A big surprise came from the SDCC 2019 showroom floor – Mattel is making X-Men Barbies! This shocking piece of news is important for a lot of reason, so let’s take a look at these Gamestop exclusive dolls of Storm, Mystique and the Dark Phoenix.
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Comic-Con International is approaching, and from July 19-22 Diamond Select Toys will be in San Diego, showing off their upcoming products and of course offering exclusive items! With three new Marvel Gallery PVC dioramas, one new DC Vinimates vinyl figure box set, one limited-edition DC Statue and a limited-edition Star Trek ship, there’s something for everyone at the DST booth! Read on for details, and check out the gallery at the bottom of the page to see everything!
DC Comics Vinimates 80th Anniversary Superman Vinyl Figures Box Set
It’s Superman’s 80th birthday, and in the wake of his landmark 1000th issue, Diamond Select Toys is offering this commemorative two-pack of DC Vinimates vinyl figures! Based on his first appearance and modern-day look, these two 4-inch vinyl figures are sculpted in the block-figure style and strike trademark Superman poses. Limited to only 1,500 pieces, this exclusive two-pack comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $20 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery Grey Hulk PVC Diorama
Now that’s a Hulk of a different color! The Marvel Gallery line of PVC Dioramas returns to Comic-Con with a new variant that celebrates the multi-colored history of the Hulk. This new grey-skinned edition of Diamond Select Toys’ hit Hulk PVC features an all-new head sculpt and captures the character in one of his fan-favorite looks. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this diorama comes packaged in a full color window box, and is limited to only 5,000 pieces! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery White Phoenix Jean Grey PVC Diorama
The Phoenix has returned! Sweeping down from the stratosphere to once again merge with its favorite host, the Phoenix Force has returned to Comic-Con in the form of the X-Man Jean Grey, but in an all-new look! This white-costumed edition of Jean Grey as Phoenix captures the powerful entity in a frequently fan-requested look, and measures approximately 10 inches tall. Limited to only 5,000 pieces, she comes packaged in a full color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Marvel Comics Gallery X-23 as Wolverine Unmasked PVC Diorama
She’s the best there is at what she does, and what she does isn’t pretty… but she is! Laura Kinney, a.k.a. X-23, a.k.a. the all-new Wolverine, removes her mask in this Comic-Con-exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama. Striking a menacing pose that contrasts with her fetching facial features, Laura stands approximately 9 inches tall atop an X-logo base, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to only 4,000 pieces! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! $45 at booth #2607, also at other booths on the show floor.
Star Trek Starship Legends Cloaked Romulan Bird of Prey
The ultimate showdown! The ultimate enemy! The Romulans return in full-on stealth mode with this exclusive cloaked edition of the Romulan Bird of Prey! Measuring approximately 12 inches wide, this ship is cast in clear plastic, but keeps its famous Bird of Prey logo, to strike fear into the hearts of the Enterprise crew. Packaged in a full-color window box, this ship is limited to only 200 pieces. Exclusively at booth #2607 for $70.
DC Premier Collection Batman The Animated Series Catwoman Gem Edition Statue
Gems gone missing? Search Catwoman! This highly limited statue of Catwoman adds real diamonds to our iconic Catwoman statue, for a special edition that is worth its weight in precious stones! With diamond studs on her collar, this approximately 12” statue qualifies as an engagement ring for marriage-minded fans, and is the perfect keepsake to remember the Batman/Catwoman nuptials! Sculpted by Clayburn Moore, this special production run is limited to only 100 pieces. Exclusively at booth #2607 for $200.
Joel Furtado, an animator who has worked for plenty of big companies, unveiled a trailer for a new web-series he has been developing, starting everyone’s favorite mutant team of superheroes.
“X-Men: Danger Room Protocols” is planned as an action-packed 18-episode animated fan series, with each episode featuring the titular characters trying to survive one of the various missions from the Danger Room, the X-Men’s famous training grounds. In it, they will meet plenty of familiar foes including Magneto, Sentinels, Nimrod, and Mr. Sinister to name a few that have been revealed thus far. The best part – the look is that of their 1990’s cartoon show that used to air on Fox Kids! This is the series that certainly made many kids fall in love with the X-Men and jump into the comics, and the look of the characters has since become iconic.
Here is hoping that Marvel Comics/ Disney is not too litigious about this sort of thing. Furtado is truly testing the legal limits of what Disney will allow when it comes to their franchise rights, but one thing is for sure – the man has already made a name for himself based around all of the hype around this well-made trailer.
The debut episode will arrive on Youtube (for free) starting January 19, so suit up and get ready for this epic-looking show!
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