[Updated] Comic-Con 2012 Exclusives? We have a growing list for SDCC

Yes it’s a Comic-Con 2012 Exclusives List just in time for SDCC 2012!

It seems each year the exclusives start trickling in earlier and earlier.  We have compiled a list which will undoubtedly continue growing in the weeks to come.  Make sure you keep checking back, we will be updating often!  Here we go…

Acme Archives (#5629):

  • Scout Trooper Character Key. Comes matted and measures 8” X 6”. Limited to 1000 pieces and has a price tag of $39.
  • Speeder Bike Sketchplate. Limited to 1000 pieces and costs $35. Starting July 11th the sketchplate will be available in limited quantities on http://www.acmearchivesdirect.com/
Acme Archives Gallery
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Action Figure Express (#3345):

SDCC attendees can pre-order these exclusives now through July 6th here: http://www.shopafx.com/20sandicoatp1.html

  • Masters Of The Universe He-Man Power Sword Letter Opener.  Open your mail in style with this 7″ letter opener. $20.
  • Thundercats Classic Thundertank Statue.  With a detailed cockpit, this polystone statue is limited to only 600 pieces and costs $70.
  • Marvel Minimates Alpha Flight Box #1.  This set includes Guardian, Marrina, Puck and Northstar. The set comes with extra accessories, is limited to 3000 sets and costs $20.
  • Marvel Black Widow Bishoujo Statue with Hawkeye Mask.  Beautifully detailed this statue is limited to 2000 pieces and runs $65.
  • DC Universe Plastic Man Be@rbrick.  This Be@rbrick is limited to 2000 pieces and cost $20.
  • Peavey McFarlane Spider-Man Rockmaster Electric Guitar.  By far one of the craziest exclusives this year, the guitar features art by Todd McFarlane taken from Spider-Man #1.  There are only 100 of these available and they go for $275.
  • Captain Action Exclusive Variant-Capitano in Azione (Italian Captain Action.)  This figure comes in a retro box and his Italian Beretta pistol.  It’s limited to less than 100 pieces and will run $130.
Action Figure Express Gallery
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Aspen (#2321):

  • Soulfire: Hope #1. Price and edition size TBA
  • Idolized #0.  Price and edition size TBA.

Avatar Press (#2701):

  •  Crossed: Badlands #1 Jacen Burrows exclusive cover, limited to only 850 copies and priced at $5.99

Bandai Japan Collectors Label, Tamashii Nation:

  • S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla.  This 6” figure is made by Yuji Sakai, has 29 points of articulation and measures 15” head to tail!  The figure is based on 1994’s Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla and features box art by Yasushi Torisawa. $55.00
Bandai Japan Gallery
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Bif Bang Pow! And Entertainment Earth (#2343):

  • The Twilight Zone-Kanamit’s Cookbook Set.  This set includes a Kanamit figure, a cookbook journal and it’s packaged in a themed tin.  Taken from the legendary Twilight Zone Episode “To Serve Man” it will set you back 29.99.  Available for pre-order here.http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BBP05801E
Bif Bang Pow Gallery
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Bluefin Tamashii:

  • Dragon Ball Z-Super Saiyan Son Gohan Special Color Edition.  This will be only be released in the U.S. Price and edition size TBA.
California Browncoats (#A-07):
  • USB Bracelet.  These flash drives have 8GB of storage and have “Browncoat” written on the band and a kanji that says “Equality” on the buckle.  As an added bonus they come pre-loaded with some music.  Limited quantities available.
  • USB Key Chain. This key chain has the same elements as the bracelet above except of course that it’s a key chain and not a bracelet.
  • Firefly 10th Anniversary Pint Glass.  There aren’t many details for this yet but it’s safe to say it will be awesome.
  • 57th Overlanders Challenge Coin.  This super detailed and crazy awesome coin was designed by Adam Levermore and is a must have for Firefly fans!
California Browncoats Gallery
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Camilla d’Errico (#4723):

  • No Ordinary Love Fine Art Resin Statue.  While not an “official” exclusive this is the first time this AMAZING statue will be available.  Camilla’s booth will only have 7 (!) of these available at Comic-Con.  The statue is based on her painting of the same name .  These statues will undoubtedly sell out fast.
  • Kuro Vinyl Toy.  They will have 3 black Kuros and 3 SDCC Edition Glow In The Dark Blueberry Kuros.
  • Donnie Darko “Little Dressup Doll” Men’s and Women’s Shirts.  Based on Camilla’s painting of the same name 30 men’s shirts and 20 women’s shirts will be available.
  • “The Dandelion Crown” Fine Art Print.  A limited edition of 50 prints with only 25 available at Comic-Con.  Each print is hand signed and numbered.
  • “No Ordinary Love” Mini Print.  Measuring 11″ X 14″.
  • “Kuro of Thrones” Print.  This print is a tribute to Game of Thrones and measures 11″ X 17″.
  • “Mamabot ver 2.0″ Print.  Measuring 11″ X 17”.
  • “33 Dragon Tears” Mini Print.  Measuring 11″ X 14″.
  • Eyes On Walls Printed Vinyl Wall Murals.
Camilla d’Errico Gallery
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Dark Horse (#2615):

  • Star Wars: Knight Errant-Escape #1. Limited to 2000 copies.
  • Good Luck Troll: Limited Edition.  To kick off the upcoming Good Luck Troll line, Dark Horse is offering a green body, white haired Troll.  The
  •  Troll will be reactive to black light, is limited to only 1500 pieces, and will be sold at the Dark Horse Booth.
  • Pirate Domo Qee. This 3″ adorable pirate Domo is limited to only 1500 pieces.  Price TBA.
  • Marvel Classic Character: Iron Man Gold Variant.  This Syroco- style statuette stands 4 3/4″ tall and comes in a tin box complete with a pin-
  • back button and booklet.  Limited to a run of only 200, the price is TBA.
  • Marvel Classic Character: The Hulk Green Variant.  Like The Iron Man statuette, this Hulk is also a Syroco-style statuette standing 4 3/4″ tall. He comes packaged in a tin box, with pin-back button and booklet. Limited to a run of 200, the price is TBA.

