Friday, July 17, 2009

Toy News: Diamond San Diego Comic Con Panel Update!

Make sure you’re not standing in line, buying exclusives, talking to friends, standing in line, taking pictures of costumed heroes, standing in line or passed out your hotel room during these three DST panels!

Thursday - July 23
11:00-12:00 Toymaker Q&A— Ever wanted to know why one character was chosen for production over another? Why your favorite character was limited or just what toy companies are thinking? Here’s your chance to ask the manufacturers about their favorite figures and statues. Panelists include David Scroggy (Dark Horse), Chuck Terceira (Diamond Select Toys), Eric “Cornboy” Mayes (4 Horsemen), Kevin Winnick (president of Toy2R USA), Joe Petrollese (Tonner Doll), Clayborne Moore (CS Moore), Corrine Robinson (McFarlane Toys), and Scott Neitlich (Mattel). Room 32AB

Friday - July 24
5:30-6:30 Like WOW! Action Figures Return to the ’80s!— The ’80s are back in a BIG way in the world of toy’s and Action Figures. This year alone has seen the return of Masters of the Universe, Ghostbusters, Marvel’s Secret Wars, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero’s 25th Anniversary, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary, Transformers, Flash Gordon, and more! What is it about the properties of the ’80s that still draw collectors? Panelists include Scott Neitlich (Mattel), Dave Vonner (Hasbro), Jason Lenzi (BifBangPow!), Chuck Terceira (Diamond Select Toys), and The Four Horsemen (The Four Horsemen Studios). Moderated by Daniel “JuliusMarx” Pickett of Room 30AB

Saturday - July 25
12:00-1:00 Diamond Select: Minimates 2010 — Learn the latest about this popular and highly collectible action figure line direct from the source: Diamond Select Toys! DST’s Chuck Terceira will be on hand to answer your pressing Minimates questions, discuss new Minimate licenses and even debut an all-new Marvel Minimates box set sure to please comic book fans of all ages. Plus, free gifts! Room 2

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