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Comic-Con: Quint has a look at the floor, some exclusives and a list of screenings!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with my first report from San Diego… already. Goddamn. I remember when preview night used to be the ease into the Con and now it’s pretty much an official day (I’ve already had to RSVP for a 1:1 and photo op on the floor tonight). Those days are long gone and I’ve had to resort to sneaking onto the floor as it’s under construction to stay ahead of the curve. Don’t ask me how I did it this year… all I can tell you is it involved blood, anal fissures and Kraken sobbing all day… those Elite Guards are suckers for tight fish holes, I’ll tell you that much. And to my great shock… there’s actually very little of interest up right now. What is interesting to me is walking the aisles when not accompanied by 75,000 not so close friends. It’s kinda spooky how empty it felt even with all the booth building going on. I’ll make sure Kraken sucks it up and takes some pictures during tomorrow’s preview night to compare and contrast with these for those who have never been and have no idea why this is such a creepy image:

Here’s a few new collectibles from Weta, including some new Halo goodies:

And a banner for Rob Zombie’s THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO… this might have been seen before (I know the Grace poster has been out there), but it did catch my eye.

Lego Toy Story! To Infinity and Beyond!

And Gentle Giant has some Star Wars dioramas that looked pretty neat.

I don’t know why there was a line of Electric Chairs at the Con (one of them even had a gnarly fake (I hope) corpse in the hot seat), but I’m sure all will be revealed officially tomorrow as the doors open for Preview Night.

Speaking of “Wait, did I just see…” here’s an original Tron Suit. How low tech and sweet. No clue what it’s for, but it was next to the Miramax mini-booth. Don’t know if it shows up well, but they also had an Old Bob from THE BLACK HOLE in a case. Is it just a booth filled with shit that makes the inner kid in me jump for joy?

Stark has a booth this year, too. Sorry for the blur, but it was a quick snap… pretty clear that it’s the line-up of suits from the first still released a while back, but with an empty slot. Maybe a photo op? That’d be awesome…

And of course… with AVATAR being such a huge presence this year, I wasn’t very surprised when I saw this:

What’s that I see peeking over the top there? Why, it has to be a Power Suit!

And here’s a final overview of the floor as it was under construction. We’ll try to snag another pic either tomorrow night or sometime during the Con to compare/contrast.

Now on to some other fun stuff… I want to link you to the Comic-Con page with a list of their exclusives. Check here for that list but you can also check below and see Hasbro’s stuff up close and personal-like. I arrived home for my 36-ish hour break between my trip to New York City and this Comic-Con adventure and found a giant box waiting for me. I get some SWAG sometimes, but not often, so it was a major surprise to me to find it filled not just with toys, but with Hasbro’s Comic-Con Exclusives. Before I left I brought Kraken over to take some shots. Forgive the messy kitchen, but it was a last minute set-up. I’m not the world’s biggest GI Joe fan (loved RESOLUTE, though), so the stand-outs for me of this group were the Marvel Exclusives, Star Wars and the sweet-ass retro Soundwave. Check them all out below:

Strangely enough I didn’t get sent the My Little Pony exclusive. I don’t know how I’ll complete my set… And now a few things to highlight. The schedule is out there. We know the big stuff, but what you might not know… - Thursday, 1pm at the Sony Pictures Booth director Fred Dekker will be signing some NIGHT OF THE CREEPS memorabilia to promote the upcoming DVD. Tell him Quint sent ya and he’ll draw a heart around your name… with sparkles and fireworks. - The 2k Games booth will be giving out this awesome limited edition Bioshock 2 print from artist Jhonen Vasquez Saturday from 2-4pm, with Vasquez onhand to sign them. Limited to 500 pieces… I don’t think I can make it, but I’d be there if I could. Awesome:

- This is the Comic-Con exclusive THE BOOK OF ELI poster done by artist Tommy Lee Edwards that he’ll be signing and giving away at the Warner Bros Booth right after the Warners panel on Friday. It’s also the first time we’ve seen the look of the film if I’m not mistaken. Check it out:

- If you want to see my ugly mug live and in person, I will be moderating the SOLOMON KANE panel 12:15pm-1:15pm Saturday, Hall H. The panel will feature never before seen clips from the flick and two much more handsome men than I will be joining me on the stage: Director Michael J. Bassett and star James Purefoy. I will be trying to play it cool, but know no matter what you see I will be shitting my pants being up in front of so many people. And here are the known screenings taking place at the Con… Hopefully we’ll update this with how to grab tickets, but at least it’s on your radar: Thursday: District 9 (7pm, Location unknown) Mystery Team (8pm Horton Plaza) Ninja Assassin (Location and time unknown) Trick R Treat (9:30pm, Ballroom 20) Friday: Ponyo (8:00pm, Location Unknown) Angel of Death (9pm, Rm 6A – No need for tickets) Spike & Mike Animated Shorts (10pm. Rm 6BCF – No need for tickets) Thirst (9pm Gaslamp Stadium 15) Zombie Girl (7pm, Rm. 26AB – No need for tickets) Saturday: Inglourious Basterds (8pm, Reading Gaslamp – follow @theRealBasterds on Twitter for instructions on getting tickets) Watchmen: Director’s Cut Blu-Ray Live Commentary recording by Zack Snyder (8:30pm, Rm. 6BCF – No need for tickets) Give ‘Em Hell Malone (10pm, Rm. 6DE – No need for tickets) That’s not a comprehensive list, but that’s what I know of. Okay, time to get some sleep… I’m gonna need it. More pre-con Coverage tomorrow, then the big event. I have some crazy awesome interviews lined up and crazy-ass day Thursday. The flurry has begun! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • July 22, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST


    by slmenger

  • July 22, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Chewbacca looks great

    by D.Vader

    In that diorama. I dig.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:45 a.m. CST

