The Cost of SDCC (Start Saving Now!)

Great info for those wanting to see how much one should save up for a trip to Comic-Con!

Nerdophiles

Here’s the biggest thing to remember about San Diego Comic Con: start saving now.

Trust me, it’ll save you a lot of stress in the long run. The last thing you’re going to want to be thinking about when you get to the con is how much money you can’t spend because you haven’t properly budgeted up to this point. The rest of the Nerdophiles staff drove to Comic Con this year, but I’m from Maryland and I had to fly in – making for some unique challenges and some unique considerations when budgeting. I’m breaking down my expenses, so that you can better think about and plan for your own. After all, we’re less than a year away from San Diego Comic Con 2014!

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The first thing you need to start your San Diego Comic Con adventure is your badge. If you were lucky enough to snag…

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Matty Collector’s MOST WANTED Sale Begins on 08/05/13 (Subscribers 08/02/13)

Matty Collector - Mattel - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderFor all those that were not able to attend Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego last month, Matty Collector is a having the’r “Most Wanted” Sale on Monday, August 5th starting at 9:00am. The Early Access for subscribers was today for 4 hours, so hopefully there are some items left for everyone else to grab if you missed out! Good luck!


Toy Fans,

The Con is gone, but here’s your chance at some of the awesome products we had at SDCC this year! All the details are right here…

Early Access: Friday 8/2 at 8am PT thru 12pm PT (subscribers only)
All Access: Monday 8/5 9am PT thru 8/12 11:59pm PT

Please note that all products are subject to sell-out to subscribers during Early Access* on Friday 8/2. Any remaining products will be available to everyone starting Monday 8/5 at 9am PT.

…and other stuff you may want!

Want an email reminder so you don’t miss special sales like this? Click here to register. Or, join me on Facebook, Twitter and in our Fan Forums and you’ll get reminders there, too.

–Matty

*Early Access is a subscriber-only benefit through our clubs. Subscriptions are closed for 2013, but if you want to make sure you have the chance to purchase many of our hottest items before non-subscribers in 2014, get your 2014 subscription today!

FOX Fanfare is at Comic-Con 2013!

Fox Fanfare 2013 - Comic-Con - SDCC - HeaderVISIT “ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF: THE EXPERIENCE” UNDER THE GIANT 57′ “AXE COP” BALLOON AT ISLAND AVENUE BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND AVENUES:

Take A Swing on the HIGH SCHOOL USA! Mini-Golf Course, Collect Limited-Edition 3-D Printed AXE COP Action Figures Daily, Grab a Slice of High-Def Pizza, Create Cutting-Edge GIFs and Take a Photo with AXE COP; RSVP Now For Friday Night’s Free Fan Screening of AXE COP and HIGH SCHOOL USA!

FIND “SLEEPY HOLLOW’S” HEADLESS HORSEMEN AND SHARE IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM WITH #DONTLOSEYOURHEAD; MEET THE CAST AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS FOR A SPECIAL TUMBLR MEETUP SATURDAY, JULY 20

RECHARGE AT THE “COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY” SAMSUNG SUPER-CHARGING LOUNGE IN THE PETCO INTERACTIVE ZONE

ALMOST HUMAN, SLEEPY HOLLOW, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, MURDER POLICE and ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF To Make Panel Debuts; THE FOLLOWING, BONES, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD and BOB’S BURGERS Return

FOX FANFARE Booth #4229 Features Appearances by FOX Talent and Producers, plus Giveaways of 2013 Poster Tubes, Collectible Mini-Posters and More

Visit www.fox.com/comiccon2013 for Panel and Autograph Schedule, Breaking News and Exclusive Videos and Photos

BOOTH #4229
The FOX FANFARE booth (new location; #4229) will feature an incredible lineup of talent on the convention center floor for star-studded autograph signings and exciting booth activities, including distribution of the exclusive 2013 FOX FANFARE poster tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways and merchandise sales.

FOX.COM/COMICCON2013 & FACEBOOK
Visit www.fox.com/comiccon2013 for all of your FOX FANFARE 2013 needs, including the panel and autograph signing schedule, breaking news from all of the panels, as well as exclusive video and photos. In addition, visit http://www.Facebook.com/FOXBroadcasting for a feed of all live tweets from each panel, FOX talent at Comic-Con and information from the press rooms, as well as the latest new videos.

ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF: THE EXPERIENCE

  • Where: Island Avenue between First and Second Avenues
  • When: Thursday, July 18-Saturday, July 20
  • Hours: Noon-8:00 PM daily

EXPERIENCE
The giant 57′ AXE COP balloon floating high above San Diego marks the spot for the interactive ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF: THE EXPERIENCE on Island Ave. between First and Second Avenues. Fans who visit ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF: THE EXPERIENCE will enjoy taking a swing on the nine-hole HIGH SCHOOL USA! miniature golf course; creating cutting edge animated GIFs via the Face-GIFer app to share with their friends; and collect all four exclusive figurines-AXE COP, GREY DIAMOND, LIBORG and ARMY CHIHUAHUA MAN–printed daily by 3-D printers.

HIGH-DEF PIZZA TRUCK
Want a slice of ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF? The ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF Pizza Truck will be open for business offering a free slice for fans, Thursday-Saturday (Noon-4:00 PM and 8:00 PM-Midnight) and Sunday (Noon-4:00 PM).

