Sideshow Collectibles – Pacific Rim

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Sideshow Collectibles are one of the Best creators of Models and Memorabilia out there. They create the best collectibles of our favorite characters and icons from the worlds of film, television, comic books and popular culture. There are other cool manufacturers out there, but not as good as Sideshow Collectibles. As for Comic-Con that is the biggest convention of Pop Culture in the world which takes place in San Diego, and in these pictures are the models for Pacific Rim which I loved. I usually try to get my hands on any Robot Memorabilia out there like Transformers, Reel Steel, and now Pacific Rim.

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Above is Gypsy Danger, one of the heroes of Pacific Rim, a Third Generation Jaeger meant to kick the Kaiju back to where they came from. The movie revolves around it’s main operator and it is one hell of a robot, and Sideshow made one very cool model of it, and its already available for PreOrder which I placed with AlterEgoComics. It’s rare to get such a high quality robot piece and this one looks to be one hell of a Jaeger just from the pictures at Comic-Con

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This was a surprise for me, another Jaeger, Striker Eureka, “the strongest and the fastest” Jaeger with 11 Kaiju kills, and make up the Resistance’s “go-to team”. It was one very cool looking Jaeger, and now that Sideshow has developed it into one very cool looking model I love it. It’s not up for PreOrder yet, but when it is, I am ordering it. The pair of Jaegers will look good together, and it will give me something to enjoy while I wait for Del Toro to come up with the sequel for Pacific Rim which revolves around Drifting. If you haven’t seen the movie, you should go see it.

Link: DailyDead

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Assassin’s Creed 4 Meets Parkour in Real Life

Now this seems epic, a real life Assassin’s Creed in Comic-Con based on the 4th iteration of this very fun game. This guy has some skills as the asssassin, and the perfect music to play with this adventure across Comic-Con. I played the original Assassin’s Creed and it was a great game, and after each version it seems to be getting better.

London Film & Comic Con

I was in London for about 6 days, first day meetings, then Saturday and Sunday off, then nonstop meetings until the hour I leave. As I woke up I got a tweet from my fellow nerd @Qatami that the London Film & Comic Con is going on right now, it was 9:30 am when I got the Tweet. By 9:36 am I showered, changed, and already was in a cab to Olympia halls for an event that I didn’t know was going and was extatic to attend.

As I drove in there was a ridiculously long line, at least 1.5 kilos going around the building at around 10am, I knew it was the right line because half of the people in line were in costume, so I walked all the way back and waited, I thought it was just a ridiculously long line, but turns out it wasn’t open yet to the general public, just the gold ticket holders who bought their tickets earlier. So when they opened the line started flowing and about 20 mins later I was inside, and the first thing in front of me was the beautiful Batmobile from the 1989 Batman with Michael Keaton.

As I started walking I had no plan was so ever and didn’t know anything that was going on, I opened up the map and read Artist’s corner so that’s where I love going, not including the toys. I went with a certain amount of cash which disappeared within three hours and I was planning to spend the whole day there. There was just too much for my nerdery to resist, art work, models, one of pieces, and so much more to see. I was literally overwhelmed, I was smiling so much it gave me headache, I tried walking around in a systematic fashion but sometimes I would lose myself when I see some cool stuff and can’t help but head in that direction.

I picked up as much Transformers, DC Comics, and Marvel Art Work that I could put together from some amazing Artists and some of them are one pieces that I love. I don’t even know where I want to put them, in vault or a vacuum sealed room to just look at them and enjoy them. I really don’t know what to do, and honestly it wasn’t enough time to go and talk to these people. Some of them are really nice guys and very easy to talk to, laid back, and I know half of them by heart and other I recognized from the Marvel, IDW, and DC comics that I read. I think they thought I was nuts but they were really nice about it. I even met some amazing actors who were really really nice and cool to talk to like: Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Andromeda), Holly Marie Combs (Charmed, Pretty Little Liars), Alec Baldwin (Chuck, Serenity, Stargate SG-1, Firefly, & Independence Day), Robert Maschio (Dr Todd from Scrubs (The High Fiving Guy)), and Al Leong (Big Trouble Little China, Die Hard, & Lethal Weapon). Seriously they were all very nice and I chatted with them for a bit, felt a surreal because some of them were in character which was cool.

It was a hell of an event and I could keep on going about how fantastic it is, but every Film & Comic nut has to go once in their life time. This experience has taught me that I have to to go San Diego Comic Con which is taking place right now. There are just some things in life that every man must do, and the San Diego Comic Con is the biggest thing for every nerd, the largest Pop Culture event in the world, so many gathered in one place.


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Dubai Comic Con – MEFCC

I have been thinking about Comic Con in San Diego for the past decade I’m honestly not happy that I didn’t go while I was in the US. Then MEFCC came to mind when I was traveling in Dubai for a quick business trip, and it was a few months ahead, so I went booked it kept waiting for it to come around and I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was excited.

I got the VIP Tickets which basically means you get to go early before the crowd and skip a few lines or go to the shorter lines. What was great is that you get to meet a lot of Artists and Publishers, then there were so many comics and manga available but it was a bit of a mess trying to figure it out. I liked seeing all the different kinds of models available there and it was hard resisting the urge to buy anything, I picked up one Street Fighter Comic Book from there which I was looking forward to reading. Kinokuniya & Jashanmal had a strong presence at the Comic Con with a lot of books and comics.

What I liked was meeting a few artists from Top Cow which is a publisher out of California, picked up a few pieces from them. Then the top floor which was very cool highlighting local talent, and there was a lot of local talent. Then there was the a few model makes who can make pretty much anything for you which is very very cool. There were quite a few actors who were there from different movies and tv shows which is very cool and you could get access to them, I didn’t have time since I was on a schedule. Overall the whole thing was very organized, a bit on the small side but a lot of fun, my hat goes off to them for doing something like this.

Be warned there are a lot of pics! Enjoy


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