SDCC11: A Few Highlights

Posted by Gia Manry on Jul 25, 2011 in Fandom


There is more to see and do at Comic-Con International than any blogger can cram into a single post, so here are just a handful of highlights spotted around the show— and they barely scratch the surface! (What can I say? I had panels to attend and swag to grab!) Read more…

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Kotobukiya’s Liara T’Soni Bishoujo Figure’s Adorable

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jul 21, 2011 in Hobbies and Collections, Videogames

Kotobukiya's Liara T'Soni  Figure

While wandering San Diego Comic-Con’s exhibit hall during their preview night, a friend of mine passed along this preview sketch for Kotobukiya’s Liara T’Soni Bishoujo figure. I know that when I had dealt with Kotobukiya in the past, they had asked me, along with several of my colleagues, which games they should look at licensing. Pretty much everything we listed had been developed in Japan and would have easily lent itself to Shunya Yamashita’s bishoujo treatment. I was half-expecting to see them give us a license like Bayonetta, Persona 4 or Cathrine, but I would have never guessed that they’d manage to give us something from Mass Effect. Consider my mind officially blown. I really do love these bishoujo figures, but at $65 a pop, it’s hard to keep up. In fact, I was having trouble keeping up with it when they were just doing Marvel figures. By the time they decided to start doing DC Comics I pretty much gave up all hope of collecting them all. One thing I do know for certain is that I will gladly spill my wallet for Liara here. Now, if only they’ll make Miranda. I suppose time will tell. Also, if you’re visiting SDCC, stop by their booth and let them know what you think. Believe it or not, Kotobukiya listens to its customers, even international ones.

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San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Iron Man Mark IV

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 15, 2011 in Comic Books, Hobbies and Collections

Hot Toys Iron Man Mark IV Secret Project Figure 1

With San Diego Comic-Con just over a month away, Sideshow Collectibles has been gearing up with a short list of exclusive pre-orders for attendees and non-attendees alike. The other day, they unveiled their latest addition to the list, Hot Toys’ Iron Man Mark IV “Secret Project” collectible figure. This 1:6th scale figure stands at 12 inches tall and comes with all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from Hot Toys — battery powered LED lights, interchangeable parts, articulated joints and armor flaps, you name it. If you’re attending and want to get your hands on one, you’ll need to sign up for the Sideshow Collectibles newsletter, then pre-order on June 16th between the hours of 10 AM to 12 PM PST. If you’re not attending Comic-Con but still want one, you’ll have to wait until the 17th. It’ll retail for just $209, and any figures left over will be sold to the general public, but that’s probably not going to happen. For more  photos, visit the Sideshow Collectibles production blog. For info on how to pre-order, head over to their con exclusives sub-site.

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Sideshow’s 2011 Comic-Con Exclusives

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 19, 2011 in Comic Books, Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Sideshow 2011 comic-con exclusives 1

With San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner, plenty of retailers are starting to ready their exclusives for this years show. Last week, Sideshow Collectibles unveiled their exclusives for the event, some of which look mighty fine. There’s a G.I Joe 12 inch Cobra Ninja Viper figure, AvP Predator replica mask set featuring three three separate sculpts from the series, a Star Wars Clone Commander 12 inch figure, and finally an Iron Man 2 bust set that feature replicas of the helmets used in the recent film.

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