Toys“R”Us Makes Heroic Cameo Appearance At San Diego Comic-Con With Fantastic Foursome of SDCC Exclusives
July 6, 2009

Marvelous Team-Up Offers Items Online at Toysrus.com and In-Show at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 with a Special Appearance by Todd McFarlane

 

Attention Marvel Zombies, members of the DC Nation, video game fanatics and everyone else descending on San Diego: Starting Wednesday, July 22, Toys“R”Us will turn its attention to Comic-Con International, for the first time ever, with a quartet of official SDCC exclusives during the show’s preview day. In a team-up of titanic proportions, Toys“R”Us is partnering with Entertainment Earth to distribute official San Diego Comic-Con merchandise, including toys based on characters from HALO, Sonic The Hedgehog, the DC Universe and Marvel Comics.

To highlight this fantastic first from Toys“R”Us, Entertainment Earth will also host a special appearance with McFarlane Toys visionary, Todd McFarlane on Friday, July 24 from 5:30 – 7 pm. Mr. McFarlane will be available to autograph the Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con HALO Grifball Spartan action figure.*

As an added bonus, fans not attending the show can also find Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con merchandise online at Toysrus.com/Collectibles.

But, beware true believers, each item is a limited in number! So, fans should visit Entertainment Earth at booth #2343 or Toysrus.com/Collectibles early to purchase the below action figures.

 

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con HALO Grifball Spartan Action figure from McFarlane Toys

Blasting out of the iconic video game, HALO, this Spartan features the highly coveted Recon armor, along with a Bomb, Gravity Hammer and Sword Hilt. Not only is this action figure a limited edition, this Grifball Spartan character represents the first time an action figure has been created based on the Grifball game.

Grifball Spartan is available for $17.

 

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Dark Avengers Minimates from Diamond Select Toys

Ripped from the pages of the best-selling Dark Avengers comic, the latest Marvel Minimates box set features four of the villainous Avengers team formed by Norman Osborn, the former Green Goblin. Featuring Norman Osborn as Iron Patriot, Noh-Varr as Marvel Boy, Venom as Spider-Man and Daken as Dark Wolverine, this set is perfect for fans of the Dark Reign currently falling across the Marvel Universe.

Dark Avengers Minimates are available for $22.

 


Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con DC Universe The Giants of Justice The Flash Action Figure from Mattel®

This exclusive action figure will be running out of Comic-Con faster than a tachyon pulse. Capturing the “lightning in a bottle” excitement of Barry Allen’s return from the grave, this 12-inch figure from the Giants of Justice line showcases the classic version of the Flash.

DC Universe The Giants of Justice The Flash action figure is available for $44.

 

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con metal Sonic from JAZWARES
Spinning directly out of his hit video games, Sonic the Hedgehog is back as an exclusive JUVI (Jazwares Urban Vinyl). This Comic-Con exclusive features a “metallic” finish on the never before seen fan favorite character, Metal Sonic!  

Metal Sonic is available for $17.

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All Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are limited editions and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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