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SDCC 2019: Tokyopop’s Exclusives and Panels

Tokyopop has revealed their exclusive merchandise available for purchase to collectors at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Centered around their full-color manga-style comic, The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey, the limited edition items will delight fans of Tim Burton and Disney’s stop motion classic.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey was Introduced for Diamond Comics’ 2018 Free Comic Book Day with a prequel comic counted as issue #0 in the 20 issue comic series. Selling over 120,000 copies of the Free Comic Book Day debut to comic book stores across North America, the original story introduces new characters alongside fan favorites, and is written and created in house by the Tokyopop team.

When Jack Skellington’s faithful pet Zero gets lost in the woods, he finds himself accidentally sucked into the portal to Christmas Town. Alone and confused by this strange new world, he must get the help of the residents of Christmas Town to find his way back. And with their own holiday plans on hold, everyone in Halloween Town rallies behind Jack to mount a search for the faithful ghost pup. Will they be reunited in time to save both holidays?

Set in the wonderful world of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS as created by Tim Burton, explore the magical realms of Halloween Town and Christmas Town through the eyes of Zero as he tries to find his way home in an unfamiliar world.

All exclusives are available in limited quantities at booth #4037 on the exhibition floor.

Zero’s Journey issue #0 (2019 convention exclusive variant)

AVAILABLE FROM THURSDAY 7/18 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Originally released for Free Comic Book Day 2018, this 2019 convention exclusive variant of The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey #0 features brand new cover art by Yishan Li.

Price: $20

Trick or Treat (2019 SDCC exclusive print)

AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY 7/18 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

This San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusive print features Kiyoshi Arai’s cover art from The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey issue #8.

12″x18″ with metallic ink highlights.

Price: $15

Poor Zero (2019 SDCC exclusive print)

AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 7/19 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

This San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusive print features Kiyoshi Arai’s cover art from The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey issue #10.

12″x18″ with metallic ink highlights.

Price: $15

Here Comes Sandy Claws (2019 SDCC exclusive print)

AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY 7/20 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

This San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusive print features Kiyoshi Arai’s cover art from The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey issue #12.

12″x18″ with metallic ink highlights.

Price: $15

Halloween Heartache (2019 SDCC exclusive print)

AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY 7/21 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

This San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusive print features Kiyoshi Arai’s cover art from The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey issue #3.

12″x18″ with metallic ink highlights.

Price: $15

Tokyopop will also be selling non-exclusive prints from some of their most popular manga, a selection of titles from their International Women of Manga, Disney Manga, TOKYOPOP Classics and brand new lines, and will offer a button making station where attendees can select a button from a number of existing licenses, or design their own for purchase.


Several members of the team will be appearing in panels at the show, featuring special creative guests and announcements of new licenses.

Diversity in Manga, Thu 7/18 (12 – 1pm), Room 29AB

Many of us love manga, but sometimes we don’t see ourselves represented as often as we’d like – or even at all. Join TOKYOPOP for a discussion about the importance of increasing diversity in manga titles, and for a preview of upcoming International Women of Manga releases, plus giveaways!

TOKYOPOP Presents: Manga for Everyone, Sat 7/20 (6 – 7pm), Room: 28DE

Manga is for everyone, and TOKYOPOP’s goal is to bring the magic of manga to all comic book fans, whether they’re manga veterans or new to the world of Japanese style comics. This panel will be an opportunity to show curious fans what’s coming up this year and beyond from TOKYOPOP, how we’re expanding our Disney Manga licenses for kids, bringing diversity into the world of manga from our International Women of Manga line, and both resurrecting classic titles for collector editions and bringing new manga over from Japan.

The Making of Zero’s Journey, Sun 7/21 (4 – 5pm), Room: 29AB

Join the team behind The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey graphic novel series to learn about the comic’s creative process! We’ll be talking about the film that started it all, how it inspired this new story and what it’s like working with such an influential property. And stick around after the Q&A for a giveaway!

Deadpool Goes Big in the New Legends in 3D Bust Line!

