Details on IGN’s Off-Site Activities at Comic-Con!

IGN has three off-site activities where you do not need to have a Comic-Con pass to attend, but the party requires an invitation. The IGN Oasis runs Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 207 Fifth Avenue. The IGN – Sprint Experience runs Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Promenade Park in front of the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter on K Street. IGN’s “Sin with the Saints” party is on Thursday, July 21 at Hard Rock Hotel’s FLOAT nightclub at 207 Fifth Avenue and is by Invitation Only.

IGN Oasis – The destination spot throughout the long weekend for Comic-Con attendees and IGN fans, the IGN Oasis, presented by AMD, is the perfect venue to chill out at, get limited edition t-shirts, create and share fun photos and videos, enter to win prizes, and meet special guests. Located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center at Hard Rock Hotel’s 207 bar and outside patio, the IGN Oasis will be open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 207 Fifth Avenue.

IGN – Sprint Experience – The Sprint Gaming Lounge, presented by IGN, provided exclusive looks at three upcoming Capcom games: Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter x Tekken and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition. IGN, Sprint and Capcom fans can also play games on the HTC EVO 3D, experience the 3D Photobooth with characters from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and get custom t-shirts, sunglasses and more. Open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Promenade Park in front of the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter on K Street.

IGN’s “Sin with the Saints” Party – IGN celebrates Comic-Con with THQ for the upcoming release of Saint’s Row: The Third in an invitation-only party at Hard Rock Hotel’s FLOAT nightclub. Special celebrity guests will walk the red carpet on Thursday, July 21.

Panels – IGN editors will moderate and participate in several panels during Comic-Con, including:

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
    Moderated by IGN Movies Editor in Chief, Eric Moro
    Thursday, July 21 from 11:15 to 12:15 p.m. in Hall H
  • Stan Lee/Blood Red Dragon
    Moderated by IGN Comics Editor, Joey Esposito
    Thursday, July 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Warner Premiere: H+ and Mortal Kombat: Legacy
    Moderated by IGN TV Editor, Eric Goldman
    Thursday, July 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  • Resistance 3: Exploring a 1950s Altered America: The Continuing Creation of the Resistance Universe
    IGN.com host, Colin Moriarty
    Thursday, July 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 7AB
  • THUNDERCATS panel
    Moderated by Matt Fowler
    Friday, July 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6A
  • STARHAWK: The Evolution from Warhawk to Starhawk: The New Universe that is Starhawk
    Moderation by IGN editor, Greg Miller
    Sunday, July 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 25AB
  • Supernatural Panel (Screening and Q&A)
    Moderated by IGN TV Executive Editor, Eric Goldman
    Sunday, July 24 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Hall H

Toys R Us Announces 2011 Comic-Con Exclusives

Toys“R”Us® Captures Collectors’ Consciousness in Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 at Comic-Con International in San Diego

A Special Selection of Official Show Exclusives and First-to-Buy Opportunities Makes Toys“R”Us® Items “Must-Haves”

The World’s Greatest Toy Store® continues its profound partnership with Entertainment Earth® at this year’s annual Comic-Con International in San Diego, and will no doubt contribute to the euphoria of the participating action figure and comic book enthusiasts. In honor of the show’s forty-second year, and the company’s thrilling third year in attendance, from Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24, Toys“R”Us® will offer an extraordinary extravaganza of official San Diego Comic-Con merchandise, including toys based on characters from TRANSFORMERS, ThunderCats® and DCU vs. MOTU. Continuing last year’s magnificent merge with Entertainment Earth, every Toys“R”Us Comic-Con exclusive will be available at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343.

To help commemorate these dynamic deals from Toys“R”Us, Entertainment Earth will be hosting several exceptional events:

  • On Thursday, July 21, from 10 to 11:30 am, Spawn® creator and renowned toy designer Todd McFarlane of McFarlane Toys will be available to sign autographs in celebration of the Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con debut of the Halo “Master Chief Platinum” action figure. *
  • On Friday, July 22, from 5 – 7 pm, Larry Kenney, who voiced the Lion-O in the classic ThunderCats® animated series will be available to sign autographs of the Classic Lion-O action figure from Bandai America Incorporated. *

Fans who are unable to attend the show can still purchase the exclusive Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con merchandise online at Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 starting Thursday, July 21. However, there is a limited number of each item, so fans should visit Entertainment Earth at booth #2343 or Toysrus.com/comiccon2011 early to purchase the below action figures.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece RODIMUS PRIME action figure from Hasbro®

TRANSFORMERS collectors can own the heroic Rodimus Prime in this recreation of the classic G1 action figure! Best known as Optimus Prime’s successor to the Autobot Matrix of Leadership in the 1986 Transformers movie, this fan favorite character has the ability to transform into his Winnebago vehicle mode. The set includes a miniature ally, the Target-Master Offshoot; a buzz saw; and the legendary Matrix of Leadership. Rodimus Prime’s rifle can also convert into Offshoot’s blasters, offering extra firepower when battling the evil Decepticons! Following its debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego, this Toys“R”Us exclusive action figure will roll out to Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con ThunderCats “Classic Lion-O” Action Figure from Bandai America Incorporated

