New Usagi Yojimbo Figure & Comic from Nickelodeon at Comic-Con

I’m on the PR list for Comic-Con this year and I’m getting a deluge of emails. One of the ones that I liked best though was the news that there’d be a new box-set featuring a brand-new Usagi Yojimbo action figure from his upcoming run on the TMNT Animated series, Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! That’s nice enough, Stan Sakai is a great fellow and deserves every bit of attention for his long-running Samurai-rabbit serial, but the best part is that the figure comes with a comic reprinting two of Usagi’s crossover appearances in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series! Nick’s putting the comics back into comic-con!

Here’s the scoop:

Nickelodeon is bringing three decades’ worth of iconic characters to life at this year’s SDCC, with retail items that celebrate memorable ‘90s shows like Hey Arnold!Rocko’s Modern LifeThe Ren & Stimpy Show and Rugrats, and fan-favorite properties including SpongeBob SquarePantsTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesThe Loud HouseAvatar and Danny Phantom.

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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.”

SRP: $30.00

3 cheers for Stan Sakai, I know a low of people that have been eagerly awaiting another Usagi Yojimbo to put on their (our!) shelves… it’s been like a decade since the last one! 😀

(Also I gotta admit I absolutely love Powered Toast Man. Hopefully they make an additional figure where he’s actually pointing at his butt… check out the full PR and images under the cut to see what I’m talking about):

With San Diego Comic-Con 2017 fast approaching, we wanted to share with you the exclusive retail items available this year at Nickelodeon’s booth (#4113).

Nickelodeon is bringing three decades’ worth of iconic characters to life at this year’s SDCC, with retail items that celebrate memorable ‘90s shows like Hey Arnold!Rocko’s Modern LifeThe Ren & Stimpy Show and Rugrats, and fan-favorite properties including SpongeBob SquarePantsTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesThe Loud HouseAvatar and Danny Phantom.

Below are descriptions of the items that will be on sale at Nick’s booth.  Images can be downloaded here.

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!

SRP: $50.00

 

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.”

SRP: $30.00

 

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+

SRP: $30.00

 

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!

SRP: $50.00

 

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.

SRP: $25.00

 

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 SquarePantsTMNTHey Arnold!Rocko’s Modern LifeThe Loud HouseRugrats and Danny Phantom.

SRP: $20.00

 

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