With Preview Night in the rearview, we woke up today to the hustle and bustle of the official Day 1 of San Diego Comic-Con 2019. The 5oth anniversary of this celebration of all things Geek and Nerdy kicked off with huge guests within the confines of the storied Hall H and Ballroom 20 arenas. But on the con floor, we saw more collectibles previewed and witnessed a WWE invasion as superstars like Becky Lynch and Rey Mysterio were making the rounds. Before Becky can break our arms, let’s dig into the biggest news of the day.
Tales from Hall H & Ballroom 20
The excitement kicked off early today with the debut of the trailer for IT: Chapter Two. Fans also got their first look at upcoming sequels like Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and Top Gun: Maverick with the returning Tom Cruise. The cast and crew of Terminator: Dark Fate jumpstarted the action from Hall H with their panel. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes, Diego Boneta, and director Tim Miller were on the panel. Miller told fans that while fans probably didn’t want to see another Terminator movie, he felt Sarah Connor’s story was unfinished. It was also confirmed that Edward Furlong would be returning to play John Connor.
Hall H also featured a reunion of sorts. It was the 20th anniversary of Batman Beyond hitting the airwaves. Voice actors Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle along with producer Bruce Timm and casting director Andrea Romano shared their memories of the series and announced the new Blu-ray box set for release in late October along with a limited edition box set that will include a Batman Beyond chromed Funko Pop! and other special features.
Elite Ghostbusters Collectibles News
Mattel held their WWE panel today in which we were in attendance for all the latest announcements and surprises. The panel announced all their newest lines of WWE figures which were covered in detailed by WrestlingFigs.com.
Among the surprises was the announcement and debut of the WWE Ghostbuster Elite figures. The new line features the biggest stars of the last 20 years busting ghosts…or one ghost in the form of The Undertaker in translucent purple holding a green championship title. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, The Rock, and John Cena. The Ghostbusters gear can be removed to have the figures in their normal wrestling gear as well.
Hasbro debuted a few new Marvel Legends figures as part of their Fat Thor Build-A-Figure wave including Iron Patriot, Iron Man, Valkyrie, Heimdall, Captain America (posed to show off America’s favorite butt), and Vision. All figures come with a part of the Thor figure which also includes Stormbreaker and an alternate head.
Not to be outdone by the Mattel and Hasbro reveals today, Toy Evangelist Adam Pawlus announced new items from Funko, Monogram, Kidrobot, Spin Master, Bif Bang Pow!, and The Coop. Adam unveiled The Coop’s brand new toy line called Handmade By Robots. The first wave of these cute figures will be Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man.
Wrestling Signing Smackdown at Entertainment Earth
It was a busy day at the Entertainment Earth as we not only had all of our exclusives flying off the shelf but we also welcomed WWE Superstars Rey Mysterio and Becky Lynch to the booth to sign autographs. The line was massive and the crowd was raucous as Becky and Rey made their way to the table to sign autographs.
The top sellers for Day 1 of SDCC 2019 were the Transformers Generations Selects Soundwave figure, the DragonBall Stars Ultra Instinct Goku vs Jiren Action Figure 2-Pack, and the Deadpool Jack-in-the-Box.
Be sure to visit the booth tomorrow for Day 2 of SDCC 2019. WWE Superstar and one half of the SmackDown Tag Team Champions will be signing autographs and we’ll have plenty more must-have exclusive collectibles to acquire! Come by early and come by often to make sure you never miss a moment of the fun!