WonderCon 2017: The DC Entertainment Booth Published by D_Martin on April 3, 2017 at 01:33 AM CST DC Entertainment took advantage of the absence of Marvel Entertainment at WonderCon by focusing their display on Wonder Woman's 75th Anniversary, and the palpable excitement generated by the recent release of their Justice League movie trailer. The relatively small display of current and forthcoming items from all forms of DC media was intended to be overshadowed by the full Wonder Woman costume, worn by Gal Godot in the upcoming film, which was on display behind glass at the center of the DC booth. The Injustice: Gods Among Us 2 video game was represented by an assortment of upcoming action figures and collectibles, as was the 25th anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series: Riddler, Catwoman, and a Batman figure that will include a set of varying interchangeable expressive head sculpts. The successful DC Bombshells line had Kitana, Jesse Quick, and Raven on display, and Starfire debuted as part of the Amanda Connor DC Designer Series maquettes. From the Wonder Woman movie, there was a deluxe statue set featuring Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor, a LEGO Wonder Woman "Warrior Battle" building set, Wonder Woman Funko collectibles (available April) and a Mattel 12" poseable action figure assortment (available April). There was even a line of Wonder Woman inspired cosmetics available exclusively at Walgreens to be made available in June. A new wave of Justice League action figures will be released this summer around the time of the Wonder Woman movie, and they debuted next to a new assortment of DC Super Hero Girls toys (spring release). Even Converse plans on releasing limited edition pairs of shoes featuring Justice League characters (available spring) exclusive to Journeys stores.
WonderCon 2017: The EFX Collectibles Booth Published by D_Martin on April 3, 2017 at 12:29 AM CST EFX Collectibles had an impressive display featuring various Disney properties. The Guardians of the Galaxy Starlord helmet drew attention, as did the Ant Man and Iron Man helmets. Leather biker jackets based on the Captain America franchise returned this year with additional subtle character themes, including one for Black Widow. Most impressive however, was the Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper helmet, which dwarfed the others on display and made for an exceptional presentation.
WonderCon 2017: The Pop Culture Shock Booth Published by D_Martin on April 2, 2017 at 11:56 PM CST The absence of Sideshow Collectibles at WonderCon this year left a void that was promptly filled by Pop Culture Shock Toys, which continues to use WonderCon as their main convention showing each year, as evidenced by the increasing number of featured display items at their booth annually. The debut of the sold-out Goro maquette of Mortal Kombat fame represents the pinnacle of what the company has produced for its iconic licenses--it is a mixed-media 1:3 replica of the infamous game boss that quickly renders all other maquettes pale in comparison, though the Mileena statue from the same franchise was not to be overlooked. Other noteworthy characters include Zangief, M. Bison, and Ken Masters from the Street Fighter video game series, and a new Rambo statue that bears an uncanny resemblance to Sylvester Stallone in both portrait and physique.
WonderCon 2017: The Super7 Booth Published by D_Martin on April 2, 2017 at 11:11 PM CST Super7 returned to WonderCon this year with a display of their products which are currently available online, including glassware, apparel, themed M.U.S.C.L.E. sets (Street Fighter, Masters of the Universe, and Alien), the 18" fully-poseable Aliens action figure intended to compliment the Super7 grayscale 18" Alien prototype figure from SDCC, Super Shogun Prototype Armor Boba Fett, and four "Curse of the Three Terrors" retro-style 5" Masters of the Universe action figures based on Super7's original animated short which debuted at Comic-Con last year. Click the thumbnails above for the full gallery!