Thursday, July 09, 2009

Avatar Figures & Models Available for Pre-Order! Plus Comic-Con Advice

Michael here. Two Mattel models from Avatar are up for Pre-Order on Amazon, and from the descriptions they seem to be detailed, high quality collectibles. No pictures are up yet, but I would expect to see these and the other models and figures very soon

Desciptions and details from Amazon.com:

James Cameron's Avatar Na'vi Leonopteryx Collectible Figure

This item will be released on November 1, 2009.

Product Features

  • From James Cameron's film, Avatar
  • The fiercest and most feared Na'vi creature in all of Pandora!
  • Giant 20-inch wingspan
  • 20 points of articulation and the ability to carry any basic Avatar figure on its back
  • Great collector's item!

Product Details
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.7 pounds

James Cameron's Avatar RDA Scorpion Chopper
This item will be released on November 1, 2009.


Product Features

  • From James Cameron's film, Avatar
  • Scorpion Chopper, recreated here in intense, movie-accurate detail
  • Comes with over 24 points of articulation
  • Includes dual firing projectiles, quadruple spinning blades, and rotating gun barrel
  • Articulated cockpit that fits all basic Avatar RDA and Na'vi figures

Product Details


Also, Acme Archives Limited will be selling a Comic-Con exclusive print of Avatar:

Avatar Exclusive Print
Acme Archives Unlimited will have an exclusive print of James Cameron's Avatar... More to follow.

Later today the Comic-Con programming schedule is expected to be released, so stay tuned for details on the Avatar panel as well as the other cool stuff we will see in San Diego in two weeks.

Some advice if you want to get in to the Avatar panel: (UPDATED to reflect actual Comic-Con schedule / panel times)

1. You need either a 4-day or Thursday badge to get in. The panel will be on Thursday, July 23, from 12:45 to 2:00.

2. You will need to get in line with your badge already in your possession *at least* 6 hours before the first Hall H panel - the Disney panel - starts at 11:00 am. That means you should get in line at 5:00 am to secure a good seat relatively close to the front and center. If you want to have one of the best publicly available seat in the house, you will likely need to camp out overnight or arrive at 3:00 am or so, since, unfortunately, the Twilight/New Moon panel is happening the same day directly after the Avatar panel, and those Twilight fans will clog up many of the seats. Bring earplugs, too, in case you decide to bite the bullet and endure the deafening banshee shrieking (trust me, I was there last year) of thousands of hormonal teenage girls and their parents as you wait for the afternoon panels.

3. Brings snacks, water, sunblock / hat, comics / books, etc for the wait outside (the lines stretch far outside the convention center, and there isn't much shade.)

4. I woudn't be surprised if there is cool stuff from the movie on the show floor, similar to the Owlship WB brought last year, and the Optimus Prime truck from 2005. Abrams, Harper Collins, Mattel, and Ubisoft are all exhibiting on the main convention floor, too - so I would definitely expect to see some of their Avatar products. (Thanks to Chrad for the heads up on some of these booths!)

Hope to see some of you there!

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