Here are some pictures of me signing at the Full Moon Horror booth during the recent Days of the Dead event.
I have some very exciting news. This weekend is D-Con (or Designer Con)! It’s an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art! So if you like vinyl figures, plush, pop-culture, it’s an awesome show to check out. I’ve gone before (want to see some pics?) and had a great time.
I went and picked up loads of goodies.
D-Con is taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center located at 300 East Green Street in Pasadena. The show hours are Saturday 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Tickets, which are available now online are only $5 per day or $7 per day at the door. More info can be found on the D-Con website: http://www.designercon.com.
I WISH I could go this year but I am booked at another convention in New Jersey. So sad that I won’t be able to make it this year, but I’ll be there in 2015! Promise!
Let me know how great the show goes. You can always tweet me @TanyaTate or leave a comment below.
Planning on going to Comikaze this weekend and wondering which of you Funko POPS you might be able to get signed? Here is a list of stars attending the show and links to buy their POP characters! Order quickly to make sure you have them on time for this weekend’s show! Amazon offers FREE second day shipping to PRIME members. If you are not a Prime member yet, you can take a free trial here.
Comikaze Los Angeles takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center October 31st - November 2nd, 2014.
Time for more pictures from San Diego Comic Con! On the Saturday of the show I only had a little bit of time to cosplay as I had a signing at the Full Moon Entertainment booth and other activities going on. But I wanted to wear my Black Canary costume. It was the first time I would be wearing it at SDCC. I was able to do a little running around in it and even took part of the DC Comics Cosplayer Photoshoot. Want to see the pix? They are posted below
At San Diego Comic Con I debuted a new costume that I cosplayed in; Captain Marvel! I’m a big fan of the Carol Danvers character, first as Ms. Marvel and now as Captain Marvel. While Ms. Marvel has been one of the characters people have requested that I cosplay as the most, I thought I would represent her as Captain Marvel.
Funny story, I picked up this completed costume less than 24 before I left for SDCC. Talk about cutting it close, LOL. Luckily for me it all worked out and I was able to wear the costume as planned on the Friday of the show.
Want to see some picture of me cosplaying as Captain Marvel? Have a look below:
Hey Funko fans! It's Phil from Poppin' Off About Funko's Facebook Group. Hollywood Gone Geek asked me to get a list together of my favorite Funko SDCC scores. So, here is my list...
We have seen Funko reveal week after week their upcoming exclusives for San Diego Comic Con. We were very excited to see glam shots of all these wonderful exclusives Funko would be selling at their famous booth at SDCC. There were also other Exclusives I was excited about from Fugitive, Crazy Cay Collectibles, Toy Tokyo & POP! Asia.
Well, after battling the Funko booth and a couple others at Comic Con. I had a lot of these gems in hand. Here are my favorites after seeing these exclusives in person.
Wampa-Luke 2-Pack from Star Wars
This set is amazing! The super-sized Wampa with his cut off arm by Luke’s lightsaber is great! Luke had some new detail as well with some battle scar blood. This is a must have for any Star Wars fan! Funko used the force with this and did a really cool job of bringing the Hoth scene to the vinyl-toy world.
Huckleberry Hound from Hanna Barbera
Funko first revealed this exclusive with the original release artwork. As it turned out the Comic Con exclusive was the dark blue variant. The Hound is a limited edition of only 480 pieces. So if you have one of these in your collection, it's a totally good thing. I was really excited to pick up this Hanna-Barbera Pup! There were also 6 colored variants at Funko’s FunDays that were a limited edition of only 24 each (those were not for sale, the FunDays variants are priceless).
Toy Tokyo Gold Batmobile
Okay, so technically my next pick was not revealed by Funko, the Gold Batmobile was a Toy Tokyo exclusive. It's a limited edition of only 300 pieces. The Gold Batmobile comes with a red Batman Hero Pop. These were very limited at Comic Con as they sold out within the first 45 minutes each day. Batman looks really pimped-out in his gold ride! This was the ultimate score for me, as I’m a huge Batman fan!
Toy Tokyo Antique Skeletor Hikari
Yes, another Toy Tokyo Exclusive made my favorite list! What can I say, Toy Tokyo also revealed some really amazing pieces. This Hikari figure has an incredible silver/black/gold paint job. These Hikari figures are handmade and crafted by a wonderful company called MindStyle. This figure measures about 6 inches tall and this particular piece is a limited edition of only 300 pieces.
Beat Up Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad
I’m a fan of the award winning show Breaking Bad. I thought this beat-up Jesse was a great variant. I actually like this Comic Con exclusive better than the original release of Jesse. Damn, Tuco really did a job on this guy! This figure is an limited-edition of 2500 pieces.
Fugitive White Lantern Batman
Ok, so this next favorite was not even at SDCC, but I’m going to throw him in there for a couple of reasons. 1, he’s VERY cool and 2, he was a part of a SDCC Fugitive Exclusive 7-pack that I got right after Comic Con. This White Lantern Batman was the Mystery figure in the 7-pack! Hopefully we see a glow-in -the -dark version next.
Pop! Asia Hopping Ghost Series
These were at the MindStyle booth at SDCC. These creepy Gold exclusives are too cool! There are 4 figures in the set… Prime Minister, The Sheriff, Little Prince & The Judge. Funko & MidStyle teamed up on this project as well. All I can say is… the paint application on these vinyls are wonderful! Flawless! I’m happy to add these guys to my collection.
Sten Lee SDCC Version
I have never been a fan of the Stan Lee Pop! figures until I saw this one. Finally, a SDCC version of Stan the man! This Stan Exclusive was at the Crazy Cat Collectibles booth for $25. I couldn't pass him up!
I hope you guys got to score some SDCC Funko Exclusives of your own.
Until next year guys….
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Cosplayers. That’s the first thing that I think of when it comes to San Diego Comic Con! As someone who has been cosplaying at SDCC since 2010, I always look forward to seeing all the cool costumes and getting pictures with the people wearing them.
I was wearing the new version of my Lady Titan costume, and was able to get pics with people dressed as iconic characters like Thor, Doctor Strange, Maleficent, Hulk Hogan, Red Sonja and so many more. Want to see the of the pictures? They are posted below!
I am back from San Diego Comic Con! What an exciting trip it was. Parties, panels and all sorts of madness. But it was loads of fun and I got to meet so many of you. Before I start in with my recaps, I want to give some shout-outs to the amazing people that made sure my SDCC 2014 rocked.
#SDCC: Comic Industry Icon Todd McFarlane To Meet Fans At San Diego Comic Con; Debuts Walking Dead Brick Building Toys!
We are less than a day and a half away before San Diego Comic Con 2014 kicks off, and the exciting news just keeps pouring in. Word has come that Todd McFarlene will be making a special SDCC appearance to meet fans. While at SDCC Todd's McFarlane Toys will unveil its highly collectible and revolutionary building block sets for AMC’s The Walking Dead franchise. Read more below:
I was fortunate to make it out to the Godzilla convention in Chicago called G-fest last weekend. I was only able to hit the show for a couple of hours, I was actually working across the street at the Exxxotica convention, but I was able to grab some pictures. Check them out below:
The Big Bang Theory is incredibly popular and merchandise from the show is looking awesome. Case in point, Entertainment Earth has unveiled one of their San Diego Comic Con exclusives and it is a unique Bif Bang Pow action figure of one of the show’s characters - Sheldon Cooper as played by Jim Parsons. Picture is below: