While the big panels in Hall H are gearing up for Friday afternoon, there still was a fair bit of awesome stuff coming out today. Read on for some of the highlights from day one!
The Hall H Line Almost Descended into Chaos!
Apparently some unscrupulous Hall H line waiters exploited a weakness in the crowd control barriers and were able to sneak through an area that was intended for ADA use. their victory was short lived as the Internet outed them and the SDCC Sheriffs sent them packing.
— dre222 (@dre222) July 9, 2015
[via Comics Beat]
Hasbro announced that a “grown up” animated Transformers series will be debuting later this year on Machinima. It will be based on the current theme of Combiner Wars, so expect lots of gigantic robot on robot action with none of the Micheal Bay!
The Autobot combiner Superion is featured on the key art which was unveiled at the Hasbro panel, so I imagine that he will be playing a big part along with Devastator, Bruticus along with the all-new, all-female combiner Victorion [via io9]
Mondo Goes Mutant
The Austin-based purveyors of limited edition posters, vinyl records and t-shirts quietly got into the collectibles game last year. One of the biggest surprises in their booth was that they acquired the license to produce 1/6th scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures.
These fully articulated action figures will have interchangeable heads for their comic and cartoon appearance along with a smattering of other accessories.
The word is that each of these figures will go for roughly $150 and Mondo is committed to producing the core characters. The display was littered with teasers like Krang, Mousers and a 1:1 scaled Casey Jones mask. These really do look fantastic but are WAY out of my discretionary spending budget.
[via Awesome Toy Blog]
Ben Affleck Will Direct the Solo ‘Batman’ Film
Everyone assumes at this point that part of getting Ben Affleck to sign on as the Caped Crusader was to guarantee that he’d get to direct himself in the planned stand alone Batflick.
The biggest news is that Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer will cowriting the film with Affleck also. It will be a while before Batman starts production as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League are all ahead of the project.
[via Comics Alliance]