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The weird and wonderful world of London Comic Con (pictures)

Step inside Britain's biggest pop-culture event and check out the amazing toys, costumes and geeky delights.

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Luke Westaway, Andrew Hoyle
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Welcome to MCM London Comic Con, an annual celebration of everything geek culture. Visitors are welcomed by these imposing looking police officers. We don't think they're real cops, but we can't be sure.

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Artists provided these imaginative, and creepy, Batman cowls.

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Here's the man himself, posing in front of his famous automobile.

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A tiny Master Chief waves hello.

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Swords. And axes. Indeed, quite a lot of weaponry is on sale here.

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This man is selling strap-on tails! We must have missed this one on Kickstarter.

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It's the Ice King from "Adventure Time".

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Mountains of Pocky on sale -- all the colours of the rainbow.

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Can you afford not to buy a plush Grumpy Cat?

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There's plenty of cosplay here, and plenty of cosplay supplies. This row of wigs should satisfy anyone looking for something colourful to wear to next year's show.

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Geek culture doesn't have to be low-brow -- class up your living room with these nerdy posters.

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Your intrepid reporter, here for scale, standing beside an alien from Fox's "Falling Skies."

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This area is reserved for the playing of board games.

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The British Origami Society is represented.

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Here's a paper TARDIS, from Doctor Who, amid other folded treasures.

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This surprisingly massive Little Pony is certainly looking sassy.

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Here's the "cute" aisle, featuring plenty of fluffy things, and animals with massive eyes.

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Comics, movies and TV aren't the only mediums getting in on the action -- Nintendo is here showing off its gaming goods.

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Elsa from "Frozen" queues up to get a go on "Smash Bros Wii U".

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Need a mask? This is your one-stop shop for eerie masks. How many do you recognise?

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Home-made geeky goods on sale. Poor Groot, we hardly knew ye.

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A moment of calm amid the nerdy action, as we indulge in a hug with this huge inflatable Baymax, recognisable from Disney's "Big Hero 6".

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Some excellent Bane cosplay going on here. Don't worry readers, we didn't divulge Batman's location.

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"When Gotham is in ashes, you have my permission to die," Bane seems to say. With his eyes.

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It wouldn't be a comic convention without a top-quality Stormtrooper stomping around.

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Even more plush animals.

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"Attack on Titan" fans will recognise this Colossal Titan -- athough this one isn't so colossal.

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Heaven only knows how many commuters were filled with terror when this Battlefield cosplay group took the train to the convention centre.

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Thor stalks the concourse, looking moody.

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We didn't get a chance to find out if this Marty McFly was touting a working hoverboard.

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Hats off to the Pokémon fan who's gone full Meowth.

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Fans queue to get their photo taken in this 360 photo-space. Surrounded by cameras, it eventually spits out a Matrix-style short video giving a spinning look at the subject. The perfect memento if you've spent ages working on a costume.

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Cult hit Farming Simulator didn't seem to have too big a queue. We did have fun in the demo though, until our tractor rolled over.

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Similarly alarming for non-convention-attendees is this Umbrella Corporation guard, from the Resident Evil universe.

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Plenty of attention to detail in this Assassin's Creed outfit.

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Power Rangers, still going strong.

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Alright, we admit it. We wish we were Power Rangers. Are you happy now?

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Deadpool embraces. London's Comic Con is a great place for like-minded pop culture fans to meet up.

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Retro games still on sale.

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How many of these old-school controllers can you identify?

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This is the Comics Village, where authors of indie comics get to sell and show off their latest works.

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This year's MCM London Comic Con attracted a whopping 122,634 visitors during its three-day run, which ended Sunday.

Here's to 2016's show!

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