Hasbro Reveals their Star Wars: The Black Series Comic-Con Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite!

Hasbro - Star Wars - The Black Series - San Diego Comic-Con - Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite - SDCC 2013 Exclusives - HeaderIn 2013, Hasbro takes collectible Star Wars action figures to the next level with the introduction of The Black Series action figure line! For the first time ever, Hasbro is introducing a 6-inch scale of the greatest characters from the Star Wars universe, and fans will have their first opportunity to start their Black Series 6-inch figure collection at San Diego Comic-Con with the Boba Fett action figure which comes with Han Solo in Carbonite. The SDCC exclusive is priced at $44.99 and will be sold at the Hasbro booth at the San Diego Convention Center July 18-21. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro - Star Wars - The Black Series - San Diego Comic-Con Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite - SDCC 2013 ExclusivesHasbro - Star Wars - The Black Series - San Diego Comic-Con Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite - SDCC 2013 Exclusives - Packaging - BoxThe first wave of four Black Series figures, due out in early to mid-August, includes Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing Fighter flight suit, fan-favorite droid R2-D2, Sith lord Darth Maul and an Imperial Sandtrooper.

Hasbro - Star Wars - The Black Series - Luke Skywalker - R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) - Stormtroopervia USA Today

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The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina Will Be At Comic-Con!

SWTOR Community Cantina - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Star Wars The Old Republic - HeaderBioWare will be hosting a Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina on Thursday, July 18th, in San Diego during Comic-Con! This definitely is an event not to be missed!

We’re happy to announce that the next stop in the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Community Cantina Tour will be happening on Thursday, July 18th, in San Diego!

This is your chance to join the Star Wars: The Old Republic community for a development team Q&A as well as complimentary drinks* and giveaways. Every attendee will be receiving a highly coveted Tauntaun Fawn code.

If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by and hang out with us!

  • Venue: The Commons Bar
  • Date: Thursday, July 18th, 2013
  • Time: 7-10PM PDT
  • Address: 901 4th Avenue – San Diego, CA 92101

Space will be limited, so be sure to arrive early! You can RSVP on Facebook (Facebook RSVP is not required for attendance).

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Team

* This is an adult even and all attendees must be of legal drinking age to participate. Please be prepared to show ID.

SWTOR Community Cantina - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Star Wars The Old Republic

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Win a Trip to Comic-Con 2013 from Spike TV and Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops and Spike TV - The Great Adventure Sweepstakes - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Fishing excursion on Malihini - HeaderBass Pro Shops and Spike TV are sponsoring a “Great Adventure Sweepstakes” where you can win a trip to San Diego for Comic-Con and a fishing excursion on the Malihini! An entire week of fun in sunny San Diego!

Plus, round trip airfare and hotel accommodations in San Diego for two (2) for 7 days/6 nights, two (2) passes to attend the year’s largest entertainment and popular art convention and access to Spike’s All Access convention taping! And did we mention you also get a $500 gift card?

Bass Pro Shops and Spike TV - The Great Adventure Sweepstakes - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Fishing excursion on MalihiniGrand Prize includes:
  • A trip for winner and one guest to San Diego, CA
  • Two passes to attend Comic-Con (July 18-21, 2013)
  • Access To Spike’s All Access taping
  • Hotel accommodations for 7 days/6 nights
  • Fishing excursion on the Malihini boat (July 17)
  • $500 gift card

Official Rules

Good Luck!

The Dark Knight Trilogy Play Arts Kai Batman Black Metallic Version SDCC 2013 Exclusive!

Square Enix - Play Arts Kai - HeaderFrom Director Christopher Nolan‘s final chapter of the Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, comes Batman™ as a PLAY ARTS KAI action figure, re-imagined in a metallic black finish for our San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive! This exclusive figure is a very limited run item with only 1000 pieces created.San Diego Comic-Con 2013 EXCLUSIVE BLACK METALLIC Ver. is now available for pre-order at the SQUARE ENIX Online Store while supplies last. If you want to secure your copy, avoid long lines at the show, or simply can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con, purchase online now for $64.99!

