San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog http://sdccblog.com The ultimate source of news and info for Comic-Con attendees. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:56:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Symbiote Studios SDCC 2015 Exclusives [UPDATE July 5] http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/symbiote-studios-sdcc-2015-exclusives/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/symbiote-studios-sdcc-2015-exclusives/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:35:34 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=24374 Symbiote Studios, the manufacturer of the adorable super-deformed Symbiote figurines, came to Comic-Con in a big way last year with exclusives for The Elder Scrolls Online, Warframe, and more. This year, they’re returning to Comic-Con, ready to wow attendees with their 2015 plans. You can find them at the convention at Booth #5636.

We’ll update this master post as new information is announced by the company. Keep checking back to see the entire lineup of Symbiote exclusives.

[UPDATE July 5] Symbiote Studios has more up their sleeve for this year’s Comic-Con, like this gorgeous Mag 8″ limited edition statue. Mag is a Warframe based on magnetic force, and she boasts high shield strength in exchange for reduced suit integrity and average power capacity. Her abilities make her a potent medium for crowd control. The figure will retail for $79.99.

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[UPDATE July 2] Symbiote Studios will also be giving away Warframe headbands at the convention, and a chance to win or buy Warframe t-shirts. Be sure to stop by Booth #5636 to see them.

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[UPDATE June 29] Great news! Symbiote Studios will also be giving away Sam and Max collectible buttons this year. It’s a limit to one button per customer, and quantities are limited – so head over to Booth #5636.

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[UPDATE June 24] At the official two week mark from Comic-Con’s kickoff, Symbiote Studios has revealed another exclusive for this year: Sam and Max Keychains/Backpack Clips, based on the media franchise of Sam & Max. The Freelance Police characters, who occupy a universe that parodies American popular culture, was created by Steve Purcell in his youth, and later debuted in a 1987 comic book series. The characters are a pair of anthropomorphic, vigilante private investigators based in a dilapidated office block in New York City. Sam is a calculative six-foot dog wearing a suit and a fedora, while Max is a short and aggressive “hyperkinetic rabbity thing”. Both enjoy solving problems and cases as maniacally as possible, often with complete disregard for the law. Bring the pair home with cute keychains, available for $9.99 each.

 

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[UPDATE June 15] The first exclusive for Symbiote Studios this year is the Warframe Excalibur Figure, based on the Warframe game from Digital Extremes. The 4″ figure comes equipped with gun and sword accessories, and a code for in-game use. Here’s the official description:

Warframe Excalibur Figure: Based on Warframe, the groundbreaking game from Digital Extremes, this Warframe Excalibur figure exemplifies the sheer strength and power that Excalibur exudes. Symbiote Studios is pleased to offer you this first chance to own this figure in a whopping 4 inches cuteness. Comes with gun, sword accessories and code for in game use. Officially licensed from Digital Extremes, you won’t find a Warframe figure like this anywhere else. Will you stand beside Excalibur or in his way? Grab one today at Symbiote Studios booth 5636.

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What do you think about Symbiote’s exclusives for 2015? Let us know in the comments.

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DKE Toys SDCC 2015 Exclusives [UPDATE July 5] http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/dke-toys-sdcc-2015-exclusives/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/dke-toys-sdcc-2015-exclusives/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:30:05 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=24848 DKE’s Comic-Con exclusives have proved so popular that for the second year in a row, we’ve opted to give  the distributor of urban designer vinyl toys and collectibles its own master post, with all of its announced SDCC exclusives in one location for our readers’ convenience. But really, it’s so everyone doesn’t have to go very far to drool over the fantastic vinyl designs the company whips up for this year.

The real question for this year is – will anything top last year’s C-3P-HO figure?

We’ll update this post with the DKE announcements as they are released. With that said, bring on the vinyl!

[UPDATE July 5]

DKE has unveiled Attackers of the Missing Stuff S.U.C.K.L.E. figure, based on one of Sucklord’s early figures from Raiders. The resin only figure comes with a flesh colored version as well, and bagged with a header card. The piece is limited to 100 and will retail for $30.

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[UPDATE July 3] DKE is offering Lucky by Mike Egan, a hand painted resin figure with backer cards. It’s a limited set of 20, and will retail for $100.

