It is San Diego Comic Con time again, and as always Cool Toy Review, and our sister site Rebelscum, are bringing you up to the second coverage of the event. Like the the last couple of years, this year's coverage will be broken down by company to make it easier for you to follow the companies you collect. Simply scroll down and find the companies you like and you'll find the latest update on the top of the list!
Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt, Chris Holoka, and Rich Alot.
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This year's coverage comes courtesy of our friends at NECA
The DC Collectibles Booth
The next gallery to be added to our 2012 San Diego Comic-Con coverage is of everything on display in the DC Collectibles booth. Follow the above link to take a closer look at all they were showing the attendees.
DC Collectibles Special Sneak Peek At Comic-Con
DC Collectibles hosted an intimate gathering a couple of blocks away from the convention center before Preview Night to give a special exclusive look at some of the collectibles they would be revealing at Comic-Con as well as show off some more stuff that won't be revealed quite as soon. Click through to find out more!
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS & PREVIEWS
The Diamond Select Toys Booth
The next gallery in our 2012 San Diego Comic-Con looks at some of the more ghoulish pieces on display in the Diamond Select Toys booth. Follow the above link to check it out if you dare. Follow this link to see the Star Wars collectibles on display at this booth on Rebelscum.
Diamond Distribution's Previews Booth
Quite a variety of toys and licenses over at the Diamond Distribution booth - everything from My Little Pony and Disney to The Walking Dead and DC/Marvel superheroes. Check them all out in the photo gallery.
The eFX Collectibles Booth
While in past years, the eFX Collectibles booth was pretty Star Wars heavy, for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con there was plenty other cool things displayed including some swell Battlestar Galactica, Men In Black, and Avengers 1:1 Scale replicas. Follow the link above to check it out and head over to Rebelscum for two more galleries that are a bit more Forceful.
The Factory Entertainment Booth
We can find a hundred ways to introduce Factory Entertainment as our next 2012 San Diego Comic-Con image gallery, but we are happy to say they had us at The Beatles. 'Nuff said. Follow the link above to check out all their very cool Beatles stuff and everything else on display that isn't all about the Beatles.
GENTLE GIANT LTD
Another Look At Gentle Giant
We took one final look at the Gentle Giant Ltd. booth at SDCC to shoot the other sides of their display that featured some upcoming products, a piece that you'll likely never get a chance at buying, the final two pieces in a beloved line, and all the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives they are offering. Click through for the gallery and information and follow this link to see the Star Wars collectibles on display at this booth on Rebelscum.
Gentle Giant's 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Marvel Display
Our 2012 SDCC coverage continues with a look at the Marvel Universe collectibles on display at the Gentle Giant booth. Follow this link to check it out.
Gentle Giant Reveals Honey-Trap & More At Comic-Con
Gentle Giant had some of their Hobbit and Marvel collectibles on display along with the first look at their upcoming Honey-Trap 1/4 scale statue collection that takes us one step further than their very successful and highly acclaimed Sucker Punch statue line. Follow this link to check it out.
Photo Archive: SDCC Exclusive Kim Arashikage / Jinx Figures
A character that deserved a modern-style update and the way to describe how a lot of us were left feeling trying to buy one at Comic-Con, Hasbro’s Jinx (Kim Arashikage) has been added to our photo archive. The G.I. Joe ninja comes in both her classically inspired red shinobi shozoku as well as variant white version without a mask and hood.
Closer Look At G.I. Joe
We went back to Hasbro's 2012 San Diego Comic-Con booth to shoot a new closer look gallery of all the G.I. Joe toys on display. Follow the above link to check them all out!
Marvel Legends Wrecker
The last figure to be added to the Hasbro's Marvel display was added on Sunday morning. Click the thumbnails above to check out the Wrecker figure.
The Hasbro Marvel Comic-Con Panel Report
Get the complete rundown on everything that was revealed in Saturday's Hasbro Marvel toy panel here at the San Diego Comic-Con!
Hasbro's Booth Update
We went back to the Hasbro booth on Saturday morning to get the Avengers added to our SDCC coverage and we were just in time to get turn around shots of the latest Marvel Legends reveal. Follow this link to check out the gallery that has many shots of the Jim Lee Jean Grey figure!
More Figures Added To Hasbro's SDCC Marvel Display
In an effort to constantly add new stuff to their display, the Marvel team at Hasbro added Savage She-Hulk and Hit Monkey to the Marvel Legends display on Friday morning. They also added a new Elektra and an awesome Mysterio to the Marvel Universe display. Click through to check them out.
A Closer Look At Hasbro's 2012 SDCC Marvel Display
Once the doors opened for the first full day of the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, we headed back to the Marvel section of the Hasbro booth for a few closer looks at the figures on display. Follow the above link to check it out. Follow this link to see the Star Wars collectibles on display at this booth on Rebelscum.
Hasbro Shows Off New Marvel Figures At Comic-Con
There were a whole pile of new figures and toy from the Marvel, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, and Transformers in the Hasbro booth and we've got a good overview gallery of it all. Follow this link to check it out what was on display on Preview Night.
