The Cost of SDCC (Start Saving Now!)

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Great info for those wanting to see how much one should save up for a trip to Comic-Con!

Originally posted on Nerdophiles:

Here’s the biggest thing to remember about San Diego Comic Con: start saving now.

Trust me, it’ll save you a lot of stress in the long run. The last thing you’re going to want to be thinking about when you get to the con is how much money you can’t spend because you haven’t properly budgeted up to this point. The rest of the Nerdophiles staff drove to Comic Con this year, but I’m from Maryland and I had to fly in – making for some unique challenges and some unique considerations when budgeting. I’m breaking down my expenses, so that you can better think about and plan for your own. After all, we’re less than a year away from San Diego Comic Con 2014!

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The first thing you need to start your San Diego Comic Con adventure is your badge. If you were lucky enough to snag…

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Matty Collector’s MOST WANTED Sale Begins on 08/05/13 (Subscribers 08/02/13)

Matty Collector - Mattel - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderFor all those that were not able to attend Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego last month, Matty Collector is a having the’r “Most Wanted” Sale on Monday, August 5th starting at 9:00am. The Early Access for subscribers was today for 4 hours, so hopefully there are some items left for everyone else to grab if you missed out! Good luck!


Toy Fans,

The Con is gone, but here’s your chance at some of the awesome products we had at SDCC this year! All the details are right here…

Early Access: Friday 8/2 at 8am PT thru 12pm PT (subscribers only)
All Access: Monday 8/5 9am PT thru 8/12 11:59pm PT

Please note that all products are subject to sell-out to subscribers during Early Access* on Friday 8/2. Any remaining products will be available to everyone starting Monday 8/5 at 9am PT.

…and other stuff you may want!

Want an email reminder so you don’t miss special sales like this? Click here to register. Or, join me on Facebook, Twitter and in our Fan Forums and you’ll get reminders there, too.

–Matty

*Early Access is a subscriber-only benefit through our clubs. Subscriptions are closed for 2013, but if you want to make sure you have the chance to purchase many of our hottest items before non-subscribers in 2014, get your 2014 subscription today!

Warner Bros. and TV Guide Team Up for Four Collectible Comic-Con Covers!

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - HeaderDYNAMIC DUO SPRINGS BACK INTO ACTION!
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION AND TV GUIDE MAGAZINE RETEAM TO DELIVER FANS THE ULTIMATE COMIC-CON® SWAG ITEM: A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE MAGAZINE DEVOTED
EXCLUSIVELY TO PROGRAMMING FROM THE STUDIO

 Collect All Four Sets of Flip Covers Featuring Arrow’s Stephen Amell;
Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles;
The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder;
The Originals’ Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis;
Superman 75 and Batman
Get It at the Warner Bros. Booth at Comic-Con, or Buy at
Newsstands and on Digital Platforms Beginning July 17


TV’s super alliance continues as Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) and TV Guide Magazine join forces once again to deliver fans the ultimate Comic-Con swag item for the fourth consecutive year: a Warner Bros.–themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine, with insider scoop and behind-the scenes action from the Studio’s series as well as four sets of collectible “flip” covers featuring Arrow star Stephen Amell; Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles; The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; and The Originals stars Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis; in addition to a set dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Superman, with Batman on the flip cover.

  • Comic-Con Distribution at the Warner Bros. Booth
    The Warner Bros. TV Guide Magazine special issues will be distributed to fans for free at the Warner Bros. booth — #4545 on the convention floor — throughout Comic-Con, beginning on preview night, Wednesday, July 17, and continuing through Sunday, July 21.
  • Newsstand and Digital Platforms
    For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four sets of collectible flip covers will be on sale from July 17 at newsstands wherever TV Guide Magazine is sold. The special issue will also be available digitally on iPad, Nook, Kindle Fire, Zinio and Google platforms.

The 88-page special issue is packed with features and photos dedicated to the following programs:

  • Previews of WBTV’s highly anticipated new series Almost Human, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Fringe’s J.H. Wyman, starring Karl Urban (Star Trek films) and Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening); The Tomorrow People, from executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Danny Cannon (Nikita) and Phil Klemmer (Chuck), and based on the original UK series; The Vampire Diaries spinoff series The Originals, from Julie Plec; The 100, in which 100 juvenile delinquents are sent to Earth years after a nuclear apocalypse to see if the planet is habitable; and more…

And there’s more! Including:

  • An exclusive Arrow comic created by DC Comics and penned by TV series executive producer Marc Guggenheim
  • A sneak peek inside the upcoming DC Universe Original Animated Movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment
  • An in-depth look at the television history of the man of steel — Superman — in honor of the character’s 75th anniversary
  • Behind-the-scenes photos from the TV Guide Magazine yacht and Warner Bros. Television media cocktail event at Comic-Con 2012
  • A look back at pop-culture costumes seen on The Big Bang Theory
  • Burning questions answered about fans’ favorite shows, including the final season of Nikita
  • And much more…!

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon. And follow TV Guide Magazine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TVGuideMagazine and on Twitter @TVGuideMagazine.

