At SDCC, Hasbro debuted some gorgeous new Transformers toys– and we have a first look
Early in the morning of every first official day of San Diego Comic-Con, the Hasbro Toy Company delights the press with a promise of food and toys. This year, they delivered a veritable buffet of both; so much so that I didn’t know exactly where to start.
Even before the start of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con Preview Night, DC Collectibles released a startling amount of information regarding their upcoming statue and figure lines. So, when it came around to the next day’s DC Collectibles panel attended by moderator Paul Malmont, Art Director Travis Hastback, artist Joe Ledbetter, artist Chrissie Zullo, Executive Creative Director Jim Fletcher, Special Makeup Effects Artist Rick Baker, and sculptor Paul Harding, much of the information they discussed was more of a reiteration from the day prior.
Unable to wait for the start of San Diego Comic-Con, DC Collectibles has just announced new additions to their ever-growing library of figurines and statues. Headlining this news are three statues to be released based off the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures’ Aquaman film. Each one will be based off the actors’ portrayal of the comic book characters; Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Amber Heard’s Mera, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta. Each will be done in great detail and stand at 12” tall. They are expected to hit store shelves November 2018, a month before the movie’s December 21st release date.
The two-pack will feature characters played by Allison Brie and Betty Gilpin on the Netflix series.
Sometimes movies do sell comics.
Once again, I attended Toy Fair, and wandered every aisle! I didn’t visit every showroom, since some required appointments, or weren’t that interesting, but I made a point to visit those with comics licensees, as well as geeky fun! Here’s my photo blog, in four parts, with a few company-specific reports for those with LOTS […]
Years ago, the late/great writer Dwayne McDuffie recounted how despite being an incredible ratings success, the Static Shock cartoon was unable to attract toy companies or other licensors. I’m guessing there were certain higher-ups who couldn’t fathom an African-American teen superhero having mass appeal regardless of race (probably someone with a similar mindset who more […]
Those of you who have been wondering how there was room in the pop culture firmament for both a car that turns into a giant yellow robot named Bumblebee, and a young African American girl who dresses as a bee also called Bumblebee…well this golden age is at an end. Hasbro seeks to clamp down […]
Just like the fortified walls of Mordor, one doesn’t simply walk through the San Diego Comic-Con exhibit floor. If you find yourself however either a hobbit or an avid collector of merch, this veritable lair of slow moving traffic and obstacles made from oversized bags and motorized-chairs will be of no deterrent. One such booth […]