    When was there a Tauntaun head in Jabba's palace?

    by D.Vader

    I don't recall EVER seeing that in the film or in set photos... anyone have evidence of that being canon, aside from this diorama set?

  • July 22, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    No life sized Baroness and Scarlet ....

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    action figures with NEW kung fu grip?

  • July 22, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Oh my GOD!!!

    by xalener

    JONEN VASQUEZ??? FUCKING JV Bioshock fanart? Holy shit!!! Man, I REALLY wish I could be there now... Oh, and that tron suit is probably part of the Tron 2 promotion.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Great, more overpriced Star Wars junk

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Hey Hasbro, you lost 5 years ago when you short packed the cool figs, and overproduced shit like Admiral Piett.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Comic-Con rocks...

    by sonnyfern

    I'm really curious to see if we get a good shot of JEL as Freddy Krueger...just cause...

  • July 22, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    That Book Of Eli poster looks awesome!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I hope the movie is badass!

  • July 22, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST


    by ChoclateWoman

    looks pretty fucking sexy. Cartoon charactes with tits and ass = cool. Sherri moon not so much.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Lusting after that Shockwave.

    by Dingbatty

    Was my favorite toy as a kid. People will put them on eBay for an exorbitant price.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Soundwave. Brain hiccough.

    by Dingbatty

  • July 22, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    NEW AVATAR PHOTO !!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

  • July 22, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Did Jabba have a Taun-Taun head on the wall in ROTJ?

    by YackBacker

    I don't recall that from the movie. Now I have to watch the movie again!

  • July 22, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST

    I see D. Vader is equally confused, which is reassuring

    by YackBacker

    Dude, what's the deal with that head on the wall?!?!

  • July 22, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    AICN readers were shocked to find an actual cool story

    by lockesbrokenleg

    on the front page of the website.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Can't remember a Tauntaun head either...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    What gives?

  • July 22, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Um, Tauntaun head confirmed!

    by YackBacker

    Just watched the scene in ROTJ where Leia defrosts Han. Sure enough, the tauntaun head is right on the wall, next to Han. Never noticed that before- how many times have I seen this fucking movie? Wow...

  • July 22, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    It's near han in carbo

    by ThePilgrim


  • July 22, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Retro Soundwave - that brings back great memories

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • July 22, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Here's the pic of Han and the tauntaun head

    by YackBacker to the left of Han- poor lighting that's why we never noticed it. In the movie it's easier to make out.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    I'm a sucker for tight fish holes too.

    by The Dark Shite

    I should be at Comic-Con.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST


    by ThePilgrim

    Fuck Avatar!!!! I want to see the Amulet Qweeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyinnntttttttt!!!! <P> Amulet: "Ripping another outer dimensional hole into earths atmosphere in 09!"

  • July 22, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST

    AVATAR screening!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    On Friday, AFAIK.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Pfffffffffttthhhhhhhhh :::::::Spits Out Soda::::::::::::::::::::

    by ThePilgrim

  • July 22, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST

    No that Tar is Toe-Moe-Raw

    by ThePilgrim

    That's what I heard. Am I Rhiz'ong?

  • July 22, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    There's ALWAYS been a tauntaun head...

    by Righteous Brother

    in Jabbas palace, look again, you'll see it my friend.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Why haven't we had a proper Tauntaun head by Sideshow?

    by YackBacker

    That's something I think we'd all like to hang on our wall.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:56 a.m. CST

    tel u ma, tel u pa, I'm gonna send you back to Arkansas

    by ThePilgrim

    Oh yeah!!!!! <P> Amulet is "tel u ma" backwards. <P> M-O-O-N that spells Amulet!<P> Tom Cullen knows what Dracula wants.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    my brain is already getting overloaded...


    so much going on this year! Again I will end up wandering the show floor in a daze completely zombified without a clue forgetting where I'm supposed to be.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    can't believe you got that Soundwave for free you fuck

    by IndustryKiller!

    Lucky bastich.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    fuck the toys

    by DocDaneeka

    i want those prints!!!

  • July 22, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    man, that soundwave is sex in a box!!!!!

    by billyhitchcock

    is this just a comic-con exclusive or can us regular joes pick one up somewhere? plus, is it just my eyesight or is tapes in inverted commas? and is that because they are not really tapes or because people don't know what "tapes" are these days? :-)

  • July 22, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    ok, just read it again...

    by billyhitchcock

    ...i neeeeeeeed one!

