Comic-Con 2014: Our First Look at Preview Night Showfloor Photos
by Alex Billington
July 23, 2014
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 is overrun with Batman galore, because today is "Batman Day" celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the DC Comics superhero. There were also some new discoveries including Smaug at Weta and Hunger Games guards. 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 head back again). For now, take a look at our preview night gallery with lots of toys and props.
Here's the selection of cool movie stuff I found around this year - check out my showfloor photos from 2013.
Below - Mondo's new collectible toys (announced this week) for The Iron Giant, plus for Alfred Hitchcock.
A pod from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on display at their booth - alternate angle is seen below.
A life-size Smaug the Dragon head on display above Weta's booth. Love this! His eye opens and lights up.
Capitol Guards standing watch near the "Hall of Heroes" - at Lionsgate's booth for The Hunger Games.
A few shots of the Legendary Pictures booth: Crimson Peak gates, Warcraft weapons, and Pacific Rim.
Darth Vader hot rod car at the Hot Wheels booth, with booth babes standing nearby. Actually looks sleek.
Below - fans in the X-Men: Days of Future Past "Cerebro Simulator" wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality.
Below - from the Prop Store booth comes Michael Keaton's "battle-damanged" Batsuit used in Batman.
Below - the start of the Batman display at the DC booth, featuring everything from every Batman movie.
Below - "Zack Snyder" Batman cape and cowl costume designed for Ben Affleck in the upcoming sequel.
There's nothing like the Sideshow Collectibles booth, which always has many amazing statues on display.
Last, but not least, the booth for Profiles in History - a famous auction house specializing in movie props.
Must have - the T-Rex head made by Stan Winston Studios for Jurassic Park, going up for auction soon.
Let a sleeping dragon lie. That's it for now! A quick look at some of the best discoveries and movie displays on the Comic-Con 2014 showfloor, with lots of Batman. I always love the Prop Store and whatever other cool movie booths show up. Preview Night doesn't last long and it's over fairly quick, but the rest of my time will spent mostly in Hall H all the way until Sunday. 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 9th year in a row returning to cover this Con, and we always do our best to make it all worth following.