“ThunderCats, Hooo!” Lion-O, the leader of the ThunderCats, is presented in a new, highly-detailed 8-inch action figure with 18 points of articulation and a metallic finish in this recreation of his classic 1980s action hero look. Now collectors can imagine taking on the evil forces of the mutants of Plun-Darr and Mumm-Ra the Ever Living with accessories that include the iconic Sword of Omens (in two sizes), Claw Shield and the Sword stand.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive Comic-Con Preview of HALO “Master Chief Platinum” Action Figure from McFarlane Toys

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the most popular video game franchises, Microsoft’s Halo, McFarlane Toys has released a commemorative edition of the game’s iconic SPARTAN-II super soldier protagonist!  Now fans can own the platinum-painted version of John-117, who comes Covenant combat-ready, equipped with his MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/Mark VI armor and classic assault rifle.  This anniversary edition of Master Chief features full articulation and is the same height as Halo: Reach figures. Collectors will also be able to get their copy of Master Chief specially signed by its creator, Todd McFarlane, on Thursday, July 21 from 4 to 5:30pm! Be sure to pick up your figure at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con before it hits stores in August, along with the rest of the Halo: Anniversary line!

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Star Wars: Republic Commando Action Figure Set from Hasbro®

“May the Force be with you.” The saga of the Star Wars universe continues with this new set of action figures, based on the2005video game Star Wars: Republic Commando! Now fans can join Delta Squad, a crack Clone Trooper commando unit, as they battle the Trade Federation’s droid army. The four members of the covert group include stoic leader Boss; expert marksman Sev; technical expert and computer hacker Fixer; and wisecracking demolitions expert Scorch.  The set also includes a Geonosian Warrior. All five 3¾ inch figures feature improved articulation and come equipped with battle accessories.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con DCU vs. MOTU- Bizarro vs. Battle Armor Faker from Mattel®

Combining two beloved franchises, DC Universe Classics vs. Masters of the Universe™ Classics, this “Bizarro vs.  Battle Armor Faker” 2-Pack set brings iconic mirror image baddies together for the first time!  Featuring a dastardly duo of villainy – The Man of Steel’s inverted nemesis and The Most Powerful Man in the Universe’s evil, robotic duplicate – fans can now battle for doppelganger supremacy of Metropolis® and Eternia®! The set contains Bizarro and Battle Armor Faker ® figures, accessories, comic book reprint packaging, as well as an exclusive mini-poster.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Mortal Kombat “Lightning Fury Raiden” action figure from Jazwares®, Inc.

Collectors can now own the immortal thunder god of the Mortal Kombat franchise!  Protector of Earthrealm and ally of the Elder Gods, Raiden appears in his lighting fury form ready to defeat Shao Khan and his minions in this limited edition action figure. This version of Raiden also glows in the dark, demonstrating Raiden’s mastery of electricity!

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con “Flocked Sonic” action figure from Jazwares, Inc.

Now, kids, collectors and gamers can own a “Flocked” version of the world’s fastest blue-haired mammal! SEGA’s supersonic mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog, has been re-released to commemorate the 20th Anniversary edition of the character. The fully articulated 10-inch toy is the first-ever flocked deluxe action figure, featuring precise fiber particles that provide a polished plush feel to Sonic’s fur.

Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Minimates “MARVEL® vs. CAPCOM ® 3: Fate of Two Worlds” figures from Diamond Select

Celebrating the release of MARVEL® vs. CAPCOM ® 3: Fate of Two Worlds, a video game sequel nearly 10 years in the making, this licensed miniature figures set is based on players’ favorite fighters from the highly-anticipated third entry in the franchise! Fans can now recreate beat-‘em-up battle sequences with iconic characters from both MARVEL® and CAPCOM ®, including Hulk, Iron Man, Zero and Morrigan Aensland in their variant, player two colors.

All Toys“R”Us San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are limited editions and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

* Please see the official Comic-Con International guidelines for additional information about appearances and signings.

via Toys R Us Press Release

Diamond Select Toys Announces SDCC Exclusives

Diamond Select Toys announces the exclusive products they will be offering for sale at San Diego Comic-Con. The three products so far are the Marvel Vs. Capcom Minimates Box Set, the Alice: Madness Returns Minimate, and the Femme Fatales Alice PVC Statue. These items will be available for purchase at their booth, as well as at other select booths on the exhibit floor.

Alice: Madness Returns Minimate – The first toy from the long-awaited sequel to “American McGee’s Alice” makes its debut at SDCC. This 2.5-inch mini-figure is based on Alice’s look from “Alice: Madness Returns,” and is the only Alice Minimate that will be produced. Sculpted by Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum.

Marvel vs. Capcom Minimates Box Set – From the arenas of “Marvel vs. Capcom 3” come four of the game’s greatest heroes, as an exclusive four-pack of Minimates. Clad in their “Player 2” colors, Dante, Phoenix, Arthur and Deadpool each stand 2.5 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, sculpted by Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum.

Femme Fatales Alice PVC Statue (below) – This new, darker repaint of the Femme Fatales 9-inch Alice statue offers another interpretation of how young Alice might have looked a decade or so after that first tumble down the rabbit hole. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell and limited to 100 pieces.

In addition to the box set, figure and statue, there will be four different individually bagged Minimates MAX figures given away throughout the show, while supplies last, as well as four Pirate Raiders Minimates that you can collect to create your own box set at the end of the weekend. A variety of Minimates and Femme Fatales posters will also be given away each day, and there will be a limited number of Minimate T-shirts available for sale at the Diamond Select Toys booth.

In addition to the above items, be on the lookout for a few other exclusive Minimate sets making their debuts on the show floor, as well as around the convention center.