SDCC 2011 Zarana Regular & Variant Figures

Joe Declassified community member Gyre-Viper has images of the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Zarana figures! The regular Zarana has the traditional pink hair, pink top and blue jeans while the variant Zarana has black hair and is in all-black clothing with a “Cold Slither.” These items will be highly sought after by the G.I. Joe community so if you’re at Comic-Con, be ready to stand in a long line!

As with any early sample, colors and details may differ from the final product.

I’ve also included images from AC Toys’ community member 泡泡天歌.

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SDCC 2011 Exclusive TITANIUM the Robot from Tony Montalvo

Tony “Titanium” Montalvo, Sculptor of Keith Poon’s Myth Warriors and the Snackz zipper pull line introduces his new creation TITANIUM the Robot!!! He’s the muscle and the heart behind the whole Titanium toyz line. Tony designs the Toyz and TITANIUM builds them. The only problem with this is TITANIUM is clumsier than a rabid hedgehog. He’s the robot with the heart of titanium, which is an unbreakable metal, and he is homage to every influential robot that Tony has grown up seeing. Tony built TITANIUM the way Frankenstein was built, taking parts from other robots and piecing them together.

He stands 12 inches high, is all hand casted and painted by Tony “Titanium” Montalvo, the eyes and chest plate are glow in the dark, and he will make his debut at the SDCC 2011!!! The two color waves shown in the pics are the first to debut and will be very limited.

I don’t know about you, but they seem to pay an homage to Iron Man… LOL! I’m definitely going to have to track these down at Comic-Con!

SDCC 2011 Exclusive Frankentoast from Dan Goodsell

Dan Goodsell’s exclusive for Comic-Con is Frankentoast! It will be a limited edition of 1000 and will go home with you for $10. Frankentoast is 7.5″ tall and will be available at Dan’s Booth (4831).

I also noticed that he has a Mr. Toast hat that will be available hopefully soon at his website. I REALLY need to get one!

Dan Goodsell is the creator and artist of the World of Mr. Toast. He writes about the life and adventures of Mr Toast and all his friends (Lemonhead, Shaky Bacon, Mope the Onion and his best friend Joe the Egg). You can contact him by email at grickily@yahoo.com or Twitter.

DC Universe Mez-Itz Green Lantern & Sinestro Comic Version 2-Pack

Mezco brings us TWO 6″ Green Lantern limited edition Mez-Itz! Both Green Lantern and Sinestro feature five points of articulation and are packaged in a sturdy, collector friendly box! Just in time for the release of the motion picture, these comic versions are available now from the Mezco website. They are packaged together for $40.

Early Release of SDCC Exclusive Sketchbook by Grant Gould

Grant Gould (@GrantGoBoom) just released his San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Sketch Book called Geek Girls Strike Back! The cover is of Velma in Fett attire. From now until June 20th, you can order his sketchbook online and pay via PayPal and either have it shipped to you for $5 ($10 international) or pick it up at SDCC. After June 20th, you will have to purchase it at Comic-Con where it will probably sell out very quickly.

For those that want to read the text instead of reading from the picture…

I’ve done something this year that I’ve never done before — I created a new sketchbook just for the San Diego Comic-Con! 40 pages of new art (most of it never-before-seen by anyone but me), squarebound and magazine sized, and it includes a 1st-ever SNEAK PEEK at my upcoming fantasy project Blade Raiders!

Oh, and if that girl on the cover looks familiar, it’s because I based her on a Velma sketch that I drew in Chicago earlier this year. Velma in Fett attire, if you will. 😉

Now, I know a lot of you can’t make it to San Diego, so for a VERY LIMITED TIME you, too, will be able to get one of these new sketchbooks. There will be only TWO ways to get this book. Please read the following info carefully:

(1) From now until Monday, June 20th, you can order the book via Paypal.
Send $40 via Paypal (+$5 shipping U.S., +$10 shipping international) to grantgoboom@gmail.com and write “SDCC sketchbook” in the subject line. The $40 includes an inked headshot sketch on the 1st page (if you have a preference, be sure to say which character you want, otherwise I’ll just surprise ya). All Paypal-ordered books will be mailed the week before SDCC, so you’ll get it in the mail around the same time that the show’s going on (July 21-24).

(2) After June 20th, San Diego Comic-Con is the ONLY place this book will be available.
Copies will be for sale at my table in Artist Alley. Make sure you get there ASAP, because the books will sell out, and once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. If you’d like to order one now via Paypal (see above) and have it reserved for pick-up at SDCC, that’s fine — just pay the amount minus shipping, and let me know that it’s for pick-up.

