Mezco's newest Fall Exclusive announcement is the One:12 Collective Dr. Strange - First Appearance Edition. This version captures the Master of the Mystic Arts at the very beginning of his path towards becoming Sorcerer Supreme. Inspired by Strange Tales issues 110-128, this version of Dr. Strange comes complete with a magnetically attached cloak that has an integrated posing wire, a newly designed outfit inspired by his early appearances, and an array of mystifying accessories including an enchanted amulet, mystical cloak and a rotatable Orb of Agamotto with hinged lid.
You can currently pre-order this limited edition Mezco Fall Exclusive, or pick one up at the Mezco Toyz NYCC booth #1954, for $85.00.
The One:12 Collective Dr. Strange figure features the following:
Pair of fists
Two pairs of posing hands
Three-quarter sleeved tunic
Three-quarter length gloves
Cloak with magnetic fasteners and integrated posing wire
If you attended Dragon Con 2018 and were a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, there was plenty of time to "get your nerd on". While I missed Sunday's double feature event, I was able to make it to the "semi-official" unveiling of Mystery Science Theater 3000 the Comic #1 from Dark Horse.
The panel included MST3K regulars Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Rebecca Hanson, Tim Ryder, and Grant Baciocco. And they did a reading of the entire first issue. They played to a packed crowd, even taking several questions after concluding with the comic reading. Yours truly braved the masses and asked a question of the panel - after making a comment about Felicia Day's Twitch.tv alter-ego. The basic gist of my question was "has anyone run into a director or actor that they made fun of during an episode, and, if so, what was their reaction".
(Unfortunately I wasn't positive about recording policies in the panels...so I only snagged about 13 seconds of the read)
I had never been to a Dragon Con before this past weekend. But I was one of the more than 80,000 to make the pilgrimage to downtown Atlanta, Georgia for this annual event that was founded in 1987. I've been to the other big events (San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, American International Toy Fair) in my 15 years of reporting about toys, collectibles, and art...but never to Dragon Con.
Maybe it's the name - a misnomer. I thought it was a convention solely focused on the fantasy genre. Not true. With five days of events around various downtown Atlanta hotels, you'll definitely find your niche. Of course, there's the infamous parade (you can watch that below). But there are also panels, signings, retailers...even a wrestling event.
Listen...it's still miserable and muggy in Atlanta in late-August/early-September. But the entire atmosphere is so chill that you might hardly notice (until you realize you've sweated through your 3rd shirt of the day). People are just there to have fun. I saw some of the best Cosplay I've ever seen at this event. I was clearly in the minority, dressed in awkward dad attire.
But, you know what, I think I've found a new favorite convention.
Mezco Toyz has posted a walkthrough video of their San Diego Comic Con 2018 booth. So settle in for a little over three minutes of prototypes, teasers, and new collectibles that you're likely to spend your money on...
If you're at San Diego Comic Con 2018, you'll definitely want to stop by Booth #5502. Alex Pardee is holed up there with what's arguably his "Best Booth Ever". Whether it's The Backpack, WITFD, The Thunder Babies (resin figures) or shirts and pins...there's something for everyone. And, just seeing photos of his booth, it might have the best setup I've seen in a while...
Super7 returns to San Diego Comic Con Booth #4945 with a number of debuts and exclusives. You can see a handful of them above, including:
Transformers - Super Cyborg Optimus Prime 12-inch Figure with removable chest plate (Clear) - SDCC Exclusive - $75.00 Alien - "Space Wars Headhammer" Tribute Xenomorph 3.75-inch ReAction Figure with coin - SDCC Exclusive - $15.00 Misfits - Fiend Glow-In-The-Dark 3.75-inch ReAction Figure - SDCC Exclusive - $15.00 Iron Maiden - Classic Union Jack 1.75-inch MUSCLE Figures 3-Pack - SDCC Debut - $6.00 Planet of the Apes - Statue of Liberty Action Playset (Figures not included) - SDCC Exclusive - $75.00
In addition, Hordak's Lair will be open at Super 7 (701 8th Ave. in San Diego) during the hours listed below. They will have a number of Masters of the Universe related collectibles (toys, art, apparel). The toys include: Laughing Prince Adam ($35.00); She-Ra & Hordak 3.75" ReAction Figure 2-Pack ($40.00); She-Ra Assortment Keshi Surprise 1.75" Figure Blind Box ($4.00 each); Horde Assortment Keshi Surprise 1.75" Figure Blind Box ($4.00 each).
