D's Fantastic Toys August Prize Drawing Mezco Prize announcement! SDCC thoughts, and Mezco One:

Apologies for the long delay in blog posts but I'm back folks so strap in and read on for the reveal of D's Fantastic Toys first giveaway! The prize drawing will go down August 24th for anyone who has purchased an item between my shops opening in June to the drawing date in August. I'll also give you my top 10 exclusives for the upcoming San Diego Comic Con 2018 (One of them is the giveaway item!), and I'd be remiss to not cover Mezco's latest item up for pre-order, the One:12 Collective Hela from the movie Thor Ragnarok.

D's SDCC Top 10 Exclusives

10. FYE Exclusive XXRAY Reptar: Man if you haven't checked out FYE's XXRAY line you're missing out. This line is sculpted with half of the body shown in X-ray style. This year's SDCC offerings include an assortment of Spongebob characters, and Superman man of steel edition but this is my favorite offering from this year as it brings me back to one of my childhood favorites the Rugrats. This is a super detailed and super unique 8'' vinyl figure designed by FYE artist Jason Freeny. This one is going to cost you $129.99 which is a pretty penny but for the exclusivity and the amount of detail in these things, totally worth it.

9. Mattel exclusive Hot Wheels DC Superman Action Comics #1: Look I can't hide the fact that I'm a DC guy, and this is an iconic piece for any Superman or DC fan, and a must have for hot wheel collectors. The presentation of this exclusive is an absolutely stunning recreation of the 1938 comic book. It will cost you $20 but you have to be at the con to have a chance at this item that is sure to be a hit.

8. Icon Heroes exclusive DC Comics Batman Arkham Knight Bat-Signal Light Up Polystone Statue: Who doesn't want their own working bat-signal? This one was way to cool to leave off my list. This exclusive is hand sculpted, numbered, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. It is limited to 250 pieces and will cost $150. This item will be available at the Icon Heroes booth at SDCC.

7. Beast Kingdom exclusive Dynamic 8ction Heroes DAH-00113SP Justice League Superman Special Color: Beast Kingdom is bringing some serious heat with them to SDCC this year. With offerings from Batman, Wonder Woman, Star Wars, Deadpool, Iron Man, The Incredibles, and my favorite for this year Superman. This figure is 1/9 scale with 24 points of movement, comes with 6 interchangable hands, and is hand painted. The paint apps on this is what makes this particular figure stand out to me. The black is striking and the silver lines are perfection. This version of Superman with these colors is what I want to see in the next DCEU film. This exclusive is limited to 150 sets and retails for $50.

6. Hasbro exclusive Marvel Legends Series Red Skull Figure and Electronic Tesseract: I'm a sucker for pretty packaging, and I'm a sucker for Red Skull, add a light up Tesseract into the mix and you have my heart Hasbro. While not the best looking Red Skull figure out there (I prefer Mezco's take), the total package of this exclusive is what has me sold. This item will be sold at the Hasbro booth but if your not able to attend you may be able to pick it up at their online shop on August 13th. I know I'll be trying my luck. It retails for $59.99.

5. Funko POP! Exclusive Hellboy in suit: My second comic love after Batman and his Rogue Gallery is without a doubt Hellboy. I wasn't collecting toys when Mezco first had their crack at Hellboy and it breaks my heart because those were some of the finest renditions to date and they all go for a pretty penny nowadays. With that being said I try to scoop up any Hellboy merchandise I can get my hands on and I'll be picking this one up for sure. I've always liked Funko and this is a pretty awesome sculpt and little things like this hold me over until Mezco revisits Hellboy in their One:12 Collective line somewhere down the road. It looks like this one is going to be exclusive to the con so it may be hard to track down.

4. Entertainment Earth exclusive DC Collectibles DC Artists Alley Batman By Chris Uminga: These are simply amazing. Not just because it's Batman, I mean that's part of the reason, but the uniqueness in the Artist Alley collectibles is just to awesome to pass up. This year Entertainment Earth is offering 3 different Batman variants. The blue and grey is limited to 1500 pieces and will retail for $60. My personal favorite the Flashpoint variant is limited to 750 pieces and will retail for $70. The black and gold variant is limited to 300 pieces and will retail for $100. These are available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth however if they run out at the SDCC booth the online orders won't be filled. If you want a chance at one of these I'd suggest you get your order in quickly as the Artist Alley pieces are always a hot item and being Batman that's going to make it that much more popular.

3. Mezco Exclusive One:12 Collective Spec Op's Punisher: The third and most shocking summer exclusive from Mezco this year lands at number 3 on my list. Anyone who knows Mezco knows how hot this item was. I was driving down the road when this dropped on Mezco's site and quickly tried to secure my order using my phone and it just kept timing out. I kept thinking I was in a dead zone so pulled over to try to access Wi-Fi and quickly realized it wasn't my phone that was the problem it was Mezco's site being bombarded by people trying to do the exact same thing I was. After roughly 20 tries and sweating bullets the entire time I was finally able to secure an order for this fantastic figure and I couldn't be more ecstatic. I missed out on the classic Punisher exclusive earlier in the year and this will do just fine as a fill in. Did I mention the accessories...WOW! This item sold out quickly online but there will be some available at Mezco's SDCC booth. Retail is $85 and it is worth every penny.

2. NECA SDCC Exclusive TMNT (1990 Movie) Box Set: The exclusive that broke the internet. When this set was announced it set the internet on fire. After years of being told this would never happen every TMNT fan in the world had to of screamed "Turtle Power!" at the top of their lungs like I did. After offering superb internet breaking TMNT exclusive for the past several years and doing just as fantastic of a job on their 1/4 scale movie figure offerings this set tops them all. Highly detailed and articulated in collector friendly VHS box packaging with a ton of accessories who could ask for more? If you do think you need more you can purchase a street scene diorama to go along with it! Limited to 5000 pieces for just the turtle set retailing at $125 and 2000 for the turtles plus the diorama retailing for $250 These were offered in extremely limited quantities on NECA's online store for 3 days and sold out within seconds. If your going to SDCC you still have a shot at getting these at retail.

1. Mezco Exclusive One:12 Collective Batman Beyond: Landing at number 1 on my list is none other than Mezco's fantastic rendition of Batman Beyond. An important part of the Batman Mytho's this figure to me is the definitive Batman Beyond and will be displayed proudly in my collection. Two head sculpts, a ton of accessories and mega pose-ability I can't wait to get my hands on this one. These were also sold on Mezco's website for $85 retail and although now sold out online they will be available at Mezco's SDCC booth. I happened to like this one so much I grabbed an extra to share with one lucky winner of the August drawing!