Get your geek engines revving, because the Comic Con reveals are starting up!
Mattel has been on a roll this year, with a considerable step up in their game when it comes to quality, character selection and more, so I guess it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that their SDCC exclusives would follow suit! The toymakers will apparently be offering at least TEN (!!) exclusives at Comic Con this July, and they will be revealing two of them each day this week.
And right out of the gate, they knocked my damn socks off, with the Masters of the Universe exclusive– a two-pack featuring Comet Warriors, Rokkon and Stonedar. These guys look great, and include removable stone pieces so they can be displayed in regular figure form, in transformed rock form, or halfway between, to replicate their vintage toy looks.
I was equally surprised by the reveal of the Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider Hot Wheels exclusive. It looks neat, and I’m sure fans of the classic TV series will eat this one up, but the first thing I thought was “oh, man– imagine if Mattel lands the license to the modern series, too??” Here’s hoping…
Check out the full word on these reveals, straight from Mattel, along with some images below:
Masters of the Universe® Classics Rokkon™ & Stonedar™ 2-Pack
The Comet Warriors have arrived! This 2-pack of vintage MOTU Rockmen figures includes the young and excitable Rokkon™ and the wise and heroic Stonedar™. Recreate the Filmation look with snap-on arm and leg armor, or go bold(er) and transform into full rock mode with the additional snap-on front piece! Each figure also comes with trademark laser gun that they can hold, or can be snapped into chest. These figures, sculpted by the Four Horsemen, come in window box packaging and are not part of Club Eternia.
This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con (details to come). It will also be available for purchase at the show, then at MattyCollector.com on August 5, 2013.
Hot Wheels® Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider
Destruction of the Twelve Colonies and the human race is the objective, and the Cylons will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the thrilling TV show with this 1:64 scale Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider! Featuring VUM finish and die-cast body and chassis, this detailed replica comes on a commemorative blister card recalling the look of the original packaging from 1978. A perfect addition to any vintage collection, and a must-have for Battlestar Galactica fans!
This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 4, 2013, to be picked up at San Diego Comic-Con (details to come). It will also be available for purchase at the show.