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Quint at Comic-Con: Preview night... INDY 4, HALO 3, THE STRANGERS, CORALINE, DOOMSDAY, POTTER, DR. WHO and much more!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Okay, so preview night is not allowed to be called preview night anymore. It’s now so packed and big that it’s really just a panel-less day of the Convention. I remember when I first came to Comic-Con in 2000 and back then Preview night was empty, a perfect opportunity to get a look at the floor, buy some stuff… you know, a nice leasurly look around the floor. Not so anymore. It’s just as packed, if not more so, then a non-peak day. The lines for exclusives were out of this world. The only thing I did was pick up my pre-ordered Sideshow exclusives. I still need to hit Neca, Metzco and Gentle Giant, but I don’t know when I’ll have time to do it. So, below you’ll find what caught my eye and the eye of Kraken, my photographer. It ranges from props to posters to weird amputees selling DVDs and toys of all sorts. It was actually pretty slim pickings this year. Nothing really stood out to me and it seemed I had seen most things before. Some of the below might be old news, some might be new news. I think they were pretty cool. Let’s start with INDIANA JONES 4. So, Sideshow has the license, but had nothing prepared (obviously), but there was an ark set up at Hasbro with the promise of some toy prototypes coming Friday.

Also check this out… it’s a bust… I think it was from Gentle Giant. I like.

Kraken wasn't supposed to take these pictures, but he did anyway... for our Halo friends...

Of the news of the con, probably the biggest reveal was Weta’s Dr. Who line. Here are some shots:

They’re also making some high end collectibles for HELLGATE, an upcoming computer game.

Now let’s double back to Gentle Giant. They have some Potter stuff, including an upcoming Bellatrix. Check her out.

McFarlane’s booth had tons of stuff, but most of it has been seen, including Series 2 of LOST and their first Jack Bauer 24 figure (not so hot looking). However, Kraken really loved this TWISTED CHRISTMAS line…

Got some horror figures out there, too… Not really figures per se, but little dioramas…

How about some props? New Line had a big GOLDEN COMPASS booth and I grabbed a shot of the Altheometer.

There was also a case with some stuff from RE:3. Can’t say I’m looking forward to this one, but I can’t help but love me a creepy doll.

Sideshow also had this on offer. I’m sure it’s been seen already, but goddamnit… your very own Mr. T!

Yay for Lt. Ellen Ripley! Have you seen that new DirectTV commercial that takes this scene from Aliens? How badass is that? This is distributed through Sideshow.

Okay, I promised an amputee. I can’t believe Dimension found this girl to pimp GRINDHOUSE…

Wow… But I love it. So, let’s wrap it up with some posters I saw, including the upcoming Henry Sellick/Neil Gaiman project CORALINE, Neil Marshall’s DOOMSDAY and some sweet posters for THE STRANGERS!!!

And that’s it from the floor. Sparce pickings this year so far. Some cool stuff, don’t get me wrong, but nothing super amazing. Tomorrow promises to be a good one… Paramount (INDY 4, TREK, etc). Got 6 interviews lined up, plus panel coverage. It’ll be a fun, crazy day. Stay tuned! -Quint

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  • July 26, 2007, 5:23 a.m. CST


    by thealmightybagel

    Indy 4 is definitely about the Mayans.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Fuck, Neil Marshall is the man!

    by Judge Briggs

    He is up there with Nolan as someone who is a must follow... his movies are fucking great. Do normal really collect those toys? I mean, really?

  • July 26, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST


    by Boba Fat


  • July 26, 2007, 5:26 a.m. CST

    LOL, i so made first by the skin of my teeth

    by thealmightybagel

    I spent like 2 or 3 minutes logging in, after spending 2 or 3 minutes reading the article. N00bs!

