July 3rd, 2008

Blood: A Butcher's Tale (3)

Chief Tyrol Action figure giveaway for donors at Comic-Con's Blood Drive

For anyone going to San Diego Comic-Con this year, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles (DST) will be giving away a Chief Tyrol Action Figure for donors at the Blood Drive. 

DST DONATES BSG'S CHIEF TO SAN DIEGO BLOOD DRIVE!

Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles (DST) is excited to announce plans to once again participate in the annual Blood Drive at this year's San Diego Comic-Con! To emphasize the importance of giving blood, Diamond Select will be donating a limited edition exclusive Ba

Sttlestar Galactica Season 3 Chief Tyrol figure as a giveaway for participating donors!

Chief Tyrol has been featured on Sci-Fi's Battlestar Galactica since 2003 and remains a fan-favorite character. The figure has been limited to 750 pieces, and will only be available through the blood drive – they will not be on sale or given away elsewhere.

"After the last three years' extremely successful campaigns, we're delighted to once again be contributing to the Robert A Heinlein Blood Drive," said Chuck Terceira, Director of Diamond Select Toys. "They've broken three consecutive records, so we're hoping for even more blood to be donated this year!"

In its 31st year, the Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive has long been a San Diego Comic-Con staple. After science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein was ill, he needed several pints of a rare blood type. Following the illness, Heinlein created a personal rule that he would only attend conventions and sign autographs for those that donated blood. This started the Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive at San Diego Comic-Con in the early 1970's. Last year's 847 pints was the most blood collected at the drive in ten years, thanks in part to Diamond Select Toys' continued support and promotional action figures.

"We are pleased to have Diamond Select on board to support the Blood Drive. Their donation of such a limited edition collectible will certainly help the awareness and success of the annual event," remarked Comic-Con Director of Marketing and Public Relations, David Glanzer.

To register for the Blood Drive, stop by the Blood Drive booth at Comic-Con or visit the Comic-Con website, www.comic-con.org, for additional instructions and information.

Source: http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=706 


Thanks to  nothingtofear79 for the heads up. 

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EDIT: From the DST website ......

BSG's Chief & DST Out for Blood! 

DST is excited to announce plans to participate in the annual Blood Drive at this year's San Diego Comic-Con! To emphasize the importance of giving blood, we will be donating a limited edition Battlestar Galactica Season 3 Chief Tyrol figure as a giveaway for participating donors! 

Chief Tyrol has been featured on Sci-Fi's Battlestar Galactica since 2003 and remains a fan-favorite character. The figure has been limited to 750 pieces, and will only be available through the blood drive - they will not be on sale or given away elsewhere. 

"After last year's extremely successful campaign, we're delighted to once again be contributing to the Robert A Heinlein Blood Drive," said Chuck Terceira, Director of Diamond Select Toys. "We shattered last year's record, and we're looking forward to doing even better this year!" 

To register for the Blood Drive, stop by the Blood Drive booth at Comic-Con or visit the Comic-Con website, www.comic-con.org, for additional instructions and information. 

Source: http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/article.asp?ai=72554 





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BSG TV Movie (update)

Sorry for the delay in updating everyone on the BSG movie. Aaron and I don't get a chance to chat in real time during the week because when I'm at home it's some ungodly hour in Vancouver. And then when he's up, I'm at work and don't have internet access. But anyway ....

Edward James Olmos will be directing the movie and it will be written by Jane Espenson (not David Weddle and Bradley Thompson as previously reported by SyFy Portal). David and Bradley are now writing for a very popular tv show (they start July 7th). I'm not sure if the name of which show they are writing for has been made public yet so I better not mention it by name.

Aaron has been told that there will only be one BSG tv movie and it will shoot in September.

If any of the above info changes, I'll let you know.

And ..... saving the best until last ..... NBC Universal's lawyers have been in contact with Aaron's agent about Aaron being in the movie. Fingers crossed that Aaron signs on the dotted line :) 


UPDATE:  Aaron said that the movie will be set during season 1. 

UPDATE (July 4th): It's now ok to say the name of the tv series that David and Bradley are writing for because it has been posted online elsewhere. The show is CSI: Las Vegas.