SDCC 2011 is just underway, but we’ve already got lots of news to share. I’ve cobbled together some pictures and wanted to share the big news and photos with you. Credit to photos to their appropriate sources.
First up we have a new Doctor Who classic companion, Leela. She makes for one of the more interesting companions and a good action figure choice. We’re also getting new packaging for the Doctor Who Classics line, which is very nice. Leela comes with a bunch of weapons and she should be available very soon.
The people behind the retro Mego-like figures, BifBangPow have finally decided to do something useful with the Venture Brothers license and yes… 3 3/4 is coming! This line has all the potential in the world. Hopefully BBP can crank out a ton of really great figures and it becomes a huge success for them. They have done actual action figures before (not just Mego-like) and they were “decent”. Hopefully they invest everything into Venture Brothers.
Ringside has pictures of WWE’s new stuff from Mattel. You can find out everything over there, but the only two items of interest as of yet is Macho King Randy Savage. It’s an easy repaint figure, but a nice addition. It’s actually technically the second Macho King from Mattel, as the Defining Moments Randy Savage was actually during the Macho King era.
The real treat is that it appears Mattel will be doing a Defining Moments, Gobbledy Gooker. UPDATE… Apparently it’s just a display piece/test to see how collectors feel about it BOO!
Gooker never appeared again. For the record, that’s legendary Mexican wrestler Hector Guerrero. Hey, getting an action figure of this is excellent. It’s perverse, but it’s excellent.
Finally, Mattel has announced all the details to the Voltron subscription plan, with Sven being the “bonus” figure for signing up. It’s going to be around $300 for the whole plan, but I think I’m going to sign up. Anything catching your interest in SDCC 2011 thus far?