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[UPDATE July 2] DKE Toys added another exclusive today: Bad Mood by Broke1 x Awol One. The figure is a limited edition of 20 and will retail for $65 each.

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[UPDATE July 1 – #2] Another DKE exclusive for you guys today, this one being Bad Acid by Manny X – Iconoclast Toys. The 3.5″ figure is a limited edition of 20, and will retail for $55.

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[UPDATE July 1] In yesterday’s craziness, we didn’t get a chance to update with DKE’s exclusive, so let’s make amends now. They’ll be bringing out Return of the Tar-Martian by Falcontoys, which is a hand cast and painted 3 and 3/4″ carded figure based loosely on the Mars Attack Alien. The set is limited to 15 pieces, and will be available for $85 each.

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[UPDATE June 29] Only a few more DKE exclusives to go, including today’s Pimp2-D2’s Big Score Pimp Speeder with Chauffer. This piece includes a custom orange tinted wind screen, custom seats, three different hood design decals to choose from, and more. The piece is a limited edition of 30, and will retail for $200. We’re calling it: Not quite as good as last year’s C-3P-HO figure.

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[UPDATE June 28] The next DKE Comic-Con exclusive is Lieutenant Princess Uhura, from Junk Fed’s Space Madness line. This hand cast 3 3/4″ carded figure is limited to 30 pieces, and will retail for $55.

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[UPDATE June 27] Alex Pardee is bringing B.U.N.N.Y.W.I.T.H. Clear Pink set to Comic-Con. This is a set  set of the original 5 Series 1 B.U.N.N.Y.W.I.T.H. figures and the exclusive B.U.N.N.Y.W.I.T.H. Affinity for Slave Women now in a beautiful clear pink. Each comes bagged with a header card – and the set of six figures is limited to 100 sets, and will retail for $20.

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[UPDATE June 26] Andy Warhol joined the Imperial Stormtroopers in today’s DKE exclusive: Art Trooper Series: Warhol by RYCA. This 3 and 3/4″ tall figure is available in a limited edition of 50, and will retail for $55.

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[UPDATE June 25] DKE is also bringing Freddy Fett, a hand cast and painted 3 and 3/4″ carded figure by Credenda Studios. The piece is available in a limited edition of 30, and will retail for $65 each.

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[UPDATE June 24] Today’s DKE exclusive is a 9″ tall Japanese vinyl figure, based on David Flores Deaths Head Mickey. The piece, called Kiss My Ass by David Flores x HellFire Canyon Club x BlackBook Toy, is limited to 25 pieces and will retail for $150 each.

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[UPDATE June 23] In another amazing mash-up, DKE toys has combined Andy Warhol and… Star Wars. You can grab the Star Warhol by Killer Bootlegs 3″ figure, which are hand cast and painted, for $75 each. They’re available in a limited edition of only 50 pieces.

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[UPDATE June 22] You know what mash-up you’ve been waiting your whole life for? Mr. T and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Well now, thankfully, Dead Greedy has answered your prayers with Mr. TMNT, a 5.5 hand cast and painted resin action figure that mashes up your childhood. They’re available in a limited edition of 25 for $55 each.

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[UPDATE June 21] DKE just mashed up two of your favorite bounty hunters, to create Django Unchained. These handmade ceramic pieces stand 16 inches tall, and are available in a limited run of only 20 pieces. They’ll retail for $110 each.

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[UPDATE June 20] Did DKE take a line from this year’s WonderCon protestors? Even if they didn’t, we love these I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing! figures by Special Ed Toys. These 3 and 3/4″ action-less figures are a limited edition of only 20, and will retail for $45 each. The Storm Troopers are even wearing Comic-Con 2015 badges.

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[UPDATE June 19]

DKE Toys first round of exclusives includes a Dester Commando series by Star Case, which feature very different takes on some classic Marvel characters. Each 6″ figure is $85, and is available in a limited edition of 25.

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Will you be checking out the DKE Toys booth? Let us know in the comments.

