LEGO has revealed another San Diego Comic Con 2018 exclusive set with the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Aquaman and Storm (75996). It has 197 pieces and will retail for $40.
With San Diego Comic-Con 2018 right around the corner, DC Collectibles is ready to dazzle the show floor with three Comic-Con exclusive Batman designer vinyl figures from their cutting-edge DC Artists Alley line. Illustrator Chris Uminga’s unique take on DC’s iconic Dark Knight is transformed into three variant editions: Blue and Gray, Flashpoint, and Matte Black and Gold. Each figure will be available for purchase exclusively during San Diego Comic-Con at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343).
The artist-focused 6.75’’ designer vinyl line is inspired by the popular “Artist Alley” convention experience and allows innovative artists to put their eccentric spin on DC’s most popular characters. The Comic-Con 2018 exclusive figures are sculpted by Joe Menna and painted by Michael Cowart. Each edition includes three Batman character art cards and is offered at varying limited quantities ranging in price from $60-$100. The ultra-limited Matte Black and Gold variant features an additional original sketch of either Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, or The Joker, hand drawn by Uminga.
The convention exclusives will first be sold during San Diego Comic-Con 2018 at the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343). If supplies remain after the show, pre-orders will be filled and shipped this August. Starting today, fans can pre-order their figures HERE.
Blue and Gray Variant ($60); limited to 1500 units
Flashpoint Variant ($75); limited to 750 units
Matte Black and Gold Variant ($100); limited to 300 units
LEGO has announced their first special, limited edition 2018 exclusive available to purchase at San Diego Comic Con; the Millennium Falcon cockpit from Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The 203-piece brick set reproduces the cockpit of the Falcon featured in the film, along with mini-figs of Chewbacca and Han Solo.
The mini-set will retail for $40.
For years I have been hoping that Hallmark will release an Iron Giant ornament that I can hang on my pop culture Christmas Tree.
My holiday wishes have come true but it looks like I will have to line up in the Hallmark line at San Diego Comic Con for this all-metal Keepsake Ornament of the beloved animated character as he appeared in the Ready Player One film.
The Iron Giant ornament is limited to 2,075 pieces and will retail for $35.
The most valuable comic, Action Comics No. 1, is now a Hot Wheel collectible as the green sedan and Superman form a diorama that replicates a copy of the iconic 1938 comic. The set will sell exclusively at the Mattel booth at San Diego Comic Con for $20.
Comic-Con runs from July 19 to July 22 and fans will line up by the thousands for this exclusive offering!
Aquaman director James Wan has confirmed that the highly anticipated trailer will officially be released at San Diego Comic-Con this year!
“Comic-Con will be insane!!” Wan wrote on Twitter. “This is the new glyph/logo. Freshly smuggled out of Atlantis! (stolen off King Orm’s belt buckle)”
An icon for over 70 years, Aquaman is the King of the Seven Seas. This reluctant ruler of Atlantis, caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, is committed to protecting the entire globe.
The Aquaman cast includes Jason Momoa (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League) as the titular King of Atlantis, with Amber Heard as his wife Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Ludi Lin as Murk, Patrick Wilson as King Orm/Ocean Master, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna and Michael Beach as Jesse Kane.
Directed by James Wan from a script by Will Beall, Geoff Johns and Wan, the film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Rupert Gregson-Williams (Wonder Woman) will compose the music.
Aquaman opens on December 21 in theaters everywhere.
13 years ago, DesignerCon (aka DCON, presented by 3DRetro) debuted at the Pasadena Convention Center and quickly became the West Coast’s premier convention for fans, collectors and creators of cutting-edge collectible art and vinyl toys. Now, after over a decade of growth, DCON is moving to the Anaheim Convention Center, tripling in size to 350,000 square feet of vendor exhibition and programming space.
