A pin-tactic selection of exclusives is on the way to Comic Con International next week, courtesy of Udon.
Pins featuring video game characters from comic books
Typically known for creating some of the coolest video game-based comics and art books out there, the folks at Udon have something totally different planned for SDCC. The exclusive offerings from the company, just unveiled, will be… pin sets.
As you might image though, these are some pretty awesome pins.
“We have done some collectible items in the past, like the Street Fighter busts,” said Erik Ko, UDON’s chief of operations. “That’s not a coincidence; I was heavily involved in product development before UDON, and I have always been itching to make products again. I think now is the perfect time to pursue this venture and provide fans with some really cool stuff to collect!”
And so, with that in mind, we get this year’s exclusives. A blind-boxed set of pins hits the lower price point, with a freaking awesome sounding framed collection going the premium route. The official rundown is as follows:
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo Character Select Mystery Pin CollectionAvailable exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, these limited edition collector’s cloisonné pins are made of high quality hard enamel and are sure to please discerning pin collectors everywhere. The set includes 16 regular pins, limited to 375 each, based on the portraits of everyone’s favorite World Warriors as seen on the character selection screen in the Super Street Fighter II Turbo game. The pins come in blind boxes priced at $20 each, with two random pins per package, and each pin is 1.5×1.5” in size. Make sure to be on the lookout for special alternate color chaser variants of each character (limited to only 150 each; incredibly rare!) as well as the SUPER SPECIAL secret character hidden in the mix (1:17chance)! Collect the whole set and become the ultimate champion!
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo Character Select Pin Framed SetNot to worry, collectors! If carefully sifting through each package isn’t your cup of tea but you still want to own the full 16-character set of the Super Street Fighter II Turbo character select pins, we have another option just for you – but you’ll have to act fast at Comic-Con! Strictly limited to 125 units, this handsome framed set features the complete set of mystery pins mounted on a background resembling the character select screen from Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Even better, this framed set also comes with a 3D sculpted logo pin and an airplane pin – both of which are exclusive to this special set! Each framed set comes with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity signed by both Erik Ko and Long Vo. Finally, this set also comes with a gold Akuma metal card that will not be available anywhere else! One of these elegant framed sets can be yours for $399.99. Don’t miss your chance to be one of the few hardcore collectors who owns this super rare item!
Yeah, yeah I know- that’s expensive. You haven’t seen them yet though, and trust me, big Street Fighter fans are gonna want that framed set. Click here for a look.