Tron San Diego Comic Con Exclusives

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

The San Diego Comic Convention is almost there and as usual we will get to see some great new stuff appear.

One thing that gets me very excited is the Tron exclusives. A “regular” Tron Legacy toy line will be released by the toy company Spin Master, but at San Diego there will also be some specials.

There will be a limited edition Die-Cast Sam Lights Cycle. The collectible will be limited to 3000 pieces and will cost $5. Not to bad for an exclusive. The second exclusive will be a Tron Vintage Figure. This will be a static figure and it will be from the original Tron movie.

The best about this figure is the packaging. It will come in an arcade style box, will be limited to only 1500 pieces and will retail for $40


Disney’s Avengers

Friday, March 5th, 2010

The Disney Channel and Disney XD has released their plans for the 2010-2011 television season and as expected will have some of their famous usuals return.

But there will be some new shows to and one of them will be a new Avengers animation series: “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”.

The new show will target kids age 9 to 14, will be 52 episodes long and will feature Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Giant Man and Wasp.


Disneyland in Comics

Monday, March 1st, 2010

It looks like comics are a good investment. Imagine if you would have owned a Action Comics 1 (first Superman) or a Detective Comics 27 ( first Batman). They both have been sold in a high grade (grade 8.0 CGC for those interested) for $1.000.000 and more. Not to bad, especially if you would have been the owner. Imagine how many trips this could pay to Walt Disney World or another Disney park. Talking about comics, anybody still thinking the Marvel Disney deal was a bad thing? (although I think it’s a great deal for whole other reasons)

Disney  already had its share of comics and although non of them might bring in a million anytime soon, some of them are very collectible and if found in the right grade already come with a “nice” price tag. The first daily comic strip staring Mickey Mouse began on January 13 in 1930, but the first comic books appeared in 1940. They where published by Western Publishing through the Dell Comics Four Color label. The very first Walt Disney Comics and Stories from Dell would be a very nice item in any Disney addict collection. Even if you wouldn’t want to keep it it, valued at $30.000 (Comic Price Guide at the moment this article was written) it could pay for your next trip(s). Of course this when you have a high graded issue. Damaged issues are less valuable but could still be worth $2.000.


Tron Legacy; One Year ago (SDCC report)

Saturday, July 25th, 2009


One year ago, at the San Diego Comic Convention, Tron fans where invited to watch the Tron Legacy Grid VFX Concept Test. One year later SDCC guest are invited again to see more Tron footage while the once that stay at home will finally get to see the official SDCC 2008 trailer online. Vist for the awesome trailer.

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Alice in Wonderland Props (SDCC report)

Friday, July 24th, 2009

AlicePropsCool1Some of the Alice in Wonderland movie props are being displayed at the San Diego Comic Convention. While you can only go and watch them by invitation, some pictures sharing the awesomeness have reached the world wide web.

Ain’t it Cool has a collection of great pictures from the props, including scenes and costumes among many other great looking props.

Visit the Ain’t it Cool site for the full set of pictures.

Disney Announces AWESOME Comic Con Schedule

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

SanDiegoComicCon2009One of the most amazing conventions ever is the San Diego Comic Con. I was lucky enough to have been there both as a professional comic shop owner (in a previous life) and a comic fan. There is always a lot to do, especially for the comic fans and the movie buffs. But Disney fans have every reason too to go and visit the convention. Disney has announced their plans for this years comic con (July 23-26) and will make sure their presence will not go unnoticed.

The most exciting news (for me) is that they’ll be showing some more TRON footage. The already bedazzled the crowd last year but I am sure that Disney will blow the fans away with the footage they’ll bring this year. This could be the first 3D footage of the movie! I am so excited… and I’m not even going (because, well, it’s on the other side of the planet. Or it sure feels like it).

The will also show footage of some of the other 3D projects they are working on. Alice in Wonderland and Disney’s A Christmas Carol. There will also be previews of The Princess and the Frog, Beauty and the Beast, Ponyo and the Toy Story Trilogy.



Monday, May 4th, 2009

jackmanwolvieHugh Jackman jumps from Mutant stories to ghost stories, both project however originate from the wonderful world of comics. Hugh signed a contract with Disney studios for the upcoming supernatural adventure.

The story centers on a man who works for the government’s Supernatural Immigration Task Force. His job is to send ghosts who have escaped into our world back to Ghostopolis. When a living boy accidentally is sent to the other side, the agent must team with a female ghost (and former flame) to bring him back. (Hollywood Reporter)


Disney’s Future Projects with Johnny Depp

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Latest rumors suggest that Johnny Depp will be returning for Pirates of the Caribbean 4. However, before any work can start on the 4th installment Johnny signed on for several other Disney projects.