 

Dark Horse Gallery
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Dark Ink (#5629):

  • Prometheus “Ampule Chamber” Giclee Print.  This print is by concept artist David Levy and measures 13″ X 19″.  The print is limited to only 79 pieces and will cost $89.  The print can be pre-ordered now through July 4th (for SDCC attendees) here: http://darkinkart.com/prometheus-ampule-chamber-comic-con-2012-exclusive/ Non-attendee ordering will begin July 11th.
Dark Ink Gallery
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Diamond Select (#2607):

  • Battle Beasts Minimates Exclusive 2 pack.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • The Walking Dead Rick and Zombie Minimates 2 pack.  The first set to be released in what is sure to be an awesome line.
  • Star Wars R2-R9 Bank.  What’s Comic-Con without Star Wars Exclusives?
  • Marvel Minimates Amazing Spider-Man 2 pack.  Set includes Spider-man and Lizard.
  • Marvel Minimates Avengers Vs. X-Men Box Set.  Set includes Cyclops, Emma Frost, Colossus and Hope Summers.
  • Amazing Spider-Man Movie Metallic Bust.  This guy measures 10” tall and is limited to only 600 pieces.
  • Femme Fatales Apparition Darkchylde Variant PVC Statue.  Based on Randy Queen’s artwork, this statue measures 11” and is limited to only 100 pieces.
Diamond Select Gallery
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DKE Toys (#4728):

  • San Diego Ji Ja by Mr. Clement. These adorable birds are hand painted by Mr. Clement, limited to only 50 pieces and will set you back $50.
  • Android Summer Edition: Variant Set by Andrew Bell. This two piece set is limited to only 1000 pieces (sets) and will cost $25. The set includes one Android grillin’ some meat and the other is ready to attend AndroidCon!
  • CrapZombies Set by Van Beater. Limited to 100 sets, these two guys will cost $20.
  • Flocked 5” Treeson by Crazy Label and Bubi Au Yeung. These come in a pink version and a blue version. There will be 150 of each color and will cost $40 each. These guys are really adorable!
  • Gold Daibutsu by Erick Scarecrow. 7″ tall, a very limited run of 18 pieces and costing $140.
  • Vrah Citric Summer Acid Edition by Healeymade.  Super limited edition size of 12!  There will be a signing at the booth on Friday the 13th at 1pm and they will cost $80.
  • Bones by Mike Egan.  This guy comes in at 8″ tall and is hand painted/manufactured by Luke Rook, Lullubell and Grody Shogun.  Limited to only 80 pieces and costing  $45.  There is a potential for more than one colorway!
  • Deathead from BIC Plastics and David Flores.  Coming in a green colorway and standing 10″ tall this guy will set you back $100.  David Flores will be at the DKE booth on Friday the 13th at 2p.m. signing.
  • …Of All Ages by Scott Wilkowski.  An awesome run of toys, like the Labbit for example with a spin by Scott Wilkowski.  Wilkowski has taken already awesome things and somehow managaged to make them even more awesome by putting skeletons and more into the toys.  Each of the six figures will come in two different colors, limited to 25 of each color, so that means 50 of each figure.  The list is as follows: Ferg’s Misfortune Cat-$125, David Horvath’s Flatwoods-$125, Frank Kozik’s Labbit (5″)-$150, Ron English’s Mousemask Murphy-$250, Brandt Peters’-Skelve-$300 and Kathy Olivas’ Two Faced Hazel-$300.
  • BUNNYWITH by Alex Pardee.  There are 5 different glow in the dark 3″ figures in the BUNNYWITH series that are going to be released at Comic-Con. On Wednesday: Bunnywith, Thursday: Bunnywith No Legs, Friday: Bunnywith Mesmerizing Eye, Saturday: Bunnywith Hammerhead, Sunday: Bunnywith Siamese Twin.  Each figure will cost $5 and comes with a corresponding vinyl sticker. Alex will be at the booth on Saturday, July 14th signing at 10a.m.
  • Melty Misfits Cardpack by Buff Monster and SideKick.  This 7 card pack comes with the SDCC exclusive Messed-Up Melvin.  Each pack will cost $5 and 200 packs will be available.  Buff Monster will be signing at the booth on Saturday, July 14th at 1p.m.
  • The Toy Whose Name We Cannot Speak by The Sucklord.  This toy has a name but apparently not one that we should vocalize, luckily we are able to look at it!  This figure measures 5″ tall and will cost $150 with only 9 (!) pieces available.  The Sucklord will be at the booth signing Friday, July 13 at 11a.m.
  • Mao Bust by Frank Kozik.  This clear, red vinyl bust stands 15″ tall.  It is priced at $300 and limited to 25 pieces.
  • Young Gohst by Ferg x Grody Shougun.  This 3″ white Japanese vinyl is limited to 50 pieces and priced at $35.
  • Reanimated Monster by Grody Shogun.  This toy is interactive, he comes with a string then when pulled brings the monster to life!  $35
  • Slenderman by Fuei Shokai.  This figure is 6″ tall and is the special SDCC Kage version.  This figure is very limited, only 9 pieces are available an it’s priced at $55.
  • Figment by Brendan Monroe.  Measuring 12″, there will only be 100 of these made, 50 in clear red and 50 in clear blue.  Price TBA.
  • Gay Enterprise 2 Pack by Suckadelic.  2 figures measuring 3 3/4″ tall on a  detailed blister card.  Limited to a run of only 30 sets and priced at $150.
  • Gay Empire Licorice Leslie by Suckadelic.  This all pink lesbian Leslie measures 3″ tall.  She is limited to only 70 pieces and is prices at $70.
  • Gay Energon: Roddimus Pride by Suckadelic.  This figure measures 3 3/4″ tall and is limited to only 40 pieces,  it’s priced at $125.
DKE Toys Gallery
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Dragatomi (#4935):

  • Custom Android Blind Box Series.  This series will feature 62 different androids by 25 different top-notch artists.  Due to the limited amount available a certain amount will be allocated for each day and they are priced at $80 each.
  • Frostbite Molezilla by Plaseebo.  This super limited edition figure, 5 pieces, costs $165.  This guy is awesome, so if you want him you better go to the booth first thing!
  • Dragatomi Hug by Blamo.  These hand painted mini resin figures are limited to only 15 pieces and priced at $25 a piece.
  • Nightgamer by Plaseebo.  Another super limited figure, only 5 pieces available, handpainted AND motion activated color-changing LED light!!  This guy is AWESOME and he costs $250.
  • Horrorange Ice Scream Man by Brutherford.  Dragatomi is clearly the place to be, this amazing piece is limited to a run of 30 and costs $75.  Each is signed and hand numbered.  Also available is a mini version of the piece which measures about 3″.  It, like the larger version, is also limited to 30 and costs $20.
  • This Is Your Brain Custom Toy2R Jumping Brain by Mikie Graham.  Modeled after the popular 1980’s anti-drug campaign, this limited edition set costs $45 and is limited to 10 pieces.
  • Custom Blind Box Dunnys by Rsin.  A limited run of 18, these custom Dunnys will cost $60 each and be sold in limited numbers each day.
Dragatomi Gallery
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Factory Entertainment (#3351, #3450):

