Surf, sun, and killer burritos aren't the only things San Diego has to offer in the summer. San Diego Comic-Con takes over the city July 24-27, 2014, and amidst all the panels, cosplayers, and celebrity photo-ops are the epic souvenirs: con exclusives.
Whether you geek out over Batman or Alien, San Diego Comic-Con has something for you. The vast assortment of exclusives only found at the con can be overwhelming, so here is a round-up of the best of the bunch.
Acme Archives Ltd. – Booth #5629
Bender the Robot Print, $40
Bender and Fry from Futurama recreate the iconic Forbidden Planet movie poster on this glow-in-the-dark print.
Action Figure Xpress – Booth #3345
She-Ra Sword of Protection Letter Opener, $20
Even the most powerful woman in the universe needs help opening her mail.
This limited edition guitar features glow-in-the-dark artwork and is expected to sell out quickly. Grab it first if it’s on your list!
Bandai America, Inc. – Booth #121
This collectible Godzilla figure is creatively packaged in a box that opens up into a city ripe for destruction. This would be perfect to display on the shelf – after you’ve had a chance to send Godzilla rampaging through the streets.
Blizzard Entertainment – Booth #115
Cute But Deadly Cloaking Zeratul, $18
“Adorable” isn’t how most people would describe the protoss, but Zeratul pulls it off well. This exclusive is for the Starcraft fans.
Nether Faerie Dragon Plush, $35
Blizzard will only have this variant available at the con (a standard version will be available in their online store). While the faerie dragons are popular creatures in World of Warcraft, we didn’t really get to know them until Blizzard released this trailer for their upcoming Heroes of the Storm…
Crazy Cat Collectibles – Booth #429
Stan Lee Funko Pop! Vinyl, $25
Stan Lee’s shirt bears the San Diego Comic-Con logo, making this a perfect collectible to take home from the con.
Dark Horse Comics – Booth #2615
Game of Thrones Dragon – Drogon, $35
Game of Thrones Dragon – Rhaegal, $35
Game of Thrones Dragon – Viserion, $35
All three dragons from HBO’s Game of Thrones can be purchased for $90.
Itty Bitty Hellboy Hardcover, $20
This exclusive hardcover is a collection of Itty Bitty Hellboy #1-#5. The Dark Horse booth will also have a plush Itty Bitty Hellboy for $15.
Fugitive Toys – Booth #601
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Funko Pop! Vinyl, $23
Fugitive Toys will also be selling a glow-in-the-dark version for $33. (More Ghostbusters Stuff)
Gentle Giant Ltd. – Booth #3513
With the release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy shortly after the con on August 1, Rocket Raccoon’s popularity is expected to, well, skyrocket. Grab this detailed bust before seeing the flick.
Graphitti Designs – Booth #2314
Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con Comic, $10
Harley Quinn has a little fun with cosplayers while invading San Diego Comic-Con in this issue written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. A variant with a blank cover will also be available for $10.
Hasbro Toy Shop – Booth #3329
Star Wars Black Series Jabba the Hutt with Salacious Crumb, Price Not Yet Released
The Hasbro booth looks to continue its title of having the longest lines at the con. With so many collectibles offered, you can easily spend your entire exclusives budget in one place. This 6-inch Jabba the Hutt comes packaged in a box that reads: “Peecha wangee cogh pah. Tong nam nee took chan kee troi. Soo thawt du mah kee chalia.” If your Huttese is a little rusty, that translates to: “I will not give up my favorite decoration. I like Captain Solo where he is.”
Transformers KRE-O Class of 1984 Kreon 30-Pack, $59.99
Transformers celebrates their 30th Anniversary with a yearbook-themed Kreon set, packed with ’80s essentials like a boombox, VHS tape, and a mullet. Of course, Optimus Prime was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.”
New England Comics – Booth #1807
The Tick: San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Comic, $7.99
This exclusive comic is limited to 250 copies. Get yours early, Tick fans!
Nickelodeon – Booth #4113
Kidrobot Bebop Vinyl Figure, $49.99
Kidrobot Rocksteady Vinyl Figure, $49.99
There are plenty of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectibles at this year’s con and these guys really stand out. Bebop and Rocksteady, only the most kick-ass warthog and rhino you know, are ready to travel home with you.
Quantum Mechanix, Inc. – Booth #3249
DC Comics Bombshells Poster Bundle, $24.95
Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy are represented in a vintage pin-up style on these beautiful prints.
Square Enix, Inc. – Booth #3829
Play Arts KAI Batman: Arkham Origins Figure, $99.99
This incredibly detailed figure is posable and even the cape is articulated, with the ability to spread out or fold up behind the Caped Crusader.
Super7 – Booth #4945
With only 250 playsets produced, this nostalgic recreation of the Alien scene will sell out fast. Action figures are not included, but you can pick some up at the Super7 booth for $25 each. (More Alien stuff)
UCC Distributing Inc. – Booth #700
Deadpool Mr. Potato Head, $19.99
You probably didn’t know how badly you needed a Deadpool Mr. Potato Head in your life until this moment.
After you’ve grabbed your exclusives, don’t forget to stop by and see us at booth #4437.
Images: Acme Archives Ltd., Icon Heroes, Peavey, Bandai, Blizzard Entertainment, Funko, Dark Horse Comics, Gentle Giant Ltd., DC Comics, Hasbro, New England Comics Press, Kidrobot, Quantum Mechanix, Inc., Square Enix, Inc., Super7