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Under the Tents: Gallery 1988, Rob Liefeld, SuperMansion, Entertainment Weekly, Topps, The Ninjabot http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/under-the-tents-gallery-1988-rob-liefield-supermansion-entertainment-weekly-topps-the-ninjabot/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/under-the-tents-gallery-1988-rob-liefield-supermansion-entertainment-weekly-topps-the-ninjabot/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:06:14 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=26669 Hopefully you’re busy having fun and celebrating the 4th of July today, but if not, or if you’re got some free time, we’ve got lots of Comic-Con news for you all — including at look at some gorgeous prints from Gallery 1988, word on how you can find Rob Liefield drawings, news on some big actors that will be at the convention, and more.

Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:

  • Popular LA gallery Gallery 1988 is returning to Comic-Con this year at Booth #5250, and they’ll have several pieces by artists Scott C, Joey Spiotto, Anthony Petrie, Nan Lawson, Tom Whalen, and more. Here’s a look at a few pieces, but you can find all of them on Gallery 1988’s site:
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  • As we mentioned earlier today when we broke down the odds of what movies 20th Century Fox will be bringing to their Hall H panel, this screenshot of the Entertainment Weekly party guest list from The Wrap includes several actors we haven’t seen elsewhere, and that are a good hint of what may be to come. Namely, Victor Frankenstein and X-Men: Apocalypse actor James McAvoy, Fantastic Four‘s Jamie Bell, and Suicide Squad‘s Ike Barinholtz.

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  • Topps popular Garbage Pail Kids are back at SDCC this year with new exclusives, like Wacky Packages sticker cards, 5×7 postcards, and more. You can find all the informatin on Topps’ website.

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  • The Toy Chronicle has the details on two more The Munky King exclusives: custom Luke Chueh ‘Target’ pieces from Daniel Fleres.
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  • Famous Monsters announced on Twitter that they’ll have several Lost in Space exclusives at Booth #1507

  • Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld  will be hiding 24 Deadpool sketches all over Comic-Con. Fans looking to find the sketches should follow Liefield on his various social media networks, including Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope.

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  • The Ninjabot is currently taking commission orders for Comic-Con. Right now they have early bird pricing, and in exchange, you’ll get a watercolor of the character of your choosing — including their special Pop Cat series, which reimagine your favorite characters as cats. You can find more information on Instagram.

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  • Storyboard artist Frank Forte will have an exclusive print at Asylum Press Booth #1528. The 18×24 piece is limited to 50.

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  • Excited for SuperMansion, the new stop-motion animated comedy on Crackle? You can get an extra dose at Comic-Con with the exclusive SuperMansion comic book, and you can get it signed at BOOM! Studios Booth #2229 on Thursday at 1PM.

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Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

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SDCC Unofficial Blog’s 2015 SDCC Photo and Video Experience http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/sdcc-unofficial-blogs-2015-sdcc-photo-and-video-experience/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/sdcc-unofficial-blogs-2015-sdcc-photo-and-video-experience/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:03:46 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=26518 IMG_20130719_083629With Comic-Con just around the corner, we’re inviting our readers to once again share their moments and experiences via a Google+ Event. The goal is to try and create the feel of Comic-Con through other people’s photos and videos.

We hope you join us and add your moments and experiences by participating in our 2015 San Diego Comic-Con Photo and Video ExperienceIf you would like to participate, you can leave a comment below, tweet us or the event’s organizer, Evic, at @evico, or send us a message on Google+ and we’ll send you an invite.

Check out our article – Comic Con Photo Tips for some pointers.

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About Google+ Events

Get people together, collect and share memories from momentous occasions or impromptu gatherings with events on Google+.

To create your own event, click the event icon in the share box where you create posts. You can invite anyone you like, even if they don’t use Google+. People you invite who don’t use Google+ will be able to see the event details and say whether they’re going.
To find all the events you’ve created or been invited to, click  Events on the left in Google+. Click any event on your Events page to see more details about the event. Google+ events will also appear on your Google Calendar.

On your phone

Check out events on your phone to get directions, add comments, and share photos during the event. With the Google+ Android app, you can upload photos and videos you take at the event directly to the event with Party Mode.

Event details and photo collections

The event details page captures information about the event including comments, who’s going, and photos from the event. Photos added to a Google+ event are shared with everyone invited to the event as a collection of photo albums.

About Party Mode

What is Party Mode?