  • July 26, 2007, 5:28 a.m. CST


    by thealmightybagel

    This film will kick ass...Indy getting back to ARCHAEOLOGY. Arguably history's most famous archeological sites are Egypt and the Maya ruins. I'm glad we're going the latter route for IV to bring the series full circle.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:30 a.m. CST


    by AllieJamison

    I'm really not a big fan of all of that toy-, bust- or sculpture stuff... But that GENTLE GIANT bust looks amazing.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:42 a.m. CST

    "Inspired by a true story"?

    by DerLanghaarige


  • July 26, 2007, 5:42 a.m. CST

    DOOMSDAY looks interesting.

    by Psyclops

    I loved DOG SOLDIERS and THE DESCENT so anything Neil Marshall does is worth a look in my opinion. The teaser posters look interesting, sort of gives off a ROAD WARRIOR vibe. I dig it.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Coraline's looking good.

    by TheNorthlander

    Can't wait.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:56 a.m. CST

    wooow Henry Selick and Gaiman!!!

    by Evil Hobbit

    That film's gonna be beautifull. Gotta love me that Belletrix statue! You saw that temple at the Indy stand. Same temple as in the Atlantis videogame. Hmmm, atlantis indy 4????

  • July 26, 2007, 6:12 a.m. CST

    I was actually thinking about going for the first time

    by IndustryKiller!

    this Saturday. I mean what's my excuse now that I'm on the West Coast. Until I talked to someone who works for Sideshow and has gone every year the last ten years and was informed that if I didn't feel like standing in the line that never ends simply to get into the venue, I better arrive around four o'clock in the morning. That plus a two hour drive from LA equals a big fuck that. Also since I more or less think that every big movie that is being hyped this year, save maybe Iron Man, is going to let me down and that the comic industry itself (at least Marvel and DC) have been completely taken over by worthless hacks (thanks Civil War), I suppose there really isn't a point.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:13 a.m. CST

    I want that Dalek and I want it NOW!

    by Yeti

    That is all.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Write the names down of anyone who says "Indy 4 will...

    by IndustryKiller!

    OWN your ass!" So when the film gets closer to release and a battle based on more facts ensues we know whose opinion is completely fucking worthless. There is nothing thus far given anything we know about the film to make the call that it will be doing any ass owning. So let's all just sit back and wait at least until after tomorrow to start sucking Spielbergs dick.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:19 a.m. CST

    I digress

    by thealmightybagel

    Lucas's dick actually.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Slim pickings, huh?

    by Trazadone

    For the first time I don't feel so bad that I don't get to go to this. How lame. God, is there anything worse than Dr. Who?

  • July 26, 2007, 6:49 a.m. CST

    what? no AvP2 props, theyre so good!

    by misnomer

  • July 26, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    new pred mask owns.

    by misnomer okay, so the movie will be shit, but at least it will be r-rated shit.

  • July 26, 2007, 7:46 a.m. CST

    The Strangers

    by mr. brownstone

    Anybody seen that french movie ILS ? If you have not, do. It's the shit. Seems very reminiscent of that. Very cool poster with the mask though.

  • July 26, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    The End is Nigh!

    by lost.rules


  • July 26, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the Halo pics

    by godzillasushi

    Pretty cool. That Twisted Christmas stuff is awesome.

  • July 26, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    McFarlane's Christmas stuff

    by RenoNevada2000

    That first one looks a lot like JINGLE BELLE. Paul Dini, page your lawyer...

  • July 26, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by RenoNevada2000

    The name "Twisted Chrsitmas" was already used by comic Bob Rivers for a comedy album back in the early 90s. McFarland doesn't have an original bone in his body, does he?

  • July 26, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST


    by Surround Sound

    That chick really IS an amputee!! Doomsday looks awesome...nice Indy stuff...and Santa CLAUS...hehe, get it? CLAWS. Brilliant.

  • July 26, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Power of the Dark Crystal

    by JaPra

    Any news/images/releases in regards to the latest Dark Crystal Sequel?

  • July 26, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Mmmmm... one-legged cosplay girls.

    by Zarles

    Is there anything hotter? Honestly?

  • July 26, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    No, those Ripley commercials actually SUCK

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Swimming against the current here, but I HATE HATE HATE those stupid ads splicing scenes from true CLASSIC film into their horrible SHAMELESS huckstering. whew

  • July 26, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Oh and those dioramas from TCM & Nightmare...

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    ...BAD ASS

  • July 26, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Yeah that TCM diorama

    by half vader

    Dat's gotta hoit!

