Tag: San Diego Comic Con

FUNIMATION ACQUIRES NEW DRAGON BALL SUPER MOVIE


Where are my Dragon Ball fans at? I know that there are many of us!! TODAY, Funimation announced they have acquired the theatrical rights to the new Dragon Ball Super movie, entitled “Dragon Ball Super: Broly.” Partnering with Toei Animation and Twentieth Century Fox on the theatrical release, Dragon Ball will be hitting the big screen in January 2019!


Broly will be the 20th installment in the Dragon Ball franchise, and is based on the story, screenplay and character designs of original creator Akira Toriyama.

As part of the marketing plan, Funimation has become a sponsor of the Dragon Ball North America Tour 2018. This tour will encompass seven cities in the U.S. and Canada and will launch this July at San Diego Comic-Con with a special panel on July 19th that features key contributors to the film as well as celebrity fans.

If you’re a Dragon Ball fan, you don’t want to miss out on the FIRST “Super” movie! “The film will explore the origins of the Saiyans and Frieza. It will also involve the story after the Tournament of Power.”

13th Doctor Figurine and Clothing Line

Are you ready for Jodie Whitaker to take on the mantle of the 13th Doctor!? I know that our crew is!! Having the first female take on the role of a Doctor is incredible, and probably should have happened sooner!! With the upcoming series coming soon, here are some figurines, and a clothing line to keep you occupied!

Doctor Who licensee Titan has produced two limited-edition 6.5” vinyl collectibles for the upcoming season: a Thirteenth Doctor TITAN, and a Thirteenth Doctor Kawaii TITAN, both of which will debut at SDCC 2018 in the BBC Shop at BBC AMERICA booth #4129 and at Titan Entertainment booth #5537.

From Funko, the Thirteenth Doctor Pop! will be available at SDCC 2018 in the BBC Shop at BBC AMERICA booth #4129 and at Funko booth #5341/5347, as well as in retail in both the U.S. and UK this fall.

A new Doctor also means new costumes and Her Universe is debuting the Thirteenth Doctor’s fashionable rainbow striped top, long coat, and blue trousers, which will be available at the Her Universe booth #1321 and later in the fall at Hot Topic stores in the U.S.

If you’re going to be in attendance, before/after you purchase your Doctor Who gear, make sure you ALSO hit up the Doctor Who panel! This is going to be happening Thursday, July 19 at 11:45am PT in Hall H!! Along with Jodie Whitaker will be Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, who play Ryan and Yasmin respectively, as well as award-winning series showrunner Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) and executive producer Matt Strevens (An Adventure In Space And Time). Do not miss the introduction of the newest Doctor!!

Lost In Space – Photo With Robot

I don’t know about all of you, but Lost In Space was a surprise hit for me!! I was never a big fan of the original, I’m sure that will ruffle some feathers, but the reboot was great!! I still have no idea what is going to happen going forward, as they didn’t give much away, for those of us who aren’t familiar with it all!

At San Diego Comic Con, all of you fans, will have a chance to take a picture with Robot! Robot ended up being one of the more popular parts of the show, and oddly enough, at the center of many internet crushes! Visit the Nerdist House at Sparks Gallery, fans will be able to get custom photos, including a special romantic background for enamored fans. July 19 – 22 from 10:00am – 6:00pm daily.

Amazon FireTV – Flash Forward To The Future

Amazon FireTV is coming to San Diego Comic Con this year!! We will have the opportunity to experience the Amazon “Flash Forward To The Future” experience ourselves, but we wanted to give you guys a look into it as well, hell, maybe you’ll come down and do it yourselves! You’ll dive into the immersive, hands-on experience with the future of television and the full Fire TV portfolio, including the new Fire TV Cube and Toshiba 4K Ultra HD Fire TV Edition. “Fast Forward to the Future” will take you on a journey through the evolution of television, showcasing how Fire TV now makes it easier than ever before to watch all of your favorite TV shows and movies, control smart home devices, use Alexa skills, listen to music, and more.

The following is the official press release from Amazon, but we will be bringing you our official coverage on the “Flash Forward To The Future” experience, after we have gone through it! From reading all that we will be doing, we are excited to experience this, not only for ourselves, but with you guys as well! Stay tuned!

The focal point of the experience will be a larger-than-life Fire TV Cube. Inside, visitors can try Fire TV Cube for themselves, and use power their TV on and off, find and control content, change the volume, switch to cable, and more —all with just their voice.

The activation includes vignettes like the “Device Garden,” where antiquated technologies will be given a place to call home; a graveyard of sorts to commemorate devices we once knew and loved before they were overshadowed by newer, more user-friendly technologies. Hang out in the “Backyard Cinema Club,’ where you will be able to try the Fire TV Stick in a re-imagined outdoor theater created from retired VHS tapes. As an homage to all the fan-favorite content available on Fire TV, you will also be able to take a stroll down “Fire TV Street,” where you can uncover hidden photo moments and surprises along the way. To top it all off, the re-imagined neighborhood will dedicate a corner of the block to Comic-Con’s most prized-possession, HBO’s iconic Iron Throne.

