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Went for BAIT Daft Punk collectibles, but walked away with Optimus Prime x2.

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Went for BAIT Daft Punk collectibles, but walked away with Optimus Prime x2.

There was really only one set of SDCC Exclusive figures I was looking to come home with this year, but they were unfortunately sold out by the time I got there. I had my mind set on picking up a pair of these Daft Punk inspired “robots” by Kidokyo / Tsunami Syndicate. They looked even better in person than from the press photo below, but I was dismayed to find they were all gone when I arrived at the BAIT booth. Only 100 of each were made.

My consolation prize was this set of Optimus Prime by The Loyal Subjects, also SDCC Exclusives  sold by BAIT. Still pretty nifty, but not as cool as my first choice. I’m leaving them in the box and wrapped in the original plastic since I may end up selling these at some point.

Here’s what they look like (images from the BAIT online store):

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Commemorating 75 years of Batman

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Commemorating 75 years of Batman

There was a large exhibit commemorating 75 years of Batman at Comic-Con 2014. Here’s some highlights, along with a few additional shots from around the floor.


A cleaner shot of the latest Batman for Square Enix, designed by Tesuya Nomura, the creator of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts.

Some painted masks and capes at the 75th Anniversary exhibit.

Batman almost always looks better in Black & White.

But sometimes a dash of color helps…

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More Photos from Comic-Con 2014

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More Photos from Comic-Con 2014

Kotobukiya had an impressive display, as usual.
I think I overheard someone say there were about 1000 Storm Troopers in this setup.

A few miscellaneous shots from around the floor. Mystique, the Ring Wraith and Lurtz, leader of the Uruk-hai were some highly detailed, life-sized statues from the Profiles in History booth.

Deadpool, by Kotobukiya

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Random Comic-Con 2014 Photos

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Random Comic-Con 2014 Photos

Came across some pretty cool things at Comic-Con today. In particular, this Monkey King sculpt was really impressive. The detail was just incredible. I also continue to be impressed with how well the iPhone 5s can take pictures. Some credit goes to Snapseed as well, for really simple and powerful “on-the-go” photo editing features. 


This next one is from Sideshow’s Court of the Dead. They had a very nice booth that was isolated from crowds on either side and had great art and displays around each sculpture so photos came out much cleaner without glass reflections everywhere and people in the backgrounds.


What Comic-con image gallery would be complete without some Batman, Iron Man and Hulk. The last two in this set are Kat from Gravity Rush, which Kyle recognized since she’s from a video game he had played on his PS Vita. He was also quick to point out that her constant high-pitched wailing in the game is very annoying.


And then there’s…Vader’s car…

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Batman gets a buddy.

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Batman gets a buddy.

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My Huck Gee 8" Skullhead Dunny Black arrived today. It apparently sold out in under 2 minutes on Kidrobot.com, but I bought mine from Myplasticheart.com instead since I got a "coming soon" email from them a day before I got the KR one. I think it sold out pretty fast on MPH as well since it was no longer available when I checked again after my purchase went through in the morning. 

This is the new repaint of the original version that debuted at Comic-con in 2010. Back then, it was a limited edition GID SDCC version, then was released with a red pinstriped suit. I think this is the best version yet. 

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Fits nicely with the black and white Sean "Cheeks" Galloway Batman already on the shelf in my loft that my wife got me for my birthday last year. Things are beginning to get a bit crowded above the TV though. 

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Koguma Black joins the family.

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Koguma Black joins the family.

Got an email from Myplasticheart about their After Christmas Sale and I didn't have high hopes, but I was pleasantly surprised to find these:

Koguma Black, Number 3 of 650:

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And Thundermutt 3.0 Gold, Number 152 of 500.

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The MPH website said this was a limited run of 200, but the box indicated otherwise. 

This Thundermutt is a collaboration between artists, Tristan Eaton and Lucas Irwin (aka Filth). I love this piece, partially for how the head comes off to reveal additional designs by Filth hidden underneath:

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And of course, I've been collecting Tokyoplastic for a long time now, so getting the Black version of Koguma was a nice find. I’m just not taking the photos on seamless anymore so the database is a little out of date.

It's a good day for the toy collection.  

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Hick Gee Gold Life Dunny's arrived.


Probably not gonna have time to open these up tonight (yes, I’m one of those guys who opens with xacto knives to try to preserve the box), but I’m looking forward to getting into these this weekend.

Also got a nice little zipits bonus in the box from KidRobot.

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