Toronto ComiCon

GET READY, TORONTO!

On the weekend of March 9th and 10th, Toronto plays host to the TORONTO COMICON, a show featuring some of the most awesome guests from comics, film, television and beyond! Patrick Stewart? Jonathan Frakes? LeVar Burton? YUP. Them and the whole Star Trek TNG cast! Sean Astin! Michael Hogan! And that’s only from the realm of TV and film celebrities. Amazing comic guests include Joe Jusko, Katie Cook and Ty Templeton!

And we’ll be there too! If you’re looking for awesome figures and collectibles, be sure to swing by BOOTH 622, where we’ve got six tables full of awesome figures, plush toys, games and statues. It’s going to be rad and we can’t wait to see you!

For more info, visit the official site!

COME SEE US AT FAN EXPO 2012!

In Toronto?  Heading to Fan Expo Canada 2012?  COME TO OUR TABLE!

We’ll be at Booth 1215, offering some fantastic deals on the best of the best figures and collectibles. Everything from The Avengers to Portal 2, from Batman to Transformers, from GI Joe to Masters of the Universe. If you’re a fan–and we know you are– you should definitely stop by and pick something up. We’ll be set up every day, Thursday through Sunday.  Introduce yourself and we will give you some candy!   Yes, sweet, sweet candy.  Forget what your parents said about strangers giving you candy.  We’re not strangers!  See you there!

On a side note, if you placed an online order from August 21st to 26th, your order will only be processed and shipped out on Monday, August 27th when we return from the show.  If you have any email question, we will be answering them after the show closes each night.  Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you.

candy for fan expo

Montreal Super-Mega Charity Comicon November 13 – 14 2010

The Montreal Super-Mega Charity Comic Book Convention is the first of a planned series of events featuring comic books, sci-fi, anime, manga, toys, cards, original art and artists, all working together to raise funds for charity.

The goal of the Montreal Super-Mega Charity Comic Con is to help others less fortunate: 50% of all admission ticket sales will be donated to the Pediatric Oncology Unit of the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

GUEST OF HONOUR:

Richard Comely, legendary creator of Captain Canuck, has generously agreed to design a special edition poster exclusively for this convention.

Rebecca Staab. Most recently seen on Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives, The Mentalist, CSI and The Cleaner, Rebecca Staab starred in the original (cult) film version of THE FANTASTIC FOUR (1994) as Susan Storm, The Invisible Girl.

Sofia Shinas. Canadian actress Sofia made her film debut as Shelley Webster in the 1994 thriller “The Crow”. She appeared in the TV series “The Outer Limits” and “The Hunger” and co-starred in “Terminal Velocity”, “Hourglass” and “Dilemna”.

Brenda Bakke. Guest spot in the TV series “Star Trek:The Next Generation”, Brenda was featured on “Hot Shots! Part Deux”, as Selena Coombs in “American Gothic” and as Lana Turner on “L.A. Confidential”.

Jennifer Korbin. Model, actress and host, Jennifer was feaatured in shows like “Action”, “Suddenly Susan”, “Son of the Beach”, and “West Wing”. She currently stars as Lacey in the Cinemax After Dark series “Lingerie”.

Show Date:  November 13-14, 2010

Holiday Inn
6700 Trans Canada Hwy
Pointe Claire,  Quebec
H9R 1C2  Canada

Tickets are $10.00 or $18.99 for a 2-day pass and you can order them or just check out the site at CharityComicCon.com! See you there!

If you can’t make it, you can still donate to the charity by visiting their website!

The Montreal ToyCon Recap by Board To Death!

Did you miss Sunday’s MONTREAL TOY CON? Or maybe you attended the action figure fest but want to relive some of the memories from a time when you were surrounded by the best and brightest of Montreal’s collecting scene? Well, then you’re in luck! Because Board to Death just did a little story about the convention, which you can find right here:

There was a lot of different vintage and new toys for all collectors.  Here are some photos of the Montreal ToyCon held in October 2010.   We plan to have another show in Spring of 2011….we hope to see you all there….

