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Part 4 Mego Meet San Diego : It wasn't really our intention to visit the Comic Con on Saturday, we were going to explore flea markets and funky shopping in San Diego. What motivated us to change our minds was the heat, it was boiling hot as we waited for our shuttle. It made me dream of air conditioned halls and my wife kept mulling over the comic panels she wanted to see. We decided to check it out for one more day, my press pass was for the weekend, so that didn't hurt.
The traffic around the DC booth came to a dead stop so I tried to cut across the Sideshow booth, where a guy dressed as Predator jumped out. I was nearly trampled by people with cameras as I tried to backpeddle.
From left to Right: Rob Chatlin, Benjamin Holcomb, Michelle Heiler, Brian Heiler, Scott Adams.
From then we bid farewell and everybody went home. My wife and I wandered San Diego for a few more hours and caught a glimpse of people leaving the now closed Con.
The next day, we left for home and I got home in time to hug my kids and let them treat me not unlike some live action version of the game "Operation". I'd like to say I have no regrets but I have a few, they are:
Not talking to Brian Posehn when I had the chance
Not talking to Richard Donner (I didn't want to wait in line, wah!)
Missing the Bruce Timm signing
Watching "She's the Man" on the plane
Missing out on meeting up with some friends and Museum members
But really I can't complain, I did more than I expected and I'm very, very tired....
Noel Neill (Lois Lane), Sam Huntington (Jimmy from Superman Returns) Marc McClure (Jimmy from Superman/Supergirl), Jack O'Halloran (Non from Superman 2) , Tom Mankiewicz and Richard Donner! I can't describe how cool it was to applaud Donner in person as I had done in the theatres twenty five years ago.
I headed to Mattel to see if had won the raffle, maybe it was my lack of sleep but I went to the counter with a losing ticket. I must have given the woman "puppy dog eyes" because she sold me a Grundy. Yay!
Here is close up of the DC Direct 13" Shazam new sculpt, I wish he was smiling.
I slunk over to the Mattel booth only to get a raffle ticket to "win" the chance to get one of their exclusive Solomon Grundy figures. I've rid my self of all forms of new toy collecting except for the JLU, they're harder to quit than smoking. It looks like 2007 will see me purchasing carton after carton of JLU, sigh!
Some more cool pics from the Mattel booth, some two ups of figures I didn't even know were on their way, Supergirl as well as baddies Mongul and Parasite. Pretty Wild.
Other News and Events:
DC Direct has retooled the head on their 13 inch Shazam, better or worse? you tell us.
If US magazine can do it, why can't we? It's the Mego Collector Hot or Not Poll
Scott brings us down memory lane with this cool pic of a vintage Woolworths store
Amanda unveils her latest Mego purchase and it's very cool.
Finally, I managed to save my Elastic Spider-Man after he sprung a leak, hooray!
Today's commercial is for Mego Wonderwoman , have a great weekend
Thanks to Will and Scott, two members of the Mego Forums we have more than one updates to the Mego Robin Gallery pages.
The WGSH Robin Page has a new packaging shot and a must see retrospective of all Mego Robin products and Scott has also added some valuable comparison shots for the Mego 12" Batman and Robin page as well.
Today's commercial is fittingly enough for Mego 12" Batman and Robin, enjoy!
What was your favorite toy as a kid?
In honour of Superman Returns, here is the Mego Superman the Motion Picture toy commercial. Thanks to Dave for this one as well.
Warning: Do not attempt to lift Marlon Brando by yourself, get a grown ups help.