When in Party Mode*, the Google+ app will automatically upload and share photos and videos to a Google+ event photo collection. You can tell that Party Mode is on when you see this icon  in your Android notifications tray.

When you enable Party Mode for an event, photos and videos taken on your phone while Party Mode is on are automatically uploaded to the event photo collection on Google+.

You will continue uploading new photos and videos until the event ends or you disable Party Mode. Anyone who can see the event can see your photos. Learn more about who can see Party Mode items.

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Zirx Car Service Available in San Diego http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/zirx-car-service-available-in-san-diego/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/zirx-car-service-available-in-san-diego/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:31:13 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=25937 Zirx Logo

 

Zirx is a new service in San Diego that could be the answer to your parking dilemma. Think of Zirx as your own personal valet service for Comic-Con that you can arrange through an app on your phone. Lucky for Comic-Con attendees, the Gaslamp district is a covered area for Zirx during SDCC.

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So through the app you can schedule a pick-up at 5th and J at 7am and have your car picked up and parked, walk across the street to the convention center and enjoy the Comic-Con madness. Then after enjoying the day at SDCC, get dinner on 6th and G, grab a good meal and schedule to have your car returned to you in front of the restaurant. Sounds like a dream or an expensive service, right? The service is surprisingly affordable at just a total of $15 ($5 for pick-up, $5 to park and $5 to return) for the whole transaction.

Zirx is a car service on demand (covered locations) that also offers valet. The app, available in iOS and Android, makes scheduling a pick-up and drop off real easy as this video demonstrates:

The service hours are limited for San Diego since it is fairly new still. You can use the service Monday through Thursday 7AM – 7PM, Friday 7AM – 2AM, Saturday 9AM – 2AM, and no service on Sunday. There is the option to have your car kept over night for an extra fee ($15).

For those worried about insurance coverage ZIRX provides a limited liability insurance covering Members and Agents during the performance Parking Services. ZIRX provides excess automobile liability insurance up to $1,000,000 per occurrence. The policy offers liability protection while Parking Services are being provided. As with any automobile insurance policy, additional insurance terms, limitations, and exclusions apply. For more details here are the terms.

Hopefully for those who choose to use this service it will lessen the stress of at least one aspect of your SDCC experience and please come back and comment here if you do try them out. So if you are still stressing to find parking for Comic-Con Zirx can be an option.

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What We Know About 20th Century Fox’s Hall H Panel http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/what-we-know-about-20th-century-foxs-hall-h-panel/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/what-we-know-about-20th-century-foxs-hall-h-panel/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:24:27 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=26650 20th Century Fox hasn’t made an announcement yet about their 5:45PM-7:30PM Saturday evening Hall H panel — but considering they’re in Marvel’s usual Saturday night prime spot, you know it has to be big. 110 minutes is a long time in Hall H, and they could easily fill that with four, and likely even more, movies if they wanted.

So let’s break down what we know about the panel, and what seems likely, given the signs.

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Odds: 100%

We know Chris Hardwick is moderating, because he flat out said so on Instagram the other day. Moving on.

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X-Men: Apocalypse

Odds: 99%

Although 20th Century Fox hasn’t made an announcement yet, X-Men: Apocalypse is by far and away the most obvious part of 20th Century Fox’s presentation. Bryan Singer all but confirmed it on Instagram, Hardwick promoted his moderation announcement with a photo of himself in a Magneto helmet, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Evan Peters, and possibly Oscar Isaacs are all already in town. Consider this one a lock.

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The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Odds: 99%

This is another panel that’s locked down. James Dashner, who wrote the book on which the series is based, said on Twitter that they’ll be promoting the film in Hall H on Saturday — and he would know. Wondering who will be on the panel? The Nerd HQ panel lists actors Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, and Giancarlo Esposito, as well as director Wes Ball and Dashner – so they’re all very safe bets for the big Hall H panel as well.

Hitman: Agent 47

Odds: 95%

We’re bumping this one down to 95% because even though the stars are all in town, there’s a very slim possibility it could be for some kind of offsite or screening instead.  After all, the movie releases next month, and is likely finished or closed to being finished at this point. But thanks to both the MTV Fandom Awards and Nerd HQ, we know stars Zachary Quinto, Rupert Friend, and Hannah Ware are all in town — and that’s a lot of talent to not put them up on the Hall H stage.

