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!
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!
The figures will be 3″ tall with seven points of articulation (Shoulders, Wrists, Head, Torso, Legs), and will feature detailed sculpts based on the characters with character-specific weapons and accessories. The first line will feature Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, and Jazz from the heroic Autobots, and representing the Decepticons will be Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, and Thundercracker.
Three chase figures will also be floating around, with a rarity of 1/24, 1/48 and 1/72 depending on the figure. Who those characters are, we have no idea (my bet is going to Shockwave as one of them). The figures will retail for around $13 per figure, with a case going for around $104.
Mimoco was at NY Toy Fair with tons of new mimobots, including a new size for their flash drives!
Making their debut at the show was the new mimobots from “My Little Pony”, which included Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, and Rarity, who (as her name implies) will be a rare exclusive down the line. Also brought out were a smaller keychain sized mimobot mini, with Star Wars and DC Comics characters on display for those.
Speaking of DC, Mimoco had many varieties of DC Comics characters on display, either retro or modern style. Also at Toy Fair were mimobots from Adventure Time, GI Joe, Transformers, Hello Kitty, Star Trek (both the original and TNG), Star Wars, a line of Presidential drives, and a few Bruce Lee ones.
Check out the gallery below for more images from the Mimoco booth!
“The Loyal Subjects” trekked out from California and braved the big snowstorm to make it to NY Toy Fair 2013, and brought plenty of goodies to show off.
The vinyl toy makers brought their line of blind box GI Joe vinyl figurines, which includes Duke, Cobra Commander, Destro, Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, Snow Job, Zartan, Gung Ho, and some random mystery characters.
Debuting for the first time were their blind box Transformers line, which includes Optimus Prime, Megatron, Soundwave, Jazz, Bumblebee, Grimlock, and a few other surprises not shown. The company also had their custom skateboards available, their designer “Chaos Bunnies” figures, and a multitude of great looking t-shirts that I would, and may have to, kill to get my hands on. Same goes for the Transformers figurines, but company owner Jonathan Cathey is personally guarding those to keep them out of my paws.
Check out our exclusive images in the gallery below!
In an interview with Super Hero Hype, the original (and thankfully current) voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, said he was happy with the way the integrity of Optimus Prime has remained:
“I’m glad that he’s maintained his character, although in number three we see another side of Optimus Prime that is unique in its own: His ability to be vulnerable and to show weakness and character. They’re very strong human qualities. No matter how good a person can be, at some point or another in their life they’re gonna fall. We see that side of Optimus when he loses his temper. There’s vengeance and anger, but I think that’s a trait we all have in one way or another. I hope in four, and I hope we do four and five for that matter, that we explore the human nature side of a villain. Forgiveness, compassion, and understanding, which is very essential in maintaining the strength of any character.”
Cullen sounds like he is on board for the sequels, and rightfully so since it must be a royally massive payday for the actor. The biggest question was who should direct them, and Cullen is very content with keeping Bay on board:
That’s a really great question. Michael Bay certainly is known as a commander in chief to be able to control so many aspects of a huge production, it’s like being a general. There’s a creative element, there’s the action element. It would certainly require a director capable of putting those huge pieces together. It’s quite a challenge. I don’t want to suggest anyone in particular, I think to find a director would be just as important as finding an actor playing a certain role that you know will guarantee the character will be successfully portrayed because the entire movie requires that combination.
One thing we can all agree on, at least it’s not Uwe Boll.
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