The on-going San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC), better known simply as Comic-Con, kicked off on July 18 and is scheduled to last until July 22.
Needless to say, there’s a lot happening in and around the San Diego Convention Center, with so much to see, and do, and absorb – from cosplays, show floor, and panels to anime, athletes and whatever; not to forget all the cool exclusives that find their way into the SDCC booths for you to splurge on.
While the well-stocked booths at the convention have an eye on your hard-earned money, it’s definitely in your interest to buy all your collectibles from them rather than pay many times over for the same stuff on eBay.
Not that it’s going to be a walk in the park to get your hands on some of those hotly anticipated products making their debut at this year’s Con.
There’s always a mad race among potential buyers to grab their choice items as quickly as possible before they run out of stock.
So, competition is fierce but, again, it’s all part of the fun and festivities that are synonymous with an SDCC event – the biggest pop culture festival on the planet.
This year, however, certain conditions were put in place for high demand signings, exclusives, and booth access, in order to bring some method to the madness.
You were required to first enter a Comic-Con online lottery system, put up weeks ahead of the event, to win a ticket guaranteeing you access to a booth and the right to purchase an exclusive of your choice.
Those not selected are trying to console themselves at numerous other booths on the show floor, selling outrageously-priced stuff that are not-so-hot anymore; but, then, that’s the way the cookie crumbles, correct?
While there’s ever something new to do or see at a Comic-Con, checking out the exclusives is definitely one of the most enjoyable activities that a large majority of the event’s fans look forward to.
So, here are the top 5 exclusives from Comic-Con 2018 for you to check out.
Funko POP! Thirteenth Doctor
How long will the Funko POP! craze last?
Is the Funko POP! bubble going to burst anytime soon?
These are questions best left to the toy intellectuals to debate over and find answers to, because fans of the vinyl toy line don’t, really, give a damn.
All they care about is getting their hands on some of the company’s latest Comic-Con offerings, including the toy lookalike of Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor, which is one of our favorites.
Here’s a video Funko posted on Twitter to give you a glimpse of the company’s Disney exclusives.
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) July 19, 2018
Doctor Who: Road to the Thirteenth Doctor: The Tenth Doctor #1
The first full trailer for Jodie Whittaker’s first season of “Doctor Who” was one of this year’s most looked forward to Comic-Con events.
The debut issue of “Doctor Who: Road to the Thirteenth Doctor: The Tenth Doctor” is being sold at the Titan Comics booth with a convention-exclusive cover from well-known “Who” artist Kelly Yates.
“The Tenth Doctor has his work cut out when he encounters a lost spaceship…Whose crew is being absorbed by mysterious ghostly creatures! Everything is not how it seems, however, especially when disturbing facts about the crew come to light!” (TITAN comics)
Marvel Legends Defenders Rail Authority 5-Pack
As we know, toys and board games company Hasbro unveils several Marvel Cinematic Universe-specific exclusives each year at the SDCC – Comic-Con 2018 was no different.
This year’s masterpiece is a five-pack based on Netflix’s “The Defenders,” featuring the blockbuster Netflix team-up of Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Colleen Wing and Danny Rand.
Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Doctor Aphra Comic Set
There are several other Hasbro exclusives at the Con this year that demand attention, one of them being the Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Comic Set that brings you your favorite character, Chelli Lona Aphra – “the human female archaeologist recruited by Darth Vader after the Battle of Yavin.”
“Aphra, along with her assassin droid companions, 0-0-0 (Triple-Zero) and BT-1 (Beetee), fulfilled several missions for the Sith Lord before falling out of his favour.”
Now, we have her personal solo book.
Some of Hasbro’s other Marvel and Star Wars SDCC 2018 Exclusives.
- Star Wars: The Black Series Centerpiece Rey & Kylo Ren Figure
- Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Chewbacca and Porgs
- Star Wars: The Black Series Han Solo and Mynock
- Marvel Legends Red Skull & Electronics Tesseract
Planet of the Apes: Statue of Liberty Action Playset
Super7 has returned to Booth # 4945 at the SDCC 2018 and is offering a plethora of amazing products from different licenses that are sure to earn them the unofficial Best in Show honor.
“Planet of the Apes: Statue of Liberty Action Playset” from their ReAction Figures line is one of the hottest items in the Super7 stall, with people going crazy to score one of these awesome sets costing $75 each
Here are some of Super7’s other selection of debuts and exclusives
- Transformers – Super Cyborg Optimus Prime 12″ Figure with removable chest plate (Clear). SDCC Exclusive – $75 each
- Alien – “Space Wars Headhammer” Tribute Xenomorph 3.75″ ReAction Figure with coin. SDCC Exclusive – $15 each
- Misfits – Fiend Glow-In-The-Dark 3.75″ ReAction Figure. SDCC Exclusive – $15 each
- Iron Maiden – Classic Union Jack 1.75″ MUSCLE Figures 3-Pack. SDCC Debut colorway and cardback art – $6.00 per pack
- ReAction Figures – Carry Case with exclusive clear red Hellboy 3.75″ ReAction Figure. SDCC Exclusive – $45 each