San Diego Comic Con got off to a roaring start yesterday (July 9), with fans and industry professionals alike coming out for the releases, the costumes, and all the tasty convention exclusives. From Avengers and Justice League to Transformers and Star Wars, the pop culture landscape is awash in nostalgic properties that have received special effects boosts and renewed interest with moviegoers and collectors alike, and distributors like Hasbro, Funko, and more have taken full advantage of that by dropping some exclusives on some heads.
The convention floor is full of panels and booths to explore, but these 17 toy previews stand among some of the most coveted pieces at any comic convention this year. You’ll be able to find these after SDCC, but they’ll likely be *much* more expensive.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Hulkbuster vs. Hulk model (via Hot Toys)
Pop! Heroes Batman vs. Superman 2-Pack (via Funko)
Just in time for peak Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice hype, this Pop! two-pack features the latest versions of the Caped Crusader and the Last Son of Krypton, presumably seconds before the decide to pound each other into the ground.
Hasbro Black Series First Order Storm Trooper (via Entertainment Weekly)
The newly redesigned Storm Trooper for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been floating around in those teaser trailers for some time, but you can get your hands on the new design in figure form.
Pop! Television The Flash Unmasked (via Funko)
Barry Allen is speedy, heroic, and unmasked for your posing pleasure.
Hasbro Special Edition Devastator (via Transformers Facebook page)
Just like in the series, this special edition 18-inch Devastator figure is made up of *six* other smaller Constructicons. Check out that OG paint job, too!
Pop! Animation Golden Frieza (via Funko)
In honor of his new final form in the latest DragonBall Z movie, Resurrection F coming to American theaters this August, have fun finding this gilded Frieza figure, courtesy of Funko Pop! He’s available to buy on Hot Topic in severely limited supply, so head there now!
Doctor Strange Book Of The Vishanti Marvel Legends figure set (via SDCC Unofficial Blog)
Doctor Strange is coming to theaters via the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year, but in the meantime, this book from Hasbro should satisfy Strange fans. It includes figures for Doctor Strange in his astral form, Brother Voodoo, Magik, Hela, and Dormammu.
Pop! Movies Jason Voorhes Unmasked (via Funko)
We’re all familiar with Jason’s iconic hockey mask, but here’s the cutest he could ever possibly be with it off. Truly a face only a mother could love.
Pop! Television Breaking Bad Blue Sky Heisenberg
Breaking Bad‘s presence can still be felt on pop culture two years after it went off the air, as evident by this glistening variant on Walter White’s meth-cooking alias Heisenberg.
Hasbro 0.75 in. Ant-Man figure (via Yahoo)
The clever renditions of Ant-Man don’t ever stop. Hasbro’s commissioned an Ant-Man figure packaged in a vintage Pym Technologies matchbox with a figure that’s smaller than a penny, only standing at .75 inches tall. Is it worth the $10?
Hasbro Ant-Man figure set (via Yahoo)
This four-set features 12-inch Giant Man, 6-inch Goliath, 3.75 inch Hank Pym, 1.5-inch Scott Lang, and 1-inch Hank Pym. Cute set, but it’ll set you back $65.
Pop! Marvel Ant-Man SDCC variant bobble-head (via Funko)
Ant-Man in all his vinyl glory, here decked out in a black-and-red suit as opposed to the light gray/red suit he rocks in the movie.
KRE-O Transformers season 2 figurines
KRE-O is a LEGO alternative that has their fair share of nice sets, much like this 1985 Transformers set. Featuring second season characters like Jetfire, Grimlock, and even a tiny Devastator, this is a must-have for die-hard Transformers fans, but only if you’re willing to say goodbye to $60 for it.
KRE-O G.I. Joe Sergeant Slaughter/Triple T Tag Team Temrinator set (via Uproxx)
KRE-O also has a set of G.I. Joe figures falling from the sky, with Sergeant Slaughter front and center in his Triple T tank and a whole team of Iron Grenadiers to fight.
Pop! Marvel Grinning Ultron bobble-head (via Funko)
Ultra’s the most distinctive and sinister villain that the MCU has had since Loki, so what better way to pay homage to that facade than releasing a grinning variant bobble-head?
Pop! Television Unmasked Arrow (via Funko)
Unmasked Arrow, for those of you who can’t dig on the mask.
Pop! Animation Futurama Gold Bender (via Funko)
If you’re a fan of Futurama, then you’ve likely seen “The Farnsworth Parabox” episode where the Planet Express crew meets their alternate universe selves. Bender’s happens to be gold-colored as opposed to his usual gray, and since Futurama Pops were announced, fans have been waiting for the gold variant. Well, look no further than the convention floor and even on Hot Topic‘s website for a *very* limited run. Get him while you can!