SDCC 2015: Our Comic-Con Schedule, and How You Can Join Us (Virtually!)

SDCC 2015 Our Comic-Con Schedule, and How You Can Join Us (Virtually!)

I’ll be the first to admit, we’re pretty awful when it comes to planning for San Diego Comic-Con. There’s so much to do and see, and frankly, it’s overwhelming.

But this time around, we’ll have some tools and technology that can help get you to the big show, at least virtually, if you can’t make it to there yourselves. So it makes sense to apprise our favorite folks, those of you who actually read the stuff here at AFP, of what we’re planning and how we’re going to share it with you. And to ask for your advice – there’s one scheduling conflict that I’ll need your help to decide on which to attend.

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Weekend Toy Run: Universal Monsters Flash Friday 30% Off Sale

Diamond Select Toys Universal Monsters Flash Friday sale

Are you a fan of the classic monsters, like Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon? If so, the Diamond Select Toys Universal Monsters Flash Friday sale is for you. It’s 30% off of all their Universal licensed collectibles, like action figures, minimates, bust banks, and more.

So if you want a Frankenstein Friday, check out the sale now – it’s for today only!

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Free Shipping and Marvel Select Sale at Marvel Store (Today Only)

Marvel is running a promo for free shipping at the Marvel Store with code MARVELSHIP. This is a good deal when combined with some of the figures on sale, like the Marvel Select movie Falcon ($14.99, normally $24.95) and the Disney store exclusive Marvel Select Spider-Man and Electro two-pack ($29.99, normally $49.95). There’s more on sale, including some Funko and Minimates.

Free shipping applies across the entire store, so if you were looking to pick up some Marvel gear (I’m a fan of their t-shirts) or other official merchandise, now’s the time. The free shipping offer is for today (January 19) only, so get your orders in while you can.

Note: Our email digests are sent out once a day (we don’t want to clog your inbox when we post more than that), and some subscribers can miss out on these one day only sales. Please consider following AFP on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter for instant updates. Happy shopping!

SDCC 2014: Diamond Select Toys Announces Days of Future Past Marvel Minimates Exclusives and More

Banking on the success of Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past hit movie, Diamond Select Toys have announced a comics-based Marvel Minimates boxed set for San Diego Comic-Con, featuring Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Mystique and a Sentinel. Great choices to tie in to the movie, but I don’t recall Mystique featuring prominently at all in the comic event – but then again she wasn’t being played by J-Law back then and like Wolverine, my memories can’t be trusted. DST is also making an accompanying comic book cover recreating Uncanny X-Men #141, available separately, featuring the Marvel Minimates in place of the comic book characters.

There usually are more Marvel Minimates exclusives during SDCC, and perhaps there are still more to come through DST’s distribution partners. DST also announced a Walking Dead Minimates set, a Sin City Marv exclusive figure, and more from Star Trek, Star Wars, Godzilla, and Jay and Silent Bob.  Just over a month to go. Are you getting excited yet for SDCC?

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CustomCon 37 at Raving Toy Maniac

CustomCon37

In case you missed it, last month our pals at RTM hosted CustomCon 37. CustomCon is a showcase for customized action figures, held three times a year. RTM has the spring show, while the summer is at JoeAcevedo.com and the winter here at AFP. This spring’s CustomCon featured five entries:

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