As the time of the this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International is quickly approaching, I decided to share with you some information and my thoughts on SDCC and its exclusive toys. The 2016 SDCC will take place from 21 to 24 July, with a preview night on July 20.San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California. Along with panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, there are previews of upcoming feature films, and portfolio review sessions with top comic book and video game companies. Like most comic-book conventions, Comic-Con features a large floorspace for exhibitors. These include media companies such as movie studios and TV networks, as well as comic-book dealers and collectibles merchants.
Every year Mattel produces toys to be available exclusively at the convention to celebrate its toys’ presence at San Diego Comic-Con International. So far there were six Monster High exclusive doll sets (three single dolls and three 2-packs) and two Ever After High exclusive dolls. Monster High exclusive dolls include: a greyscale edition of ‘Basic’ Frankie Stein (2010), Ghoulia Yelps as Ms. Dead Fast (2011), Scarah Screams & Hoodude Voodoo 2-pack (2012), Wydowna Spider as Webarella (2013), Iris Clops & Manny Taur (2014), (Kieran Valentine & Djinni “Whisp” Grant (2015).Ever After High exclusive dolls include: Cerise Wolf (2014) and Raven Quees as the Evil Queen (2015). In 2015 Mattel released as well SDCC exclusive Vinyl Figure of Nefera de Nile from the Boo York Boo York line.
In general I am not a fan of Monster High SDCC exclusive dolls. I can appreciate how detailed and well-made they are but I do not want to have them in my collection. Unfortunately so far none of my favorite MH characters were released as a single SDCC exclusive doll. As you probably already know, I do not like multi-packs as usually I only want to get one of the dolls included in the set. On the other hand I absolutely love the two Ever After High SDCC exclusive dolls released in 2014 and 2015. Currently I have three SDCC exclusive dolls and one vinyl figure.
Ever After High Raven Queen The Evil Queen SDCC Exclusive 2015
Raven Queen was the first SDCC exclusive doll that I got. I absolutely love her and I was excited to see Raven wearing this outfit in the Ever After High Dragon Games movie!
Monster High Nefera de Nile Vinyl Figure SDCC Exclusive 2015
I won the this Vinyl Figure of Monster High Nefera de Nile from the Boo York Boo York line in the constest organized by Toot’s Toys. As I also have the regular doll of Nefera from the BYBY line, I took some pictures of the two Neferas together.
Ever After High Cerise Wolf SDCC Exclusive 2014
Cerise Wolf is my favorite EAH doll overall and one of my most precious dolls. She was my grail doll for a long time so you can imagine how happy I was when I finally got her. I got her on eBay from a seller from Russia and it took her 2 months to get to Switzerland but she was definitely worth waiting for. Everything about her is perfect!
Monster High Wydowna Spider Webarella SDCC Exclusive 2013
Getting this doll was a surpise for me. I was satisfied with my SDCC collection and I was not planning on getting anything else until the 2016 Comic-Con, but I found by chance an amazing offer on the Polish classified advertisements website. Somebody was selling new in box Wydowna Spider as Webarella for 150 PLN (~39 USD). Apparently the doll was an unwanted birthday gift for a child and the parent decided to sell it online. I knew the doll was original because a few months before that Sandra showed me her Webarella (Thank you Sandra!). To be honest I would not have bought Webarella for the price she’s currently sold on eBay (~130 USD), but I think she is great doll and I am glad that I have her.
This year I am interested in two Mattel 2016 SDCC exclusives: Ever After High Cedar Wood as a Marionnette and DC Super Hero Girls Katana doll. I am not planning on getting the Monster High SDCC exclusive dolls that are Ghoustbusters Frankie Stein and Robecca Steam and her father Hexiciah Steam 2-pack.
Do you have any of the SDCC exclusive dolls? What do you think of 2016 Mattel SDCC exclusives? Are you planning on getting some the SDCC exclusive dolls? Please let me know in the comments!