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.
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.
She's dark! She's a woman! She's the Dark Woman, who first showed up at Comic-Con nearly three years ago this week! With grey hair, a purple lightsaber, and not a lot of personality to speak of, you might wonder if you shoud buy her if you see her covered in dust at Kmart. Read on!
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
If you haven't heard, there's this little shindig in a lush seaside town featuring a mass convergence of fans of the pop culture over the next 5 days. Galactic Hunter will be there with new armor, new paint, and we hope a better engine beginning this evening for Preview Night.
Gentle Giant has a lot planned for Comic-Con featuring plenty of the expected activity in their booth and a couple of nostalgic/vintage awesome Star Wars exclusives!