Comic-Con

Comic-Con: Entertainment Earth Comic Packs

By Mike — Sunday, July 25, 2010

Our Hasbro Comic-Con Image Bank is updated with new shots of the upcoming final 4 Comic Packs exclusive to Entertainment Earth. They include Darth Nihl and Deliah Blue (Legacy #7), Jaster Mereel and Montross (Open Seasons #2), Jareal and Rohland Dyre (KOTOR #6), and Baron Fel and Ysanne Isard (Rogue Squadron #29).

Hasbro Collector Panel PDF, Best-In-Show Pix

By Adam May — Saturday, July 24, 2010

Here's a link to a .PDF version of Hasbro's collector panel presentation. (It's a large download.) Also, here are just a mere few of the "Best-In-Show" highlights. (The real Best-In-Show or Beast-In-Show, Jabba-The-Hutt, was curiously missing from the panel despite being on actual display.) He's just that large and in-charge. (It's probably Oola's fault!) On with the show! (Beware of large downloads!)

Fett and Solo Square Out Proof Cards

By Mike — Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hasbro is giving away a Vintage Collection Boba Fett proof card today at their Comic-Con booth with Han Solo in his Echo Base outfit the card to be given out Sunday. These have been quite popular at the Con, and in terms of packaging art, is quite suitable for framing. An awesome way to kick off the "what's old is new again" Vintage Collection! For those who couldn't make it to the Con, look for a contest giveaway coming up soon!

Comic-Con Image Bank: Gentle Giant, Sideshow, LEGO, and Views

By Mike — Saturday, July 24, 2010

Our Galactic Image Bank is updated with new photos from Gentle Giant, LEGO, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, EFX Collectibles, the Lucasfilm Pavilion, and last but certainly not least, our traditional Views From The Floor. Enjoy!

StarWarsShop Has Comic-Con Maul Lars Exclusive

By Mike — Friday, July 23, 2010

You can now order the Comic-Con exclusive Visionaries Comic Pack at StarWarsShop! The price is $14.99 each and they're ready to ship. Click here to order yours!

Proof Card Day 2: Bespin Luke

By Mike — Friday, July 23, 2010

The proof card of the day at the Hasbro Comic-Con booth is Bespin Luke. Two more cards remaining and we've been told they will be Boba Fett and Han Solo. Hasbro's on point with these awesome mock proof cards and here's hoping they return for Celebration V!

Hasbro Q&A Blaster Points

By Mike — Friday, July 23, 2010

Hasbro Q&A panel today at the Con. Here are a few blaster points YOU NEED TO KNOW!

J-Man Would Totally Hang @ Comic-Con

By Adam May — Friday, July 23, 2010

Via the unrepentant geeks at ComicAlliance.com comes a rather unique twist on Comic-Con fun.

They've faced down humans time and time again, but Fred Phelps and his minions from the Westboro Baptist Church were not ready for the cosplay action that awaited them today at Comic-Con. After all, who can win against a counter protest that includes robots, magical anime girls, Trekkies, Jedi and...kittens?

Comic-Con: Posters and Proofcard Goodies at Hasbro Booth

By Mike — Thursday, July 22, 2010

As if you need anymore reason to do frequent passes at the Hasbro Comic-Con booth. You now have two more. Big H is giving away a free action figure poster based on the ESB movie poster AND mock vintage proof cards featuring the ESB Darth Vader. Heck, it even has the Kenner logo! We've been told that different cards may be handed out each day, so if you're at the Con, you cannot miss out on this nifty nostalgic collectible!

UGO Comic-Con Toy Give-Aways!

By Adam May — Thursday, July 22, 2010

UGO.com has gone toy-crazy, teaming up with Hasbro at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 to give away tons of Comic-Con exclusives. Today they're giving away FIVE San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Exclusive Galactus action figures from Hasbro's Marvel Universe toy line.

Comic-Con: Feeling Hoth, Hoth, Hoth at Hasbro

By Mike — Thursday, July 22, 2010

Preview night was the normal bustle of critical mass as attendees try to cover the Comic-Con floor, check out the latest and greatest, and buy their exclusives all in the span of 2 1/2 hours. Hasbro once again gives a good showcase centered around a huge and masterfully done Hoth diorama, complete with key scenes from Echo Base and a spectacular recreation of the battle of Hoth. Link to Comic-Con Image Bank

GG Vintage Stormtrooper Tee

By Mike — Thursday, July 22, 2010

Comic-Con attendees who visit the Gentle Giant booth can get add a Vintage 12" Stormtrooper t-shirt to their bag of cool swag for practically free. All you need to do is purchase a $20 Gentle Giant gift card and the t-shirt is yours!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,331

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Going on sale basically right now is this Comic-Con exclusive Visionaries Darth Maul! It's super-articulated, has a crown of horns, a lightsaber with removable blades, and incredible hip articulation.  It also has particularly lavish packaging, particularly when you compare it against similarly priced comic packs.  Should you snag it when it goes on sale? Read on!

Comic-Con: The Calm Before The Storm

By Mike — Wednesday, July 21, 2010

An unusually overcast and drizzly morning in America's Finest City for the warm up to the big event. A brave and dedicated few have been sitting in their lawn chairs since the wee hours of the morning as exhibitors set up inside the cavernous convention center floor. We took a few random shots of some marketing marquees and banners draped across the buildings, hotels, and lamp posts as the run up to Comic-Con begins! 

The Secret World We Know All Too Well

By Mike — Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Justin Hauner and his friend, Ben Fucik, were in a hurry. Their flight home from San Diego, California, to Appleton, Wisconsin, was taking off soon, and they had to get to the airport in time.

However, Hauner had a change in plans that had them in a race against the clock: He had to ship the collectibles he had purchased on his trip back to Wisconsin.

"I had so much stuff that I bought that I didn't have enough room to get into my luggage," he said.