Hey Transfans, did you catch the Transformers show in Charlotte this weekend? I sure hope you did because it was an amazing show. Charticon is a new Transformer show (hosted in Charlotte NC) that took many by surprise. Most new cons suffer from the "new" factor as I call it but not this one. I do believe the attendance and overall fan reaction took the guys behind the show by surprise.
The Charlotte Comicon Summer Show was held today and I must say it was a near perfect day. Nice and sunny, no rain and it was a comfortable temperature. While it was nice outside it was hot inside with all kinds of fun things to do. This my friends, is one of the top one day shows in the Carolinas!
YES! But I do have a sad face. Why you ask? We all thought it would be in Florida again but the next show goes to........ Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Anaheim Convention Center, CA · April 16 - 19, 2015!! We will be there but man, Disney World was the bomb and I so wanted to go back but wait....Anaheim has Disney Land! Looks like we get CVII as a prep for EVII! Tickets go on sale next month and till then, check out the official site for CVII
Here you go guys, our final report (maybe) and this one is big. Pics from around the convention floor. You will see props, cosplay, some kick ass Alloy Iron Man figures and so much more! A huge thanks goes out to Troy Hasbrouck for getting us these photos. Next year we will be on site to deliver our readers a killer presentation. Till then, explore our galleries.
Super 7 has come out of nowhere to bring us something really special. As most of you know Super 7 is producing the original Alien figures from the 70's. These figures were scrapped due to the nature of the film and parental outrage. This year we will finally get these toys made from the original molds and if the line goes well, we will get more. For now check out the gallery.
Playarts and DC go hand in hand due to the incredible Batman pieces they both produce. Of course each company has their own style and products but i felt it would be cool to see them both together. I am a fan and I have met the guys behind some of the coolest DC products on the market. The B&W statues are sweet and so is the New 52 figures. Check em out after the jump!
Both Gentle Giant and Bridge Direct had some pretty incredible items on display. GG still rules the Star Wars Bust/ Statue market and Bridge Direct controls the Hobbit toy line. Both companies are outstanding and we want you to see some of their goods. I am still in disbelieve that we are getting a retro Wampa in the vintage line. More after the jump!
Mattel finally showed us a near complete Castle Greysskull and so much more! I am really digging the retro Batman series (Adam West for the win!) and He-Man is still strong as ever. You can check out the full gallery after the jump!
Kotobukiya had some kick ass collectibles on display at SDCC. I think we need to take a second look just in case we missed something. We did get a good look at the upcoming Mara Jade art work. I do believe this will be a part of our anniversary give-a-way next year (more on that latter). For now, enjoy the gallery.
Here is our final gallery for Hasbro; Marvel and G.I. JOE all in one! You have to check out the incredible Marvel display Hasbro had at the show. So much goodness in here so go ahead, click on through!
Next up from Hasbro is the mighty Transformers line. I have never been a major collector of the brand but I am slowly converting to the Transformers world of toys. Check out the gallery!