Toys R Us and Entertainment Earth Team For Some Diverse SDCC 2017 Exclusives
For the past few years, Toys R Us and Entertainment Earth have teamed up to offer a select number of Comic-Con exclusives to the public that couldn’t make it to the show itself. This year, the two retailers are again teaming up for a series of varied toys and collectibles that would otherwise be unavailable to anyone outside of San Diego. Mixing things up with Hasbro, Funko, Playmates and more, this year’s offerings bring a very diverse grouping that collectors will more than be happy to snap up from the comforts of their own homes.
Now these aren’t all of Entertainment Earth’s exclusives for SDCC 2017. These are just a small selection of provisions with which the online retailer has teamed with Toys R Us to bring to the masses. Not all of these will be available online during the show either. Some selections, like the Voltron Lions will only be available through the Entertainment Earth booth at the show. Additionally, all of these collectibles will be offered at Entertainment Earth’s booth no matter if they are also offered through the Toys R Us online store or not.
Sadly, none of the items have pricing details yet. However, we do know that all of the Toys R Us online items will be up for purchase starting on Thursday, July 20. No time has been given, but I’d start refreshing my computer around 11:59 PM EDT Wednesday night just to be safe.
Marvel Legends A-Force Heroines Pack ($TBD, ToysRUs.com)
After teasing this set at Toy Fair 2017, Hasbro finally has a release date in sight for the incredible A-Force exclusive. Complete with box art featuring the work of A-Force artist Ben Caldwell, the set includes a She-Hulk, Sif, Singularity, Lady Loki, Monica Rambeau, and the charming Elsa Bloodstone. This is going to be one of the most in-demand figure collections of the year, so if you want one, you better be ready to hit the checkout as soon as you can.
Spider-Man: Homecoming Marvel Minimates Spider-Man vs Adrian Toomes ($TBD, ToysRUs.com)
There are already a number of planned Homecoming Minimates coming from Diamond Select, but this exclusive two-pack features a civilian Toomes alongside a very hungry Spider-Man. The milkshake and cheeseburger additions are a nice touch, but the jumpsuit Toomes is a little boring IMO.
Metals Diecast Gold Spider-Man ($TBD, ToysRUs.com)
Jada Toys has had a lot of success over the past year with its diecast figures of comic book heroes. The 4” figurine captures Spidey in the three-point stance, with “gold” plating to give him a more prestige look.
Star Wars Black Series Commander Gree ($TBD, ToysRUs.com)
Fresh from the forests of Kashyyyk, Clone Trooper Commander Gree hits Comic-Con in full camo. He comes with two blasters and some binoculars, but it’s really the signature paint app that will set this clone apart from the rest. At least now you can have a Commander Gree to lead your own army of clones against those Jedi scum.
Pop Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Plumtree Scott Pilgrim ($TBD, ToysRUs.Com)
Funko’s already released some Scott Pilgrim Pops, but the characters make for easy variants thanks to the number of costume changes they go through in the movie. The iconic Plumtree shirt is a nice nod to comic fans, and makes this Scott a little more special than the rest.
Pop X-23 ($TBD, ToysRUs.com)
Fans of Laura Kinney, aka the All-New Wolverine, aka X-23, have been waiting for her to get the collectible love she so deserves. This year has already seen her get an official Marvel Legends figure, but now that she’s getting a Pop, Laura has truly made it. Don't be surprised when this figure is flying off the digital shelves.
Power Rangers Micro Morphin Capsule Figures - Translucent Edition ($TBD, ToysRUs.com)
This five-pack of Power Rangers through the ages captures some of the best and brightest Red Rangers over the years. There's also a movie-based Pink Ranger and a classic Goldar included in this set, which presents every piece in translucent plastic.
Madame Alexander Marvel Fan Girl - Black Panther ($TBD, Entertainment Earth Booth Only)
Madame Alexander’s dabbled in the comic real before with its high-end fashion dolls, but these Fan Girl figures are new to us. Rather than capturing a specific character like the company had in the past, this Fan Girl merely offers a unique interpretation of a character, such as Black Panther. It’s actually a good-looking collectible. I’m interested to see how these do at retail compared to current superhero offerings.
Voltron Metal Defender - Black Lion ($TBD, Entertainment Earth Booth Only)
All five of the colored robotic lions that build Voltron will be available individually at SDCC through Entertainment Earth’s booth. The Playmates figures are basically the same as the normal retail release, however they've been given a metallic finish. Each also transforms, so that you can build up an 8” Voltron if you manage to snag all five.
Voltron Metal Defender - Red Lion ($TBD, Entertainment Earth Booth Only)
Voltron Metal Defender - Blue Lion ($TBD, Entertainment Earth Booth Only)
Voltron Metal Defender - Green Lion ($TBD, Entertainment Earth Booth Only)
Voltron Metal Defender - Yellow Lion ($TBD, Entertainment Earth Booth Only)
Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime ($TBD, ToysRUs.com)
Another in Hasbro’s line of Masterpiece figures, this 9.5” tall Optimus Prime comes in a classic Generation One deco. He also features his orange energy axe, blaster cannon, and a Spike Witwicky figure. This does look like a reissue, so I’m curious what makes it a Comic-Con exclusive, and how it will stand out from the existing version. There aren’t enough details to know at the moment.
San Diego Comic-Con begins on July 19. Entertainment Earth will be at booth #2343.