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Come to me, my armor

Avengers versus Kinect

James Bond's boat

Cartoon Network turns 20

Testifying to the digital masses

Injustice for the heroes

Free Alfred

DC pushes digital

Personalize that cover

Terry cloth costumes

Freebie Batman

A different kind of cosplay

Cooke the signer

Alien blinkies

Popular is the Nerdist

Spike hearts video games

A quick critique

Comics in 3D?

Join the Walking Dead

This is what a troll looks like

K.I.T.T.'s back... sort of

It's raining Vader

Kinda cosplay

The San Diego Comic-Con's Preview Night has become the de facto convention kick-off, and last night did not disappoint with everything from seven Iron Man suits of armor to James Bond's boat.

Guaranteed to be as big a hit as the Avenger's helicarrier set piece from last year's Comic-Con, Marvel's big booth decor this year is a scene from Tony Stark's lab in Iron Man 3 where you can see all the previous versions of the Iron Man armor. Sadly, you can only try it on if your name is Robert Downey Jr.

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Also at the Marvel booth, you could jump into a Kinect-fueled Avengers video game.
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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond, the Ian Fleming Foundation hauled in the secret agent's classic boat.
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The Cartoon Network celebrates its 20th anniversary at this year's Comic-Con.
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Comixology, the top distributor of comic books digitally, set up a camera to record fans' impressions of its comics-reading app and store.
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While Marvel dominated its booth with its Iron Man 3 set, DC went for a divide-and-conquer approach. Here, fans get a chance to demo the new Injustice: Gods Among Us video game.
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MAD Magazine was handing out free Alfred E. Neuman masks at Preview Night. No word if they'll replace the V for Vendetta masks popular with the Occupy movement.
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DC Comics used some of its booth space to let fans read its comics on tablets.
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Another option for DC fans was to have a photo of themselves inserted into either a Justice League or MAD Magazine cover. Seconds later, they were handed a printed copy of the image and given a URL from which to download it later.
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It can be cold when you get out of the Bat-tub, so Stylin' Online has a range of terry cloth super-hero bathrobes to keep you warm and snug for $60.
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Giveaways at Preview Night can be big, but they're generally small, like this Entertainment Weekly-distributed The Dark Knight Rises figurine. Just don't call it a doll.
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Stephanie Castro, a 20-something resident of San Diego, spent four hours making this skirt featuring Marvel characters.
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Darwyn Cooke signs copies of his latest adaptation of Richard Stark's Parker series of crime novels, and paints in some yellow, too. It's a time-consuming process, an unexpected touch that shows his appreciation for his fans.
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In one of the more unusual giveaways of the evening, if you submitted to sitting on a front-facing chair and having a formed piece of rubber in the shape of an alien tickle the back of your neck, you would be rewarded with a blinkie attached to the neck strap for your Con badge. It was all a promo for the "Falling Skies" TV show, but that didn't make it any less strange.
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Chris Hardwick, author of The Nerdist Way, was an understandably popular target for fan photos.
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Andrew, 9, of Pleasanton, Calif., was galavanting around the show floor and lightly thwacking people with his inflatable tomahawk. His Uncle Eric admonished him, "No head shots," as he carried around his niece, Amy, 11. It was a scene as unexpected as the alien blinkie lights.
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Collecting pins to attach to your badge neck strap is another popular Con pastime, and to the surprise of no one, Spike TV's "I heart video games" was a big hit.
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Writer Mark Waid, left, offers some enthusiastic words to his artist Shane Davis when shown photocopies of his latest work. Waid and Davis are working on a new comic from Legendary called The Tower Chronicles.
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The film studio Legendary is branching into comics, with top-shelf talent and a partnership with LG. This LG Thrill has been forced to show Tower Chronicles in 3D, although that may have been more for the amusement of the photographer than anything else.
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A big hit last year was the Walking Dead life-size, participatory diorama, and this year's features the fan-favorite, katana-wielding character Michonne.
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This is what a troll looks like, if you're in Peter Jackson's adaptation of "The Hobbit."
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The talking car from David Hasselhoff's series Knight Rider, K.I.T.T., was a welcome surprise to the many fans who remember the '80s TV show.
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Star Wars-branded lightsaber umbrellas have been around for a while, but they're still a novelty item at Comic-Con.
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Preview Night doesn't offer much in the way of cosplay, so a hat with Yoda ears stands out more than it would later during the Con.
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Angelic Chitwood and Ryan Porter, both of Los Angeles, picked up substantial hauls of swag at Preview night. Their loot included fedoras from the Fringe TV show, a talking blue dalek from Dr. Who, a King's Hand pin from Game of Thrones, and a Yoda pin.
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