In any event, every year at Comic Con, toy companies release special limited edition action figures and geeky things of that nature that are exclusive to the event, as a way of making attendees feel like the trek out there was worth it, launching them into an elite stratosphere of geekdom. Within this batch of exclusives, there are often a few horror themed special releases, being that horror is generally a big hunk of the pie chart that makes up Comic Con. So I thought it'd be fun to take a quick look at some of those horror themed action figures that are exclusive to this year's Comic Con. Whether you can make it out to the event or, like me, cannot, you will surely be able to snag any of these up through a quick search on eBay the Monday after the Con. So take comfort in that!
What would it look like if everyone's favorite furball were to attend Comic Con? NECA answers that question with another in a long line of Gremlins toys, this one depicting Gizmo in full geeked out Comic Con gear, ID badge, swag bag and all. The figure will run ya $20 at the Con.
Dan Goodsell's 'World of Mr. Toast' line gets the horror treatment with this cuddly slice of FrankenToast. The 7.5" tall piece of toast will cost ya a mere $10.
From FrankenToast to FrankenBerry. This exclusive from Mattel looks like a vintage box of the fruity Frankenstein's secret concoction on the outside but houses a FrankenBerry dairy truck on the inside, which presumably contains milk that's just waiting to be turned pink. It'll go for $20 at the event.
Bif Bang Pow! has released a slew of Twilight Zone figures in recent years and this exclusive is a bit different, honoring the show in general rather than a specific memorable episode. This piece, an homage to the famous opening of the show, is actually a bobblehead, with all the items surrounding the door playing the roles of the bobbing objects. You can bob along with this one for $15.
Not satisfied with just one Twilight Zone offering at Comic Con, Bif Bang Pow! also has this one up their sleeve, the first William Shatner Twilight Zone figure ever released. This is actually two figures in one, with two different clothing options and alternate accessories that allow you to change Shatner from his role as Bob Wilson in 'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet' over to his Don Carter from the 'Nick of Time' episode. Two Shatners for $30 ... can't beat that!
Another license Bif Bang Pow! proudly carries is Dexter, the hit Showtime television series that follows the exploits of "America's Favorite Serial Killer". This exclusive is the first ever 3 3/4" depiction of Dexter, a pocket sized version of Michael C. Hall. For $15 you can ensure that your other GI Joe's will be kept in check.
NECA expands their extensive Predator line with this exclusive Guardian Predator, also known as Gort Predator, as seen in Predator 2. Though we never saw Gary Busey get his spinal column ripped out in the film (goddamn I wish we did), the teeth on that bloody skull look awfully familiar, no? $20 and he's yours.
Sideshow Collectibles is getting in on the otherworldy fun with this set of three replica masks, depicting the ones seen in Alien vs Predator. The set will first be sold to Comic Con attendees and then afterwards to non-attendees online.
AMC's The Walking Dead comes to life with this limited edition bust of a particularly hungry zombie from the show known as "Deer Eating Zombie". The 6.5" bust was created by KNB, the effects group who created the zombies for the show. An exclusive Walking Dead comic book will also be available at the event.
Every year at Comic Con, Mezco re-imagines some of their most memorable Living Dead Dolls and this year is no exception. Series 5 of their Comic Con Exclusive 'Resurrection' line sees Penny Dreadful, Deadbra Ann, Damien and Inferno looking more killer than ever. Not sure how much these will be at the event, but they're already selling online for upwards of $500! The Con will also see the release of a 13th Anniversary Special Edition Sadie doll.
Ending things on a massive note with this, the largest Ghostbusters figure ever made. Standing at 20 inches tall and packaged with a NYC skyline backdrop, Staypuft is made out of articulated soft foam and will be available for $70 ... but only if you promise not to roast him or take a bite out of his gooey flesh.