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5:30 PM on 07.28.2014

Bring home the cuddly terror: NECA's (Gremlins) Mogwai series 5 available for pre-order

While NECA's conventional Gremlins offerings seem stalled, the company showed off a FIFTH series of Mogwais at SDCC. As with series 4, the assortment features concept Mogwais originally designed for Gremlins 2: The New Batch....

Scarecroodle


3:30 AM on 07.28.2014

SDCC 2014: Diamond Select Toys

Let's keep that San Diego Comic Con train rolling along. The next booth up is Diamond Select Toys! Of all the new things I saw at this year's SDCC, DST had the thing I wanted most. Well, the thing I wanted most that I know I'...

Pedro Cortes



SDCC 2014: Mattel - Matty Collector Panel / Mattypalooza photo
SDCC 2014: Mattel - Matty Collector Panel / Mattypalooza
by Scarecroodle

The Matty Collector panel at SDCC (or "Mattypalooza") was described as featuring a lot of new Masters-related announcements and, well, little else. However, some major non-Masters news came in the form of an announcement that Matty Collector had plans to make figures based on The Real Ghostbusters cartoon which, by itself, is worth four or five average announcements.

While our on-site attendees didn't take photos during the presentation (we have a lot of booth photos, though!), fortunately Matty Collector once again uploaded the slides featured in the panel. Join me as I take a look at the announcements after the jump.

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11:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Pop Culture Shock

If you like large, well-painted figures, Pop Culture Shock may have what you need. If they don't have what you need, give them a year and see what random licenses they pick up. This year they carved out their own piece of the floor at SDCC, and marked it with some Akuma busts and a big red demon.

Tianxiao Ma

7:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - Hot Toys

Hot Toys' 1/6-scale figures were featured at Sideshow's booth as usual. This year they had a couple of vehicles, some figures from The Dark Knight and Avengers, and lots of Iron Men. So many Iron Men. You should know the drill by now: hit the jump to see my impressions and favorites.

Tianxiao Ma

7:00 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - statues and maquettes part 2

Continuing with Sideshow coverage, here's the rest of their licensed statues and maquettes. Star Wars characters featured heavily, as did Marvel. The booth also had a smattering of horror and other movie characters. Most of the experience is about simply gaping in awe at the larger scale figures (especially the legendary scale ones). Click through for the gallery!

Tianxiao Ma



Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya - Star Wars photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya - Star Wars
by Scarecroodle

At a convention not so long ago in a country far, far away (unless you live in Japan)...

STAR WARS: COVERAGE XXI

The Kotobukiya Alliance has taken refuge at Summer WonFes to escape the storm trooper army at SDCC. Thus does a lonely group of mostly unpainted Rebels slowly bide its time on display at WonFes, waiting for a chance to strike back at the evil Empire...

Now that the non-scrolling recap is out of the way, Kobotukiya had a few of its pre-painted, snap-together Star Wars model kids on display at WonFes. The roster notably included an unpainted Luke Skywalker (Tantooine), Leia, Chewbacca, and Han Solo. While the painted versions of Han and Chewbacca were on display at SDCC, Luke and Leia were completely absent from San Diego.

Be sure to check out the gallery.

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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: figma photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: figma
by Scarecroodle

[UPDATE: Was pointed out that the figure next to the Thinker might just be an unpainted version rather than Michelangelo's David]

Spartans, great works of art, little vampires, and alien-hybrid super soldiers were just some of the figmas on display at Summer WonFes. These items included Rodan's The Thinker which, like figma Indiana Jones, belong in a museum.

The Thinker might raise a 'WTF flag' in the minds of at least a few people, but I mostly see the possibilities: a figma Statue of Liberty, a figma Sphinx, a figma Christ the Redeemer, and a figma Venus de Milo (okay, maybe not that last one!). Otherwise, The Thinker is a neat choice given that he's occasionally been parodied as coming to life in cartoons and the such.

The rest of the display included an unpainted Leonidas (300), painted Shinobu (Bakemonogatari), unpainted Solid Snake, Guyver, a thing or two I didn't recognize, and then a bunch of items already up for pre-order including figma Motoko. Check them out in the gallery.

Finally, on a bitter final note, it looks like the Conan Edogawa definitely won't receive any articulation. I was holding out hope that they just hadn't worked the jointing in rather than leaving him as a static figurine which appears to be the case. I guess I can always hope for a Nendoroid, though.

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12:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - statues and maquettes part 1

If I could own an entire booth at this year's Comic Con, I think Sideshow's would be it. Their stuff appeals to the sci-fi, movie, and sexy women fan in my. Sorry anime fan Tian, you're not getting catered to here. "Vast" wou...

Tianxiao Ma

2:00 AM on 07.27.2014

[Updated] Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Announcement wall

[List updated!] Good Smile Company's favorite way of late to announce new products at Wonder Festival is to put up a wall full of new figure announcements. There are a lot of things to be excited about about so take a moment to look over the photos in the gallery. Follow the jump for the list!

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:50 PM on 07.26.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Nendoroid Batman, figma Leonidas and more

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer is here and Good Smile Company hit the ground running. We've got our first good look at the Nendoroid Batman that they hinted at and it looks quite good. Looks like he'll come with a Bat Signa...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



10:11 PM on 07.26.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Nendoroid Elsa from Frozen

Wonder Festival always delivers great news to toy collectors. Well, Good Smile Company had a great surprise! They will be making a Nendoroid of Elsa from Disney's Frozen. Photos weren't allowed, not that this will stop everyo...

Vanessa Cubillo