  • Men In Black-Worm Guy Shakems.  This figure is 7” tall, features a “wobbling” motion and has the Worm Guy drinkin’ his coffee and smoking a cigarette. Limited to 500 pieces and costs $25.00
  • KISS-Mount KISSmore Polystone Sculpture Scaled Edition.  7” wide and 5” tall this take on Mount Rushmore features The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman and The Catman in a way you’ve never seen them before. Limited to 500 pieces and costs $35.00.  Can be pre-ordered here. http://www.factoryent.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=408161
Factory Entertainment Gallery
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Film Cells LTD (#418):

  • The Dark Knight Rises Original Minicell.  This 7″ X 5″ framed cell is taken from the actual film and will be limited to 100 pieces. Price TBA.
  • The Dark Knight Rises Starfire Prints Glass Coaster Set.  Limited to just 50 sets, this 4 piece coaster set features custom art.  Price TBA.
Film Cells LTD Gallery
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Funko/Disney (#4829): 

  • Monsters Inc. Sulley Pop! Vinyl with Metallic Boo.  Sulley is 9″ tall and Boo comes in at 3″ with a metallic paint job.  Limited to 480 pieces and price is TBA.
  • Fantasia Twin Pack Pop! Vinyl.  3″ tall, featuring Sorcerer Mickey and Chernabog.  480 pieces, price TBA.
  • Nightmare Before Christmas Glow In The Dark Oogie Boogie Pop! Vinyl.  3″ tall, 480 pieces and price  TBA.
  • Frankenweenie Sparkysaurus Disney Store Exclusive.  This vinyl figure is limited to 1000 pieces, price is TBA.
  • Art of Monsters Inc. Sully Colorations Exclusives.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Flocked Winnie The Pooh.  480 pieces and price TBA.
  • Mahna Mahna and Snowths Metallic 3-pack.  480 pieces and price TBA.
  • Toy Story Alien Metallic. 480 pieces and price TBA.
  • Cheshire Cat.  480 pieces and price TBA.
  • Vinylmation So Tasty.  There are 8 figures in this line.  The figures are scented and based on food truck fare.  These will only be available at Comic-Con.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Vinylmation Parks.  There are 5 figures in this line.  Price and edition size TBA.
Funko/Disney Gallery
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Furry Feline:

  • Puffridge Dragon.  Handmade and made of fleece. Price and edition size TBA.
  • DragonMaster Ringo.  Ringo wears a Bruce Lee costume.  Handmade and made of fleece.  Price and edition size TBA.

Gentle Giant (#3513):

All Gentle Giant SDCC Exclusives Can Be Pre-Ordered If You Are A Premier Guild Member!

  • Mars Attacks Bust.  It measures 7.5”, is limited to 550 pieces,  is highly detailed and will cost $75.
  • Pale Man Statue from Pan’s Labyrinth.  This statue is awesome looking, is limited to 300 pieces and has a price tag of $225!
  • Deluxe McQuarrie Stormtrooper Mini Bust. Limited to 1800 pieces this bust comes with interchangeable parts and costs $85.
  • Thanos Marvel Mini Bust. Limited to 500 pieces and armed with the Infinity Gauntlet this guy runs $75.
  • Blade II Blu-Ray with Reaper Mini Bust. There will 500 copies available and will cost $99.
  • Blue Snaggletooth 12” Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure. This Star Wars figure is limited to a run of 2000 and costs $80.

Gentle Giant Gallery
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Hallmark (#2913):

  • 4-LOM and Zuckuss 2 Pack.  This set is taken from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back depicting the bounty hunters in ornament form.  These sets cost $35 and be limited to a run of 1000.
  • A Human Hero.  This Keepsake Ornament features Batman from 1986’s “The Dark Knight Returns.”  This guy will cost $25 and will only have a run of 875.
  • Cylon Centurion.  From the 1978 series Battlestar Galactica, this cylon will be gold plated and will be the first Keepsake Ornament to come equipped with sound.  The Cylon will cost $25 and have a run of 750.
Hallmark Gallery
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Hasbro (#3329):

  • Star Wars-Vintage Collection.  A set of six 3 3/4” figures packaged in a carbonite freezing chamber box.  An “extra” bonus in this set is a 7th figure of Jar Jar Binks in carbonite.
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  Kim Arashikage (Jinx) variant (white)
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  Kim Arashikage (Jinx) (red)
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation/Transformers Shockwave HISS Tank mash-up.
  • Decepticon Bruticus-Fall of Cybertron
  • Transformers-Rust In Piece Cliffjumper.  Comes packaged in Cliffjumper’s head!
  • Marvel Universe 3.75” Masters of Evil 3-Pack. The set includes Baron Zemo, Radioactive Man and Tiger Shark. This set will cost $29.99
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Derpy Pegasus. Edition size unknown and this pony will cost $19.99. (DERPY!!!)
  • Marvel Legends Uncanny X-Force Collectors Pack. This three figure set comes with 6” versions of Archangel, Wolverine and Psylocke. The box also doubles as a nifty display with art by Clayton Crain. It is priced at $49.99.
  • Avengers Super Helicarrier. Huge (an extra foot longer) and comes with an all new Captain America and S.H.E.I.L.D. Agent Maria Hill. This will set you back $129.99.
  • Jem and The Holograms Special Edition: Hollywood Jem.  Jem stands 12″ tall and is fully articulated.  She comes with some accessories and is priced at $125!
Hasbro Gallery
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Holzheimer (#3845):

Holzheimer Gallery
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IDW (#2643):

Image/Skybound (#2729):

  • Limited Edition The Walking Dead Governor T-Shirt.  An awesome shirt featuring artwork by Charlie Adlard and adorned with the quote “Kill Them All.”  $25 each or $27 for XXL at the Skybound booth.
  • The Walking Dead #100.  Seven different covers to commemorate the milestone in the series!
Image/Skybound Gallery
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Jun Planning USA/Groove USA (#4150):

