New York Comic Con 06
Wow! this thing was 10 times crazier than anyone ever expected.
The crowds were huge, the people were cool and the Toxic Teddies
enjoyed the fine selection of refreshments provided by the
Superfun Company. The Kevin Smith peeps made our day a couple
of times this trip. Shouts out to RenFest Karla, Ming and everyone
else we met from the crazy-ass View Askew boards. Wish we were
going to see the special screening of Clerks 2, we do believe
this movie is the shiggedy shazzbot.
As usual we were too busy at the booth to make it to any of
the panels, but we did get to chill with Evan Dorkin, Kevin
Eastman, SEEN, Damien Glonek, Phil Foglio and Professor William
H. Foster III. We were also lucky enough to buy the 360 Toy
Group 'Andy Mouse' vinyl based on the Keith Haring-Andy
Warhol colab. Hmmmm, Is this going to set off a Haring renaissance,
cos it is about time... don't you think?
Now on to the show highlights:
As usual every show has its golden moments, you can check
our photo pages for
past highlights. At this show there were 2 things that really
took the cake. One was when this Stormtrooper with the face
of the Burger King came dancing down our aisle with a burger
in his hand. The guys next to us were blasting a Tribe called
Quest and it just inspired the fast food space man to cut a
rug. We have video footage of the 'Burger Trooper' that should
be up shortly. It is so good we are going to enter it into
The second was 'Fat Skeletor' - this was insane - a giant
450 pound human in pajamas that were fashioned to look like
Skeletor's costume was lumbering about with an 'Unemployed
Skeletor' sign. We didn't get a picture because we didn't bring
the camera the day 'Fat Skeletor' showed up. If anyone has
pictures, please contact us, this possibly tops 'Fat Spiderman'
and 'Costume Too Small Spiderman' put together.
Costume Too Small Spiderman
FAT SKELETOR FOUND!!!
First,I'll start off by saying he looks much
bigger in person. Special thanks to our active research network
out there, RenFest Karla comes through with a pic and now we
can decide whether he is better than the two Spidermen above
him put together.
I guess I should say something about comics because it was
the Comic Con, I came home with a bunch a good stuff. However,
I do believe the words of Jim Pernicone from the incredible
comics shop Jim Hanley's Universe say it all. "Ronnie's
not coming today because he's too lazy, he'll have to stand
up all day. I hate Ronnie...and he hates me...but I also love
Ronnie and that's what makes it all work...sort of".
Can't wait til next year
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