SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES joins with AMALGAMATED DYNAMICS to create an amazing collectible for fans of the PREDATOR franchise. Based on their looks in the film ALIEN VS PREDATOR, this new mask set is crafted in 1:4 scale, featuring individually-painted and finished masks that boast their own unique quality in both design and styling. Each one is about 5 inches tall and sits on its own display stand.
COME ON DOWN! THE MONTREAL COMIC CON IS OPEN TODAY AND TOMORROW! MEET ADAM WEST, BURT WARD, MICHAEL DORN, JAMES MARSTERS, STAN LEE AND MANY MORE! PLUS, ART, COLLECTIBLES AND…COMICS!
800, De La Gauchetière Street West
Montreal (Quebec) H5A 1K6
Saturday, September 17
General admission: from 11:00am to 7:30pm
VIP: from 10:00am to 7:30pm
Sunday, September 18
General admission: from 10:30am to 6:30pm
VIP: from 10:00am to 6:30pm
Couldn’t make it to this year’s San Diego Comic Con but still want to snag one of the very cool exclusives? Well, if you’re a big fan of YOUNG JUSTICEN, then look no further! We’ve got an awesome figure of SUPERBOY in a cloning chamber. It’s 6 inches tall and it’s absolutely rad. Snag it now!
This show-accurate figure recreates the scene from the pilot episode when Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash discover the mysterious Project Kr, where the Light has commissioned “The Weapon.” Using Superman’s DNA – without his knowledge or consent – Cadmus has force-grown the Superboy, using telepathic Genomorph-Gnomes to make a virtual slave of Superman’s son. The cloning tank includes Superboy plus 3 telepathic Genomorph-Gnomes, and with the press of a button, the inside of the cloning tank lights up a glowing blue.
Need we say more? September 16th, 2011. Amazing Guests. Great deals. A ton of comics. We’ll be there and you should be, too.
Mattel’s 2011 SDCC Exclusives have finally arrived and are ready to order! If you’ve enjoyed their Green Lantern or Masters of the Universe figures or were looking for Stay Puft or Swamp Thing, then the hunt is over! It’s especially useful for anyone who missed out on this year’s Comic Con–or went and couldn’t bear the lines to snag these toys. Here’s just a glance at a few of the items available on our new San Diego Comic Con Exclusives page!
SWAMP THING has come from the 2011 San Diego Comic Con and is ready to lumber into a place on your DC display shelf!
Perhaps best rendered by Alan Moore’s masterful writing, Swamp Thing is an iconic member of the DC Universe and it’s no surprise that DC Direct went with an exclusive for this year’s big bash. Not to mention the fact that the fans have been demanding a toy to do the green guy justice.
The toy itself is packages in a shipper box and comes in a paper pulp mold of Swamp Thing himself. He’s about 6 inches tall, comes with a base and features endoskeletal articulation so you don’t see a single joint, just sheer action figure perfection!
If you missed out on the San Diego Comic Con, then you might have missed one of Sideshow’s most awesome SDCC offerings: The Cobra Ninja Viper. A 12-inch rendering of a striking GI Joe Ninja, it’s a great addition to any collection and features the absolutely insane list of features that you’ve come to expect from those mad geniuses at Sideshow. Take a look!
* Articulated Prometheus 1.1 body with over 30 points of articulation
* Hand-painted sculpted fabric masked portrait
* Hand-painted sculpted armored masked portrait
* Fabric vest with COBRA logo
* Fabric undershirt
* Fabric pants
* Fabric belt
* Fabric forearm and shin bracers with wraps
* Detailed sculpted hand, forearm and shin armor
* Fabric sash with pockets
* Fabric satchel
* Fabric hood
* Fabric neck wrap
* Sculpted/fabric headband with COBRA logo
* One (1) pair standing Tabi boot
* One (1) pair action Tabi boot
* One (1) pair bare fists
* One (1) left flat palm hand
* One (1) left relaxed hand
* One (1) left cupped hand
* One (1) left shuriken hand
* One (1) right large C grip hand
* One (1) right small C grip hand
* One (1) left small C grip hand
* One (1) gloved trigger hand
* One (1) gloved C grip hand
* One (1) pair fists with sculpted Neko-Te claws
* Tanto knife with scabbard
* Daito sword with scabbard
* Shoto sword with scabbard
* Naginata spear
* Sugegasa hat with hidden Bo shuriken clips
* Three (3) Bo shuriken
* Six (6) Hira shuriken
* 9mm submachine gun with folding stock and camouflage deco
* Four (4) 9mm submachine gun magazines
* Submachine gun silencer
* Grappling hook
* Waist support extendable figure stand with COBRA stand
The NEW YORK TIMES has a very interesting and very thought-provoking article on movie studios and their apparent withdrawal from Comic Con. What gives and what does it say about the Geek Community? Read on!
LOS ANGELES — In summers past, Warner Brothers used Comic-Con International, the premiere convention for comic book, science fiction and fantasy fans, as a marketing platform for movies like “Sherlock Holmes,” “300” and “Sucker Punch.”
Walt Disney Studios staged “Tron: Legacy” stunts there three years in a row. Last July, DreamWorks Animation paraded Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and other members of the “Megamind” cast through the convention.
This year? Warner’s main studio operation is bringing nothing. Ditto Disney and DreamWorks. The Weinstein Company, a perennial presence, will also sit this one out. Even Marvel Entertainment, whose panel for “The Avengers” was a highlight of Comic-Con 2010, is on the fence about whether it will mount a major presentation.
