SDCC13: Watchtower: Road Trip!

Henry “Hemi” Barajas gave you the particulars on the DC/KIA Justice League Sorento custom design, but there are many more Comic-Con car events happening!

2014-Kia-Sorento-Justice-League-Jim-Lee-custom-artwork-2-1500x996But before we leave DC, here are some more pics, courtesy of Motortrend.

The Sorento joins seven other custom Kias, including vehicles representing Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Cyborg. Like the Aquaman- and Flash-themed cars, the Justice League Sorento was modified with help from West Coast Customs. Lee said during the press conference, “The chief creative challenge was bringing the characters to life through the car.” To help in that mission, West Coast Customs carefully replicated the Lee-penned artwork by hand with an airbrush.

Just in case you were wondering about the seating:  Superman drives, Batman is shotgun (I wonder if he controls the radio, or if Cyborg is bluetoothed to the stereo?).  Behind Batman is Wonder Woman, Green Lantern in the middle, and Flash behind Supes.
Stuck in the back: Aquaman and Cyborg.

My only criticism: the comic book panels paneling looks like bad bed linen.
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As “B.A.” mentioned, it’s up for auction on eBay.  Opening bid: $35,000.  (But good luck finding a Mylar sleeve that size!)
Too pricey?
How would you like to own a replica of the Delorean from “Back to the Future”?  $35.
21103_backSelected by LEGO® CUUSOO members, this amazing model features lots of cool details, like opening gull-wing doors, fold-up wheels, flux capacitor, time travel display and two license plates. Also included are extra components and wheels so you can recreate the different variants of the time-traveling car featured in the Back to the Future movies! Finally, this unique set also includes a fascinating booklet containing production notes, original images and fun details from the movies. Includes two mini-figures—Marty McFly and Doc Brown, and Marty’s skateboard.
What the heck is “Cuusoo“?  Well, in the case of LEGO, it’s a bit like a Kickstarter project for LEGO fans.  Once a project hits 10,000 supporters, it’s reviewed by staff for possible production.
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Not everything gets built.  Like this massive Sandcrawler.  (Click on the “description” tag for photos!)  But four designs have been approved, two of which are licensed; the other is a Minecraft set!
Motortrend also reports on this year’s The Walking Dead mobile from Hyundai.
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Those who read my reports last year will remember the first iteration, a modified Hyundai Elantra Coupe.
Hyundai-Veloster-Zombie-Survival-Machine-Walking-DeadThis year, a Hyundai Veloster was modified, it
is finished in a textured “Vitamin C” orange, and gets a sawtoothed front grille, hood scoop, forged wheels, and an off-road-style rear bumper. Modifications that might help thwart brain-hungry zombies attempting to enter the Veloster include a glasshouse framed by armor (or fully covered, as is the case with the windshield), wrought iron bars and barbed wire across the windows, and sandbags strapped to the hood. Driving this Zombie-fighting compact may require seeing out of the hatch on top, as front visibility is obstructed, to say the least.
You gotta wonder about the wheels…  I guess snow tires and/or chains would be helpful, but they need either coverage, or those twirling lathes seen in “Grease”.  I also hope it’s a hybrid.
Then there’s cosplay.
Here we have an impressive Vanellope Van Schweetz!
Vanellope
a-team hot wheelsAnd finally, Hot Wheels exclusives!

Hot Wheels® A-Team® Van

We love it when a plan comes together! The members of the A-Team were the top action adventure heroes of the ‘80s, and their van was one of the reasons why. This updated A-Team Custom GMC Panel Van features “mud” deco added to the wheels, body, and window, and arrives housed in an ammo box-style package. We pity the fool who doesn’t snag this cool ride! Features include Real Riders® wheels and diecast body and chassis.
Price: $20.00

asteroids hot wheelsHot Wheels® Atari Beach Bomb™ Pickup

There’s nothing better than the lights and sounds of an arcade game… except maybe a Hot Wheels® car, of course. You’ll be transported back to the local video arcade with the Hot Wheels® Atari Beach Bomb™ Pickup, finished in Red Line Club level hand polished Chrome Spectraflame® and Asteroids deco! And just like the arcades of old, this awesome finish will soon be a thing of the past… this will be one of the last hand polished Chrome Spectraflame® Hot Wheels® car offered. Features diecast body and chassis, and Real Riders® wheels.
Price: $40.00
And I know it’s not a car, but it is a suh-WEET vehicle from my youth…

viper hot wheelsHot Wheels® Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper

In the desperate search for the fabled thirteenth colony, surviving pilots from the Twelve Colonies fly these single-person crafts, ever watchful for enemy Cylons. You’ve waited for many yahrens… now you can celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the original 1978 TV show with this finely detailed replica Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper! In 1:64 scale with VUM finish and die-cast body and chassis, this fighter plane comes on a commemorative blister card that evokes the original Mattel packaging and fits seamlessly into your vintage collection.
Price: $10.00
OOPS!  Almost forgot the PSA!

Comic-Con To Offer 24-Hour Shuttle Service

Here’s the official page: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/shuttles

And in the spirit of Click and Clack, here’s a puzzle for you to solve:

What animal never gets lost?

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