It’s here. San Diego Comic-Con. It feels just like yesterday that swarms of fans were leaving sunny Southern California in droves upon completion of yet another successful con. But we are back with another Comic-Con. And this year marks the 50th anniversary.
Today was Day 0 (also known as Preview Night). It’s a night where the collecting die-hards can get their hands on all the juiciest of all exclusives. While most of the entertainment news will start to reveal over the next few days, tonight was all about getting a glimpse at all the major toy and collectible releases and previewing upcoming concepts. Here’s our daily wrap-up of all things SDCC, Preview Night Edition!
Tales from Hall H & Ballroom 20
There wasn’t a lot to report tonight but in Ballroom 20, but Warner Bros. did unveil a few World Premiere screenings for lucky fans in attendance. They rolled out the first episode of The CW’s latest entry into the Arrowverse with Batwoman. The show won’t debut until October, but fans were delighted to see some live action Gotham crime-fighting with a fresh face under the cowl. The WB also screened the first episode of the EPIX series Pennyworth as well. This series will take viewers along with a younger Alfred Pennyworth as he begins working with an equally younger Thomas Wayne well before the birth of Bruce. Ballroom 20 also unveiled some footage from their partner Rooster Tooth, and an episode of the upcoming FOX series Prodigal Son starring Tom Payne from The Walking Dead.
Coolest Thing We Saw on the Show Floor
Weta Workshop revealed awesome, premium collectibles from the upcoming series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The collection includes limited-edition statues and prop replicas such as SkekSo, the Emperor Skeksis. All items will be available to pre-order online starting in August.
Exciting Collectibles News from the Interwebs
According to IGN and Toyark, biggest movers and shakers were the Hasbro and Mattel booths. The Star Wars booth had all their newest Black Series figures set up in full action pose display, as did the Marvel booth with the Marvel Legends figures. The NECA booth proudly displayed their new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures that will be on sale next year in two-packs featuring April O’Neal, Casey Jones, and several different Foot Clan members. You can click on the included links to take a look at all the photos from the show floor of these great new figures.
Hottest Collectibles from Entertainment Earth
While the selection is vast for this year’s Comic-Con at booth #2343, you’re going to want to move quickly to get the hottest exclusives from the Entertainment Earth booth. The Darth Vader Random Multi-Colored Prototype Figure was the hottest seller tonight. The Batmobile with Batman & Robin & Papercraft Batcave Diorama flew off the booth shelves as well as the previously unannounced and surprise Transformers Lancer and Soundwave Exclusive. Also hot movers from the booth tonight were the Entertainment Earth enamel pin pack.
Stay tuned tomorrow for all the latest in Entertainment and Collectible news to come from Day 1 of San Diego Comic-Con, and if you’re at the con, be sure to visit the booth early to get all the greatest exclusives before they sell out and you’re left crying on your flight home!