The official description of the panel is:
Learn how some of today's leading independent toy designers have taken their ideas from concept to production and beyond. Join us to find out how action figures, mini figures, plush characters, and resin collectibles come to life with the help of veteran toy makers George Gaspar (October Toys), Scott Tolleson (Stolle Art), H. Eric 'Cornboy' Mayse (The Four Horsemen), and Jay Garcia (MANA Studios). Moderated by Ayleen Gaspar (Toy Break).
Mezco SDCC Reveal #3: Japanese Exclusive Living Dead Dolls Sadako
July 17, 2013 - San Diego CA - As the world's most famous Comic-Con gets underway in San Diego, Mezco Toyz is revealing one of the most terrifying Living Dead Dolls ever: Sadako.
Sadako is an exclusive Living Dead Doll for Mamegyorai in Japan. Based on the main character from the immensely popular Japanese film Sadako 3D, this Living Dead Doll features a screen accurate hairstyle, creepily showcasing her ever watchful eye.
Sadoko's fingernails are also bloody and caked with mud from her climb out of the well.
Sadako stands 10 inches tall and comes complete with real cloth clothing.
Be sure to visit Mezco at San Diego Comic Con at booth 3445.
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Mezco SDCC Reveal #2: Chucky & Tiffany 12 Inch Plush
July 17, 2013 - San Diego CA - As the world's most famous Comic-Con gets underway in San Diego, Mezco Toyz is revealing two of the most requested plush toys ever; Chucky and Tiffany.
"When we released our 8-inch plush Chucky, fans immediately asked, 'Where's Tiffany?'" says Mezco's Mike Drake, "So we knew we had to visit Bride Of Chucky and make the fans happy! Bigger is better, so we've made Chucky and Tiffany each 12 inches tall."
Chucky, the homicidal doll who contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as "The Lakeshore Strangler", is joined by his beloved Tiffany, the doll who contains the soul of his longtime paramour, a misguided and equally homicidal aspiring actress.
Both dolls feature film accurate clothing; Chucky in his well known coveralls and sneakers, and Tiffany in her fashion forward wedding gown with her necklace and tattoo.
Mezco will reveal more information about these and other plush products later in the year.
Be sure to visit Mezco at San Diego Comic Con at booth 3445.
Mezco SDCC Reveal #1: Living Dead Dolls Presents Chucky & Tiffany
July 17, 2013 - San Diego CA - As the world's most famous Comic-Con gets underway in San Diego, Mezco Toyz is revealing their latest addition to the Living Dead Dolls line: Chucky and Tiffany. Not since Bonnie and Clyde has a couple left such a path of destruction in their wake.
"When we released our 1st Chucky Living Dead Doll, he sold out immediately, and fans begged for more Chucky and asked 'Where's Tiffany?'" says Mezco's Mike Drake, "So we knew we had to visit Bride Of Chucky and make the fans happy!"
Chucky, the homicidal doll who contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as "The Lakeshore Strangler", is now joined by his beloved Tiffany, the doll who contains the soul of his longtime paramour, a misguided and equally homicidal aspiring actress.
July 22, 2013 - Ron over at ActionFigurePics.com has posted videos of many of the toy panels from the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International!
Check out these links to be able to watch the panels on your own time, in your own home, without waiting in line or overpaying for a bottled water...
DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW HALO® ONGOING SERIES: ESCALATION!
SAN DIEGO, CA, JULY 22, 2013 - Announced at Comic-Con International, 343 Studios' Frank O'Connor announced that Dark Horse Comics would publish an all-new ongoing series later this year based on the massive video game franchise Halo.
This news comes prior to next month's release of the first issue of the highly anticipated miniseries Halo: Initiation.
While the first miniseries ties directly into Microsoft's Halo: Spartan Assault video game, Halo: Escalation will spin directly out of the events of Halo 4. The series begins when the UNSC Infinity is assigned escort duty for a diplomatic mission between the Arbiter and the Brutes, but has to fend off an attack meant to thwart the negotiations. Featuring Captain Lasky, Spartan Palmer, and a cast of recognizable characters, this ongoing series is poised to be essential reading for fans in search of new story lines set within the canon of the Halo universe!
Kids Preferred Launches "Yarn Zombies" at Comic-Con to Scare up Tween and Teenage Fun
SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2013 -- Bringing zombies to real life and entertainment to the teen and tween market, Kids Preferred is launching a new brand this week at Comic-Con called "Yarn Zombies" (www.yarnzombies.com) – cute zombie collectibles and fashion accessories with special powers and features. Visit booth No. 4120 at Comic-Con in San Diego to view the first licensed Yarn Zombies collectibles known as JUJUz™, all with unique "mojo-protecting" special powers.
"If you think of Monty Python meets the Walking Dead meets Heroes, then you have the essence of the thrilling new Yarn Zombies collection," said Laura Perks, co-founder of Kids Preferred. "We are delighted to offer a great collection for a more grown-up market and to give teens and tweens something that offers excitement, assurance and a lot of fun."
It's Con-vention Season: Have No Fear, Hotels.com is Here!
DALLAS, July 18, 2013 -- Thousands of comic book, movie and sci-fi fans are descending upon San Diego this week for Comic-Con International. While it may be too late to attend the world's largest comic book and popular arts style convention, Hotels.com® has come to the rescue of genre buffs with a list of the five most "geektastic" upcoming conventions.
"Each year, millions travel for the sole purpose of attending conventions and trade shows around a wanderlust or hobby that interests them," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. "But nowhere else do you see conference attendees go as all-out as the comic and game convention-goers. At Hotels.com, we are just as passionate about finding you the perfect place and want to help put the cherry on top of a perfect convention experience."
The Official Star Trek Convention
August 8-11, 2013 – Las Vegas
SDCC: PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES COMICS COME TO DARK HORSE FOR THE BRAINS!
San Diego, CA, JULY 17, 2013 - Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to bring you the first official Plants vs. Zombies comics, released in a partnership with PopCap Games, creators of the smash hit video game Plants vs. Zombies. The first and second chapters are ready for you to read TODAY!
Paul Tobin (Marvel Adventures, Falling Skies) and Ron Chan (The Guild, Husbands) join forces with a bevy of battling plants to deliver a hilarious, all-ages, action-filled zombie romp to your neighborhood!
NECA ANNOUNCES BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS GAMESTOP USA EXCLUSIVE
San Diego, CA – July 18, 2013 – National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), a world leader in licensed consumer goods, announced today at San Diego Comic-Con a new GameStop USA exclusive item, the Batman: Arkham Origins Grapnel Accessory Prop Replica, modeled directly from the much-anticipated Batman: Arkham Origins video game developed by Warner Bros. Games. The exclusive, set to launch this fall, is available now for pre-order online and at select retail stores.
The exclusive, life size prop replica is fully spring loaded and motorized. The prop also comes with two different hook attachments for customization.