Saturday, June 9, 2012

Holy Crap! Avengers SDCC Exclusive SUPER Helicarrier With Cap and Maria Hill!


Wow.  That's all I have to say about this 4-foot piece of badassery and awesomeness.  We've seen some really awesome SDCC Marvel Exclusives announced in the last week, but nothing could have prepared us for this OVER 4-FOOT LONG Super Helicarrier, complete with Maria Hill and Captain America figures.  Full details (or at least as much as we know at this point) after the jump.



Hero Complex broke the news today of this beast.  It is apparently a full foot LONGER than the version coming out at retail this summer, AND as if that weren't enough, instead of that crappy under-articulated Cap that comes in the retail version, we're getting a nicer Cap and Maria Hill here.

Maria Hill appears to be a repaint of the Avengers Black Widow figure with a new head.  The paint job is obviously comic inspired, but the head appears to be Cobie Smulders-ish.  Either way, I'm stoked to be getting a Maria Hill figure.  Cap looks like a repack from the "First Avenger" movie line.

Price for this bad boy is said to be $129.99.  I wouldn't expect these to stick around throughout the end of the Con, but we may also see a few go up on HasbroToyShop the Monday after the show (but good luck dealing with that nightmare).  If you're not heading to SDCC yourself this year, you better make friends with someone who is.

Here's the full size photo (clicky to bigger-ize)


Update:  Here's the package artwork by Joe Quesada.  Could this perhaps be hinting at some more future villain characters in the Marvel Universe line?




Source:  Hero Complex

17 comments:

  1. I hope the Maria Hill figure becomes available some other way as well. I wonder how much play value this has as a toy since it has to be so wildly out of scale.

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  2. Well, the retail one is 3 feet long, this one is apparently 4 feet long, so while it's still out of scale, I'd say it's got 33% more play value than the retail version. Either way, this is probably the biggest Hellicarrier we'll ever get, so I'll take it.

    I do hope Maria Hill makes it to wide release as well, I wouldn't mind have an extra to customize.

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  3. 3 of those villans are from the sdcc 3 pack.

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  4. Yup... but Whirlwind and Goliath (Erik Josten) have not been made or announced as figures... that's what I was getting at.

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  5. I didn't realize it was that long. It would make a pretty cool toy then. It's interesting that Hasbro would make two different sizes of the Helicarrier even if one is an exclusive to SDCC.

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  6. Yeah, knowing how expensive tooling is, especially for big ticket items like this, I'm kind of amazed we're getting two different sizes. Theres gotta be some sort of modular component to this that made it easy for Hasbro to increase the length with minimal cost.

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  7. Scale would not an issue as you could view it as part of the helicarrier and not the whole enchilada. This is an amazing set and I weep due to my first SDCC absence in years.

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  8. Why doesn't it look like the one in the movie?

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  9. Needs more Coulson.

    At least an exclusive stand-alone figure of dear old Philip (with awesome package and the Destroyer Gun as an accessory) would be schweet.

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  10. Alex- That's a good way of looking at it.

    Anon- Lots of things in the movie lines don't look exactly like their on-screen counterparts. It's because the lead time to create a toy, from design to finished product, is in the neighborhood of 18 months. The designs for costumes and props, or in this case, a hellicarrier, can change much closer to the movie's release. My guess is this is based on an early design of the carrier.

    Marc- Everything in life needs more Coulson. I'd buy so many of that figure.

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  11. Thanks love the site btw. Keep up the great work.

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  12. Question: would you consider posting picks of reader created dioramas?

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  13. We normally stick to news and reviews (mostly the reviews), but sure, we'd love to check out what you've got. Post pics to Facebook or Twitter and tag us. Or email them directly to onepercase@gmail.com

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  14. How 'bout if we have a cool stop-motion of action figures or lego?

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  15. Absolutely. Show us what you've got.

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  16. I will indeed. By the way, any more Spidey reviews on the way?

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  17. None planned right now, I haven't picked anything else up from that line. I do have something Spidey-related from another line that I'll be posting soon.

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