Comic-Con isn’t just a time to sell awesome toys; it’s a time to show off the awesome toys companies will be selling in the future! Here are the awesomest action figures and collectibles we’ve spotted during Comic-Con’s first two days.
Game of Thrones
Finally! Dark Horse has announced that they have the long-sought-after (mostly by fans) Game of Thrones toyline. They won’t be articulated — Dark Horse isn’t even calling them action figures — but they will be detailed. The only two figures revealed so far are Daenerys and Jon Snow, who will be joined by Khal Drogo, Tyrion and Ned Stark in wave 1, due out next May at $25 a pop. A second wave of five is planned, but no details yet.
PoP Ned Stark Exclusive
Speaking of Game of Thrones! Despite all the awesome exclusives announced for Comic-Con, the best might be the one that wasn’t announced at all — Funko just showed up with a ton of Ned Stark PoP vinyl figures that have a removable head (thanks to a magnet) and bloody neck stump. What makes me even happier is guessing what next year’s PoP GoT exclusive might be.
Transformers Thrilling 30
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Transformers line, Hasbro is releasing — wait for — 30 incredibly awesome Transformers toys. First up? The insane Dinobot versus Bruticus set you see above, an absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful Masterpiece Soundwave, a reissue of the original Generatioon 1 Predaking figure, and more. See them all here.
Kre-O Dungeons & Dragons
We still haven’t got to see the sets, but we have an exclusive look at the figures of Hasbro’s Kre-O line. Obviously, there are a lot of orcs and goblins, I think we can pretty safely say that’s Drizzt in the back, and I don’t know who the bald wizard is but I’m certain I’m going to feel stupid when someone tells me in the comments because I should know it. Forgotten Realms’ Elminster has hair, right?
“Heat Vision” Dutch from Predator
NECA has been killing it with their variants. First there was the NES game-colored Jason from Friday the 13th Comic-Con exclusive, and now here’s Arnold Schwarzenegger’s’s Dutch as seen by the Predator in the original movie.
The Cat from Aliens
NECA is also making the cat from Aliens. That is awesome. Moving on.
DC Collectibles is finally ponying up some figures of its surprisingly awesome show Arrow, featuring the Archer of Undetermined Viridian Hue and Deathstroke; they’re due out in April of next year. ToyNewsI has a few more pics here.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
At some point in the near future, NECA will give you the ability to purchase action figures of the Sexy Lady Gremlin and the Melted Gremlin from Gremlins 2. Truly, this is the best of all possible worlds.
Daryl from The Walking Dead
McFarlane is starting a new 10-inch Deluxe Walking Dead line, which doesn’t sound that exciting until you see pictures of the first figure, who happens to be Daryl. Look at him. I’m sure he’s about of articulated as a brick, but damn that’s a great sculpt. More (equally impressive) pics here!
Radagast from The Hobbit
I just wanted to point out that The Bridge Direct’s upcoming figure of Radagast the Brown does include his trademark “head partially covered in bird shit.” You can all breathe a sigh of relief!
Batman ’66 Bobbleheads
And lest you think everything NECA does is awesome, they've also made the most horrifying, poorly conceived bobblehead of all time, a nightmarish abomination that spits in the face of all that is good and beautiful. So there’s that.