Comic Con 2009: Kotobukiya’s lineup and schedule (with frickin’ lightsaber chopsticks)

August 10, 2009 - 4:28 pm No Comments

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Statue, figure maker and cool stuff creator Kotobukiya has released its full schedule and lineup of offerings for the 2009 San Diego Comic Con taking place July 23 through 26, 2009 (with a preview night on June 22) at the San Diego Convention Center. The company promises hourly prizes as well as several exclusive items at its booth (#2601).

Some of the company’s announcements and event exclusives include:

  • Free Shunya Yamashita poster - An original illustration of Marvel comics heroines has been created by master illustrator Shunya Yamashita
  • X-Force Wolverine Fine Art Bust – Limited to 300 piecescs for Wednesday, July 22, 2009 (preview night), 150 for Thursday, July 23 and 50 for Friday July 24. Purchases will be limited to only 2 busts per person,and is priced at only $80
  • Black Widow Bishoujo Statue – 250 pieces for Wednesday, July 22 (preview night), 150 for Thursday, July 23, 50 for Friday July 24. Purchases will be limited to only 2 per person and priced at only $60.

  • $25,000 in prizes
  • Star Wars Lightsaber Chopsticks - To be released in stores in 2010, complete with R2D2 and C3PO glasses and Star Wars logo chopstick holders.
  • Live sculpting demonstration - Master sculptor Mr. Junnosuke Abe will perform a live sculpting demonstration beginning on Thursday July 23, 2009, with raw materials. By the end of the show on Sunday (July 26, 2009) he will have the first draft of a brand new sculpture completed. Abe-san’s sculpture will be a full figure rendition of Wolverine as a 1/6th scale Fine Art Statue in his current yellow & blue costume, as designed by Astonishing X-Men’s John Cassaday

Kotobukiya comic con san diego 2009 free bishoujo posterHere the big ol’ schedule of events at Kotobukiya’s booth.

THURSDAY JULY 23, 2009

  • 11am – TRIVIA CHALLENGE
  • Noon – STAR WARS PRESENTATION – Special Guest:  Lucasfilm’s Chris Spitale takes you behind the scenes and a sneak peek at future goods!  Presentation security provided by the 501st Legion.
  • 1 pm – EVANGELION PRESENTATION – Special guests:  Funimation’s Adam Sheehan provides EVA 1:0 info, toy line overview, and contests hosted by EVA cosplayers
  • 2 pm – DESTROY ALL PODCASTS DX – Live show recording!  Jeremy & Star bring you con updates and Anime reviews
  • 3 pm – STAR WARS CHOP SABER DUEL – Compete with lightsaber chopsticks against members of the 501st Legion!
  • 4 pm – STAR WARS ACTION NEWS – Live show recording!  Arnie & Marjorie present all the Star Wars collectibles reporting you can handle, including a report on the SW events from the hectic Preview Night.
  • 5 pm – *TBD*
  • 6 pm – GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: IRON MAN MOVIE: MARK II FINE ART STATUE PROTOTYPE – Drawing conducted by Marvel Bishoujo Cosplay Characters!

FRIDAY EVENTS

  • 11am – TRIVIA CHALLENGE – Test your wits and win prizes!  Special Marvel Bishoujo Cosplay Characters in attendance!
  • Noon – STATUEFORUM.com Q&A with KOTO – Special Guest: Statue Forum’s Drew “Galactus” Cheskin
  • 1 pm – MARVEL PRESENTATION – Behind the scenes and a sneak peek at future goods!  Comic, film, and Bishoujo will be discussed! Special Guest: Marvel’s Jesse Falcon and Marvel Bishoujo Cosplay Characters
  • 2 pm - DESTROY ALL PODCASTS DX – Live show recording!  Daily con updates and Anime reviews!
  • 3 pm - STAR WARS CHOP SABER DUEL – Compete with lightsaber chopsticks against members of the 501st Legion!
  • 4 pm - MAJOR LICENSING ANNOUNCEMENT – The mystery revealed!
  • 5 pm – INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING PLASTIC MODEL KITS – Kotobukiya staff members will instruct new kit builders how to get started!
  • 6 pm – GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: ROGUE BISHOUJO STATUE PROTOTYPE – Drawing conducted by Marvel Bishoujo Cosplay Characters!

SATURDAY EVENTS

  • 11 am – TRIVIA CHALLENGE – Test your wits and win prizes! 
  • Noon – KOTO COLLECTORS DOT COM ANNOUNCEMENT – New fan run website announcement, as well as details on how you can win a one-of-a-kind Clone Wars: Anakin Skywalker ARTFX+ Statue Prototype!
  • 1 pm – AFI ARTFX OLYMPICS – Special Guest: ActionFigureInsider’s Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett hosts competitions in ARTFX building. 
  • 2 pm – DESTROY ALL PODCASTS DX – Live show recording!  Daily con updates and Anime reviews!
  • 3 pm – STAR WARS JUMBO MACHINDER PRESENTATION – Special Guest: Super 7’s Brian Flynn will reveal the genesis of making the Stormtrooper Jumbo Machinder.  Presentation security provided by the 501st Legion.
  • 4 pm – STAR WARS CHOP SABER DUEL – Compete with lightsaber chopsticks against members of the 501st Legion!
  • 5 pm – COMICS AND COMICS – STANDUP COMEDY HOUR – Fanboy themed comedy with Special Guests: Tom Franck, Asterios Kokkinos, Ed Greer, Jackie Kashian – hosted by Sax Carr.
  • 6 pm – GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: STAR WARS COMMANDER REX ARTFX+ STATUE PROTOTYPE – Drawing conducted by the voice of YODA himself:  Tom Kane!  Presentation security provided by the 501st Legion.

SUNDAY EVENTS

  • 11 am – TRIVIA CHALLENGE -Test your wits and win prizes! 
  • Noon – STAR WARS CHOP SABER DUEL – Compete with lightsaber chopsticks against members of the 501st Legion!
  • 1 pm – WOLVERINE SCULPTURE OFFICIAL UNVEILING – Special Guest:  Kotobukiya’s Master Sculptor Junnosuke Abe will be sculpting a new work of art every day of the show, with this being the official unveiling of the finished piece!
  • 2 pm – DESTROY ALL PODCASTS DX – Live show recording!  Daily con updates and Anime reviews!
  • 3 pm – GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: MARVEL WOLVERINE BROWN COSTUME FINE ART BUST PROTOTYPE – Drawing conducted by Marvel Bishoujo Cosplay Characters!

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