Thanks, everyone!
San Diego’s coming up fast… 🙂

Become a Greek God or Goddess with Relativity’s Immortals

Do you have what it takes to be a Greek God or Goddess? Relativity Media is giving you a chance to become an God/Goddess in the graphic novel IMMORTALS: GODS & HEROES by Archaia and an all-expenses-paid trip to 2011 Comic-Con.

Exclusively offered via Facebook, the Relativity-Archaia Immortals promotion sponsored by Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, will crown the winners on July 1 with a king’s ransom-worth of prizes, including a grand prize where contest winners will be immortalized as graphic novel characters with the “reveal” taking place at the Archaia panel during Comic-Con in a special photo-op ceremony. Winners will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to San Diego to attend the 2011 Comic-Con International. The package includes airfare, hotel accommodations, and exclusive access to special Immortals events throughout the convention.

Entrants will share their reasons why they are the perfect candidate to become the Greek God (Apollo) or Goddess (Artemis) via the Facebook Immortals application form. The top ten entries (five women and five men) with the most “Likes” at the end of the contest period will be asked to submit “authentic” audition tapes for the roles to Relativity Media. The film’s celebrated Director Tarsem Singh will select his two favorites (one man, one woman), and they will be crowned the winners.

Relativity Media and graphic novel publisher Archaia Entertainment, LLC formed a publishing partnership to produce and publish a hardcover graphic novel anthology based upon Relativity’s upcoming epic motion picture Immortals, which stars Henry Cavill (Superman: Man of Steel), Luke Evans (Robin Hood), Kellan Lutz (Twillight), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), and Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2).

Archaia will release the Immortals: Gods and Heroes graphic novel in September, serving as a prelude to the 3D motion picture, which releases worldwide on November 11, 2011. The graphic novel will expand upon the film’s key characters and events through a series of original tales written and illustrated by some of the top names in comics, including David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Dennis Calero (Dark Tower) and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night). The graphic novel will be published through Archaia’s Black Label division, a publishing pipeline dedicated to working alongside creative professionals within the entertainment industry eager to launch and expand their brands in the publishing world.

Directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides, Immortals also stars Stephen Dorff (Public Enemies) and John Hurt (Hellboy).

The 3D epic is produced by Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300), and Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) and will be distributed by Relativity Media worldwide. In the UK, Australia, and certain other territories, distribution is in association with Universal Pictures International. In Immortals, the ruthless King Hyperion (Rourke) leads his bloodthirsty army on a murderous rampage across Greece to find a deadly weapon that will destroy humanity. A mortal chosen by Zeus named Theseus (Cavill) must lead the fight against Hyperion and his evil army with the fate of mankind and the Gods at stake.

Immortals stars Mickey Rourke, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, and Freida Pinto.

Immortals follows the ruthless King Hyperion as he leads a bloodthirsty army on a murderous rampage across Greece to find a weapon that will destroy all of humanity.  A mortal chosen by Zeus, Theseus (Cavill) must lead the fight to destroy Hyperion and his evil army for mankind and the gods at stake.

It is set to hit theaters on November 11, 2011.

For more information on the contest, please visit:

Sideshow Collectibles’ SDCC Exclusive Predator Mask Set

Remember that the Priority Pre-Order for the Attendee edition of Sideshow Collectibles 2nd 2011 Comic-Con Exclusive, Predator Mask Set, begins Thursday, May 26th at 10 AM (PT). The Non-Attendee PPO event will follow on Friday, May 27th at 10AM (PT).

This Comic-Con exclusive will be sold on a first come, first served basis, so make sure you are qualified for Priority Pre-Order before Wednesday, May 25th at 11:59 PM (PT) if you are Pre-Ordering an Attendee version! Non-Attendees will need to make sure they are qualified for Priority Pre-Order by Thursday, May 26th at 11:59 PM (PT). Plus, be sure to update all your Sideshow online account information, including your credit card information. **Please note: The Priority Pre-Order events for the Predator Mask Set will NOT be streamlined. Simply visit the www.sideshowcollectibles.com homepage on Thursday, May 26th for ATTENDEES or Friday, May 27th for NON-ATTENDEES at 10AM (PT), and click on the Predator Mask Set banner to place your order.

ATTENDEE ORDERING INFORMATION

  • Pre-Orders begin May 26th at 10AM PDT
  • You will NOT be contacted via email the same day that the item is posted for pre-order
  • Additional information about this priority pre-order will be sent to all General newsletter subscribers on May 24th, 2011. Receipt of this e-mail DOES NOT indicate that you are qualified, but only that you have selected to receive newsletter information about our General collectibles.
  • You must be a registered newsletter subscriber and sideshow account holder by Wednesday, May 25th, 2011, 11:59PM PDT
  • Phone orders will be taken for qualified Priority Pre-Order subscribers, however we believe that your online ordering experience will be much faster then ordering via phone.
  • Learn more about Priority Pre-Order [Priority Pre-Order Explained]