Jun Planning Gallery
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Kaboom!:

  • Adventure Time Marceline Queens #1. Limited to 2000 copies and the price TBA.
Kaboom! Gallery
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Kidrobot (#4529):  Kidrobot, like in years past, is offering their exclusives on specific days of the Con. While the official pictures aren’t out yet we do have a sneak peek that will definitely get your interest peaked. The list breaks down as follows:
  • Wednesday-Preview Night, July 11th
    • Pre-Release Futurama Hypnotoad.  The figure measures 4.5” and has pulsating color changing eyes!  He will set you back $39.95 and if you can’t make it to the Con this year he will be released into retail stores on August 2nd!
    • The Simpsons Homer Buddah.  The name explains it all and there will only be 500 of these guys available for a price of $50.
  • Thursday, July 12th
    • Cyborg 7” Labbit Excelsior Edition.  Only 300 made and from 12-2pm Chuckboy will be there signing your brand new, wave of the future, Labbit.  $75
  • Friday, July 13th
    • Mahākāla Dunny Prosperity Edition.  An 8” four armed, three eyed, trident waving protector.  Only 300 made, Andrew Bell will be there from 12-2pm to sign.  $100
  • Saturday, July 14th
    • Skullslinger Tuco Edition.  Winged and ready to fight, this 11” Skullslinger is ready to be signed by Huck Gee from 12-2pm and go home and start trouble at your house. Only 300 made and costs $100
  • Sunday, July 15th
    • Live screen printing by Ryan the wheelbarrow.  Here’s your chance to own a custom made, one of a kind Kidrobot t-shirt.
    • Limited edition of 78 heather gray mens shirts, these will cost $38 and are customizable.
Kidrobot Gallery
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Kotobukiya:

Kotobukiya Gallery
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Kozik/3DRetro (#4734):

  • The Boob Ball by Buff Monster.  This silver edition will be available for $34.95 and limited to 150 pieces.  Signings will take place Friday July 13th at 1 p.m.
  • Phantom Ghost Shrympee by David Chung.  Served in a super cute package, these glow in the dark figures are priced at 14.95 and limited to only 100 pieces.  David will be signing at the booth Saturday, July 14th at 1p.m.
Kozik Gallery
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Kuso Vinyl (#4937):

  • Chester Runcorn Absinthe Edition by Doktor A.  This ridiculously cool guy is limited to 100 pieces and costs $65.
  • Driver Crappy Cat by VanBeater.  A steal at only $10, this cat is limited to 200 pieces.  He stands 2.75″ tall and VanBeater will be signing at the booth on Thursday July, 12th from 12p.m.-2p.m.
  • Revolver Girl Barenaked Edition by Rotobox Vinyl Anatomica.  Only 100 of these will be available and will be priced at $75.  She comes with guns, removable towel and a mini comic.
  • Dragon King Longstreet by kaNO Kid.  Limited to just 75 pieces this guy is priced at $70.
  • The Forest Warlord Kamikaze Edition by Bigfoot One.  Coming in at 11″ tall this figure is limited to 100 pieces and priced at $95.
Kuso Vinyl Gallery
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Martin Hsu (#5015):

  • Dragon Boy OG Colorway by Martin Hsu.  This limited edition 7.5″ tall figure has a run 0f 300 of which 50 will be available at Comic-Con.  They are priced at $85.
Martin Hsu Gallery
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Marvel (#2329):

  • Amazing Spider-Man Variant Cover #688. Limited to 6000.
  • Astonishing X-Men #51. Limited to 3000 copies.
Marvel Gallery
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Mattel (#3029): You have the option, starting May 30th, 2012 to log onto MattyCollector.com at 9 am PT to purchase the following exclusives.  After successfully paying for your items you will be sent a confirmation email, which you will need to print and bring to the Marriot to pick up your items. All exclusives must be picked up by 7 pm on Saturday, July 14th.  You will also need to show I.D. AND your Comic-Con badge.

  • Masters Of The Universe Vykron Figure.   Comes with three different outfits (Barbarian, Spaceman and Military Warrior).  The SDCC exclusive is the only one that will packaged as a Barbarian (other two outfits are included in the package).  $30.00
  • DCU Tiny Titans.  5 pack of 1 1/2” figures including Robin, Raven, Starfire, Cyborg and Beast Boy.  The set also comes with a cute display base and costs $20.00
  • DC Comics Vertigo Death.  Neil Gaiman’s awesome 8” Death figure.  It’s very detailed and comes on a rad skull base! $25.00
  • Ghostbusters Dana as Zuul Gatekeeper of Gozer.  6” figure of Dana Barret as Zuul on a bench style display base. Comes with 2 interchangeable lower bodies. $25.00
  • Disney Pixar Cars 2012 Comic-Con Mater.  This die-cast car is from a scene in Cars 2 and features moving parts. $30.00
  • Polly Pocket DC Comics Villains Set.  A set of 3 including Polly, Lila and Lea as Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. $19.99
  • Bruce Wayne To Batman The Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters Figure.  The box features Wayne manor on the outside and the Bat Cave on the inside.  The inside also features lights and sounds.  The packaging is pretty cool!  You get the Bruce Wayne Figure, The Bat Suit and a bunch of weapon accessories. $30.00
  • Hot Wheels Scooby Doo Mystery Machine.  Die-cast and comes in a Scooby Snacks style box. $20.00
  • Hot Wheels K.I.T.T. Knight Industries Two Thousand.  In commemoration of Knight Rider’s 30th anniversary, “this collector’s edition sits in an acrylic case nestled in distinctive Knight Industries packaging with scanner lights and three different iconic K.I.T.T. Phrases.” $40.00
  • Monster High Scarah Screams Doll.  Fan chosen, this Monster High exclusive will cost $25.00.
Mattel Gallery
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Medicom & Diamond Comics (#2401):

Medicom Gallery
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Mimoco (#4936):
  • Mimobot Bane designer USB flash drives. Limited to only 500, this guy is pretty adorable!
  • Adventure Time Fionna Mimobot.  Limited to 500, price TBA.
  • Star Wars Biker Scout Mimobot.  Limited to 1000, price TBA.
Mimoco Gallery
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Monogram International (#3744):

