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Comic Con 2014 Preview Day Photo Recap

Jason Huggins

Since we're pretty much in the heart of downtown and haven't missed a Comic Con since '96, we thought it would be cool to post up daily photo recap on the blog for all you. Each day's post may come from one of the many contributors here at 5&A Dime, so that we can show you all different perspectives of the Con. I'll go ahead and set it off first.

Last night, Nick and I managed to get our hands on a couple preview night badges so we made our way down to the convention center. It was still hot and muggy in the evening and all I wanted to do was get my sweaty ass inside the AC filled confines of the nerd filled convention center. We only had about an hour or so to try and check everything out so we practically ran down the aisles to get as many pics as we could before it closed. 

Nicely done booth by the people at Nickelodeon. 

Nicely done booth by the people at Nickelodeon. 

Gentle Giant always has a pretty sweet set up every year. This life-size Kenner Boba caught my eye.

Gentle Giant always has a pretty sweet set up every year. This life-size Kenner Boba caught my eye.

I give bear hugs for free. No spinning of the wheel needed. Wait, what? 

I give bear hugs for free. No spinning of the wheel needed. Wait, what? 

This is what Shredder looks like after a shower and a long day at the office. Catching up on some emails in comfort. 

This is what Shredder looks like after a shower and a long day at the office. Catching up on some emails in comfort. 

Funko x MINDstyle collabo. 

Funko x MINDstyle collabo. 

Another Funko project. These dudes are killing the licensing game and are able to put out a ton of stuff. Skeletor is pretty dang tight though. 

Another Funko project. These dudes are killing the licensing game and are able to put out a ton of stuff. Skeletor is pretty dang tight though. 

Ron English kinda killed it on these! Come on, you know this fat boy grew up on these sugary breakfast gods. I have to get my hands of a set of these.

Ron English kinda killed it on these! Come on, you know this fat boy grew up on these sugary breakfast gods. I have to get my hands of a set of these.

Every year the Funko booth gets bigger and bigger, and so do their toys. I waited in line for ten hours for this batman toy. If you think he's big wait till you see him in the box. Not even the worlds largest Comic Con bag could carry this bad boy. Ok, none of that is true but I am serious about breaking the world record for the worlds largest Comic Con bag, I already have a few prototypes in the works. Ok, none of that is true either but it would be tight. I mean have you seen some of the ridiculous bags made for SDCC? I see another blog post in the future. 

Every year the Funko booth gets bigger and bigger, and so do their toys. I waited in line for ten hours for this batman toy. If you think he's big wait till you see him in the box. Not even the worlds largest Comic Con bag could carry this bad boy. Ok, none of that is true but I am serious about breaking the world record for the worlds largest Comic Con bag, I already have a few prototypes in the works. Ok, none of that is true either but it would be tight. I mean have you seen some of the ridiculous bags made for SDCC? I see another blog post in the future. 

Watch out, bro! 

Watch out, bro! 

The lines to get exclusives at all the toy booths were incredibly long. This was the last dude in line for the hasbro booth. Kris knows what I'm talking about... 

The lines to get exclusives at all the toy booths were incredibly long. This was the last dude in line for the hasbro booth. Kris knows what I'm talking about... 

Leeloo Dallas multipass 

Leeloo Dallas multipass 

Legos are always tight. Im forty and still play with them shits!

Legos are always tight. Im forty and still play with them shits!

Everything is awesome? 

Everything is awesome? 

I also waited in line for this big ass Darth Vader Hot Wheel. I was the only one in line and it didn't move for hours. Turns out is wasn't for sale. Thanks Mattel for getting my hopes up... Again, more lies.

I also waited in line for this big ass Darth Vader Hot Wheel. I was the only one in line and it didn't move for hours. Turns out is wasn't for sale. Thanks Mattel for getting my hopes up... Again, more lies.

I'm still waiting for my Boba Fett Santa Cruz skateboard to arrive in the mail. I check every day, but nothing.

I'm still waiting for my Boba Fett Santa Cruz skateboard to arrive in the mail. I check every day, but nothing.

What's this do? Hope this movie isn't a piece of shit. 

What's this do? Hope this movie isn't a piece of shit. 

Best thing at the Con to me. Sideshow Toys kill the game with their sculpts. Nick said his picture is better than mine. He's standing over me right now repeatedly telling me how much better his pic is.

Best thing at the Con to me. Sideshow Toys kill the game with their sculpts. Nick said his picture is better than mine. He's standing over me right now repeatedly telling me how much better his pic is.

So tight! 

So tight! 

This isn't how I remember Cinderella as a kid. Cinderella needs to invest in an iron. You would think she has experience in keeping clothes nice...

This isn't how I remember Cinderella as a kid. Cinderella needs to invest in an iron. You would think she has experience in keeping clothes nice...

Thanks for checking out our first SDCC post. We will have more to come so stay tuned!

- Jay