A Canadian prairie city best known for it’s petroleum industry and western motif is showing it’s geeky side this weekend.
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (CCEE) is currently taking over the city in full force, and the people and even it’s mayor are fully embracing it. All of the CCEE’s 56,000 tickets were gone before it even started.
The event kicked off Friday morning with a parade that weaved it’s way though the downtown core all the way to Olympic Plaza. The parade was marshalled by the cast of Torchwood, who led a contingency of cosplayers, guests and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi gleefully rolled along in a Delorean, sporting a very McFly red vest. At the plaza, where they were greeted by an army of Storm Troopers, where Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi white-hatted various Expo guests, which is Calgary’s unique equivalent to being awarded the key to the city.
Earlier this month, Hot Toys sent out a teaser image of their upcoming Silk Spectre action figure based on the Watchmen movie. The company has stated the figure will be approximately 30cm (12 inches) tall and sport 26 points of articulation. Ten new photos are now available on Hot Toy’s website. No release date has been announced yet.
In their June newsletter, Hong Kong manufacturer Hot Toys introduced the Silk Spectre figure. Based on the Watchmen movie, the figure has Malin Akerman’s likeness and a trench coat in 1/6 scale. Calling it a “teaser”, Hot Toys promises more images in the near future. No word yet if Sideshow Toys will be distributing this figure for other markets, but the likelihood is high.