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Thursday, July 18
 

10:00am

DC Collectibles
Limited-edition statues, action figures, designer vinyls—DC Collectibles has them all and more! The DC Collectibles crew will talk about what's coming up from the maker of iconic collectibles and celebrate the fan-favorite Batman Black & White line and its 100th figure in the series.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

Funko Funkast Live
The Funko team will have their first ever live SDCC podcast. The panel will include product reveals, hints, bad dad jokes, pop culture discussions, original games, and a Q&A session. Panelists include Funko team members Sully, Hilary, Cameron, Ashley, and Dima.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

10:00am

IDW and Hasbro: Transformers: A Bold New Universe
Celebrating 35 years of everyone's favorite Robots in Disguise, IDW Publishing and Hasbro are proud to present a bold new universe with the launch of multiple new Transformers titles. Artist Livio Ramondelli (Transformers: Galaxies, Optimus Prime), writer Tyler Bleszinski (Transformers: Galaxies, Vox Media), Hasbro's Michael Kelly (VP, Global Publishing), Erik Burnham (Transformers/Ghostbusters), and a few surprise panelists will talk about what's new in Transformers comics, announce upcoming projects, and talk about how to make the next 35 years of Transformers great. Moderated by IDW Transformers editor David Mariotte.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

11:15am

Mattel and WWE Elite Squad Fan Panel
WWE Universe, get ready—The WWE Elite Squad is back! Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins host this year's all-star panel featuring Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, and “The Man” Becky Lynch. Not to mention the Mattel team, who will reveal the hottest upcoming WWE action figures. Anything can happen in WWE!

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A

12:30pm

The Toys That Made Us
The minds behind the smash-hit Netflix series The Toys That Made Us are back with their signature brand of insight, wit, and unadulterated love of all things toys! What does the future hold for the continuing series about the toys that we all know? Hear from show creator Brian Volk-Weiss, eP Robin Henry, producer Richard Mayerik, editor Nick Ferrell, and production manager Jackie Palombo, and get an exclusive look ahead, along with a peek behind the curtain of season 3.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6A

2:00pm

Hasbro Transformers
Celebrate 35 years of Transformers with a nod to the past, look at the present, and reveals of what the franchise has in store for the future. Since 1984 the brand has showcased the power of belief and wonder and the idea that there is always more than you expect! You will be able to travel behind the scenes of the new Cyberverse Chapter 2: Power of the Spark with sneak peeks of new characters never before encountered on Cybertron. You will also be the first to hear about new Transformers Generations toys that have yet to hit store shelves, straight from the design and marketing teams at Hasbro. Exciting new Transformers initiatives from trusted partners will be shared, as well as the induction of the 2019 Transformers Hall of Fame members. Be prepared for huge surprises and reveals seen first here! Panelists are Ben Montano, Sonal Majmudar, John Frazier, Sean Carmine Isabella, Mikiel Houser, and Ashley Creedon.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

New Toys, Action Figures, and Statues with Entertainment Earth's Adam Pawlus
What does the future hold for toys? Adam Pawlus, resident Toy Evangelist of Entertainment Earth, brings decades of toy industry experience to the table. Get ready for news, pictures, and maybe even an in-person look at new and never-before-seen toys, action figures, and collectibles. They're so new, they're still secret! See new reveals, upcoming exclusives, and any other secrets he could wrestle from some of the biggest toy companies. Will there be freebies? Might there be trivia? Will he bring a slide show? All will be revealed . . . except for all the stuff that's being kept quiet for later!

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Captain Action: Adventures in Animation and Fan Art Contest
Captain Action, the first superhero action figure, celebrates collecting, customization, and entrepreneurial passion with a behind-the-scenes-look at animation development, announcing new publishing efforts, and the all-ages animation, with CAKE as their international distributor. This year, Captain Action will celebrate fan creations with a focus on Fan Art—awarding the grand prize during the panel. Panelists include Scott Dunbier (IDW), Harold Sipe (Little Monsters Cards), Michael Polis (Atomic Toybox), J. C. Vaughn (The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide), Michael Crawford (MWC Toys), and Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider). Moderated by Ed Catto (Captain Action).

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

Hasbro Power Rangers
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 04:38PM
It's the Power Ranger Power Hour, featuring morphinominal reveals and first-looks across product and content. Be the first to see new Power Rangers Lightning Collection figures and other products yet to hit shelves, as well as sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes looks at entertainment, followed by Q&A with the design, marketing, and studio teams from Hasbro. Go Go Power Rangers! Panelists: Beth Bamrick, Mona Ahn, Paul Strickland, Melissa Flores, Sondra Wiener, Vanessa Fung and Nick Laub.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9
 
Friday, July 19
 

11:00am

Kotobukiya Summer Update 2019: Ten Years of BISHOUJO
It's time for the Kotobukiya summer update! Kotobukiya staff will present a sneak peek at their upcoming product lineup, fun giveaways, activities, and more! The panel will also provide an inside look for the world of one of Kotobukiya's most beloved statue lines: the BISHOUJO series, in honor of its 10th anniversary.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00am
Room 32AB

11:00am

Fun with Funko
Come meet the crew responsible for bringing the greatest story in the galaxy to the world of all your favorite Funko collectibles. Hear the stories behind their own deeply personal connections with “a galaxy far, far away" and how they channel that passion into constantly growing, ever-evolving Star Wars expressions. From their lifelong dreams to a literal dream come true, the story of Star Wars and Funko is one built from the hearts of true-blue fans.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm's Brian Merten
Besides being awesome, the things we collect and bring into our lives are real expressions of the story we love. Join the excitement and learn firsthand what's happening with your favorite Star Wars collectibles. Panelists will chat about prop replicas, statues, and much more, maybe with a surprise or two along the way.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

Hasbro Star Wars
Members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm team discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro's latest action figure offerings. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises. Panelists: Sarah Carroll and Sam Smith.

