Weta attends Comic Con 08 in San Diego 24-27 July
July 9, 2008

Weta, New Zealand’s multi Academy Award winning visual effects house will be traveling to California to meet the fans at the 2008 Comic Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

Weta will be showing for the first time their full ranges of collectible sculptures from Disney’s The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian and BBC’s TV series Doctor Who.

Also available for a close look is The Victorious Mongoose 1902 Concealable Ray Pistol from Dr Grordbort’s range of Rayguns.

Several new and exciting products and Comic Con specials are destined to make an appearance. More detail will follow in the weeks leading up to the show.

And also premiering at Comic Con is Weta’s range of branded t-shirts, hats and other merchandise. There will be some high profile guests attending the stand for signings and interviews. The final schedule has yet to be completed, but we can promise that a stroll to Weta’s stand will be worth it for press and fans alike.

We will announce further details as they become available. Anyone eager to be the first to know about what’s going on at the Weta stand at Comic Con should sign up to Weta’s email list. Announcements will also be posted on Weta’s website www.wetaNZ.com.

Facts and details
– Comic Con 08
– San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California
– Preview night Wednesday 23 July 2008
– Open to Public 24-27 July
– Weta’s location: Booth 2615 – shared with Dark Horse


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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