OUTDOOR FAN SCREENING
On Friday, July 19 at 8:30 PM, don’t miss the AXE COP and HIGH SCHOOL USA! outdoor screening underneath the stars with free food, prizes, giveaways and some very special guests. Fans can register now for the screening by emailing FOXrsvp@cegny.com or show up at the screening, but note space is limited and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sleepy Hollow - Poster - FOX - Keep Calm and Don't Lose Your HeadSLEEPY HOLLOW
KEEP CALM AND DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD-LESS HORSEMEN

When you see Headless Horsemen in San Diego, Keep Calm and Don’t Lose Your Head! Instead share your photos on Instagram with #DontLoseYourHead. Find out where Headless will be throughout the weekend at www.fox.com/comiccon2013.

TUMBLR MEETUP FOR FANS WITH APPEARANCES BY CAST AND PRODUCERS

  • Where: Basic Pizza / 410 10th Ave
  • When: Saturday, July 20
  • Hours: 1:00-4:00 PM

Tumblr and SLEEPY HOLLOW are hosting a free fan meetup featuring a screening of the premiere episode, followed by a Q&A with executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, director/executive producer Len Wiseman and the cast. Fans can enjoy free pizza, pick up some cool swag and grab a photo with some surprise HEADLESS guests. Follow SleepyHollowFox.tumblr.com to see if heads will roll and RSVP to attend at SleepyHollowTumblrMeetup.splashthat.com.

Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey - FOX - PosterCOSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY SAMSUNG SUPER-CHARGING LOUNGE

  • Where: Petco Interactive Zone
  • When: Thursday, July 18-Sunday, July 21
  • Hours: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM

Fans can recharge at the COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Samsung Super-Charging Lounge! Follow the COSMOS planet balloons as they lead fans on a galaxy-like pathway to the Petco Interactive Zone, where they can charge up their Samsung Galaxy S4 and other devices, plus enjoy COSMOS content and pick up a free T-shirt or hat (while supplies last) at the COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Samsung Super-Charging Lounge.

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION COMIC-CON ITEMS
Drop by the FOX FANFARE booth (#4229) daily to pick up the 2013 FOX FANFARE poster tube, as well as Exclusive and Collectible Mini-Posters from ALMOST HUMAN, AMERICAN DAD, AXE COP, BOB’S BURGERS, BONES, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, GLEE, FAMILY GUY, THE FOLLOWING, HIGH SCHOOL USA!, THE SIMPSONS and SLEEPY HOLLOW, among other FOX FANFARE properties.

Limited edition giveaways will also be distributed from the booth (while supplies last):

  • FOX FANFARE Poster Tubes
  • ALMOST HUMAN DRN Police Android T-shirt
  • Collect all FIVE of this year’s ANIMATION DOMINATION buttons, featuring:
    • “Homer” from THE SIMPSONS
    • “Stewie” from FAMILY GUY
    • “Tina” from BOB’S BURGERS
    • “Roger” from AMERICAN DAD
    • the police badge from MURDER POLICE
  • BONES Lanyard and Mini-Sharpie
  • COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Viewfinder with exclusive images
  • THE FOLLOWING Flat (Line) Brim Hat
  • SLEEPY HOLLOW “Don’t Lose Your Head” T-shirt

PANELS, SCREENINGS & AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE (by day)

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Panels:

MURDER POLICE 3:00-4:00 PM – Room 25 ABC
From co-creator/executive producer David A. Goodman and co-creator/co-executive producer/voice actor Jason Ruiz, this new animated FOX series follows a dedicated, but inept detective, Manuel Sanchez, and his colleagues – some perverted, some corrupt, some just plain lazy – in a twisted city precinct. Panelists David A. Goodman, Jason Ruiz and voice actors Will Sasso, Chi McBride, Peter Atencio, Justina Machado and Phil Lamarr will unveil a sneak peek at footage, followed by a fan Q&A session.

THURSDAY Autograph Signing at Booth #4229
4:15 PM MURDER POLICE Cast & Producers

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Panels:

BONES 12:30-1:30 PM – Ballroom 20
Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Ian Toynton and stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel return to Comic-Con to discuss what’s in store for Booth and Brennan and screen never-before-seen footage from the upcoming season, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

THE FOLLOWING 3:15-4:00 PM – Ballroom 20
Become a follower and join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producer/director Marcos Siega with stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore and Valorie Curry for a Q&A panel discussion.

SLEEPY HOLLOW 3:30-4:30 PM – Room 6A
Co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and director/executive producer Len Wiseman, will host an exclusive, not-to-be-missed world premiere screening of their highly-anticipated mystery-adventure drama, followed by a Q&A with fans, featuring series stars Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones.

BOB’S BURGERS 4:00-5:00 PM – Indigo Room Hilton
Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the always entertaining cast, including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy, will serve up hilarious never-before-seen footage, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

ALMOST HUMAN 4:00-5:00 PM – Ballroom 20
Step into the future with creator J.H. Wyman and executive producer Naren Shankar, plus series stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Lili Taylor and Minka Kelly, with an exclusive screening of the highly anticipated action drama, followed by a Q&A with the panel.

ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF 6:45-7:45 PM – Room 6DE
Get a first look at ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF’s new quarter-hour series AXE COP and HIGH SCHOOL USA!, with executive producers Nick Weidenfeld, Matt Silverstein, Dave Jeser, Dino Stamatopoulos, AXE COP comic creator Ethan Nicolle and voice actors Patton Oswalt (AXE COP), Ken Marino (AXE COP), Rob Huebel (AXE COP) and Mandy Moore (HIGH SCHOOL USA!). Q&A panel to follow.

FRIDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229
12:30 PM BOB’S BURGERS Cast & Producers
1:45 PM BONES Cast & Producers
4:00 PM ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF Cast & Producers
5:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW Cast & Producers
6:15 PM ALMOST HUMAN Cast & Producers

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Panels:

THE SIMPSONS 12:45-1:30 PM – Ballroom 20
Celebrate THE SIMPSONS’ 25th year on the air with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, consulting producer David Silverman, never-before-seen footage from guest director Guillermo del Toro and musical guests, “We Put The Spring In Springfield!”

FAMILY GUY 1:45 PM-2:30 PM – Ballroom 20
The Griffins are back at Comic-Con for another raucous panel and a sneak peek at Season 12, featuring Seth Green, Alex Borstein and executive producer Rich Appel, as well as surprise guests.

AMERICAN DAD 2:30-3:15 PM – Ballroom 20
Join the panel for an exclusive look at the new season, the world premiere of a song from the upcoming Christmas episode (featuring the return of Krampus!) and a Q&A with voice talent Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane, Scott Grimes and Dee Bradley Baker and creator/executive producer Mike Barker, creator/executive producer Matt Weitzman and executive producer Steve Callaghan.

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY 6:00-7:00 PM – Indigo Ballroom Hilton
Take a seat on the “Ship of the Imagination” as it sets off on a voyage for the stars. Join host Neil deGrasse Tyson, writer/executive producer Ann Druyan and executive producer/director Brannon Braga as they unveil a first glimpse at the new 13-part docu-series, followed by a Q&A with the panel.

SATURDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229
11:00 AM THE FOLLOWING Cast & Producers
NOON COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Cast & Producers
1:00 PM i Cast & Producers
4:00 PM FAMILY GUY / AMERICAN DAD Cast & Producers

FOX FANFARE 2013 AUTOGRAPH SCHEDULE – BOOTH #4229

Thursday, July 18
4:15 PM MURDER POLICE Cast & Producers

Friday, July 19
12:30 PM BOB’S BURGERS Cast & Producers
1:45 PM BONES Cast & Producers
4:00 PM ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF Cast & Producers
5:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW Cast & Producers
6:15 PM ALMOST HUMAN Cast & Producers

Saturday, July 20
11:00 AM THE FOLLOWING Cast & Producers
NOON COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Cast & Producers
1:00 PM THE SIMPSONS Cast & Producers
4:00 PM FAMILY GUY / AMERICAN DAD Cast & Producers

TWITTER
Fans can also receive updated announcements and information from each panel, the press room and other activities throughout Comic-Con, by following these series and joining the conversation by using #FOXSDCC and other hashtags as noted below:

Show Twitter Account – #Hashtag – Facebook Page

via FOX Press Release

www.fox.com/comiccon2013

Warner Bros. and TV Guide Team Up for Four Collectible Comic-Con Covers!

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - HeaderDYNAMIC DUO SPRINGS BACK INTO ACTION!
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION AND TV GUIDE MAGAZINE RETEAM TO DELIVER FANS THE ULTIMATE COMIC-CON® SWAG ITEM: A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE MAGAZINE DEVOTED
EXCLUSIVELY TO PROGRAMMING FROM THE STUDIO

 Collect All Four Sets of Flip Covers Featuring Arrow’s Stephen Amell;
Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles;
The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder;
The Originals’ Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis;
Superman 75 and Batman
Get It at the Warner Bros. Booth at Comic-Con, or Buy at
Newsstands and on Digital Platforms Beginning July 17


TV’s super alliance continues as Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) and TV Guide Magazine join forces once again to deliver fans the ultimate Comic-Con swag item for the fourth consecutive year: a Warner Bros.–themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine, with insider scoop and behind-the scenes action from the Studio’s series as well as four sets of collectible “flip” covers featuring Arrow star Stephen Amell; Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles; The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder; and The Originals stars Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis; in addition to a set dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Superman, with Batman on the flip cover.

  • Comic-Con Distribution at the Warner Bros. Booth
    The Warner Bros. TV Guide Magazine special issues will be distributed to fans for free at the Warner Bros. booth — #4545 on the convention floor — throughout Comic-Con, beginning on preview night, Wednesday, July 17, and continuing through Sunday, July 21.
  • Newsstand and Digital Platforms
    For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four sets of collectible flip covers will be on sale from July 17 at newsstands wherever TV Guide Magazine is sold. The special issue will also be available digitally on iPad, Nook, Kindle Fire, Zinio and Google platforms.

The 88-page special issue is packed with features and photos dedicated to the following programs:

  • Previews of WBTV’s highly anticipated new series Almost Human, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Fringe’s J.H. Wyman, starring Karl Urban (Star Trek films) and Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening); The Tomorrow People, from executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Danny Cannon (Nikita) and Phil Klemmer (Chuck), and based on the original UK series; The Vampire Diaries spinoff series The Originals, from Julie Plec; The 100, in which 100 juvenile delinquents are sent to Earth years after a nuclear apocalypse to see if the planet is habitable; and more…

And there’s more! Including:

  • An exclusive Arrow comic created by DC Comics and penned by TV series executive producer Marc Guggenheim
  • A sneak peek inside the upcoming DC Universe Original Animated Movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment
  • An in-depth look at the television history of the man of steel — Superman — in honor of the character’s 75th anniversary
  • Behind-the-scenes photos from the TV Guide Magazine yacht and Warner Bros. Television media cocktail event at Comic-Con 2012
  • A look back at pop-culture costumes seen on The Big Bang Theory
  • Burning questions answered about fans’ favorite shows, including the final season of Nikita
  • And much more…!

