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Milking The Cow Dry

Armand Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The San Diego Comic Convention is here once again, where comic freaks and toy geeks from all over the world converge at one of the planet's biggest multigenre fan convention. Expanding to more than just comics, including everything pop culture such as horror, anime, manga, animation, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. Going to Comic Con should be on your "Things I need to do before I grow old" list.

I'd definitely love to go to Comic Con one of these days. 4 days of comics, toys, and games is something one should not pass. What more could a geek like me ask for innit? Seeing as how major SDCC is to the fanboys, the manufacturers would usually take this opportunity to sell exclusive merchandise to the few hundred thousand people visitors who are lucky enough to make their way to SDCC.

Though exclusive as it may be, sometimes big evil capitalist like Hasbro and Sideshow do sell their items way beyond the convention. I managed to snag a SDCC Exclusive Mighty Muggs Ironman from Isetan, so yeah go figure. Now apparently Hot Toys is also getting in on the act. Hot Toys will be producing an Ironman Mark 3 exclusively for SDCC. Yeap, you heard right folks, another variant to the Ironman suit. This time in Gunmetal Grey with a hint of tarnish and rust. Honestly it doesn't look half bad. Pick it up If you have spare cash lying around the house or underneath your bed. I wouldn't mind getting me one. 

Other Sideshow SDCC exclusives worth mentioning is the Crimson Cobra Commander and Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise Twin pack. So for those of you living in Singapore and wanna score these Exclusive figures, head on down to Simply Toys and make your pre-orders. Pre-orders for non attendees will open on the 15th of May. 


daphne said...

im part of the team that organises the Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention 2009. is there an email address i can send updates to? would be great if you could get in touch with me!


Anonymous said...

Comic-Con is awesome. I went in 07 and am going this year. I highly suggest it. For anyone reading this who is thinking about it has sold out early this and last year so it probably will in the future. There is a rumor that it will be moved from San Diego to Vegas next year though.