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Comic-Con@Home 2020: Check out the coolest exclusives that everyone has a chance at this year

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Jul 24, 2020, 9:52 PM EDT (Updated)

With official comic-cons dropping like flies all year long due to COVID-19 cancellations, the organizers and retailers who were supposed to exhibit at several of the bigger cons have slowly figured out ways to salvage their bottom lines. In particular, the con exclusive collectible market has been reinvented for our new reality. Funko made their Emerald City Comic-Con exclusives available online in the winter, and their ravenous fandom showed up to clear out their inventory, per usual. They proved to fellow retailers that being crushed together on a convention center floor isn't the only way to sell their special wares.

As such, the biggest con exclusives event of the year, San Diego Comic-Con, is shaping up to be quite the epicenter of competitive buying. Usually, attendees of SDCC have an official badge that allows them to enter the main exhibit floor which is where 90% of the con exclusives are made available only to them. But because SDCC 2020 has transformed into the entirely virtual Comic-Con@Home 2020 event, badges are now unnecessary. And for those who have never trekked to San Diego for the con, this is the first time everyone will get a chance to snag that sweet, sweet exclusive merch. 

Gentle Giant 1/6 scale,  7-inch bust of the Mandalorian features him in his updated MK3 Beskar armor (Credit: Gentle Giant/DST)

If you want to avoid disappointment, planning is going to be key. Each retailer has their own system of making their exclusives available, featuring early pre-order memberships, virtual queues, sign-up placements, and more. Make sure you read the fine print for each company's system because, just like the in-person cons, access to the goodies is not one-size-fits-all. 

Also, be aware that many popular SDCC retailers like Mezco, Super 7, and Sideshow are throwing their own shadow cons on their own websites with lots of native events (including swag!) to bring the fans some extra fun all week of the virtual con. 

SYFY WIRE has assembled a list of some of the exclusives we're most excited about, which we'll continue updating heading into Comic-Con@Home 2020 which runs July 22-26.

**Updated July 24, 2020**

Mondo SDCC 20 Spider-Man 2099

Mondo

Mondo Con is going on every day through Sunday. Exclusive pins, vinyl and posters are coming out every single day and sell out quickly so check daily and often. 

Yesterdays Hall H SDCC 2020

Yesterdays

Bespoke limited edition pins have increasingly been the coveted "gets" from the SDCC show floor. Yesterdays is offering a few extremely limited, polished gold-plated hard enamel pins including this "Hall H" piece that's giving us some teary eyes. Check their website daily for sold out pieces and new additions.

Udon SDCC 2020 Street Fighter

UDON Entertainment

UDON Entertainment is hitting all the anime and videogame feels with exclusives for properties like Robotech, Mega Man, Street Fighter and more. 

Super 7 SDCC 2020 Haunted Mansion

Super 7

Super7 Spectacular Stay-At-Home-Ic-Con Special is in full swing on their website with new themed exclusives available every day through Saturday. Disney, Universal Monsters, classic Snoopy and TMNT are represented. 

Acme Archives SDCC 2020 Exclusives

Acme Archives Direct

Acme Archives Direct has always presented limited run lithographs by some of the world's best pop culture artists. Star Wars is always core to their offerings and they've got several beautiful pieces available already on their website. New additions will come daily. 

CineQuest SDCC 2020 Supernatural

CineQuest

2020 was supposed to usher in the final original episodes of Supernatural, but COVID-19 halted production so the finale to the story remains unfinished. But CineQuest is still celebrating the 15-year legacy of the show with a special box of goodies that you can only get at their official website. They've also got a classic Spike statue from Buffy and a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina doll. 

Hot Toys SDCC 2020 Stan Lee

Sideshow

Like other retailers, Sideshow is holding it's own virtual con at their corporate website that requires registration to see their whole exclusives line-up and distribution items from Hot Toys. Marvel Studios is showing up with Stan Lee, Whiplash and Iron Man 2. 

SDCC 2020 Hot Wheels Star Wars X-Wing Dagobah

Mattel Creations

Usually one of the biggest booths on the SDCC show floor, Mattel has had to change it up this year for their exclusives. Teasing this Hot Wheels Star Wars X-Wing Dagobah, they're letting collectors know that this, and their other upcoming con exclusives, will be available on their new Mattel Creations on 7/23 at 9am PST. Limited quantities available.

Neca TMNT 2020 Exclusive

NECA

NECA is known for their amazing licensed action figures, especially for movie era Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Predator, Gremlins, and Alien/Aliens. For SDCC 2020, they've got an exclusive for each, which will be available at 1 p.m. ET at their online store and via Target on July 23, 2020.

Kidrobot Luci SDCC 2020

Kidrobot

Always the cool kids at the con party, Kidrobot collectibles are thus in high demand, which is why they opened their website's virtual con pre-sale on Wednesday, June 10 at 10 a.m. MT. 

Weta Workshop SDCC 2020 Gollum

Weta Workshop

Usually taking up a large space on the SDCC exhibit floor, Weta Workshop is scaling back their exclusives to two this year from their Mini Epics line: Gollum and Slimer. Both are available now at their website

Avengers: Endgame Nano Gauntlet SDCC 2020

Surreal Entertainment

Even the best geeks have space problems, so while a full-sized Nano gauntlet from Avengers: Endgame could be challenging to take home, this desk-sized exclusive saves you on many levels. Available now at their webstore

SDCC 2020 Marvel Deadpool Zombie Mini Bust

Diamond Select Toys & Gentle Giant

DST and Gentle Giant are collaborating on quite a few exclusives already available for pre-order at the Gentle Giant website. Along with The Mandalorian, you'll find classic Tron, The Muppets, The Iron Giant, Deadpool, and The Nightmare Before Christmas exclusives. 

Hallmark SDCC 2020

Hallmark

Hallmark's has confirmed that their PopMinded exclusive con ornaments will be available when the virtual Comic-Con@Home 2020 event "floor" opens and will  include Star Wars, Harry Potter, Star Trek, and Deadpool this year. Visit the Hallmark event page on the Comic-Con@home website starting at 9am PST Wednesday July 22 for links to the buyable, limited stock.

Clone Wars SDCC 2020 Exclusive

Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth has partnered with several retailers as the online resource for many SDCC 20 exclusives from several licenses. They're releasing new items every day on their exclusives page for pre-order, so bookmark it and remain vigilant because the items sell out quick. 

SDCC 2020 Starfleet Academy Bottle Opener

Factory Entertainment

Factory Entertainment continues to announce their Consolation-Con exclusives daily on their website, and they've got a lot of items to choose from. Available to pre-order as soon as they're announced, you can grab a Star Fleet bottle opener, a mini Wonder Woman (2017) shield, Aquaman's prop replica trident, and even a plush Bruce the shark from Jaws

Funko SDCC 2020 Stan Lee

Funko

Funko has already released the full line of SDCC 2020 exclusives for their Funko Virtual Con 3.0, which will take place July 19-25 on their website and with their retail partners. Our best advice: scope out the POPs you want and see which retailers are also selling them, so you can set a reminder to buy when the con opens! 

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