For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon. And follow TV Guide Magazine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TVGuideMagazine and on Twitter @TVGuideMagazine.

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via Warner Bros. Press Release

Shout! Factory Soars into San Diego Comic Con International 2013

Shout Factory - Comic-Con - SDCC - HeaderWITH LEADING POP CULTURE BRANDS, EXCITING HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCT LINES, SPECIAL FILM SCREENINGS, ENGAGING FAN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES, AND A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SCREAM FACTORY™ PANEL EVENT SCREAM FACTORY™ IN THE BLOODY FLESH TO TAKE CENTER STAGE

Shout! Factory returns to Comic-Con International once again to ignite fans of all ages with a robust lineup, featuring a special panel event, five film screenings, a showcase of new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusive items, prize sweepstakes, surprise star appearances and engaging fan interactive activities. Moreover, Shout! Factory invites fans and convention attendees to join in on the excitement surrounding Shout’s 10th anniversary celebration at the Shout! Factory booth (#4248) on the main convention floor. Fan-favorite screen icons and comics legend scheduled to attend this incredible pop culture gathering with Shout! Factory include: Adrienne Barbeau, Len Wein, The Aquabats, and other notables. Shout’s resident geek guru Brian Ward, and Scream Factory’s resident horror aficionados Jeff Nelson and Cliff MacMillan will be on-hand for meet and greets.

Thrilling suspense and frights in full-throttle! If your idea of fun is reliving some of the most enthralling horror cult classics, loyal fans and movie buffs will not want to miss this year’s panel event : SCREAM FACTORY™ IN THE BLOODY FLESH! on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM (Room 24ABC). Launched in 2012, Shout’s Scream Factory™ entertainment series, devoted to fan-favorite retro horror and sci-fi films, has taken on a life of its own. With classic titles such as They Live, The Howling and Lifeforce already out, Scream Factory™ is just the place for horror fans. Join Cliff MacMillan (Scream Factory DVD Producer) and Jeff Nelson (Scream Factory Marketing Director) as they take you behind the scenes, introduce exclusive footage, and announce future releases. Also featured is special “Scream Queen” guest actress Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), to coincide with the collector’s edition releases of John Carpenter‘s The Fog and Wes Craven‘s Swamp Thing. The panel will be moderated by Sean Clark (host, Horror’s Hallowed Grounds).

Shout! Factory makes its mark at Comic-Con with Power Rangers photo booth, numerous Comic-Con exclusives and five special film screenings of upcoming releases and popular cult classic hits from Shout’s diverse cinema library. This year’s compelling screening lineup includes visionary director Luc Besson‘s THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC, Matthias Hoene‘s zombie apocalypse comedy feature COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES, fan favorite cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie, L.Q. Jones‘ sci-fi classic A BOY AND HIS DOG, and super hero action classic CAPTAIN AMERICA starring Matt Salinger.

Putting the Pop in Your Culture at Shout! Factory Booth #4248
It wouldn’t be Comic-Con without a visit to the Shout! Factory booth. Poised to whet the appetites of Comic-Con attendees and pop-culture enthusiasts, the Shout! Factory booth will showcase the latest offerings from fan-driven product lines, along with VIP guest appearances, fan interactive activities, giveaways and much more! The Shout! Factory Store, located in Shout’s booth, is back at Comic-Con this year with a pedigree of exclusives and upcoming home entertainment offerings, including: My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Power Rangers Seasons Four-Seven,Beetlejuice: The Complete Series, Marvel Knights Animation Wolverine: Origin, Mystery Science Theater 3000 XXVII, Scream Factory Presents The Fog Collector’s Edition, Swamp Thing Collector’s Edition, and The Incredible Melting Man!

For continuing updates on Shout! Factory‘s Comic-Con activities and news, please follow us on Twitter @ShoutFactory, hashtag #SDCC13 and the studio’s official Facebook page. Can’t make it to the convention this year? Follow along on ShoutFactory.com/SDCC13 to get the scoop on real-time announcements, in-booth activities, event schedules and more from the conventional floor.


SCHEDULE OF SHOUT! FACTORY EVENTS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2013 PANEL, FILM SCREENINGS, IN-BOOTH ACTIVITIES, VIP APPEARANCES AND MORE!

Preliminary schedule. * Additional VIP and surprised guest appearances will be announced next few weeks.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (Preview Night)

Shout! Factory invites fans to celebrate its 10th Anniversary at Shout! booth #4248. Stop by for a Free 10th Anniv. tote bag.Power Rangers festivity at the booth and much more!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

1:00 PM Meet The Aquabats! at Shout! Factory booth #4248
Special signing for The Aquabats! Super Show! Season One DVD
3:00 PM Power Rangers festivity at Shout! Factory booth #4248
6:15 PM Special Film Screening of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: The Movie
Location: Marriott Marquis Marina Ballroom D
9:00 PM Special Film Screening of CAPTAIN AMERICA (1990)
Location: Convention Center Screening Room
11:00 PM Special Film Screening of L.Q. Jones’ A BOY AND HIS DOG
Location: Marriott Marquis Marina Ballroom D

