"IRON MAN" MARK I, II AND III, IRON MONGER ARMOR SUITS; "AVATAR" 14 FT. AMP SUIT HIGHLIGHT PROFILES IN HISTORY / STAN WINSTON STUDIO TRIBUTE TO THE LATE STAN WINSTON AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON Fans Will Be Treated To A Once-In-A-Lifetime Display of Iconic Creations, A Multimedia Display, Exclusive Footage and Free Photo Opportunities in Honor of The Legendary, Multiple Academy Award-Winning Visual Effects Genius Calabasas, CA, July 17, 2010-The Mark I, Mark II and Mark III armor suits-Iron Man armor from Iron Man and Iron Man 2, worn by Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark, and the 14 foot Iron Monger armor suit worn by Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane in Iron Man and the 14 foot AMP (Amplified Mobility Platform) Suit worn by Stephen Lang in Avatar will be on display in Booth #1605 as Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia and Stan Winston Studio pays tribute to the late visual effects legend Stan Winston at San Diego Comic-Con. Fans will be free to take pictures with these enormous iconic creations, meet Matt Winston, actor and son of Stan Winston and be treated to a special multimedia display. "We are thrilled about hosting this tribute to the genius of Stan Winston, allowing the fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of his awe-inspiring creations up close. This celebration of Stan's visionary spirit will continue through the creation of the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, which, in conjunction with the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, will provide specialized training on techniques learned by the legendary creature effects pioneer," said Joe Maddalena, President of Profiles in History. Profiles in History will host this tribute in #Booth 1605 during regular Comic-Con hours as follows: Wednesday, July 21: 6:00PM - 9:00PM (Preview Night) Thursday, July 22 through Saturday, July 24: 9:30AM - 7:00PM Sunday, July 25: 9:30AM - 5:00PM Comic-Con attendees are also invited to attend a special panel, The Winston Effect, on Saturday, July 24, from 5:30-6:30 in Room 7AB, followed by a Q&A. Creature and VFX luminaries will discuss Stan Winston's impact on the art of Character Creation - past, present and future. The panel will include messages from Jim Cameron and Tim Burton about a thrilling new Stan Winston endeavor. Panelists include John Rosengrant (Stan Winston Lifer and co-owner of Legacy Effects), Shane Mahan (Stan Winston Lifer and co-owner of Legacy Effects), J. Alan Scott (Animatronic Effects Supervisor and co-owner of Legacy Effects), Alec Gillis (Academy Award nominated co-founder of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.),Tom Woodruff, Jr. (Academy Award winning co-founder of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.), Howard Berger (Academy Award winning co-owner of KNB EFX), Van Ling (VFX Supervisor, problem-solver and troublemaker), Alex Alvarez (Founder and president, the Gnomon School of Visual Effects), and Matt Winston (Actor and co-founder of SWSCA). Profiles in History's next auction will be LOST: The Official Show Auction, taking place August 21 and 22, live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA. For details, please visit: http://www.profilesinhistory.com/lost-the-auction.html. About Profiles in History: Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation's leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia. Their auctions include costumes, props and set pieces from both vintage and contemporary film, television, and rock 'n roll. Profiles in History's location in Calabasas Hills, CA- virtually a stone's throw away from every major Hollywood studio - ensures a constant flow of fantastic and rare collectibles. With an extensive network of dealers, collectors, and institutions, they are proud to play an important role in the preservation of motion picture history. Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds" dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ($356,500); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the "U.S.S. Enterprise" ($304,750); the original "Robot" from Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker's lightsaber ($240,000); Margaret Hamilton's "Wicked Witch" hat from The Wizard of Oz ($230,000); the Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet ($192,000); George Reeves' Superman costume from The Adventures of Superman ($126,500); the H.R. Giger designed Alien creature suit from Alien ($126,500); a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($126,500), the Leaping Alien Warrior figure from Aliens ($126,500), Christopher Reeve's 'Superman' costume from Superman: The Movie ($115,000), C-3PO's helmet ($120,000), The Wizard of Oz 'Winkie' Guard Costume ($115,000); a "Ming the Merciless" cape from Flash Gordon ($115,000) and the Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II ($115,000).