[singlepic=16495,320,240,,left]Last year, Toys”R”Us created a titanic team-up with Entertainment Earth to help action figure and comic book fans celebrate Comic-Con International in San Diego. So, how does The World’s Greatest Toy Store top its fantastic first appearance? In honor of its second storied San Diego visit, from Wednesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 25, Toys”R”Us will offer a supersized experience complete with official San Diego Comic-Con merchandise, including toys based on characters from HALO, Ghostbusters and Robot Chicken. Continuing last year’s partnership with Entertainment Earth, every Toys”R”Us Comic-Con exclusive will be available at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343.
Beyond Comic-Con exclusive items, Toys”R”Us will also offer visitors the chance to be among the first to purchase the TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece GRIMLOCK, which will be available in Toys”R”Us stores nationwide beginning in August.
To help highlight these exciting exclusives from Toys”R”Us, Entertainment Earth will host a spectacular series of special signings, including:
– On Friday July 23 from 11 am to 12 noon, creators of Adult Swim’s Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken, Seth Green and Matt Senrich will be on hand to autograph the new Robot Chicken action figure collection from JAZWARES.*
– Also on Friday, July 23 from 5 to 6:30 pm, McFarlane Toys visionary, Todd McFarlane will be available to autograph the Toys”R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con HALO “Noble Seven” action figure.*
– As an added bonus, professional skateboarder, TV star and filmmaker Rob Dyrdek will visit the booth on Saturday, July 24 from 11 am to 12 noon to autograph Wild Grinderz action figures from Mattel.*
Fans who are not able to attend the show can still purchase the exclusive Toys”R”Us San Diego Comic-Con merchandise online at Toysrus.com/Collectibles starting Wednesday, July 21. However, there is a limited number of each item, so fans should visit Entertainment Earth at booth #2343 or Toysrus.com/Collectibles early to purchase the below action figures.
Toys”R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con HALO: Reach “Noble Seven” action figure from McFarlane Toys
Based on the iconic class of Spartan-III super soldiers featured in the upcoming game, HALO: Reach, “Noble Seven” is outfitted for battle, complete with a custom armor load out, a studio-inspired paint job, and livery. Designed by a team of artists from inside video game designer Bungie Studio’s top secret lair, “Noble Seven” is the only Limited Edition Spartan action figure created exclusively for Comic-Con International 2010.
Toys”R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Ghostbusters “We’re Ready to Believe You” Minimates Box set from Diamond Select Toys
“Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or any of your family seen a spook, specter, or ghost?” These lines, from the TV commercial featured within the classic film introduced Dana Barrett to the Ghostbusters moments before she discovered her refrigerator was haunted. Now, fans can recreate the scene, Minimates style, with this set featuring Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Peter Venkman in their lab coats as well as Dana Barrett.
Toys”R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Robot Chicken Nerd from JAZWARES
Now, fans can recreate their favorite Robot Chicken parodies, such as the Nerd’s visit to a Sci-Fi convention with this 5-inch action figure. Complete with a Hop Hat, Sandwich, Magical Unicorn Mayonnaise Jar, Adult Swim swag bag and a 2010 San Diego Comic-Con t-shirt, the iconic Robot Chicken Nerd character is ready to geek out with fans.
TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece GRIMLOCK from Hasbro
Now, kids, collectors and TRANSFORMERS fans can take home GRIMLOCK – the leader of the DINOBOTS – in this recreation of the classic G1 action figure. With the ability to change from a robot to T-Rex dinosaur, this fan favorite character comes with a glowing sword, DINOBOT crown of leadership, and a light-up blaster. And, when GRIMLOCK has transformed into dinosaur mode, his eyes glow with savage fury. This Toys”R”Us exclusive action figure will be available at Comic-Con International in San Diego before rolling out to Toys”R”Us stores nationwide.
All Toys”R”Us San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are limited editions and are available on a first-come, first served basis.
*No purchase necessary. Please see the official Comic-Con International guidelines for additional information about appearances and signings.