Friday July 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

4:30pm

Hasbro Marvel
The Hasbro Marvel product experts discuss some exciting news around Hasbro's ever popular Marvel Legends action figure line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming Marvel action figures, followed by Q&A for your burning Marvel action figure questions. Panelists: Jesse Falcon, Ryan Ting, Dwight Stall, Mike Pullano, and Becky Nuger.

Friday July 19, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

Simpsons Collector Group
Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Get a chance to meet and mingle with fellow collectors of Simpsons merchandise from all over. This gathering, hosted by members of the SimpsonsCollectors.com website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby with others.

Friday July 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:00pm

[CANCELLED] Marty Abrams and Mego Are Back in Action
CANCELLED: Mon, Jul 08, 07:53PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Friday July 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

6:00pm

JAKKS Pacific and Disguise: 2019 Sneak Preview
JAKKS Pacific will preview all the new figures and collectibles they will be releasing in the coming months. Attendees will get an exclusive first look at new items for Nintendo, Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Last Kids on Earth, Harry Potter, and more. Also get a first look at Disguise's new Halloween costumes for 2019, including Transformers, Pokèmon, and all things inflatable! Following the preview will be a Q&A with members of the development teams and special giveaways.

Friday July 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 32AB

7:00pm

Star Wars Trading Card Collecting
David Neuhausel (admin of Star Wars Card Collectors Alliance), Shawn Mullen (founder/president of Science Fiction Coalition), and Carlos Esteban Munoz and Kenneth Burke (Star Wars trading card collectors) will address topics such as where to start, who to trade with, how to avoid pitfalls, and other dynamics of card collecting. Whether you're a seasoned collector or just starting out, you'll have a blast hearing this discussion on base sets, chase cards, autographs, sketch cards, and promos, among other topics that may come up.

Friday July 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 7AB
 
Saturday, July 20
 

10:00am

Collecting Harry Potter
Wizards and Witches will get a glimpse at the new Wizarding World collectibles from fan-favorite licensees. Panelists consist of Chris Hernandez (brand manager, McFarlane Toys) and Vanessa Lopez (associate publisher, Insight Editions), hardcore collectors including "Mr. Asher Potter" (World Record for largest Harry Potter collection) and moderator Ken Choy (Essential Quintessential Harry Potter Collector), who will give tips including how to get the best deals and maintain collection value. Practice your Summoning Charm because there will be giveaways!

Saturday July 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:15am

New LEGO Content Releases
Go behind the scenes and get a sneak peek of upcoming LEGO animation. Jason Cosler (LEGO producer) and Robert May (LEGO producer) will be sharing exciting new LEGO animated content and hold a Q&A session moderated by Joshua and John Hanlon (Beyond the Brick).

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A

12:00pm

Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd
Chuck Terceira (president), Dev Gilmore (director of design and development), Jean St. Jean (sculptor), and Eli Livingston (sculptor) discuss the future of Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd., with a slide presentation of upcoming products and a Q&A session moderated by Zach Oat (marketing supervisor).

Saturday July 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

35 Years of TMNT: Self-Publishing and More
Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is celebrating 35 years of Turtles this year alongside multitudes of Turtle fans worldwide. In May of 1984, the first copy of TMNT hit stores and it's been a wild ride ever since. Kevin is thrilled to be self-publishing again, especially in this special anniversary year with his newest projects: Drawing Blood and the Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls . Hear Kevin discuss all things self-publishing. He will be accompanied by writer and co-creator of Drawing Blood, David Avallone and artist Ben Bishop.

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

A Fan's Journey: From Wall Street to Lucasfilm to Rancho Obi-Wan
Steve Sansweet (chairman of Rancho Obi-Wan) tells attendees how he went from being a reporter and editor to, according to George Lucas, Star Wars' "ultimate fan" and the face of the saga from 1996 to 2011. He eventually opened Rancho Obi-Wan, the nonprofit museum that houses the world's largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia.

Saturday July 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

7:30pm

Behind the Plastic: Licensees, Licensors, and Buyers: How Your Favorite Action Figures and Collectibles Are Made
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 05:30PM
This year we look behind the curtain and see how collectibles get made by talking with the license owners of your favorite properties, the toy makers themselves, and the retail buyers that decide what you see on the shelf. We explore the relationship between the licensor, licensee and buyer so you can see how toys get made and into your collections. And as always, we’ll get some great anecdotes from the people on the inside. Come ask any burning questions you’ve ever had about the collectible business and be a fly on the wall as some of the top names in the industry sit down together, as they only do once a year at this event and talk toys. Daniel Pickett (ActionFigureInsider.com) leads the fun with a great line up of insiders including Dolly Ahluwalia (VP, Licensing and Business Development, Funko), Steven Anne (Category Manager – Toys, Walgreens), Jason Labowiz (President/Co-Founder, EntertainmentEarth.com), Jimmy Liu (Manager Global Brand Marketing, Mattel), Jeremy Padawer (Co-President, Wicked Cool Toys) and James Zahn (Senior Editor, The Toy Book, Pop Insider).

Saturday July 20, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8
 
Sunday, July 21
 

12:00pm

Ball-Jointed Doll Collectors
Doll creators, owners, and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Volks, Fairyland, Luts, Iplehouse, Bergemann Dolls, and many others. Creators, customizers, and community/convention organizers will discuss the artistic process behind the creation and customization of ball-jointed dolls, as well as offer information about the BJD collector community. You'll have the opportunity to learn the basics about BJDs, pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls, and learn about the BJD collector community. From tiny to towering, it's a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs.

Sunday July 21, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB