Under the Tents: Sonic the Hedgehog, NECA, BOOM! Studios, BeeFy, Monkey Minion Press

It’s March, which means we can now it’s only four months until San Diego Comic-Con 2016. If you didn’t already see this week, we’ve learned that Krysten Ritter should be making an appearance at the convention – and the Early Bird Hotel Sale is likely to go on sale at literally any minute.

But in today’s news round-up of Under the Tents, we’ve got lots of other news, including word that it might be a big year for Sonic, information about a BOOM! Studios exclusive, some information on how to get your hands on some very cute BeeFy mini-plushes at SDCC 2016, and much more.

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

  • NECA told a fan on Twitter that they can “probably” expect some news about an Ultimate Chucky toy at Comic-Con this sumer.

  • It’s a big year this year for Sonic the Hedgehog. The popular gaming character turns 25 his year, and Sonic Stadium posted a poster detailing some upcoming events for Sonic’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, including “Comic Con Events”. Should fans expect a big push at the Nintendo Lounge at the Marriott? Or could we be looking at an offsite?


  • The comic B-Squad: Soldiers of Misfortune, is headed to Comic-Con this year in the Small Press pavilion. They’re currently crowdfunding Volume Two of the comic on Kickstarter, with options to pick-up your comic at SDCC.


  • Alex Sinclair, a comic colorist, told a fan on Twitter that he’ll be signing autographs at WonderCon, San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic Con, and maybe other conventions.

  • Monkey Minion Press, who make some pretty adorbale prints, books, greeting cards, and more – are headed back to SDCC this summer.
Monkey Minion Press Doctor Who print
Monkey Minion Press Doctor Who print
  • Illustrator Sara Richard, who has worked on Kitty and Dino and IDW’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, posted on her site that she’ll be at Comic-Con this year.
  • Writer Tameri Etherton (who sometimes writes under Tameri Tiara), announced on her site that she’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con this summer, as well as WonderCon.
  • Cartoon publisher Fantagraphics will also be exhibiting at SDCC 2016.
  • BeeFy Co., the makers of adorable plush, t-shirts, and art, are returning to Comic-Con.  They revealed on Instagram that they’ll be bringing miniature versions of their plush toys, called “Ittypoos”. Stop by Booth #5051 to grab one.


  • Daydreams & Giggle s Studio, the art of Mark Dos Santos and Autumn, released their upcoming convention schedule on Facebook — which includes SDCC 2016.
  • Artist Cesare Asaro showed off some more of his AZR-0 robots, set for an upcoming publication from Curio & Co. that will be at Comic-Con.


  • Evil Ink Comics will be exhibiting at the convention this year, with more information coming soon.
  • Artist Sean Dietrich returns to Comic-Con, according to his upcoming tour dates on his website.
  • The Moon Minis, a comic created and illustrated by Niall Westerfield featuring some neon-colored rabbit-looking creatures, revealed on its website that it will be at Small Press Booth #N-11.
  • Bleeding Cool has the details on a very mighty exclusive for San Diego Comic-Con. Rich Johnston reports that BOOM! Studios’ covers for Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #1, with exclusives set to appear at WonderCon, ECCC, San Diego Comic-Con, and New York Comic Con, will connect to create a four-part image. From Bleeding Cool, here’s a look at the Emerald City Comicon cover:


  • Although the full details of this year’s Ace Parking sale won’t be revealed until March 21, there’s a little information coming out. They’ve updated their parking page to say that in addition to announcing the details on their Twitter, Facebook, and website, they’ll also be sending e-mails to everyone with an Ace Parking account who has purchased Comic-Con permits from the system in the past.


  • TableTaffy Studios showed off a sneak peek of their cover for Gumshoes4Hire. The first issue is set to debut at San Diego Comic-Con.


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