They say bigger is better, and Diamond Select Toys is going to put it to the test! Starting this week, the Legends in Three Dimensions line of resin busts is shipping to comic shops and specialty stores, and each half-scale bust measures at least 10 inches tall! Deadpool kicks off a series of icons from the worlds of comics, film, TV and video games, forming a bust collection unlike any other! Read on for details, and reserve your favorites at a store near you!

Legends in 3D Marvel Comics Deadpool ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Deadpool has a big mouth, and now that mouth just got a lot bigger! This ½ scale bust of the Merc with a Mouth is the biggest we’ve ever done, measuring approximately 10 inches tall with finely sculpted details and exacting paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this hand-numbered resin bust comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #APR182170, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Pacific Rim Gipsy Danger Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jaeger alert! The Legends in 3D line goes on the attack with this bust of Gipsy Danger from the first Pacific Rim movie. Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this massive bust features incredible sculpted and painted detail, and is the ultimate cinematic collectible from the Pacific Rim movies. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, the bust comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Bigshot Toyworks! (Item #JUN182315; SRP: $200.00)

Legends in 3D Marvel Comics Venom ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Don’t get tongue-tied! Shout out your love for all things Venom with this breathtaking and drool-inducing half-scale bust of Venom! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this bust of Spider-Man’s least favorite dancing partner is based on a design by Joe Allard, and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. This bust is limited to only 1,000 numbered pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color hand-numbered box. (Item #JUL182501, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Watchmen Movie Rorschach ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The conspiracy is real! Diamond Select Toys and Legends in Three Dimensions have colluded on a line of colossal half-scale busts of pop-culture icons, and up next is the ultimate whistle-blower, Rorschach! The anti-hero of the Watchmen movie is now an epic 10” bust, with detailed sculpting by Rocco Tartamella. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it’s the ultimate Watchmen collectible! Bust comes packaged in a full-color, hand-numbered box with a numbered base and a certificate of authenticity. (Item #AUG182581, $150.00)

Legends in 3D Iron Giant Movie Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The largest-scale Iron Giant collectible ever made is the newest Legend in Three Dimensions! The Legends in 3D line expands to the world of animation with this 10-inch bust of the Iron Giant, star of the animated film of the same name. With his pal Hogarth perched on his shoulder, this bust is the ultimate gift for any fan of The Iron Giant, or of iron giants in general. Limited to an edition of 1,000 pieces, this numbered bust comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard! (Item #SEP182331, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D The Muppets AnimAL ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Another Legend is in the making! One of the Muppet Show’s most iconic Muppets, Electric Mayhem drummer Animal, is the first felt fellow to be made into a half-scale bust in the Legends in 3D line! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this resin bust of Animal was sculpted by Rocco Tartamella from a design by Joe Allard. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, each bust comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box.  (Item #OCT182226, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Let the festivities commence! Jack Skellington comes to life – and life-size – with this first-ever half-scale bust based on the acclaimed stop-motion film, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this museum-quality resin bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna! (Item #NOV182294, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Comic Marvel Spider-Gwen ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Ghost Spider strikes! The breakout spider-hero breaks into the Legends in 3 Dimensions line as the newest half-scale resin bust. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall atop a webbed-up pillar base, Spider-Gwen is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna! (SRP: $150.00)

Diamond Select Toys: Claws, Bugs and Nightmares Hit Comic Shops!

Treats are what Diamond Select Toys is delivering, in the form of new items coming to your local comic shop this week. A new assortment of Nightmare Before Christmas action figures makes its debut, as well as a new Minimates set, Gallery PVC and Premier Collection statue from the Marvel Universe! Read on for details, then put on your costume and head to your nearest comic shop to load up on goodies!

Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 6 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Christmas is coming, and the gifts are grotesque! The hit NBX action figure line from DST continues with a sixth assortment, featuring characters and accessories only available on the specialty market! Three different multi-packs make up the series, including Sally with the Mummy Boy and exclusive Hanging Tree, the exclusive Clown with Undersea Gal and her exclusive tank, and the exclusive Harlequin Demon with the Devil and another piece of the exclusive gift-making table – combine it with the pieces from Series 5 to form a larger diorama! Each set comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging with side-panel artwork. Sculpted by Cortes Studio. (Item #MAY182293, SRP: $24.99/ea.)

