Attack of the Show to preview Mattel SDCC exclusives – reveals RGB figs early!

Monday, April 12th and Thursday, April 15th, Attack of the Show on G4 will be revealing Mattel’s San Diego Comic Con exclusives and displays, which will no doubt mean a look at some of the upcoming Ghostbusters Classic figs. Mattel has confirmed the segments and air-dates, but only hints at a DCU and Avatar figure. The complete list, with additional reveals, will be on the Matty Collector website on Friday the 16th. G4 video often ends up on their website after, so worse comes to worse, we’ll see about embedding it here.

Okay, everyone, we just got official confirmation that our SDCC product reveals are going to air on Attack of the Show on the G4 network April 12th and April 15th!

Why two nights? Because the stuff we’re revealing is so good, it couldn’t be done in a single show! Attack of the Show will sneak peek four products each night. We’ll finally put to rest some of the rumors about what we’ll have at SDCC and there are exclusives from some of our most popular collector lines. No, we’re not telling you anything beforehand — you’ll just have to tune in to find out what they all are!

You can check your local listings for channels/times, but there’s one thing to keep in mind. Although we’ve been given these dates, it’s not a guarantee our segments will be aired. If another big story comes along, Attack of the Show has every right to bump us (which they’ve done in the past), just like any news show. It’s not likely, but if this does happen, we’ll let you know the minute we hear.

But that’s not the big news – the big news is that an Attack of the Show promo for the upcoming shows, well, shows a Real Ghostbusters style figure. There’s a screengrab floating around and no doubt online video will follow shortly. The figures are not a complete surprise, as they said they were working on such a line at last year’s SDCC. But it’s still awesome.

Labeled as part of a “Retro Action” line of toys, it’s possible the figures will not comprise an entire line, but only a handful of figures in a larger line. And yes, the jumpsuit is from the movie – being SDCC, it may be an exclusivity twist by Mattel. I would not call it an oversight, given their previous attention to detail (normal human detail I mean, not pantlegs tucked in detail), rather it is likely calculated. As well, the figure talks! Also note the other three busters are shown on the package, which means we’ll at least get all four (and Winston will not be overlooked!)

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Jim Beard on IDW's upcoming CON-VOLUTION GB one-shot

Readers will recall we’d previously mentioned that rumblings had started over IDW’s next one-shot Ghostbusters comic, entitled CON-volution.

Well, writer Jim Beard popped into the PC comments to share some more info;

Hi, all. Jim Beard here, one half of the writing team of CON-VOLUTION.

The holiday in question here is 4th of July, sometimes known as Independence Day (or for our friends across the Pond, “that little 1776 uprising”). Rest assured that suitable nods to said holiday are made.

Plus, yeah, Keith Dallas and I consider Comic-Con a holiday, regardless 😉

Hope you will take a look when its out or order in advance – we’re dead excited about it and thrilled to pieces that Josh Howard is illustrating it. Gives the book a ghost of a chance, you might say.

Thanks for all the chatter about the book!

Btw, IIRC, there’s only two covers and they come in a 1:1 ratio at the comic shops. They’re both AMAZING. And as the plan stands now, both Keith and I will be at SDCC signing copies and would love to meet and and all ‘Busters fans.

Jim!

Josh Howard character test sketches - not from comic