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!
Gentle Giant announces new products for late 2010, including a fantastic Cad Bane maquette, Momaw Nadon minibust, and a StarWarsShop exclusive Shae Vizla maquette!
Good news, everyone! The Clone Wars Season 2 hits both DVD and Blu-Ray on October 26 of this year. You can click the links to pre-order them at Amazon right now, which would be a downright neighborly thing to do.
eBay seller Tunghori strikes again with another first-look, this time an animated Senate Commando figure named Captain Jayfon. He's blue, has a cool helmet, and will probably be officially announced in the next 72 hours. Unpackaged samples are selling for $6.99 if waiting is not your bag. Check it out.
It's one of the best animated Anakin Skywalker figures money can buy. It has a STAP, knee joints, and a cloth bit so he can actually sit down. Why wouldn't you buy two? Read on!
Kul Teska is a Toys "R" Us exclusive figure which, surprisingly, just showed up. We found a sample at Toys "R" Us in Phoenix, AZ for $14.99 and snapped some quick and ugly photos.
Notice something different? Yeah, we did, too. It seems that not even the venerable GalacticHunter.com can escape the changing times, and it's suddenly all bright and shiny and stuff! Read this if you want to know what's in store for GH for Comic-Con and beyond. (Note: If you want to keep up on the site changes, watch the New Site tag.)
The latest Hasbro print ad features the "do these really exist?" Expanded Universe Wave exclusive, or should we say elusive to Toys R Us. The wave includes parts to build BG-J38.