  • Deluxe Eraser Boxed Set with 18 Marvel Characters. This set includes all the favorites plus a special gold Iron Man and a silver Captain America. Limited and priced at $25.
  • Thor Resin Bust Bank. Limited to 150 pieces and priced at $25.
  • Kingdom Hearts 4 Piece Resin Figurine Set. The set includes Mickey, Sora, Goofy and Donald. Also included in the set is a Kingdom Hearts logo key ring. The set will be $90 and is limited to only 200.
  • Deadpool Bust Bank.  Limited to 150 pieces and costing $25.
  • Gold Avengers Resin Desk Figures.  Each hero or villian is attached to a letter and when put together they spell out Avengers.  “A” is Captain America, “V” is Iron Man, “E” is Giant Man, “N” is Hawkeye, “G” is Hulk, “E” is Vision, “R” is Loki and “S” is Thor.  The set will cost $150 and is limited to 50 sets.
  • Frankenweenie Bronze Statue.  The statue features Victor and his pet.  There will only be 30 of these available and they will cost $125.
Monogram International Gallery
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Mr.Toast (#4831):

  • Super Toast-Mr. Toast dressed in super hero garb. Limited to 1000 price TBA.

Multiverse Studios / Sota Toys (#2846):

  • Street Fighter Yellow Blanka Bobble Budd.  Blanka stands 3.5″ tall and is limited to 1000 pieces.  He is priced at $11.99.
  • Mega Man Proto Man Bobble Budd Pre-Release.  Get this guy weeks before he’s available to the general public. He’s priced at $11.99 and has a run of 4000.
  • Darksiders Samael Statue by Sota.  This highly detailed, 13.5″ resin statue comes complete with an LED light-up feature!  The statue is priced at $249.99 and the edition size is 350.
Multiverse Studios / Sota Toys Gallery
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Munky King (#4539):

  • Target by Luke Cheuh.  This absolute must have (I hope) stands 6.5″ tall with an awesome bullet ridden backdrop.  It also comes with a removable bucket and brush accessories.  This is a limited run of 250 pieces and will set you back $140.  Luke will be signing and customizing these at the booth, the schedule is TBA!
Munky King Gallery
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Neca (#3145):

  • Marvel HeroClix Giant-Man Super Booster-Comes with base and invisible Ant-Man.  Ant-Man has his own base but he is invisible to the naked eye! This figure will run you $40 with an edition size of 300.
  • The Cloaked City Hunter Predator-7” tall, awesomely detailed and comes with a trophy skull prop.  Priced at $25 with an edition size of 1500.
  • Hero from the Sky Ash.  To commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Evil Dead 2, NECA has delivered a fully articulated, sepia colored, Ash figure.  The figure comes with an awesome base and chainsaw and shotgun accessories.  Priced at $25 and the edition size is 1000.
  • Black & White Comic Book Freddy from The Dream Child.  This 7” grayscale Freddy Krueger comes from one of my favorite A Nightmare On Elm Street’s, The Dream Child.  Not only do you get the awesome figure but you get a sliceable Mark Gray paper prop!  Freddy’s accessories include a skateboard and of course his hat.  Priced at $25 and the edition size is 1000.
  • Assassin’s Creed Eagle Vision Ezio Auditore. 7”, translucent, articulated and to top it off comes with an articulated eagle prop!  Ezio also has three sets of interchangeable hands to mix and max as you see fit.  Priced at $25 and the edition size is 1500.
  • Gears of War 3 Elite Theron 7” figure.  Articulated, featuring a red & black paint scheme and armed with a Torquebow.  Priced at $25 and the edition size is 1500.
  • Portal ASHPD “The Cave Johnson” Edition.  LED’s, sound effects, signed photos, this things got it all.  Limited to only 500 pieces  and priced at $150.
Neca Gallery
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October Toys/Toy Break (#4838):

  • Bellicose Bunny: Radioactive Glow In The Dark Edition by Nathan Hamill.  This 7″ figure is limited to 50 pieces and priced at $49.99.  Each figure comes with a special print.  Nathan will be signing at the booth Saturday, July 14th at 3p.m.
October Toys / Toy Break Gallery
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Play Arts Kai:

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum Batman Black and White Edition. This badass Batman measure about 9.5” tall, is extremely detailed and is quite frankly awesome! Batman will cost $59.99, is limited to 1000 pieces and can be pre-ordered here: (you don’t have to attend Comic-Con to get one of these!) http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/search?keywords=batman
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum The Joker Black and White Edition. The perfect companion for the Batman above, this Joker is amazing, at about 8.6” tall he is highly detailed and a must have. He will cost $59.99, is limited to 1000 pieces and can be pre-ordered here: (you don’t have to attend Comic-Con to get one of these!) http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/search?keywords=batman
Play Arts Kai Gallery
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Quantum Mechanix (#2944):

  • Shepherd Derrial Book.  A must have for Firefly fans, this Little Damn Hero 4.5” maquette captures everyone’s favorite mysterious character.  Book is a polystone figure, hand cast and hand painted.  He holds a Bible in the front and a shotgun in the back!  Priced at $39.95 and limited to 1000 pieces, includes a stand and certificate of authenticity.
  • Admiral Adama Animated Maquette.  Battlestar Galactica’s fearless leader measures in at 5.9”, is hand cast and hand-painted.  The base features Galatica’s Phoenix emblem as a nice detail. This figure will cost $59.95, have a run of 1000 and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Retro Outlaw (#J-08):

  • Evel Fett.  12” vinyl Boba Fett mixed with daredevil Evel Knievel.  This figure looks to be awesome! Price and edition size TBA. Source: sdcc.co
Rotofugi & Squibbles Ink (#4736):
  • Squadt Gohst s003 (PLAYGE) by Ferg.  This 6″, pipe bomb throwin’, gun totin’, hoodie wearin’ guy is limited to 60 pieces (125 piece run but only 60 available at SDCC).  He will be available starting Thursday, July 12th.  They will be selling 20 a day through Saturday, July 14th.  This guy will run you $125.
Rotofugi Gallery
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Sideshow Collectibles (#1929):
  • Hawkeye Premium Format Figure – Classic Hawkeye fan? This premium format 1:4 scale figure captures the original appeal of Hawkeye in an action stance. Price and edition size TBA.
  • Galactus Maquette – coming in at 33 inches this is a huge addition for any fan of Galactus, carrying all the appeal of crafted Sideshow products. Price and edition size TBA.
  • Doctor Doom Legendary Scale Figure – the mask rolls in at 1:2 scale so adults may be a bit disappointed about not being able to integrate this into their current costume plans but it’s still a sweet addition for those who are big on Doom. Price and edition size TBA.
  • Star Wars Tech Mo’r and Doikk Na’ts Bith Band Sixth Scale Figure.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • G.I. Joe Green Beret Lt. Falcon Sixth Scale Figure.  Price and edition size TBA.
Sideshow Collectibles Gallery
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Skybound (#2729):

