2:22pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Comic-Con: Barbie Wonder Woman, Hot Wheels Batmobile to Debut From Mattel
There'll be more ways to play with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman at San Diego Comic-Con than just Lego Batmobiles, it turns out, as Mattel has announced a raft of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice toys that will make their debut at the annual pop culture show next week.
Mattel is bringing a couple of its big-gun franchises to bear when it comes to the Warner Bros. superhero movie. In addition to figures based on Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman, the company will unveil a Hot Wheels Batmobile and, as revealed by USA Today, Barbie Wonder Woman exclusively at Comic-Con.
The 6" Batman and Superman figures were created to match footage revealed at last year's Comic-Con (and subsequently seen in the first teaser for the movie) and will be available in a two-pack set, accompanied by display bases that combine to form the movie's logo, for $30. The Batmobile, which features a die-cast body and Real Rider rubber tires, will cost $25. They're not the only Hot Wheels superhero products debuting at the show; Mattel will also be offering a 3-pack of vehicles tying in with Marvel's current Secret Wars comic book event, with packaging designed by Marvel artist Jim Cheung.
Sadly, Barbie Wonder Woman will only be available to view during the show, ahead of its official release next year. Also on display will be a life-size version of a Hot Wheels Twin Mill car with a design based on Superman and Batman's movie costumes, introducing the car's design ahead of the release of miniature versions in time for the theater release of Dawn of Justice next March.
Other releases available from Mattel during the show include Mega Bloks Halo figures, new Masters of the Universe figures (Fans who have been waiting for a twist-off between Rotar and Twistoid, this is your year), and a special figure based on Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters Courtroom Battle Egon Spengler.
San Diego Comic-Con runs July 8 through 12 at the San Diego Convention Center.