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The Fantastic Four

Odds: 90%

Although we’ve been hearing rumblings about the movie being at Comic-Con for months, there hasn’t been much hard evidence that it will be there — until recently. The Wrap included a screenshot of the Entertainment Weekly party guest list in their annual party guide, and if you read very closely, it includes The Fantastic Four‘s Jamie Bell (as well as Suicide Squad actor Ike Barinholtz). What could he be in town for, we wonder?

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Deadpool

Odds: 85%

Deadpool seems to be either the best or the worst kept secret at Comic-Con this year, as even though there’s been no confirmation, virtually everyone is assuming that Ryan Reynolds has to be there. If 20th Century Fox doesn’t bring this, they’ve missed a huge marketing opportunity, as no one is likely to be more excited about Deadpool than San Diego Comic-Con attendees. He’s also featured on Entertainment Weekly’s Special Comic-Con issue, given out at the convention — and surely that means something.

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Victor Frankenstein

Odds: 80%

When The Nerdist’s offsite “Conival” put up their interview schedule, our brows went up at seeing Daniel Radcliffe’s name. He’s not listed on any panel this year, but he does have Victor Frankenstein coming up. If James McAvoy is in town to promote X-Men: Apocalypse (and it looks like he is, as he’s also listed on that EW party screenshot), then it seems like a no-brainer to put the two on a panel together for Victor. But, this also wouldn’t be the first time that a star is in town to promote nothing — see also Ben Kingsley, who is swinging by just for The Nerdist podcast recording.

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The Martian

Odds: 30%

This is our dark horse, and could be nothing, or it could wind up being huge. But there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes talent for Ridley Scott’s The Martian listed on other panels throughout the convention, including Andy Weir, who wrote the book on which the film is based, and executive producer Aditya Sood. Do two behind-the-scenes people a panel make? Certainly not — but if Fox brought out some combination of Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain (already confirmed for Crimson Peak), Kate Mara (who could already be there to promote Fantastic Four), or any of the other big-name stars in the movie? It could be big. Really big.

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Diamond Select Toys SDCC 2015 Exclusives [UPDATE July 4] http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/diamond-select-toys-sdcc-2015-exclusives/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/diamond-select-toys-sdcc-2015-exclusives/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:10:29 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=22937 Diamond Select Toys always brings some high quality items, from Minimates to statues.

[UPDATE July 4]

Beginning each morning on the exhibit floor, you can swing by Booth #2607 to grab a limited number of promotional Mallrats Minimates. They’ll also have full-size posters on their front table all weekend, featuring artwork of Minimates-ified Jay and Silent Bob, Back to the Future II, and Aliens.

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[UPDATE June 8]

Diamond Select Toys unveiled their shared Action Figure Xpress exclusives last month, but now, they’re rolling out a first look at all of their own Comic-Con exclusives, which can be picked up at Booth #2607, as well as some that will be offered through other retailers at Comic-Con.

Here’s a look at those exclusives:

Star Trek U.S.S. Defiant NCC-1764 Starship ($65): A Diamond Select Toys release! As seen in the classic Star Trek: The Original Series episode “The Tholian Web,” the Constitution-class starship U.S.S. Defiant was caught in an interphasic rift, leading to madness and death among the crew before being drawn into another dimension. To celebrate the impending anniversary of the original series, DST will bring a limited run of this 16” model, cast in translucent green plastic to simulate the effects of interphase, to their booth at Comic-Con! Packaged in a full-color window box with a display stand. Limited to 200 pieces. ($65.00, only at booth #2607)

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Gotham “Roughed Up” Penguin Exclusive Action Figure ($20): A Diamond Select Toys release! DST is kicking off their highly anticipated Gotham TV Select action figure line with this SDCC exclusive, a “roughed-up” version of Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. The Penguin! A common look for the frequent snitch and traitor, this battle-damaged Penguin looks like he’s fresh from another power play gone wrong, and is only available at the DST booth. Figure measures approximately 7” tall with 16 points of articulation. Limited to 150 pieces. ($20.00, only at booth #2607)

