For the second year-in-a-row, actress and HER UNIVERSETM Founder, Ashley Eckstein, will be sponsoring and hosting a very special panel at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 21st from 6pm to 7pm in room 25ABC. Entitled, “Her Universe: What Women Want in Their Female Sci-Fi Heroes,” the panel will feature an all-star group of panelists including Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of Star WarsTM: The Clone Wars.
(NEW YORK, NY) If you like your collectibles soft, fuzzy, and cute, then you probably have a few or more pieces from Funko, Comic Images, and Underground Toys. We have added some photos to our Image Bank for you to check out!
(NEW YORK, NY) For a few years now, Kotobukiya has been known for their magnificent PVC ArtFX statues that stunningly display Star Wars characters in stylized form. They introduced a 1/10 scale version in 2009 that features a tad more poseability in swappable parts, yet doesn't sacrifice on the detail.
(NEW YORK, NY) LEGO held their annual Toy Fair media event this year and unveiled some great new sets slated for release this fall. The larger sets this year include an all-new Millennium Falcon and Republic Frigate. Fans of The Clone Wars mini-series can now also collect the first ever Savage Opress mini figure that is included with the new Sith Nightspeeder.
Our Toy Fair coverage continues with photos from the LEGO press event this morning. A few awesome sets are slated for the fall including a Sith Nightspeeder with Savage Opress minifig, Republic Frigate, and Millennium Falcon. Guests were also given a limited edition LEGO Star Wars miniland boxed set of Han Solo and Chewbacca. These figures are the actual design and scale that will be displayed in the forthcoming LEGOLAND attraction.
Our Hasbro coverage begins today around 12:30 ET. If you haven't already, follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we do instant updates from the showroom of what' news, what's coming, what are surprises, what's cool, and not so cool. The Galactic coverage begins now!
Team Galactic Hunter has touched down in New York City for Toy Fair 2011! We'll be blasting news and getting the goods to you all weekend long. Everything kicks off on Saturday with Hasbro's annual epic presentation, followed by LEGO on Sunday! We'll be stalking out the news. So stay tuned fellow Hunters!
After failing twice in their early online registration process, Comic-Con organizers attempt a trial run this morning by registering 1000 registrants using what is expected to be a more robust system by company TicketLeap. Last month, the online registration site was overwhelmed by a reported 250 hits a second, which was three times the volume in 2009.
Organizers for San Diego Comic-Con International were forced to shut down registration again this morning under the heavy burden of traffic which overwhelmed servers. The company responsible for the registration engine, EPIC, states that it could be weeks instead of before badge sales are schedued to resume.
Let's try this again. After a technical glitch forced the shut down of Comic-Con International registration last week, attendees will have another opportunity on Monday, November 22nd beginning at 6 am Pacific Time to purchase passes for the mega-event which takes place July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Breaking news from The SD Union Tribune reports that Comic-Con International will remain in San Diego for another 5 years. The ultimate decision hinged on 64 hotels committing to discounted rates for the mega event. San Diego was always a sentimental favorite for event organizers, where the pop culture gathering has been held since its modest inception in 1970.
LEGO presented in grand style and for a good cause at Celebration V in Orlando, where fans created an awesome Star Wars LEGO mural. For every tile that a fan places on the mural, LEGO donates 330 bricks to St. Jude Children's hospital.
It's just about to start! How will another panel about sound translate to social media? Follow all the fun on Twitter-- assuming the panel gets started soon-- and find out!
Yes, there's more! I'll be posting more Twitter nonsense, this time from the Gary Kurtz panel. Will he talk about the alternate Return of the Jedi? How about the 12-episode outline George doesn't talk about anymore? I can't wait to find out, so follow me on Twitter to join the fun!
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, LEGO Systems, Inc. and Lucasfilm Ltd. are summoning the force of LEGO® and STAR WARS fans and families to participate in a three-day collaborative build of an eight-foot tall, 15-foot wide LEGO mystery mural to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mural will be constructed by attendees of Star Wars Celebration V and a LEGO Master Builder at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center from August 13-15.