San Diego Comic Con 2014: The Collectables to Collect

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While San Diego Comic Con has now become a mixed-medium Mecca of marketing (I will patent that phrase), at the core it is still a place to salivate over all things super-nerdy; in this case I am going to talk about some choice upcoming action-figures and collectables from some of the world’s best toy companies.

Thanks to Toy News International and MWC Toys for this year’s great coverage and photos.


Starting at the most amazing, eye-catching piece on display this year, the Hot Toys booth showed off this amazingly accurate and life-like Marty McFly 1/6th scale figure and scale DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future.

*Drool* **Droooooooollll**

*Drool* **Droooooooollll**

As with many Hot Toys releases, the likeness of Michael J. Fox is uncanny, and the attention to detail is unbelievable. He will come with a fabric outfit (including life-preserver!) as well as a host of accessories including his skateboard, walkman, and ‘Save the Clocktower’ flyer. The DeLorean may very well be the nicest release of the iconic vehicle yet, and includes working headlights and a Flux Capacitor that fluxes!

This Marty should be available in the first half of next year. If you’re as keen as me, make sure to get those pre-orders in.

Sideshow also have a range of other new 1/6th scale and premium format statues on show, but due to the high-quality and subsequent high-cost, these guys are only for the serious collector.


As I am mainly a 6″ action figure collector, I am always keen to see what product and license reveals NECA have in store. They didn’t disappoint this year, with many awesome products to be released from Alien, Predator, Robocop, Godzilla, and Planet of the Apes.

The best figure they featured was the deluxe Alien Queen from Aliens. It’s massive and in scale with the previously released figures from the Alien line:

NECA Alien Queen

For the same Alien line NECA also revealed figures for Bishop, Dallas, and they have finally landed the likeness rights to Sigourney Weaver: Ripley figures are finally inbound!

With Jonesy the kitty!

With Jonesy the kitty!

NECA even went out of their way to produce this Simpsons figure based on Sin City writer Frank Miller:

I was mistaken. Apologies to Frank Miller.

Apologies to Frank Miller.


Mattel brought a wealth of WWE figures to SDCC, with a nice mix of current and classic wrestlers. I feel the need to highlight Vader with ridiculous Japanese mastodon helmet, and El Torito:

The horniest of wrestlers.

The horniest of wrestlers.

Mattel also have the DC Comics license, and together with DC Collectables, are completely oversaturated the marketplace with Batman and friends.


Hasbro presented a heaping mound of the usual licenses, including Star Wars, Transformers, and Marvel. It also appears they are keeping their business model of small, cheap (ugly) figures for the stores and the kids, and ripping us off for their nice, fancy 6″ lines like Star Wars Black Series and Marvel Legends. Get in the bin, Hasbro.

But seriously, please take all my money.

But seriously, please take all my money.

Obviously I left a ton of stuff out, so what kind of stuff are you looking forward to? Tweet at @SorryImLateLM or leave a comment.

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