After stepping through a 16 foot Fire TV home screen, you will enter the “Stress-Free Streaming” zone where you can unwind with some of your favorite shows. The silent streaming party will bring the Fire TV experience to life with immersive lounges inspired by hit shows from partners including Prime Video’s “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and NBC’s “The Good Place.” In addition, you can recharge with readily available mobile chargers and a tempting selection of show-themed mocktails to sip on.

You can visit “Fast Forward to the Future” and test out all of the Fire TV offerings, including the newly launched Fire TV Cube during SDCC beginning Thursday, July 19 through Sunday July 22 from 9:00AM – 6:00PM (Sunday hours end at 5:00 PM).

Custom Figures – War Machine Marketing

War Machine Marketing has partnered up with various artist throughout North America, to produce some of the most unique custom figures, that will be at San Diego Comic Con! These are special items made only for San Diego Comic Con! These aren’t going to be your every day charters, or items. “War Machine Marketing creates pieces SO limited and exclusive that to own one puts the collector in a category all their own.”

The maniacal clown, PENNYWISE from the hit movie, IT, gets a brand-new treatment from the hands of amazing artist, Richie Mitchell.  Pennywise is presented in his underground home next to a sewer pipe where words inside the pipe read “WE ALL FLOAT DOWN HERE”. The artist has also added a way to put batteries in the scene, to make the lights of Pennywise’s eyes and the words in the sewer pipe light up! It’s an amazing effect and one that will blow away fans of the movie. The Pennywise scene is limited to 5 numbered pieces at $350 per piece.

Artist Ben Flater has created 5 glitter-encrusted crustacean creations!  Pop figures of Tamatoa from the hit Disney movie, MOANA, have been hand-foiled in shiny glitter to complement the character’s song in the movie. His entire body is covered in colorful glitter, giving him an amazing shine in any light.  Even HE would be impressed with the shiny veneer!  The Tamatoa figure is limited to 5 numbered pieces at $200 per piece.

War Machine’s DIAMOND TRIBUTE to the one and only Carrie Fisher debuts at SDCC as well.  A crystal-encrusted version will be made available of her Princess Leia character from STAR WARS EPISODE 4: A NEW HOPE. This beautiful figure took over 12 hours to create by hand with over 2,400 crystals adorning every part of her from her signature hair buns to her skin to her white dress. This truly highlights the artist’s and company’s love of Star Wars. This piece is limited to 5 numbered pieces with commemorative card inserts at $200 per piece.

Ben Flater’s amazing Merc With A Mouth, DEADPOOL, is like nothing that has ever been seen! Deadpool has had many iterations of his character over the years from samurais to cooks to even a version of friendly artist, Bob Ross. This mash-up is of him laying down as a mermaid. We wanted to make sure that our makeover included multicolored crystals to highlight his…*ahem* added attributes. He is covered with over 2,400 crystals by hand taking over 7 hours per figure. This piece is limited to 3 numbered pieces.

War Machine Marketing has also designed a figure of the late Bea Arthur’s bartender character, ACKMENA. This was designed, as War Machine Marketing is the official sponsor for the sold-out 501st Legion Party during San Diego Comic Con 2018. The Ackmena figure will have 8 points of articulation as well as a blaster pistol, a pitcher and cup. This is a one of a kind action figure and the lucky winner of this item will have the ONLY carded version of this figure in the world!

 

FXhibition at San Diego Comic Con

FXhibition is coming back to San Diego Comic Con! You’ll be able to interact with the networks most beloved shows, through art and interactive technology! For the first time, FXhibition will incorporate NFC (near field communication) as part of innovative installations from hit shows such as Legion, American Horror Story, Mayans M.C. and Archer. This is all taking place on the lawn of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel!

FXhibition hours will be:

·         Thursday July 19th, 12pm – 6pm

·         Friday July 20th, 10am – 6pm

·         Saturday July 21st, 10am – 6pm

·         Sunday July 22nd, 10am – 2pm

FX’s recent Los Angeles-based pop-up “The LEGION Chamber” art instillation will make its Comic-Con debut, allowing cosplayers the thrilling opportunity to immerse themselves in an audiovisual experience commissioned by the internationally-acclaimed Marco Brambilla Studio. Once inside, participants will find themselves disconnected from the outside world -literally- and fully entrenched in the hypnotic digital realm of David Haller.

Fans will also have the opportunity to step inside the “AMERICAN HORROR STORY Eccentricities Gallery,” featuring a collection of art and oddities inspired by AHS lore. The experience is aided by Augmented Reality (AR) technology, which reveals the secrets behind the objects and clues to the series’ upcoming eighth installment.

