By Ben Casper
In addition to all the comic book craziness going down at San Diego Comic-Con, there are plenty of titillating Marvel toy exclusives at the con to get fans and collectors alike revving their engines. With booths from the likes of Hasbro, Diamond Select, Sideshow Collectibles and many more, there are loads of Marvel goodies to get your hands on!
This year, Hasbro has a few amendments to its latest series of Marvel Legends with three different exclusive figures that you sure won't find at any Toys "R" Us. The most recent "Blob Series" of Legends may feature the jade giantess in her classic costume, but if you head over to the Hasbro booth at San Diego you'll find Shulkie in your choice of two classic costumes! You can grab She-Hulk, attorney at law, in a business suit, or you can snag her in her Fantastic Four digs, way back from when she filled in for the Thing!
While variant She-Hulk costumes are surely an eye-catcher, this year's Hasbro spotlight is on the true Marvel legend, Stan "The Man" Lee himself! The highly articulated figure comes complete with a Spider-Man mask, and no those aren't jammies Stan's wearing beneath his work shirt and khakis—it's the Spider-Man costume! That's right true believers, it looks like Stan Lee comes with interchangeable Spidey-parts. The exclusive Marvel Legends can be yours for just $14.99 each at the Hasbro booth.
Diamond Select Toys is bringing the zombilicious goods this year with a sick Colonel America bust (limited to only 1,000 pieces!) and an exclusive Marvel Zombies Minimates Two-Pack featuring zombified Goliath and Daredevil.
Sideshow Collectibles pulls out the stops this year with two cool exclusive statues! Straight from this summer's blockbuster, Sideshow has a brand new Spider-Man 3 bust (limited to 1,500 pieces) featuring the web-head in his black costume.
Also, as a new addition to their Marvel Archives line (known for miniature replicas of sweet weapons, armors and more from Marvel's premiere characters), Sideshow's booth will have the new Weapon X bust featuring Wolverine's adamantium skeleton. There are only 500 pieces of this one folks, so make sure to claw your way through the crowds to get one!
There are three more Spider-Man busts at the con this year; paperweights from Monogram. Their line includes a black-costumed Spidey from Spider-Man 3, a clear Venom and a pewter classic-costumed Spider-Man.
Heroclix joins the toy ranks with their exclusive orange Fin Fang Foom clix.
Keep your eyes peeled for our official Comic-Con toy gallery, with photos of all the Marvel toys you can handle.