Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Con Is On

Today was the first full day of the San Diego Comic-Con. News from the convention was already trickling in midday yesterday. Nowadays you can sit at home and still be able to keep up with the news as it happens. Here are a few of the stories I've been following.

  • has the first look at the posters for Jonah Hex and the remakes of Clash of the Titans and Nightmare on Elm Street.

  • In other movie news, Tr2N is now known as Tron Legacy. That's a wise change, if I do say so myself. The film's score will be produced by Daft Punk. Sweet.

  • Halo is being adapted into an anime called Halo Legends. Halo Legends will be an anthology of vignettes similar to The Animatrix and Batman: Gotham Knight. The vignettes will be produced by various anime studios including one directed by Mamoru Oshii. Warners will release Halo Legends on DVD in 2010.

  • Mattel has a ton of new action figures on display in their booth, including this guy. Kneel before him!

  • Hasbro has a ton of different items on display, but I'm most taken with the Marvel stuff. There's a Deadpool Mighty Mugg! There's also several new Marvel Legends figures on display. You can vote online for your favorite three to be released. It's a shame only three will be chosen because there's at least seven there that I consider to be must-buys.

  • The new trend in action figures? Dead people.

  • Of all the Con news the most sensational seems to revolve around the Twilight panel. It seems fans slept outside last night just to get into the panel this afternoon. There's a lot of news about the crazy lines. Apparently the line to get a certain Green Lantern figure is impossible.

I'll be headed to Comc-Con myself at the end of the week. I just hope there will be some swag left.


Gabriel said...
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Gabriel said...

This also happened.