The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

The San Diego Comic-Con 2015 dealers room opens its doors on Wednesday evening, launching an extended weekend filled with standing in line to get limited edition stuff. Here's what's worth waiting for.

For the second year in a row I'll be missing San Diego Comic-Con, which is a sadness for the geek in me but a mercy to the father, who is supposed to be putting away money in case his kids decide to stab a guy or something; it's not really clear. All I know is I am not supposed to be buying things like these.

Limited Black Edition Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Saba Saber

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Bandai America Incorporated, booth # 3535 Price: $US175 Availability: Limited quantities each show day

Crafted of black, gold and die-cast materials, the Talking Tiger Saber looks as cool on a shelf as it does when its eyes light up and mouth starts spouting phrases recorded by original Saba voice actor Tony Oliver. Plus it comes in a nice box; there's nothing like coming home from Comic-Con with a nice box.

World of Warcraft: Funko POP! Murloc Vinyl Figures (3 pack)

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Blizzard Entertainment, booth #115 Price: $US29.99 Availability: A bunch?

My wife and I are huge fans of Funko's Pop! Vinyl series of figures, having collected upwards of 100 across various properties over the past couple of years. That 100 includes just about every World of Warcraft release, so there's no way we'd let these three swim past without giving them a good bonking.

Dragon Age Inquisition Playing Cards Series Two

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Dark Horse Comics, booth #2615 Price: $US8.00 Availability: A bunch.

As much fun as it is to part with large sums of money for premium collectibles, there's something to be said for adding to the pile for under $US10. The second series of Dragon Age Inquisition playing cards from Dark Horse look gorgeous while filling that all-important haul-padding role.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link Variant 20-Inch Premium Action Figure

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Entertainment Earth, booth #2343 Price: $US60 Availability: Some

I guarantee you will not find more Link for the dollar at comic-Con. Packed in a lovely gold box, this Skyward Sword variant of the World of Nintendo figure is enough toy to justify attending Comic-Con even though you hate just about everything else there.

G.I. JOE Rock N' Roll and Snake Eyes Micro Figures

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Gentle Giant, booth #3513 Price: $US8.00 Availability: Sure

While Gentle Giant is rocking a $US130 12-inch upscaled version of G.I. Joe's Grunt this year, I'm more interested in these tiny micro versions of Snake Eyes and Rock 'N Roll. How small are they? I have no idea, but I'm more than willing to pay $US8.00 for both in order to find out.

Kingdom Hearts Key Ring Set

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Monogram International, booth #3645 Price: $US40 Availability: Enough, most likely

What better way to say "You love Kingdom Hearts, I know. Shut up already!" than a fine set of keyblade key rings specially produced for Comic-Con 2015? Either you know someone who would love these, or you're very angry with me right now.

Warframe Excalibur Figure

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Symbiote Studios, booth #5636 Price: $US29.99 Availability: Yeah

Specifically included in this list for that one just who always emails us why we don't do more Warframe coverage. It's actually quite lovely, and were I there this year I would likely pick one up, if only to remind me that Warframe is a game that exists.

Voltron Altimite DX Transforming SD Voltron

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Toynami, booth #3229 Price: $US150 Availability: Why did I even bother with this field?

I've been looking for an excuse to pick up one of these super deformed Voltron sets, and isn't an exclusive edition a good one? Look at the little lions. Look at them. Now look at the big lion. He's like their dad. Put them all together, and you've got the most adorable defender of the universe ever.

G.I. Joe Desert Duel Set

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Entertainment Earth, booth #2343 Price: ??? Availability: At show and on Toys R Us' Comic-Con exclusives page

Companies love buddying up for Comic-Con exclusives to keep fans on their toes. Take the G.I. Joe Desert Duel set here. It's a Toys R Us exclusive made by Hasbro and sold at the show by Entertainment Earth. Confusing, but not so confusing that I don't want it. It comes packed with a Cobra Basilisk tank facing off against a G.I. Joe F.O.E. Striker, with Elite Horseman, Cobra Air Trooper, Chuckles and Night Fox figures.

Match Book Ant-Man

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Hasbro, booth #3213 Price: $US9.99 Availability: Good luck

My favourite place to shop at Comic-Con is Hasbro, where my entire childhood and several other unfamiliar childhoods are for sale. The coolest figure that's caught my eye this year (aside from the obvious, see below) is the matchbook-sized Ant-Man figure. He's so ridiculously tiny, and comes in a match box labelled ages four and up, which makes me happy. There's a $US64.99 set featuring four different sizes of Ant-Man, but it only takes a little Ant-Man to make me happy.

