New York Comic Con is over now but that doesn’t mean all the fun has to stop. For the 13th edition of this show NYCC brought in an expected 250,000 attendees. The show held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan is a celebration of all things pop culture. Like any top tier convention there were a ton of things to do throughout the shows four days from Panels, Exhibit Floor, Artist Alley, and Offsites.
As there is so much to cover I’ll be dividing up my coverage of the show floor into categories. Below I’ll be looking at a brief snapshot of companies on the show floor producing the best and highest quality collectible figures and statues.
So let’s dive right in!
Mezco Toys had a successful NYCC 2018 with two sold out one:12 Collective figures a Marvel Dr. Strange First Appearance Edition and a Marvel Ronin Wolverine and a Living Dead Doll Resurrection Maggot. On top of the exclusives the booths showed off more of their upcoming figures in the One:12 Collective line and as well as Living Dead Dolls and Mez-its lines. Mezco as normal sells through exclusives non-stop until they are all gone so getting to the booth is much easier later in the afternoon on Thursday once the lines have died
down; a testament to how strong their product line has become.
The Dark Horse booth has a slew of activity throughout the convention hosting in-booth signings and sales of exclusives throughout the weekend. Exclusives included comics based on popular properties The Umbrella Academy, Hellboy, American Gods, Henchgirl, and more while also have a Game of Throne Stark map marker and an American Gods Mad Sweeney lucky coin. Signings included Venture Bros, Frank Miller, and Hellboy to name a few.
Their collectible figure line from Dark Horse Direct were on display as well. Not much had changed however the amazing Ice Dragon & Night King Statue on display was painted!
I was lucky enough to win a ticket to the Hellboy signing which included creator Mike Mignola, David Harbour, Daniel Dae Kim, and Sasha Lane on a beautiful print!
Sideshow has fully embraced NYCC and while they have a smaller display than SDCC they still make an impression. With premium figures for Star Wars, Marvel, DC as well as their own IP Court of the Dead these guys make quality figures. Unfortunately they didn’t bring any Court of the Dead figures this year but they still had a Thanos pin giveaway as well as an opportunity to buy a Neon Armor Iron Man Suit figure. I’m sure Michael Madison will have a much more in-depth look from them but here are a few photos.
A first time exhibitor to NYCC XM Studios produce high value limited quality statues that appeal to the serious collectors out there. As described on their website – Beyond creating works of art, we strive to perfect the most important element – the collecting experience itself. Exhilaration. Excitement. Pleasure. Pride. Status. The XM experience is real. On display were some extremely detailed DC figures but the crown jewel was a Batman sculpture, both painted and unpainted, of the Dark Knight surrounded by his Rogues Gallery of villains. Their website also shows collaborations on a number of properties including Transformers, Power Rangers, Star Wars, and Marvel. These guys mean business.
A Japanese toy company, and a former game developer and publishing, now focuses on the toy consumer business. With some nice pieces from Harry Potter, One Piece, Dragonball Z, Naruto, and My Hero Academia.
Pop Culture Shock (PCS) Collectibles
On display from PCS Collectibles were a number of quality collectibles in large 1:4 to 1:3 scale. Mostly shown off were their Transformers seekers, Street Fighter figures, and a WWE Ultimate Warrior.