Can you feel the excitement in the air? It's not just a general enthusiasm about summer, but also the impending con season! To get fans ready, companies like Mattel, Diamond, NECA and Mezco opened up about what exclusives will be available at Comic-Con International: San Diego. The July 21-24 event will be the center of the geek world for a while, but plenty of other companies revealed collectibles you won't have to head west for.
MATTEL SDCC EXCLUSIVES | Mattel focused on the ladies with the first batch of SDCC announcements this year. The company revealed a stellar Wonder Woman Barbie based on her appearance in "Batman v Superman" along with an 11-inch-tall She-Ra action figure that comes with three different outfits. Also check out the Ghostbusters Lights & Sounds Multi-Pack based on the upcoming film, plus the Ghostbusters/Monster High Frankie Stein doll and the DC Super Friends/Thomas The Tank Engine Minis set.
DIAMOND SDCC EXCLUSIVES | As always, Diamond will feature a variety of different exclusives at their booth from companies like Diamond Select Toys, Funko, Icon Heroes and plenty more. Here's the full run down: A "Batman: The Animated Series" Batman logo bust and "Almost Got 'Im" PVC; "Arkham City" Harley Quinn statue; Bombshells Noir Catwoman and Wonder Woman; a 10-inch "Suicide Squad" Joker plush; a flocked Swamp Thing Pop from Funko; "The Dark Knight Returns" bloody bank; a mohawked Captain Marvel; Unmasked Spider-Gwen; white costume Emma Frost ARTFX+; The Vision and Scarlet Witch as well as Netflix Daredevil and Punisher Minimates 2-packs and marshmallowed Peter Venkman action figure.
NECA SDCC EXCLUSIVES | NECA about broke the internet this week after unveiling a whole batch of SDCC goodies. The company will sell not one, but two box sets based on the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" arcade game. The first features all four Turtles while the other comes with Shredder and three different Foot Soldiers. Others include Newt from "Aliens," cloaked Scar Predator from "Alien Vs. Predator" as well as Spider-Gwen and X-Force Deadpool Head Knockers. All of these can be pre-ordered and picked up at the show.
MEZCO SDCC EXCLUSIVES | Finally (at least when it comes to SDCC exclusives), Mezco dropped this teaser image. The accompanying post only directly states that the company will have six pieces for sale in San Diego later this summer. This looks like a pretty eclectic group that possibly includes Captain America as well as Harley Quinn and a Joker Mez-Itz. We'll keep you posted when more official details come out.
FUNKO | You saw the flocked Swamp Thing Pop from Funko up in the Diamond exclusives post, but that's far from the only one in the hopper. The CW's Arrowverse inspired the July-shipping Green Arrow, Zoom and Speedy with either a sword or bow for "Arrow" and "The Flash" fans. A trio of other DC-based characters make their way to the line thanks to the new "Preacher" TV series. Jesse Custer, Arseface and Cassidy join in on the fun in August.
Other upcoming summer offerings include The Big Friendly Giant from Steven Spielberg's upcoming film "The BFG" in June as well as "Star Trek Beyond" and "The Dark Crystal" Pops in July. The former line includes Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu Chekov, Jaylah and Krall while the latter consists of Jen, Kira and Fizzgig, Aughra, The Chamberlain Skeksis and UrSol the Chanter.
DOCTOR WHO | Big Chief Studios opened up pre-orders for the Rose Tyler 1:6 scale figure. The companion to two consecutive Doctors comes with a costume based on her appearance in Series 4 plus the Torchwood Gun, a variety of other accessories and even a Bad Wolf base. Hopefully there are still some left if you're looking to add Billie Piper to your collection!
ASSASSIN'S CREED | Given his penchant for appearing in all kinds of genre fair, Michael Fassbender hasn't inspired as many action figures as we'd like. McFarlane Toys helps balance the scales with the recently revealed Aguilar figure based on the actor's lead role in the upcoming "Assassin's Creed" flick. The 7-inch figure comes with extended Hidden Blade and Assassin Sword and is part of the Blue Wave of McFarlane Color Tops for those keeping track.
DAREDEVIL | We're ending this week's column on a teaser, but at least it has potential to be something rad. Hot Toys teased that the company will soon start making super-detailed 1/6th scale figures based on Marvel's "Daredevil" Netflix series! The company specifically mentioned the Man Without Fear and Punisher, but here's hoping Elektra's not too far down the pike either.