Marvel Comic Gallery Wolverine PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The X-Men’s resident berserker joins the Marvel Gallery line of PVC dioramas! This 9-inch scale sculpture of Wolverine shows the hero in his classic brown costume, perched on a rock formation with claws extended, ready to tear into an opponent. Featuring detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications, this sculpture comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez! (Item #APR182171, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Elektra Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! She’ll pierce your heart, and we don’t mean figuratively! This breathtaking sculpture of Marvel’s premier assassin is posed atop a marbled pedestal, holding her signature twin sais. Measuring approximately 16 inches tall, this 12-inch scale statue features detailed hand sculpting by Clayburn Moore, as well as high-quality paint applications. Statue comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Limited to only 3,000 pieces! (Item #FEB182309, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Movie Minimates Ant-Man & The Wasp Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! These Minimates are actual size! This box set of mini-figures captures the cast of the next Marvel movie in the 2-inch scale, so you can have life-size superheroes running around on your desk! Scott “Ant-Man” Lang, Hope “Wasp” Van Dyne, Hank Pym and the Ghost are all included in this four-pack, packaged in a full-color window box. Each Minimate has 14 points of articulation, fully interchangeable parts, and most have removable helmets. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #JUN182327, SRP: $24.99)

Diamond Select Toys In Stores Now: Superman, Deadpool and Nightmare Before Christmas!

This week is a big one for comic and specialty shops, as they welcome some very important guests into their stores! From Diamond Select Toys, 1000-issue superstar Superman gets his first comic-based Gallery PVC diorama, box office champ Deadpool returns in an all-new Gallery piece, and the cast of The Nightmare Before Christmas celebrates their 25th anniversary in style with new deluxe action figures! Read on for details, then visit your local comic shop to grab yours!

DC Comic Gallery Superman PVC Diorama

Have you started your Gallery? The popular line of PVC Dioramas from Diamond Select Toys expands into the world of DC Comics, starting with this superior sculpt of the Man of Steel! Sculpted in a 9″ scale, this approximately 9″ statue of Superman features detailed sculpting and paint, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp. Sculpted by Joe Menna. (Item #APR182181, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Taco Truck Deadpool PVC Diorama

Deadpool returns to the Marvel Gallery line in style! Unfortunately, his ride got trashed along the way, and Deadpool is posed atop a destroyed taco truck base, sporting bunny slippers and wielding twin finger guns with the safeties off! This all-new sculpt spotlighting the softer side of Deadpool stands approximately 10 inches tall and is made of high-quality PVC with collectible-quality paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Cortes Studios! (Item #MAR182429, SRP: $45.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Silver Anniversary Deluxe Action Figures

A Diamond Select Toys release! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is turning 25 this year, and Diamond Select Toys is celebrating with a new line of cloth-costumed, fully poseable action figures! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, each figure features real fabric outfits, multiple points of articulation and character-specific accessories. Jack comes with a podium, the Mayor comes with a telescope, Pumpkin King Jack comes with a sign and torch, and Sally comes with her oven and cauldron! Each figure comes packaged in a coffin-shaped window box.

Jack Skellington (Item #MAR182411, SRP: $50.00)

The Mayor (Item #MAR182412, SRP: $50.00)

Pumpkin King (Item #MAR182413, SRP: $50.00)

Sally (Item #MAR182414, SRP: $50.00)

New Funko Specialty Series: Hikari XS Jack Skellington & Superman Pop!

Every store deserves an amazing Funko exclusive!

In an effort to recognize their most special accounts and loyal retailers, Funko is continuing our Specialty Series. Every month, they announce two major exclusives – this month includes a Hikari XS and Pop!

Why is it so special? You’ll only be able to find these Specialty Series exclusives in boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic book shops and from qualified online retailers. This is your chance to help support local businesses and smaller retailers, and you’ll pick up an amazing exclusive item in the process!