Transformers Combiner Hunters Box Set

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Hasbro, booth #3213 Price: $US74.99 Availability: Not many

Transformers' trio of lady combiner killers gets recolored and repackaged in the Cominer Hunters box set. While I have the original figure release of Windblade, the female fan-built Transformer from 2013, I've never seen the original colours of Chromia and Arcee on store shelves, so procuring them would be of great interest to me. Almost as great an interest as...

2015 Special Edition Devastator Box Set

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: Hasbro, booth #3213 Price: $US179.99 Availability: By volume? Lots.

The crown jewel of Hasbro's Combiner Wars line, Devastator is comprised of six Contructicons and stands around 18 inches tall when fully erect. I mean assembled. Fully-assembled. This special convention edition features tons of G1 decorations and vac-metal parts that will wear off in a few years but who cares, it's Devastator, dammit.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Action Comics #1 Superman

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: LEGO, booth #2829 Price: $US39.99 Availability: Daily drawing for a chance to purchase

All my connections in the LEGO world aren't strong enough for me to snag this year's exclusive Action Comics #1 Superman set without being at the show and standing in line for hours. This stunning recreation of Superman's big comic book debut will instead fall into the hands of other, less worth collectors, which makes me cry. A lot.

6″ Krypto Plush Action Figure. Yes, Plush Action Figure. Shut Up.

The Toys I'd Wait In Line For At Comic Con 2015

Location: DC Collectibles, booth #Something Price: $US9.95 Availability: One for me, surely.

Designed by the wonderful Art Baltazar, this adorable rendition of Superman's canine pal deserves a spot within my loving arms.


So that's what I'd be shopping for this year had I made the sweaty, exhausting trek down to San Diego for the annual festival of geekery. Instead I shall use the money I would have spent on travel to troll eBay for bargains afterwards.

Check out the official Comic-Con exclusives list for more ridiculous stuff that mostly cannot be bought unless you're packing right now. See anything you like? Share it with the class.


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    *cough* Tommy Oliver *cough* Real life actor Jason David Frank

      ... it says Tony Oliver, not Tommy

        Green/White Ranger's name in series was Tommy, not Tony.
        *Edit* On further digging also a writer/va in the show. My assumption it was voiced by the actor not a VA.

        Last edited 07/07/15 3:56 pm

          Yeah - Tommy Oliver is the character, Tony Oliver is the voice actor.

    Oh look at all the things I'll never get a chance to buy because I'm Australian... Except a version of that Generations Devastator that's already at Big W stores... For $200

      Already sold out, that was gone the first day of having stock.

        I got one! The only reason was because my best mate's Dad is a Big W Stock Manager and he put one aside for me before it even made it on the floor. Interestingly, I talked to him and apparently out of 12 or so they had allocated, only a few made it onto the shelf.

        This always amazes me - why on earth don't they manufacture more? It's like printing money and yet they STILL never create enough. Instead we get tonnes of this Beast Wars shit that no one is ever interested in.

        G1 forever!

        Last edited 07/07/15 5:37 pm

          Have you seen the voyager SkyLynx coming out next year.. http://thefwoosh.com/2015/06/hasbro-botcon-15-transformers-combiner-wars-reveals/hasbro-transformers-generations-combiners-wars-wave-1-2016-voyager-skylynx-beast

          Also should be a few new big reveals at SDCC :)

        It will be back at all big store chains in August. No need for paying scalper prices for the regular version on eBay,

          Nice to know, and damn that Skylynx looks awesome for some reason I've always wanted him as a kid.

      It was $200 here? Welp, that makes me feel better for forking an extra $40 out for Takara Devy with impunity. I was worried it was going to work out to forking over an extra $20 for each member of the team just for some joints on voyager sized toys (Along with their guns).

      Turns out not so much given our prices in the first place.

      this is why you need someone in your social circle who travels to SDCC - then hope you get to them before everyone else trying to hog their bag space! :p

    I wish I could find a Devastator in a Big W for 200 bucks that's less than ordering it from Amazon with shipping.
    Big W's sight lists it but not for sale.

    Nothing.

    Last edited 07/07/15 8:54 pm

    The SDCC Devastator will be available at Brisbane comic con. Chromia you can get from some comic shops here, I got one at Alternate Worlds in Melbourne or you can try online both local and overseas shops. The Japanese edition of 'regular' (non comic-con) Arcee will be imported to Toys R Us later this year too.

    Those GI Joe figures sure take me back to my childhood. Never watch much GI Joe cartoonk but had heaps of figures as they were so cool.

    *pines for lost Commando & Rambo figures

    Last edited 08/07/15 1:14 pm

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