SDCC 2013 Archive

  • Previews is one of the catch-all booths at any event. They’re a multifaceted distributor, covering everything from PVC to action figures to larger scale statues. So of course they had a ton on display at San Diego Comic Con, one of the biggest events of the year! Okay, it is the biggest convention, but not the biggest toy convention–that honor goes to Toy Fair. They surprisingly had a good chunk of Good Smile & co prototypes on hand, including Nendoroid Chariot and Wing’s Devil Cheerleader (who we saw at Anime Expo). There were also a few Evangelion Real Action Heroes, Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Justice League, The Walking Dead figures, and tons more so check them all out after the jump! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Previews Booth Overview

    Previews is one of the catch-all booths at any event. They’re a multifaceted distributor, covering everything from PVC to action figures to larger scale statues. So of course they had a ton on display at San Diego Comic Con, one of the biggest events of the year! Okay, it is the biggest convention, but not the biggest toy convention–that honor goes to Toy Fair. They surprisingly had a good chunk of Good Smile & co prototypes on hand, including Nendoroid Chariot and Wing’s Devil Cheerleader (who we saw at Anime Expo). There were also a few Evangelion Real Action Heroes, Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ Justice League, The Walking Dead figures, and tons more so check them all out after the jump! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • Aliens and Predators and Power Rangers, oh my! We have already shown you the Sailor Moon and DragonballĀ Z goodies on display at Bluefin’s (Bandai’s US distributor) booth this SDCC, but of course they brought a veritable motherload of figures to taunt us with. Because let’s face it, no matter how much we want 20 aliens to display terrorizing our figure collection it’s just not a wallet-friendly option. Aside from the licenses already mentioned they had more of their awesome S.HMonsterArts from the Godzila movies (along with King Kong!), which I am an absolute sucker for since I grew up watching them. Also, tons of unintentionally hilarious shots of innocent bystanders checking out the toys. The girl who looks like she’s about to eat the Godzila tentacle kills me every time. [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Bluefin Booth Overview

    Aliens and Predators and Power Rangers, oh my! We have already shown you the Sailor Moon and DragonballĀ Z goodies on display at Bluefin’s (Bandai’s US distributor) booth this SDCC, but of course they brought a veritable motherload of figures to taunt us with. Because let’s face it, no matter how much we want 20 aliens to display terrorizing our figure collection it’s just not a wallet-friendly option. Aside from the licenses already mentioned they had more of their awesome S.HMonsterArts from the Godzila movies (along with King Kong!), which I am an absolute sucker for since I grew up watching them. Also, tons of unintentionally hilarious shots of innocent bystanders checking out the toys. The girl who looks like she’s about to eat the Godzila tentacle kills me every time. [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • DRAGON DRAGON, ROCK THE DRAGON DRAGONBALLLLLL ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Now that the opening (English) song is stuck in your head, let’s drool over figures of everyone’s favorite nostalgic shonen show. Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Trunks, Android 18… they’re all here! Oh and… THE DRAGON. Shenlong, though his sign here has him named Shenron. That’s right, you can have a fully poseable dragon to grant your figure collection wishes. It’s a dream come true! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Bandai’s Dragonball Z S.H.Figuarts

    DRAGON DRAGON, ROCK THE DRAGON DRAGONBALLLLLL ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Now that the opening (English) song is stuck in your head, let’s drool over figures of everyone’s favorite nostalgic shonen show. Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Trunks, Android 18… they’re all here! Oh and… THE DRAGON. Shenlong, though his sign here has him named Shenron. That’s right, you can have a fully poseable dragon to grant your figure collection wishes. It’s a dream come true! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • Bandai has an official US representative at San Diego Comic Con, Bluefin, so it’s no surprise that they brought some of their newer figures to the convention. More surprising was that they brought BRAND new figures–prototypes, in fact! The whole line of Sailor Moon S.H.Figuarts, from the painted Sailor Moon & Sailor Mercury to the sculpted Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter. Sailor Mars’ hair seems to have undergone a bit of damage on the flight over, but she’s still looking fierce! In fact all of them are simply awesome, and I can’t wait to see the core group completed. I especially can’t wait until they get back to the Chibi-Arts… *cough*workmoreonthoseBandai*cough* [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Bandai’s Sailor Moon S.H.Figuarts

