Welcome to the photo documentation of my second annual trip to the New York Comic Con. This year I waited until early September to get tickets only to discover they were almost all sold out. I was able to get a single ticket for 3pm-9pm on Thursday the 10th. I'm typing this introduction a couple days in advance so I can just upload photos easily from my phone. The pros of me going early are the 1) it's cheaper, 2) it will likely be less crowded, and 3) it will be unlikely that exclusives will have sold out. The negatives sides are that there's less going on (special-guest-wise, etc) and sometimes the big-brand exhibitors save reveals till the last day (ie Mattel showing the Huntress prototype last year after I had left). I hope to see lots of cool stuff but I don't have too many expectations. I'm actually more excited about shopping than seeing new toy reveals. But I'm sure once I get there I'll be like a kid at an Easter egg hunt. Everything past this first paragraph break will have been written during or after NYCC. My fingers are crossed!
Okay. While I had a great time today, I think I will make an extra effort to go on either Friday or Saturday in the future. I can't help but think there will be a lot more reveals as the weekend unfolds. The Mattypalooza panel alone will probably double the amount of reveals I saw today.
Also, next year I seriously have to rely on a camera other than my phone. Sorry for the blur.
My favorite things I saw today was the DC Comics Multiverse line.
DC Comics Multiverse
4" Movie and Videogame Action Figures
Batman (1989): Michael Keaton Batman - Masked & Unmasked
Batman Returns: Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman, Danny DeVito Penguin
Superman: Christopher Reeve Superman
Superman II: General Zod
Arkham City: Batman, Armored Batman, Mister Freeze, Azrael & Bane
Classic Batman 1966
6" Action Figures Based on the 1966 Batman Television Show
This new look at the Julie Newmar figure is a bit of a disappointment. The paint is really simplified compared to the prototypes.
Also, I believe the Surf's Up Joker figure is a new reveal.
DC Universe (Miscellaneous Mattel)
Total Heroes and Evergreen Action Figures
DC Universe 2" Keychains and Mini-Figures
Mezco reveals their marketing plans for the Classic Batman 1966 Mini Mez-Itz: Blind box assortments with variants! Catwoman comes Masked and Unmasked, and Joker, Batman, and Robin have open and closed-mouthed versions.
Play Arts Kai
Super-Articulated 9" Action Figure Imports
I didn't see anything new from the DC figures, but this was the first time I had seen a fully painted Batgirl in person and I thought she looked pretty good.
Various DC Universe Action Figures
There was a surprising lack of DC Collectibles presence at NYCC this year (unless I just missed something). The only figures I saw on display were at the Graffiti Design booth.
One cool thing was the portfolio catalog which had a couple cool reveals. I like how the Arrow figure actually says figureS. I'm hoping that might mean a Huntress figure (although I kind of hate her costume in the show).
Masters of the Universe Classics
6" Action Figure
Nothing new for me :\ But seeing Glimmer and Scorpia in person was a treat.
Power Rangers: Megaforce, Ninja Force, and MMPR
4" and 6" Action Figures
Bandai and S.H.Figuarts
Bandai's 4" Megaforce
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and Power Ranger: Ninja Force by SHFiguarts
Thor and Jane Foster Movie Action Figures
Super-Articulated 6" Import Action Figures
Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury. Prototypes of Jupiter and Venus.
6" Action Figures
I never know their names until I find them in a store (and also, Mattel is notorious for never labeling these figures). I DO recognize the repainted Bella Twins though!
Aliens & Invincible
A Couple Random Sightings
Retro Girl (from Powers) Statues
I actually forget this character's name and I even have a a figure of her already. This one is slightly larger scale than the average figure.
And I'll leave you with a photo of my swag. I got my Super Best Friends Poison Ivy, my Black & White Funko POP Harley Quinn, Carrie, Mez-Its Harley and Batgirl, A Harryhausen Centaur, Transfixed Galadriel, a Batgirl logo TShirt, the NYCC exclusive variant of Superman & Wonder Woman #1, Marvel Legends Black Queen, and Identity Crisis Zatanna, a super-cool bagless backpack (you wear it like a messenger bag sash) from Runner, and my favorite, a free signed print of Shaya from Power Lords by Nate Baertsch.