Although these were originally debuted at the 2011 ToyFair trade show here is a run down of this summer’s con exclusives offered by Hasbro as of today. I do expect to see more items between now and then, though, considering a standalone Transformers exclusive, anything from Mighty Muggs, Superhero Squad, and an SDCC themed My Little Pony are a few glaring lines absent from the list, not to mention out of left field last minute additions such as the 3 ¾” Movie Spider-Man figure. With the Captain America movie debuting the same week as the convention don’t be surprised if you see ANYTYHING cashing in on the opportunity.
Although there are no real photos or price points released here is a look at what is to come.
COBRA COMMANDER & STARSCREAM
First up is a GI Joe AND Transformer cross-over in the plastic form of Cobra Commander piloting a Starscream-styled SkyStriker. With the popularity of the crossovers in other mediums I bet this will be a very popular exclusive.
GI JOE ZARANA
I am not too familiar with the Joe characters despite being an eighties baby but is it good to have more figures of girls. This figure comes in two styles, a blonde with a pink shirt and the variant in all black. If last year’s SGT Slaughter scramble taught me anything it is that the variant of an exclusive will sell out FAST. Like Olympic track running fast.
MARVEL LEGENDS THOR
Marvel Legends is back! Kind of. This resurrection of the uber-popular six inch line comes in the form of a Heroic Age costumed Thor. With the fan base this line has and the releases being few and far between expect this to be a sure winner.
MARVEL UNIVERSE MASTERWORKS SENTINEL
Continuing off the heels of last year’s success with Galactus, Hasbro is offering a large Sentinel robot in an oversized blister pack and a suitcase featuring art by Joe Quesada. To separate it from the retail release, this robot will be dark purple. I suspect this too will do well.
INDIANA JONES BOXED SET
A six figure set cast in the 3 ¾” scale, this was supposed to be the final wave of action figures that was scrapped before release. Being now repurposed as a con exclusive, this set includes “Ultimate” Indiana Jones, Satipo, a German mechanic, Toht, Marion Ravenwood, and Indy disguised as a German. Although the final package pictures are not out here are the figures. I do not think these will do well since the line over all did not, but this show is the key market to sell them at.
STAR WARS REVENGE OF THE JEDI 14 FIGURE SET
Not shying away from the bulk sets this year, Hasbro is unloading the mother of all shipping nightmares in the form of this twelve figure set that comes in a massive Death Star styled case. Celebrating the upcoming anniversaryof the initial Return of the Jedi release, this case opens to reveal the figures. Included in this set are the full sized 3 ¾” figures of Jedi Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper, Endor Han Solo, R2-D2, Darth Vader, B-Wing Pilot, Admiral Akbar, Boba Fett, Endor Rebel Trooper, Wicket, Slave Leia, & a Tie Fighter Pilot. Also, there are the two Mouse Droid and Salacious Crumb mini figures in the same scale. This is going to be nuts so good luck to ANYONE getting this at the con or even buying it on ebay.