Monday, July 22, 2013

San Diego Comic Con Top 10

So the San Diego Comic Con has come and go. I stayed glued to Cool Toy Review, Rebelscum, Action Figure Insider, and ToyNews International looking for the latest updates and teasers in the toy world. It was not disappointing.

So here is my Top 16...why 16? Cause 10 wasn't enough.

Top 10 16 from SDCC

  1. Super 7 Alien figures - These are so cool. Based on the prototype Kenner figures from 1979 that were never released because they were too scary. Ripley, Kane, Dallas, Ash, Big Chap. An Early Bird kit was available at SDCC.
  2. GG Wampa - In scale with the 12 inch vintage figures. This is a must have. Now all we need is a TaunTaun.
  3.  Marvel Legends Lineup - Hasbro continues to show off a great 6 inch lineup. Hope they come to fruition. It was nice to not see more Iron Man, Spider Man, Wolverine, and Captain America. I know they will be there, but the more obscure figures were great.
  4. Sideshow Hoth - Han, Luke, TaunTaun, and a freakin Probot at 1/6 scale. Awesome.
  5. McFarlane Walking Dead Series 4 - They look great. Andrea especially looks awesome.
  6. 12 inch Walking Dead? Didn't get the manufacturer. Looked like upscaled McFarlane. Keeping fingers crossed.
  7. Sideshow Stormshadow: Assassin - Bad ass! Period.
  8. Gentle Giant Kenner Alien - Along with the vintage Star Wars 12 inch line, GG is recreating the pulled from the shelves Kenner Alien at a full 24 inches.
  9.  Thunderbolts Marvel Legends Set - didn't really know the storyline, but this exclusive set is awesome.
  10. Vintage Republic Gunship - live the vintage Kenner packaging. This is my all time favorite Star Wars ship.
  11. Northstar and Aurora - Marvel Universe - don't collect these, but these two are way overdue.
  12. X-Force Nightcrawler - Always a Nightcrawler fan. Not sure where this uniform comes from, but very cool.
  13.  Rescue - Pepper Potts in Iron (Wo)man suit at 6 inch scale. I remember getting the Super Hero Squad version of Rescue. My daughter loved it. She kept telling the boys at school there is a girl Iron Man. They didn't believe her. Time to believe people!
  14.  Hasbro Marvel Dioramas - Priceless - The full scale battle was amazing.
  15. NECA Dioramas - Priceless - Rambo, Alien, Predator - very cool.
  16. Old Man Logan - Loved this story arc. Too bad it isn't in 6 inch scale. Someday....

And a few disappointment
  1.  Series 2 NECA Aliens. No new Marines from Aliens. A Marine sergeant is being released. Supposely it is from the "expanded universe" and the head sculpt pays homage to a brother of a NECA employee who is fighting cancer. I can dig that. And I will buy it. Will probably make a great army builder as well. It just took the wind out of my sales, cause I was so jazzed after Hudson and Hicks. Was hoping for more of the movie Marines.
  2.  No Indiana Jones - wasn't expecting anything, but can always hope.
  3.  No WD TV Series 5 or Comic Series 3 - Was hoping for a teaser of what's to come. Maybe with Season 4 kicking off. Maggie and Glen for TV Series 5, even Beth with her shotgun. Abraham Ford, Negan, Andrea for Comic Series 3.
  4. No other human characters from Predator – another Dutch – the playdoh Dutch.
  5.  Series 3 NECA Aliens - no reveals except via Twitter at the very end.. Bishop, Queen, and intense negotiations with Sigorney for the Ripley rights. 

See you at ToyFair 2014.

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