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    The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    Hello folks! I'm here in my room at the Sofia Hotel down in Downtown San Diego (I almost said Disney) to enjoy the San Diego International Comic-Con, celebrating the popular arts.

    I didn't take TOO many photos today as it was preview night and I was spending more time getting things ready to go, but I'll share with you what I DO have.

    But first, some fine notes:

    • The event began in 1970 with 300 attendees in the basement of the US Grant Hotel in Downtown San Diego
    • This is the 38th Comic-Con International and is the largest comic book and pop culture event in North America.
    • Comic-Con utilizes the ENTIRE San Diego Convention Center including 460,000 square feet of exhibit space and two floors of meeting space.
    • Comic-Con features all major comic book publishers, major toy and gaming companies, movie studios and much more.



    And with that, I'm going to start the thread! Anyone else who wants to contribute in this is certainly welcome to! I'm gonna go work on photos now so hang in there!


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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    Woo-hoo! I have been waiting for this thread to get going.

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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    WEDNESDAY. JULY 25, 2007. PREVIEW NIGHT. 6-9pm.

    I drove down from Orange County to San Diego on a beautiful day.




    And it took me about 2 hours to get down because of some unnecessary traffic.


    But I finally arrived at my destination. The Sofia Hotel.




    The first thing to do after checking in was to get my badge.



    And once you GET your badge, you wait in line to get IN to the convention floor's preview night.

    The line.








    And though I came alone, it isn't hard to bump into a few familiar faces. Without even a phone call, I ran into ELEVEN buddies of mine, all randomly. We all knew we'd be down here but it's easier to explore on your own and the meet up for food and drinks later.



    EXHIBITION FLOOR
    The floor is the only thing open on preview night and I didn't get to see much at as I was waiting in line after line trying to obtain the convention exclusives.

    Some full size Muppets that will be available eventually. I think Kermit is already on sale.




    If you liked my Adidas TRON shoes, then you may like the Reebok VOLTRON shoes!

    "Am I hallucinating or do I see voltron shoes?!" ~random nerd passerbyer



    The classic Batmobile!






    Disney's Pirate booth setup. I'll have to check it out later.




    New Line's Golden Compass display




    A new breed of Simpsons collectible:





















    MORE PICS TO COME...


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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    MEZCO TOYS

    One of the exclusive items I just HAD to buy was the Goonies 1:1 replica of the Copper Bones Key for $20.




    Another Mezco exclusive is South Park's Professor Chaos.




    Underdog toys are on the way...




    Hellboy figure:



    Exclusive Abe Sapien figure




    Towlie







    The upcoming series of Family Guy figures, due in September






    After a long time of nothing, Goonies finally gets their own Action Figure line.







    NECA TOYS
    Another toy company to watch is NECA. I stopped by to help Mellonballer out with a few figures. An exclusive Leonidas from 300, and a Vampire Jack Skellington (sorry, no photo).

    Resevoir Dogs



    Castlevania



    New series of Nightmare Before Christmas!
    Jack at desk



    More monsters!






    The exclusive Leonidas.



    Harry Potter Dolls



    Harry Potter book..



    From the action figure line...









    Harry upclose and personal



    Bust of Jack




    MORE TO COME...


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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    Great stuff I loved seeing the Castlevania figures. Did you get a pic of the Succubus? Its a shame that its the last of the Nightmare Before Christmas figures after wave 6 (the one pictured).

    Thanks again for stopping by at NECA's booth and getting the figures for me.
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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    Preview Night continued...

    They actually hired a one legged girl model to do this....



    NBC has a booth for the first time.




    Random statue




    SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES
    Maker of fine Star Wars products, Sideshow Collectibles just aquired the license for Indiana Jones and the Godfather. Good times indeed!

    Here's a fancy Iron Man they have made.



    New 12" Bespin Luke will be pre-ordering in early August.




    Snow bunny Padme Amidala is also forthcoming.




    And then I went to Wendy's. Holy Geez!



    But hey... if Zagat likes it...




