COMIC-CON 2013

Comic-Con 2013: Our First Look at Preview Night Showfloor Photos

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July 17, 2013

Comic-Con

It is my tradition to kick off Comic-Con by walking the showfloor on preview night and taking photos of anything movie-related that interests me. This year the showfloor seems to be a bit skimpy on the movie side, with a lot of the same booths, statues and setups as years' past, but as always there's some cool stuff to be found in the midst of this geek mania. I made my way through the crowds and snapped as many shots as I could before getting out, but there will certainly be more to come at the end (as I always roam through the showfloor again). For now, take a look at our preview night gallery, with lots of costumes and movie booths.

Here's the selection of cool movie stuff I found around this year - check out my showfloor photos from 2012.

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Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

The Sideshow Collectibles booth always has awesome maquettes - seen above (for Pacific Rim) & below.

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Here's a few new sets of figures (from Gremlins and Pacific Rim) seen at the NECA booth on display there:

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

As always, my usual stop the Prop Store to check out their latest (plus the Dredd costume as seen below):

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

These are the mech suits from Escape from Tomorrow, the time loop sci-fi with Tom Cruise, from WB:

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Surprisingly, this raptor has nothing to do with Jurassic Park or any movies. But it was still badass to see:

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

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Stopped by the Legendary booth, where they were showing a few Pacific Rim and Seventh Son costumes:

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Thorin's map from The Hobbit at Weta's booth, with light-up lettering. Wish I had this framed - love it!

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Also from Weta's booth - the robot mech unit from Neill Blomkamp's Elysium but that's all from Elysium:

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Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Ewoks! From the Star Wars booth, just a cool display in the kids' area. Thought it was fun plus - Ewoks!

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

From the LEGO booth, a display for the upcoming LEGO Movie, featuring the two main characters in it:

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Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Marvel's booth didn't have much except this guy watching over Thor's hammer. More to be revealed soon?

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Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Finally, it's a Predator watching over the Predator 3D booth taking pre-orders for the new 3D re-release:

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

Comic-Con 2013 Showfloor - FirstShowing.net

It seems to get more crowded and crazier every year, but it's always exciting to set foot on the Comic-Con showfloor the moment it opens. There is much less of a movie focus this year (besides toys and geek mania) and more of a focus on TV and other media. Preview Night doesn't last long and it's over quick, but the rest of my time will spent mostly in Hall H. We'll be back again to take more photos at the end of the Con, but for now, you can continue to follow our coverage and updates straight from San Diego here. This is our 8th year in a row returning to cover this Con, and we always do our very best to make the news worth following.

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  • DAVIDPD
    SO many toys.
  • bimPOP
    Bob Stencil ??
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Alex Billington
      As far as I know, Bob Stencil is done with Comic-Con. He's moved on unfortunately. Wish he was still here every year, but he finished once and for all two years ago.
  • Sky
    The Raptor isnt for Primeval New World?
    • DAVIDPD
      They already cancelled PRIMEVAL NEW WORLD...but I agree I think it's from their booth.
      • Sky
        Yea, they did cancel that, and im pissed that all the cool Dinosaur shows keep getting the Ax. Hopefully someone can make a good one soon.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Alex Billington
      Ohhh you're right - that IS what it's for. But I have no idea what Primeval New World is. I just saw a raptor and thought "oooh, that guy looks cool." Is it a show or video game or something?
      • Sky
        Primeval was a show on BBC that ran for 5 seasons, then Canada decided to make a spinoff show. It started airing this yr and got cancelled after airing its 1st episode, didnt even give it a chance to live... it finished its run a couple weeks ago, im glad they have a booth there for it
      • David Banner
        The show is on Netflix
  • Chris Bob
    I want that Elysium droid! P.S. fuck that piece of shit Devin Faraci for trying to sabotage the film before its release.

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