It’s that time again as SDCC is just around the corner. Hasbro was kind enough to send along some new HQ pictures (click on any to see large size) of their SDCC Exclusives to me, and just like last year there’s plenty of good stuff… So let’s check em’ out!
Anyone who follows the site knows that I don’t get too much into Transformers, but I have to admit this new Optimus Prime Zero looks pretty cool. I especially dig the matrix packaging. No matter how many times Optimus Prime is released in different versions, he always looks cool.
Remember what I just said about Optimus always looking cool? Hasbro is apparently aware of this as well. This is the “ultimate” movie version of the character. It also has some pretty slick packaging, although I definitely prefer the Zero version. Will I buy either? Not likely, but who knows.
I wouldn’t normally coer My Little Pony, but we’ve actually reviwed My Little Ponies on the website before. So if you’re into colorful Ponies, Hasbro has you covered this year at the San Diego Comic Con!
Last year Hasbro made it’s biggest mistake in SDCC history by offering two versions of Sgt. Slaughter and apparently only making like a dozen. I’ll be honest that I’d love a regular version of Zarana, but I’m not going to get my hopes up. I still can’t believe how badly they screwed the pooch with GI Joe last year and given that they still haven’t figured out a way to get another Sarge out, I can’t help but feel sort of “whatever” about any SDCC Joe exclusives.
Because this release is both a Joe and Transformer release, I expect that Hasbro will actually have enough of these. At $50, it’s a pretty good exclusive as Starscream and Cobra Commander team up in what’s sure to be a Chris Latta special. Unfortunately, everyone wants this pack, so good luck if you’re trying to track it down. I don’t think I really want this pack anymore. The Starscream is cool, but I can just get a regular SkyStriker and be happy… Plus I need another Cobra Commander like I need a hole in my head.
Much like the giant Galactus got a special SDCC release last year, the Sentinel gets one this year. A special dark version of the character, including gigantic blister card can be yours at SDCC 2011! I think I’ll wait for the retail version, myself.
I must be a sucker because one thing I’m probably most likely to go after is this SDCC exclusive Mini Mighty Muggs version of the Avengers. You get the whole crew, with Ant Man actually being the size of the regular Mighty Mugg. I’ve mentioned before how I just love the design of the Mini Muggs. Releasing them in a set like this is a good way to do it as well.
Finally there is a Mini Mugg version of Spider-man with a removable cloth mask and Peter Parker face underneath. This is similar to a Mighty Mugg they did a few years back. Not sure if I want this one or not.
Hasbro also has some Star Wars figures on Revenge of the Jedi packaging, but those have been covered to death elsewhere and it just didn’t interest me enough to cover here. They’re mostly re-releases on special carding, but there is a couple of repaints and an exclusive Salacious Crumb and a Mouse Droid in the pack.
I find it odd that last year Marvel Universe had three or four exclusives and this year they only get one. Most of thes will probably be available on HasbroToyShop.com at some point, but who knows if it’ll be another SlaughterGate or not. Anything from Hasbro you’re looking for? Let us know and leave a comment below!