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

S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla Explodes onto the Convention Center at Comic-Con 2012!

Tamashii Nations is bringing Godzilla to Comic-Con 2012! It is in the form of S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla™ (Comic-Con Explosion)! It looks really good in it’s fiery, semi-transparent reddish-explosion color. S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla™ (Comic-Con® Explosion) will cost you $55.00 but you’ll probably regret not picking one up while you’re at Comic-Con. Here’s what Tamashii Nations had to say:

Get ready to celebrate destruction this July 2012! Bandai Japan’s
Collectors label, Tamashii Nations, is proud to announce a San
Diego Comic-Con exclusive that will blow the roof off with
S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla™ (Comic-Con® Explosion)! Featuring a
unique fiery explosion color scheme and twenty-nine points of
articulation, this high-end collectable action figure has been
professionally crafted by the renowned monster maker Yuji
Sakai to meticulously replicate Godzilla’s form as seen in the
1994 Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (commonly referred to as
“MogeGoji”).

via Tamashii Nations Press Release

The Walking Dead Compendium Hardcover SDCC 2012 Exclusive!

It looks like this will be an exclusive for Comic-Con 2012. After 100 copies being available for sale for at ECCC this past weekend. The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1 is hard-bound with gold embossing, featuring the first 48-issues (over 1000 pages!). It also features a new cover illustration by Charlie Adlard.

The Compendium sells for $100. This will definitely be cheaper than trying to find all of the original comics! So save up now! I need to get one of these myself and then find Robert Kirkman at SDCC!

via Image Comics

Samurai’s Blood Exclusive Cover for San Diego Comic-Con

Samurai’s Blood #2 (of 6) is written by Owen Wiseman with art by Nam Kim, Matthew Dalton and Jessica Kholinne.

Revenge should never be left to the young. As our three teenage samurai leave their ravaged home behind they search for ways to sustain themselves and execute their vengeance. But as young blood boils, rash decisions are made and the consequences can only bring hardship. There are reasons for the laws of Bushido… and Katashi is about to learn more than one of them at the expense of the one he loves most.

Below is shown the regular cover of Samurai’s Blood #2, and to the right is the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive cover.

Dark Horse Reveals Spider-Man Syroco Comic-Con Exclusive

 

As part of Dark Horse’s recently announced Marvel Syrocos program, it is announced today that these highly anticipated statues will make their debut at next month’s Comic-Con International in San Diego!

Comic-Con attendees will have a very significant opportunity to acquire a special statue of none other than Spider-Man. He is shown as half Peter Parker and half Spider-Man. Only one thousand numbered copies of this statuette are being offered. It is packaged in the same litho-printed tin box that is the hallmark of the Dark Horse Syrocos, and seems destined to be a bona fide hot item, both at Comic-Con and far beyond the exhibit hall. It will be sold at the normal retail price of $49.99, with a limit of four per customer.

“We couldn’t think of a more appropriate venue to launch this truly collectible series than Comic-Con,” Dark Horse product development VP David Scroggy remarked, “and a Spider-Man limited edition of only one thousand pieces makes this a scarce item. It gave us the opportunity to recall one of the early treatments by artist Steve Ditko, where we see both of Spidey’s identities simultaneously. Our spider sense is tingling, and the message is a quick sellout at the show.”

As previously announced, the program will begin in September 2011 with two alternating series: Classic Marvel Characters and the Fantastic Four. This new line will be deliberately different than the common modern Marvel collectible sculpture, with features like a rougher surface texture, visible seam lines, and other slightly “distressed” aspects, such as the method of paint application.

These special Comic-Con exclusives will be available at six p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 at the Dark Horse booth (#2615). Don’t miss your chance to own one of these fantastic statues!

Dark Horse Announces 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Domo

Since 2008, Dark Horse has rewarded San Diego Comic-Con attendees with an exclusive product based on viral sensation Domo. Hailing from Japan and adored all over the world, Domo has captured the hearts of pop-culture fans everywhere!