    And then I went to Ralph's to get some bottled water for the room. But found these on the shelf.



    I think we've hit a new low, people.



    I went to look for some Steel Reserve and WHOA they had it! But this sign was placed in front.




    Oh and outside I saw Jess Harnell just hanging out. I haven't seen him personally since 2003 so it was cool to catch up again. (he's the voice of Wakko from Animaniacs, and Iron Hide and Barricade from the Transformers Movie. He said they're talking part 2 AND 3).


    Sucks for Eddie Winslow.



    And that's all for night #1!!!! Time for bed.


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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    Get some sleep. Hasbro awaits.

    The one-legged Cherry Darling model? Awesome

    Running into the voice of Wakko Warner at random? Cool

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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    If you look for a girl cosplaying as Alice in Wonderland, that that's littlecricket.

    Just a heads up for you.

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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    Make sure you pre order your Ilum Padme from Sideshow toys. Its up for preorder now.

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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    Great report so far, makes me excited to leave myelf tonight.

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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    THanks for the pics. One of these days I will actually make it down there. Funny since I work in a comic store too. This year neither of us are going to make it. And this is only Preview Night? I would be happy just seeing that. Looks like enough stuff to see and buy right there. I don't know if I could make through every day. My wallet isn't that big.

    The Hagrid Action figure is now being shipped from Big Bad Toy Store dot com. The Monster Book of Monsters is sold out just about everywhere but I found one at Geeks Store and it is in the mail.
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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    Great pics. I love the Goonies stuff. Can't wait for more pictures. And I can't wait to see what Indy 4 stuff they are going to have on friday.

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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    It'd be fun if ALL of you were able to make it one of these days! Micechat could probably pre-book a huge block of rooms too!


    Some pics from THURSDAY


    My hotel:



    The 7 minute walk to the convention center



    tada!



    sooooo many people



    Thursday is the official first day of the convention and that's when you see the costumes start to come out of the woodwork!



    At the hasbro booth, a lot more teasing about Indiana Jones...



    This case will probably be where the new figures will be featured:



    G.I.Joe celebrates its 25th anniversary. This comic-con exclusive 'pimp' Destro is COMPLETELY SOLD OUT FOR THE ENTIRE CONVENTION now. I was too late to aquire mine.



    Firefly is one of my favorite classic Joe characters and he'll be coming out this year.



    Shipwreck is another classic character waiting to be released.


    MORE TO COME....
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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    Awesome Pics!!!!

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    Re: The Road to San Diego: A 2007 Comic-Con Photo Report

    Is there such thing as a rich Disney fan? Because obviously... if they were rich, they'd have a ton of this stuff and no money left!

    Here's a sampling of what's coming out that Disney fans will want to keep an eye out for.


    MASTER REPLICAS

    Donald Duck



    Minnie Mouse



    Jiminy Cricket and Winnie the Pooh



    Mickey Mouse



    1:1 scale Rocketeer helmet



    Pinocchio marionette



    Mouseketeers hat and an Ariel sculpture



    Tinkerbell




    Close-ups of some of the life photo muppets. Here's Gonzo



    Animal, which is up for pre-order now. master replicas is the company name.



    Fozzie Bear won't be available for pre-order until spring. Kermit is currently available.





    Fan of PIXAR'S CARS? I certainly am. Here's a look at what's coming out..
    Dinoco 400 box set



    Circus bugs! Why'd it have to be circus bugs??



    Some new cars in this shot:



    The twins, Fred... they're all comin




    YIKES! that's a lot of race cars!



    Hummer and a new Sarge



    Dinoco Helicopter is viewable in this shot



    Official Pace Car



    Cactus McQueen and Ghostlight Ramone



    Wait... are these all Wal-Mart exclusives???




    Close up on some race cars



    Apple car!













    Mattel's look back at He-Man




    Back at Sideshow Collectibles, some Pirates of the Caribbean merchandise are on display. These will be available for pre-order next month.



    12 inch Keira Knightly will be $135



    Sao Feng is also $135






    More still to come!


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