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NY Comic-Con: a glimpse at the Industry of Delight

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VIDEO: My brief swan around just a tiny corner of the cavernous Comic-Con convention at the Javitz Center. 
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My lighthearted,  recent FastCompany post on Executive Toys drew a nice little perk: Tenacious Toys, online purveyor of little G-rated adult toys in plastic, vinyl and plush, invited me to the final Sunday mayhem of Comi-Con 2010, a sprawling frenzy of comic and toy fantasy and fandom attracting thousands of strangely dressed people.

Believe it or not, while some executives are having board (bored?) meetings about C&C machined parts in combine harvesters, others are passing around models of a plastic Labbit (Chinglish/Japlish for "rabbit") with a smoke drooping from its non-existent mouth. Or baby vampire dolls drinking blood from bottles (see vamplets.com). Or strange animals made from what looks like a fluffy toilet seat cover, with impossibly giant noses. That kind of thing. 
I saved myself $45 on the entry fee thanks to Benny Kline (Ten…