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via Warner Bros. Press Release

Hasbro Brings the Deadpool Corps to Comic-Con via Taco Truck!

Hasbro - Marvel Universe - Deadpool Corps Team - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives“Any evil that threatens the universe can eat lead. For the rest of us…tacos!

The Merc with a Mouth teams up with his favorite allies — alternate universe versions of himself — in this highly collectible and unique action figure set. The 3.75-inch MARVEL UNIVERSE figures of DEADPOOL, LADY DEADPOOL and CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE, along with figurines of KIDPOOL, DOGPOOL and SQUIRRELPOOL come packaged in individual “taco shells,” all inside a collectible taco truck package! The Deadpool Corps Taco Truck Box Set will be $49.99 and available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego). Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro - Marvel Universe - Deadpool Corps Team - Packaging - Box - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusivesvia Hasbro & Marvel

More Comic-Con 2013 Exclusives from Hasbro!

Hasbro brings us four more exclusives for Comic-Con 2013. First there’s My Little Pony‘s DJ Pon-3 which will be $49.99 at the Hasbro booth. The next item is Jem from Jem and the Holograms. This is the “Glitter N’ Gold” figure priced at $140. The third exclusive is Marvel LegendsThunderbolts set priced at $89.99 for  Luke Cage, Crossbones, Ghost, Moonstone and Judith Chambers.

A limited supply of exclusives will be available at HasbroToyShop.com after the convention.

My Little Pony

Hasbro - My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic - DJ Pon-3 - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC ExclusivesA fan favorite who first appeared in the first season of Friendship is Magic on the Hub Network, DJ Pon-3 ($49.99) makes her debut with a Comic-Con exclusive — and a shiny one at that. In addition to a musical note as her “cutie mark,” her sunglasses and unicorn horn are embellished with Swarovski crystal elements that tie into the year’s theme of the Crystal Empire.

Even DJ Pon-3‘s special packaging lights up, says Hasbro’s Donna Tobin, senior vice president, global brand marketing for My Little Pony. “Everything about her offering really enhances her character.”

Hasbro hosts a panel at Comic-Con featuring voice talent from the show, previews a fall line of toys at its booth and offers a poll where fans can elect their favorite pony from the “mane six” — Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Applejack — and record testimonials at a video booth before the vote goes live at Hubworld.com/vote4ponies on July 22.+++

Jem and the Holograms

Hasbro - Jem and the Holograms - Glitter-n-Gold - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC ExclusivesJem, the pink-haired ’80s cartoon rocker, made a “truly outrageous” return to pop culture last summer at Comic-Con with a high-end collectible figure from Hasbro and Integrity Toys. She sold out quickly, so Jem’s coming back glammed out with a special “Glitter N’ Gold” figure ($140) that’s a nod to a version from her original era. This time, though, she comes with more detail, a better and more realistic sculpt, and accessories including an extra dress and a record trophy.

Marvel Legends

Hasbro - Marvel Legends - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Luke Cage - Crossbones - Ghost - Moonstone - Judith ChambersHasbro - Marvel Legends - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Box - Packaging - Luke Cage - Crossbones - Ghost - Moonstone - Judith ChambersThe Hasbro team was excited by the idea of doing a Thunderbolts set ($89.99) of 6-inch figures inspired by the comic-book art of Kev Walker and based on the Marvel team of superpowered anti-heroes — Avengers member Luke Cage and the reformed super-criminals Crossbones, Ghost, Moonstone and Judith Chambers — that work for the government.

G.I. Joe/Transformers

Hasbro - G.I. Joe - Transformers - Box - Packaging - Baroness - Ravage - Snake Eyes - Autobot Blaster - Skystriker - Jetfire - Vamp - Hound - Bludgeon Samurai RobotThis year’s G.I. Joe/Transformers exclusive ($99.99) is the third and final installment in a special series of annual mash-ups.

Paying homage to a G.I. Joe/Transformers comic-book miniseries in the ’80s, the set includes a Skystriker in the colors of the Autobot Jetfire and a G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. vehicle retooled to reflect Hound, a cult favorite whose original automobile form was that of an Army Jeep.

To pair with the vehicles, the set stars the Cobra femme fatale Baroness with the Decepticon character Ravage, G.I. Joe ninja Snake Eyes with an Autobot logo on his outfit, the Autobot Blaster in his boom-box form and his tapes, and a robotic samurai warrior with a skeleton head in the colors of the Decepticon Bludgeon.

via USA Today

Hasbro is Bringing Angry Birds Star Wars to Comic-Con!

