Our cartel connections payed off and we were able to take some early photos from the floor of the Hasbro, Sideshow, and Diamond Select booths.
There's this small gathering in a quaint, classy, Southern Californian village where people garbed in the latest cutting trend crime fighting, galaxy destroying fashion statements congregate to celebrate all things plastic, pulp, and pop. Galactic Hunter is here to cover the show beginning this evening (or earlier if our ninja skills and cartel connections pull through) and bring you all the latest and greatest from Hasbro, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, Sideshow and more! It's Comic-Con time! We're here hydrated and deodorized and hopefully you are too...especially deodorized.
It's a massive show this month, jam-packed with the latest news and previews as we get ready for convention season.
It's that time again! LEGO is getting ready for Comic-Con, and they sent along some announcements of what they'll be bringing along... like a Rancor Pit. The full press release is after the jump.
LEGO announces the new and utterly spectacular UCS B-Wing Fighter that is slated for release in October. The latest entry in their premium collector range includes 1,486 pieces and priced for $199.99. More info and a video after the jump!
Jahan Cross finds himself working both sides of an intrigue when an assassin kills Count Dooku in Agents of the Empire - Hard Targets #1. In the final chapter of Death Sentence, Darth Maul convinces the locals that the Jedi are in league with the mine owner who exploited them. These and more titles, including a Clone Wars Omnibus, are scheduled for release in October from Dark Horse!
San Diego Comic-Con International is but a couple days away, but so many exclusives have already been sold! From Sideshow's Bith band members to the one-sixth scale Commander Fox, plus even Hasbro is in on the action sending preview copies of their Cloud City Carbon Freezing Chamber figure set to select fan collecting sites.
The new Vintage Droid Set is pretty snazzy. If you haven't seen them in person yet, I hope you read the review a few days ago so you can see it yet again in this nifty video review, after the jump.
Meet R-3PO, the second attempt! The first one had a wonderful sculpt with amazing deco, and this one... has knees. Each version is different enough to warrant purchase, but what's so good about this one? Read on!
Hasbro released their Comic-Con plans today with some information on what's in store in terms of panels, giveaways, and autograph sessions.
Super7 announces three new Star Wars inspired t-shirts that will make their debut at San Diego Comic-Con this week. The ingeniously designed shirts feature a retro Atari Asteroids arcade game, Wookiee Sighting based on the famous Patterson Bigfoot photo, and an MC Escher inspired Death Star Relativity.
Are these the droids you're looking for? One certainly is. We're eternal fans of the galaxy's motorized domestic help, and Hasbro recreates Kenner's classic packaging once again for this Target exclusive, which like the original, faithfully includes modern versions of R5-D4, a Death Star Droid, and an all new Power Droid…GONK!
In this extreme summer heat, what better way to feel cooler than to pre-order a Sixth Scale Snowtrooper from Sideshow Collectibles? The latest entry in the Militaries of Star Wars Sixth Scale Collection features a fully articulated body, heavy cold weather boots, and a snow covered display base.