  • The Walking Dead Bloody Poncho Michonne.  Edition size is unknown and she has a  price tag of $25.00.  Comes complete with her arsenal of torture devices and katana sword!
Skybound Gallery
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Steam Crow (#4207):

  • Nosferatu 90th Anniversary Print.  This ridiculously awesome print is limited to 150, measures 12″ X 18″ and costs $25.  Each print will be hand signed and numbered by artist Daniel M. Davis and will be printed on 50 year archival paper.   30 will be sold each day so make sure to get their early before the day’s allotment is gone.
Steam Crow Gallery
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Super7 (#4729):

  • Pocket Baseball Boy by Brian Flynn.  This guy stands 3″ tall and is a bright yellow vinyl with red stitching. Price and edition size TBA.
  • Fossilla by Joshua Herbolsheimer.  This gray, unpainted dinosaur stands 9″ tall and has articulated legs, arms and head.  It also comes with a bonus backing card.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Taoking sculpted by Cosmo Liquid.  Standing 9″ tall with articulated legs, arms and tail this guy also glows in the dark!  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Foster Caramel & Cream by Brian Flynn.   This adorable 3″ cannibal cookie is a must have.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Milton Rainbow Sherbet by Brian Flynn.   This brightly colored walking ice-cream cone stand 3″ tall and would look perfect next to Foster!  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Pumpkin Boy Skulletor by Brian Flynn.  This guy stands 6″ tall and is re-imagined take on Super7’s mascot Mummy Boy.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Zombiefighter Marbled Red Swirl.  This guy stands 6″ and has an articulated neck and arms.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Rose Vampire Casket Cruiser Chocolate Racer by Joshua Horbolsheimer.  measuring about 4″ long, this brightly colored figure also has free-rolling wheels!
  • Frederick The Beetle by Super7 and Monster Family.  This 4″ figure is articulated and is cast in pink translucent vinyl with glitter!  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Hollis Turd by Super7 and Monster Family. Standing 4″ tall this figure is articulated at the neck.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Honoo by Super7 and Monster Family.  Standing 4″ tall, he is cast in a translucent pink vinyl and very brightly colored.  Articulated at the neck, the price and edition size is TBA.
  • Leroy C. by Super7 and Monster Family.  Cast in translucent green vinyl this happy dinosaur measures in at 4″.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Little Prick by Brian Flynn.  This underwear wearin’ cactus is cast in glow in the dark green vinyl and stands 4″ tall.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Power Mister by Sun-Min and David Horvath.  The Ugly Doll creators have made this guy from translucent gray vinyl and metallic glitter.  Price and edition size TBA.
Super7 Gallery
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Symbiote Studios (#4533):

  • Symbiote Panda Vinyl Toys.  There will be 4 different types of these and they will cost $12.99 each.  10% of all sales will go towards Pandas International!
  • Symbiote Cat Vinyl Toys.  There will be 4 different types of these and they will cost $12.99 each.  10% of all sales towards the Hermitage Cat Shelter!
Symbiote Studios Gallery
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ThreeA Toys (#2643):

ThreeA had a presale for their SDCC exclusives on June 27th, it was closed almost as soon as it opened.  Only people who where lucky enough to get their pre-orders in will be able to get these at the show.  That’s the bad news, the good news is if you are a 3aa member you will have a shot at these exclusives starting July 12th!

  • Zomb by Ashley Wood and IDW.  Limited to 250 pieces in blind boxes.  There are two different Zombs, so try your luck and see which one you get!
  • Portal Companion Cube Square.  This is a must have for the Portal fanatics out there, there are two VALVe exclusives from ThreeA toys this year.  This one will cost $40.
  • Team Fortress 2 Sandvich.  This is the second VALVe exclusive.  It will run $50.
  • Mighty Squaro-Price and edition size TBA.
ThreeA Toys Gallery
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Tokidoki (#4731):

  • Cactus Rocker Blue. This guy will no doubt be limited and he costs $39.95.  Edition size TBA.
Tokidoki Gallery
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Tonner (#4149):

  • “Zombie Boy” Rick Genest Doll. As seen in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video, this piece is limited to only 500 pieces and Rick will be at their booth signing on Friday the 13th at 11 a.m. and at 3 p.m. Price TBA.
Tonner Gallery
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Toynami (#3229):

  • Angry Panda Plush.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Hello Kitty Chun Li (Street Fighter) Plush.  Price and edition size TBA.
  • Naruto Nine-Tailed Chakra Mode Action Figure Pre-Order.  Price and edition size TBA, this figure will be received in the mail AFTER Comic-Con.
  • Skelanimals The Dark Knight Rises Plush.  Price and edition size TBA.
Toynami Gallery
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Toy Tokyo (#5336):

 

Triforce (#2846):

  • Batman: Arkham City Catwoman Riddler Trophy. This awesome replica stands 19” tall, features a working LED light effect, is limited to 100 pieces and costs $400. It will be available at the Triforce booth for pre-order.
Triforce Gallery
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Underground Toys (#3751):

  • Doctor Who: Victory of the Daleks’ Collector Set.  The set includes a Winston Churchill figure with head and right hand.  Edition size and price TBA.  No pictures have been released yet.

Vannen Watches:

  • The Walking Dead Wristwatch-The watch features a one-handed Rick on a three-handed watch!  The watch will be signed by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard and gets its inspiration from The Walking Dead’s 100th issue which will also be out at Comic-Con!  It will cost $85.00 and edition size is TBA.

Zenescope & The CS Moore Studio (#2301):

Zenescope & The CS Moore Studio Gallery
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Capcom cranks out big announcements at Captivate 2012

Capcom gets pretty crazy with their Captivate show, jumping all over the world to announce their latest games and updates to the industry and fans. This year we get 3 goodies to sink our teeth into with some smaller tidbits as well.

