Confirming our earlier report when we offered a first look at upcoming toys from Bandai in support of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6, a limited edition 6″ metallic paint Baymax will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.
Though you’d be hard-pressed to find someone inside the Disney fan community today who doesn’t know of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, you don’t have to go very far outside of it or back in time to find many who don’t. Created by Walt Disney under contract for Universal Studios in 1927, Oswald was an instant and phenomenal success, but when Walt was kicked to the curb, Mickey Mouse would emerge a year later and after a bit of struggling of his own, Oswald was condemned to oblivion for decades.
ABC will be bringing star power to Comic-Con 2014 with returning fan favorites ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ as well as hit series ‘Resurrection,’ upcoming holiday special ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ and highly anticipated midseason series ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter.’
On Thursday, July 24, ABC and Pixar Animation Studios will give fans a first-look sneak peek with a panel on the original holiday special, ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot.’ Go inside the show as the panelists give you an exclusive inside-look at the sketches, storyboards and concepts that went into the making of this Disney•Pixar special! Join producer Galyn Susman (‘Toy Story OF TERROR!’), director Steve Purcell (‘Brave’) and head of story Derek Thompson (‘WALL•E’) for a moderated Q&A panel from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Room 6A, followed by a special autograph session from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the ABC Castle on the Convention Center Floor, booth #4245.
With the standard versions of the Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven Pop! Vinyl figures by Funko already announced (and available for pre-order from Amazon), several exclusive variants were announced today for the die-hard Frozen fan and Pop! collectors.
Over the weekend, Toys ‘R’ Us teased their 2014 exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con, which will be available at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343 as well as online in limited quantities starting July 24. Toys ‘R’ Us has been kind enough to provide us with additional photos of its items which include a fantastic winged Maleficent doll as well as an exclusive Star Wars Black Series set, My Little Pony and more. You can find the newly released photos along with additional information below.
Funko has officially announced its licensed versions of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in Pop! Vinyl form from Walt Disney Animation Studio’s popular film, Frozen. The quintet (each available separately) is expected to be available at retailers in July. All of the figures are currently now available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth.
A spokesperson for Funko says she was unable at this time to respond to inquiries regarding the availability of a Pop! version of Hans, nor regarding any potential exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), however hints officially released by Funko are believed to point to possible variants such as a glow-in-the-dark Olaf and/or a ‘frozen’ variant of Anna.
Disney Consumer Products and Funko have graciously allowed us to share this first look at an upcoming San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive: the Disney/Pixar Brave ‘Merida Pop! Dress Color Metallic’ variant figure from the Disney Pop! Vinyl collection.
Limited to an edition size of 480 pieces, Merida will be available at Funko’s booth (#5343) at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 while supplies last. She will retail for $15.
Merida will be one of many Comic-Con exclusives from Funko which feature Disney favorites as well as other popular characters and franchises. For more information, as well as the opportunity for a chance to win some of Funko’s SDCC exclusives, visit their official Facebook and Twitter pages.
ABC will be bringing star power to Comic-Con 2013, with its returning fan favorite “Once Upon a Time,” as well as two new highly anticipated series debuting this fall, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.”
On Friday, July 19, Marvel Television will introduce fans to their first live action television epic with their new ABC series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” featuring a panel with executive producer Joss Whedon and Marvel’s Head of Television and series executive producer Jeph Loeb. The show will also be spotlighted at the Marvel Entertainment Booth on the Convention Center floor throughout the entire weekend, with special surprises to be announced.
Moderated by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President of Original Series, Disney Television Animation brought the creative teams and talent from popular series ‘Fish Hooks’ and the upcoming ‘Wander Over Yonder’ to its panel at San Diego Comic-Con, but it was newcomer ‘Gravity Falls’ that quickly dominated the show, as evidenced by the roar of the attending audience at its mere mention, let alone the number of fans dressed as characters from the cartoon.
In anticipation of the stop-motion full-length remake of Tim Burton’s classic short, Frankenweenie, Walt Disney Studios has erected a mobile touring exhibit titled ‘The Art of Frankenweenie‘ which treats visitors to a rare, inside look at how the film was made. One of the first stops on the world tour is San Diego Comic-Con and we were invited by Walt Disney Studios to be one of the first to preview the exhibit which was hosted by film producers Don Hahn and Allison Abbate. Talent from the film, including Atticus Shaffer (of ABC’s ‘The Middle’ and voice of Edgar Gore) also passed through the exhibit to see the displays of props, puppets and concept art.