San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Minifigures Revealed

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LEGO Super Heroes fans get ready... The San Diego Comic Con exclusive minifigures have been announced on USA Today. There will be FOUR exclusive figures, two for DC and two for the Marvel lines. Green Arrow and Black Suit Superman are representing DC, while on the Marvel side there will be an exclusive Spider-Man and a Spider Woman minifig. These four Limited Edition minifigures will be handed out at the LEGO booth next week at Comic Con. The event runs July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center. Take a look at the images here at USA Today.

We were quite literally inundated with messages with this news so thanks to all that provided us with the info! You can also join in the discussion about these over on the Brickset Forum.

Let us know what you think of these exclusive offerings?

48 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Spidey will be mine at all cost.

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By in Australia,

Why do I not live in America.... :(
Seriously you guys are sooooo lucky. Spider Woman!! I mean really, thats such an exclusive. I really hope they announce more sets though. I really would like to see more not so generic minifigures, such as Spider Woman. Have fun if you're going then!

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By in Netherlands,

Yay, more figures I will never be able to get

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By in Australia,

More figures I have to pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars if I would like it.

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By in United Kingdom,


Those figs sound great but I am getting so sick of this.
Almost makes me want to give up an sell the lot. Almost ;-)

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By in United States,

I have convinced my friends that a holiday to the states next year will end with a visit to the sdcc... They know its on the off chance I may get a figure but they are fairly supportive of my lego habit...

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By in United Kingdom,

I think they are pretty cool minifigures. If only they did stuff like that in England! :-(

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By in United Kingdom,

This is a sign of amazing spider man 2 sets. If Lego did not have a construction license to make asm2 sets then they certainly wouldn't have been able to make a figure. Disney bought the merch rights off Sony earlier in the year. Lego are most likely gonna make sets of the movie as they wouldn't waste a license on one one off promo figure! That would be a waste of their time and money to do such detail. These are being given away so there is no payoff either. Mark my words this is a preview figure and the likelihood of getting asm 2 sets in 2014 is high.

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By in United States,

When are they going to make a flash minifig?!?!?!

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes, more superheroes in 2014, I wish I could get these figures but they're way too expensive on ebay and amazon and why is the first super heroes superman included in the comic con and the power armour Lex set.

This is my first comment :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Why does Lego do this to the fans, we have a near impossible chance to obtain the minifigures.

I think there will be sets based on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film in 2014 as this happened last year with Iron Man and Captain America, think that the Mega Bloks ones in 2012 didn't do very well, but it doesn't look like I will own that Black Suit Superman!!

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By in United States,

@Yio, it's not like everyone in America can go to SDCC…
@LEGOMinifigures1997, IKR…

I don't need the Marvel ones, but WHY LEGO, WHY must you torture me? I mean Green Arrow and a Black Suit Superman!? *druels* And I can't afford the aftermarket, why can't they just put the brickn' things in sets. *facepalm*

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By in United Kingdom,

I will be picking these up hopefully as a collector. Naturally the price must be right though!

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By in United States,

Frustrating and annoying that LEGO keeps doing this with figures that would be wanted elsewhere. I can understand the Superman being given out and then also placed into a set, but why must they do figures that will never see the light of day in a set then because of this. They may alter the figure slightly to put them in a set, but most of the time that won't happen or wouldn't look right if they did.

I'm glad I got Dark Phoenix last year because the price was right, but I highly doubt I will ever pick any of the others up due to cost. Maybe if I quit set collecting and only buy these. But that means no more money to The LEGO company. I hope they realize this...

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By in United States,

I still have been trying to get shazam from last year, got to get these now and cannot wait to see if they are in New York comic con. Guess I will be working some overtime.

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By in United States,

This isn't an American thing. A selected few in a selected city will get one of these figures. I think a thousand of each are made. It puts the Mr. Gold thing to shame.

Thankfully the only one I care about is the Green Latern, and he should be in real sets being he has a "hit" show.

The Spiderman movies are owned by Sony, Disney owns the Spiderman comic rights. So it's doubtful that we will see sets officially based on Spidy 2/5 but will be based on the comics for legal issues. Lego did the same thing in 2006 with Batman, they didn't own the rights to the new movies, so they kind of walked on a fine line most of the time.

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By in United States,

The Spider Man suit doesn't seem that different from the classic Lego Spider Man sets, and I'm sure those old Toby suits will be found for much cheaper than this SDCC one!

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By in United States,

I so wish Lego stopped this exclusive thing.

