There was noticeably a greater confluence of Emma Frosts and Red Queens this year than Amidalas and Leias (except for the Slave variety). But Comic-Con still showed its muscle and staying power, though its future in San Diego remains uncertain.
Below you will find the latest products from our sponsors at TOY PALACE which came in or were added for pre-order within the last 7 days. New Star Wars items include the new 2010 Battle Pack assortment ( Hoth and Anti Hailfire Droid Squad)!
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).
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!)
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!
Brian's Toys has been rounding up the greatest and most sought after exclusives at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. It's a world away for most, but make it easy on yourself and have the toys shipped to your door.
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!
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 panel today at the Con. Here are a few blaster points YOU NEED TO KNOW!
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?
Hey kids, it's Bail Organa! This 2008 version was not hugely popular and may be available at a store near you for under five bucks. I should note, he has a pretty pimpin' gown going on there, I think, or maybe it's just a space robe. Should you get him? Read on!
As if all of the crazy Comic-Con coverage EVERYWHERE isn't exciting enough, Diorama Maestro Frank "NiubNiub" D'Iorio has uploaded the THIRD Sneak Peek Celebration V Tutorial! It's a Padawan Level one-hour construction of the "3 Archway Wall". Basically it's a facade for the "U" and "L" Style Hallways. However, at the end of the video we actually start to see just how all of these fan-made pieces are going to fit together! Take notes!
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!
LEGO announces the new Ultimate Collector Series Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Starfighter. It includes 676 pieces and equipped with twin laser cannons and a fully detailed cockpit interior.