• SirSteve's Guide New York Comic Con 2011 Coverage

      New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Their show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. SirStevesGuide.com will be there to bring the latest action figure and collectible related goodness!

      New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world -- Gotham City. New York Comic Con attracted over 96,000 attendees in 2010, easily making it the second largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the country. And Crain's New York Business has ranked NYCC as the second largest event in New York City! The New York Comic Con runs from October 13-16th.

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      Comments 17 Comments
      1. SirSteve's Avatar
        SirSteve -
        The tiny molded figures are called "Fighter Pods" and fit into the little round "pods". More to come!
      1. Tycho's Avatar
        Tycho -
        Thank you for the excellent coverage of the NYCC, Steve!
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Thanks to your shots of the mixed Lucasfilm Collectors panel, it looks like a reveal on Medicom 1:6 C-3PO and R2-D2, the ones I reported on seeing back at San Diego Comic-Con that they pulled minutes before that show opened. I am wondering if Lucasfilm asked Sideshow to hold their reveal back for NYCC here.

        Dude, that Think Geek stuff is great!
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        I've organized the Hasbro gallery and updated the news. Also, Steve has added some new shots already, which I've linked in the news, and more will be coming up in a few hours. And I've changed the behavior of the Hasbro galleries so that the initial view has the updated shots as the first ones displayed (those settings for the photo galleries are user-customizable though, so you can change that and how many thumbs on a page to suit your tastes).
      1. Droid's Avatar
        Droid -
        Thanks for the great coverage!
      1. Darth Windu's Avatar
        Darth Windu -
        Is it possible to get a closer look at the Titanium Anakin's Jedi Starfighter? The shot of it seems to show a figure inside the cockpit. Is this true, or a trick of the light?
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        The sweetest thing I've seen from the Con:

        ROAD PIG!!!!!

        'Bout freakin' time. Zandar, Gnawgahyde, Zanya, Burn Out, Zanzibar, and Thrasher are just icing; buy Road Pig at the bargain price of $50 and get six other 'Noks for free!
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Steve got some out-of-case pics this morning, I've updated the news with the links. The Naboo Fighter pics in the Movie Heroes Vehicles category are amazing, they used a small cheat to get an R2 figure to fit but it's a worthy one, and there's a TON of playability in there along with some nice detail sculpting.

        Quote Originally Posted by Darth Windu View Post
        Is it possible to get a closer look at the Titanium Anakin's Jedi Starfighter? The shot of it seems to show a figure inside the cockpit. Is this true, or a trick of the light?
        Sorry, Steve is already at the airport, no way to go back now. But I am pretty sure that it's just light, those sets look unchanged from what we already have.
      1. SirSteve's Avatar
        SirSteve -
        I actually seen his PM he sent me and took a look... sorry, no pilot.
      1. SirSteve's Avatar
        SirSteve -
        Also, the Fighter Pods are SQUISHY which make them easy to fall over during play.
      1. sonofsokol's Avatar
        sonofsokol -
        Thank you for all the amazing photos and information. Your work is greatly appreciated!
      1. Darth Windu's Avatar
        Darth Windu -
        Quote Originally Posted by SirSteve View Post
        I actually seen his PM he sent me and took a look... sorry, no pilot.
        Bugger! Thanks for the info though, much appreciated
      1. jedibear's Avatar
        jedibear -
        Thanks for all of the photos (from every conceivable angle!) of Hasbro's forthcoming offerings at NYCC- as always, your work's great and your efforts a greatly appreciated. I'm actually looking forward to the Vintage carded Episode One stuff...but...no Jar Jar (on vintage card)? Love him or loathe him, he was a major part of Episode One...
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        I'm also sad about the lack of Vintage Jar Jar. Maybe elsewhere in the line, he'll show up. I don't really care for the TPM logo on the TVC cards. I wish they'd used the classic "Episode I" logo that's already been around forever instead. The AOTC logo looks like the ESB one, and the ROTJ logo looks like the ROTS one, so I think it would have been fine for them to go with the EI look since the ANH cards only say "Star Wars." Anyway . . . I'm glad that Mawhonic is shorter than other Gran. I can't really tell in the movie, but source material always says he was. I also like how he has his flag. Between his flag and the ones in the two Walmart podrace-themed sets, it'll be nice to have so many of them.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Apart from Vintage Jar Jar, I'm also a little disappointed at the lack of Gungan bongo or Battle Droid troop carrier (the small one seen during the invasion, which Lego has done a few times). The troop carrier might still get done as a Clone Wars tie-in, but I was thinking this might be the last great opportunity to get out a bongo, even a scaled-down one (and no, the tiny one with Obi-Wan from 2000 doesn't count).
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        I must admit, if done in something close to the proper scale (or even just a two-seater), the Bongo is something I doubt I could pass on.
      1. jedibear's Avatar
        jedibear -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        ...I don't really care for the TPM logo on the TVC cards. I wish they'd used the classic "Episode I" logo that's already been around forever instead. The AOTC logo looks like the ESB one, and the ROTJ logo looks like the ROTS one, so I think it would have been fine for them to go with the EI look since the ANH cards only say "Star Wars."...
        I'm with you there...I was hoping the EpOne vintage card would have utilized the standard-looking "Star Wars-Episode One" treatment instead of the one we're getting. At least this "vintage" EpOne logo isn't as tacky looking as the "Expanded Universe" one.

        And yeah, I think including the flags with the Pod Racer pilots is a cool touch...the only thing missing that would put that over the top (in a good way) would be a sand-style figure stand to display the figure and flag together...the flag inclusion on it's own is still cool though...
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