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Gotham Minimates Fateful Meeting Jim Gordon & Bruce Wayne 2-pack ($10): A Diamond Select Toys release! The first season of TV’s Gotham may be over, but anticipation for the fall premiere has already begun! To tide fans over, DST has created an exclusive two-pack of Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon as they appeared on that fateful night, when they first met. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts.  ($10.00, only at booth #2607)

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Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ’Im B&W Batman Resin Bust ($60): A Diamond Select Toys release! In Batman’s world, justice is always black and white! DST is swinging into the world of Batman: The Animated Series, and they’re kicking things off with a line of resin busts! This Comic-Con exclusive black-and-white edition of their Batman bust is based on the classic episode “Almost Got ‘Im,” and measures approximately 6 inches tall, atop an art-deco base inspired by the show. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Limited to 1100 pieces. ($60.00, only at booth #2607)

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Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ‘Im B&W Catwoman Resin Bust ($60): A Diamond Select Toys release! Justice may be black-and-white, but Batman’s relationship with Catwoman is fifty shades of grey! DST kicks off their line of resin busts based on the world of Batman: The Animated Series with this Comic-Con exclusive black-and-white edition of Catwoman, featuring the felonious femme and a feline friend, as seen in the classic episode “Almost Got ‘Im”! The bust measures approximately 6 inches tall, atop an art-deco base inspired by the show. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Limited to 1100 pieces. ($60.00, only at booth #2607)

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[UPDATE May 22]

This year, they’ve revealed their first round exclusives, shared with Action Figure Xpress, and they’ve got Marvel, DC, Alien, and other exciting properties, that they’ll be bringing to San Diego Comic-Con attendees. If these look familiar, it’s because all of these are already up for pre-order on Action Figure Xpress’ website (available both as pre-order and pick up at the convention to pick up at Booth #3345 or pre-order and have it shipped directly to you).

Here’s a look at this year’s Diamond Select Toys exclusives:

Predator Exclusive Masked Predator Metal Bottle Opener ($20): An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! Predators love the heat, and nothing beats the heat like a cool, refreshing drink. Whether you’re slogging through an impenetrable jungle or walking the beat in a Los Angeles barrio, this AFX-exclusive Masked Predator metal bottle opener will pop the cap off of your favorite bottled beverage faster than you can say “Get to the choppah!” Plus, magnets on the back will hold it fast to your refrigerator or trophy case, so you’ll never have to “hunt” for an opener again! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. Limited to 1500 pieces!

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Alien Minimates 1979-Style Exclusive Retro Single Pack ($7): An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! In 1979, a nearly 2-foot tall Alien action figure appeared on toy store shelves, kicking off global excitement for the Alien film franchise and its numerous toy tie-ins. Now, 35 years later, Diamond Select Toys has created a 2-inch Minimates mini-figure of the Alien that pays tribute to that classic action figure! Contained in a classically styled window box, this single-packed Alien Minimate features 16 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, as well as a translucent skull dome with glow-in-the-dark skull, just like the original toy! Celebrate 35 years of horror! Limited to 2000 pieces!

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Minimates Exclusive Box Set ($28): An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! The biggest Marvel movie yet continues to conquer the Minimates Universe! This five-pack of Minimates based on Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron features new characters and new looks that fans of the movie have been waiting for! Tony Stark, Nick Fury, Iron Man Mk. 45 and Iron Legion #01 take on a more powerful Final Form Ultron in the must-have box set for any Marvel movie fan! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, as well as a clear display stand. Packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 2000 sets!

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Justice League Unlimited Femme Fatales Exclusive Supergirl PVC Statue ($50): An Action Figure Xpress Exclusive! Diamond Select Toys kicks off their line of DC Animated Universe products this fall, but AFX is kicking things off early with an exclusive Femme Fatales statue of Supergirl! Featuring Kara In-Ze in her blue-and-red uniform from later seasons of Justice League Unlimited, this statue of Supergirl poses above an icy arctic landscape, ready to hurl herself at the next foe to threaten her adopted planet. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall atop her sculpted base, Supergirl comes packed in a full-color window box, and is in scale with other Femme Fatales PVC statues. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios. Limited to 1500 pieces!

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Will you be picking up any of these Diamond Select Toys SDCC exclusives? Let us know in the comments.

