Get Ready for SDCC With Lionel Trains


Attention all comic-lovers!  As Comic-Con International: San Diego approaches, we wanted to share information on some unique comic-themed products from Lionel Trains.

Lionel’s Justice League collectible 2-packs provide a fun and different way for comic lovers to show off who their favorite superheroes are! The collection is available in a Superman/Green Lantern 2-pack and a Batman/The Flash 2-pack, with each boxcar decorated to spotlight a different member of the league. Both 2-packs are available at select local Lionel dealers nationwide for a MSRP of $169.99 each.


For the true train enthusiasts, Lionel also offers a DC Comics Batman Subway set.  This ready-to-run train set allows you to escape to Gotham City with its bold graphics.  The set includes 3 cars (Batman M7, Arkham Asylum Inmates M7 and The Battle M7), as well as track, a wall-pack power supply and remote for the powered car. It’s available at select local Lionel dealers nationwide for a MSRP of $369.99.


PRESS- Mezco Reveals SDCC Exclusive Living Dead Dolls Walpurgis


Mezco Reveals SDCC Exclusive Living Dead Dolls Walpurgis


New York- Upon Mount Brocken, the Harz highest peak,

Witches, demons and the dead gather to meet.

They come to dance and celebrate in haunted disarray,

and our sweet little Walpurgis leads the way.

For the first time ever in the US, Mezco presents Walpurgis. Previously available only as an exclusive in Germany, she has been reimagined and now rises from her grave as a limited edition exclusive.

Standing 10 inches tall and featuring 5 points or articulation, real cloth clothing, and a removable mask, Walpurgis is a must have for collectors.

She comes entombed in her own coffin and is complete with death certificate.

Only a limited number are available, so get yours while you can at

but don’t delay because once they are gone, they are gone forever! Be sure to visit Mezco at San Diego Comic Con at booth 3445.

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All Eyes On IDW At Comic-Con International 2014!

New Series, Archival Collections, And Monumental Crossovers Announced

SDCC 2014 for major announcements and this year IDW Publishing took the stage to reveal an impressive array of projects that are coming soon! Behold, the cure for the post-convention blues is here:


Star Trek / Planet of the Apes 
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to “mind-meld” with a sentient ape? Or wanted to see a Klingon on horseback, brandishing a rifle? Readers will soon have a chance to peek into just such an alternate future, as IDW Publishing partners with BOOM! Studios for the crossover event of the year: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. The creative team will be a mix of proven experience and new blood with scripts by beloved Star Trek scribesScott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2) and interior art and covers by the British newcomerRachael Stott.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Ghostbusters
The crossover of the year comes to IDW when two of the most legendary teams come face-to-face in the new mini-series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters! Written by top IDW talent, Tom Waltz, and Erik Burnham, the series will feel right at home with art byDan Schoening.
Orphan Black 
The acclaimed sci-fi series assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. This will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black, which IDW will be working closely with the show’s producers to expand. The full creative teams and series details will be announced soon, with the first comic-book series launching in early 2015.
Garbage Pail Kids
Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids, the 1980s sensation, will have readers squirming with delight this winter as the obscene adolescents star in a brand-new comic-book series from IDW Publishing. With the likes of Adam BombLeaky Lindsay, and New Wave Dave populating theGarbage Pail Kids universe, the delightfully deformed and often downright disgusting Kids are set to make their mark on the world of comics, just in time for their 30th Anniversary in 2015!
Edward Scissorhands
Just in time for Halloween, IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are proud to announce the first in a number of new projects together, with the first ever Edward Scissorhandscomic book series. The long overdue all-new adventures begin in October, with New York Times best-selling author Kate Leth(Adventure Time) on writing duties and Drew Rausch (Haunted Mansion) lending his delightfully spooky style to the interior art. Rounding out the creative team will be acclaimed Locke & Key artistGabriel Rodriguez, who will provide a stunning and suitably creepy cover for the debut issue.
Corto Maltese
The complete Corto Maltese will published in English for the first time! EuroComics, a new imprint edited by Dean Mullaney, worked closely with Patrizia Zanotti, Pratt’s long-time collaborator, to present the complete Corto Maltese in a series of twelve quality trade paperbacks in Pratt’s original oversized black and white format. They will also feature new translations from Pratt’s original Italian scripts by Simone Castaldi, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Hofstra.
Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist Edition
Special Projects Director, Scott Dunbier revealed the fan-favorite, cult series, The Goon by Eric Powell is next in line to receive the acclaimed Artist’s Edition treatment! Collecting the series “Chinatown,” The Goon Artist’s Edition will pummel its way into comic shops in 2015.
Shadow Show
IDW announced a 5-issue series of comic-book adaptations of the prose anthology Shadow Show, a tribute to the work of the incomparable Ray BradburyShadow Show #1 starts with the haunting and melancholy “By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain,” written by Joe Hill (Locke & Key) and adapted by Jason Ciaramella(The Cape) with art by Charles Paul Wilson III (Wraith) and a gorgeous cover by Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriquez. Issue 2 will see Neil Gaiman’s “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury,” brought to life with artist Maria Fröhlich, and artist Eddie Campbell will tackleAudrey Niffenegger’s “Backward In Seville.” Other Shadow Showstories to be included are Harlan Ellison’s “Weariness,” Dave Eggers’ “Who Knocks?” and Alice Hoffman’s “Conjure” with accompanying artists to be announced.
Angry Birds / Transformers 
Announced earlier this year, Rovio and Hasbro have teamed up two beloved properties in Angry Birds and The TRANSFORMERS! This fall IDW will bring the mayhem to comics with the brand new series,Angry Birds Transformers, expanding on the unexpected backgrounds of this explosive crossover! Written by TheTransformers mastermind, John Barber, with art by Marcelo Ferriera, this crossover will be one for the record books!
Transformers: Combiner Wars
A new Transformers event, Transformers: Combiner Wars will start March 2015 from writers Mairghread Scott and John Barber and artists Sarah Stone and Livio Ramondelli. It’s an arms-race of truly titanic proportions as a long-lost ancient artifact allows the Cybertronians to unite into more powerful, gigantic forms. Will Cybertron—or the galaxy—be able to withstand the onslaught? Find out with a prologue and 5 issues, running in TRANSFORMERS #39-41 and the new TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE #1-3, which will be packed in with select TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS toys.
Galaxy Quest
The adventures of the NSEA Protector continue at IDW with an all-new Galaxy Quest series set after the film. Written by Erik Burnham, with art by Nacho Arranz the new series will be available in early 2015!
Dungeons & Dragons
A new Dungeons & Dragons series, Legends of Baldur’s Gate, sets off for adventure this October; led by fan-favorite writer Jim Zub. With art by Max Dunbar and covers by Sarah Stone, this will be a series of legendary proportions!
Lion Forge
IDW announced that it would be joining forces with Lion Forge Comics to bring the hit digital comics line to print, starting later this year!
Comics Experience
Spearheaded by former IDW Editor Andy Schmidt, Comics Experience is the premier destination for aspiring comic creators to learn the in’s and out’s of the trade. Starting later this year, IDW will bring these up-and-coming talents to the forefront of the comics world by bringing them to print!
Joe Frankenstein
Joe Frankenstein is a 2015 action/horror/adventure tale from Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan (co-creators of Batman villain, Bane) telling the story of young Joe Pratt, who discovers upon meeting the monster of his ancestor, that he is the heir to the Frankenstein name. A legacy that may get him killed if the creatures of the night have their way.

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IDW Celebrates Its 15thAnniversary At The 2014 Eisner Awards!

IDW Celebrates Its 15thAnniversary
At The 2014 Eisner Awards!

IDW Publishing Takes Home The Most Awards!


San Diego, CA (July 26, 2014) – Celebrated annually at San Diego Comic Con International, the 2014 Eisner Awards, held last night, continued IDW Publishing’s 15th anniversary year! IDW Publishing and the Library of American Comics are proud to announce a total of seven combined awards! Thank you to the judges and all of our esteemed nominees for helping us celebrate this anniversary year at the Eisners!
Winning the award for Best Comics-Related Book wereDean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell, of The Library of American Comics, for their riveting and thorough exploration into the life and works of Alex Toth inGenius Illustrated. Additionally, Mullaney took home the award for BestPublication Design!

For Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips Dean Mullaney earned the top honor for his work as editor on Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 1

The unrivaled line of Artist’s Editions, spearheaded by IDW’sScott Dunbier, again proved to be a critic pleaser at this year’s awards. With three Artist’s Editions nominations in the category for Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Books, Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, took home the eponymous award!
For his drop-dead gorgeous adaptation of Richard Stark’sParker: Slayground, Darwyn Cooke earned (both) his sixth (and seventh) Eisner Award(s) with IDW! For Best Adaptation From Another Medium (and Best Lettering), the fourth adaptation of the acclaimed series by Cooke, joins The HunterThe Score, and The Outfit, as Eisner award winners. 
Showing off her talents across the industry, Jordie Bellaire was awarded Best Colorist for her staggering body of work in the past year, including IDW’s series The X-Files: Season 10!
Always thrilling to receive an award from the premier award show in the comic industry, this year’s Eisner Awards are an honor among such great talent and work! Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!

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The doors are open at the pop culture event of the year! To celebrate, Dark Horse is kicking things off with the reveal of the latest figure to join the growing line of figures based on characters from the smash hit HBO® series, Game of Thrones!

Tywin Lannister, father of Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion and known as the wealthiest man in the seven kingdoms and Hand of the King, is a perfect addition to the upcoming group of detailed collectible Game of Thrones figures produced by Dark Horse Comics.

“We just couldn’t say no to Tywin,” said Dark Horse VP of product development David Scroggy. “It didn’t seem like a smart idea to deny him.”

Exclusively revealed on social media by HBO earlier this afternoon, the figure prototype can be viewed throughout the show as a key item in Dark Horse’s upcoming products display at booth #2615!

The Tywin Lannister figure joins an ongoing series of non-articulated figures based on characters from the popular series. Debuting in January 2014, the ongoing range will continue through 2015.

The Tywin Lannister figure measures approximately 8” tall on his base. It will be packaged in a full-color window-box package.

Scheduled on-sale date is March 2015, making this figure available in-store just ahead of the season five premiere of Game of Thrones.


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Peavey Electronics® Unveiling New Licensed Products at 2014 Comic-Con International: San Diego

New Officially Licensed Guitars and Accessories Based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™, Spider-Man™, Star Wars™ and More on Display

– World-renowned musical instrument manufacturer Peavey Electronics® is showing brand new officially licensed guitars and accessories at Comic-Con International: San Diego, July 24 – 27, 2014. Attendees have the opportunity to test drive, purchase and win guitars adorned with graphics based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™, Spider-Man™, Star Wars™ and more. 


Star Wars


Peavey’s new line of officially licensed Star Wars products will be on display at the Peavey booth (#2913-P) in the Star Wars Pavilion. Two exclusive light side/dark side collector model guitars will be available for purchase, in addition to Peavey’s regular line of Star Wars products. Only 50 guitars have been created for each of the exclusive collector models, available for $219 MSRP each. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Peavey and Diamond Comic Distributors have teamed up at SDCC to give away a Limited Edition 2014 Comic-Con Eastman/Laird Rockmaster® Glow-in-the-Dark Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Guitar. Attendees can enter to win exclusively at the Diamond PREVIEWSworld booth (#2401) between now and July 27. 

This Limited Edition custom guitar is available exclusively from Action Figure Express who will have the guitars on display and available to purchase for $275 at their booth (#3345) during SDCC. Only 100 Glow-In-The-Dark TMNT Peavey guitars are available for sale, with each one individually hand numbered. 



Limited Edition, hand numbered Peavey guitars featuring artwork from Humberto Ramos’ Spider-Man #1 cover will also debut at SDCC. Only 100 of these exclusive instruments have been created, available for $275 each. Artist Humberto Ramos will appear at the Crazy Cat Collectibles booth (#429) on Saturday at 10:30AM to autograph these guitars. 

