Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SDCC 2014 Exclusives: Applehead Factory Revives Teddy Scares

Applehead Factory is excited to reveal the details of their Teddy Scares/2014 San Diego Comic Con exclusive! This year, for the first time a 12” Teddy Scare will be made available exclusively at the event. Teddy Scares are back!! A set of 3 new bears will be available in the “Collector’s Series” due this summer. To coincide with this release a special Edwin Morose will be available only at Comic Con. The SDCC version will have a special scarf. Edwin has always been a fan favorite and will disappear quickly. He is limited to only 250 pieces. He is packaged in the classic 12” Teddy Scare windowed box. In addition to our SDCC Exclusive the new “Collector’s Series” will be available. Stop by and get them while they last. The Teddy Scares will be at Booth #4923.

SDCC 2014: Pre-Show: On the Show Floor with DC, Marvel, Legendary, NECA, Teddy Scares & More

A little under 3 hours and the flood gates will open as the rabid hordes of geekdom storm the castle known as SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2014!!! As the hour creeps closer, our friends from 15 years of dorky news coverage are scrambling to finish their booths and make themselves presentable for the public, all of which doesn't stop them from showing off their spaces! Let's take a look around the show floor and discuss what's being unveiled this year...

We're being told this year's Comic-Con theme is "in mourning" as evidenced by the black tarps and drapes EVERYWHERE. In years past, a small group of ninja-like press could run the floor and snap pics of every little thing without being bothered much at all. Come Thursday, that story would change drastically as security would warn you to stay with your booth, as the other vendors don't want pre-show photography. This year it seems NO ONE wants pre-show photography, as a couple of our friends were already shoo'd away and threatened with ejection if they took one more fuzzy camera phone picture. Serious crack down, huh? Never the less, we have some tidbits to share.

SDCC 2014: Hot Wheels Scales Up Their SDCC Exclusive Darth Vader Corvette

Those attending San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will get to drink in the mind-numbing insanity that is a SDCC Exclusive Hot Wheels Car scaled up to life size, packing 526 Horsepower under the hood. A new license to make Star Wars Hot Wheels Cars was probably the only reason Mattel needed to go crazy and make geeks heads explode all over the convention floor. LOOK AT THIS IMPROBABLE THING!!!

SDCC 2014: Peavey Takes Guitars To A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Peavey Electronics®, industry-leading musical instrument and audio equipment manufacturer, is pleased to release a line of licensed guitars and accessories adorned with graphics based on the legendary Star Wars film franchise. The products are to be unveiled at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International.

“Star Wars is a giant in the world of film, TV and video games, and the same can be said of Peavey in the music industry – so this collaboration just makes sense,” comments Peavey’s Tony Moscal. “I can’t wait for movie fans and musicians to see what we’ve come up with.”

Peavey’s line of Star Wars products is perfect for musicians and collectors alike. The products include full size Rockmaster® electric guitars, three-quarter size Rockmaster® electric guitars, half-size acoustic guitars, ukuleles and accessories.

SDCC 2014: Bif Bang Pow! on Flash Gordon

G.I.Joe scaled Flash Gordon figures.         ~Dies~
After a four year hiatus, Bif Bang Pow! proudly announces a return to Mongo with a new license from King Features Syndicate to release a series of brand-new products and collectibles from the 1980 sci-fi cult-classic film Flash Gordon.

"Bif Bang Pow! is well positioned in the character toys and collectibles market and we are delighted to have a new agreement with them," said Jarred Goro, North American Licensing Manager for King Features. "Flash Gordon and the other classic characters in his world are cultural icons. Bif Bang Pow! crafts quality merchandise with incredible attention to detail. The fans are going to love this new and expanded collection!"

SDCC 2014: IDW on Orphan Black

Orphan Black, the acclaimed sci-fi series by Temple Street Productions, assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. IDW’s series will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black.

Orphan Black, in addition to being a captivating TV series, is a perfect premise for comics,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “And as the second season has expanded the series in exciting new directions, that has only increased the amount of stories we’ll be able to tell in comic-book form.”

Orphan Black, which has just been renewed for a third season, centers on Sarah Manning, who after witnessing the suicide of a woman that appears to be her doppelgänger comes into the knowledge that this woman and indeed herself, are two of many biological clones. Sarah takes on the woman’s identity and uses her position as a police detective to uncover the mystery behind what she is and what that means.

SDCC 2014: POP! THE ART OF THE GEEK Art Exhibition Benefiting the Art Revolution Foundation Opens TONIGHT


POP! THE ART OF THE GEEK art exhibition benefits the Art Revolution Foundation, a non-profit organization whose 
mission is to raise awareness and funds to put art supplies in kids’ hands, placing art education back into America’s schools.

This exhibition is a smart, creative collection of artwork curated just for Comic-Con International: San Diego.  The group show highlights the artwork of a dozen established and emerging artists who have re-imagined the icons of pop culture in ways never before seen.  The exhibition is curated by Nathan Sawaya, the artist best known for his work with LEGO.

SDCC 2014: Capstone Kids @ Comic-Con

Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, will feature some of the best in kids’ comics and super hero books at San Diego Comic-Con International, July 24-27. In celebration of “Batman Day” on July 23, Capstone will mark the 75thanniversary by showcasing many of its most popular BATMAN books in the Capstone booth. Highlights from Capstone’s schedule at booth 1316 include a raffle for original artwork from the Eisner nominated title Here I Am, free samplers of Jellaby, special author and illustrator appearances, and DC Comics Super Hero giveaway items, such as book bags, posters, and postcards.

Capstone will hold a drawing for original artwork from the 2014 Eisner nominated Here I Am by Patti Kim, illus. by Sonia Sánchez. Celebrated for its poignant story and bold illustrations, the emotional, wordless narrative follows a child’s immigration journey to the United States. The New York Times calls it “winsome” and praises the artwork, “the images vibrate with energy and detail.”

SDCC 2014 Exclusives: Entertainment Earth with Penny Dreadful, Star Trek, Big Bang Theory, Twilight Zone & More

THE DAMN SHOW IS ABOUT TO START!!!!  Well..not for another few hours but holy hell it's here. Entertainment Earth hold court in the middle of San Diego Comic-Con 2014 with their usual, highly impressive displays of collectibles that will leave you making face imprints all over their display cases, as well as a mega-powered lineup of exclusives from Bif Bang Pow, Toys R Us (click for their lineup!) and their own fantastic creations. Let's get a run down of what will be on tap...

First off... CELEBRITY SIGNINGS!    

SDCC 2014: BOOM! Exclusives, Events & More

Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced today it will return to exhibit at Comic-Con International in San Diego (San Diego Comic-Con, as it’s commonly called, or SDCC), to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 23-27, 2014.
BOOM! and its imprints can be found at Booth #2229 on the show floor and will host an army of creators for signings. Scheduled to appear are: