Weta Workshop at Comic-Con 2012 had several items straight from Middle-Earth. Some of their eye popping The Lord of the Rings items included the much anticipated Fellowship diorama series and the truly amazing looking Barad-Dur environment. Weta also introduced us to their 1:6th line of statues from the first of two films based on The Hobbit. Representing the start of the line you had characters such as Gandalf The Grey, Bilbo Baggins, Dwalin (my favorite), Balin, Bombur, and Thorin (Comic-Con Exclusive version). They also had some props from the film that will like these statues be up for sale come October. As, I just mentioned the Thorin you will see is their Comic-Con Ex version and a regular version minus a piece of his shield will be up for sale in October. Weta had one of the coolest booths at the Con this year with all the items and the Trolls who feature in the film and The Fellowship of the Ring.
Recap #4 from Comic-Con 2012 covers the Hot Toys items from Comic-Con 2012. Hot Toys had all of the currently released items from The Avengers and even brought with them the new Mark VII figure. Seeing all of these characters together made me very happy that I will have several of these items in my collection. Also PreViewed on Hot Toys Facebook page fans got a chance to see two more items coming from The Avengers. The two new items are a figure for Agent Coulson and a Chitari Footsoldier. You can still Pre-Order all of these through Sideshow Collectibles by using an affiliate link. Hot Toys also had some awesome DC items there as well with their Batman figures from TDKR, TDK, and even a classic Batmobile.
Today, I have several of the pictures I took of the various Star Wars items at the Sideshow Collectibles booth during Comic-Con 2012. If you’re a Star Wars fan then you are in for a real treat with the number of items on display at this years show. I know I will be adding several of these items like the Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Maul Mythos statues. I will also be adding several of the 1:6th figures like Darth Malgus, Clones, Bossk, new Darth Vader, etc. It was a good year for Star Wars.
I’m late I know but I’m going to start recapping what we saw at Comic-Con today with pictures and video. Today, I start with the items from The Lord of the Rings that Sideshow had at their booth. The three big items this year were the Frodo and Sam statue in Orc Armor, the Sauron Premium Format, and the Ringwraith on Steed Premium Format. Enjoy the pictures and the video.
Day 15 of Sideshow Collectibles Online Comic-Con Event brings us a world eating item from the Marvel Universe and something from the Predator Universe. The Marvel item is the Galactus Maquette standing an impressive 33″ tall this will tower over anything you have in your Marvel collection. Galactus will comes with switch out sculpts, switch out Nova/Silver Surfer, and a price of $800 ($80 NRD charged at purchase). From Predator 2 we get the LSB of the main Predator from that movie with an exclusive name plate if you guy that version for $390 ($39 NRD).
My friends at TheOneRing.Net announced tonight that Gentle Giant has announced one more exclusive for Comic-Con 2012. Thorin will be sold at the Gentle Giant booth #3513 For $70 with an edition size of 500 pieces world wide. You will also be able to buy this starting at 6pm via their web site.
Star Wars fans again are gonna be happy with what we’ve seen today during day 14 of Sideshow Collectibles Online Comic-Con Event. The items up today are the Snowtrooper 1:6th figure and the 1:6th E-Web cannon. The Snowtrooper comes in with a price of $150, exclusive vintage blaster (exclusive only), and you can flex pay this item if you need to. The E-Web cannon also costs $150 with the flex pay but makes for a great partner piece for any Snowtrooper display. Both items are due to ship early next year! Look for more picture next week when I make it to Comic-Con.
As the folks at Weta Workshop released their newsletter tonight it contained their two exclusives for this years Comic-Con. The first of their exclusives will be a statue of Thorin Oakenshield leader of the Dwarves you will see in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This statue will have an Edition size of 700 pieces world wide with 500 of them being sold at the Con. Thorin will cost $250 and be limited to only two pieces per day during the Con to make sure fans get a chance. The other is an art print similar to the teaser poster for The Hobbit. This print by Gary Hunt will have 100 copies signed by Mr. Hunt while the other 400 will be sold without the signature. A limit of 2 per person will also be put on this collectible.
Thorin Oakenshield – with shield*
The first in a range of 1:6 scale polystone statues.
US$249 – Limit 2 per person
This limited edition collection will have a run of 700 pieces, 500 of which will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic-Con. (The remaining 200 statues will be reserved for sale in October at the Weta Cave in New Zealand and at Ring*Con in Germany.)
*Note there will be a separate version, without shield, available at http://www.wetaNZ.com in October 2012
An Unexpected Journey*
Art print by Weta Workshop Conceptual Designer Gus Hunter
100 signed (US$60) and 400 unsigned (US$50) copies available at San Diego Comic-Con
Limit 2 per person.
*Note there will be additional copies available at http://www.wetaNZ.com in October 2012
Day 13 of Sideshow Collectibles Online Comic-Con turned out to be lucky for fans of The Lord of the Rings, DC, Star Wars and Avatar. Fans of The Lord of the Rings get to finally pre-order the Twilight Witch-King statue from The Fellowship of the Ring. This superb statue is a great counter part to the Ringwraith statue released previously in this range of collectibles. The Witch-King will cost $275 with a $27 NRD but you do have the Flex-Pay program to save up for the March 2013 release. Fans of the Star Wars Saga get a pre-order and a preview during day 13 of the event. The Pre-Order is the cooler of the Fetts in my opinion in Jango Fett with a 1:1 bust. This highly detailed bust will cost $800 with a $80 NRD as always you have the flex pay program to help defer the costs until the February 2013 release. The preview is for my personal favorite Jedi in the Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi. No details other than this great preivew below but as soon as I get more info I will pass it on. DC fans get a preview of the upcoming Catwoman Legendary Scale Figure and Avatar fans get a preview of the life size bust of Neytiri.