San Diego Comic-Con Animation Open Thread

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 begins tonight. If you have an animation-related project or merchandise that you want attendees to know about, or if you are an industry artist who’ll be selling something, post it in the comments. (Be sure to include your booth number.)

To get things started, here’s a few animation-related products and events. Firstly, Mondo Tees is getting into toys, and one of their first efforts will be an Iron Giant figure for the film’s 15th anniversary. Their description:

The 16″ tall figure will have over 30 points of articulation, light features, and other fun surprises! Accompanying The Iron Giant will be a Hogarth figure, scraps of metal for him to munch on and a Seafood sign that has a removable “S” to put on his chest. He will also include an interchangeable head and gun attachment, giving a choice of displaying the figure as the regular version, or the “War” version! The figure was designed from the actual CG files used in the film, for ultimate accuracy.

MAC will unveil a 10-piece cosmetic collection based on Marge Simpson. The set will be sold exclusively at the company’s Gaslamp store on Saturday, July 26, and they’ll also be giving visitors Marge-inspired makeovers. The collection will be available to the public in September.

To promote Laika’s The Box Trolls, insect chef David George Gordon will be hosting an “Eat Like the Box Trolls” food truck on July 25-26. According to the chef, “The menu for this two-day event will include Boxtroll-approved foods: teriyaki grasshopper kabobs, chocolate-dipped chapulines (small Mexican-spiced grasshoppers) and a few exotic surprises.”

Here’s a look at what the chef will have:

And here’s where you can find his truck:


  • haikitteh

    I will be buying Every Single Piece of that Marge Simpson MAC collection.

  • Joe

    Where can I get more on the giant toy? Like, price?…

  • Tomm Moore

    I’ll be signing and doodling in the secret of kells books at booth 5012 every evening from 5-7 except Friday when it’s 6-7 also we are showing some clips and behind the scenes footage of our new feature Song of the Sea on Friday at 4 -5 room 23 abc

  • elliot Lobell

    That iron giant toy is something I, and I’m sure many other people, have been waiting for for a very long time

  • Pete Levin

    Please check out the exclusive Comic Con toy of Ralf, from the upcoming stop motion short I’m directing, called “I’m Scared”. Based on the paintings of pop-surrealist Greg “Craola” Simkins. 3DRetro Booth #5049. Greg will be there signing on Thursday from 1-2pm.

  • Barbara

    It’s a shame MAC tests its products on animals. Otherwise, I would be down for that Marge collection.