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SDCC 2007: Toy Tokyo (Booth #5331)

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If you've been to San Diego Comic Con, you know where to find the Toy Tokyo booth...they're always right along that left hand wall.  The NYC based toy store had a number of exclusive figures for sale, and unfortunately for some collectors, some sold out quickly.   The Tokyo Plastic and Plaseebo stuff was great, as always...but I was excited to finally see the retro Mad Balls on display.  Brings back memories of elementary school...and eating paste.

2007 SDCC coverage sponsored by Max Toy Co

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SDCC 2007: Upper Deck (Booth #2829)

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Even though Upper Deck is most well known for their trading card division, their vinyl toys have taken off.  The All-Star Vinyl figures that were on display included Tom Brady in a retro Patriots jersey as well as LeBron James in his retro, bright orange Cavaliers jersey.  Personally, I would like the powder blue and brown Cavs jersey.  The upcoming Martin Brodeur  and LaDainian Tomlinson vinyl figures were also being shown off.

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Also, the new Subcasts line (now with a live website) was on display.  The polyresin action figure line is being designed by miQ Willmott and the TWEEQIM Creative Lab.  The Spider-Man figure is the first of the Marvel line to be released.  There were also prototypes of Iron Man, Ghost Rider and Wolverine at the booth.  And they will be releasing Thor, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk as well.

2007 SDCC coverage sponsored by Max Toy Co

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SDCC 2007: Gargamel (Booth #4837)

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When regular folks hear the name Gargamel, they probably think of that creepy old guy from the Smurfs.  When vinyl toy collectors hear the name Gargamel, they think of the Japanese toy company that produces some of the best looking kaiju figures available.  The company had several secret releases and there was talk that they were taking Polaroids of customers so that the same people didn't snag all of the exclusives.

2007 SDCC coverage sponsored by Max Toy Co

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SDCC 2007: Jermaine Rogers (Booth #4935)

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Jermaine Rogers is well-known for his rock poster artwork, but over the years, he has transformed some of his characters into vinyl form.  The Lifesize Squires (at 2 feet long and 2 feet tall) are sure to creep out any visitor to your home.  The SDCC exclusives was limited to a run of 10 pieces and would set you back a paycheck or two ($900).

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Also available was the 129 Multiple Personalities Collectors Set.  It includes: Glow 129, 'Judgment of the Dero' 129, SDCC 2007 Exclusive
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, 'Veil: Specimen 129' Regular Edition and the 'Stealth' 129 Red Clear.  If you liked Jermaine's Dero figure, you'll definitely love these.

2007 SDCC coverage sponsored by Max Toy Co

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SDCC 2007: Huckleberry Toys (Booth #4151)

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Raymond and Toy2R took over one half of the Huckleberry Toys booth to show off their custom Bart Simpson Qee collection...as well as some new and old products.  The work these artists did is even more awe inspiring in person.

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Huckleberry Toys is known for producing the 10" tall Gwen Stefani fashion doll.  They had her on display, but what caught my eye was the retro inspired McDonaldland characters.  I feel sad for kids today, who only see Ronald McDonald in their commercials.  Series 1 includes Ronald McDonald, Grimace, Hamburglar, Captain Crook and Mayor McCheese.

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SDCC 2007: Kaiju Big Battel (Booth #4732)

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Everyone's favorite monster wrestling league - Kaiju Big Battel - released their first vinyl figure - Sky Deviler.  The piece is produced in collaboration with Marmit and is limited to 100 pieces.  If you've never seen these guys in person or on DVD, it's a definite must see.  I've been waiting for them to produce vinyl figures, as it only seems fitting, and now the wait is over.  For the next few figures, I'd have to vote for: Slo Feng, Dusto Bunny, Dr. Cube, Unibouzu and Uchu Chu.

2007 SDCC coverage sponsored by Max Toy Co

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SDCC 2007: McFarlane Toys (Booth #2601)

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McFarlane Toys had a number of their stylized Spawn figures on display.  Personally, I like the feel of these figures rather than the more detailed Spawn series.  They're nice and simple, and give off more of a comic-like aura.

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Also, if you're a fan of The Godfather films (and really...who isn't?), McFarlane was showing off a Don Vito Corleone figure as well as the Godfather 3D Movie Poster.  Just nothing from Godfather 3...OK?  We like to pretend that thing never happened!

2007 SDCC coverage sponsored by Max Toy Co

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SDCC 2007: Mezco Toys (Booth #4145)

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For all of the children of the 80's, the Mezco booth conjured up memories of Cyndi Lauper singing Goonies 'R' Good Enough.  Probably because of The Goonies toys.  The company ws showing off it's action figure line from the 1985 hit movie...proving the adage - better late than never.  The first series includes Sloth, Chunk, Mouth, Mikey and Data.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they do an Anne Ramsey action figure.  O...sweet ol' Mama Fratelli!

2007 SDCC coverage sponsored by Max Toy Co

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SDCC 2007: mimoco (Booth #5030)

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The only USB flash drives I'll use - mimobots - were on display at mimoco's Comic Con booth.  They had the brand new Series 2 lineup - including the pupStar mimobot we debuted - for folks to gaze at.  This new series is designed by Dino Albert and has introduced us to 3 new cap designs (new ears!).

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And if you're a fan of the Happy Tree Friends, mimoco has introduced Series 1 of the HTF mimobots.  Series 1 includes Happy and Gory versions of Giggles, Flippy and The Mole and will come preloaded with Happy Tree animations, screensavers and much more.

The mimoco crew will also be distributing the first ever mimozine...which is a magazine stuffed into a flash drive (not literally).  On it, you'll find animations, games, interviews and concert footage from Art Brut.  (Great...now I have Formed A Band stuck in my head)  And check out the custom vimobots that won mimoco's custom design contest.

2007 SDCC coverage sponsored by Max Toy Co

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