Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pictures from the 2012 Comic-Con, part 3

Welcome back to the Comic-Con picture blog, apparently!  It's too bad for seekers of substance - I just have too many great pictures to show.  Why not show them all at once and get it over with, or intersperse these picture posts with other items, you ask?  Because...I don't know.  That's a good point, honestly.  Maybe the next one will be different.  But not this one!  Let's see some pictures!

Up top is a statue from the Sideshow booth.  It's of Dr. Doom and it is awesome!  It's also going to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $2000.  Insane.  There just wasn't a market for things like this 20, maybe even 10 years ago.

This looks like just another booth at Comic-Con.  It's SLG's booth, it seems.  But what is unique about this is that they had a jam session like this one going on every time I walked by.  Pretty neat.

This booth had movie costumes and props.  I'm not sure if they were authentic, but they were cool!  In the foreground we have items from the X-Men movie, and in the back there's a Christopher Reeve-era Superman costume.  Behind the Magneto costume was a really cool Ghost Rider motorcycle.  It's too bad the Ghost Rider movie was so hideous.  After the show on Sunday, I saw some people wheeling it out the back.  I assume they weren't stealing it.

Every comic convention needs an appearance by Lou Ferrigno, and this one is no exception.

Ugh, I LOVED this parody.  I saw a few bags like this.  I don't know if I'd have the guts to carry something like this around, but wow!  How biting.

Outside of the convention was a restaurant that Sega, of all companies, rented out.  Doesn't Sega just license out its characters, now?  That's how Mario and Sonic can have their duo racing games, right?  Whatever.  We missed out on playing free games two nights in a row because we had to close up our booth.  But I got some pictures from it, and this full-scale Alien prop made for a good one.

Sonic and I had a difference of opinion.

This was one of the first good costumes I saw at the show.  I thought it was Johnny Quick from the Crime Syndicate at first (you know, this guy), but then I realized that it was just his lanyard.

Here's a dedicated fellow.  He's got the physique for the Silver Surfer as well.  I thought he looked great, though it would have been ultra dedication if he had an actual surfboard.  It would have been horrible to carry around, though, so I don't blame him.

These were good costumes.  I can't say I expected to see these at Comic-Con, but good work is good work.

OH YEAH THE THING!!  Even though the "4" was taped to his shirt, this costume holds a special place in my heart.  Nice choice, big guy.

A zombie reading a book about zombies.  Perhaps this is FUBAR's target audience.

For the level of sophistication involved in making it, there certainly seem to be Iron Man costumes at pretty much every convention I go to.  I've never seen a Maria Hill costume before, though, and I'm sure we have the movie to thank for this one.  It's hard to make a SHIELD costume took good at a convention, but this one looks great.

Speaking of great costumes, check these out!  Batman in particular looks amazing.

I'm assuming that this is a Miss America costume and not just a girl Captain America.

We'll stop with this picture of the Hypnotoad (all glory to the Hypnotoad) from Futurama.  This guy was limited to 500 pieces and sold for $40 at the show.  And it sold out on preview night!  That means those who didn't buy a four-day pass (with the fifth included) weren't given any chance to buy this.  I didn't even get one - I went over on Thursday morning to find that it was already gone.  This is a shame, because it's one of the only things I wanted to get for myself.  Now they're going for nearly $100 on eBay, and because if this I was feeling pretty bummed.  A few days ago, though, someone told me that these were in Diamond's Previews catalogue and can be ordered for October...for $40.  So...hooray!  It looks like I'll be getting one after all.

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