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Your Complete Guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2015 http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/your-complete-guide-to-san-diego-comic-con-2015/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/your-complete-guide-to-san-diego-comic-con-2015/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:10:16 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=25905 Comic Con Sign Registration Programs Banner Crop Convention CenterFor those ready to ascend into the craziness that is San Diego Comic-Con, we have you covered. Everything you need to prepare yourselves can be found in the bullet points below.

  • Download the Comic-Con International Quick Guide for over 50 pages of maps, exhibitors, restaurants and more information, all in one tidy PDF!
  • We’ll be tweeting line queues and panel news throughout the convention as we always do, but this year we’ll also be announcing some cool goodie and t-shirt drops via Twitter as well. Follow @SD_Comic_Con on Twitter and don’t miss a tweet!
  • Use the following hashtags when tweeting us with line statuses (here’s a sample, but we’ll be sure to remind you which to use):

#SDCC
#b20
#hallh
#6bcf
#indigo
#6A
#hasbro
#wb
#EnchantmentSDCC

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  • Have you checked out our guides on Ballroom 20 and Hall H? You might want to, because you’ll be spending a lot of time in there…
  • And regarding Hall H, a fairly big policy change was introduced for those camping out in line. Read about the wristband policy and how it might affect you.
  • And then make sure you know where to line up for panels and the exhibit floor, with our Guide to Lines.

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GeekShot Exclusive Series Vol 2 Week 24 - WB Booth Supernatural Jensen Ackles Jared Padelecki Mark Sheppard Misha Collins signing autograph crowd

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  • Check the weather. Pack and dress accordingly.
  • Check out /SlashfilmIGN TV, and The Beat for the latest movie, TV and comics news to come out of San Diego.
  • Most importantly, enjoy! We hope to meet you there!
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FUNimation Announces SDCC 2015 Exclusives http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/funimation-announces-sdcc-2015-exclusives/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/funimation-announces-sdcc-2015-exclusives/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:26:08 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=26633 Funimation_Entertainment_NavvaFUNimation Entertainment is bringing the fun back to San Diego Comic-Con with a whole new line-up of exclusives that include items from Dragon Ball Z, Lost Girl, Cowboy Bebop, and more.

Here’s a look at this year’s offerings, which can all be found at Booth #4135:

“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'” Golden Frieza Funko Pop™ Vinyl Figure with Red Eyes:

• Only available at the FUNimation Booth (#4135)
• Sales price (incl. tax): $15
• Total available: 10,000 figures

“Attack on Titan” Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Colossal Funko Pop Vinyl and Collectibles Box Set

• Only available at the FUNimation Booth (#4135)
• Sales price (incl. tax): $150
• Total available: 500 boxes

“Cowboy Bebop” Complete Series Blu-ray with Special Art Wrap

• Only available at the FUNimation Booth (#4135)
• Sales price (incl. tax): $50
• Total available: 500 copies

“Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess” Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Special Art Wrap

• Only available at the FUNimation Booth (#4135)
• Sales price (incl. tax): $30
• Total available: 500 copies

“Lost Girl” 11″x17″ Cabaret du Ciel Poster

• Only available at the FUNimation Booth (#4135)
• Free with purchase; Scheduled distribution announced on FUNimation Facebook and Twitter social channels
• Total available: 2,000 copies

2015 FUNimation SDCC Exclusives Collection

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Comedy Central Classes Up Comic-Con with ‘Another Period’ Rides & #ComedyCentralCon http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/comedy-central-2015/ http://sdccblog.com/2015/07/comedy-central-2015/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:04:46 +0000 http://sdccblog.com/?p=26605 Comedy Central returns to San Diego with their no-badge-required, free and open to the public, event, #ComedyCentralCon. Once again taking over the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center (200 Harbor Dr. #120), directly across from the Convention Center, the activation will be open Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, from 11AM-8PM.

#ComedyCentralCon will include:

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  • Play mini golf on a 9-Hole course featuring a variety of the brand’s series including Broad CityReview, Key & Peele, @Midnight with Chris HardwickWorkaholics, Inside Amy SchumerAnother PeriodWhy? With Hannibal Buress, and Moonbeam City.
  • Snap a virtual pic in the Comedy Central GIF photo booth with the stars of Workaholics, Key & PeeleBroad CityWhy? With Hannibal BuressAnother Period, and Moonbeam City.
  • Get dizzy with “Drunk History” in a 360-degree photo booth experience.
  • Spin a prize wheel to win limited edition Comedy Central collectibles.

