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SDCC17: Spider-Man Push Puppet

BigBangPow! and Entertainment Earth have announced a new convention exclusive - the Spider-Man Wood Push Puppet. This exclusive puppet lets you control cute little Peter Parker in his Spider-Man getup by pushing the hidden button on the bottom. The 5-inch wooden push puppet is limited to only 492 pieces, available at the Entertainment Earth San Diego Comic Con Booth #2343. If you can't make it to San Diego, you can pre-order one from Entertainment Earth for $8.99 (they'll ship out if supplies last after SDCC).

SDCC17: Batmobile Pin Mate Exclusive Set

BifBangPow! and Entertainment Earth have announced another new 2017 San Diego Comic Con exclusive - the Camouflage Batmobile with The Dark Knight Batman and Bane Pin Mate Wooden Figure Set. This Convention Exclusive includes two individually numbered, retro-styled Pin Mate figures of Batman and Bane in 2-inch scale. 

There are 492 sets planned for release, which you'll be able to pick up at Entertainment Earth's SDCC Booth #2343.

If you're not attending San Diego Comic Con 2017, you can pre-order the Camouflage Batmobile and Pin Mate Exclusive Figures at Entertainment Earth for $24.99. If supply remains after the Con, they'll ship to pre-orderers.

SDCC17: Power Rangers and Beauty & The Beast

Monogram Direct has announced another pair of 2017 San Diego Comic Con exclusives that will be available at Booth #3645. The 5-piece collector's set of Power Rangers 3D Foam Key Rings includes the original Power Rangers: Black, Exclusive metallic Blue, Exclusive metallic Red, Yellow, and Pink. There will be 500 sets produced, with each one selling for $40.00.

And The Beauty & The Beast SDCC Exclusive will include Chip, Mrs. Potts, Belle, Beast, and an exclusive translucent Lumiere. There will be only 300 sets made, each one retailing for $40.00.

SDCC17: Dark Souls – Siegmeyer of Catarina 1/6 Scale Statue

Gecco Corp has broken news that one of the most beloved characters from the Dark Souls video game series, Siegmeyer, is being recreated as an exclusive statue for San Diego Comic Con 2017. Available at Gecco's Booth #4931, the Siegmeyer of Catarina 1/6 Scale Statue will also be available via Diamond Comics Distributors (in the US) - in limited amounts - to those who can't make it out to San Diego. The product will be shipped out in the end of October 2017 for non-attendees.

If you can make it to the show, look for the holystone statue to be priced at $299.99.

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Summer Exclusive – Mez-Itz 1989 Batman

Mezco has announced another of their Summer Exclusive figures - the Mez-Itz 1989 Batman from Tim Burton’s groundbreaking Batman film. This 2-inch tall Batman Mez-Itz perfectly captures the look and feel of the 1989 movie. The figure comes complete with his grappling gun and Batarang, perfectly scaled to fit in his hands.

The figure is currently able to pre-order for $8.00 each and is expected to begin shipping between July and September of 2017 (or after SDCC)

SDCC17: Wonder Woman Evolution Pin Mate Set

I'm going to hazard a guess that Wonder Woman is going to be extra popular this year at San Diego Comic Con. I know I'm going out on a limb with this one. But we're seeing another 2017 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive from Bif Bang Pow!, this one being a Wonder Woman Evolution Pin Mate Wooden Figure Set with Invisible Jet. A limited edition created just for the convention, four wooden Pin Mate figures (Golden Age Wonder Woman, Silver Age Wonder Woman, New 52 Wonder Woman, and Rebirth Wonder Woman) are included along with the Wonder Woman Invisible Jet (which they can all fit inside of).

There will be a limited production of 1,200 figure sets, available at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. And if you can't make it to SDCC, you still might have a shot by pre-ordering from Entertainment Earth for $24.99 (those not sold at SDCC will go to pre-orders).

SDCC17: Kidrobot Exclusives

Kidrobot has announced their San Diego Comic Con 2017 Exclusives...and they've made them available to pre-order as well. But, unlike other pre-orders, you'll have to be attending SDCC to pick up anything you've pre-ordered from the Kidrobot Booth #5645. (I'd definitely read all of their fine print before pre-ordering).

The 2017 San Diego Comic Con Exclusives are (as pictured above):

  • The Simpsons Mr. Sparkle Pink Medium Figure (pre-order sold out)
  • Andy Warhol Space Fruit: Lemons 3" Dunny ($14.99)
  • Arcane Divination Gold Wheel of Fortune 3" Dunny by JRYU ($14.99)
  • Bobs Burgers Badder Tina Medium Figure ($59.99)
  • Ren and Stimpy Powdered Toast Man Medium Figure ($49.99)
  • South Park The Bard 3" Mini Figure ($11.99)
  • Venture Bros. Bloody Brock 3" Mini Figure ($11.99)
  • Adult Swim Enamel Pin Series 4-Pack ($19.99)
  • Bob's Burgers Beefsquatch Pin ($6.99)
  • Kidrobot SDCC 2017 Enamel Pin ($6.99)

SDCC17: KISS Destroyer Tin Tote Gift Set

Bif Bang Pow! has announced the KISS Destroyer Tin Tote Gift Set - Convention Exclusive will be making its way to San Diego Comic Con 2017. The 4-color full-size tin tote features the iconic album cover artwork with a 5 oz. stainless steel KISS flask inside. You'll also get four individually packaged Pin Mate figures. These retro-styled 2-inch tall wooden figures are of The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman, and The Catman. The first opportunity fans can grab this individually numbered and limited-edition exclusive will be at SDCC at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. Or, you can pre-order it from Entertainment Earth for $49.99, if there are any left over from the Con.

2016 Plastic and Plush Awards

It’s obvious that I’m late getting to our end of the year Plastic and Plush Awards (PAPAs) – like 6 months late. And we’ve actually taken some time off handing out our yearly awards – oh, like four year. And while I’ve voted in both the Designer Toy Awards and the Poppies, I wanted to make sure that the PAPAs recognized some of the best collectibles and artists that might have been overlooked by others.

And the rules, to be considered, I’ve either had to have reviewed the collectibles or have seen them first hand. It’s difficult to determine actual product quality in the age of Photoshop. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a number of things look great in photos only to disappoint in real life. Secondly, the collectibles had to have been released in 2016 (or thereabouts).

So, without further ado…

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