Other sharable video and photo opportunities at FXhibition 2018 will include:

  • Mayans M.C. Deconstructed Bike Zone: The ultimate photo-op for biker fans. The deconstructed motorcycle is a bold display to introduce Mayans M.C., the highly-anticipated series from Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy. It will also feature a gallery of other acclaimed artists’ takes on the new series, including El Mac, David Flores and Oscar Magallanes.
  • Archer Sound Boxes: Fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get inside the heads of their favorite Archer characters with this whimsical installation by capturing a photo of themselves inside suspended sound boxes adorned with character art. Each sound box features classic sound bites from the show.
  • Sunny the 13th Sunscreen and Water Stations: FX will bring Camp Paddy’s Irish Pub to FXhibition in celebration of the upcoming 13th season of It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaThe space will feature playful camp-themed elements including a photo op, sunscreen and water stations.
  • FX 3D Me: Any fan can become an FX hero: Just by stepping into a state-of-the-art 360-degree scanner that captures your picture from all angles, you’ll be transported into a digital art piece from your favorite show. Participating fans will also have an opportunity to get a physical 3D figurine model of themselves.

For more details, and to figure out how to get yourself an NFC bracelet, make sure that you visit www.FXSDCC.com

YouTube Originals – Impulse

The critically acclaimed (100% on Rotten Tomatoes) YouTube Originals TV show, Impulse, will be make its debut at San Diego Comic Con! The show is produced by Doug Liman, and follows 16-year-old Henrietta (Maddie Hasson), who has just discovered an ability to transport. Unfortunately with new found discoveries, also come downsides, as she watches her life crumble around her, while her sister Jenna (Sarah Desjardins), grapples with issues of her own.

This panel will give you an inside look at this critically acclaimed series, as well as getting to watch scenes with the directors of the show! Explore the mysterious town of Reston, New York where 16-year-old Henrietta “Henry” Coles is an outsider. Everything changes for her when a traumatic encounter triggers an extraordinary ability to teleport – unleashing a new power she cannot control.

When – Thursday July 19th, 12 – 12:50pm
Where – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Panelists include – Maddie Hasson, Sarah Desjardins, Doug Liman, Lauren LeFranc, Gene Klein, David Bartis

I promise, you won’t want to miss out on this show, as Forbes says “Impulse is going to be a network defining show for YouTube”

KidRobot SDCC Exclusives!

Are you looking for some exclusives!?! Here is a sneak peak at what Kidrobot is bringing to San Diego Comic Con!

From Sanrio we’re serving up cute kitty realness with fries! In a plush container with removable fries this is a snack too adorable to eat. Need a burger to go with your fries? Pick up our new 2.5 inch plush burger charms– perfect for a key chain on backpack.

Feeling groovy? The Kidrobot x Jeremyville Chia Dunny helps you spread the love. Bring some art-forward foliage into your urban jungle with a Dunny that says Cha-Cha-Cha-CHIA! Inspired by 60s love, brighten your day with our SDCC exclusive.

It wouldn’t be a Comic Con for KR without a Bob’s Burgers exclusive. Get ready ready primp and gallop our way into your collection with this exclusive colorway of our fan-favorite Bobcephala Medium Figure. From the hit episode The Equestranauts and standing at 7 inches tall, Bobcephala steals back that extra special Chariot along with a place on your shelf.

We know you’re ready to brave the lines for these awesome figures!! Make sure you head on over to the Kidrobot booth, and fill up those shelves!!

Mr. Mercedes San Diego Comic Con Panel

Have you had enough Mr. Mercedes yet? Probably not!! To go along with the announcement of the Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience, there are now details on the panel that will be happening at San Diego Comic Con! The panel will be held on Thursday, July 19 from 8-9pm PT at the San Diego Convention Center room 7AB!

The second season takes place a year after Brady Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

Make sure you check out season 1 on AT&T AUDIENCE Network which can be found on DIRECTV Ch. 239 and AT&T U-verse Ch. 1114 and via streaming services on DIRECTV NOW, DIRECTV, and AT&T U-verse Apps. We will be doing a sneak peak article into season 2 as well, keep an eye out for that!!

Jason Liles “Rampage” Star Headed to San Diego Comic Con

Rampage is massive, ‘Rampage’ is fun, but the one thing that ‘Rampage’ is about more than anything is the relationship I have with my best friend, ‘George,’ played absolutely brilliantly and to perfection by Jason Liles.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Jason Liles, the co-star of the smash hit movie, “Rampage,” will be in attendance at San Diego Comic Con 2018!! Jason plays the lovable gorilla, George, the best friend of Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), who lives at the San Diego Wildlife Sanctuary. Jason, standing at 6’9″ committed himself to 6 full months of preparation: studying gorillas’ physicality, their psyche, their modes of both vocal and non-vocal communication, and most importantly, training on ape “arm extensions”  under the tutelage of King Kong himself, Terry Notary (top in the field) perfecting the art of a character enhanced by motion capture. Not only will Jason be attending all four days of the convention, but Warner Brothers will be installing a special replica of the silver-back albino gorilla, adjacent to the Omni Hotel!

Liles’ next big screen role as ‘King Ghidorah,’ a kaiju film monster that has golden-scaled wings and three heads in Legendary and Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” is expected to be the big box office hit coming out March 22, 2019. His work alongside two accomplished mo-cap actors, without a doubt, will be a focal point of the final version of the famous monster. In the film, Godzilla is pitted against some of the biggest monsters in pop culture history.