Square Enix - Play Arts Kai - The Dark Knight - Black Metallic Version - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - BatmanPlease note:

  • Products preordered at the SQUARE ENIX Online Store will be shipped to your provided address, and are not available for onsite pick-up at SDCC 2013.
  • Products will not be shipped until July 17th 2013 (Day 1 of SDCC 2013).
  • Batman figure comes with alternate sets of hands, various weapons, and a display stand.
  • Release: SAN DIEGO COMIC CON (JULY 2013)
    Specs: PVC Action Figure
    Package: Window Box
    Figure Size: 10.0” Tall
    Package Size: W23 cm x D13 cm x H30 cm

via Square Enix

Four Comic-Con 2013 Exclusives from DC Comics!

DC Collectibles - Comic-Con - SDCC Exclusives - DC Comics - HeaderDC Collectibles have released four San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. The first one is Aardman‘s Superman and is priced at $24.95 and is packaged with a “box of cookies”.

DC Collectibles - Aardman Superman with Box of Cookies - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Graphitti DesignsThe next exclusive is actually three collectibles from Cartoon Network‘s DC Nation animation block. The Super Best Friends Forever three-pack (Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Girl) will be $49.95 and is designed by Lauren Faust.

DC Collectibles - Super Best Friends - Supergirl Wonder Girl Batgirl - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Cartoon Network - DC NationThe Hugo Strange action figure will be also available for all the gamers out there for $29.95. The figure is based on the evil scientist from Batman: Arkham City.

DC Collectibles - Hugo Strange - Batman Arkham City - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC ExclusivesThe fourth exclusive is the “Superheroes of Green Lantern” four-pack which will be $49.95. The figures are 3¾-inch in height and features the Black Hand, Red Lantern Dex-Starr, Sinestro Corps Arkillo and Green Lantern Sinestro.

DC Collectibles - Superheroes of Green Lantern - Arkillo - Black Hand - Dex-Starr - Sinestro - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - DC Comics - Black Yellow Red Green LanternThese items will be available at Graphitti’s booth at Comic-Con (and probably DC’s online store after Comic-Con).

via DC Collectibles

Ben’s Bargains and Game Rant Present The Superhero-Sized Trip to San Diego Sweepstakes!

Ben's Bargains - Game Rant - The Superhero-Sized Trip to San Diego Comic-Con Sweepstakes - SDCC - HeaderBen’s Bargains and Game Rant are giving you a chance to go to Comic-Con 2013! Enter The Superhero-Sized Trip to San Diego Sweepstakes and you and a guest could win a 4 day / 3 night trip to San Diego, passes to Comic-Con, exclusive access to their events and $500 to spend on whatever you want!

Ben's Bargains - Game Rant - The Superhero-Sized Trip to San Diego Comic-Con Sweepstakes - SDCC - Grand PrizeA “Quick Look” at the OFFICIAL RULES

  • Sweepstakes Period
    Unless specified otherwise, the Sweepstakes entry period begins on May 20, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. (PST) and ends on June 17, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. (PST).
  • Sweepstakes Entry
    • Punch Tab. Sponsor will utilize the PunchTab application to track Sweepstakes entries. The Sweepstakes may be accessed via PunchTab on BensBargains.net, GameRant.com, Bens Bargains official Facebook® page, or the PunchTab mobile app. For each action you successfully complete, you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. You are not required to perform all of the prompted actions. PunchTab may prompt you to do the following (not necessarily in this order):
      • “Like” Bens Bargains’ official Facebook® page
      • “Like” Game Rant’s official Facebook® page
      • Add Sweepstakes to your Facebook® timeline
      • Follow Bens Bargains on Twitter ®
      • Follow Game Rant on Twitter®
      • “Tweet” about Sweepstakes using the provided predetermined message
      • Answer a predetermined question
      • Visit a predetermined website
    • Referral Link
      When you share the Sweepstakes on social media via PunchTab, your post will be accompanied by a unique URL. You will receive one (1) additional entry into the Sweepstakes for every person that signs up for the Sweepstakes by means of your Referral Link. There is no limit on the number of entries you receive through your Referral Link.
  • Prize
    One (1) prize will be awarded.  The winner will receive

    • Round-trip economic class air transportation for two (2) individuals from a major commercial airport near winner’s city of residence within the United States to San Diego, CA
    • Four (4) days, three (3) nights hotel accommodations (based on double occupancy)
    • Two (2) general admission entry badges to Comic-Con® in San Diego, California, scheduled to take place July 18, 2013 – July 21, 2013.
    • The prize has an approximate retail value of $4,000. Comic-Con® entry badges will be distributed to winner at Comic-Con®. Comic-Con is a registered trademark of San Diego Comic Convention, which is not associated with this promotion.

via Ben’s Bargains

Enter The Big Bang Ultimate Fan Giveaway Sweepstakes to Win a Trip to Comic-Con!

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - CBS - SDCC - HeaderIn a bold twist to bring The Big Bang Theory to a new frontier, Warner Bros. and CBS Consumer Products are launching an exclusive, limited edition co-branded collection of The Big Bang Theory/Star Trek merchandise for the first-time ever that includes Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj’s preferred version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard Spock” themed product, as well as t-shirts and Funko bobble-heads featuring characters in Starfleet uniforms. This new co-branded collection of merchandise will be available only at Hot Topic stores nationwide and HotTopic.com from now until July. Hot Topic will also be the exclusive home to a new, limited edition The Big Bang Theory/DC Comics t-shirt, featuring Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj in their favorite DC Comics Super Hero costumes.

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Click to Enter SweepstakesIn support of these exciting new collections, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution have teamed up with Hot Topic to celebrate The Big Bang Theory airing 5 Nights a Week (check http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com for local listings) in off-network syndication. The partnership offers a second annual sweepstakes inviting fans to enter the “Ultimate Fan Giveaway” for an opportunity to attend the biggest pop culture convention in the world – the legendary Comic-Con in San Diego. Fans will also have the chance to win many great prizes, including the special edition DC Comics t-shirt and $500 Hot Topic gift cards. This year’s partnership is offering an even bigger bang with a larger collection of exclusive Big Bang merchandise at Hot Topic locations nationwide.

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Sheldon's Shirt of the Day - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - CBS - SDCCFrom Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 31, avid fans and pop culture junkies can enter the contest either by watching The Big Bang Theory every weeknight in syndication (in select markets) and identifying Sheldon’s special Hot Topic t-shirt online at http://www.BigBangContest.com or by visiting any Hot Topic store nationwide now through Sunday, June 2, signing up to be a HT+1 rewards member and purchasing any The Big Bang Theory t-shirt, including the exclusive “Big Bang DC Comics” Comic-Con edition t-shirt only at Hot Topic. One lucky fan will receive an all-expenses paid, fun-filled getaway for two to Comic-Con in San Diego, CA – including two tickets to Comic-Con, round-trip airfare, three days/two nights hotel accommodations, ground transportation and special access to various events at the Warner Bros. booth.

“We’re excited to pay-it-forward to The Big Bang Theory’s legions of fans in this perfect alliance that brings together this pop-cult favorite with the iconic brands of Star Trek and DC Comics,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We had such a great fan reaction and experience with this promotion last year that we’re excited to team up with Hot Topic again to bring fans a bigger bang offering and more chances to win another out-of-this-world opportunity.”

“We are thrilled to renew our partnership with Warner Bros. on such an exciting merchandise program,” said Cindy Levitt, VP and General Merchandise Manager at Hot Topic. “We feel like we’ve created the perfect geek storm by combining The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek, DC Comics, Comic-Con and Hot Topic in this program and promotion, and we couldn’t be happier that we can make it happen for our customers.”

