Tintin in the Land of Meltdown

Dec. 14, 2009 | 9:11 a.m.

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If you’re looking for Tintin in Los Angeles, the best place to go is Meltdown Comics & Collectibles — and that’s especially the case between now and Tuesday night.

The good folks at the landmark store on Sunset Boulevard are hosting Tintin in the Land of Meltdown, which is a product expo done in conjunction with importer Kiss That Frog. Here’s the blurb: “A fantastic display of all things Tintin including charming character watches, limited edition cold cast porcelain and resin statues, and a dazzling array of lead miniatures and detailed vehicles that span the cast and events of all the albums … Meltdown will host this surprise exposition within the store allowing fans and collectors the first opportunity to acquire any of these delights under one roof in the United States.”

It’s timely, that’s for sure. All things Tintin are ramping up with an eye toward the Tintin films that are being made by the powerhouse tandem of Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg (the first arrives in late 2011). I myself am just starting my research into the classic character (I bought my first three Tintin books at Meltdown about two months ago), and I will be dropping by Meltdown on Tuesday for the final day of display.

— Geoff Boucher

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One Response to Tintin in the Land of Meltdown

  1. Michel Aniel says:

    Having grown up in Belgium and reading TinTin as a kid, I hope that Spielberg and co. can make a film which can be bridge the character's familiarity in Europe with an American audience. That is no small task. It's analogous to how Americans felt about soccer as a major sport here in the States compared to baseball, football and basketball.
    On another note, if Mr. Spielberg is interested in project(s) that would easily eclipse the success of the Indiana Jones series of movies he has directed and produced, I would be more than happy to meet with him at his earliest convenience.
    Michel Aniel (949) 365-1005

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