Playmobil had a presence at New York Comic Con 2017, and used this event as their exclusive platform to debut their next line of Ghostbusters figures.
Featuring figures and vehicles from Ghostbusters 2 and The Real Ghostbusters, we don’t know much details about these little guys yet but they sure look great. The RGB figures will be sold with their vehicles, but there was sparse info about how the GB2 figures will be sold, whether they will be part of a playset or have any vehicles such as the Ecto-1A. Here is hoping we get a Statue of Liberty playset out of this!
This was literally our first stop at NYCC 2017, and we hope you enjoy (and salivate over this) as much as we did!
Here is a look at the entries for the Banpresto World Figure Colosseum, an event where sculptors make insanely awesome statues based on Dragon Ball and One Piece and compete to see who will reign supreme. The event happened during NYCC 2017, and there were many breathtaking entries, as you will see in the video above. Stay tuned for more coverage from NYCC!
Kidrobot has four New York Comic Con exclusives that will be available for pre-order on NYCC.kidrobot.com starting Monday, August 22nd! A limited amount of each exclusive will be available to pre-order at a special pre-order price for New York Comic Con pick-up only. Quantities of each exclusive will be reserved for purchase at New York Comic Con.
Please note: Pre-orders are available for pick-up at New York Comic Con 2016 only. Order number, valid ID and badge must be presented at pick-up. Name on ID and order must match. You must pick-up on the day that you selected at checkout.
Howie Phillips Blue Metallic 3″ Dunny from The Odd Ones by Scott Tolleson
Limited Edition 1000 pieces
Brandt Peters Lord Strange White Colorway 8″ Dunny
Limited Edition 100 pieces
The Simpsons Glow In The Dark Radioactive Man 3″ Mini Figure
Limited Edition 1000 pieces
New York Comic Con is the hub for East Coast cosplayers to show off their finest threads, tentacles, tails, and sometimes cybernetic attachments. While we were unable to get photos of every single costume parading around the Javitts Center, we did get a decent amount to share with you, continuing here in our second part of this two-article gallery. From cute and sexy, to creative or accurate, to the just plain weird, check out over 40 shots of some of what we saw!
Look out! Here comes the Spiderman! Only this time, it’s his movie counterpart and his brand new video game sequel.
Developed by Beenox, “The Amazing Spiderman 2” will be out just before the theatrical release of the movie it is based on, and is just as much a sequel for the first game. Expanding into a wider open world environment, the game will now feature more RPG elements, including a “Hero or Menace” mechanic that either rewards or penalizes players depending on how well they keep up with crime.
In an interview done at Polygon, the designers revealed that there will be plenty of new features:
“Webs are a big part of Spider-Man, so the cool things we’re doing differently this time is that we have different types of webbing,” he said. “We have your typical impact webbing, your regular vanilla webbing. We are also going to have cryo-webbing. It sort of adds an RPG-like element.”
The webs will also now attach to buildings, and players can use the left and right triggers to have more control of their web slings.
“The Amazing Spider Man 2” will be available next year for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Windows PC.
Manga publisher Viz was in full force at New York Comic Con 2013, revealing five new titles for the company set to debut in the coming months.
These titles include “Terra Formars” by Kenichi Tachibana, “My Love Story!!” by Kazune Kawahara and Aruko (what is up with the Japanese and their use of multiple exclamation marks… at least it’s not My Full Metal Love Story), “Black Rose Alice” by Setona Mizushiro, “Battle Royale: Angels’ Border” by Koushin Takami, Mioko Ohnishi, and Youhei Ogumi, and “Time Killers” by Kazue Kato (a short story collection).
The one that has been getting the most attention so far is the announcement of Terra Formars, which was a Manga Taisho nominee and has been receiving much acclaim overseas. It has a plot similar to Starship Troopers from what I have dug up about it, so if any anime fans want to give us more details about it and the other titles here, please do so.
Not much more word is available on when these titles will be released, but we’ll keep you updated as we find out.
Dead of alive, you’re coming with me… even though your price is more than I want to spend…
Square Enix was at NYCC 2013 with plenty of items that I am looking forward to, but my favorite had to be their trio of Robocop figures. Based on the original 1987 version with Peter Weller and the upcoming 2014 version with Joel Kinnaman, the company is releasing nine-inch figures to make every Robo fan happy. Each figure will come with multiple hands and his infamous gun and will most likely debut around early February to tie in with the release of the new movie.
While they all look amazing, even the new movie version (surprisingly), it is worth noting that the figures were accompanied with a small placard warning potential buyers that these figures were pending licensor approval. In other words, the plug could still be pulled on the figures, or their likenesses may change from what you saw at NYCC 2013, but most likely everything should be fine, just like the Hot Toys Robocop figure was.
Expect the price point to be around $80-90 for these immense figures. Stay tuned for more info as we get closer to the potential release date.
Breakout hit from the Cartoon Hangover webseries, “Bravest Warriors” will be receiving an action figure treatment by early next year.
Based on Pendleton Ward’s other immensely popular animated series (the first being “Adventure Time”), these bendy figures will come from Pop Culture Shock Toys, which had them making their world debut at New York Comic Con 2013. On display were Chris, Beth, Wallow and Danny, but sadly no Catbug has joined them just yet (luckily, there already plushies of that adorable insectoid feline). Pop CUlture Shock will also be releasing plush and bobblehead items to join the first quarter 2014 release of these bendies, so stay tuned for more info to be revealed most likely by Toy Fair 2014.
One of the biggest reveals that came out of New York Comic Con this year was for a movie, but not exactly a movie. Rather, Hasbro showed off a sneak peek of a new Optimus Prime action figure, which is based on his appearance in the upcoming fourth transformers movie, “Age of Extinction”.
The figure, which is part of their Leader Class line, does in fact transform, just not as much as other figures can due to the intricacy of the sculpting, and comes with a sword (for some reason) and a bizarrely shaped gun that Rob Liefield would love. No price point has been revealed yet, and an exact release date is not certain, but at the very least we know what we are getting ourselves into now when the next Michael Bay movie comes out. What other characters will be getting makeovers? We can only wonder, but this new Optimus does not look so horrible… for a Bayformer, at least.
Check out more pics of this figure, as well as other new Transformers from the Hasbro Party over at Seibertron!
From October 11-14, New York Comic Con 2012 was held with a record 116,000 people flooding the Jacob Javits Center. With the entire convention center filled with comic book & entertainment companies, video game booths, cosplayers, vendors, and general comic nerds like myself, it was a busy weekend to say the least. One of my favorite parts of NYCC, and any comic con, is visiting Artists Alley, where all of the illustrators hang out and do their thing. This year, I decided to celebrate the artists and creativity, all while playing a little game with them.
“The Five Line Game” is simple; one artist draws five random lines on a piece of paper, and then another artist finishes those lines (using as many more lines as he needs) to complete the drawing. After that, that artist turns the page and draws a new set of five lines, and we pass it down to the next artist, and so on and so forth. All the while, we spoke with these illustrators about their creative process and what the words “creativity” and “inspiration” mean to them.
Big thanks to all of the artists that helped us out and played the game with us! While you are here, go check out their sites!