San Diego Comic Con 2010: PICTURES!

Well, I’ve just gotten back from San Diego and I’m very pleased to say that it was an absolute blast, if a little lighter on actual comic content than I’m used to. Really, though, I suppose it’s just the way of things that TV and movies seem to have officially taken precedence over the comic book stuff and at least it’s bringing people into the show where they’ll discover the stuff they might have missed out on! Plus, with movies like Red and shows like The Walking Dead, it’s further proof that there’s a symbiotic relationship between the media forms and that is definitely a good thing.

But without further ado, I’ll get to the meat of this post, THE PICTURES! Take a look at some of the cool items, set pieces and costumes from the biggest con in the world!

And if you want a little more, be sure to check out our previous post on SDCC EXCLUSIVES!

Eleanor and Little Sister: SDCC Exclusive Bioshock Figures

From the hit Bioshock 2 comes a pair of new figures exclusive to the San Diego Comic Con. A limited edition, it comes with both a little sister and the Eleanor Big Sister, standing about 4 and 8 inches respectively. It’s just one of the SDCC exclusives currently available for pre-order on our site. Here are some links to the others!

SDCC Exclusive T-1000 in Liquid Metal form

Gears of War: Jace Stratton SDCC Exclusive

Predator: Cloaked Berserker SDCC Exclusive

But for the full list of all the exclusives that will be available to Comic Con attendees, you can take a look at the official site

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Smiling Luke Skywalker: A Comic Con Exclusive!

There are hundreds upon hundreds of Star Wars toys out there and there’s no sign that LucasArts or Hasbro intends to staunch the flow anytime soon. But every so often, there’s an item that stands out in the crowd and that’s exactly how I feel about this new 3 3/4 inch figure based on the original trilogy.

Luke Skywalker, hero of the films, is usually seen in action shots, looking grim and serious as he takes on the threat of the Dark Side as it seeks to rule the galaxy. But in this San Diego Comic Con exclusive, Luke is all smiles as he celebrates a well-earned victory. This one is a neat addition to any fan’s collection.

And for more, check out the rest of our Comic Con exclusive collection by clicking the banner below!

Missed the Con? Get your Exclusives here!

I was fortunate enough to attend this year’s San Diego Comic Con and I excitedly picked up a couple of Con exclusives to add to my toy collection. But even attendees can’t be everywhere at once and the exclusives tend to vanish from the booths pretty quickly. Fortunately, though, I’m not in charge of CmdStore’s acquisitions and thus my inability to snag all the exclusive items hasn’t stopped us from boasting an awesome selection of SDCC 09 goodies that you can check out right here.

Some examples of the items we’ve got in-stock include the above Han and Luke Stormtrooper 2-pack, Crimson Cobra Commander, Metal Sonic the Hedgehog, Pesty and Creo Little Apple Dolls, Green Lantern Blackest Night and Origins figures, Egon Spengler and Slimer, 12-inch Baroness, the Destro 2-pack and more!

Comic-Con Pics (Part One)

Finally back from Comic Con and I’ve brought a ton of pics with me!  This year’s SDCC was absolute madness and a great introduction for a newbie like me. I’ve been to other Cons, but, naturally, San Diego’s is by far the largest and the most star-studded. With rumours of it moving to Vegas next year, I wonder what the future holds for the convention (And having just been to Vegas, I also wonder how those in hot costumes will manage in the Nevada sun), but for now here’s a look at some of the pictures of myself and others enjoying the awesomeness that is SDCC.

Peter Jackson to appear at Comic Con International!

With the release of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, I became a huge Peter Jackson fangirl. They’re still in my top 5 favourite movies (I count them all as one and have indeed done the single-day LOTR marathon–extended editions, of course) and I’m eagerly looking forward to the incredible Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming take on The Hobbit (with Jackson directing). So suffice it to say that I am now looking even more eagerly forward to my first trip to Comic Con because now I’ve gotten the news that Peter Jackson’s will be making his first SDCC/CCI appearance! And while he’s there to promote the upcoming District 9 rather than The Hobbit, I’m sure we can expect a few dropped hints and there’s also no doubt that District 9 will rock all on its own.

Here’s confirmation from UPI.com:

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 8 (UPI) — New Zealand-born filmmaker Peter Jackson says he plans to make his first appearance at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month.

He said he is attending to support TriStar Pictures’ “District 9,” a movie he produced.

Jackson’s previous film credits include “The Frighteners,” “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong.”

The “District 9” panel discussion is to take place in the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall H July 24. Jackson will speak on the panel with the film’s director, Neill Blomkamp, and star, Sharlto Copley, Sony Pictures Entertainment said in a news release.

“After all these years, I’m thrilled that I finally have the opportunity to visit San Diego for Comic-Con,” Jackson said in a statement. “I am especially excited that I am attending to support ‘District 9.’ Neill is a tremendously talented young director and he’s made an extraordinary film, so it was important to me to come to San Diego to spread the word. I look forward to attending my first ever Comic-Con and I know that those who visit us on July 24 in Hall H will be in for quite a ride.”

“District 9” is slated for release in U.S. theaters Aug. 14.