  • Lost Planet 3
    • The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterized the Lost Planet® series return, harsher than ever before in Lost Planet 3. Players take on the role of Jim, a utility rig pilot who has left Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Delivering a diverse range of gameplay, including third-person on-foot battles and intense first-person utility rig action, players will need to brave the uncharted terrain, hostile climate and threat of indigenous Akrid creatures. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delve deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths when it releases in early 2013.
  • Resident Evil 6
    • Captivate represented the first opportunity for media to see the highly anticipated Resident Evil 6 in action, with the game’s development team showcasing one of Leon S. Kennedy’s missions. Full of tension, the action has Leon and partner Helena Harper searching for an escape route from the Ivy University campus, the site of the most recent bioterrorist outbreak and the zombies that now stalk its hallways and grounds.
    • Resident Evil 6 will also see a global release date of October 2, 2012 on Xbox 360 and PS3 with a PC version arriving later
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
    • Announced and showcased during Captivate was the Cross-Platform Play for the PS Vita system version of Street Fighter X Tekken which allows owners of the PS Vita system version to compete against owners of the PS3™ version anywhere in the world, via Wi-Fi or 3G. Other features confirmed for the PS Vita system version of Street Fighter X Tekken were the introduction of touch controls, local and Wi-Fi multiplayer plus Near functionality alongside all the content from the home console version.
  • Other news
    • Steel Battalion™ Heavy Armor, a collaboration between Capcom and From Software and an Xbox 360 exclusive,introduced a brand new online four player Cooperative Multiplayer Mode available on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network when the title releases on June 19 in North America and from June 22 across Europe. Attending media were invited to work together, using the innovative mix of Kinect™ for Xbox 360 and regular controller play, and defeat the enemy’s Vertical Tanks.

Review – Street Fighter x Tekken – Xbox 360

The wait is over, today Street Fighter x Tekken is here for fighting game fans to sink into, the epic battle uses SF4 style visuals with a complete overhaul to incorporate tag battles, refined gameplay and a gem system to twist up the gameplay. We did a hard crash course in Street Fighter x Tekken to figure out all the changes for the mechanics and how well a Tekken influence worked in this fireball controlled world.

Control

The 6 button fighting style is back, players that got used to the simplified mechanics of UMVC3 will face a bit of shock as the game balance goes heavily into the technical realm. Players will have to balance their own control system that works best for them, unfortunately while the 360 controller works well for so many other things, it struggles with something this deep. If you’ve been on the fence about an arcade stick, now is the time to make that jump into the world if you’re going to make this your full-time game. For those that push onward with the standard controller, expect a lot of thumb wear and tear until you break it in with a lot of matches.

Gameplay

Traditional brawler? Not a problem. Combo / tutorial player? They’ve got you covered too. It doesn’t matter exactly how you plan to play SFxT offline as long as you’re able to land and chain attacks together, the design allows anyone to improve gradually as they experiment and the AI doesn’t overpower right out of the gate.

One of the first shifts in fighting is the speed of the attacks, while some may have felt Street Fighter IV a bit slow or clunky it’s very much not the case here. Jabs and short attacks are quick and unforgiving, anyone with enough practice can tie these attacks into unforgiving chains that change the balance of a fight in a simple moment. One can go from a few shorts and hurricane kick into a team super attack that leaves the opponent either dead or wishing they were. To some extent this gets even worse when bringing in Tekken characters mid-attack as many of them tend to juggle opponents with less effort.

The Gem system is a foundation for Street Fighter x Tekken, the assist gems are always active in the game and allow players to coordinate pairings that help fill the gaps in their style.

Basic Gems

  • Attack (Red)
  • Defense (Yellow)
  • Speed (Green)
  • Vitality (Orange)
  • Cross Gauge (Blue)

There’s also the option of going without them and instead just using Boost Gems, the difference is the assists come with penalties on attack power, speed or other areas to help compensate for the gains allowed per match. Boost gems have limited activity periods and boost up to 30% for 10-30 seconds of activity in a match. Unfortunately the conditions for using them are pretty harsh, going from activating during a block, pulling off special moves or connecting to other attacks. It also goes both ways for those using the gems to boost defense, requiring things such as the opponent using Pandora to activate a level 3 defense.

Capcom was so nice to provide samples of the system in action

Default combinations

  • Super easy input – easier attack execution
  • Immense power level 1 – 10% damage boost
  • Iron wall level 2 – 20% damage reduction
Advanced combinations
  • Onslaught level 1 – 10% cross gauge boost
  • Divine speed level 1 – 10% speed increase
  • Immense power level 1 – 10% damage increase

The catch of course is trading up your own attacks or having a limited use of the perks like x amount of times you can use Iron Wall. There’s a lot more depth than one would have thought, it’s a matter of balance and sacrifice to get the job done and hoping that your opponent doesn’t play the same tactics as you.

Street fighter x Tekken still gets even deeper, cross rush, juggling, super charge attacks, ex moves, cross canceling, switch cancels, super arts and of course Pandora. Most of those are familiar to some level but Pandora takes attacks to a new level, it’s a 10 second boost of monstrous power when one of your characters falls to 1/4 strength or lower. The sacrifice is giving up that character for the rest of the round when you channel their energy into your partner, it’s a huge assist but it requires extra thought in the event your opponent still has high health gauges and you’re sure you wont need that partner again.

Story

The clash is on for possession of the Pandora, the mythical object holding untold power to the one who controls it, two rival groups set off to capture it for their own desires and a world battle erupts. Unfortunately the story falls relatively dead after that and the closing scene depending on the skill and characters leaves something to be desired. With something this huge it would be great to have a deeper investment after going through the work to develop such a great introduction anyway, unfortunately there are some really odd ending scripts that include even Zangief being turned Metro… They really went an odd route and I’m not sure if very many of these scripted closures will satisfy the fans or just leave them with blank faces for the next month.

Online play

We were able to get Street Fighter x Tekken online for a few matches, unfortunately one of the most prominent issues we noticed came from network lag, often the sound and attacks dropped out of the match turning some fights into quite a mess for either side. While we were able to get some normal matches it was a bit difficult to believe these matches could be enjoyable when playing cross-country or trying your luck overseas. In a France / Japan pair-up we  really saw how bad the impact could be but of course took into account we were sending signals across the world.

