San Diego Comic Con Stories July 20, 2015

Hot Toys is partnering with Disney to create an 18-foot long Millennium Falcon model

Update (7/23 10:35am): We are now getting our first good look at the Hot Toys 18-foot Millennium Falcon model. Feast your eyes on the gallery below:

It looks like that sixth-scale Millennium Falcon cockpit Hot Toys showed off at San Diego Comic Con is just the tip of the iceberg. The company is teaming up with Disney to take its Star Wars models to the next level and will be showing off the entire ship at the Hong Kong Ani-Com convention (ACGHK).

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According to a post on the official Hot Toys Facebook page, the company is ready to show its 18-foot long, 12-foot wide Millennium Falcon on the show floor at the upcoming event. Here’s a look at the cockpit from SDCC:

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On July 24 – 28, Hot Toys will once again be participating in Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong (ACGHK), the biggest pop-culture event in Hong Kong!

This year Hot Toys is partnering up with The Walt Disney Company (Hong Kong) to bring the biggest Star Wars presence in the event where a number of Star Wars collectibles by Hot Toys and life-size exhibits will be on display! Starting today we will give fans some sneak peek of what to expect at ACGHK!

Recently Hot Toys has showcased an impressive 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon cockpit at San Diego Comic-Con which has already fascinated many Star Wars fans! But we are not stopping there yet, as a complete and highly detail 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon measuring close to 18 feet (5.5 meters) long by 12 feet (3.7 meters) wide will actually be making an appearance at ACGHK! Its sheer astonishing presence will surely captured any fans’ attention!

San Diego Comic Con Stories July 11, 2015

It’s finally possible to take calls on your very own official Bluetooth Star Trek communicator

Get excited, Trekkies: an official Star Trek communicator is coming to market. This authentic, replica Starfleet comm not only looks the part but also functions as a Bluetooth speakerphone.

Comprised of machined aluminum and textured ABS, it features a wireless charging stand engraved with the phrase “U.S.S. Enterprise Standard Issue Communicator”. 

According to

The Wand Company, creators of the Star Trek Original Series Communicator, have created the most accurate replica ever made, designed using the first ever structured-light 3D scans taken of the Alpha Hero Prop.

This piece of Star Trek memorabilia is priced at $149.95 and is currently available for pre-sale with deliveries slated for January 2016. Those of you at San Diego Comic Con can get an early look at it by visiting ThinkGeek’s booth (#3351). 

Can’t wait until January for your Star Trek communicator? There are plenty of other re-creations for Trekkies such as this Starfleet comm phone case or this replica toy that features famous Star Trek communicator sounds.

The Star Trek communicator is isn’t The Wand Company’s first product to make a splash:

Whovians can own a universal Bluetooth remote modeled after the Tenth Doctor and Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic Screwdrivers. These highly rated Sonic Screwdrivers allow the user to control home entertainment equipment with gestures. Up to 39 motions can be programmed to function with TVs, DVD players, iPod docks, and more. And yes, it lights up and makes sounds from the Doctor Who universe.

Muggles needn’t stepfoot into Ollivander’s to get their own wand. The Kymera wand functions similarly to the Sonic Screwdrivers. Fans of Harry Potter can control Bluetooth products in their own home with their wand using 13 different infrared commands.

San Diego Comic Con Stories July 8, 2015

Capcom’s official life-size Mega Man helmet includes working LED lights

With a celebrated Super Smash Bros debut, a sold-out Nintendo amiibo, and a possible spin-off in the works, Mega Man and his fans have had a good 12 months—but this full size, wearable Mega Man helmet takes the cake.

Capcom announced this incredible helmet will be making its debut at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Although a pre-order date has not yet been announced, the helmet will be available in limited quantities for purchase exclusively through the Capcom Mega store.

According to Capcom:

Made of high quality ABS plastic with a high polish finish, authentic proportions and details, plus working LED lights! A unique clamshell hinge allows the front and back half of the helmet to easily open up to comfortably fit your head inside the soft padded interior for a perfect fit.

Pricing info has not yet been released.

In November 2014, Mega Man made his debut in the highly rated Super Smash Bros for Wii U. The official Mega Man amiibo, released February 20, sold out immediately and has only re-appeared in stores and online a few times since then. Compared to many of the other Super Smash Bros Nintendo amiibos, Mega Man is a perfect likeness of his digital counterpart. If you can’t wait to get your hands on this guy, head over to Amazon. Prices fluctuate, but a Mega Man amiibo will generally run about $20 + shipping.

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