Read more in the Attendee FAQ
and Comic-Con 2011 Product Listing

NON-ATTENDEE ORDERING INFORMATION

  • Pre-Orders begin May 27th at 10AM PDT
  • You will NOT be contacted via email the same day that the item is posted for pre-order
  • Additional information about this priority pre-order will be sent to all General newsletter subscribers on May 24th, 2011. Receipt of this e-mail DOES NOT indicate that you are qualified, but only that you have selected to receive newsletter information about our General collectibles.
  • You must be a registered newsletter subscriber and sideshow account holder by Thursday, May 26th, 2011, 11:59PM PDT
  • Phone orders will be taken for qualified Priority Pre-Order subscribers, however we believe that your online ordering experience will be much faster then ordering via phone.
  • Learn more about Priority Pre-Order [Priority Pre-Order Explained]

Read more in the Non-Attendee FAQ and Comic-Con 2011 Product Listing

Factory Entertainment reveals the 2011 SDCC Exclusive Green Hornet Diecast!

Factory Entertainment reveals their first exclusive for SDCC 2011. I personally like the standard black version, but this item is limited to 1000 so they ‘ll probably sell pretty quickly for the Green Hornet collectors out there! We’ll have to wait and see what other exclusives they have planned for us! The following is their press release.

Factory Entertainment is delighted to reveal the first of its exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic Con July 21-24th 2011.

Stop by the Factory Entertainment booth (# 3751) to pick up this numbered limited edition of just 1000 pieces, while supplies last!

1:50 Scale high quality die cast model of The Black Beauty featuring a ‘Camouflage’ white paint scheme, as seen the final scenes of Columbia Pictures’ movie The Green Hornet.

‘But I cannot make it to Comic Con’ we hear you cry… fear not! A limited quantity will be made available to order online via our website soon! (For shipment after the convention strictly while stocks last). Stay tuned for further updates.

The Making of Warner Bros. Comic-Con 2011

Warner Bros. has released a new video clip on their Comic-Con 2011 page. Below is what was discussed and some photos from the video. I hope the information provided gives a better understanding on what goes on behind the scenes with the various companies that exhibit at SDCC. If you can identify any of the people in the video at WB or the photos below please leave a comment as it would be fun to know who they are. Also, if you like any of my posts let me know on Twitter (I’m @ComicConGeek there!) Enjoy!

As we rev up for Comic-Con, all of us are curious what’s happening in Warner Bros. Event and Marketing dept. So we are joined by Lori Wells (Manager Marketing and Client Relations). Can you tell us how has Comic-Con changed for Warner Bros. over the years?

The second, last year’s Comic-Con was over, we start planning the next one to make it bigger and better. So everything from securing the booth space, to the booth design, to determining the bags that we are going to be giving away. From every division within Warner Bros., we do different giveaways and different properties.

And really and Exclusive items too right? That you can only get at Comic-Con…

Exactly. And this year there’s gonna be some really exciting giveaways. We’re going to have some of those scanner promotions and going to be giving away some big stuff!

Let’s talk about the booth.

It’s getting bigger and it’s expanding… and its getting more exciting… More colorful, just more fun!

Whenever we go to Comic-Con, we know that somebody big and good is gonna be there.

Sometimes they don’t know what’s coming up next, they’re just waiting there because they know that their favorite actor might be in the booth. And they may get a chance to see them and get an autograph. So yeah, the energy that is surround it is just so fun!

Can you tell us who’s gonna be there?

Of course not! No!

I had to try… I had to try… But regardless who’s gonna be there… It’s gonna be worth it…

It’s gonna be awesome.

Yeah, right. Also, there’s a buzz that going around that there might be something different that Warner Bros. is going to do when it comes to ticketing at the booth.

Yeah. We definitely have a new system in place with the autographs and we’re excited about what’s going to happen with that.

Everything is going to be worth the wait and there is always going to be some kind of action regardless of what time that you come to the Warner Bros. booth.

Absolutely, and as with past years, we have these great, interactive kiosk where our gaming dept. has a bunch of different games that they’ll be introducing that people can play. So it’s always very fun!

Well Warner Bros. has never let us down when it comes to creating exciting and surprising things at Comic-Con. So we look forward to seeing you down there in San Diego or at WB.com.

NECA to show Evil Dead 2 Ash at San Diego Comic-Con

NECA has acquired the rights to Evil Dead and unveiled the head of Ash (Bruce Campbell) from Evil Dead 2. This should make horror fans happy as it looks extremely good! The sculpting is pretty much dead on…

It looks like they are pretty much set on revealing the Evil Dead 2 prototype Ash at SDCC which is a little less than two months away! The figure(s) should be out by October. NECA has a lot of characters to work with from the movie so we should see some very cool figures shortly. More info as it is released.