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By in United States,

Yio - There are more people in the US that won't be able to get these exclusives than there are in Australia. So please don't think just because I'm American that I am lucky and that I have any shot at acquiring one without paying through the nose. If I lived in San Diego (or even California), it would be another matter. But that's only a small portion of the population.

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By in United States,

I'm still waiting for a Green Lantern for the masses! and a real Green Arrow, with classic pointy goatee too! With every exclusive figure released, and this is my personal opinion, the persona of Lego changes from a toy for the masses to a re-branding of the perfect brick to a toy with a rarity and prestige of ownership.

I do wonder if the inclusion of Spider Woman means she might play a role in the Agents of S.H.I.E.D. tv show this fall?

Is what it is, I guess... but I do miss the days, not so long ago, when any and every figure could be obtained by more than 1,000 people world wide.

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By in United States,

I want ASM Spidey......:(

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By in United States,

@dmm32552 I've lived in San Diego my whole life, and getting into sdcc the past couple years is almost harder than getting one of those figs. All the Twilight and Hunger games fans buy the tickets the second they come online, and security's so heavy now because of aforementioned movie fans that you can't even sneak in with a buddy's badge anymore. It's pretty much San Diego Comic influenced and media Con nowadays.

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By in Spain,

Damn. It's the first time I'll attend the SDCC. I'm flying from Spain and I was very excited to see this years's exclusives, as I've always loved the exclusive minifigs from previous years...but these are just ugly in my opinion. How disappointing.

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By in Canada,

Oh, it's just lame TV show Arrow. I can deal with that. Hopefully classic Ollie Arrow gets a release in the next couple years. Nothing super desirable in thus bunch. Just bugged last year featured key characters like Captain Marvel and Bizarre.

Hoping for GL and Flash next year at retail... Need to complete the justice league!!

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By in United States,

To the previous poster above, I've heard that Disney bought the rights from Sony so they may in fact produce Amazing Spider-Man sets in the future. I don't know any details, just what I read. But that could/would explain why the exclusive figure is looking very similar to that suit.

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By in United States,

Don't worry guys one of my buddies emailed me "inside look" pictures of these figures and they don't look that impressive at all. The black superman looks like his man of steel outfit but black like zod. Spider-man looks a bit darker than usual like the amazing spiderman outfit. The green aroow is from the show ARROW. Finallly spider-woman just looks like a lego version of herself. Here is a link to ebay seller who is selling them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SDCC-2013-LEGO-SET-Of-4-Spider-Man-Spider-woman-Arrow-Superman-Mini-Figures-/121142965975?pt=Building_Toys_US&hash=item1c34aef6d7

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By in United States,

I could care less about the special Spiderman, but I would love to have Spider-Woman and last year's Phoenix, but that will never happen, unless they appear in sets in the future.

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By in United States,

I only like Arrow and Spider-woman. The Superman and Spider-man figures are pretty lackluster. However, these figs are nowhere near as cool as the figs at the last Comic Con.

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By in United States,

I was there last year and the guy was walking around the convention floor giving out Phoenix, but he wouldn't give me one because i wasn't a kid. i suppose they don't want re-sellers or something, but anyways, it's better to be in england than to be at comic-con and get rejected.... i'm still holding out hope that there will be a chris claremont era (nightcrawler, wolverine with mask, phoenix, cyclops, and pre-mohawk storm (i'll settle for no prof-x if i could get all of those)) x-men set released some day soon.

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By in United States,

ebay..... $1250 for four minifigs.... Hah as I choke on my superheros cereal.

Let me count the different and better ways I could spend $...1...2...5...0... bucks!

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By in Australia,

Personally, as long as I can complete the Justice League, I'm not too fussed about these promos. Hoping that GL and Flash will be released in the next wave of sets and then I'm more or less done. At the end of the day though, it may be prudent to realise that it's just a toy and instead to be thankful for food on the table and a roof over our heads. :)

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By in United States,

Very disappointing in LEGO's decision to make desired figures in such a limited quantity, especially as, as far as I know, they are not even profiting off of the figures. I still contend the best method would be release figures that will actually be in sets the general public can pick up before those sets are released, with printing on the back that says the event and the year. Most people will still be able to get the figure that they want, while true collectors will still have something exclusive and rare. I know there are many people who come into my local LEGO store asking if they have any Green Lantern key chains. I am no expert when it comes to these sorts of things, but from a purely business perspective it does not make sense to do what they are doing. I am even more upset that LEGO has seemed to overlook these complaints that were raised last year about this exact issue.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is there anything like comic con ever held in the UK? I'm a new lego fan so sorry if this is a silly question.

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By in United States,

No @Gymboin,

You guys get the Sun, remember?

