The largest gathering of comics, films, series, games, and other popular art fans in San Diego turns into a meet-and-greet of Harley Quinns and Daenaryses with Suicide Squad and Game of Thrones fans who arrived decked in these ladies’ garbs. Needless to say, the event is a definite success with more than 135,000 people who flocked to the San Diego Convention Center in regular clothes and, of course, in full attire.
Who would have thought they can all gather in one place without a brawl breaking? Game of Thrones cosplayers pose for a groupfie at San Diego Comic Con 2016. (Pic/Techinsider)
Harley Quinn Squad! A small crowd of Suicide Squad’s antihero from all ages, shapes and sizes…and genders too. Pic/Tyler Schirado @TyRawrrnosaurus
In the sea of Marvels, DC, and the HBO series characters, Ash Stormrider stands out in a Pokémon and Game of Thrones mashup outfit. He even has his own version of the three-headed Dragon of Sigil with Charizard in it. He sure ended up charred but that’s part of the deal.
Shaylor Duranleau arrived as his own character, Ash Stormrider.
Let’s also not forget how Lyanna Stark (in character) got the surprise of her life when Prince Rhaegar Targaryen (also in character) stooped down on one knee and popped the question for real in front of a crowd of Game of Thrones cosplayers, and with Jon Snow looking fondly from the back. Now that’s the family reunion we all wanted to happen!
Newly engaged couple Chriss Setts and Hayley Smith met 2 years ago in the same event. (Pic/Melissa Robinson of Tech Insider)
Now that the interesting stuff is covered, let’s get down to the real deal.
While Comic-Con is the time for cosplayers to be the red carpet stars, one of the best things about the event are still the goodies! Let’s take a look at some of them.
The Mini Versions
This year, action figures remain as the hottest commodities. The lineup includes a plethora of Star Wars collectibles, Marvels and DC heroes, the addition of the antihero gang – Suicide Squad, and more.
This item is currently only available for preorder. Accessories also include the golden lasso (not seen in the picture).
Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman Premium Action Figure by Medicom
International shipping weight – 1.5 kg
The movie trailer unveiled at the Comic Con for Wonder Woman’s solo release looks every bit of the promising girl-power, superhero action flick it is expected to be. With a historical set dating back to World War I, we’re about to discover the origin of the Amazonian warrior princess who is also one of DC’s most glorified superheroine. The film will be released in June next year and is currently one of the most anticipated movies of 2017.
Star Wars Black Series Darth Vader Emperor’s Wrath Action Figure by Hasbro Toys
International shipping weight -1.5 kg
Part of Hasbro’s 6″ Star Wars Black Series collection, this action figure has multiple points of articulation and inspired by the part of the story where Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker join forces to defeat the emperor.
Suicide Squad Action Figure — Deadshot by DC Comics
International shipping weight – 1 kg
The size of this Suicide Squad ‘slash’ Secret Six member may have been significantly reduced to 12 inches, but the stance of the world’s deadliest marksman remains in the foot-long action figure. Armed with his signature weapons, Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot is set to uphold the dark side of justice in the only way he knows.
This item is currently only available for preorder. Shipping will start on October.
DC Suicide Squad Movie Masterpiece — Harley Quinn 1/6 Collectible Figure by Hot Toys
International shipping weight – 3.5 kg
We can’t get enough of everyone’s favorite super villain and her current popularity amongst DC fans. If you’ve fallen in love with the character on the silver screen, get hold of this movie-accurate collectible complete with accessories and a Suicide Squad-themed stand with character backdrop.
Pokémon Plush Toys by Pokecore
International shipping weight – 6 kg
Just when everyone thought these adorable creatures can’t be any more popular than they already are, they again took over the world by storm with the popular game, Pokémon Go. Now what will be the perfect gift for adorable Pokémon kiddos, but the equally adorable plushies? Get this 4-piece set from Pokecore, which includes Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Pikachu in their cutest forms!
Let’s get interactive with these specially designed board games based on your favorite series!
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition by Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc.
International shipping weight – 3 kg
Engage in an epic mind and tactic duel with your friends as you battle for the Iron Throne in this Game of Thrones-inspired monopoly set. But if you’re into a cuter version of the game, snag this Pokemon-themed monopoly board with 6 collectible metal tokens of Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Eevee, and Jigglypuff .
Monopoly: Pokemon Kanto Edition by USAPOLY
International shipping weight – 1.5 kg
Get into character with these custom-tailored costumes of your favorite heroes and villains!
Be your own Bruce Wayne alter ego by donning his superhero apparel. This costume is officially licensed by DC comics and includes a muscle chest jumpsuit with 3D gauntlets, 3D boot tops, belt, cape, and a vinyl 1/2 mask.
Pokemon Charizard Girl’s Costume
International shipping weight – 2 kg
Halloween is still months away, but it doesn’t hurt to prepare ‘wayyy’ before, especially if you’re going after that must-have costume. This girly version of Charizard will definitely make you catch all those sweets and candies.
Get to know the original story behind your favorite Marvel heroes straight from their original forms — the comics. In this six-issue series, follow the adventure of Adam Warlock as he fights to be a logical being in order to control of the Infinity Gauntlet (1991).
If you haven’t attended any Comic-Con events this year, experience the fun and enjoyment with your very own personal collection. These are just some of the best additions.