Boasting upwards of 126,000 attendees, San Diego Comic Con is one of, if not the biggest and best Sci-Fi and comic book conventions around, making it a great opportunity to reach literally thousands of potential recruits! And the Army of Toy Soldiers was well prepared to meet con-goers and spread Dr. Steel’s message of fun and happiness! Mr. Bastian, Witch Doctah Slay, Emily & Sir Roman, Professor Falconer, Dr. Ophelia Strating, Zolgar the Insane, and Yellow Jacket B were just a few of the Toy Soldiers who contributed to making this a truly memorable invasion! Why even our dear Kato and everyone’s favorite Ugly Doll, Ugly, made guest appearances.
The Toy Soldiers were dedicated to spreading the good word of Dr. Steel through manning a fan table and passing out multitudes of propaganda to the masses with a smile, including bottles of refreshing water featuring Zolgar’s Dr. Steel stickers on the label. But the fun didn’t stop there! From Bastian’s fantastic Axe Cop costume to Kristina Slay’s hat balancing act – lots of good times and silly antics were had by all! Zolgar even escorted Ugly over to meet his “parents”, Ugly Doll creators Sun Min & David, who autographed Ugly’s head. Be sure to check out Ugly’s Travels to follow Ugly on his continued journey.
Aside from official Toy Soldier business, soldiers also attended many convention panels, met with celebrities, and went to other steampunk oriented gatherings. There was certainly no shortage of fun and interesting things to do at this year’s San Diego Comic Con!
Thank you to each and every one of the Toy Soldiers who came out in force to make this one grand invasion! We hope to see even more next year!