To top it all off, some of the stars will be stopping by #ComedyCentralCon to meet fans and sign autographs.

Friday, July 10:

  • 4:00-5:00 pm: “Drunk History” Derek Waters and Jeremy Konners
  • 5:00-6:00 pm: “Another Period” Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome

Saturday, July 11:

  • 2:00-3:00 pm: “Workaholics” Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, Kyle Newacheck
  • 5:00-6:00 pm: “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail”  Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani

Another Period Rides & Lifts

For Comedy Central’s new turn-of-the-century franchise Another Period, Comedy Central is kicking it old school and giving convention goers free rides in Old Tyme vehicles from Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12 from 11AM-5PM. Fans can flag down the vintage cars and enjoy a free ride to their destination while living like the original ballers did and bumping to some hip-hop jams along the way.

Can’t catch a car? No worries! Comic-Con fans will also have the opportunity to get carried away with Another Period’s Original Lift from Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11 from 11AM – 6PM. Butlers will be carrying participants for free around downtown San Diego and pampering them in swanky chaise lounge chairs. Walking is so overrated.

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

Also on our offsites list from Comedy Central is The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani. The guys will be taking their uber popular Los Angeles stand-up show to Comic-Con with a free performance at The American Comedy Co. on Friday, July 10, at 7:30PM.

The Meltdown is in its second season on Comedy Central with new episodes airing on Tuesdays at 12:30AM ET/PT. Based on the live show which takes place in the back of Meltdown Comics in LA, Ray and Nanjiani welcome the biggest names in comedy as they experiment with new bits onstage and hang out backstage.

Comedy Central’s official Comic-Con panels include:

Thursday, July 9, 4:00-5:00 p.m: “Moonbeam City” (Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel)
“Moonbeam City” is an absurdist, retro-futuristic 80s cop extravaganza. Comedy Central’s new animated series follows Dazzle Novak (voiced by Rob Lowe), a handsome, idiotic detective who commits more crimes than most criminals. His sexy, tyrannical chief Pizzaz Miller (Elizabeth Banks) won’t get off his back. His obnoxious rival Rad Cunningham (Will Forte) will stop at nothing to destroy him. Dazzle must team up with the city’s only competent police officer, Chrysalis Tate (Kate Mara), to protect their beloved, neon-soaked metropolis. “Moonbeam City” premieres on Wednesday, September 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following the 19th season premiere of “South Park.” The panel will be moderated by Scott Aukerman and include series star and Producer Rob Lowe, series creator and Executive Producer Scott Gairdner, Executive Producer Tommy Blacha and Executive Producer Richie Schwartz.

6:00-7:30 p.m: Comedy Central Presents “Drunk History” and “Another Period” (Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel)
Come learn about the history of “Drunk History!” Derek Waters (co-creator, host, Director) and Jeremy Konner (co-creator, Director) will walk fans through how this historically accurate, yet slightly slurred show, works to portray little-known events and figures in history from the perspective of an intoxicated narrator. From humble beginnings as a digital series to two seasons on Comedy Central, with the third season set to premiere on September 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, Derek and Jeremy have plenty of stories to tell about the making of the show. The panel includes an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming new season, a Q&A and plenty more fun and debauchery as only “Drunk History” can create! The panel is moderated by Paul F. Tompkins and includes Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner, SNL’s Taran Killam (who has guest starred on all three seasons of the show) and series recurring guest star Paget Brewster.

The party continues with “Another Period,” the original out of touch reality family in this turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series that follows the insanely ridiculous and debaucherous life of the Bellacourts, who have more servants than relatives and whose days are filled with money, sex, drugs and more money. “Another Period” is co-created by Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, executive produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour and airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The panel will include stars and Executive Producers Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, series co-stars Armen Weitzman, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster and Executive Producer and Director Jeremy Konner.

Will you be attending #ComedyCentralCon or their SDCC panels? Discuss in the comments!

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