“We approach each and every initiative we endeavor from the perspective of giving back to the fans,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “We know that fans of The Big Bang Theory and fans of Star Trek are going to go mad for this co-branded merchandise. We set out to deliver a truly unique co-branded opportunity and are thrilled to have gone where no man – or woman – has gone before.”

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Gift Card - DC Comics Superheroes T-Shirt - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - CBS - SDCCAs part of the promotion, Hot Topic stores will also feature an exciting array of merchandise from The Big Bang Theory spanning apparel, accessories, gift and novelties, and toys, including Funko bobbleheads of fan-favorites Leonard, Sheldon and Howard in Starfleet uniforms.

The more viewers tune in to The Big Bang Theory 5 Nights a Week on broadcast television (check http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com for local listings) and go to a Hot Topic retail store, the more chances they have to win.

In addition to the trip to Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Hot Topic are offering viewers in 47 markets the opportunity to also win local prize packages that include $500 gift cards from Hot Topic. Markets include:

KBAK – BAKERSFIELD, CA WSTR – CINCINNATI, OH
KMPH – FRESNO, CA WACH – COLUMBIA, SC
KTTV – LOS ANGELES, CA KDFW – DALLAS, TX
KICU – SAN FRANCISCO, CA KDVR – DENVER, CO
WPCH – ATLANTA, GA WKBD – DETROIT, MI
KTBC – AUSTIN, TX KFOX – EL PASO, TX
WUTB – BALTIMORE, MD WWMT – GRAND RAPIDS, MI
WTTO – BIRMINGHAM, AL WHNS – GREENVILLE, SC
WCCB – CHARLOTTE, NC WTIC – HARTFORD, CT
WFLD – CHICAGO, IL KHON – HONOLULU, HI
WOFL – ORLANDO, FL WPGH – PITTSBURGH, PA
WPHL – PHILADELPHIA, PA WPFO – PORTLAND, ME
KCPQ – SEATTLE, WA WCWW – SOUTH BEND, IN
WMOR – TAMPA, FL KQCW – TULSA, OK
KUTP – PHOENIX, AZ WLFL – RALEIGH, NC
WTTV – INDIANAPOLIS, IN WNAB – NASHVILLE, TN
WJXT – JACKSONVILLE, FL WTVZ – NORFOLK, VA
WBXX – KNOXVILLE, TN KOKH – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
KVMY – LAS VEGAS, NV WFXR – ROANOKE, VA
WBFS – MIAMI, FL KABB – SAN ANTONIO, TX
WDJT – MILWAUKEE, WI WTTG – WASHINGTON, DC
WFTC – MINNEAPOLIS, MN WSJP – PUERTO RICO
KPLR – ST. LOUIS, MO

About THE BIG BANG THEORY
Comedy has Expanded to 5 Nights a Week (check http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com for local listings)! The Big Bang Theory is the story of two brainy best friends who could tell you anything you want to know about quantum physics – but when it comes to dealing with everyday life here on Earth, they’re lost in the cosmos. Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) are brilliant physicists – wizards in the laboratory, but socially inept outside of it. Enter their beautiful, free-spirited neighbor, Penny (Kaley Cuoco), who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. While Leonard spends his days looking for love, Sheldon is quite content video-chatting with platonic partner Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) or playing Star Trek 3D chess with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow Caltech scientists Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), and Howard’s new wife, the adorable microbiologist Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com

Created by Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (Dharma & Greg), who also serve as executive producers along with showrunner Steven Molaro (The Class), The Big Bang Theory stars Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee Johnny Galecki (Roseanne), Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons (The Muppet Movie), Kaley Cuoco (Hop), Simon Helberg (A Serious Man), Kunal Nayyar (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Mayim Bialik (Blossom) and Melissa Rauch (True Blood). The Emmy®-nominated series is from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