If our early impressions are any indicator of the competition online it would be best to get practicing on your best moves asap if you plan to run online. If you’re out for a casual run you might be hard pressed to get one as many are already knee-deep in running the same power moves over and over as you see in most other fighting games now. We understand there’s a demographic that thrives on this but at one point it becomes a battle of memorization vs tactics and anytime we disrupted their chains they fell apart until they could start it again.

Visuals

Graphically Street Fighter x Tekken is wonderful, the translation of Tekken figures over to the SF realm is done with care even if Law’s self grooming makes him look like he’s an extra from Sabotage from the Beastie Boys. It’s hard to be disappointed by the overall looks though, also by some details on character selection it appears there will be the option to pick different base outfits entirely if you’re not satisfied with the original offerings from the team, no doubt those will end up as DLC though.

Character customization is a bit of a step back after using the KOF XIII engine, going from total control of outfit design to 4 starting colors is a bit of a sweep back. We’ve heard this should be expanded though and allow for a full color gamut to be available. Just the lack of such items in the initial play hurt the impact of the feature, hopefully colors don’t turn into another marketing aspect of the game or if it does, it’s a one time thing as I have a ton of color choices I’d love to be able to execute.

Overall

Street Fighter x Tekken is breath of fresh air to the genre, just as everyone reached the peak of what they could deliver in Street Fighter IV, the big reset hits and everyone starts again. Everyone has their balances in the game, Street Fighter characters have power moves but Tekken characters are able to combine power and longer chains and level the playing field. Gems play a crucial role in helping new players get comfortable with the game and also with power players extending their abilities for the crucial moments. As a raw fighter it’s a solid entry, the features and expected DLC do leave a sour taste though as there are some basics that just don’t make sense to hold out on.

With such a clean mix of fighting and technical abilities it’s a shame the net code is buggy right now, those who pair up with closer matches may find themselves able to avoid the lag but anyone extending a bit too far will notice the glitch moves and sound sync issues when fighting it out with anyone.

Special thanks to Tech2k and Franks for pulling the all nighter with me on this one.

Gameplay:★★★★★★★★★½ 
Story:★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 
Features:★★★★★★★★☆☆ 
Visuals:★★★★★★★★★½ 
Overall:★★★★★★★★½☆ 

Street Fighter vs…. Tekken? Yes please!

Fighting game fans are just recovering from the shock of Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Now they will go into a full on stroke with the announcement of …

Street Fighter vs. Tekken!

No release dates were announced but the instant classic will be out on PS3 and XBOX 360.

If you are worried about your haduken controls messing up your 10 hit combo, there is no need. The companies are each developing their own version with familiar control styles.

Jack vs. Zangief!

Street Fighter Legacy short film has fans wanting more

May 6th, 2010  Joey Ansah actor and martial artist made a short film street Fighter legacy  that has sparked a hugh push of fans wanting to see a full feature movie. Why are fans excited ? Cause its only done what the last Street fighter movies hasn’t done and that’s stay true to the game its self to the moves, clothes  and ken’s trademark eyebrows, Ansah has said in a interview “As an actor, film maker and a fan, I have been repeatedly disappointed by the many diluted, unfaithful and outright butchered movie adaptations of fighting video games”  and as a big fan of the Street fighter series he  knew that only a die hard fan director or film-making team with the game knowledge could do it the right way so he step up and to many fans opinion’s did a great job. Stars of the short are John Foo ( who plays Jin Kazama in live action tekken movie)  as Ryu ,Christian Howard as Ken Masters and writer and director Joey Ansah as Akuma.

While its only 3 mins long the fight choreography was done great the special effects was done nicely to say its fan made film, in the end true fans can appreciate
the time and effort he put into this project.  Checkout the video and you’ll see why fans want to turn it to a full length movie…..

Street Fighter: Legacy – Short Fan Film

Button mashing makes the world cry

Gotta love Capcom-Unity for posting amazing special interest stories such as the following video. For those weak in the stomach or just unable to take the sight of cruel and inhumane treatments do not click the video.

For everyone else, witness your worst nightmares of late 90’s and early 00 gaming come to life one more time.

Street Fighter IV PC

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Street Fighter is a longtime favorite for me, the game combines technical mechanics with fast combination chains for devestating moves, for some players it becomes an elevated mind game where each player strives to out-think the other in how each jab, roundhouse, or throw is executed along with a fury of special attacks.

Street Fighter IV already hit the console scene earlier this year, the PC version was delayed to incorporate online play (Games for Windows LIVE) and most likely to try and stave off piracy as well since it seems like everything and it’s mother is ripped these days. I was fortunate enough to get a review copy sent my way though, I haven’t gotten into the online yet as I’m working on unlocking everyone first but I can say this.

The game is another evolution of the series, the game takes the fluid body mechanics from SFIII and brings them to a higher level of refinement, characters have a more refined array of attacks and specials that can completely shift the pace of the game if chained properly, the dynamics are fairly well balanced with the exception of Sagat and Seth still being quite high powered.

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For gameplay things had to be put to the test, yes it was designed to be used on a keyboard and the Titan DKT did respond easily to key commands but the real arcade feel came through using the X-Arcade solo stick, combos were easy to set off and overall I noticed a huge step up in accuracy compared to playing on the 360, I could execute more moves, time specials with more precision and smash the life out of Seth with less effort, the biggest thing to really note is, Microsoft dropped the ball by restricting who could and who could not produce accessories for their console with that locking code in their USB, I mean really I probably would have questioned what more I could do on the PC review given that.

The last part of course is the performance, the game was ported over from the console so naturally it seems like bugs would be encountered. On a fairly legacy based system things stack up quite well for performance. My Athlon X2 4200 with ATI 3850 is able to run the game in Windows XP at 1920×1200 60fps with full settings minus AA as the 3800 series has a bad implementation that causes a huge performance hit (Get the 4800 series if you’re thinking about a 3850 or 3870, for AA you’ll thank yourself) the game reacted smooth, the install was a breeze and loading times are minimal, really they’re limited to the speed of the HDD the game is installed on. Overall the quality to the console port seems to be on par until you break into the additional visual modes, personally I play on ink post processing all the time simply because I like the visual impression it gives.

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If you have an X-Arcade or have the cash for one, if you have a controller or intend to get one, then really consider Street Fighter IV, we can always hope that one day MVC2 comes to the PC, but until then this makes PC gaming a bit more diverse and a bit more enjoyable and really it is what people need these days, a break from the day to day shooting spree that we’re blasted with in gaming now.