The latest exclusives are a Jack Skellington Hikari XS and Superman Pop! Both are coming this fall!

Hikari XS: NBC – Jack Skellington (Purple/Orange)

Pop! Heroes: Superman – Flying Superman (80th Anniversary)

Diamond Select Toys Coming This Fall: Black Panther, Kingdom Hearts, and Harley Quinn!

May is underway, and the newly revealed items from Diamond Select Toys are now up for pre-order! As seen in the May 2018 Previews catalog, a number of items are on schedule to be released late in the year, and we’ve got images and info for you right here! Products based on Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Kingdom Hearts, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Batman: The Animated Series, the Batman Classic TV Series and the Nightmare Before Christmas are all ready to order. It’s the best of all worlds!

BATMAN 1966 ALFRED BUST (MAY182301, $59.99)

The epic line of resin busts based on the classic Batman TV Series continues, with the show’s single most important character – Alfred! The sole keeper of Batman and Robin’s secret identities, Alfred kept house at Wayne Manor and assisted Master Bruce and Master Dick whenever they needed him. This 6-inch bust comes armed with a feather duster, and sits atop a pedestal base inspired by the show’s opening credits. Limited to 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

DC PREMIER BATMAN TAS HARLEY QUINN STATUE (MAY182302, $150.00)

There’s nothing like the classics! As many costume changes as Harley Quinn goes through, we always come back to the harlequin suit she wore when she debuted on Batman: The Animated Series. Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this all-new sculpture captures her classic costume in the animated style, in a limited edition of 3,000 pieces. Each comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore!

DC GALLERY BATMAN COMIC WHO LAUGHS PVC STATUE (MAY182303, $45.00)

A Batman who laughs is a Batman who wins! From the pages of Dark Nights: Metal comes the Batman Who Laughs, the leader of the Dark Knights, a team of evil Batmen from across the multiverse. This fully Jokerized Batman stands about 9 inches tall, and features a detailed sculpt with exacting painted details. The high-grade plastic statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alterton!

PREDATOR COOKIE JAR (MAY182297, $49.99)

The jungle savagery of the Predator franchise meets the animal hunger of the kitchen with this new Predator ceramic cookie jar. Depicting the Yautja’s classic appearance in the original 1987 film, this roughly 12″ cookie jar has a removable head for snack (or spine) storage. The perfect companion to Diamond Select Toys’ ceramic Alien Xenomorph Cookie Jar, or to display on its own! Sculpted by Eli Livingston.

MARVEL MINIMATES SERIES 76 ASST (MAY182308, $9.99)

Let the carnage commence! Celebrating its 15th year, the Marvel Minimates line has dedicated its 76th assortment to the epic Spider-Man crossover, Maximum Carnage! Four specialty-exclusive 2-packs make up the assortment – Spider-Man with Black Cat, Venom with Doppelganger, Carnage with Demogoblin and Cloak with Dagger – and if you collect all four you get the pieces to build Shriek! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Designed by Barry Bradfield.

MARVEL GALLERY BLACK PANTHER MOVIE V2 PVC DIORAMA (MAY182305, $45.00)

How hot is your Gallery? The Black Panther braves the flames to become the newest PVC Diorama in the Marvel Gallery line! Vaulting over the flaming wreckage of a car chase gone bad, T’Challa is sculpted in a 9-inch scale and cast in opaque and translucent plastic for a realistic flame effect. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint details, the diorama comes in a full-color window box.

MARVEL MOVIE GALLERY IRON MAN MK50 PVC DIORAMA (MAY182307, $45.00)

A Diamond Select Toys release! How high-tech is your Gallery? This PVC Diorama of Iron Man in his tricked-out Mark 50 armor is based on his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, and is sculpted in an approximately 9-inch scale. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint details, this piece comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.

MARVEL GALLERY VENOM COMIC PVC STATUE (MAY182304, $45.00)

Can you smell what the Brock is cooking? Peter Parker-hating Eddie Brock reunites with his partner in hate, the alien symbiote, to become Venom once more in the latest Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture depicts Venom mid-merge, with Brock visible under the symbiote, and is made of a high-grade plastic with detailed sculpting and paint applications. Diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box.

