Figure Friday: San Diego Comic-Con 2022

San Diego Comic Con is in full swing and as has become custom, toy companies are taking the opportunity to showcase their lineups and debut upcoming releases. My good friend Vernon Cook from Oakhurst Studios is checking in with some pics from the show floor.

Mattel’s MOTU Origins Eternia Playset

If you were a child of the ’80s there were a few toys that were the stuff of legend. Toys that every kid dreamed of and usually only one kid in the neighborhood was fortunate enough to have. The Eternia Playset from Masters of the Universe was one of those toys. It was huge. The only thing bigger in size was G.I. Joe’s U.S.S. Flagg. To this day, I’ve never seen one in person. Now, I might have a chance to own an updated version if the Mattel booth is any indication. Sitting in all of it’s glory is a slightly reimagined Eternia Playset in the MOTU Origins scale. It’s still quite hefty, but the redesign appears to shrink down the footprint slightly without sacrificing any of the features. While Mattel has yet to confirm if this product will be available for purchase, it’s hard to believe that they would have something this fully realized without there being some plans for this down the road. My guess is that this would be ideal for the Mattel Creations side of their business as opposed to a full retail release.

NECAs Creature from The Black Lagoon

I’ve been hoping that NECA would release a Creature From The Black Lagoon figure as part of their Universal Monsters line for quite some time. So, it should come as no surprise that the debut I’m most excited for is Gillman, himself. Creature appears to be another screen accurate offering. He’s set to hit shelves sometime in the near future along with another long awaited debut: Bela Lugosi’s Dracula. The Monsters line has been one of my favorites from this past year, so it’s nice to see more quality products are on the way.

Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Galactus

The Devourer of Worlds lives. Making his public debut is last year’s Marvel Legends HasLab offering: Galactus. Standing next to the previous year’s Sentinel, Galactus proves he’s the biggest boy on the block. A recent unboxing video from the Hasbro Marvel Legends team shows what appears to be an extremely well put together offering. The beautiful John Tyler Christopher box art which was voted on by backers looks incredible and we now know that the back of the box can be used as a backdrop for your Galactus. The LEDs look excellent and the unlocked Silver Surfer and Frankie Raye Nova figures include bases that port into each hand of Galactus. This is a product that I backed and am anxious to get in hand when it ships this fall.

Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Classified Cobra H.I.S.S.

I already sang the praises of the G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra H.I.S.S. in my last column, but as the prototype is also gracing the Hasbro booth, I thought I’d take a moment to check in on the status of the project. It currently sits at just shy of 17,000 backers with 24 days to go and all tiers unlocked. There’s still no word if any additional unlocks will be available, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Even without anything additional, it’s still a great offering. The fact that it’s getting so much love from those in attendance of SDCC is even more promising!

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