THE BIG BANG THEORY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About STAR TREK
With an over 45-year history and more than 700 hours of content from six television series and twelve movies, Star Trek is an entertainment and pop culture icon across the world. With its visionary philosophy and thrill for adventure, the Star Trek universe only continues to broaden into new territories. Star Trek is licensed by CBS Consumer Products. ™ & ©2013 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About Hot Topic
Hot Topic is a mall- and web-based specialty retailer beloved by rebellious and expressive teens for more than 20 years. Hot Topic offers music and pop culture junkies band-related apparel and accessories, licensed merchandise, and fashion apparel and accessories. Hot Topic operates 621 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and an online store at hottopic.com. Find Hot Topic on Twitter (twitter.com/hottopic), Facebook (facebook.com/hottopic), YouTube (youtube.com/hottopic) and Instagram (instagram.com/hottopic).

About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.

via Warner Bros. Press Release

Hot Toys Gives a Sneak Peak at Their MAN OF STEEL Collectible Figures

Hot Toys - Man of Steel - Sideshow Collectibles - DC - Superman - Collectible Figures - HeaderHot Toys is teasing everyone with a couple of photos of their figures for Superman and Jor-El.

One of the most anticipated blockbusters this summer, Man of Steel will begin to hit theaters worldwide next month! Audience will get to take a new look at the origin and rise of an iconic superhero. We know that fans have been eagerly waiting, and we are very excited and happy to inform you today that the collectible figures of Man of Steel will be coming soon!

Hot Toys - Man of Steel - Kal-El - 1-6th Scale Collectible Figures - DC - Superman Hot Toys - Man of Steel - Jor-El - 1-6th Scale Collectible Figures - DC - Supermanvia Hot Toys Press Release

KUSI’s THE BIG BANG THEORY Code-Word-of-the-Day Comic-Con Contest!

The Big Bang Theory - KUSI - Win Tickets to Comic-Con - SDCC 2013 - HeaderAnother The Big Bang Theory Contest to win passes to this year’s Comic-Con? This one from KUSI News at Six has started last week and is unknown when it ends… (UPDATE: May 23rd) Hopefully, they posted the end date on their Facebook page. Good luck!

Watch the KUSI News at Six and the Big Bang Theory from 7-8pm weeknights, and you could win tickets to Comic-Con International 2013!

Tune in to the KUSI News at Six and listen for The Big Bang Theory “Code Word of the Day” beginning Monday, May 13th. When you hear the Code Word, return to this page, click the “Enter” tab above, and enter the Code Word along with the requested information. After entering, you’ll receive a 4-digit code. We’ll pick one correct entry at random and announce that person’s name sometime during The Big Bang Theory between 7-8pm. If you see your name, you’ll have five minutes to send an email to contests@kusi.com with the correct 4-digit code (emails MUST be sent from the email address used at time of entry) and you’ll win two tickets to Comic-Con International 2013!

One entry per person, per day. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Good luck!

via KUSI

SuperShuttle is Offering a Discount to Comic-Con 2013 Attendees!

SuperShuttle is once again offering a discount to San Diego Comic-Con attendees. Whether it’s transportation from the airport to your hotel or going directly to the San Diego Convention Center, book your trip with SuperShuttle! Go to the SuperShuttle website and book your trip with the discount code: XOMIC for your one-way or round-trip service.

The table below shows the Comic-Con 2013 discounts in effect. See you at Comic-Con!

Service One Way Discount Roundtrip Discount
Exclusive Van Service $5.00 per party. $10.00 per party.
Shared Ride Van Service $1.00 per person. $2.00 per person.
ExecuCar Sedan Service $5.00 per party. $10.00 per party.
ExecuCar Sedan Meet and Greet Service $5.00 per party. $10.00 per party.

In conjunction with the airline partners listed below, SuperShuttle offers frequent flyer miles/points, while booking online. For more information, click on the airline rewards program you plan to use.SuperShuttle ExecuCar Brochure

For additional info, check the brochure to the right, the SuperShuttle FAQ or call (800) BLUE VAN [258-3826].

via SuperShuttle