For fans, San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), is the grandest and most exciting event of the year, congregating comics, games, movies, tv shows and more. Each year, the news and teasers unveiled at the convention are no doubt the highlights of the event, while the SDCC exclusive toys and collectibles become highly desirable items, sought after by collectors everywhere.
As usual, Hasbro has announced this year's SDCC Exclusives, so let's come and take a look at what goodies the Marvel Legends and Transformers toy lines have in store!
▼ Transformers and Marvel Legends have each released two exclusive sets for SDCC 2018
▼ First up is the exclusive Transformers: Studio Series 19 Bumblebee Vol. 1 Retro Rock Garage, featuring a recolor of the 1976 Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee from the Series 1 set.
This version calls back to the Retro Rock Garage name with a retro VHS tape-inspired packaging design, swapping out the classic yellow for a chrome gold paint job. The set also includes two dino-casette transformers Dairu and Uaraz, which can transform into an Iguanodon and an Apatosaurus respectively, or the two can also combine into a humanoid Transformer! Transformers fans, don't miss out on this release of the revamped classic 80s set!
▼ The second Transformers exclusive is the final Power of the Primes set, Transformers Generations: Power of the Primes Throne of the Primes!
Harkening back to the final episode of the animation, the set includes a throne for Optimal Optimus, which can be enshrined with the Halo of Primus from the 12 Prime Masters. The figure itself features Optimus Primal's color scheme with a special crown that can be matched with the Scepter of Sparks and four Prime Masters, an absolute must have for Transformers Generations fans.
▼ The first SDCC 2018 Exclusive from Marvel Legends is the Defenders Rail Authority 5-pack, based on the Netflix The Defenders television series. This pack includes an unmasked Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the all new Colleen Wing and Iron Fist. Awesome lineup aside, the original packaging is styled as a New York public transit railcar with detailed interior and exterior. This one has definitely earned a place in your collection!
▼ Last but certainly not least is the Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years Red Skull and Electronic Tesseract set. Compared to the No.2 Red Skull, this version appears in the iconic Hydra long coat and includes a scaled Tesseract accessory. The other surprise of the set is the life size electronic Tesseract with a beautiful light-up function, appropriate for both play and display and an absolute can't miss for Marvel Cinematic Universe fans!
Hasbro - SDCC Exclusive: Bumblebee Vol. 1 - Retro Rock Garage
Retail Price: $59.99
Hasbro - SDCC Exclusive: Transformers: Generations Power of the Primes Throne of the Primes
Retail Price: $69.99
Hasbro - SDCC Exclusive: Marvel Legends Defenders Rail Authority 5-pack
Retail Price: $124.99
Hasbro - SDCC Exclusive: Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years – Red Skull and Electronic Tesseract Marvel Legends Set
Retail Price: $59.99