Last year, over 37,000 people attended DCON to buy art and related merchandise from renowned artists and brands such as Paul Frank, KidRobot,Mighty Jaxx, Pop Life and more. This year they’re returning along with over 800 other artists and vendors, and attendance is expected to exceed 50,000. Chevy Metal, the alter-ego of the Foo Fighters, is confirmed as the headlining band of the Saturday night after party. Secret Walls will be returning with their world-class art battle. Universal Studios will be hosting a special Jurassic Park themed art show in honor of the franchise’s 25th anniversary, and the Keith Haring Estate will be celebrating what would have been the late artist’s 60th birthday with a special exhibition of The Pop Shop. For the first time ever, Japanese artist Lauren Tsai, most famous for “Terrace House,” will be exhibiting in the US at the convention. Famed Japanese toy company, MEDICOM TOY, will also be exhibiting at this year’s DCON. This will be the first time in MEDICOM TOY’s history, that they will participate as an exhibitor at a show in the USA on a full scale. More artists, vendors and special programming will be announced as they’re confirmed.
“In some ways it’s bittersweet for us to leave behind Pasadena where the convention has grown for over a decade,” says producer Ben Goretsky. “But as a lifelong collector, I’m incredibly excited that there is enough interest in the toy world to inspire this move to such a large space. The show has already confirmed many new artists and vendors from around the world that will be joining the convention for the first time ever. This is a whole new chapter for DesignerCon.”
DesignerCon will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 16 – 18, 2018. The convention center is located at 800 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802.
Comic-Con is pleased to announce a historic partnership with world-famous Mondo on this year’s Souvenir Book cover, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The cover, designed and illustrated by Matt Taylor, features a plethora of Marvel movie characters spanning the last decade. Taylor is known for his illustration work on book covers and album covers, and of course, his many Mondo prints including: Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor Ragnarok, and Star Wars. Bonus: He is also attending as a Comic-Con special guest this year!
New this year, the Souvenir Book cover is being reproduced as an exclusive print, utilizing Mondo’s signature high-quality silkscreen technique. This giant (24” x 36”) print is on 100 lb. paper stock and printed in 8 colors. Each print will be numbered by the printer and signed by artist Matt Taylor.
This print is available exclusively to Comic-Con 2018 attendees, and offered in a very limited run of 1,000 copies. If you have a Comic-Con 2018 attendee badge linked to your Comic-Con Member ID account, you are eligible to submit interest in purchasing this special print. The Comic-Con 2018 Exclusives Portal will open tomorrow, June 1, for submissions of interest for the Mondo Print. You may submit your interest in a Mondo print, but please remember that doesn’t guarantee you’ll get one. We said this is limited, right? Only one submission of interest per Member ID, please … you can only “apply” once! (The final print and cover will not include the “www.comic-con.org” watermark on it).
Because there is a limited amount of prints, they will only be made available to purchase online via a random selection process. Only those with a Comic-Con 2018 attendee badge associated with their Comic-Con Member ID account are eligible to participate. You must also be age 13 or older to participate. Eligible attendees may submit interest beginning June 1, 2018. The deadline to submit interest in purchasing a Mondo print is June 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM (noon) PDT. Log in to your Member ID account then select the “Exclusives” tab to load the Exclusives Portal to submit interest!
Previous Mondo prints have sold out instantly online. This is the first-ever print Comic-Con has offered for purchase, and it is sure to be an amazing collector’s item.
Guillermo del Toro has an amazing filmography — which includes Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Blade II — a jaw-dropping collection of monstery artifacts, and, now, Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture, thanks to The Shape of Water. What else could the famed Mexican filmmaker possibly want? How about his very own action figure!
Entertainment Weekly revealed that NECA has produced a model of the director as part of the company’s Guillermo del Toro Signature Collection, which also features Santi from The Devil’s Backbone and Pale Man and Faun from Pan’s Labyrinth.
The del Toro figure is a limited edition of 2,000 and will be available to buy for $40 from the NECA booth at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. The action figures comes with a replica of the notebook Del Toro used to record his notes and sketches for Pan’s Labyrinth.
“It is a tremendous honor for us to be able to bring Del Toro’s incredible creations to action figure form,” said Randy Falk, director of product development at NECA, in a statement. “His kind of vision and attention to details is genuinely inspirational, and this figure is our way of thanking him for allowing us to be a part of that.”