Kid Robot San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Photo Gallery
The trendy Kid Robot didn't have much in the way of new or upcoming items on their shelves, but what they did have is certainly worth checking out in our Kid Robot photo gallery. Love that Matt Groening figure!
We paid a visit to our friends at Kotobukiya on Saturday morning and took a tour of their booth. Click through for images and details on what they are showing collectors for the first time. Follow this link to see the Star Wars collectibles on display at this booth on Rebelscum.
Photo Archive: SDCC Exclusive Tekken Alisa Bishoujo Statue
We've added the first of Kotobukiya's three 2012 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives to our Photo Archive. Follow this link to check out the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Mishima Zaibatsu designated colours version of their Tekken Alisa Bosconovich Bishoujo statue and stay tuned for the Storm exclusive to be entered next!
Photo Archive: SDCC Exclusive White Costume Storm Bishoujo
The second of Kotobukiya's three 2012 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives to be added to our Photo Archive is the white costume version of their Marvel Universe X-Men Storm Bishoujo statue. Follow the above link to have a closer look at this cool varaint.
The Mattel Booth
Mattel flexed it muscle and showed why it was the biggest toy company in the world, captivating collectors and kids alike, at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Matty’s Masters of the Universe Classics line continues with strong collector support, while it’s Monster High property is a hit at retail amongst kids (and collectors). So what can you expect from Mattel for the end of 2012 and into 2013? Read on to find out.
Photo Archive: The Dark Knight Rises Bruce Wayne To Batman
Mattel's Bruce Wayne to Batman has quickly become on of our favorite San Diego Comic-Con exclusives this year. The removable, rubber batsuit has a very classic / vintage toy feel to it, while the added lights and sound on the packaging are a nice touch. See more of the figure in our photo archive and be sure to stop by Mattel's Booth (#3029) during Comic-Con to pick yours up!
Photo Archive: DC Comics Vertigo Death Figure
On a personal note, the next addition to the Mattel section of our Photo Archive is the one single 2012 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive I've been most interested in, and judging by Rich's photographs, it certainly lived up to the hype! Follow this link to have an early look at the SDCC exclusive DC Comics Vertigo Death figure.
Photo Archive: DC Universe Tiny Titans Set
The next addition to the Mattel section of our Photo Archive is the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive DC Universe Tiny Titans boxed set. Follow the above link to check it out!
Photo Archive: JLU Aquagirl, Future Static, & Micron
We have returned to the Mattel section of our Photo Archive with the addition of one of the last sets to be produced in their Justice League Unlimited collection. Follow this link to check out the Aquagirl, Future Static, & Micron three pack.
Photo Archive: JLU Wonder Woman, Mongul, & Batman
Next up in the updates to the Mattel section of our Photo Archive comes another of the final three packs from the Justice League Unlimited collection. Follow this link to check out the Wonder Woman, Mongul, & Batman set.
Photo Archive: Ghostbusters Zuul Figure
San Diego Comic-Con is still weeks away, but we've got a bunch of the exclusives early. The first to be added to the Mattel section of our Photo Archive is the cool Ghostbusters Zuul Gatekeeper of Gozer figure. Follow the above link to check it out!
NECA Reveals New Lord Of The Rings & Hobbit Figure Line
One of the new figures revealed on Thursday at the National Entertainment Collectibles Association 2012 SDCC booth is the first in a new series of 1/4 scale articulated figures based on The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit feature films. Click the thumbnails above for a closer look at the Gollum figure, which will launch the new line along with a Sméagol figure.
A Closer Look At NECA's 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Booth
Once everything was set up and open to the public, we went back to the National Entertainment Collectibles Association's 2012 SDCC booth to have a closer look at what was on display. Follow this link to check out the full gallery including images of their Aliens Hudson figure (and you better believe this won't be the only Colonial Marine you'll be seeing), the two upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger Dutch Predator figures, the BioShock Elizabeth, and much more!
NECA Reveals More Prometheus Figures At Comic-Con
NECA has revealed a whole lot of new figures in their Prometheus action figure collection at their booth at Comic-Con. Click through to check out the gallery that reveals the David, Holloway, and the Engineer Vs. Trilobite two pack, as well as the Deacon. Follow this link to check out all the Prometheus figures displayed.
Photo Archive: A Nightmare On Elm Street:The Dream Child Freddy Krueger
We've added NECA's San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child to our photo archive. If you like skateboards, comic-book morphed victims and well... Freddy you should check out the photos; unless you're getting ready to go to bed. Freddy will be available at NECA’s booth (#3145) during Comic-Con.
Photo Archive: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Ezio Auditore
A San Diego Comic-Con exclusive based on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Brotherhood video game, NECA's Ezio Auditore features 38-points-of-articulation and comes decorated in a translucent blue color, indicative of the game's Eagle Vision sense. Does this figure live up to the games critical acclaim? Check out the photo archive entry and decide for yourself.