    Bandai has an official US representative at San Diego Comic Con, Bluefin, so it’s no surprise that they brought some of their newer figures to the convention. More surprising was that they brought BRAND new figures–prototypes, in fact! The whole line of Sailor Moon S.H.Figuarts, from the painted Sailor Moon & Sailor Mercury to the sculpted Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter. Sailor Mars’ hair seems to have undergone a bit of damage on the flight over, but she’s still looking fierce! In fact all of them are simply awesome, and I can’t wait to see the core group completed. I especially can’t wait until they get back to the Chibi-Arts… *cough*workmoreonthoseBandai*cough* [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • We have already shown you the Bombshells at DC’s San Diego Comic Con booth this year (and to be perfectly honest, those are the only things I care about!) but of course there were many more goodies to behold. Okay, I lied, there is one other thing I care about–a certain Swamp Thing. A majestic, beautiful Swamp Thing that I definitely have to own. There’s also statues, action figures, Batman, Harley Quinn, the Joker and…. no Superman in sight?! Check them all out in the gallery! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: DC Collectibles Booth Overview

    We have already shown you the Bombshells at DC’s San Diego Comic Con booth this year (and to be perfectly honest, those are the only things I care about!) but of course there were many more goodies to behold. Okay, I lied, there is one other thing I care about–a certain Swamp Thing. A majestic, beautiful Swamp Thing that I definitely have to own. There’s also statues, action figures, Batman, Harley Quinn, the Joker and…. no Superman in sight?! Check them all out in the gallery! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • DC Collectibles had their whole Bombshells line on display at San Diego Comic Con: Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Batgirl, and their newest addition Black Canary! They started out strong and while I feel they floundered a bit in the middle I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m so in love with their interpretation of Dinah I want to run away with her and elope and move to a Swiss chateau. I think as individual pieces they’re lovely, but they really shine as a group: they’re just so different from everything else on the market (statues, vinyl and PVC included) that they really pop in a group. I’ve got Pokemon syndrome going on: gotta catch ’em all! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: DC Collectibles’ Bombshells

    DC Collectibles had their whole Bombshells line on display at San Diego Comic Con: Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Batgirl, and their newest addition Black Canary! They started out strong and while I feel they floundered a bit in the middle I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m so in love with their interpretation of Dinah I want to run away with her and elope and move to a Swiss chateau. I think as individual pieces they’re lovely, but they really shine as a group: they’re just so different from everything else on the market (statues, vinyl and PVC included) that they really pop in a group. I’ve got Pokemon syndrome going on: gotta catch ’em all! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • Pacific Rim: robots, awesome monsters, hot guys without shirts, shoutouts to anime. It’s every nerd’s dream! Despite medicore box office opening numbers it’s become a fan sensation almost immediately, so it’s no surprise that tons of figures from it are popping up at SDCC (which, of course, means that they started working on them well before the movie hit theaters). Sideshow, the master of big, hulking & awesome statues, has four from the movie already in the works! Two robots (Gipsy Danger & Striker Eureka) and two monsters (Knifehead & Slattern). Of course I am all about the monsters, especially Knifehead who is already up for order. That price, ouch! But I must have him! Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Sideshow Collectibles’ Pacific Rim Statues