One of the highlights of this year’s event will be the special appearance of Domo creator Tsuneo Goda, who will be visiting from Japan as a sponsored guest of Dark Horse. Various events are planned, including a spotlight program, autograph sessions, and the release of the new Domo and Friends boxed set of PVC figures. To add to the excitement, Dark Horse has collaborated with Hong Kong toy company Toy2R to create a special exclusive Qee toy version of Domo.

“We have supported Comic-Con for over twenty-five years,” Dark Horse product development head David Scroggy observed, “and it thrills us to be creating a couple of genuinely special releases that contribute to the celebration while adding value for the convention. This is the greatest fan event, and since we are fans ourselves, we have pulled out all the stops!”

The Comic-Con exclusive shows the fuzzy brown cave dweller embracing his inner geek, resulting in a one-of-a-kind Nerd Domo Qee figure. Only 1,200 of this unique Domo piece are being offered, with a limit of four per customer. Sales will be at the Dark Horse booth.

Domo’s unique look and personality as the mascot for Japanese public broadcaster NHK quickly catapulted the character into one of the Internet’s biggest sensations, sparking worldwide recognition. As the reigning poster child for personalized, user-generated content, Domo has found a home within the online viral community with hundreds of thousands of fan-made images, websites, and videos created and posted to websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Flickr, among others.

About Qee
Qee (pronounced “key”) is a collection of designer toys created by Hong Kong-based company Toy2R, which was founded by Raymond Choy in 1995. Qees are produced in limited numbers and are highly collectible. Many contemporary artists and designers from Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America have designed figures. Domo is the mascot of NHK television in Japan, and is breaking out worldwide as animation, toys, publishing and apparel.
About Big Tent Entertainment, LLC
Big Tent Entertainment, LLC (www.bigtent.tv) is an entertainment company specializing in the integrated development and management of media brands. Formed in 2002, the company manages a portfolio across both traditional and new media while focusing on brand strategy, community building, viral marketing, licensing and retail merchandising. Big Tent currently serves as the worldwide (ex Asia) marketing and licensing company for fashion and viral sensation Domo and the North American agency of record for three of Discovery Communications’ most popular brands—Discovery Kids, TLC and SCIENCE. Additionally, Big Tent represents Purple Ronnie, one of the U.K.’s most successful social expression brands, and PixFusion, a global leader in personalization products.
About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Mass Effect,Tim Burton, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.
via Press Release

Mattel’s Carol Ferris Barbie Doll

Landing in special action figure-inspired packaging, it’s Barbie® as Carol Ferris, lifelong friend and childhood sweetheart of Green Lantern hero Hal Jordan. Dressed in her green flight suit with a working zipper, she comes with her pilot helmet that features the Sapphire logo and Star Sapphire icon. Sculpted to the likeness of Carol Ferris from the film, she also features an articulated body. The Carol Ferris Barbie® Doll will be $35.

These are some photos of the Carol Ferris Barbie Doll. Enjoy!

SDCC Exclusive Iron Man 2 Mark IV – Secret Project

Don’t forget about the Sideshow Collectibles / Hot Toys San Diego Comic-Con SECRET PROJECT Exclusive Iron Man 2 Mark IV figure will be made available 06/16/11! The figure will be $209.99 for the Attendee version and $214.99 for the Non-Attendee version (on 06/17/11). See y’all there in the morning!

Remember that the Priority Pre-Order for the Attendee edition of our 5th 2011 Comic-Con Exclusive, Hot Toys’ Iron Man Mark IV – Secret Project 12-inch Figure, begins Thursday, 16th at 10 AM (PT). The Non-Attendee PPO event will follow on Friday, June 17th at 10AM (PT). For those of you who can’t wait to see the entire collectible, we’re posting the product gallery a bit early.

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, June 15th 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, June 16th 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 Iron Man Mark IV – Secret Project 12-inch Figure will NOT be streamlined. Simply visit the www.sideshowcollectibles.com homepage on Thursday, June 16th for ATTENDEES or Friday, June 17th for NON-ATTENDEES at 10AM (PT), and click on the Iron Man Mark IV – Secret Project 12-inch Figure banner to place your order.


