Can you believe we're only a week away from San Diego Comic-Con? There are sure going to be a lot of amazing collectibles making their debuts at the show, but for those of us not making the sojourn to southern California there's still plenty to be excited about. Whether it's the return of Mego (yes, that Mego), Dark Horse going Direct to fans, and some Into the Spider-Verse reveals, we're keeping the home fires burning with Awesome Stuff.
Mego Makes a Comeback
It's been more than 30 years since Mego was a big name in the world of toys. Thanks to a recent resurgence in popularity thanks to an appearance on Toys That Made Us, it would appear Mego is primed for a return to store shelves. The company announced plans this week to make its grand re-entrance into the collecting world at San Diego Comic-Con, with a limited run of its newest figures up for sale ahead of the public launch at Target in August.
Though the exact figures coming haven't been revealed, Mego did announce that Star Trek, DC Comics, and I Dream of Jeannie would be among those available in the first wave. Additionally, a very special 50th-anniversary version of Joe Namath will be for sale, and "Broadway" Joe will be on hand to sign figures at the show. Three waves are planned for the remainder of this year, with 8-inch, 14-inch, and 8-inch two-packs as part of the launch. Sadly, the full figure breakdown (aside from those in the teaser images) won't be divulged until Mego's SDCC panel on July 20.
Dark Horse Direct
Best known for comics starring Alien, Predator, and Hellboy, Dark Horse also has a small hand in the collectibles market. For the past few years, the company has been a licensor for Game of Thrones statues, Mass Effect collectibles, and pieces based on The Witcher III to name a few. It's also produced collectibles based on its comic franchises, but all of those elements are coming together under a new consumer-facing service, Dark Horse Direct. No longer will you have to order items from your local comic shop, as you will be able to get all-new, exclusive items straight from Dark Horse.
The first product available will be a Game of Thrones Tormund Giantsbane statue for $30, which is due to arrive in August. Following that is a massive, 14-inch tall Spaceboy maquette from Umbrella Academy, which will run $299.99. After that, Dark Horse has its eyes set on a miniature Iron Throne replica, which comes in at 18-inches tall, and will retail for $499.99 later this year.
Sideshow's Statue Teasers
One of the biggest and best booths at SDCC has always been the Sideshow Collectibles booth, and this year should prove to be no exception. Ahead of the big show, the California company has teased a handful of new statues and figures that will make their public debuts at SDCC. Iron Man, Rogue, and Psylocke will all have phenomenal new statues for Sideshow's Marvel line, and you can also count on seeing a new Captain America sixth-scale figure, too.
Additionally, Yoda and Boba Fett will be getting new sixth-scale figures. The Boba Fett is particularly interesting as it comes from the Mythos line Sideshow introduced last year with a pre-New Hope Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Technically this Stanley "ArtGerm" Lau Supergirl was teased late last week, and wasn't part of the SDCC previews, but it too will be visible at SDCC for the first time. It's a beautiful rendition of Kara Zor-El, and will even come with two head sculpts with different haircuts for display.
Get Into the Spider-Verse
With one of the coolest trailers of the year, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse already has our attention and, as soon as tickets go on sale, our money. As expected, Hasbro announced a bunch of tie-in toys coming for the animated Spider-Man film focusing on Miles Morales, Peter Parker, and Gwen Stacy. Hey, any time we can get more Spider-Miles and Spider-Gwen merchandise is okay with us. The line is definitely geared towards a younger audience, but as you can see in a few images below, it manages to capture the look and feel of the animated feature's style fairly well.