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The best new video game toys from Comic-Con

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

San Diego Comic-Con is less about actual comic books than it is movies, television shows, collectibles, video games and toys these days. The amount of licensed products — from tiny Mattel-made Minecraft figures to life-size replicas of Han Solo in carbonite that retail for $7,000 — is both staggering and budget-breaking.

Licensed video game toys and collectibles are typically in the minority, compared to properties like Star Wars, Transformers, Star Trek and Marvel and DC superheroes, but they represent well. Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter, StarCraft, Warcraft and others get physical in toy form at Comic-Con, which is a preview of trinkets and tchotchkes to come.

Some of the best high-end toys and statues come from companies like Sideshow Collectibles and Kotobukiya, but companies like NECA and Pop Culture Shock show up with interesting new collectibles.

For a preview of what's coming from companies like Square Enix, DC, Tamashii Nations and others in the coming year, check out the above gallery from Comic-Con.

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