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By in United States,

I can live without the Black Suit Superman, but I really want the other 3...

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By in United Kingdom,

I am so annoyed at Lego as many others are regarding the choices they have made recently. so i emailed them in disappointment, as expected i had the usual corporate sh-peal. but in the email they mentioned something at the end that may be of interest here is what they said....

Dear Lee,

Thanks for getting in touch with us.

I am sorry to hear that you are disappointed by the promotion we do in connection to the San Diego Comic Con. I can understand that it's upsetting when you can't complete your collection of LEGO® Super Heroes minifigures.

As this promotion is linked to an event in the US there might be some products that are not being released in the UK or any other country.

Some promotional items are market specific or limited editions. Minifigures or sets that come with another purchase or that you get at an event are often items that are exclusively made for this specific event or sale.

We try really hard to make sure everything we do is imaginative, creative and fun, just like our toys. I'm sorry to hear you think we got it wrong this time. Listening to what LEGO fans have to say helps us get better and better so I'm going to pass your comments on to the team in charge of this area. We appreciate the time you took to express your concerns to us.

We do have a lot of fun promotions planned in the future, some globally, some only in the UK. I hope this will give you a chance to add more to your collection.

Please let us know if you need anything else.

Happy building!

Daniela
LEGO Service

So it seams as though TLG may have something good coming our way, lets hope its not a rehash of mini's we already have.

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By in United States,

How do you see the rest of the pictures at the link.... All I can see is green arrow and he's not quite as good as I expected green arrow to be :P

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By in United Kingdom,

@timelash

So, the Lego corporate response to those not able to get hold of Comic Con exclusives is to produce some more exclusives for other markets that others elsewhere won't be able to get hold of. And they don't see that there's anything wrong in that?

As much as I've enjoyed some of the UK exclusives (Team GB minifigs; newspaper poly promotions) I think that all exclusives only serve to alienate the current customer base. As I said in a post in the forum - some fans' response to not being able to complete their collections will be to give up collecting entirely.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ jondesouza

I think they believe that certain countries are only into certain things that is why they do what they do, but that is a silly argument if you ask me. And yes they seem to be alienating many countries by believing only some products work when it clearly isn't the case, as i thought Lego has a world wide appeal no matter what it is. if it were exclusive to Lego's own brands then fair enough, but for Super heroes that are as much as a global success as Lego is.

The trick that TLG are missing is most exclusives at the comic con tend to end up in Forbidden Planet as an exclusive, So why cant they do something similar to celebrate, either a small run as SDCC Forbidden Planet exclusives or a one day event at the Lego store with a scratch card, you win or lose simple that way it will give everyone the opportunity to obtain this what i thought was a toy brand loved everywhere.

Its not like they will give us a Bizzaro free when you spend £50 or more, we as collectors cannot collect these rarities our luck will be getting another iron man or something that we already have but time will tell..

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By in United States,

As I live in San Diego, and I'm a professional artist, I've had the rare opportunity to go to SDCC for many years. But even being at Comic Con it is near impossible to get a fig, let alone all 4. Especially these last couple of years. A 1000 may sound like a lot, but in truth, its a mere drop in the bucket for a show that has 350,000 attendees.

And the sad part is that most of the people who get them just turn around and sell them. They don't care about LEGO or minifigs. :(

LEGO will keep making exclusives, much to our annoyance, regardless of if we complain or not. The exclusives draw people to the LEGO booth at Comic Con, not that it really needs it.

I've actually been on the other side of all this too, working the LEGO booth at Comic Con. A few years ago all I did for 2 days straight was get yelled at by angry comic con goers that they couldn't get a fig. Well, neither could I, and I was working the booth.

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By in United Kingdom,

It may end up having no influence whatsoever but do people think a petition to Lego from the fan community would make them take any notice of the strength of feeling about this issue?

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By in United Kingdom,

I wouldn't mind these figures, but I think it's good that they have exclusives. I find there bring an aura for these,and they are not most in demand characters. It makes it more rewarding for people going to Comic Con. Just like with The Mr Gold,I wasn't that bothered I was pleased there was a bit more excitement,tho they could may have done a better job that that.

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By in Hungary,

How do these exclusive minfigs work? According to the article, they are given away free for guests? It sounds quite unbelievable :S

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By in United States,

Flash Yay!

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By in United Kingdom,

omg

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By in United States,

Finally!!!!!!! I collect two things flash toys and merchandise and lego toys so this is perfect!!!! ill buy three of this set lol

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By in United States,

Will these be at the new york comic con? PLEASE!!!!!!

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