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Cosplay At SDCC 2015

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

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Here’s some pics I took of cosplayers while I was at SDCC 2015. I’ve got more photos of the show in general to show off as well, so stay tuned.

SDCC 2015 – Gentle Giant Studios – Comic-Con Exclusive 12″ G.I. Joe ‘Grunt’

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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Gentle Giant had an impressive list of exclusives at this year’s SDCC, including this 12″ G.I. Joe ‘Grunt’ figure.

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Essentially an upscaled model of the original ‘Grunt’ 3.75″ figure, this particular figure came in a sturdy wooden lock box.

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Inside, the figure is stored in a cushioned cutout, with his backpack, helmet, and service rifle on the opposite side. An awesome addition to any G.I. Joe fan’s collection.

SDCC 2015 – Official Suicide Squad Trailer

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Surprise, surprise! The Suicide Squad trailer got leaked from Comic-Con, prompting Warner Bros. to officially release it.

Anyway, I’m actually liking this quite a bit more than the Batman v. Superman trailer, and although I still think Leto’s Joker’s appearance is a bit off, the acting looks to be spot-on.

As an aside, the Deadpool trailer also got leaked, and although I won’t be linking it here, you can find it with a bit of Google-fu. It’s absolutely perfect in every way, and takes a lot of cues from the script that was leaked a couple of years back; even Colossus is in it! Ryan Reynolds tweeted that it will see an official release in about 3 weeks, because they have to finalize the VFX first, but other sources state it’ll be up later this week. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

SDCC 2015 – Dark Horse Comics – Black Ops III Comic

Monday, July 13th, 2015

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Dark Horse is doing a Black Ops III prequel comic.

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They were giving away a free preview at the show. It’s pretty interesting: the special operatives talk in a weird future slang, and new yen is a currency (Shadowrun, much?). I’m curious to see how the full comic pans out when it gets released later this year.

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SDCC 2015 – Tom Clancy’s The Division

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

At the off-site Xbox Lounge, among the various games on display, is a playable demo of the upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division; the same demo that was available at this year’s E3. Unfortunately, recording any gameplay footage was not allowed, however I can say that aside from being part of an obvious beta build, it is a solid game that expectedly takes a lot of design cues from the Ghost Recon series. so if you’ve played the Advanced Warfighter games, or the more recent Future Soldier, you’ll have a good idea on what to expect gameplay-wise.

SDCC 2015 – Hasbro – NERF Doomlands

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

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The newest line of NERF blasters and melee weapons, Doomlands is looking really damn cool. Themed around a sort of apocalyptic Western setting takes place in the year 2169, the line is set to release starting August. The line consists of:

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The Swift Justice knife

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The Vagabond pump-action blaster

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The Vigilance tomahawk

The Lawbringer hammer-action blaster

SDCC 2015 – Vikings Bludgeon Booth

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

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To promote their show ‘Vikings’ at San Diego Comic-Con, History channel has set up a “Bludgeon Booth” at the convention.

In the Bludgeon Booth, attendees get dressed up in Viking garb, choose their weapon, and, with all the strength and battle rage they can muster, slam the weapon down on a platform, upon which an attendant sprays them with red, sugary blood. This entire event is recorded in slow motion, mixed with footage from the show, and emailed to the attendee to do with as they wish. The above video is my own run through the booth; it was a lot of fun!

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What do attendees get for participating in the Bludgeoning Box, aside from the satisfaction of being coated in fake blood? A Vikings comic book, and a Vikings-branded drinking horn, which also allows the owner discounts on beer at select bars in the gaslamp district.

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Easily one of the best booths at this year’s SDCC.

Remember Furby?

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Well, thanks to the magic of licensing, Hasbro will soon be releasing a Chewbacca-themed Furby named, appropriately enough, Furbacca. No word on whether the giant sized variant will be available for purchase.

SDCC 2015 – Mega Bloks

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Mega Bloks line is also taking full advantage of some licensing their competitors wouldn’t ever consider adding to their fold.

  
The Call of Duty line is progressing with some new building sets, including a set themed after the popular Zombies mode from the Treyarch games.

  
The Halo line is also seeing a few new additions, such as this unnamed prototype set.

  
Finally, the most exciting addition to the Mega Bloks line displayed at the show is the addition of T-800 head and arm model kits.  

  

SDCC 2015 – BOOMco Licensed Halo Blasters

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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I don’t have a lot of experience with the BOOMco line, but licensing the Halo property to make a line of dart launchers is a strong move on Mattel’s part.

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The line consists of several blasters modeled after iconic Halo weapons from both the Human and Covenant forces, designed to fire foam-tipped darts. A consistent claim throughout the packaging of the blasters is their capability to fire up to 70 feet.

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This particular set, the USNC Covenant Battle Pack, is actually available for sale at the convention. I did manage to pick up a set, but I’ll have to wait until I get back to the headquarters before I do a hands-on review.

SDCC 2015 – WETA Workshop

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

WETA’s booth is chockfull of models and statues from some of their most popular projects, along with a few new things.

There’s this display of props from the upcoming Krampus, appropriately enough releasing thos holiday season.

There’s also a few sets of Alliance armor from the upcoming Warcraft movie, which if this setup is any indication will at the very least be a visually impressive film.

   
    

SDCC 2015 – LEGO Booth – Hulkbuster Vs Hulk

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

There is an awesome showing at the LEGO booth this year, including the latest LEGO building sets, such as the new Jurassic world themed sets, and the ultimate Star Wars minifig collection. Perhaps the most impressive feature at the booth, however is the Hulkbuster vs Hulk sculpture.

  

SDCC 2015 – DC Booth – Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice Costumes

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

At the DC comics booth, there are displays of the costumes from the upcoming Batman versus Superman movie. Above is an image of the armored suit Batman will wear when facing off against Superman, inspired by the suit worn by Batman in the Dark Knight Returns. Also featured at the booth are the standard Batsuit, Superman’s outfit, and Wonder Woman’s outfit.

   
    

Tactical Fanboy Is On Site At San Diego Comic-Con

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Tactical Fanboy is on site at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2015.

Tactical Fanboy Is In San Diego!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Tactical Fanboy is in San Diego for SDCC, which starts tomorrow. Remember, you can keep up with the coverage through the site, or through Instagram at instagram.com/tacticalfanboy.

Tactical Fanboy Will Be Attending The 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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Tactical Fanboy will be attending the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International taking place July 9-12. I’ll be on the ground floor, covering the latest and greatest toys, comics, video games, and everything else the show has to offer. You can keep up with the coverage through the site, or through Instagram at instagram.com/tacticalfanboy.