Posts Tagged ‘Exclusive’


Sailor Moon Crystal inspires new apparel series

2015 at 12:28 pm by admin | Comments Off


With the new Sailor Moon Crystal animated series ending its first season of episodes recently, Japanese fashion design company Secret Honey has collaborated with the internationally popular anime and manga franchise to release a number of exclusive pieces of apparel featuring Sailor Moon-themed designs and characters! These new fashionable outfits include a skirt/sweater combo that mimics the look of the school outfits seen in the anime, and features the silhouette of mascot cat Luna as well as designs based off items like the Moon Stick and Crystal Star Compact. The skirt/sweater set can be bought together for $195, or bought as individual pieces.


Also available through this new fashion line are dresses based off of Princess Serenity’s gown! The dress comes in two styles, each featuring a printed silhouette of either Princess Serenity or Prince Endymion. The dresses retail for $145 each, or fans can opt for a shorter camisole version of the dress that features a print of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask for just over $100. Finally, a white blouse featuring the Moon Stick, Crystal Star Compact, and Sailor Guardian insignia printed onto it will be available for $115. All of these exclusive designer pieces will be made available on July 24th through Secret Honey’s official website, and will debut in Secret Honey stores across Japan on July 25th. Sailor Moon fans don’t want to miss out on the chance to own some of this signature apparel for themselves!



Disney-themed May 4th merchandise released

2015 at 12:51 pm by admin | Comments Off


With the new Star Wars film releasing this December, Disney is making this year’s May 4th Star War celebrations bigger than ever with the release of a new line of collectible merchandise! Releasing at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, the merchandise included limited edition T-shirts and pins, featuring Mickey Mouse as a Jedi and Goofy as Darth Vader, as well as an exclusive plush Ewok.


Disney World also debuted its own set of exclusive releases along these pieces, releasing water bottles with the Star Wars-themed Mickey and Goofy, along with Disney MagicBands designed with comic-styled pop art of Luke Skywalker in this pilot and Stormtrooper outfit. Other merchandise includes a limited edition set of SMS Audio headphones decorated in Star Wars themes, and Darth Vader shirts available exclusively through DisneyStore’s online shop. This cool new merchandise is only available at a select few Disney locations, so make sure to make the trip for this awesome swag, or keep your eyes open for releases in more locations!



Bandai figures at NYCC 2014

2014 at 03:56 pm by admin | Comments Off


Drawing one of the largest crowds in Comic-Con history, New York Comic-Con offered a variety of exclusive merchandise and collectibles to fans last week, from independent manufacturers to large toy companies alike. Bandai, Japanese toys and collectibles company, was not one to pass up on the opportunity, and offered exclusive and early releases for a number of their upcoming collectibles!


With Power Rangers celebrating its 20th anniversary this year alongside the newest season, Power Rangers Super Megaforce, Bandai has released a number of NYCC-exclusive collectables for Power Rangers fans, young and old. The highlight of this occasion is the new Tokyo Vinyl figure of the Mighty Morphin’ Green Ranger, in NYCC-exclusive Metallic colors! Designed by vinyl artist Touma, this release comes in an entire metallic coat and features a unique legacy box, making it a must-have for any fan of the original Power Rangers season!


Alongside this release was the Limited Edition Power Rangers Legendary Ranger Key Set dedicated to the character Tommy Oliver! Best known for his appearances as the Green and White Ranger in the original Power Rangers airing, Tommy appeared in later seasons as a variety of other Rangers, all of which are featured in this 5-pack of Ranger Keys! Painted in limited-edition metallic colors, all of the keys function with the Deluxe Legendary Morpher, seen in the currently airing Super Megaforce season.


Aside from Power Rangers, Bandai is also celebrating the release of the newest Godzilla film by Legendary Films earlier this year with a new exclusive vinyl figure! Standing 6.5″ tall, the figure features a new unique sculpt and paint job, highlighting his glowing radioactive spines as part of his signature Atomic Breath move! The figure comes in a stylized exclusive box, and shows the figure amidst a destroyed cityscape.


