July 27th, 2008
It’s been a loooong and tiring 5 days of San Diego Comic Con goodness and I loved every minute of… the scary part is that I wasn’t even there! Thanks to many friends attending and the AWESOME SDCC coverage from Sideshow, I had the next best thing to being there… and here’s some Predator goodies that caught my eye!
This year was actually a little disappointing for Predator fans, there was only minimal new announcements for Predators and nothing really on a grand scale. Personally I was hoping to a new Predator 2 Maquette from Sideshow to go with the Predator 1 Maquette, but no dice.
But before we begin, I have to say a HUGE thanks to Sideshow who has pretty much the biggest and coolest booth at the show… they had live cams to I could watch the action and had a 24 hour chat going all week so I could hook up with fellow Sideshow nuts. Not only that but I hauled a TON of cool prizes from the trivia contests (I think other people in chat were getting peeved lol!) but we all had a blast and I genuinely enjoyed every minute of it. Huge thanks to Sideshow Corie, Sideshow Marc and Sideshow Amy for hosting the chat and helping us feel like part of the SDCC!
Now for the products… first off, my absolute FAVORITE piece at the con is this AMAZING full-size General Grievous bust, it is off the hook!
This is a gorgeous piece that apparently a few people knew was on the way but I had no idea. You can check out all the pics and pre-order this if you want here by clicking HERE!
In terms of Predators, there’s not a whole lot to announce, although a few cool pieces to get the juices going until the Cinemaquette Predator starts shipping! First off, we have the new Sideshow Predator 2 Diorama piece.
This is the latest piece in their Diorama series for Predators and Aliens, and you can see more photos of this piece and pre-order it by clicking here! This link is for the exclusive edition, which comes with both a masked and unmasked head… you might want to grab this quick if you want it, it will sell out quite fast.
Next up is a couple of cool new Hot Toys figures in their 14″ poseable line. First up is the cool Predator 2 Lost Hunter, which is based on the ‘borg’ Predator as seen in the group of Lost Hunters at the end of Predator 2.
This is a very cool piece and I hope they continue to do the rest of the Lost Hunters, would be an amazing diorama with all these guys! More photos and order information by clicking here, and again this will sell out quick like all the other HT releases.
Another VERY exciting piece from Hot Toys is their AvP Machiko figure, which is based off the Machiko AvP comic book character.
This is a very unique figure in the series and looks absolutely awesome! You can see more pictures and pre-order information by clicking here!
NECA was also on hand and revealed their new mid-cloaking AvPR Wolf Predator figure. This is the latest in their AVPR figures, which has been quite cool. You can read all about this figure on the NECA site and you’ll be able to buy these at many local and online toy stores.
And of course Cinemaquette was there to dangle their amazing Predator 1 piece coming out some day to us! If you have not seen this insanely cool piece, check it out on their main site by clicking here. I’ve been waiting for 4 years for this piece, but it’s still not up for pre-order on their site and no word on when this ships. Oh well, more time to save for the $2000 price tag!
For those of you looking for photos of the SDCC and all the vendors and events, you should check out this HUGE gallery hosted by Figures.com. They have tons of staff that cover the event and send in hundreds of photos and really covers just about everything at the show.
And finally, check out the Sideshow SDCC Coverage page by clicking here for photos, AWESOME videos and all kinds of other cool stuff from the show. I love Sideshow for the effort they put in to this event, they truly go the extra mile for the fans on this one!
Stay tuned for some pics of The Hunters Lair crew decked out in full Predator costumes crashing the SDCC! Our guys had a blast and I can’t wait to see the videos they promised to show off.
Next year I’ll be at SDCC in person!