Comic-Con, as a growing number of movie marketers are realizing, has turned into a treacherous place. Studios come seeking buzz, but the Comic-Con effect can be more negative than positive. The swarm of dedicated fans — many of whom arrive at the convention in Japanese anime drag or draped in Ewok fur — can instantly sour on a film if it doesn’t like what it sees, leaving publicity teams with months of damaging Web chatter to clean up.
“It’s a red-letter opportunity, but you shouldn’t go simply because it sits there on the calendar,” said Michael Moses, co-president of marketing for Universal Pictures. “You have to be absolutely certain you have goods ready that can really make a difference for your film.”
Even a joyous reaction at Comic-Con, which takes place in San Diego from July 21 to 24, can skew expectations, as a platoon of studios learned last year, if hard-core enthusiasm doesn’t spill into the mainstream.
Warner got burned with “Sucker Punch,” which had fans vibrating with excitement in July but failed in its March release. The millions that Disney spent on “Tron: Legacy” at Comic-Con had a less-than-fantastic payoff. A stunt involving video of attendees trapped in coffins made a splash for Lionsgate’s “Buried,” but the film sold just $1 million in tickets when it opened two months later.
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” was the big alarm. That Universal movie was the belle of last year’s convention, and the studio spent heavily to make it so, draping the entire side of a skyscraper with an ad, for instance. Released just three weeks after the convention, “Scott Pilgrim” fizzled and the $60 million movie sold just $32 million in tickets.
Comic-Con, which attracts about 130,000 people, usually doesn’t lock in its schedule of presentations until two weeks before the convention — a practice that keeps studio publicists on edge, as they struggle to wrangle stars for appearances in slots that remain at a premium.
David Glanzer, the convention’s director of marketing, said he didn’t detect any major shift in the film industry’s stance toward Comic-Con.
“We get more and more requests, and have less ability to fulfill them,” he said, adding, “Not every studio comes every year.”
For certain, Big Hollywood will still be represented. Universal is plotting a stunt for “Cowboys & Aliens,” which has the advantage of a July 29 release date, when memories of a Comic-Con splash will be fresh. Paramount plans to trot out “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,” with a possible appearance by its director, Steven Spielberg.
Twentieth Century Fox is expected to tackle Comic-Con head-on, particularly with its “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which arrives in theaters on Aug. 5. And Sony will roll out an aggressive promotion for its “The Amazing Spiderman,” even though the film won’t be seen until July 2012.
And the light schedule of some major studios leaves a void that newer players want to fill. Relativity Media, once a film financier and now a producer, is expected to make a push at the convention for “Immortals” and “The Raven,” while promoting “Shark Night 3-D,” which is bloodier than the convention usually tolerates.
Among smaller studios, Lionsgate, which won strong results last year for “The Expendables,” will be back; and Summit Entertainment will stage a panel for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.”
The industry has also realized that Comic-Con’s timing, in late July, is actually friendlier to TV shows, which are getting revved up for fall debuts.
Fox plans to increase its Comic-Con footprint, mounting promotions for at least 10 series, including “Terra Nova,” a dinosaur show produced by Mr. Spielberg. Warner’s Digital operation is planning to promote several original Web series, including “Mortal Kombat: Legacy,” and Warner’s TV division wouldn’t mind stealing the show.
“We’re certainly hoping to,” said Lisa Gregorian, chief marketing officer for the Warner Brothers Television Group, which plans to promote as many as 16 shows — including returning ones “Big Bang Theory” and “Chuck” — at the convention.
Still, even Ms. Gregorian, who said she had spent six months planning to reach fans at Comic-Con — whom she calls “evangelists” — doesn’t foresee her medium displacing the movies in the convention’s Hall H, which annually takes on the aura of a pop cinematic shrine.
“That’s a creative decision by the convention,” she said of the movies’ pride of place in the largest room. “We’re very respectful of that.”
THIS SUNDAY it is pretty much mandatory that you attend our awesome bi-annual convntion, THE MONTREAL TOYCON!
Visit the official site here or read on for details!
JUNE 19TH 2010 marks the date of the next MONTREAL TOY CON and if you’re a fan of practically any series of popular toys and collectibles, you’re definitely going to want to come and check this out! We’ll have a ton of tables filled with everything from HALO: REACH to GREEN LANTERN figures, HASBRO to SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES and MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE toys to Comic Books! Plus, displays from QUELUG (Quebec’s premiere Lego Fan Group), the Legion of Bat and more! Seriously, if you haven’t already checked out the ToyCon or gotten your hands on some of the great deals on offer, you’re definitely missing out.
To join in, head over on June 19th at 10am at the Courtyard By Marriott Montreal Airport! Here’s the address:
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT MONTREAL AIRPORT
7000 Place Robert-Joncas
St-Laurent, QC H4M 2Z5
(Near Mega-Plex Spheretech 14 Guzzo)
Admission is only $4 for the entire show (Children under 5 are free) and we can promise you’ll have a good time.
See you there!
The Predator franchise is one that boasts a ton of action-packed movies and some of the most loyal fans out there. So it is absolutely no surprise whatsoever that Sideshow is bringing out some gorgeous new exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
Naturally, these guys only ship in August once the Con itself it over, but you can pre-order now to make sure you get your hands on the set. They’re about 6 inches tall, built at a 1:4 scale and based on the look of the beasts in ALIEN VS PREDATOR. They’re a product of Sideshow and Amalgamated Dynamics.