Features of the Iron Man 2 Mark IV figure:

  • Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness as Mark IV in the movie Iron Man 2 painted in grey color
  • Newly developed alternate head with authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the movie
  • Special features on armor: Grey color painting on armor with battle damaged scratches finishing
  • Newly developed movie-accurate helmet
  • LED-lighted eyes and Micro ARC reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • One (1) piece of detachable chest armor
  • Improved articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement
  • Detachable forearm rockets
  • Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms:
  • One (1) pair with improved articulations, movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
  • One (1) pair of forceful fists
  • Fully deployed air flaps at back of the armor with built-in metal flaps
  • Retractable countermeasure dispenser
  • Articulated flaps at the back of armor on left and right legs

Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition To Launch at San Diego Comic-Con

Walter Simonson, legendary comics writer and artist of an overwhelmingly impressive catalog of books, will appear at the IDW booth every day during the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, signing copies of WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION. In addition to the regular edition available in July at comic stores, IDW will offer a limited Comic-Con exclusive edition featuring a variant cover, only available through IDW at the convention. Readers can now pre-order both editions direct from IDW Publishing for pick up at Comic-Con. The regular edition is also available for mail delivery, and orders will be filled after San Diego Comic-Con. The Comic-Con exclusive edition will only be available at the convention.

“I wrote and drew The Mighty Thor for Marvel more 25 years ago now, at a time when it was the fate of old comics to be deployed to the back issue bins in comic shops and at conventions.  No one had any expectations of reprints or trade collections.  Now, it’s a new day,” said Simonson. “I’m pleased that IDW and Marvel have seen fit to go back and revisit this work as they have. I couldn’t be more delighted to know Thor, Beta Ray Bill, and all their friends turned out to have a much longer shelf-life than I would ever have imagined.”

An oversized, hardcover collection, WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION will present Thor 337-340Simonson’s first classic story arc, which introduced Beta Ray Bill, and Thor 360-362Simonson’s choice for the second arc in the book. All the pages in the ARTIST’S EDITION have been scanned from Simonson’s personal original art to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction. While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, white-out corrections and blue pencil notations.

“Walter’s run on The Mighty Thor is one of the best ever in comics—period,” said editor Scott Dunbier, “and to be able to see it now as an Artist’s Edition, printed the same size as drawn, and scanned from all the originals… well, I just can’t wait to get my paws on it!”

This will be Simonson’s first visit to San Diego Comic-Con since 2004. Joining Simonsonwill be his wife, Louise “Weezie” Simonson, a noted comic book editor and writer.WALTER SIMONSON’S THE MIGHTY THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION will be the first in a series of Artist’s Editions featuring legendary creators and comics from Marvel.

 WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR:
ARTIST’S EDITION
($100, hardcover, black and white,
176 pages, 12” x 17”) will be available in stores in July 2011.
Now available for pre-order through IDWPublishing.com.
ISBN 978-1-61377-038-2.

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WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR:
ARTIST’S EDITION
San Diego Comic-Con Edition
($100, hardcover, black and white,
176 pages, 12” x 17”)
will only be available through IDW during San Diego Comic-Con, and is now available for pre-order through IDWPublishing.com.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

 About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio; and is the print publisher for EA Comics. IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
 About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit http://www.marvel.com.

Monogram Reveals Their Nightmare Before Christmas Exclusive for San Diego Comic-Con 2011!

For their fourth 2011 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, Monogram International presents their Exclusive 1st Series Nightmare Before Christmas Jack & Sally Paperweight Set!

Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder — where every holiday has its own special land … and imaginative, one-of-a-kind characters! THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, and all things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more, and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town. But as his dream to fill Santa’s shoes unravels, it’s up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things back together.

Product Features:

  • Made of Bronze.
  • Highly Detailed Sculpts – Jack on one side & Sally on the other – pieces fit together.
  • Use as paperweight or display on shelf.
  • Highly collectable! Quantities are limited! Get them as soon as you can! Don’t miss out on this awesome set!
  • Priced at only $50.00 per set!
  • Great Christmas Gift, Birthday Present, or Thank You for any special Nightmare Before Christmas fan in your life!
  • Perfect for home or office décor!

Monogram International will be releasing their Comic-Con exclusives in the days counting down to SDCC 2011! Please them at booth #3744 this year! These exclusives are only available at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, so come on out!