Hordak's Lair Hours
Wednesday - July 18th: 9PM to Midnight
Thursday - July 19th: 11AM to 9PM
Also at the Super7 location is the Universal Monsters Boodega Monstore. It will have art, toys, and apparel based on the Universal Monsters license. Some of the items (pictured above) include: Creature From The Black Lagoon 3.75" ReAction Figure ($15.00); Metaluna Mutant 3.75" ReAction Figure ($15.00); The Mummy 3.75" ReAction Figure ($15.00); The Wolfman 3.75" ReAction Figure ($15.00); Universal Monsters - 7-inch x 21-inch Felt Pennants ($25.00 each); Universal Monsters - Soft Enamel Pins ($12.00 each).
Universal Monsters Boodega Hours
Friday - July 20th: 5PM to Midnight
Saturday - July 21st: 11AM to 9PM
Sunday - July 22nd: 11AM to 5PM
So...I have set up the Plastic and Plush YouTube Channel, where I will be posting up toy review videos. If you get a chance, please head on over there and smash subscribe. There are a number of artist videos - from 10 years ago - still available to view. You can check out ESC-Toy, The Sucklord, and many more. Maybe we will do some more of those as well. The sky's the limit!
Kidrobot will be at San Diego Comic Con 2018 held up in a pair of booths - the Kidrobot Booth #5145 and the Yummy World Booth #5144. They will have a number of limited edition SDCC releases, including the following (unfortunately without any pricing):
SDCC 2018 Exclusive Bobs Burgers Bobcephala Art Figure From the hit episode The Equestranauts and standing at 7 inches tall, Bobcephala steals back that extra special Chariot along with a place on your shelf. It will be limited to a run of 300 pieces.
SDCC 2018 Exclusive Kidrobot Comic Con Collectible Pin Each year Kidrobot releases a special edition collectible enamel pin. This 2018 Kidrobot pin will be available only at Kidrobot Booth #5145.
SDCC 2018 Exclusive Kidrobot "Let Love Grow" Terra-cotta Chia 5" Dunny by Jeremyville
Kidrobot is excited to launch a new collaboration with Chia with renowned artist Jeremyville and his take on the the first ever Chia Dunny. This 5 inch tall terra-cotta Dunny features flower eyes straight from the 60s, a colorful and warm glaze and a message of positivity to continually brighten your collection: Grow Love Daily. Like any Chia pet, it's up to you to care for this collectible and help him grow his rockin' chia hairdo.
Kidrobot x Hello Sanrio Hello Kitty Plush French Fries and Plush Burger Charms
Coming in a Hello Kitty container, these 5 removable French fry friends from Sanrio world come with Velcro bottoms to stay put until it’s snack time. Also, there will be 2.5-inch tall collectible plush burger charms featuring your favorite Hello Sanrio characters in silly slider fashion.
Limited Pre-launch of Kidrobot x Adult Swim Rick and Morty Slippery Stair Art Figure
Each day, at a time of their choosing, Kidrobot will have a limited number of the new Kidrobot x Adult Swim Rick & Morty Slippery Stair Medium Art Figure available to buy before its official launch in August 2018.
Special Guests & Signings
FRIDAY, JULY 20th 2018 @ 3:15PM
Signing Event: The creator and cast of Bobs Burgers will be signing Kidrobot x Bob's Burgers Art Toys & Collectibles at Kidrobot Booth #5145
SATURDAY, JULY 21st 2018 @ 11AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
Guest Appearance: Hello Kitty herself will be making a guest appearance to celebrate the launch of the Kidrobot x Hello Sanrio partnership at the Kidrobot Booth #5145.
Sideshow Collectibles has posted some teaser images of some upcoming items that will be showcased at their San Diego Comic Con 2018 Booth #1929. It includes two new Back to the Future figures, DC and Marvel characters, and a boatload of new Star Wars figures. Of course, we'll know more as SDCC actually happens...