    Pacific Rim: robots, awesome monsters, hot guys without shirts, shoutouts to anime. It’s every nerd’s dream! Despite medicore box office opening numbers it’s become a fan sensation almost immediately, so it’s no surprise that tons of figures from it are popping up at SDCC (which, of course, means that they started working on them well before the movie hit theaters). Sideshow, the master of big, hulking & awesome statues, has four from the movie already in the works! Two robots (Gipsy Danger & Striker Eureka) and two monsters (Knifehead & Slattern). Of course I am all about the monsters, especially Knifehead who is already up for order. That price, ouch! But I must have him! Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • The first time Stephen and I did any in-person event coverage it was Toy Fair 2009, and our first booth was Kotobukiya’s. Back then their only Star Wars merchandise was their awesome lightsaber chopsticks: while those are still in production, they’ve come a long way! This year at SDCC they had a staggering number of figures from the franchise. Everything from pretty girls to monsters! They had the full art for Mara Jade’s Bishoujo along with Jaina Solo (review)–I wonder how long it will take Mara to get sculpted? They had some of their older statues, like the amazing Darth Maul, and they also premiered their NYCC 2013 exclusive: R2-Q5! D’aww, evil robots. Last but most definitely not least is the announcement of several A New Hope ArtFX+ figures: Luke, Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Figures

    The first time Stephen and I did any in-person event coverage it was Toy Fair 2009, and our first booth was Kotobukiya’s. Back then their only Star Wars merchandise was their awesome lightsaber chopsticks: while those are still in production, they’ve come a long way! This year at SDCC they had a staggering number of figures from the franchise. Everything from pretty girls to monsters! They had the full art for Mara Jade’s Bishoujo along with Jaina Solo (review)–I wonder how long it will take Mara to get sculpted? They had some of their older statues, like the amazing Darth Maul, and they also premiered their NYCC 2013 exclusive: R2-Q5! D’aww, evil robots. Last but most definitely not least is the announcement of several A New Hope ArtFX+ figures: Luke, Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • Kotobukiya used to fill their event booths up mainly with anime figures, but recently their US booths have focused more and more on US licenses–which obviously seems like a natural change. But at big events like SDCC where they have a ton of space they bust out the anime ladies (and guys!). This time around they had three of my favorite figures from them this year: Mistral, Asuna (review) and Asuka, along with a lot of the ArtFX J line. Yugi (review), Dark Magician (review), Joey, Vash, Kaiba (review) and Dark Magician Girl were all on display along with a few other assorted ladies. Check them out after the jump! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya’s Anime Figures

    Kotobukiya used to fill their event booths up mainly with anime figures, but recently their US booths have focused more and more on US licenses–which obviously seems like a natural change. But at big events like SDCC where they have a ton of space they bust out the anime ladies (and guys!). This time around they had three of my favorite figures from them this year: Mistral, Asuna (review) and Asuka, along with a lot of the ArtFX J line. Yugi (review), Dark Magician (review), Joey, Vash, Kaiba (review) and Dark Magician Girl were all on display along with a few other assorted ladies. Check them out after the jump! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • We covered DC, and now it’s time for their main rival: Marvel! Well, maybe rival isn’t the best word. Counterpart? Obnoxious doppelganger who they secretly love? In any case, Kotobukiya brought a TON of new Marvel figures to San Diego Comic Con: seriously, a whole lot. There was only one new DC figure, but they pulled out all the stops for Marvel. Sorry DC, you lose this round. We have two new sculpts for their brand new stylized ArtFX+ Avengers line: Black Widow and Captain America! I’m not digging Black Widow’s face, but I do like the body sculpt a lot. Then there’s a Juggernaut Fine Arts statue, who seems to be borrowing a body sculpt from their recent Hulk, along with a new X-Force Psylocke. They had a lot of their older statues on hand as well, so check them all out in the gallery! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Statues

    We covered DC, and now it’s time for their main rival: Marvel! Well, maybe rival isn’t the best word. Counterpart? Obnoxious doppelganger who they secretly love? In any case, Kotobukiya brought a TON of new Marvel figures to San Diego Comic Con: seriously, a whole lot. There was only one new DC figure, but they pulled out all the stops for Marvel. Sorry DC, you lose this round. We have two new sculpts for their brand new stylized ArtFX+ Avengers line: Black Widow and Captain America! I’m not digging Black Widow’s face, but I do like the body sculpt a lot. Then there’s a Juggernaut Fine Arts statue, who seems to be borrowing a body sculpt from their recent Hulk, along with a new X-Force Psylocke. They had a lot of their older statues on hand as well, so check them all out in the gallery! [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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