Get your geek on at the Montreal ToyCon this weekend!

That’s right, that time of year is upon us again! For those of us who need a mid-year fix before the Montreal Comiccon in spring, here’s the annual Montreal ToyCon, presented by CmdStore.com and Toys on Fire Montreal. Over 55 dealer tables will be present at this toy, comic book and sci-fi exposition.

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We’ll be holding the 2015 ToyCon at the Courtyard by Marriott Montreal Airport hotel on Sunday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is only $5 and kids under the age of five get in free! We’ll see you this Sunday at 7000 Place Robert-Joncas, accessible via the Côte Vertu metro station and bus #121 west.

For more information, like CmdStore and Toys on Fire Montreal on Facebook, or contact us at montrealtoycon@gmail.com or 514-948-2627. See you there!

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San Diego Comic Con presents the Transformers Combiner Wars Devastator exclusive

Collectors swarmed to cop the Transformers Devastator when it came out in a surprise early release not too long ago, and now we’ve got an exclusive version for only the choicest of devotees! Here’s the Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Titan Class Exclusive Devastator, made especially for the 2015 San Diego Comic Con. Even if you weren’t able to fly south for the huge Con, we’ve got you covered with all of the goodies!

Hasbro outdo themselves with this smattering of Constructicons, featuring six Voyager Class Constructicon figures and four Devastator weapons and armor accessories. Combine the Constructicon Hook, Constructicon Long Haul, Constructicon Bonecrusher, Constructicon Scavenger, Constructicon Scrapper and Constructicon Mixmaster figures to build the giant, deadly Devastator!

Oh, I think I found myself a Devastator.

Oh, I think I found myself a Devastator.

Get stoked on the DC Comics Blueline Edition Batman by Jim Lee, a Comic Con exclusive!

Korean American comic book artist Jim Lee’s work on such lauded DC Comics titles as Batman: Hush and Batman: For Tomorrow is definitely unforgettable. His name is an inevitable buzzword at North America’s biggest convention, and so if you didn’t make it out to San Diego this year, we’ve got something cool for you. After all, what better way to honor this icon than with a Comic Con exclusive?

The DC Comics Blueline Edition Batman by Jim Lee honors one artist’s legendary conception of the Dark Knight. He stands six inches tall and comes in packaging featuring drawings representing the artist’s trademark style. It’s a need-to-cop for any serious Batman or Jim Lee enthusiast.

Take it or Lee-ave it.

Take it or Lee-ave it.

CmdStore is coming for you this weekend, Ottawa!

Fewer things inspire such a hallowed combination of anticipation, excitement and devotion in the hearts of geeks everywhere than convention season. Costumes are prepared, cameras are pulled out and inventories of personal toy stashes are taken in preparation for what could be called a spiritual holiday for some of us. That’s why we’re getting pretty stoked to head over to the Ottawa Comiccon this week, and naturally we don’t want you to miss out on the thrill of it all!

The spectacle will take place at Ottawa’s EY Centre from May 8 to 10, and like every other proud gathering of nerds and pop-culture enthusiasts of all kinds, it will feature vendors’ tables and cosplayers of every persuasion imaginable. And of course, there’s no leaving out the featured guests that some of you might have been waiting a lifetime to be able to behold in the flesh. Allison Mack, known for playing Chloe Sullivan on Smallville, will be in attendance.

Source: The WB/Timothy White

Source: The WB/Timothy White

You can also nab yourself a photo op with famed comic-book artist Bob Layton, known for his work on Marvel Comics titles like Iron Man and Hercules.

Source: marvel.wikia.com

Source: marvel.wikia.com

“Guest of honour” Billie Piper of Doctor Who fame is only one of the 60-odd familiar faces from the realms of your favourite movies, TV, comic books and more that will be making the pilgrimage to Ottawa this weekend.

Source: BBC

Source: BBC

Ticket information is available here, and it looks like they might even still need some volunteers. It’s not too late to plan yourself a weekend of superheroic proportions. And of course, don’t forget to stop by the CmdStore booth on your sojourn through all of the magical sights and sounds of the Ottawa Comiccon.

Snap a photo and tag @CmdStore on Twitter or @shopcmdstore on Instagram, and we’ll hook you up with a retweet and a follow.

See you there!

San Diego Comic-Con exclusive: Superman: Man of Steel statue

Another in our recently acquired set of comic-con exclusives (see others here, here and here), this black-outfitted 13-inch Superman statue is based on the iconic film Superman: Man of Steel. Man of Steel was the very first installment in the DC film universe, and was a hit at the box office, being praised for its narrative, visuals, fight scenes and re-imagining of the classic Superman character.

Just like in the movie, this rendering has Henry Cavill as Superman looking contemplative and ready to dole out justice. Caped and standing atop a pile of alabaster skulls, he is slightly turned and looking off into the distance. It’s a veritable work of art, and as a statue, it’s truly remarkable. It is a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive offering, which means a limited run and temporary availability. Snag him today!

Now let me take a trip down memory lane.

Now let me take a trip down memory lane.

Montreal to host Mini Comiccon in December

To mark the halfway point after one Montreal Comiccon and the next one, the wonderful folks who the yearly toy and fan spectacle put together the Mini Comiccon for one day during the winter. The Montreal con in particular is known for uniquely bridging the gap between the American pop-culture market and the European bande dessinée art form. Now fans have more opportunities to cosplay, purchase the comic-related stuff on their holiday lists and mingle with like-minded people!

The 2014 Mini Comiccon will be held at Montreal’s Palais de congrès on December 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $5, or free for children 12 and under. It’ll be well worth the deal to see the special guests, which will include Canadian cosplayer and glamour model Marie-Claude Bourbonnais and American comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver, known for his work on titles like Green Lantern and The Flash: Rebirth.

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Like “Mini-Comiccon de Montréal” on Facebook for more information leading up to the event!

Ottawa Pop Expo coming up this weekend!

After wrapping up a successful Montreal ToyCon this past weekend, we’re reminded that sometimes, the fun just doesn’t stop! On November 22 and 23, the Ey Centre in Ottawa will be hosting the Ottawa Pop Expo.

It’s looking to be a great one as a variety of notable and special guests will be in attendance! Among them is John Barrowman, known for his role in the BBC hit sci-fi drama Doctor Who and its spin-off, Torchwood.

Source: theguardian.com

Source: theguardian.com

Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s James Marsters will also be in attendance.

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Source: bestof.provocateuse.com

Allison Mack from Smallville will be hanging out there, too!

Source: tvguide.com

Source: tvguide.com

And don’t forget to check out the Toys on Fire/CMDStore booth while you’re there. As usual, we will be taking in the great vibes and fabulous sights with a stockpile of the latest and greatest in toys. We’re stoked to see you!