Weta Brings a Slice of Hollywood to San Diego Comic Con

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jul 20, 2010 in Cinema, Hobbies and Collections |

 District 9 Gun design

I’m sure a lot of you probably don’t know the company very well, but I’m almost positive that all of you have probably seen their work. Weta, believe it or not,  is responsible for a significant portion of the props, conceptual designs and effects that you’ve seen in so many recent blockbusters like Avatar, Lord of the Rings, District 9, and more. So, when I received an e-mail about their upcoming presence at San Diego’s Comic Con International, my it perked my interest. 

What exactly will they be doing there? Well, aside from bringing some key staff along, such as five-time Academy Award winner Richard Taylor, they’ll be showcasing collectibles from series like Doctor Who and Lord of the Rings. They’ll also have full size replicas of the alien weapons from District 9, and while I can’t possibly think of a reason to buy one myself — they’re about $500 a piece — they certainly look cool.  For those of you plan to attend, their booth will be located at #2615, otherwise, you can check out their official website for more products and information.

Tim is a pro-blogger and freelance writer out of San Diego, California. In addition to Fanboy.com, he contributes to the ModernMethod Network of sites as the Features and Reviews Editor for the Japanese culture and entertainment blog, Japanator. He’s also an Assocaite Editor for the collectible toy culture blog, Tomopop. For more information, follow him on twitter, or check out TimSheehy.com.

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