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SDCC 2015 – Gallery of the Showroom Floor

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SDCC 2015 – Gallery of the Showroom Floor

We know not everyone can go to the San Diego Comic-Con. Whether it’s hard to get tickets, high priced tickets or just the distance, SDCC is not an easy convention to attend, but we’re here to do our best to share our experiences with you. That’s why we put this gallery together of fun things to see from the showroom floor. We’ve got the zombies of The Walking DeadLEGO’s, suits from Batman v. Superman, Arrow, and The Flash, plus plenty more to look at!

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WETA Builds Life-Sized, Fully Functional, Team Fortress 2 Sentry Gun

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WETA Builds Life-Sized, Fully Functional, Team Fortress 2 Sentry Gun

WETA, bad-ass creators of props for popular films such as Lord of Rings, District 9, Halo Live-Action Short Films recently sent a nice holiday gift to VALVe.  According to the official Team Fortress blog, a level one sentry gun was delivered and placed in the VALVe lobby. The gun comes fully equipped with a motion sensor, lights, and speaker for authentic sentry gun sounds.

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[Comic Con 2010] Preview Night Highlights – Weta Workshop

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[Comic Con 2010] Preview Night Highlights – Weta Workshop

Those of you who haven’t heard of weta workshop, obviously have been hiding under a rock, they are one of the most popular physical and digital prop workshops in the film industry today, and at their SDCC booth they had a few full size District 9 items left,  only 2 of the full size alien refugee weapons.  That’s only 2 hours into preview night.

They also had a lot of other cool toys, including some awesome ray guns, and other awesome figurines. Go past the break for photos from their booth.

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Microsoft and WETA aren't done yet – Halo ODST Live Action Short Film [Updated]

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Just 5 days ago, Microsoft and WETA gave us another Halo live action ad.  Before this, we thought the live action Halo short films were done. Peter Jackson, Niel Blomkamp, and WETA already made District 9. Which was basically the Halo without anything Halo related.

Now Microsoft have put out another press release saying that there is still one more live action Halo ODST short film that is 2 minutes and 30 seconds long. But will only show in the UK. Congrats to you Brits.

UPDATE: Here it is. The full 2minute and 30second ad. Enjoy.

Dammit guys! STOP TEASING ME! Just give us a damn Halo movie already!

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WETA's Real Warthog has landed in Sydney

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The Real Warthog, built for Neil Blomkamp’s Halo short film, has landed in Sydney Australia.  The Warthog replica was built by WETA.  Creators of many film props and sets but more notably, Lord of the Rings.  Australian website, Midnight Update, was lucky enough to take a ride in the one of a kind car as well as get a demo and close look at other things it can do. Like “crabbing (not crabwalking).”

For a close up video up this beast, go past the break.

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