Pop Up Shop

Hi everyone. Its been an exciting weekend for fans of all sorts with Comic Con coming to a close. Lots of madness in down town San Diego, with over 100,000 people flooding the streets of a city that is built to accommodate 46,000. On Saturday, Disney Infinity was hosting a private D23 event at their outside pop-up shop location. They had quite a set up for the D23 members. They were showing live demos, hands on gameplay, sketch artists drawing anything you requested, nice little give aways, servers walking around with hor d’oeuvres, free booze, and they had a nice poster signing event with the creator of Gravity Falls, Alex Hirsch. I even got to watch a live filming of toy box TV and had the pleasure of chatting with the very sweet Allison! Aside from playing the game, she was the highlight of the whole trip! :) It was a nice calm event compared to when it was open to the general public, so if you are not a D23 member yet, consider joining!

Pop Up Shop

Pop Up Shop

Allison interviewing Alex Hirsch for Toy Box TV

Allison interviewing Alex Hirsch for Toy Box TV

Creator of Gravity Falls, Alex Hirsch

Creator of Gravity Falls, Alex Hirsch

While waiting in line for the sketch artists, they had a big glass case showing us the amazing display base that comes with the PS3 and PS4 collectors editions of the game. Because they had officially announced the Marvel villains, Loki was sitting in his rightful place next to the big frost giant. Enjoy some great pics of this beauty!

Isn't this thing gorgeous?

Isn’t this thing gorgeous?

LOKI!!! Cant wait to see what his figure will do!

LOKI!!! Cant wait to see what his figure will do!

Epic battle, frozen in time, to be right in your very home!

Epic battle, frozen in time, to be right in your very own home!

close up on Loki

Close up on Loki.

Another angle.

Another angle.

People who got a sketch made were not only treated to any character they wanted drawn, but they were also given the power disc given away at the Gravity Falls signing, Mabel’s Kitten Fists! Very cool! I got this drawn in honor of the newest rumored character to join infinity.

KITTEN FISTS!!!!

KITTEN FISTS!!!!

Wish they were both rumored...as a playset! Only time will tell!

Wish they were both rumored…as a playset! Only time will tell!

It was time to play the Guardians of the Galaxy Playset. I lined up and got to play it on the Wii-U. It was loads of fun, but I wanted to try it again, this time with the PS4! I just love this playset! This is by far my favorite playset I’ve played out of the three. It just feels different, but familiar at the same time. It also kind of gives you a feel of what Star Wars could feel like when it comes to Infinity one day. I loved playing with these figures! Groot has this wicked ranged attack that travels underground and completely destroys the enemies. It makes me want to get him immediately at launch. As most of you know, I love Rocket! He is by far my favorite of the 6 GOTG figures. But don’t worry, all 5 are just amazing. Rocket has this epic special ability where he shoots his huge guns in berserk mode! Like he literally is like a rabid, rabies infested raccoon, wrecking havoc everywhere with massive machine guns! Totally awesome! For all of you asking for unique attacks in infinity 1.0 between all the figures, 2.0 is the answer you’ve been waiting for. These figures totally embody unique attacks between the characters. Not to mention the talent trees are going to help even more. I just hope they can figure out away to make all the cars figures unique themselves.

I AM GROOT!

I AM GROOT!

My favorite playset so far!

My favorite playset so far!

Ok, now I need to point something out. I think these are the most unique figures designed so far. They have something that stands out from all the figures…their base! Thats right, the metal looking platform base they all are standing on is cool, but not for the reasons you would think. Everyone of these charters have a base below that have these thematic holes designed into them. So whats the big deal? Well, when you set them on the Infinity Platform, preferably with no power discs below them, the light from the platform shines up through the holes and adds some kind of glow to them. Now they may not be lightcore like skylanders, but it definitely makes the figures look cooler with a light glow shining up at the figure. Just a nice touch!

Star Lord is fun to blast off with, Drax has sick spin moves, and Gamora is wicked fast!

Star Lord is fun to blast off with, Drax has sick spin moves, and Gamora is wicked fast!

Not the best picture to show the light coming through, but I will have that on another update!

Not the best picture to show the light coming through, but I will have that on another update!

So after playing as Rocket for a while and enjoying how incredible the collectors edition display base looked, I decided it was time to preorder and get my very own Rocket and limited edition poster! You only got Rocket and the poster if you preordered the game there. If you preordered inside the convention, you got a Groot figure. They had these amazing staff members helping you preorder via iPad. Was quick and easy! Thanks for my Rocket guys!

Props to Disney for having such fun and helpful staff!

Props to Disney for having such fun and helpful staff!

My very own Rocket Raccoon! :) :) :)

My very own Rocket Raccoon! :) :) :)

It was right in front of me! All I had to do was grab it and run! Oh well....guess I will wait until September!

It was right in front of me! All I had to do was grab it and run! Oh well….guess I will wait until September!

Disney put on a spectacular event! The staff was friendly, the pop up shop was filled with amazing little surprises, and the D23 event made it more intimate. Can’t wait for news from the next event at the summit in Salt Lake city. Wish I can go! Enjoy a few more pics to get a feel for how great this event was.

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My final haul!

My final haul!

CLICK ROCKET! CLICK HIM!

Rocket