  • July 22, 2009, 3:41 a.m. CST

    here we go...

    by billyhitchcock

    .. only £60 delivered to my door in dear old blighty. *mustn't buy it mustn't buy it*

  • July 22, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST

    ok, i know i'm ...

    by billyhitchcock

    ...having a conversation with myself here but i just wanted to clarify from my first post that i am aware they are not tapes, i was stating the fact, "they are not really tapes". the question mark was referring to the marketing query and not the authenticity of the cassettes or people stupidity. i already know people are stupid. i really should stop typing, i have 4 and a half hours of Che BD goodness ahead of me. get the frak in!

  • July 22, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST

    damn i missed an 's''!

    by billyhitchcock

    and yes there should be two after the s. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, ocd really sucks.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Ask them if BIG LOB is going to be in GI Joe 2.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • July 22, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST

    What the fuck ever happened to the FETT TV SHOW?

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Star wars is dead

  • July 22, 2009, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Is that a Condorman suit

    by TheButcher

    next to the TRON suit?

  • July 22, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Anything But Tangerines

    by TheButcher

    Star Wars tv show:

  • July 22, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Live Coverage if anyone is interested..

    by ottomatic

    is on G4 on saturday.I wish it was everyday like E3.Quint what about the Dexter panel????????I gave the show a second chance after the first episode not blowing my socks off because of your gushing of it.?? <P> So Thank you for showing me harry's code.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Yep, TheButcher, that's a Condorman suit!

    by palimpsest

    Now, if they've got Jonathan Pryce's costumes from SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES I might just wet my pants...

  • July 22, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Sweet soundwave...

    by Darth_Nader

    I still have my original Laserbeak sitting proudly on my monitor, but I would love to get that whole set. Ravage was bad ass, and I don't mean the one in the movie.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Fucking awesome

    by shutupfanboy

    I re-bought my Soundwave through Taka, but this one looks even better and has all the cassettes. The Gentle Giant statues look great. Damn, I wish I did go this year.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Cool to see this stuff coming out of boxes and going up...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...100% better than your average convention snapshots obscured by acres and acres of human veal and pale legs. Well done.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Castle Grayskull!!!

    by Just_Some_Guy

    I can't believe you passed up Castle Grayskull for Avatar images!! Damn, I'd fly the 10000 miles or so there just to see that Grayskull! Why no He-Ro, Teela, and other figure pics?

  • July 22, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Lego Toy Story!

    by Series7


  • July 22, 2009, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Mighty Muggs fucking SUCK!

    by Series7

    Only because they aren't trying hard enough. Check out this guy, they need to make more of these fuckers. <P>

  • July 22, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    First time? I caught a behind the scenes thing like a month or two ago on like Extra or Entertainment tonight.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Tron 2 Viral Marketing Begins


  • July 22, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    Yeah I'd much rather see snap shots of all the stands before the event opens rather then photos with a 100 people in the way of what they are trying to show.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag


  • July 22, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Luke on a ladder!?!?! Too much!

    by Falafalguy

    When are they going to release Chewie dropping bombs on the Falcon's toliet?

  • July 22, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Quint, the Electric Chairs are FOX and MGM's

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    They sent me a press release about their Horror Blu-ray presentation. They'll be doing a giveaway for 13 Horror BD's that involve sitting in the chairs and answering trivia or some such shite. Anyway, that's what it is...nothing really that cool, sadly.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    There's gonna be a shit load of geek news next week

    by SoylentMean


  • July 22, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST


    by Bloodstained

    Wait, you mean this is finally going to be released? I doubt that. Zombie's had that thing on the back burner for like three years or more now. It'll never see the light of day.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Castle Greyskull

    by Mr.FTW

    How are you going to be next to a giant Castle Greyskull and not take a picture of that?!?

  • July 22, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Superbeasto is coming to DVD/Blu-Ray 9/22/09

    by SoylentMean

    Maybe there will be light that day, maybe not.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    All these pics work...

    by ballyhoo

    I'll start planning the parade.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST


    by XoanonTORN

    Thanks for not mentioning it! is hosting a panel on THE HOBBIT with RICHARD TAYLOR tomorrow morning. <p> Thursday, JULY 23<br> 10:30-11:30am<br> ROOM 7AB<br> <p>

  • July 22, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    If you can, check out the FEWDIO booth ...

    by unfaithfullyyours

    Creators of some really cool horror shots. Check 'em out here: They've got a booth at the con. If you're walking by, give 'em a look ...

  • July 22, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for the first

    by Series7

    Video of Mickey Rourke tearing some fanboy a new one. You know its going to happen.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    We don't need no steenkin' Kato...

    by StatelyWayneManor

    I read somewhere that Seth is world premiering the Black Beauty, there.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Six Demon Bag Soundwave is unchrasamatic.

    by TheButcher

    jk lol

  • July 22, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Yackbacker, that's just sad

    by D.Vader

    You'd think Star Wars geeks would know a thing or two about what goes into their beloved films, sheesh.

  • July 23, 2009, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Where are the comics...???

    by ratpack223

  • July 23, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST coming.

    by JDanielP

    Buckle your seat belts!