Photo Archive: Evil Dead 2 Hero From the Sky Ash
The San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Evil Dead 2 Ash - Hero from the Sky figure joins the NECA section of our photo archive. Don't forget to add Ash to your SDCC "buy" checklist because we'd hate to see you have to give up your right hand for one once Comic-Con is over.
Photo Archive: Gears of War 3 Elite Theron
We’ve added NECA's San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Gears of War 3 Elite Theron figure to our photo archive. These baddies are a tough fight in-game and might be a tough find in San Diego if you don't race over the NECA's booth (#3145) during Comic-Con quickly enough!
Photo Archive: Marvel Universe Chaos War Giant-Man HeroClix
NECA's San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Giant-Man, from their Marvel Chaos War line, joins our photo archive. Giant-Man includes alter-ego Ant-Man, who is either invisible or not included with our review sample, and stands atop the playable HeroClix game base. We'll be sure to follow up with photos of Ant-Man once we spot him!
Photo Archive: Predator 2 City Hunter Predator
We've added NECA's SDCC 2012 exclusive City Hunter Predator--aka Ghost Predator--to our photo archive. The City Hunter Predator's cloaking ability allows it to disappear into its surroundings, and it will be sure to disappear from NECA's booth (#3145) in San Diego if you don't act fast and hunt it down.
The Quantum Mechanix Booth
Quantum Mechanix' 2012 San Diego Comic-Con booth featured a few never-before-displayed replicas including the U.S.S. Kelvin form the 2009 Star Trek movie, the scaled TARDIS replica, and the upcoming Cut Away Serenity that will only cost a couple hundred dollars. Follow the link above to check see everything.
One Final Sideshow Gallery
We took one more stab at the Sideshow Collectibles booth. Follow the above link to have a closer look at the gallery that features their Avatar, Horror, DC, Disney, Marvel, and many more awesome statues. Follow this link to see the Star Wars collectibles on display at this booth on Rebelscum.
Sideshow Collectibles 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Display
On Thursday, the first full day at Comic-Con, we went back for a much larger look at the Sideshow Collectibles' booth to take a closer look at their latest additions to their G.I. Joe and Marvel lines as well as our first look at their upcoming 1/6 scale DC Universe figure collection and all the Hot Toys Avengers and Batman stuff on display. Follow the link above to see almost everything they had on display.
First Look At Sideshow's Comic-Con Booth
When we got to the convention center early Wednesday afternoon there was still a lot to be done before the doors opened, but we still got a good look at many of the pieces Sideshow had on display (or, at that time, would have on display). Follow this link to check out the first gallery and stay tuned for many more detailed galleries later on.
Photo Archive: SDCC Exclusive Arkham Asylum Figures
Now that there is a moment to breathe, we are back to our 2012 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Photo Archive entries. Up first are the two black & white figures offered by Square Enx. Follow this link to check out the Batman and The Joker Play Art Kai figures.
Square Enix Comic-Con Photo Gallery
We hit the ground running on Preview Night and made a beeline for the Square Enix booth, which displayed some pretty stellar Batman figures (check out that pending-approval black and white Arkham Batman!), as well as the upcoming Hitman, Dead Space 3, Halo 4 and a few Mass Effect figures due in fall.
The Super7 Booth
Remember those cool Alien figures Kenner released in 1979? Oh yeah, they never released them. The world wasn't ready for Star Wars quality figures based on an R rated film back then and what could have been another crucial piece of our childhoods was taken away from us and we didn't even know it. Fast forward thirty-three years and Super7 is prepared to correct Kenner's single biggest mistake by producing all five of the figures we should have had since 1979 (and you must know by now how important we consider 1979 the turning point in the world of action figures). In addition to this portion of their display, they also revealed the production of Burger King style Alien glasses and a pile of Transformers retro awesomeness. Follow this link for more details in our picture gallery of these products. Follow this link to see the Star Wars collectibles on display at this booth on Rebelscum.
Titan Merchandise Comic Con Photo Gallery
Titan Merchandise didn't have much in the line of collectibles, but they were displaying some new mini busts for Star Trek, Doctor Who, and more. And as we've seen in the past, they are nailing it! Follow this link to have a closer look.
TONNER DOLL COMPANY
The Tonner Doll Company Booth
It's always fun to check out what the Tonner Doll Company has to offer, and their 2012 San Diego Comic-Con display didn't let us down. Follow the above link to see all they had on display.
Toynami San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Photo Gallery
Sponge Bob, Naruto, Hello Kitty, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon can all be found in the Toynami Photo Gallery. DC-themed Skelanimals? A unique take on some classic heroes.
The TriForce Booth
One of the most impressive booths we found tucked away in the back of the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con exhibit hall housed the wares of a small New York based company called TriForce. They had many of their high end video game replicas and statues displayed including the Arkham City, Darksiders, Gears of War, and Max Payne. Follow the above link for a closer look.
Underground Toys San Diego Comic-Con Booth Photo Gallery
There was no shortage of Dr. Who toys and collectibles to be found at the Underground Toys booth - see their complete offerings in our photo gallery.
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Dedicated to Darren Zenko (July 19, 1973 - July 4, 2012)
Rest in peace old friend.