Comic Con is almost upon us, and nickelodeon has made official their list of cool stuff that you’ll be able to buy at their booth. And man, the king of all Usagi Yojimbo figures is among them.
Classic cool at the nick booth
Nickelodeon, as a network, seems to be diving back into its back-catalog quite a bit these days. After all, there’s Rocko’s Modern Life and Hey Arnold! stuff out there aplenty as of late. SDCC isn’t going to be any different this week, as the network has a nice selections of classically influenced stuff set for sale.
I think the headliner out of all of it though, has to be Usagi Yojimbo from Playmates. This isn’t the only Usagi out there, as there are a few hitting retail, but this is clearly the coolest. Including the main bunny himself, the set includes “two additional exclusive, interchangeable Usagi heads, his pet Tokage lizard, and a flag with Usagi’s signature emblem.”
And all of the above is packed into a collectors edition box. A five-panel presentation, the box will sport art from the original TMNT stories ““Leonardo Meets Usagi Yojimbo in Turtle Soup and Rabbit Stew,” and the 1989 Comic Book “The Treaty.”” Pretty awesome.
As I said though, there’s plenty more outside of Usagi here to be had at the booth. Scroll down and have a look.
The Nick Box
The Nickelodeon Nick Box is back with a Summer Block Party theme. Each Nick Box comes packed with one-of-a-kind collectibles, apparel, accessories and more featuring all your favorite classic Nickelodeon shows. The Nick Box is a quarterly, subscription service that brings your most memorable Nickelodeon experiences right to your front door, but the Summer Block Party Nick Box at SDCC features a SDCC exclusive. This installment features these items and much more:
- Arnold Bobble Head – Your favorite football-headed dreamer is now here to cheer you on as you chase YOUR dreams.
- TMNT Vinyl – Don’t worry — unlike your childhood nightmares, these gumballs will stay in place. Oh, and also… try not to eat it.
- T-shirt – Good news! You no longer have to cram yourself and your friends into a TV box and stroll down a random street singing to be cool. Just wear this tee instead!
- Mickey Kaline Card – Did Mom throw out your prized baseball cards? It’s okay–now is the perfect time to restart your collection with a SDCC exclusive Mickey Kaline trading card!
Playmates Exclusive Samurai Rabbit Usagi Yojimbo Figure
In Nickelodeon’s 2017 Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the samurai rabbit Usagi Yojimbo will reunite with the Ninja Turtles once again for a three-part story arc that begins airing July 23. The San Diego Comic-Con exclusive of the 2017 Usagi Yojimbo new character design action figure comes in a limited edition of 350.
This item features the newly designed Usagi Yojimbo action figure in a 5” scale, dressed in his classic blue robe, and comes with his traditional Samurai swords. Also included are two additional exclusive, interchangeable Usagi heads, his pet Tokage lizard, and a flag with Usagi’s signature emblem. All this is presented in a collector edition 5th panel storybook package, with a rerun of the 1987 Comic Book “Leonardo Meets Usagi Yojimbo in Turtle Soup and Rabbit Stew,” and the 1989 Comic Book “The Treaty.”
Just Play Hey Arnold! Bean Plush Friends
Hey Arnold! is back! The collectibles fans have been waiting for since the ’90s are finally here with the Hey Arnold! Bean Plush friends. Now you can bring home Arnold, Gerald and Helga, the coolest kids from P.S. 118, and introduce them to your own cool kid. Each of these 8″ plush characters is made with super-soft fabrics and is great for taking on the go and displaying for all to see. Perfect for both kids and collectors alike. Each plush sold separately. $10/each, ages 3+
Kidrobot Exclusive Powdered Toast Man “Wheat”
Who is this stranger from another land? Why does he walk among mortal men? What is his mission? Where can we get a pair of undershorts like his? Who is this man of toast?! Nickelodeon and Kidrobot team up to present the Powdered Toast Man Medium Figure. From the ‘90s hit The Ren & Stimpy Show and standing 8” tall, this figure is chalked full of tenacious butt clinging action. Collect yours today because he’s toast-a-ric!
Zwyer Exclusive Avatar Aang Chibified Character
Following several years of SDCC tradition and Nickelodeon’s Avatar series, this Chibi Avatar Aang figure will come in a convention exclusive color variant. Available only at Nickelodeon’s booth, Avatar Aang is finished in a sepia color tone, paying homage to past exclusive Avatar prints at San Diego Comic-Con.
Nickelodeon Customized T-Shirt Station
Set against a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New York cityscape, fans can purchase a t-shirt from the retail shop and customize it on the spot with characters and art from their choice of seven fan-favorite Nick shows: SpongeBob SquarePants, TMNT, Hey Arnold!, Rocko’s Modern Life, The Loud House, Rugrats and Danny Phantom.