MARVEL MILESTONES THOR RAGNAROK GLADIATOR HULK STATUE (MAY182309, $299.99)

This is the big one! Clocking in at approximately 24 inches, this Milestones statue of the Hulk as he appeared in Thor: Ragnarok is one of the biggest DST has ever made! Limited to an edition of only 1,000, this resin statue can be displayed on its own or join with the upcoming Gladiator Thor statue to form a scene from the movie! Each statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza!

MARVEL PREMIER GWENPOOL STATUE (MAY182306, $150.00)

The Merc with a Smirk leaps into the Marvel Premier Collection with this dynamic sculpture! The death artist formerly known as Gwen Poole wields twin katanas as she lands a jetée amid pizza boxes and tiny MODOKs in this limited edition 12-inch-scale statue. With only 3,000 pieces made, the statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full color box. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore!

NBX SELECT AF SERIES 6 ASST (MAY182293, $24.99)

Christmas is coming, and the gifts are grotesque! The hit NBX action figure line from DST continues with a sixth assortment, featuring characters and accessories only available on the specialty market! Three different multi-packs make up the series, including Sally with the Mummy Boy and Hanging Tree, the Clown with the Undersea Gal and her tank, and the Harlequin with the Devil and another piece of the gift-making table – combine it with the pieces from Series 5 to form a larger diorama! Each set comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging with side-panel artwork. Sculpted by Cortes Studio.

NBX CAULDRON SALLY DLX COFFIN DOLL (MAY182295, $75.99),

NBX PODIUM JACK DLX COFFIN DOLL (MAY182294, $74.99)

The Coffin Dolls line just got super-sized! Just in time for the 25th anniversary, these two new releases of Jack and Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas feature new facial expressions and new accessories – a podium for Jack and a cauldron and spoon for Sally! Each 14″ scale doll features a real cloth costume and multiple points of articulation, looking like it just stepped off the big screen! Each comes packaged in an oversized coffin-shaped window box.

NBX TOWN HALL FOUNTAIN DLX MINIMATES BOX SET (MAY182296, $24.99)

Hear ye, hear ye! The Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates line continues with this new, exclusive boxed set, featuring new versions of Jack Skellington, Sally, the Mayor, an exclusive Harlequin Demon figure, and an exclusive Town Square fountain diorama piece! Each 2-pinch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Set comes packaged in a full-color window box.

 

KINGDOM HEARTS HALLOWEEN TOWN SORA VINIMATE (MAY182298, $9.99)

KINGDOM HEARTS HALLOWEEN TOWN DONALD VINIMATE (MAY182300, $9.99)

KINGDOM HEARTS HALLOWEEN TOWN GOOFY VINIMATE (MAY182299, $9.99)

The adventure continues, as the stars of the Kingdom Hearts game series travel to Halloween Town! In the home of Jack Skellington, first seen in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sora, Goofy and Donald each don a fantastically nightmarish costume, and now each is a Vinimates vinyl figure! Sculpted in the block-figure style, each 4-inch vinyl figure has a ball-jointed neck for additional posing options. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Diamond Select Toys On Sale This Week: Caddyshack, Nightmare and the Iron Giant!

It’s an exciting week at comic shops, as three exciting Vinimates and two exciting Minimates arrive in stores! Whether you’re a fan of sports comedies, sci-fi animation or stop-motion horror, there’s something for you at your local comic shop!

With the release of Ty Webb, the fourth character from Caddyshack, and two more characters from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – Santa Claus and Zero – the Vinimates line is growing like crazy! Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style, and strikes a pose straight from the film the character appears in. But each figure also has an articulated head so you can customize that pose!

Also out this week, DST’s two-pack of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures from The Iron Giant is great on its own, or paired with the Iron Giant Vinimate! Approximately 2-inch Minimates of Hogarth Hughes and the Iron Giant features 10 and 14 points of articulation, respectively, and can strike a variety of poses straight from the movie.