Back from the Toronto Comicon….

CN Tower in TorontoAnother convention in the books…and we are freakin’ exhausted.  It was a disaster from the day we got into Toronto.   We got to the Toronto Metro Convention Center at 7:30 am and didn’t  get inside until 10:15 am.  Nothing was going right.   The show opened to the public at 11:00 am and we finally finished setting up at 2:30 pm in the afternoon.  We had no sales until then.  We forgot our product scanner back home and could not hook up our POS (point of sale) system.  At the end of the show, we were the last ones out.  We finally got back home at 2:30 am in the morning.  Didn’t know that taking a Red Bull would keep me up all night long!

On the plus side, we met several regular customers at our booth and schmoozed with some costumed chicks and dudes.  It was not a good show…but we tried our best to have fun.

We don’t plan to return to this show.  However, we do plan to be at the FanExpo 2010 in August.  Our man….Stan Lee will be there signing.   We hope to see you there!

Stan Lee

Montreal Comic Con

A one-day Comic-Con will be held at Place Bonaventure on Sunday, December 6th 2009.

The confirmed guests: Colleen Clinkenbeard and Monica Rial (voice actresses in anime movies) and Lloyd Kaufman (American independent film director, producer and actor).

More guests will be announced soon.

Sunday, December 6th, from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Place Bonaventure, room 200-N
800, rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H5A 1K6

As a prequel to this convention, please make sure to drop by the Montreal ToyCon which will be held on Sunday, October 18th, 2009. Click the banner below for more information:
montreal comic con

The New York Comic Con Review pt.1- WONDER WOMAN: THE MOVIE

From February 6th to the 8th, New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center played host to the New York Comic Con, one of the largest pop culture festival/conventions in the United States and an all-around awesome time for fans and professionals alike. I was able to head down there for the weekend and I had a blast.

There was something for everyone: whether you’re a fan of Battlestar Galactica or Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Both Joss Whedon and Tara Strong were present, the former to promote Dollhouse and the latter to promote her novels), Batman or Bakugan, or even something that doesn’t start with a ‘B’, you could find it at the convention. There will be a ton of pics to come, but for the moment, there’s one event that took place on the first night that definitely deserves a mention here and was of huge importance to a ton of fans of a hero who hasn’t gotten her due.

On Friday the 6th, the World Premiere of the new Wonder Woman film went down at the New York Comic Con, hosted by a panel including writer Michael Jelenic, director Lauren Montgomery and the legendary Bruce Timm (best known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series). I had been lucky enough to be given tickets, and to be quite honest, I probably wouldn’t have gone had I not been invited. Wonder Woman is a character who has never been given a definitive origin story, and who has frequently been cast aside while Batman and Superman got the glory.

Well no more!

When I say that this movie is awesome, it’s really an understatement. It’s not only a brilliant take on the origin of Wonder Woman and the Amazons, but it’s a great story that makes the character into a strong, powerful woman without a hint of stereotypical ‘man-hating’, and keeps the idea that she is a fish-out-of-water in the mortal world without falling into naivete. The dialogue is snappy, the action intense (and I mean intense–this is stuff that you don’t usually see in the DCU) and the voice talent is perfect, featuring Keri Russell, fan-fave Nathan Fillion, Oliver Platt and more. Amazing stuff.

The DVD and Blu-Ray are out on March 3rd, 2009, as we were frequently reminded by panel host Greg Noveck (he also offered the handy mnemonic that 03/03/09 can be recalled as ‘3×3=9′, so carry that with you).

If you’ve enjoyed the DC Animated series’ and features thus far, you will NOT want to miss this. They have finally done justice to the iconic character. Check it out!

NEXT TIME: Con pics and reviews! Plus info on the latest action figures and toys!