Along with these new exclusives, Bandai featured a number of other figures at their booth, available for purchase before their scheduled retail release! These include the Armor-Up Baymax figure from Big Hero 6, which allows collectors to use over 20 armor pieces to recreate both Baymax’s normal and armored appearances in the upcoming film! Other collectibles at the booth include the Batman, Master Chief, and LBX Achilles model kits, allowing builders to create their favorite characters. With these figures and more available at NYCC this year, it was the perfect place for fans and collectors alike to celebrate their hobby!


Star Wars at SDCC

2014 at 02:30 pm by admin | Comments Off


Star Wars news has been plenty over the past year, with announcements about the latest live-action trilogy directed by J.J. Abrams and the new 3D-animated TV series, Star Wars Rebels, releasing later this year. In order to please eager fans, there was a number of Star Wars-related announcements, exclusives, screenings, and more at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.


One of the biggest Star Wars showings at SDCC this year was the exclusive screening of the first hour-long episode of Star Wars Rebels. The episode, which will air on the Disney Channel this fall, follows the tale of insurgents and their fight against the Galactic Empire, and was accompanied at the SDCC screening by a panel hosted by the executive producers and stars of the show.


Also announced at SDCC is a trio of brand-new comics from Marvel, based on the original Star Wars trilogy! The first comic, simply titled Star Wars, will retell the battle between Luke, Leia, and Han against Darth Vader after the events of Episode IV. The second comic, Star Wars: Darth Vader, will shift perspectives to Vader himself as he attempts to regain control of his forces after his loss in Episode IV. Finally, a five-issue miniseries titled Star Wars: Princess Leia, will focus on the princess and her ordeals throughout the trilogy. These comics are set to begin releasing in January 2015, and will continue throughout the year.


Hot Wheels also partnered up with Star Wars this year to reveal their new line of vehicles and play sets based on the iconic franchise. In order to celebrate the occasion, Hot Wheels even commissioned a life-size, fully operational version of their first vehicle in the series, the Darth Vader Car, which was on display at the event. Other small-scale Hot Wheels vehicles shown off at the event include Chewbacca, R2D2, Luke, Yoda, and a Clone Trooper.


Hasbro’s popular Star Wars Black Series 6″ figures also saw a number of exciting announcements at SDCC. Alongside the appearance of the SDCC-exclusive Jabba the Hutt figure in the Black Series, five brand-new releases in the Black Series were announced and shown at the event: Deluxe Han & Tauntaun set, Luke and Wampa set, TIE Pilot, Han Solo Storm Trooper, and Bounty Hunter Bossk! All of these figures will continue the Black Series trend of releasing screen-accurate renditions of favorite Star Wars characters, with a high amount of articulation and detail.


Sideshow Collectibles also had a number of new and upcoming releases at their booth, in a wide variety of scales and sizes. Ranging from classics like R2-D2 and the Scout Trooper with his Speeder Bike, there were a few surprises such as the new 1:5 scale statues based on the original Star Wars concept art by artist Ralph McQuarrie. There were even life-size statues at the event, showing off characters like Darth Vader, Yoda, Boba Fett, and Han Solo in carbonite!


With so many exciting releases to come for Star Wars, from movies and comics to collectibles, it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan!


Aliens take over SDCC

2014 at 12:28 pm by admin | Comments Off


It’s been 35 years since Ridley Scott’s iconic sci-fi horror film, Alien released in theaters in 1979, shocking audiences worldwide with its stunning special effects and monster design. In order to celebrate the momentous occasion, the Alien franchise had a huge showing at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, showing off new and upcoming figures as well as other exclusive Alien exhibits.