Friday, July 19, 2013

4:30 PM-5:30 PM Special Appearance and Signing Event with legendary comics creator Len Wein (Swamp Thing, Wolverine) and screen icon Adrienne Barbeau for signings of the latest releases from Scream Factory home entertainment series SWAMP THING Collector’s Edition and THE FOG Collector’s Edition.
6:30PM SCREAM FACTORY™ IN THE BLOODY FLESH! panel event
Location: Room 24ABC, Convention Center
7:00 PM Special Film Screening of LUC BESSON’S THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC
Location: Marriott Marquis Marina Ballroom D

Saturday, July 20, 2013

8:00 PM Special Film Screening of COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES
Directed by Matthias Hoene and written by James Moran
Location: Marriott Marquis Marina Ballroom D

Sunday, July 21, 2013

10:30 AM Power Rangers festivity at Shout! Factory booth #4248

SHOUT! FACTORY BOOTH (#4248) HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

UNLEASH YOUR INNER POWER RANGER PHOTO KIOSK
If you have always dreamed of being part of the Power Rangers force, here is your chance! In celebration of Power Rangers 20th Anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, will feature an interactive photo kiosk that gives you a chance to join the action. Get your photo taken with vintage Power Rangers props! Savor the moment with a photograph of your own. You’ll get a printed photo and can pick-up a digital copy online to easily share with your friends.

COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES!

  • Come by to get your very own My Little Pony PrinceSS Twilight Sparkle crown!MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS is coming to Blu-ray (Blu-ray, DVD + digital copy) combo and on DVD in the US and Canada on August 6th from Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.
  • As part of Shout! Factory’s multifaceted celebration surrounding its 10th anniversary, Shout! is providing fans limited-edition, Shout! 10th Anniversary canvas tote bags on preview night and as a gift-with-purchase (Thursday through Sunday). With thousands of fans flocking to the Shout! Factory booth on the convention floor every year, this commemorative tote bag is only available while supplies last.
  • Collectible SCREAM FACTORY™ Button Pack

SPECIAL FILM SCREENINGS PRESENTED BY SHOUT! FACTORY AT COMIC-CON

LUC BESSON’S THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC (Friday, July 19 at 7 PM, Marriott Marquis Marina)
Journey into an awe-inspiring world of action fantasy and visual wonder with popular French comics heroine Adele Blanc-Sec as she leaps from the pages to the screen! Directed and produced by world-renowned filmmaker Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) and adapted from Eisner Award winner Jacques Tardi‘s celebrated French classic comic book series, THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC features a stellar cast of Louise Bourgoin (Anne Fontaine’s The Girl From Monaco), Mathieu Amalric (Quantum Of Solace), Gilles Lellouche (Love Me If You Dare), Jean-Paul Rouve (La Vie En Rose), and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (The Diving Bell And The Butterfly).

The year is 1912. This is the story of a intrepid young reporter Adele Blanc-Sec and her quest for the power of life over death. Her journey takes her to distant lands to face many dangers beneath the sands. She will go to any length to achieve her aims, including sailing to Egypt to tackle mummies of all shapes and sizes. Meanwhile in Paris, a 136 million-year-old pterodactyl egg on display in the natural history museum has mysteriously hatched, and the creature subjects the city to a reign of terror from the skies. But nothing fazes Adele Blanc-Sec whose adventures include many more extraordinary surprises…

THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADeLE BLANC-SEC arrives August 13, 2013 on DVD and on two-disc BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp. Trailer

COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES (Saturday, July 20 at 8 PM, Marriott Marquis Marina)
Directed by Matthias Hoene and written by James Moran (Torchwood, Severance), COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES boasts an impressive British cast of Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), Alan Ford (Snatch, Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels), Honor Blackman (Goldfinger,Doctor Who), Georgia King (The New Normal), Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness, Lead Balloon), Jack Doolan (The Green Green Grass), Dudley Sutton (Lovejoy) and Richard Briers (The Good Life).

The Bow Bells Care Home is under threat and the McGuire’s – Andy, Terry, and Katy – need to find some way to keep their grandfather and his friends in the East End, where they belong. But, when you’re robbing a bank, zombie invasions make things a lot harder. And let’s face it, they need all the help they can get when their bank-robbing experts turn out to be Mental Mickey and Davey Tuppance. As contractors to an East London building site unlock a 350-year old vault full of seriously hungry zombies, the East End has suddenly gone to hell and the Cockney way of life is under threat. Equipped with all the guns and ammo they can carry, it’s up to the gang to save the hostages, their grandfather, and East London from zombie Armageddon.

COCKEYS VS. ZOMBIES will be released simultaneously in theaters and day-and-date on VOD Friday, August 2, 2013. Trailer | Official Site.

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE (Thursday, July 18 at 6:15 PM at Marriott Marquis Marina)
After six seasons of sublime, nerdy fun on television, the cult comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 took to the big screen in 1996 for its deliriously funny takedown of the 1955 alien invasion epic This Island Earth.

Evil scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester explains the premise at the start: in his quest for world domination, he devises a scheme to subject the human race to the worst movies ever made.He tests his plan on Mike Nelson, the sole human aboard an Earth-orbiting space station known as the Satellite of Love.But our hero and his two robot sidekicks turn a lemon into a much funnier lemon by showering This Island Earth with wisecracks, ridicule and general silliness.The human race may never be rid of cheesy movies, but when the critics are this nutty, who cares?

Starring Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy, Jim Mallon; Based on the television series by Joel Hodgson; Produced and directed by Jim Mallon. Shout! Factory will release MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD combo pack on September 3, 2013.

