With one comics events and conventions getting the axe everywhere, it looks like Halloween Comicfest might be bigger than ever. Here’s the latest.
Let’s hope it doesn’t get cancelled
If you’ve been following the news, then you know that the coronavirus pandemic has triggered the cancellation of… well, everything. That included massive shows like the SDCC and Power Con, and events like Free Comic Book Day 2020.
Even with the virus seemingly tapering off though, we’re hearing that there are worries about a potential resurgence in the autumn. Might that mean that conventions like NYCC could get canned as well? Yeah, you bet it does. And it also might mean the cancellation of Halloween Comicsfest, the fall’s big comic book store event. Heck it could mean the cancellation of even Halloween itself for that matter.
Right now though, we’re going to go with being slightly optimistic. And with that in mind the fall’s biggest comic shop event is taking on new significance. Diamond Select Toys has all but confirmed that with this week’s announcement, revealing a selection of items timed for the day.
A pair of Vinimates (vinyl figures) and an awesome looking Carnage statue will be shipping just for Comicsfest. Obviously, none of these will be freebies, but they’ll be in stores just in time for the big day.
Here’s what’s coming up:
- HCF 2020 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vinimates Graduation Day Buffy Vinyl Figure: A Diamond Select Toys release! This Halloween, it’s also Graduation Day! A Halloween Comicfest 2020 exclusive, the Graduation Day Buffy Vinimate depicts her in her iconic red trenchcoat, from the famous episode where she took on the Mayor. Measuring approximately 4 inches tall, this vinyl figure has an articulated neck for additional posing options, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 1,500 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #JAN208169, SRP: $9.99)
- HCF 2020 DC Comic Vinimates Harley Quinn Vinyl Figure: A Diamond Select Toys release! What’s black and white and orange all over? Harley Quinn in this exclusive Vinimates vinyl figure! Only available at participating retailers, Harley wields her giant mallet and trades her red for orange for one day only in this Halloween Comicfest 2020 exclusive! Measuring approximately 4 inches tall, this Vinimate comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 1,000 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #FEB209108, SRP: $9.99)
- HCF 2020 Marvel Comic Gallery Glow-in-the-Dark Carnage PVC Diorama: A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for a night of Carnage! Retailers participating in Halloween Comicfest 2020 will have an extra-scary offering this year, as Carnage goes glow-in-the-dark for one night only! Cast in glowing red material with black paint details, Carnage will light up the night with fright in this approximately 9-inch diorama. Cast in high-quality PVC, this 1/8 scale diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box and is limited to only 1,500 pieces. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #FEB209109, SRP: $49.99)