One of the most prominent Alien displays at SDCC was the Alien: Isolation booth, allowing visitors to check out the newest upcoming video game based on the hit franchise. Focusing on stealth and the feeling of being hunted by the signature xenomorph alien, the booth features a recreation of a massive alien egg pod that players entered in order to try out the demo in solitude. The exhibit even featured a hand-painted mural of the xenomorph, created by artist Maxx242! Alien: Isolation releases on PC, Playstation 3 and 4, and Xbox One and 360 on October 7th.


A number of exclusive and upcoming Alien toys were also shown off at the event, featuring characters and designs from a number of beloved movies. Super7 helped celebrate the anniversary in a big way by releasing a number of Alien exclusives at the event. These include the 4.5″ vinyl Alien figure, which features clear dome as well as retro Kenner-style Alien packaging, as well as the new Deep Space Mystery Alien Egg blind box, which included a limited edition Alien ReAction Figure inside. The most anticipated release, though, was the Alien Egg Chamber play set created in collaboration with Funko. This play set, marketed in classic retro packaging and details, recreates the classic scene from the movie, and includes a detailed backdrop and display stand for all of Funko’s Alien ReAction figures.


Some of the most popular upcoming releases were shown off by NECA and Hot Toys, both of which showed off brand-new figures and statues of Alien protagonist Ellen Ripley. Featuring both her design from the original Alien movie as well as the sequel, Aliens, these new Ripley figures will be the first ever to feature an accurate depiction of her movie likeness, played by Sigourney Weaver. Hot Toys even showed off a to-scale figure of the infamous Power Loader from Aliens to go alongside this exciting release!


Not one to be outdone, NECA showed off its brand-new upcoming Alien Queen figure to fans for the first time at SDCC. The figure, which will be one of the largest Alien figures ever released, stands at 15″ tall and over 30″ long, and will feature over 30 points of articulation throughout its body, including movable jaw, arms, an even an entirely articulated tail. This figure is set to release in October, and preorders are currently open for this giant collectible.


With lots to celebrate and lots to talk about at this year’s SDCC, stay tuned for more news and pictures from the event!


Bandai reveals at SDCC

2014 at 01:35 pm by admin | Comments Off


Bandai, and its Tamashii Nations brand of collectors’ merchandise, has always been at the forefront of Japanese imports and collectibles, featuring designs from some of the most popular anime, video games, tokusatsu, and more. Their showing at this year’s SDCC did not disappoint, with a variety of new reveals along with displays of popular merchandise from the past year.


Among the new reveals were Bandai’s newest Dragonball releases, exclusive to SDCC. These included the S.H. Figuarts Vegeta figure in its original animation colors, as well as the collectible Dragon Ball & Dragon Radar pack. These two exclusives were featured alongside a number of other previous Dragonball releases, including Figuarts articulated figures and Figuarts ZERO statues. Also featured was the new upcoming series of chibi-style Dragonball statue collectibles, which have no planned release date as of yet.


Also unveiled for the first time at SDCC was the first state-side look at the new Naruto S.H. Figuarts collectibles! The two new figures in this series, Naruto and Sasuke, featured their most recent designs from the manga, and each included alternate faces, swappable hands, attack effects and more.


On top of that, Nintendo fans across the world got their very first look at the brand-new S.H. Figuarts Luigi from the Mario franchise! Posed alongside his brother Mario, who recently got his own S.H. Figuarts release, their display included brand-new playset options for the set, including a themed backdrop and an extending Piranha Plant enemy!


Godzilla, who has had a busy year with the recent Legendary film and sequel announcement, was also at the Bandai show floor, appearing in his newest 2014 look in the S.H. MonsterArts line. Releasing later this year, the figure was also accompanied by a number of other Godzilla figures, including toys of older Godzilla designs and MechaGodzilla.


Finally, to celebrate Doraemon’s upcoming United States debut this August, Bandai unveiled two brand-new toys of the show’s protagonists: S.H. Figuarts Nobita and Robot Spirits Doraemon! Both of these figured appeared for the first time at the show, with Nobita having swappable hands and faceplates, and Doraemon even coming with his Dokodemo Door tool.


