I can hardly believe that its October already but we are here at that time of year once again and one thing that October brings when you live in NYC is the NY Comic Con. Yes my dear readers, NYCC has arrived and taken over the Jacob Javits Center for its 2015 Mega-event. This is a special year for NY Comic Con because it is the 10th year that they are doing it and as you might expect, it sold out very far in advance outside of a few small batches of tickets that were kept for use at another convention and for Midtown Comics. Once again I was fortunate enough to secure the Press Credentials and since these badges look so awesome I am sharing it with you below. They seem to be keeping with “The Walking Dead” show premise and the media badge has Rick Grimes displayed. Check it out before we get started.
These posts will limit the chit chat unless I deem it necessary and as per my usual practice will feature about fifty photos per narrative for each respective days focus. It’s easier for you to visually digest and lets the parties presented find themselves better. Now as I’d mentioned, this years event was the 10th for the NY Comic Con and my oh my how it has grown. Personally speaking, I come from an era where if you told friends that you were going to the comic convention they would look at you like you had three heads. Today its grown so far beyond comics it will stagger the imagination. These giant logo standups were positioned all around the Javits Center in honor of the milestone. Smart Cosplayers made sure to do shoots in front of them.
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Hello again. Based on the overall number of different product lines that DC Direct was offering up, I wanted to break their part of the 2015 Toy Fair presentations into two parts. This makes it easier to visually digest and I think that you will agree with me here. So let’s get back to the wonderful items that will soon be taking your hard earned dollars from you. I’ll start off with their “Superman: The Man Of Steel” and “Wonder Woman: The Art Of War” statues which are pretty bad ass.
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Continuing our series of posts from the 2015 Toy Fair, I am happy to present to you the findings in the DC Direct booth. They had a wonderful assortment of action figures, busts, statues, props and even some plush items that I think many fans of these characters will enjoy for years to come. There’s a lot of photos here and I will only be “speaking” lightly so check it out.
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It’s amazing just how many posts I find needing to be delivered based on an event like the Toy Fair and while I’ve been doing continuing pieces since the first chapter, I think that some revisiting to the process is now necessary. Technically speaking this is “Chapter 7” of the whole shebang but I am focusing ALL of the images on what I observed in the DC Direct booth. I didn’t get a proper walk around since no one was available but photography was permitted so I snapped away for you to have something to learn about. There were lots of high end action figures and statues for you to add to your collection. Check it out below.
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Now that I’ve disclosed the Toys Of The Year that were voted on by the masses, its time to aim the camera at the absolute awesomeness that is to be found in the Javits Center. I’ll be assembling a whole bunch of posts for your viewing please and while some will be broader overviews, there will be others that are dedicated to one or two companies per post. Let’s start off in the DC Direct booth. This is the toy line from the DC Entertainment folks and if you love the classic heroes like Batman, Superman and the rest then you will love these. Here we go with some characters based on Mad Magazine designs.
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