A BOY AND HIS DOG (Thursday, July 18 at 11 PM at Marriott Marquis Marina)
Directed by L.Q. Jones and based on the award-winning novella by acclaimed science-fiction author Harlan Ellison, A Boy And His Dog is a dark and often wickedly funny trip through a post-apocalyptic world, where the friendship between a boy and his dog is the only currency that matters

World War IV lasted only five days but has ravaged Earth, leaving its survivors to battle for food, shelter and companionship in a post-atomic wasteland.This celebrated sci-fi tale follows the exploits of Vic (Don Johnson) and his sardonic telepathic dog, Blood, as they struggle through the barren wilderness in search of food and women. In the midst of their meager existence, Vic and Blood encounter Quilla June (Susanne Benton), a dubious young woman who lures them into a surreal city deep beneath the Earth’s surface. Initially elated to find a colony of survivors, Vic and Blood quickly learn this city is not what it seems.

Winner of the 1976 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, A Boy And His Dog stars Don Johnson, Susan Benton and Alvy Moore; produced by Alvy Moore; Written for the screen and directed by L.Q. Jones.

On August, 6th, 2013 Shout! Factory will debut this off-beat cult film classic for the first time on Blu-ray.

CAPTAIN AMERICA 1990 Action Super Hero Movie Classic (Thursday, July 18 at 9PM at the Convention Center screening room)
A film by Albert Pyun and starring Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin, Michael Nouri and Scott Paulin

Long ago, Steve Rogers (Matt Salinger) was a true American hero, a brave super soldier created by scientists to help the Allied Forces fight for freedom in World War II. But during a battle with the sinister Red Skull (Scott Paulin), he was lost, entombed in ice. Decades later, his body has been found and revived and Steve must again don the mantle of Captain America to help save the President of the United States (Ronny Cox) – and the world – from his arch-nemesis once and for all.

CAPTAIN AMERICA Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ is available now from Shout! Factory.

SHOUT! FACTORY HOME ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTS

The Aquabats! Super Show! Season One
From the co-creator of Yo Gabba Gabba!, Aquabats! frontman Christian Jacobs has crafted the perfect blend of live-action and animationfollowing the amazingly wild comic antics of The Aquabats, the galaxy’s first group of musical, crime-fighting superheroes! MC Bat Commander, Crash McLarson, Ricky Fitness, EagleBones Falconhawk and Jimmy The Robot will take you along on their most outrageous adventures to protect the world from the creatures and super villains out to destroy it. All 13 Season One episodes of wacky crime-fighting, music videos and outlandish villains are included in the 2-Disc deluxe collection, along with a ton of bonus features. Trailer

Beetlejuice: The Complete Series
It’s Showtime! Featuring all 94 episodes in a 12-DVD box set, Beetlejuice: The Complete Series follows the escapades of Lydia Deetz, a teenage goth girl with a love of all things macabre, and her best friend Beetlejuice, an undead, bug-eating prankster from the Neitherworld.The only way Beetlejuice can visit the Outerworld (also know as the town of Peaceful Pines) is when his name is repeated three times, but unfortunately for him that is the same way to send him back! Known for its witty dialogue, tongue-in-cheek humor and satire-filled plots, this quirky series was based on the highly popular 1988 Tim Burton film of the same name. Trailer

MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION WOLVERINE – ORIGIN
This summer, Marvel fans will learn the secret history of WOLVERINE that changed the Marvel Universe forever! Written by Eisner Award-winner Paul Jenkins from a story by Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins and Bill Jemas with captivating artwork by Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove. The adventures of Wolverine’s early days and the startling revelation of his true origins are brought to life when MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION’S WOLVERINE: ORIGIN debuts for the first time on home entertainment shelves nationwide on July 9, 2013 from Shout! Factory. This highly anticipated Marvel Knights Animation presentation boasts engaging storytelling combined with visual rich animation and insightful bonus content. Trailer

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
My Little Pony Equestria Girls, the full-length feature introducing an exciting dimension to the incredibly popular My Little Pony brand, is coming to Blu-ray (Blu-ray, DVD + digital copy) combo and on DVD in the US and Canada on August 6th from Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.

When Twilight Sparkle’s crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, she pursues the thief, Sunset Shimmer, into an alternate world where she finds herself turned into…a teenage girl! To regain her crown and return to Equestria, Twilight must learn how to fit into this strange, new world and defeat Sunset Shimmer in a competition to become crowned Princess of the Fall Formal at Canterlot High. Luckily, she will have the assistance of Spike and five teenage girls who remind her of a certain group of ponies back home.

For more information on My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, please visit www.mlpeg.com.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Trailer

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: Volume XXVII
This summer, throw a mad monster party with the motley crew of the Satellite of Love as they celebrate the release of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: XXVII! Available July 23rd from Shout! Factory, this 4-DVD box set is a schlock-tastic monster movie mash featuring four episodes never-before-available on DVD: The Slime People, Rocket Attack USA, Village Of the Giants and The Deadly Mantis. There may be no finer-and certainly no funnier–meditation on monsters than this collection of episodes from the cult comedy series.As food for thought, we are served subterranean slime people, giant praying mantises, Soviet spies and–perhaps the most terrifying of all–enormous teenagers from the disturbing menu of America’s twisted psyche. Battling these Goliaths for us with their slingshots of sass and silliness are Joel, Mike and their robot henchmen, Tom Servo and Crow.The monsters are gruesome and the movies even more so, but the riffs are risible and retaliatory, proving definitively that revenge is actually a dish best served funny.