Other popular display pieces at the show were the complete set of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and Sailor Moon Figuarts! Both displays featured the entire cast of characters from each series, with unique display options such as the rotating disco ball on Sailor Moon’s display and the earth-like texture on the Power Rangers display. The Power Rangers play even featured the previously released Super Robot Chogokin figure of the Dino Megazord!


A number of Bandai’s other popular figures were on display as well, featuring figures from franchises like One Piece and Saint Seiya, and more. There were even display cases dedicated to popular Gundam franchises like Gundam Wing and the recent Gundam Build Fighters!


Seeing all of these amazing toys in one place is truly what makes SDCC one of the biggest and most fan-beloved conventions in the world, and we’ve still got a ton more coverage to do about the event, so keep your eyes peeled!


Hello Kitty signing and more at SDCC

2014 at 12:16 pm by admin | Comments Off


This year’s SDCC coming to a close on June 27th this past Sunday, showing off some of the most exciting news and featuring some amazing attractions and exhibits for visiting fans to take part in. Not one to slouch, especially on her 40th anniversary, Hello Kitty brought a number of unprecedented exclusive events to the convention, making it a weekend to remember for Sanrio fans everywhere!


The biggest headline for Hello Kitty this year was the exclusive signing event at Sanrio’s Booth #4539 on the show floor, where fans could come face-to-face with Yuko Yamaguchi, the original Hello Kitty creator and head designer at Sanrio! Flying in all the way from Tokyo, Yuko was on the show floor for the entire weekend, greeting fans, taking photos, and signing limited edition art posters available at the booth. This was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime chance for Hello Kitty fans to meet the creator in person!


Other popular Hello Kitty items at the event were Tamashii Nation’s display case of the recently released 40th Anniversary Hello Kitty Chogokin figure, as well as the brand new SDCC-exclusive Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary minifigures and trading cards by Upper Deck. These exclusives, along with a number of other Hello Kitty collectibles and props, were available throughout the show floor to help celebrate Hello Kitty’s landmark anniversary.


Now that SDCC has finally come to an end, we’ve got a huge amount of photos and coverage to show off, so stay tuned!


Hello Kitty celebrates anniversary at SDCC

2014 at 01:55 pm by admin | Comments Off


Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary is well underway this year, with a wide variety of events, exclusive releases, and even a new theme park in the United Kingdom. This weekend, Hello Kitty has brought the celebrations to this year’s San Diego Comic Con in a big way. A number of SDCC exclusives were released in commemoration of the event, and off-site activities and events were opened up alongside SDCC.

Within the convention center itself, Sanrio-themed exclusives will be available at several booths, and Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi will even be present throughout the event to sign autographs and greet fans! Some exclusives available at the event include Toynami’s Chun-Li themed Hello Kitty vinyl toy bank, Upper Deck’s SDCC-exclusive Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Mini-Figures and Trading Cards, and more. Tamashii-Nation’s Chogokin Hello Kitty robot figure, released this past June, has also made an appearance at the event, showing off its various alternate modes and articulation.


On top of that, VIZ Media has released an SDCC-exclusive early print of their upcoming “Hello Kitty, Hello 40″ tribute book at the event! This new book serves as a celebration of Hello Kitty as a character as well as a cultural icon, and features work done by comic artists, muralists, toy creators, authors, and fans from all over the world! This book, which is set to release in bookstores in October, is making an early debut at this year’s SDCC with an exclusive cover. Limited to only 250 copies, this book is a must-have for any Sanrio fan!


Sanrio has also opened up an offsite exhibit at the Interactive Zone in Petco Park, which is less than a mile from the San Diego Convention Center, where fans can meet Hello Kitty and take photo ops with the character. A number of events and activities will be available at the Interactive Zone as well, including free temporary tattoos and nail art from official Sanrio Tokyo artists. Hello Kitty still has a long way to go before her 40th anniversary is over, with more events like October’s Hello Kitty Con in the near future, so make sure to stay tuned for more news!


