SDCC 2009 – Diablo III Overthrown

Sideshow Collectibles showcased the fully-painted Diablo III Overthrown Diorama at the San Diego Comic Con 2009.  It was displayed at booth # 1929 on Podium 4.  It is absolutely awesome.  I can see a lot of hardcore fans with the wide-pockets investing their hard-sweat cash to collect this breath-taking sculpture.  I simply hope they create a series of them for each of the five Diablo III classes.

SDCC 2009: Sideshow Collectibles Might Announce New Diorama

The San Diego Comic Con 2009 runs through Thursday, July 22 to Sunday, July 26.  You will find Sideshow Collectibles at Booth # 1929.  I am somewhat close with the Sideshow Collectibles representatives and keep in contact a few times throughout the year.  During a mini-Q&A I had with Sideshow Collectibles CEO Greg Anzalone and the Production Manager Brant Bridges, the latter said:

Brant: Yes, we are hoping to do more Blizzard products.  Nothing in the immediate future, but we do have some ambitions.

A few weeks ago, when I asked Sideshow Collectibles if they were to unveil a new Diorama this year at the San Diego Comic Con, I got a very interesting response that might or not mean something is brewing in the house of ideas. (expensive ideas by the way, lol)

The answer was: “We can

Diablo III Overthrown Limited Edition SOLD OUT

It is AMAZING !!! The Diablo III fans have gone insane and fell in love of the fully-painted Diablo III OVERTHROWN Statue.  The Limited Edition which includes the helmet has been surprisingly SOLD OUT across the board. It’s been only four days since it was unveiled.  This reminds me how fast BlizzCon tickets sold out these past two years.  There are very passionate fans out there, I tell ya.

The question is, will there be enough Overthrown Regular Edition to meet the demand?  Rush in and get one if you were hesitating dude, because they are going faster than hot bread in the morning on a busy bakery.  They are sweet !

Blizzard Quote:
We sold through our Sideshow Exclusive Diablo III OVERTHROWN Diorama during our June 18th re-launch of the painted piece, which was showcased in our weekly E-Newsletter, with an Edition Size soon to be announced! Please note that a Regular Edition of this piece, which comes WITHOUT the interchangeable helmeted head, is now available to pre-order Diablo III OVERTHROWN Statue while supplies last. There is also a Wait List open for the Exclusive.

Diablo III Overthrown Diorama

Painted Diablo III Overthrown Diorama Pre-Orders

The Painted Diablo III Overthrown Polystone Diorama screenshots are now available, and better yet, you can pre-order this awesome statue here.  It is slated for delivery on Q4 2009.  Impress your friends and fellow employees by displaying this diorama on your desk or living room.  If you think for $299 it is too pricy, it indeed is. However, the FlexPay option allows you to acquire it in three easy payments:

Oct 10, 2009 $100.00
Nov 10, 2009 $100.00
Dec 10, 2009 $99.99

Click the Pre-Order text within the image and choose the normal diorama or the limited edition which includes the interchangeable helmet.  Select the FlexPay link from the pre-order page if you prefer to pay in three easy installments.

Within the world of Sanctuary in the Kingdom of Khanduras, barbarians are an ancient class of legendary warriors. Barbarians are known for their immense size, relentless fury and two-weapon fighting techniques and dwell upon their sacred Mount Arreat. Though once misunderstood to be simple and aggressive invaders, they are a noble, proud people, upholding great tradition – protecting Mount Arreat and the mysterious artifact it holds.

Sideshow Collectibles and Blizzard Entertainment are proud to introduce the Diablo III Collectible series with this epic first release. The Barbarian Statue depicts the warrior class in fine form, wielding dual-axes in the heat of battle. Each piece is hand-cast in high quality polystone, individually finished and hand-painted to exacting standards, complete with individually assigned edition numbers on the bottom side of the base. Don’t miss this opportunity to begin your Diablo III collection with the limited edition Barbarian Statue.

If you placed a pre-order when we displayed the unpainted prototype of this item, you do not need to place an additional order.

