Toys R Us Reveals 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives July 1, 2011
Well! Our pals at Toys R Us in their PR division sent us a press release and a whole mess of new pictures, with an amazingly strong showing which basically should please everybody, unless you don't collect action figures, in which case I'm not interested in talking to you. Highlights include Masterpiece Transfomrers Rodimus Prime, an awesome DC Universe Bizarro vs. Masters of the Universe Battle Armor Faker, and an incredible redesigned Star Wars Republic Commando Delta Squad boxed set. Nice! Read on for images and their press release.
...and here's the press release Toys R Us sent our way.
Toys R Us Captures Collectors' Consciousness in Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 at Comic-Con International in San Diego
A Special Selection of Official Show Exclusives and First-to-Buy Opportunities Makes Toys R Us Items "Must-Haves"
The World's Greatest Toy Store continues its profound partnership with Entertainment Earth at this year's annual Comic-Con International in San Diego, and will no doubt contribute to the euphoria of the participating action figure and comic book enthusiasts. In honor of the show's forty-second year, and the company's thrilling third year in attendance, from Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24, Toys R Us will offer an extraordinary extravaganza of official San Diego Comic-Con merchandise, including toys based on characters from TRANSFORMERS, ThunderCats and DCU vs. MOTU. Continuing last year's magnificent merge with Entertainment Earth, every Toys R Us Comic-Con exclusive will be available at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343.
To help commemorate these dynamic deals from Toys R Us, Entertainment Earth will be hosting several exceptional events:
On Thursday, July 21, from 10 to 11:30 am, Spawn creator and renowned toy designer Todd McFarlane of McFarlane Toys will be available to sign autographs in celebration of the Toys R Us San Diego Comic-Con debut of the Halo "Master Chief Platinum" action figure. *
On Friday, July 22, from 5 - 7 pm, Larry Kenney, who voiced the Lion-O in the classic ThunderCats animated series will be available to sign autographs of the Classic Lion-O action figure from Bandai America Incorporated. *
Fans who are unable to attend the show can still purchase the exclusive Toys R Us San Diego Comic-Con merchandise online at Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 starting Thursday, July 21. However, there is a limited number of each item, so fans should visit Entertainment Earth at booth #2343 or Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 early to purchase the below action figures.
Toys R Us Exclusive TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece RODIMUS PRIME action figure from Hasbro
TRANSFORMERS collectors can own the heroic Rodimus Prime in this recreation of the classic G1 action figure! Best known as Optimus Prime's successor to the Autobot Matrix of Leadership in the 1986 Transformers movie, this fan favorite character has the ability to transform into his Winnebago vehicle mode. The set includes a miniature ally, the Target-Master Offshoot; a buzz saw; and the legendary Matrix of Leadership. Rodimus Prime's rifle can also convert into Offshoot's blasters, offering extra firepower when battling the evil Decepticons! Following its debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego, this Toys R Us exclusive action figure will roll out to Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com.
Toys R Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con ThunderCats "Classic Lion-O" Action Figure from Bandai America Incorporated
"ThunderCats, Hooo!" Lion-O, the leader of the ThunderCats, is presented in a new, highly-detailed 8-inch action figure with 18 points of articulation and a metallic finish in this recreation of his classic 1980s action hero look. Now collectors can imagine taking on the evil forces of the mutants of Plun-Darr and Mumm-Ra the Ever Living with accessories that include the iconic Sword of Omens (in two sizes), Claw Shield and the Sword stand.
Toys R Us Exclusive Comic-Con Preview of HALO "Master Chief Platinum" Action Figure from McFarlane Toys
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the most popular video game franchises, Microsoft's Halo, McFarlane Toys has released a commemorative edition of the game's iconic SPARTAN-II super soldier protagonist! Now fans can own the platinum-painted version of John-117, who comes Covenant combat-ready, equipped with his MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/Mark VI armor and classic assault rifle. This anniversary edition of Master Chief features full articulation and is the same height as Halo: Reach figures. Collectors will also be able to get their copy of Master Chief specially signed by its creator, Todd McFarlane, on Thursday, July 21 from 4 to 5:30pm! Be sure to pick up your figure at this year's San Diego Comic-Con before it hits stores in August, along with the rest of the Halo: Anniversary line!
Toys R Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Star Wars: Republic Commando Action Figure Set from Hasbro
"May the Force be with you." The saga of the Star Wars universe continues with this new set of action figures, based on the 2005 video game Star Wars: Republic Commando! Now fans can join Delta Squad, a crack Clone Trooper commando unit, as they battle the Trade Federation's droid army. The four members of the covert group include stoic leader Boss; expert marksman Sev; technical expert and computer hacker Fixer; and wisecracking demolitions expert Scorch. The set also includes a Geonosian Warrior. All five 3 3/4 inch figures feature improved articulation and come equipped with battle accessories.
Toys R Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con DCU vs. MOTU- Bizarro vs. Battle Armor Faker from Mattel
Combining two beloved franchises, DC Universe Classics vs. Masters of the Universe Classics, this "Bizarro vs. Battle Armor Faker" 2-Pack set brings iconic mirror image baddies together for the first time! Featuring a dastardly duo of villainy - The Man of Steel's inverted nemesis and The Most Powerful Man in the Universe's evil, robotic duplicate - fans can now battle for doppelganger supremacy of Metropolis and Eternia! The set contains Bizarro and Battle Armor Faker figures, accessories, comic book reprint packaging, as well as an exclusive mini-poster.
Toys R Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Mortal Kombat "Lightning Fury Raiden" action figure from Jazwares, Inc.
Collectors can now own the immortal thunder god of the Mortal Kombat franchise! Protector of Earthrealm and ally of the Elder Gods, Raiden appears in his lighting fury form ready to defeat Shao Khan and his minions in this limited edition action figure. This version of Raiden also glows in the dark, demonstrating Raiden's mastery of electricity!
Toys R Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con "Flocked Sonic" action figure from Jazwares, Inc.
Now, kids, collectors and gamers can own a "Flocked" version of the world's fastest blue-haired mammal! SEGA's supersonic mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog, has been re-released to commemorate the 20th Anniversary edition of the character. The fully articulated 10-inch toy is the first-ever flocked deluxe action figure, featuring precise fiber particles that provide a polished plush feel to Sonic's fur.
Toys R Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Minimates "MARVEL vs. CAPCOM 3: Fate of Two Worlds" figures from Diamond Select
Celebrating the release of MARVEL vs. CAPCOM 3: Fate of Two Worlds, a video game sequel nearly 10 years in the making, this licensed miniature figures set is based on players' favorite fighters from the highly-anticipated third entry in the franchise! Fans can now recreate beat-‘em-up battle sequences with iconic characters from both MARVEL and CAPCOM , including Hulk, Iron Man, Zero and Morrigan Aensland in their variant, player two colors.
All Toys R Us San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are limited editions and are available on a first-come, first served basis.
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