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San Diego Comic Con 2017 — Trailer Roundup and Good Stuff

Holy heck there’s a lot of news coming out of Comic Con. It’s lucky Luke Miksa has your back with a roundup of the best stuff.

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Ready Player One

Based on the wildly popular novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One is set in a dystopian future where humanity now escapes the now-harsh reality by spending every waking moment in a virtual reality called Oasis; an adventure world filled to the brim with 80’s and 90’s nostalgia. Directed by Steven Spielberg — himself responsible a lot of that nostalgia first-hand — Ready Player One is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated movies of 2018. Between the Iron Giant and the DeLorean time machine, how many Easter eggs can you spot in this trailer alone?

 

Thor: Ragnarok

If you had any reservations at all about the direction Marvel’s Thor universe was headed, this trailer should rectify that. With an inspired choice of director in Taika Waititi, the neon-soaked, synth-laden trailer for Thor: Ragnarok appears to be the absolute business! October can’t arrive soon enough! Let’s have some fun!

 

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San Diego Comic Con 2014: The Collectables to Collect

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While San Diego Comic Con has now become a mixed-medium Mecca of marketing (I will patent that phrase), at the core it is still a place to salivate over all things super-nerdy; in this case I am going to talk about some choice upcoming action-figures and collectables from some of the world’s best toy companies.

Thanks to Toy News International and MWC Toys for this year’s great coverage and photos.

HOT TOYS/SIDESHOW COLLECTABLES

Starting at the most amazing, eye-catching piece on display this year, the Hot Toys booth showed off this amazingly accurate and life-like Marty McFly 1/6th scale figure and scale DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future.

*Drool* **Droooooooollll**

*Drool* **Droooooooollll**

As with many Hot Toys releases, the likeness of Michael J. Fox is uncanny, and the attention to detail is unbelievable. He will come with a fabric outfit (including life-preserver!) as well as a host of accessories including his skateboard, walkman, and ‘Save the Clocktower’ flyer. The DeLorean may very well be the nicest release of the iconic vehicle yet, and includes working headlights and a Flux Capacitor that fluxes!

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San Diego Comic Con 2014: Just the Good Stuff

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San Diego Comic Con is the biggest of its kind. So big that it really needs to change its name, as it is less about the comics and more of a mass marketing tool for movies and TV programs. Comics are not a priority at this gigantic pop-culture convention. But movie scoops are fun! Here are some of the major announcements from the Mecca of all things terrific and nerdy this year, filtered and truncated for your pleasure!

Thanks to /Film and Badass Digest for the comprehensive Comic Con coverage this year.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The winner of Comic Con this year goes to Warner Bros. and their upcoming DC Comics blockbuster Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The first massive news was the reveal of Gal Gadot in full costume as Wonder Woman. Feast your eyes!

Xena Warrior Princess

It’s Wonder Waitaminute…

Oh, shit! I got confused. Here you go:

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Truth be told, that is a badass costume and a badass picture. My only complaint — a large complaint; one I shared with Superman’s Man of Steel costume — is the desaturation and lack of colour. Someone needs to tell Zack Snyder that a little colour will not affect his ‘much gritty, such serious’ approach to these movies. An iconic outfit has been homogenised into something generically cool. Oh well.

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