Hasbro - Angry Birds Star Wars Special Action Figure Set - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderHasbro released new information for their second Comic-Con exclusive. It’s the Angry Birds Star Wars Special Action Figure Set. The SDCC exclusive is priced at $24.99 and will be sold at the Hasbro booth. Assuming any are left over following the convention, a limited number might be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

ANGRY BIRDS™ STAR WARS®SPECIAL ACTION FIGURE SET
Approximate Retail Price: $24.99

The original 12 STAR WARS action figures are re-imagined for San Diego Comic-Con with a twist based on the mega-hit mobile game ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS from Rovio Entertainment! LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, HAN SOLO, OBI-WAN KENOBI, CHEWBACCA, R2-D2, C-3PO, DARTH VADER, STORMTROOPER, SAND PEOPLE, IMPERIAL NAVY COMMANDER and a JAWA are all re-imagined as heroic birds or evil pigs in this set, with each figure in a unique vintage-style blister card featuring ANGRY BIRDS homage to the classic Kenner artwork! The individual blister cards are all packaged together in a collectible package!

Hasbro - Angry Birds Star Wars Special Action Figure Set - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusivesvia io9

Blizzard Entertainment Will Have Exclusives at Comic-Con 2013!

Blizzard Entertainment - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Plans - Diablo III - Starcraft II - World of Warcraft - BlogsBlizzard Entertainment will be at Comic-Con 2013! It seems that all of their blogs all say the same thing… Diablo III, StarCraft II and World of Warcraft will be at SDCC in full force with exclusives, showing future products and having booth signings!

Blizzard Entertainment is excited to announce that our licensed products will be strutting their stuff on the show floor at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con!

Along with showcasing some of the new licensed products coming out this year, the booth will also be where the writers and artists behind some of our comics and books will be signing. We will also be selling exclusive SDCC products for the first time.

Yeah, we’ve been keeping busy.

Keep an eye out for more details coming soon, including schedules and the products we’ll have available.

We hope to see you there!

Hasbro Reveals their Star Wars: The Black Series Comic-Con Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite!

Hasbro - Star Wars - The Black Series - San Diego Comic-Con - Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite - SDCC 2013 Exclusives - HeaderIn 2013, Hasbro takes collectible Star Wars action figures to the next level with the introduction of The Black Series action figure line! For the first time ever, Hasbro is introducing a 6-inch scale of the greatest characters from the Star Wars universe, and fans will have their first opportunity to start their Black Series 6-inch figure collection at San Diego Comic-Con with the Boba Fett action figure which comes with Han Solo in Carbonite. The SDCC exclusive is priced at $44.99 and will be sold at the Hasbro booth at the San Diego Convention Center July 18-21. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro - Star Wars - The Black Series - San Diego Comic-Con Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite - SDCC 2013 ExclusivesHasbro - Star Wars - The Black Series - San Diego Comic-Con Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite - SDCC 2013 Exclusives - Packaging - BoxThe first wave of four Black Series figures, due out in early to mid-August, includes Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing Fighter flight suit, fan-favorite droid R2-D2, Sith lord Darth Maul and an Imperial Sandtrooper.

Hasbro - Star Wars - The Black Series - Luke Skywalker - R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) - Stormtroopervia USA Today

Four Comic-Con 2013 Exclusives from DC Comics!

DC Collectibles - Comic-Con - SDCC Exclusives - DC Comics - HeaderDC Collectibles have released four San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. The first one is Aardman‘s Superman and is priced at $24.95 and is packaged with a “box of cookies”.

DC Collectibles - Aardman Superman with Box of Cookies - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Graphitti DesignsThe next exclusive is actually three collectibles from Cartoon Network‘s DC Nation animation block. The Super Best Friends Forever three-pack (Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Girl) will be $49.95 and is designed by Lauren Faust.

DC Collectibles - Super Best Friends - Supergirl Wonder Girl Batgirl - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Cartoon Network - DC NationThe Hugo Strange action figure will be also available for all the gamers out there for $29.95. The figure is based on the evil scientist from Batman: Arkham City.

DC Collectibles - Hugo Strange - Batman Arkham City - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC ExclusivesThe fourth exclusive is the “Superheroes of Green Lantern” four-pack which will be $49.95. The figures are 3¾-inch in height and features the Black Hand, Red Lantern Dex-Starr, Sinestro Corps Arkillo and Green Lantern Sinestro.

DC Collectibles - Superheroes of Green Lantern - Arkillo - Black Hand - Dex-Starr - Sinestro - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - DC Comics - Black Yellow Red Green LanternThese items will be available at Graphitti’s booth at Comic-Con (and probably DC’s online store after Comic-Con).

via DC Collectibles

Hot Toys Gives a Sneak Peak at Their MAN OF STEEL Collectible Figures

Hot Toys - Man of Steel - Sideshow Collectibles - DC - Superman - Collectible Figures - HeaderHot Toys is teasing everyone with a couple of photos of their figures for Superman and Jor-El.

One of the most anticipated blockbusters this summer, Man of Steel will begin to hit theaters worldwide next month! Audience will get to take a new look at the origin and rise of an iconic superhero. We know that fans have been eagerly waiting, and we are very excited and happy to inform you today that the collectible figures of Man of Steel will be coming soon!

Hot Toys - Man of Steel - Kal-El - 1-6th Scale Collectible Figures - DC - Superman Hot Toys - Man of Steel - Jor-El - 1-6th Scale Collectible Figures - DC - Supermanvia Hot Toys Press Release