I attended a local doll meet here in San Diego yesterday, and was thrilled to see a couple of San Diego Comic Con exclusive dolls in person. Above, you can see one of the Monster High exclusive dolls. My friend Carolyn picked this girl up--Frankie Stein as a Ghosterbuster. She thought this one was the cutest, but was fairly certain that the dolls hadn't sold out at the show.
Carolyn also picked up the exclusive Pullip, Harley Quinn, who is really cute, but she was slightly disappointed with the quality of the doll. This is the first Pullip my friend has owned, however, and she also owns a Neo Blythe, so it's possible the ABS plastic weight feels quite different, and the eyes have a tendency to stick. Additionally, her heat-resistant hair has an unusual feel, which can be a surprise if you haven't encountered it before. But I think this interpretation of Harley Quinn is simply adorable.
Because our doll meet was ComicCon themed, Carolyn also brought along her latest Tonner Doll purchase, Agatha Primrose as Comic Con Alice. This doll was a convention doll, retail $165 and limited to 250. She is currently sold out. I'm delighted to see she uses the 13" Revlon fashion doll body--one of my favorites that Tonner has made so far, but that didn't take off very well. She's quite cute in person, and her body poses very well. This doll's backstory includes that she is a self-defined nerd, who attends ComicCon conventions, loves Dr. Who, and I, for one, can totally identify with this. So--just so you understand--Agatha is cosplaying Alice in Wonderland, while she attends ComicCon. Pretty meta, right? I believe her line is available through Tonner exclusively, which is kind of a shame (I really prefer to support my dealers), but you can see which other dolls are currently available here.
Last, but definitely not least, I'm presenting terrible iPhone photos of Mattel's exclusive. It's the green-skinned girl from Orion named Vina. She was in the pilot episode with Captain Pike (before Captain Kirk, believe it or not), and is known for her seductive powers. I recall that this green skinned species show up as the new Uhuru's roomate in the new film series as well--in a bedroom scene with the new Kirk, before he becomes Captain. At any rate, this doll is pretty well done. She's limited to 7100 dolls, according to the sticker on the back of the box, and would be a great gift for the Trekkie in your life.