  • July 26, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    "The strangers"?

    by Stalin vs Predator

    What is that garbage? Is that the ridiculous "Ils"? I guess it is, especially with the moronic "true story" lie still attached - they know this crap sells in the US.

  • July 26, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    I hope this Marshall film is better than P.O.S. Descent

    by half vader

    What a disappointment. Super clichéd story, some of the worst so-called "characterisation" for years. Gee, do you think it was written by a guy? There was even a scene with them holding mugs and giggling together before things "got serious". What sort of simpleminded misogynist crap was that?? And the all-too-convenient "let's ignore troublesome plot points". Bah humbug. The only great bit was near the start where the tiny tunnel nearly collapses. I'm not claustophobic but that gave me the willies! <p> Sorry for the rant. I felt so robbed by that movie and had to vent. <p> Doctor Who rocks. I feel bad for those that don't "get it". <p> I know this makes me the huge-est geek but pleasepleaseplease let Master Replicas get those Stormtrooper and Fett helmets out before they give up the SW licence! Fuck greedy Lucasfilm Licensing raising their rates!

  • July 26, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Watch out, Yoko! When Harry sees the one-legged

    by TheManWithTooManyNames

    girlie pic, he'll be trying to saw (or gnaw) off your leg.

  • July 26, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Thank God, Zarles, that I'm not the only who finds

    by TheManWithTooManyNames

    himself memorized by the one-legged chick. I was beginning to feel like James Spader's character in Crash. <br><br> The next thing you know, I'll be jerking off to those photos of Princess Diana's car crash — except that she did have the face of a drag queen. <br><br> Now, if only the strip bars in Prague had female amputees . . . .

  • July 26, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    I hope Cameron, and Weaver for that matter, made some serious dough for shilling TV service. It does amaze me that Weaver doesn't look like she aged one day for those inserts..

  • July 26, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    The Goth kids in baggy pants from Hot Topic'll eat

    by modlight

    up that Coraline. I can see it now all over chain wallets and stocking caps.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Marshall’s D . .

    by WX1

    <p>. . . thing makes him seem JUST the guy to direct an adaptation of Marvel’s Deadpool character. But, have Tarantino do the script.</p> <p>Plot for "Doomsday" (and, not to mention characters) sounds “Battle BeyonD the Stars”-ish.</p> <p>That Santa with the claws and metal face is just mean; we’ll see what the guy who made that gets for Christmas.</p> <p>Overall, Sideshow rules . . . but, Kotobukiya is king.</p> <p>Agreed . . . “Ark” at ComicCon only helps fuels “The Return of the Ark” rumours; bad move.</p>

  • July 26, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Return of the Lost Ark!


    Oh dear.<P>Neil Marshall has hopefully made a descent film this time although those posters were very 300ish.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    nightmare on elm street

    by Bouncy X

    i'm a huge elm street fan so those two diorama sets were news to me and they look awesome..especially the wall one...that'll be fun to buy. :)

  • July 26, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    hope the dalek actually closes up.


    The revealed mutant is cool, but hopefully you can display it in full Extermination mode. When I'm 80, I'm getting a life sized Dalek instead of a wheelchair.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Karen Allen confirmed for Indy 4

    by wadi77

  • July 26, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by Alientoast

    "Daleks, why did it have to be Daleks?" "DOC-TOR-JO-NES-DE-TECT-ED! EX-TER-MIN-ATE!" "You can't exterminate me, you need me to open the Ark of the Timelords" "DA-LEKS-DO-NOT-LIKE-DOC-TORS! NO-TI-ME-FOR-LOV-E-DOC-TOR-JO-NES!"

  • July 26, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST

    dark knight website

    by thefofo

  • July 26, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    LOST game trailer

    by Kampbell-Kid

  • July 27, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Cool stuff!

    by somewhere-august

    Can anyone read the card on top of the temple? I take it that it's in Indy 4.

  • July 27, 2007, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Neil Marshall

    by Boromir187

    No one is actually taking that "D" joke seriously are they? Especially considering Marshall's line-up of future properties (The Ninth Legion, Sherlock Holmes, Outpost, Eagle's Nest, etc.).