Hulk overlooks patrons at a dealer's table.
The Baltimore Comic Con gets better every year! 2011's show featured some big names in the comic book industry, including Stan Lee himself! I didn't pony up the money to get Stan's autograph but I had a blast regardless. Not only were there plenty of other great comic names there, but also lots of fun dealer's tables. However, it's the cosplaying that has quickly become my favorite part of the show. Fans are amazingly resourceful and many of the costumes at the Con were very impressive. I managed to get way more shots than last year, but even then I only captured a small percentage of the costumes at the show.
The only damages I had in the VA quake were in my action figure displays. I live about 12 miles from the epicenter of the quake, so I was expecting all sorts of carnage when I got home from work tonight. But it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. Although most of the figures toppled over and flew all over the place (especially the MUSCLEs), none of them broke. I was worried that my Enterprise D might have taken a tumble and destroyed itself, but it managed to stay on its shelf.
Although I picked up Movie Masters Green Man, I've been avoiding the rest of the Green Lantern 6"-scale figures for one reason: Kilowog. Since he was going to be a SDCC exclusive, with limited distribution on MattyCollector.com after the convention, I didn't want to get too far into collecting the line without being guaranteed to get a character whose absence would make a Green Lantern Corps incomplete. As you can tell, I did manage to score a Movie Masters Kilowog, but I also splurged on a DC Universe Swamp Thing. Although I'm not a Swamp Thing fan by any means, I always thought the character looked cool and this figure could be great for my DC display. But this town ain't big enough for both of these green giants, so for this Toy Review Showdown we pit Movie Masters Kilowog against DC Universe Swamp Thing. Draw, you varmints!
I posted my illustrations of trading cards for the upcoming Glyos Bio Jumpers from TGB Customs! Click above to check them out, and take a look at TGB Customs Blog for shots of the prototypes. If you're interested in ordering some, just go to the October Toys Forums and click on the last page of the THEGODBEAST X ONELL DESIGNS topic to sign up!
Star Trek: The Next Generation often gets a bad rap for its alien designs. Fans often complain that the aliens were nothing more than normal human schmoes with weird foreheads or noses. While that's true in some cases, there were also many aliens that were innovative and awesome. Playmates only produced a small fraction of the aliens we saw on screen, but the ones we got were all kinds of cool. Let's check them out, in order of episode appearance.
Batman's costume changes little over the course of decades, but the Batmobile changes much more frequently and dramatically. Not only does the style of the Batmobile reflect the car designs of the time period, but also each artist has an entirely different take on what the Batmobile should be. The Batmobile of my childhood is a totally different animal than the Batmobile of today, so with this Then And Now we take a look at two 3-inch Batmobiles.