The Squibbles Ink and Rotofugi booth had a number of Shawnimal products (Caliente Wee Sticker, Ninjatown Macho Micro Plush, Zipper Charms and Plushform). There were also a few new prototypes on display including the Tear Drips (Travis Lampe) and Marshall (64 Colors).
Mimoco might have set a record for the number of Comic Con booths (3) as well as total gigabytes (pushing a million?). Prominently on display was the Star Wars Series 2 line of mimobots. With the recently announced C-3PO, the lineup was set with 4 new characters (The Emperor, Wicket and The Emperor's Royal Guard). They also re-released the R2-D2 8GB mimobot just for the show (250 pieces).
The other big announcement was that Gary Baseman has designed a pair of new mimobots. The MODman (pictured above) and Venison flash drives are sure to be a hit with the kids.
The UNKL booth had a number of new products, which they were making available daily. The largest of them - Mak.Po - is one we have been eagerly awaiting. They also had a new lineup of HazMaPo, as well as various SUG and UlliGUS vinyls.
If you're into wrestling or monsters or wrestling monsters...you obviously had to check out the Kaiju Big Battel booth. Toy-wise, they had their Vegetius figure available. Not only did they have the original, but there was also a SDCC Exclusive glow-in-the-dark version. And tons of shirts and videos.
The World of Mr Toast booth might have been the only place at Comic Con that made me crave some breakfast. Toast, eggs and bacon? It's sounds like it's time to head over to IHOP. The Vampire Toast, which is the SDCC exclusive, just needed a little jelly and it would have been perfect.
Patrick Morgan and Cranky Studios had a booth to promote their Whaleboy figure. This figure has been on our radar screen for a while now, and it looks as if the final product has lived up to our expectations. The changeable faces is a great bonus and there was a neutral version of the figure on display.
The October Toys/Toy Break booth had one of the creepiest looking displays at Comic Con...the Z.O.M.B.I.E. girl. The cadaver was their to promote their new Series 1 Z.O.M.B.I.E.s line, which is currently available in 4 colorways: green, blue, white and glow-in-the-dark. The line is clearly inspired by the 80's M.U.S.C.L.E. men figures, and who didn't love those?
They also had their Bandwa figures available. They look as if the Gwins got a good dosage of kaiju.
Frank Kozik's booth had one of my favorite new figures, the above pictured Big Army Man #1. Who doesn't recall playing with those supermarket bought green army guys? Now you can buy a giant one! And the pacifists among us can swap out the gun for a broom. Very cool!
The other standout item was the Beethoven Bust (done in A Clockwork Orange style). If I only had room in my luggage...
On Saturday, July 26th, the Angry Panda Project will debut at San Diego Comic Con (Booth #3149). It will showcase the Panda-like figures customized by noteworthy artists. Each Panda design showcased represents the artist's take on answering the question, "Why is the panda angry?" The designs vary significantly as the interpretation of the question is subject to the artists' individual life experiences, artistic style, and perspective on social issues.
Plasticgod, one of the commissioned artists on the project, will be present to showcase his work and explain his interpretation of the Angry Panda Project from 3:00-5:00pm.
Strangekiss had their first vinyl toy prominently on display. David Lanham's Zog, as well a special Murder variant from Frank Kozik, are now available. But since there are only a small amount of the overall run here, Strangekiss will be doing a raffle. Others will be able to pick them up online once they arrive.
Also on display were the killer customs from Leecifer. Is it me, or do they almost look powdery? There were two giant male and female sperm (from Shane Geil) watching over the booth. And you could pick up a number of Strangekiss exclusives, including the very cool Blue Ho Chi Minh Bust from Kozik.