Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mattel Comic-Con Exclusives

  • Mattel has announced their San Diego Comic Con exclusives. As with last year they were revealed in a segment on Attack of the Show. Unlike last year I didn't watch the show as my cable provider dropped G4. But hey that's why we have the internet. The Masters of the Universe Classics exclusive is Queen Marlena with Cringer. Plus there's a Polly Pocket three pack of She-Ra, Frosta and Catra. I'm sure someone out there is irrationally upset about that. In other girl's toy news there seems to be an exclusive Monster High Ghoulia Yelps although I don't know what makes her unique, maybe just a new outfit?

    The DC Universe exclusive is one that fans have been hoping for: Swamp Thing who is bestowed with Mattel's signature unnecessarily grandiose packaging. We have Superboy in a test tube as seen in the first episode of Young Justice. Movie Masters Green Lantern Kilowog, which we've already seen and knew was coming, seems to have been retroactively deemed a Con exclusive. We get a six inch super-articulated Voltron first Mattel produced Voltron toy. And last but not least is the humongous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. You can watch the AOTS segment here.

  • Kevin Smith is hosting a 20th Anniversary screening of The Rocketeer at the El Capitan theater in Los Angeles. If tickets weren't $50 a pop, I'd consider going myself. That Disney is acknowledging the following for this movie can't be a bad thing. Fingers crossed that a 20th Anniversary Blu-ray is in the works.

  • has an early look at the Savage Oppress action figure. We all knew he was coming and I was surprised he wasn't at Toy Fair. He looks like he's a brighter shade of yellow than he is on The Clone Wars but that doesn't bother me. I love that the facesculpt looks like he's snarling. Apparently there are two Savage figures coming. I'm guessing the other one will have a shirt on and have his double bladed lightsaber.

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