The Red Iron Photo Contest

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Artist Adi Granov created one of the most iconic images of Iron Man ever for the cover of Invincible Iron Man 76/421 (March 2004). Four years later, the pose was recreated for marketing materials for the Iron Man film, which cemented its place in pop culture. In honor of Derek Zoolander, I’m calling this pose “Red Iron.” Continue reading “The Red Iron Photo Contest”

Toy Aisle Trolls > Omega Raptor

Toy Aisle Trolls is a feature highlighting acts of vandalism to in-store toy items. If you find a ruined package, a stolen figure, a swapped-out figure, or any other such acts, take a photo (cell phone photos are fine if they’re not blurry) and email them to poe AT poeghostal.com. Also, please note: I’m deliberately being over-the-top with my condemnation of these people–I don’t actually wish bodily harm upon them. Just severe mental anguish.

Poester Engineernerd sends in this instant classic:

I’m pretty sure both the left-hand and middle ones are both wrong–not sure about the third one–but at least the middle one is, y’know, Iron Man. The left one, though–I don’t even know who the hell that is, never mind what he’s doing under the name Omega Factor Armor. Nice of the scumbag who did this to include his accessory, though.

SDCC > Rustin Parr’s Report, Day 5

Sunday 7/26

140,000 people, 4.5 days, 1 convention – it all comes down to this.

The morning was spent re-orchestrating all of the previous buys into a somewhat manageable series of bags, you see typically we bring down large boxes to fill up but all of box army fell in battle against Recycle-Or several months hence. Once in order we checked out of the hotel, loaded up the car, then headed back down to the Hall for the final hurrah. Continue reading “SDCC > Rustin Parr’s Report, Day 5”

SDCC > Rustin Parr’s Report, Day 4

Saturday 7/25

A very long day. Began with us futile-y trying to get in to Hall H for the Warner Bros panel. After realizing how pointless that was it was back to the dealer floor. Panels, especially big name panels or panels otherwise in one of the big room, are really hard to get into with the line at any given time being about 50% people for the next panel and 50% people for one later in the day, which just exacerbates the whole situation and makes it s far harder to get into panels to begin (this is why I came very close to missing the Mattypalooza panel, the line was massive and mostly people for the Marvel/Capcom panel the following the hour). Essentially, one must pick a large room and not leave in order to see the large panels. This has been a problem for several years (this is Movie Con, after all) so I’ve long since made peace with the fact that I’m not getting in to panels and that I will be able to read the news immediately online and see the movie/s themselves in a couple months. Still would have been neat to see the Avengers assemble, though. Continue reading “SDCC > Rustin Parr’s Report, Day 4”

SDCC News > Rustin Parr’s SDCC Report, Day 1

Wednesday – 7/21

Preview night is always the worst and best day of the con. The first hour is being reminded of why you hate this place and how much better it used to be. Every company has a massive line for figures, the crowds are bigger than the Saturday horde a decade ago and all you can do is fight to survive. But once you find that first purchase (Batman and Joker Nlammoids for $3 each, in my case) the whole thing starts turning around. You get into the fun of the hunt once perusing seller booths and by gum you’ll see some really cool reveals at big companies. Continue reading “SDCC News > Rustin Parr’s SDCC Report, Day 1”