(BALTIMORE, MD) — (May 7, 2021) — Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise, announced in April the upcoming release of several PREVIEWS Exclusive collectibles. Included in these announcements were The Batman Who Laughs vinyl soda figure from Funko, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage Variant figures from Super7, a new line of Transformers action figures from Icon Heroes, and the latest series of Alien and Predator 1/18 scale figures from Hiya Toys.
The Batman Who Laughs, the breakout star of DC Comic’s Dark Multiverse, joins the ranks of one of Funko’s newest and most popular collectible lines as a PREVIEWS Exclusive vinyl soda figure. The Vinyl Soda packaging looks like a can of soda pop, but inside the can is a limited edition 4-1/4” tall vinyl figure of the toxin-corrupted Batman Who Laughs, along with a collectible disc. A chase variant of this figure is also available. The PREVIEWS Exclusive Vinyl Soda: Batman Who Laughs Vinyl Figure (AUG208757; SRP: $13.99) has an expected release date of June 30, 2021 and will be limited to 10,000 pieces.
The PREVIEWS Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage Variant Figure 4 Piece Set (NOV208913; SRP: $74.99) from Super7 features the Turtles as they appeared in the original Mirage comic by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. These comic-accurate 3 3/4″ scale retro-style Turtles feature 5 points of articulation and come individually packaged on illustrated backing cards featuring classic comic art on both front and back. The TMNT Mirage Variant Figure 4 Piece Set has an expected release date of September 29, 2021.
Icon Heroes has introduced an all-new line of PREVIEWS Exclusive Transformers collectibles. This new line features a Grimlock Red Sword Letter Opener, based on Grimlock’s Generation One appearance (FEB219262; SRP: $30.00), Transformers: Matrix of Leadership Bookend, based on the Transformers: Generation One animated series and movie (FEB219263; SRP: $70.00), and the Transformers: Soundwave Bust Resin Card Holder, perfect for displaying business cards (FEB219268; SRP: $60.00). The Grimlock Red Sword Letter Opener has an expected release date of October 27, 2021, while the Matrix of Leadership Bookend and the Soundwave Card Holder are expected to release in the first quarter of 2022.
The latest round of PREVIEWS Exclusive 1/18 scale figures from Hiya Toys consist of signature items like the Alien vs. Predator Invisible Chopper Predator, complete with clear molding and extended wristblades (MAR218437; SRP: $19.99), Ripley in her iconic white space suit worn during the closing scenes of Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien (MAR218436; SRP: $19.99), the Lead Alien Warrior, the Cloned Queen’s most loyal and valued servant (MAR218435; SRP: $19.99), and the Predator Hounds, Chimeric canines created through hybridization techniques (MAR218438; SRP: $19.99) All four exclusives from Hiya Toys have an expected release date of February 23, 2022.
These PREVIEWS Exclusive figures are available for pre-order now and will be available in comic shops later this year. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
Retailers interested in placing wholesale orders for these items and other PREVIEWS Exclusive items are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.