless possibilities. Like LEGO, Play-Doh also offers limitless creative wonders…kind of. And Fox sees the potential (profits) in taking the toy clay from your child’s messy hands to the big screen.

Marvel and Hasbro Reveal 2014 Comic-Con Exclusive Infinity Gauntlet Toy Set

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by Jacob Hall May 22, 2014 @ 2:30 PM
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With 'Guardians of the Galaxy' set to launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe into space and beyond, the toy companies are responding appropriately. After all, you can't introduce the cosmic side of the Marvel world to mainstream audiences without throwing the real nerds a bone ... and by bone, we mean cool exclusive action figures that can only be picked up at Comic-Con 2014.

2014 Toy Fair Spotlights 'Transformers 4' Dinobots, 'Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Captain America 2' and More

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by Nick Romano February 15, 2014 @ 6:07 PM
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Hasbro invited press to its 2014 Entertainment Brand Preview for the American International Toy Fair in New York City this weekend, during which time the brand debuted all its toy lines hitting shelves this coming year.
Among the offerings were 'Transformers 4,' 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Captain America 2' and the animated 'Star Wars Rebels' TV series. We were on hand to snap a ton of pics, and while we already detailed the coming merchandise and promo art for Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' here are some of the other toys we're excited about.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Promo Art and First Looks Debut at the 2014 Toy Fair

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by Nick Romano February 15, 2014 @ 3:57 PM
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Marvel's ambitious undertaking, the "superhero space opera" 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' will release its first trailer this coming week, and you'll all finally see what we've been raving about since Comic-Con. But before the footage drops online, we were at attendance at Hasbro's 2014 Entertainment Brand Preview during the American International Toy Fair, which showcased the upcoming toy lines for 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' promo art and first looks at new characters.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Reveals First Look at Marvel Legends Action Figures

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by Nick Romano February 13, 2014 @ 12:29 PM
Marvel
Ahead of this weekend's American International Toy Fair in NYC, where toy companies will preview their upcoming lines for the press (and we'll be sure to report on the latest happenings), Hasbro unveiled the first official look at the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' action figures from their Marvel Legends Infinite Series.

'Magic: The Gathering' Movie to Be On Par With 'The Lord of the Rings'?

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by Jacob Hall January 14, 2014 @ 10:33 AM
Wizards of the Coast
We live in a world where every single video game, old TV show, cartoon and even toy line has become ripe for cinematic adaptation, and now card games are entering the fray. 'Magic: The Gathering' is one of the most popular card games ever made, so it's not surprising that 20th Century Fox is now working to bring it to the big screen on a scale that's already being compared to 'Lord of the Rings.'

Cosplay of the Day: We All Scream for Starscream

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by John Llewellyn Martin July 3, 2013 @ 9:48 AM
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If you've ever watched 'Transformers' back in the day, you probably remember the rambunctious Decepticon named Starscream. This robot of the skies always wanted to wrestle command of the Decepticons away from Megatron, but was almost always foiled, usually by his own doing. Today we honor him and his be-smirked face as the Cosplay of the Day!

Cosplay of the Day: She Proves That Good Cosplay Isn't a Rarity

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by John Llewellyn Martin June 19, 2013 @ 10:11 AM
Hasbro/Angelwing
Whether you love 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' or hate it, you've got to admit that the show about the BFF ponies has a lot of passionate fans. It's a good thing that a few of them put their passion and energy into crafting some amazing cosplay, modeled after their favorite equine characters.