Sideshow Brings Hot Toys, Prime 1 Studios, Everything and the Kitchen Sink to Comic-Con [SDCC 2016]
Every San Diego Comic-Con, Sideshow Collectibles rolls out the blue carpet for its vast catalog. Though the booth is massive year after year, SDCC 2016 was a special exception to the rule. Not only was Sideshow's booth tremendously large, it was packed to the gills with new original statues, premium format figures and sixth-scale characters, along with licensed distribution partners like Hot Toys and Prime 1 Studio. There was more pop culture amazingness in one square foot of Sideshow's booth than there is at most minor conventions held throughout the year.
Recounting what was there won't be an easy task, but it will be fun to revisit all the new hotness and dream of a world where we could afford any of it. From statues to 1/6 scale figures, you'd have an easier time telling someone what Sideshow Collectibles didn't have at its booth at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
Sideshow's selection of premium format figures is just outrageous, and we saw new offerings from Marvel, DC, Star Wars and the company's licensing partners in the horror and sci-fi genres. Unlike a number of other companies that produce statues based on familiar heroes and villains, Sideshow's go above and beyond the call of duty. Yes, there is premium on the price, but the works speak fro themselves. I mean, just look at the likes of the Huntress, Gamora, Leatherface or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. No one is doing anything close to what Sideshow is doing in this arena.
As the exclusive distributor in the US for Hot Toys, Sideshow is also able to give us some of the best and most exciting sixth-scale figures. New Star Wars figures included the loneliest Jedi, Luke Skywalker, as well as new vehicles (that may or may not hit retail) like Rey's speeder and the TIE Interceptor. The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe figures were nice to see as well (hello, Daredevil), but it was the DC corner that had the most interesting new pieces. Sure, there are a lot of Jokers, but I can't front; they all look incredibly well-made. [Suicide Squad spoilers may be included, but we've taken care to hide the spoiler-ish images at the very end of the 250+ picture gallery above.]
Lest we forget, Prime 1 Studio was also on full display, with some of the fantastic Batman: Arkham statues joined by new pieces from Independence Day and DC's New 52. The Batman: Arkham line continues to define Prime 1's greatness though, and there's little bad you can about the pieces beyond their being just a tad out of every normal collector's price range.
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