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A Transformers statue stands on display at the Hasbro booth during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego
A Transformers statue stands on display at the Hasbro booth during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California, in this file photo taken July 25, 2014. U.S. toymakers Mattel Inc and Hasbro Inc have held talks about a possible merger, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker/Files

A taste of Comic-Con 2013

July 19, 2013

They came with masks, bodies caked in makeup and homemade weapons inspired by their favourite comic book superheroes and villains. Best of all, fans came armed with creativity and excitement as they watched celebrity panels and browsed TV show booths. Fans, TV crews and actors alike continue to celebrate the 2013 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, which began on July 18.