Power Rangers: Seasons Four – Seven
Four complete Morphenomenal seasons in one limited-edition collection! Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa have been defeated once again, but the Command Center is in ruins, and King Mondo is on his way to conquer Earth! It’s now time to see what the Power Rangers arereally made of! Picking up right where Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers left off, Power Rangers: Seasons 4-7 continues the saga of the heroic “teenagers with attitude” through four more unforgettable seasons: Power Rangers ZEO, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space and Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. For the first time on DVD, you can now have all 183 episodes of these four epic seasons on 21 action-packed DVDs in one deluxe collection! POWER RANGERS: SEASONS 4-7 also contains an exclusive disc of rarely seen archival material and brand-new retrospective featurettes including interviews with members of the cast, creative team, fans and much, much more!

POWER RANGERS
Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture series Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others, the series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes. This long-running series has been seen in more than 150 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks.

Now you can return to where the phenomenon began and re-live these thrill-packed adventures when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, unleashes a cornucopia of home entertainment offerings, many of which have never been released on DVD. Through unprecedented access to Saban Brands’ vast archive of content, many of these DVD collections produced by Shout! Factory boast extensive bonus materials and collectible packaging, making them must-haves for loyal fans and collectors.

SCREAM FACTORY™ HOME ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

Further underscoring its position as a premiere horror genre-centric entertainment provider in North America, Shout!’s SCREAM FACTORY™ continues to raise the bar in curating and revitalizing some of the most enthralling horror cult classics in lavish packages crammed with compelling, high-value extras. These titles, many of which have never been available on Blu-ray™, are presented in anamorphic widescreen screen, and most will be released as a “Collector’s Edition,” jam-packed with new bonus content, extensive archival materials, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and much more. Whether reliving the brilliance of these underrated cult classics or sharing them with a new generation of horror enthusiasts, there’s plenty of treats for loyal fans to sink their teeth into from SCREAM FACTORY. Visit http://www.youtube.com/screamfactorytv.

SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS

The Fog Collector’s Edition
Directed by legendary filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing), The Fog is a spooky and atmospheric tale of a Northern California coastal town under siege by reveng-seeking dead souls! Highly regarded by both fans and critics as one of the true classics of the horror genre, The Fog boasts an all-star cast that includes Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), Janet Leigh (Psycho), Tom Atkins (Halloween III), John Houseman (The Paper Chase), and Hal Holbrook (Lincoln). THE FOG is a nail-biting ghost story experience that you will never forget!

The Incredible Melting Man
Featuring makeup effects from six-time Best Makeup Oscar®-winner Rick Baker (An American Werewolf In London, Ed Wood, Men In Black) and written and directed by William Sachs (Galaxina, Exterminator 2), The Incredible Melting Man delivers the gelatinous goods while humanizing a character rapidly losing his humanity. In short: it’s bloody good! In The Incredible Melting Man, Colonel Steve West has just returned from an incredible history-making flight to Saturn when he is hospitalized with an ailment that baffles the entire medical community. His flesh is melting and to stay alive he must consume human flesh and blood. The infected Colonel West escapes from the doctor’s supervision and hides in the surrounding community where he begins to hunt for human flesh. Who can stop the Incredible Melting Man?

Swamp Thing
Science made him a monster. Love changed him even more! SWAMP THING is the story of a half-human/half-plant superhero that is the perfect blend of thrills and chills from master of horror Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Last House On The Left, The Hills Have Eyes). The Swamp Thing Blu-ray + DVD combo pack features high-definition anamorphic widescreen presentations and exciting bonus content, includingall-new interviews with Adrienne Barbeau, co-creator Len Wein and actor Reggie Batts, as well as commentary tracks with writer/director Wes Craven and makeup effects artist Bill Munn.

via Shout! Factory Press Release

ENDER’S GAME Info Revealed for Comic-Con!

Ender's Game - Asa Butterfield - Mailee Steinfeld - Ben Kingsley - Viola Davis - Abigail Breslin - Harrison Ford - Summit Entertainment - HeaderSummit Entertainment will showcase the studio’s highly anticipated film event ENDER’S GAME at Comic-Con 2013, presenting never-before-seen new footage, appearances by cast members and filmmakers, and several massive, interactive fan events. A full slate of activities related to the film to be unveiled at this year’s Comic-Con, including:

  • Ender's Game - Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin - Summit EntertainmentHall H Panel – The studio’s panel on Thursday, July 18th will feature ENDER’S GAME filmmakers and cast, including producer Bob Orci, director Gavin Hood, and cast members Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin.
  • Exclusive Fan Experience – Attendees will be able to visit an elaborate, specially constructed ENDER’S GAME exhibit outside of the Hilton Gaslamp, featuring 8 unique rooms representing the most iconic environments of Ender’s world, complete with original film props and set pieces used in the movie. Throughout the experience, attendees will be able to see exclusive film footage on LED screens, interact with new digital content, integrate photos of themselves into the highly anticipated Battle Room, and register to win a home make over.
  • Convention Floor BoothSummit Entertainment’s booth located within the Grand Hall will highlight ENDER’S GAME footage. Premium promotional items will be distributed to the 120,000 attendees walking the convention floor, and booth visitors will be given the opportunity to win “fast passes” to the ENDER’S GAME Exclusive Fan Experience, granting them entry without having to wait in line.

Ender's Game - Mess Hall - Summit EntertainmentBased on the best-selling, award winning novel, ENDER’S GAME is an epic adventure directed by Gavin Hood starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. In the near future, a hostile alien race has attacked Earth. In preparation for the next attack, the humans begin training only the best students to find their future leader. Ender Wiggin, a shy, but strategically brilliant young man is pulled out of his school to join the elite.