License: Diablo III
Product Type: Polystone Diorama
Product Size: 18” H (457.2mm) x 12.5” W (317.5mm) x 13” D (330.2mm)*
Product Weight: 15.00 lbs (6.8 kg)*

   

   

   

Painted Diablo III Overthrown Diorama Unveiled

As promised last week, Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled the fully painted version of the Diablo III Overthrown Polystone Diorama and it just looks awesome.  The pre-order pages have been disabled, but they plan to re-launch them on June 18 with various photos of the diorama from different angles.  Stay tuned for further updates on our front page.  In the meantime, Sideshow Collectibles is offering a Wallpaper in four sizes. Read our recent interview with Sideshow CEO Greg Anzalone and Production Manager Brant Bridges.

Echoes of War Standard Edition Re-Release on June 16

The Echoes of War: Music of Blizzard Entertainment was so very welcomed by fans that EMINENCE produced a new round of copies for sale.  Pre-orders are now available with $ 5 discount savings if you do so before June 16th.

I wrote a review of this product a few months ago if you want to check out what this product contains.  We had a giveaway of the Legendary Edition. The publisher EMINENCE will provide us new copies to giveaway to fans. Stay tuned for details on how to participate.

Blizzard Quote:
ECHOES OF WAR: STANDARD EDITION RE-RELEASE

Sideshow Diablo III Overthrown Nearing Final Stages

I had a few words with Sideshow Collectibles President and CEO Greg Anzalone and Production Manager Brant Bridges tonight and there are good news for those hardcore Diablo III fans that are into collectibles.  The Diablo III OVERTHROWN diorama is nearing its final stages. We will show you the photos once the painted version is ready.  New products based on the Blizzard games are not out of the question, but nothing as soon as we wish.

Below is an image of the unpainted Diablo III diorama.

What’s the Sideshow Collectibles background?

Greg: Sideshow was born from the belief that we could create more interesting, more detailed, more highly collectible limited edition figures, for a global audience.  Our belief has been proven true, but we continue to be surprised by the global appeal of our products.

Medievaldragon: Are there plans to introduce more dioramas based on the Starcraft II, Diablo III and World of Warcraft licenses?

Brant: Yes, we are hoping to do more Blizzard products.  Nothing in the immediate future, but we do have some ambitions.

Medievaldragon: What is the status on the Diablo III OVERTHROWN diorama (Barbarian) The final painted version hasn’t been unveiled yet.

Brant: You’ll see screenshots of the painted OVERTHROWN diorama soon. It’s KILLER.

Medievaldragon: Are you eventually developing a polystone diorama for each of the five Diablo III classes?  i.e. the Witch Doctor and the Wizard?

Brant: It’s possible, but not definite.

Medievaldragon: How was that first approach between Sideshow and Blizzard Entertainment?  The first product was the exclusive Tychus Findlay Terran Marine diorama—already painted by the time Blizzard officially announced StarCraft II, which means you were already on this at least a year earlier.

Greg: Our guys are Blizzard fans and play WoW more than they should because they’re dragging their sorry asses to work in the morning with a videogame hangover.  So it was only natural that we explore other potential products.

2009 NYCC: Metzen & Neilson Pocket Books Signing Video

Many Blizzard fans attended the 2009 New York Comic Con for the opportunity to meet the thundergod Chris Metzen (Senior VP of Creative Development) and Micky Neilson (Senior Writer & Voice Director) during the Simon & Schuster book signing session.

There were a lot of happy fans handing over their copies of World of Warcraft: Night of the Dragon, the Comic Book Vol. 1 hardcover, even the Wrath of the Lich King Collector’s Edition Art Book. I remember one of the fans brought the wall-mounting accessory of the Frostmourne sword replica to be signed. It was a fun experience to both Alliance and Horde players; and the developers were quite satisfied and passionate about the fans’ reactions.

Blizzplanet and WorldofWar.net was there to interview both Blizzard developers, and to record most of the book signing session. Below you can watch all three videos.


Video # 1

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Echoes of War Now Available On iTunes

Blizzard has announced the Echoes of War soundtracks are now available on iTunes store allowing you to purchase individual tracks or the whole album.

Blizzard Quote:
Head on over to the iTunes store to get your copy of one or all of the 15 unique arrangements from Echoes of War: The Music of Blizzard Entertainment. This new album was recently released on CD, and has now been added to iTunes as well. It features 90 minutes of music in all, based on tracks from our games, including the upcoming StarCraft II and Diablo III. Individual tracks are available on iTunes for 99 cents each. For more details, check out the Echoes of War site or head to the Eminence Online Store to order a physical copy.

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