He will team up with the always amazing Tim Burton who will work on yet another stop motion picture. This time we will get (a hopefully darker version of) Alice in Wonderland. Johnny will be voicing the Mad Hatter in this adaption of the story.

Another project involving Johnny Depp is a movie version of The Lone Ranger. Johnny Depp appeared on the Walt Disney Studios showcase Preview day in Hollywood, dressed as Captain Jack, marching in on the theme music of the Lone Ranger. (Source Hollywood Insider). However Johnny is not up for the titel role but will play Tonto. Tonto is a American Indian who finds the Lone Ranger after his group where ambushed. He nurses the Lone Ranger back to health before they go after the Lone Rangers attackers.

Before you comment on Johnny Depp playing a native American; Depp has German, Gypsy, Cherokee and Irish blood running in his vains…

Finally; Stan Lee’s New Disney Character!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

It has well been over a year ago when I told everybody here how excited I was that Stan Lee would be working together with Disney. Now it finally looks like they have a new adventure ready to bring to the comics fans out there…

…to introduce a revolutionary new concept in original superheroes and the comic book format: “Time Jumper”, which will become the industry’s most ambitious digital comic book series ever designed to release on multiple platforms. (TH Online)



Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

First of all.. what’s up with that name and titel. TRtwoN? Why not just TRON 2 or TRON II, or even TRON Level 2… Anything is better then using a number in a name or titel. It has been done so often now and to be honest… it just doesn’t work. But that my only remark on the project as I can’t wait to see a well deserved sequel to an underrated Disney masterpiece. Ok, geek boy mode is on, I admit it. I love TRON!

Visitors of the San Diego Comic convention got a real treat when they where invited to watch some TR2N footage. The footage isn’t a trailer or part of the movie. It is a small project to show that making a new movie, with the technology of today, is a good thing.



Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Comics! I love them (and collect them), so I am very excited with the news that we will get some Disney/Pixar comics that will give us new stories about the characters we love. We will get Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E and the one I am most looking forwards too; The Incredibles.

If you are in San Diego right now make sure to visit the Comic Con where a first exclusive preview book is on sale at the BOOM! Booth (#2543)

To commemorate this historic partnership, BOOM! will be releasing a special preview book featuring sneak previews of upcoming projects using the characters from TOY STORY, FINDING NEMO, and MONSTERS, INC. Featuring commentary by Waid, this preview will give comic fans and interested parents a look at the quality comics BOOM! will be producing for a younger audience by the end of the year. (BOOM! Blog)

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San Diego Comic Con 2007

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

sandiegocomiccon2007.jpgIt’s that time of year again (almost): The San Diego Comic Con (From July 26 to 29).

I have had the opportunity to visit this awesome convention in the past and have been dreaming of a return ever since. Unfortunately it will not be this year (but there is always a chance for another year)

For those (Disney fans) going to visit the event; here are some highlights you really should not miss:


Stan Lee Going to Disney

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

stanlee_excelsior-1.jpgWhile Disney, and especially the theme Parks, is my biggest hobby, they are not the only things I love. There is more (I know, that is hard to believe being the Disney Geek I am). No, I will not bore you with a list of all the other things I do and collect but with the news I read this week I could not help myself rambling about at least one of the other things I am a devoted fan of. Now don’t run away from this, it is related to Disney in a big way…

I am a big comic collector. I have well over 10.000 comics and most of them are from Marvel. I totally geek out on anything related to the X-Men, but love many other Marvel comics to. I also enjoy most of the Marvel related movies, although Spiderman III was a big letdown. (I had to say it! Common fellow comic fans; the original Venom story line is so much better, what they did with him in the movie was just wrong and boring). But let’s get to the point of this blog entry: The big news of this week was the deal between Disney and POW. POW is a company from Stan Lee, the godfather of comics and the marvelous marvel of the Marvel Universe (I know, that was lame). I am sure you seen the story online already, but here is some of my personal thoughts on the news.


Brother Bear II at San Diego Comic Con

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

BrotherBear2.jpgSanDiegoComicCon.jpgIf you’re in or near the San Diego area and you are a Brother Bear fan you might want to consider visiting the convention on Sunday 23. Starting at 1:00 there will be a world Premier of Brother Bear II, the direct to DVD sequel.

I was lucky enough to be able to go to this convention in the past. (Although I must admit the main reason for that were the comics, action figures and card games they offered). I highly recommend it to all comic fans to try and visit the event at least once in your lifetime if you have the chance. Disney fans don’t have to worry as there is always a lot of Disney stuff to do too. Even with the event coming to its end it is still worth to do a search on the official site where you will get a result with all other Disney related event of this year’s convention.

DVD release date of Brother Bear 2 is August 29, 2006