Comic-Con 2016: When’s The Weekend Again?

Leave it to Nintendo to be responsible for the two most apt images of Comic-Con.

This is what it’s like to move from place to place:


And this is American ingenuity in action, capitalism at its best. Hotels saw a need, and an opportunity to make a small profit from that need. They could have gouged. Instead, thank heavens, they were reasonable.


But a few other things were going on, not just lines for Hall H and lines for the right to get into other lines to get exclusives available at Comic-Con. You could stand and gawk at Elvis impersonators being devoured by sharks for Sharknado: the 4th Awakens.


Of course, there were some pretty good toys — for some of us, worth standing in line for:


There will be more on the return of the Micronauts later on Fanboy Planet. For long-time fans, they brought smiles to faces brighter than those on these fun, festive Sum Sums Kawaii Cubes.

See? Don’t they look like they’re having a good time?


At least Wonder Woman seems to be enjoying herself as a “Cube.” But then, it’s her year, and she’s got top billing over Chris Pine.


The zombie craze may have gone just a little too far in the toy world…


At least HERE are Moana toys we will actually see in stores


But what made my day? A conversation with Gail Simone, which will be featured on an upcoming podcast.


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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at