Recognized as a Leading Global Licensee in 2013 byLicense! Global magazine, Peavey Electronics is one of the largest makers and suppliers of musical instruments, amplifiers and professional audio systems in the world—distributing more than 2,000 products to more than 130 countries. To find out more about the Peavey Electronics family of products, visit

About Peavey

Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey is a member of the top 150 licensee list. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit

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Skeleton Warriors Glyos Compatible Action Figures by George Gaspar

Project Update #15: Metal Weapons Pack at SDCC!

Posted by George Gaspar 

We’re about to leave for San Diego Comic Con this week and are very excited to announce that we will be debuting* a three pack of metal Skeleton Warriors weapons including:

Skeleton Guard halberd 
Skeleton Soldier axe 
Baron Dark’s sword

These are pewter versions of the weapons from our new line of figures which means they are also Glyos compatible! They range from 2.25″ to 4.5″ long and come in a collectors box with a mini print of the concept art for the Skull Hammer/Slasher which was used as inspiration for the Skeleton Soldier’s axe!

Grab this set of three pewter weapons for just $20 (along with some other October Toys goodies) at October Toys booth 4951


* We will have a limited amount of weapon sets available at SDCC 2014 and expect to have more sets later. We will keep you updated on availability after the con.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Action Figure Showcase

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Action Figure Showcase

Playmates Toys, the master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will be hosting a panel once again during Comic-Con. Please find additional details below. We hope to see you there!



When: Friday, July 25th; 2:00PM

Where: Comic-Con International: San Diego, Room 23ABC

What:  This is where you can hear what’s in the pipeline for our favorite Heroes in a Half Shell. The panel will offer a sneak preview of future toys, as well as a Q&A session for fans to ask our experienced ‘Team Green’ members everything and anything about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ‘Team Green’ members have worked on all three incarnations of the Turtles since their original debut over three decades ago.


Exclusive Comic Con Raphael Action Figure

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Comic Con Exclusive from Nickelodeon and Playmates Toys is a 4.5” tall action figure of Raphael based on how he appeared in the original 1984 Comic Book by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.  Raphael will be highly detailed, fully articulated, come uniquely decorated in classic comic book black and white and include his signature twin sais weapons.  He will come packed out with his own signature sewer lid base and be packaged in a limited edition, highly collectible, closed box package featuring his bio and comic book history. The exclusive figure will be available for purchase at the Nickelodeon booth during the show.



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SDCC: Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum

San Diego is the city so nice they gave it one name and decided to stick with it. But for one week out of every year, it unofficially becomes known as “Geek Paradise!” As the team at Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum are all geeks themselves, they are happy to announce that they will once again be setting up a booth at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27, and hosting two panels for their fans!

Come by booth #2607 to check out the newest products, pick up the various exclusives, and fill some holes in your collection from the DST store! Build your own Minimate at the Build-A-Minimate booth, and pick up posters of original Marvel, Sin City and Jay & Silent Bob Minimates artwork that will be handed out throughout the weekend. Then come to two panels spotlighting DST’s upcoming releases!

Minimates Mini-Figures: From Marvel to Clerks to TMNT!
Saturday, 1:30-2:30, Room 8
Minimates may be tiny, but 2014 may be their biggest year yet! Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, prototype painter Jason Wires and Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat will discuss what’s coming up for the popular 2-inch mini-figure line, including new series based on Marvel Comics, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, The Walking Dead, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Clerks, Sin City, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Pathfinder, Aliens and more! Check out new photos and artwork, sit in on a Q&A session, and stick around for a Minimates prize drawing at the end of the panel!

Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
Sunday, 3:00-4:00, Room 7AB
The creative minds at Diamond Select Toys are known for their diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks. With Minimates represented elsewhere, the DST team will attempt to cover every non-Minimates item they have coming up, from such brands as Marvel Comics, Sin City, Godzilla, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Batman, The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Star Trek, Universal Monsters, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Clerks, Lost in Space, Aliens and more! Panelists will include Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira, Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat and prototype painter Jason Wires. They’ll also hold a Q&A, announce a brand-new product line, and hold a prize drawing at the end of the panel!




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