Ender's Game - Harrison Ford - Asa Butterfield - Summit EntertainmentArriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters the training, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. He is soon ordained as the military’s next great hope and is charged to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

OddLot Entertainment, K/O Paper Products, and Digital Domain are production partners on the film, with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman producing via their K/O Paper Products banner, Gigi Pritzker and Linda McDonough producing via OddLot Entertainment, along with Orson Scott Card and Lynn Hendee.

Ender’s Game hits theaters and IMAX on November 1.

via Summit Entertainment Press Release

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Hasbro Brings the Deadpool Corps to Comic-Con via Taco Truck!

Hasbro - Marvel Universe - Deadpool Corps Team - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives“Any evil that threatens the universe can eat lead. For the rest of us…tacos!

The Merc with a Mouth teams up with his favorite allies — alternate universe versions of himself — in this highly collectible and unique action figure set. The 3.75-inch MARVEL UNIVERSE figures of DEADPOOL, LADY DEADPOOL and CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE, along with figurines of KIDPOOL, DOGPOOL and SQUIRRELPOOL come packaged in individual “taco shells,” all inside a collectible taco truck package! The Deadpool Corps Taco Truck Box Set will be $49.99 and available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego). Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

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Diamond Select’s Cloaked Klingon Bird of Prey Exclusive for Comic-Con 2013!

Diamond Select Toys - Comic-Con - SDCC Exclusives - HeaderDiamond Select Toys will have a fully cloaked Klingon Bird of Prey as their exclusive for Comic-Con 2013. The cloaked Bird of Prey is cast entirely in transparent plastic with no electronics. It is 12 inches long, with a 19-inch wingspan and it also comes with a transparent display base and translucent landing gear. These will be limited to only 200 pieces and will be available at the Diamond Select booth (#2607).

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More Comic-Con 2013 Exclusives from Hasbro!

Hasbro brings us four more exclusives for Comic-Con 2013. First there’s My Little Pony‘s DJ Pon-3 which will be $49.99 at the Hasbro booth. The next item is Jem from Jem and the Holograms. This is the “Glitter N’ Gold” figure priced at $140. The third exclusive is Marvel LegendsThunderbolts set priced at $89.99 for  Luke Cage, Crossbones, Ghost, Moonstone and Judith Chambers.

A limited supply of exclusives will be available at HasbroToyShop.com after the convention.

My Little Pony

Hasbro - My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic - DJ Pon-3 - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC ExclusivesA fan favorite who first appeared in the first season of Friendship is Magic on the Hub Network, DJ Pon-3 ($49.99) makes her debut with a Comic-Con exclusive — and a shiny one at that. In addition to a musical note as her “cutie mark,” her sunglasses and unicorn horn are embellished with Swarovski crystal elements that tie into the year’s theme of the Crystal Empire.

Even DJ Pon-3‘s special packaging lights up, says Hasbro’s Donna Tobin, senior vice president, global brand marketing for My Little Pony. “Everything about her offering really enhances her character.”

Hasbro hosts a panel at Comic-Con featuring voice talent from the show, previews a fall line of toys at its booth and offers a poll where fans can elect their favorite pony from the “mane six” — Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Applejack — and record testimonials at a video booth before the vote goes live at Hubworld.com/vote4ponies on July 22.+++

Jem and the Holograms

Hasbro - Jem and the Holograms - Glitter-n-Gold - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC ExclusivesJem, the pink-haired ’80s cartoon rocker, made a “truly outrageous” return to pop culture last summer at Comic-Con with a high-end collectible figure from Hasbro and Integrity Toys. She sold out quickly, so Jem’s coming back glammed out with a special “Glitter N’ Gold” figure ($140) that’s a nod to a version from her original era. This time, though, she comes with more detail, a better and more realistic sculpt, and accessories including an extra dress and a record trophy.

Marvel Legends

Hasbro - Marvel Legends - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Luke Cage - Crossbones - Ghost - Moonstone - Judith ChambersHasbro - Marvel Legends - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC Exclusives - Box - Packaging - Luke Cage - Crossbones - Ghost - Moonstone - Judith ChambersThe Hasbro team was excited by the idea of doing a Thunderbolts set ($89.99) of 6-inch figures inspired by the comic-book art of Kev Walker and based on the Marvel team of superpowered anti-heroes — Avengers member Luke Cage and the reformed super-criminals Crossbones, Ghost, Moonstone and Judith Chambers — that work for the government.

G.I. Joe/Transformers

Hasbro - G.I. Joe - Transformers - Box - Packaging - Baroness - Ravage - Snake Eyes - Autobot Blaster - Skystriker - Jetfire - Vamp - Hound - Bludgeon Samurai RobotThis year’s G.I. Joe/Transformers exclusive ($99.99) is the third and final installment in a special series of annual mash-ups.

Paying homage to a G.I. Joe/Transformers comic-book miniseries in the ’80s, the set includes a Skystriker in the colors of the Autobot Jetfire and a G.I. Joe V.A.M.P. vehicle retooled to reflect Hound, a cult favorite whose original automobile form was that of an Army Jeep.

To pair with the vehicles, the set stars the Cobra femme fatale Baroness with the Decepticon character Ravage, G.I. Joe ninja Snake Eyes with an Autobot logo on his outfit, the Autobot Blaster in his boom-box form and his tapes, and a robotic samurai warrior with a skeleton head in the colors of the Decepticon Bludgeon.

via USA Today