NECA at SDCC 2014

2014 at 03:23 pm by admin | Comments Off

NECA has been producing dolls and action figures of iconic character since 2002, and their showing at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con features a whole new slew of collectibles ranging from recent smash hits to retro-style icons!

First up is the Pacific Rim “End Titles” Jaegar 3-pack, featuring three of Pacific Rim’s fan-favorite Jaegar robots! Standing at 7″ tall each, the set comes with Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, and Striker Eureka, each of which has been repainted in black, high-gloss finishes to recreate their appearances during the end credits of the film. Each Jaegar even has glow-in-the-dark visors, and will come in a collectible window package with foil slipcover. Priced at $60, this collector’s set is limited to 5,000 pieces, making it a must-have for any diehard Pacific Rim fan!

NECA has been known to make figures of characters that no one expected, and this year’s SDCC lineup does not disappoint with the new figure of Super Freddy! Featured in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, this 8″ Super Freddy figure comes in a retro monochromatic color scheme and includes actual cloth for his attire. Super Freddy is limited to 5,000 pieces and retails for $40.

In order to commemorate the new Predator: Fire and Stone comic book series by Dark Horse comics, which begins in October 2014, NECA has also create a limited-edition Ahab Predator action figure! Featuring unique new sculpting and designs that will be featured in the upcoming comic book, Ahab Predator stands at 7″ tall and will retail for $25 in a limited edition release of 5,000 pieces.

Also coming to SDCC are exclusive colorways of the Marvel and DC Scalers! These miniature 2″ figures are designed to grip headphone cords, wires, cables, and more! These SDCC exclusive two-pack releases will be priced at $10, and feature previous Scaler releases in new colors: Silver Centurion Iron Man and Marvels Spider-Man, and Monochrome Batman and Joker!

Finally, NECA is continuing their retro-styled character releases, following last year’s exclusive NES Jason release, with a variety of new characters announced and on display at the event! The first releases represent character from the popular 1993 videogame “Robot vs Terminator” on the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis systems! Two 7″ figure sets are planned for release: one featuring the T-800 Terminator and a Terminator Endoskeleton, and the second featuring Robocop in his normal look as well as an on-fire variant! All the figures in both sets will be designed and decorated to match their on-screen appearances from the videogame, and come with their own unique accessories and weapons.

NECA has also announced a brand-new 7″ Batman figure, designed and colored off of his appearance in the 1989 NES videogame! Featuring a cel-shaded design of purple and blue, Batman will feature a removable cape, along with his Batarang and Spear Gun accessories. Unfortunately, none of these retro-colored toys will be available for purchase until October, but fans at NECA’s SDCC booth will be able to get a good look at these cel-shaded classics in person for the first time.

NECA’s SDCC celebrations don’t stop there: a flash sale will open on their online website at 6:30 PST on Wednesday, July 23rd, allowing fans from all over the world to pick up their SDCC exclusives from the comfort of their own home! On top of that, NECA will continue to release new information on upcoming toys and releases throughout the event, making their booth a must-see for toy fans everywhere!


Jurassic World exclusive posters at SDCC

2014 at 03:17 pm by admin | Comments Off

Jurassic Park, the popular 1990s science-fiction adventure film series based on the novel by Michael Crichton, has been gearing up for a revival with the new upcoming movie, Jurassic World. The fourth movie in the series, Jurassic World is scheduled to release in theaters on June 12th, 2015, and Universal Studios is celebrating the upcoming release in a big way at SDCC with the release of the first official Jurassic World poster!

The poster shows off an iconic scene from the original movie, 22 years after the events of the film, and showcases the construction of the new Jurassic World park on Isla Nublar, as well as our first look at the new design for the iconic deinonychus, often mistaken for a velociraptor. The poster, drawn by artist Mark Englert, will be available in short supply at SDCC this weekend, giving visitors a chance to take home some exclusive artwork.

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