Looks like Hasbro finally decided to reveal the worst kept secret in all of toys: that a version of the 2' tall Metroplex would appear as a SDCC exclusive.
This version is much closer to the Takara figure and is far superior than what you'll find a retail a few months from now.
He will retail for $150 at the show.
Also available at SDCC will be this set of perfectly sized PVC Transformers-- called Titan Guardians-- figures for your Titan Class Metroplex.This set will cost $40 + the usual tax Hasbro adds to all their exclusives at the 'con.
The final Transformers set will be from Beast Wars-- and this thing looks really cool-- even to a G1 only collector like myself.
This Shockwave's Lab playset comes complete with Shockwave and a mid-creation Predaking figure!
This will retail for $50 and, like the others, will only be available at SDCC. Yeah, yeah, they tell you that some will be available on HasbroToyShop.com after the show, but unless you sit in front of your computer 24/7 for a full week after the 'con to find that small five minute window where the stuff pops up before it sells out, then I'd highly suggest doing some aftermarket shopping and use the competition between sellers to grab this stuff at just the right price. Yes, it won't be "retail" or convention prices-- and damn those pesky scalpers-- but unless you want to drop about $1,500 just to attend the show (hotel, food, admission, travel and then, finally, the products themselves), then don't gripe about having to pay more-- which in reality is a lot less then it would cost to do all the stuff I just mentioned just to get this stuff for "retail". It's all a matter of perspective and which one you choose to have...