Forget the Comic-Con Documentary, Who Wants a Joss Whedon Action Figure?

Were you a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer long before Marvel Studios even thought about a summer tentpole release of The Avengers? Do you find yourself swearing in Mandarin when you get angry? Have you made a Facebook post with that image comparing the one-season cancellation of Firefly to the multi-season accomplishments of The Jersey Shore?

If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you still might find Morgan Spurlock’s charming documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope entertaining, but you’ll also have ulterior motives for buying it when it hits DVD on July 10.

Spurlock’s documentary will be released in a special Collector’s Edition with action figures of both Spurlock himself and geek-hero-turned-billion-dollar-director Joss Whedon. That’s right, you can be the proud owner of the first ever Joss Whedon action figure, and all you have to do is buy Spurlock’s latest film.

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, which was reviewed HERE by Cole Abaius during last year’s Fantastic Fest, profiles five fans attending Comic-Con 2010. Whedon helped produce and write the film, which explains his action figure status in the Collector’s Edition. A second Collector’s Edition will be available with action figures of Spurlock’s other collaborators, Stan Lee and Harry Knowles.

The Collector’s Editions with the Spurlock and Whedon action figures will be available exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us, on display with other action items honoring Comic-Con 2012. The Collector’s Editions with Lee and Knowles will be available at select stores and online retailers.

Fans who simply can’t live without all four action figures can buy a combo pack from HeroClix for a suggested retail price of $29.99 at game stores nationwide in July. It will also be available for purchase at this year’s Comic-Con.

Product Details
Release date: July 10, 2012
Collector’s Edition SRP: $29.99
DVD SRP: $19.00
Running time: 86 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Audio: English 5.1
Subtitles: English and Spanish, plus Closed Captioned
Special features: Behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, talent interviews, and trailer

Kevin Carr crawled from the primordial ooze in the early 1970s. He grew up watching movies to the point of irritation for his friends and was a font of useless movie knowledge until he decided to put that knowledge to good use. Now, Kevin is a nationally syndicated critic, heard on dozens of radio stations around the country, and his reviews appear in a variety of online outlets. Kevin is also a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA).

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