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Here's your ultimate guide to the hottest exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

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Jul 10, 2018, 12:16 PM EDT (Updated)

San Diego Comic-Con is almost upon us once more, and with it an entire slew of awesome collectible exclusives that would make any nerd green with envy. But what statues, posters, toys, models, pins, patches, artwork, and other miscellanea should you spend your hard-earned cash on?

Fret not, dear con adventurer, as SYFY WIRE is here with a definitive of the hottest exclusives you need to get at this year's SDCC. From Star Wars to Stephen King, we've got you covered! Without further ado, let's get this listicle on the road, shall we?


Star Wars Forces of Destiny Chewbacca and Porgs:

WHAT: This Last Jedi set from Hasbro lovingly recreates Chewbacca's complicated relationship with the indiginous bird-like creatures of Ahch-To, the Porgs. Yes, Chewie did BBQ one, but you can't blame the guy; he was hungry! In any case, this exclusive comes with an 11-inch Chewbacca figure, complete with his iconic Bowcaster. You'll also get two Porg figures and a nest of two Porglets (that's baby Porgs for the laymen out there). 

WHERE: Booth #3329

HOW MUCH: $49.99


Blood-Spattered S.S. Georgie:

WHAT: All the exclusives float down here...Based on the opening scene of Stephen King's It, this diecast model from Heavy Metals is a bloodied replica of the newspaper boat that Georgie Denbrough sails down the rain-soaked streets of Derry, Maine. The boat falls into the sewer where an awakened Pennywise uses it to kill young Georgie, sealing its own demise at the hands of the boy's older brother, Bill. Now, the boat can sail off the page and into your home. 

WHERE: Booth #2647



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Fossil Raptor Claw Metal Bottle Opener:

WHAT: In honor of Jurassic Park's 25th anniversary, SDCC is bringing back a crucial piece of iconography from the original film: Alan Grant's Raptor claw. This is the one he uses to scare a young boy, who feels that the dinosaur Grant discovers in the Badlands isn't scary. Alan, not so great with kids, gives the kid a nice jolt when he demonstrates how a Velociraptor would be able to spill a human's entrails with a little too much ease. The frightened kid was once theoried to be Chris Pratt's Owen Grady from the Jurassic World franchise, but it was debunked. Nevertheless, you can get your own Raptor claw to scare a whole new generation of kids or simply crack open a few cold ones. 

WHERE: Booth #2647



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KidRobot Purple Reptar Figure:

WHAT: If you grew up in the '90s with a television in your home, then odds are you know who Reptar is. Sure, he'll destroy a building or two, but he really just wants to ice skate or hawk his chocolate bars that turn your tongue green. The Godzilla parody comes from the beloved Nicktoon Rugrats, which ran on TV between 1991 and 2004. This exclusive from KidRobot is not as big as the real thing, standing 7-inches tall, but it's nevertheless nostalgic AF. Who knows, maybe he'll even share his cereal with you!

WHERE: Booth #4113



LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man and The Wasp:

WHAT: You hear that buzzing? No, it's not the abundance of insects in the summertime, it's the first onscreen team-up of Ant-Man and the Wasp! To honor the theatrical release of Marvel Studios' sequel to Ant-Man, LEGO is releasing this SDCC exclusive, which includes an enlarged bust of Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) in his super-suit as Giant-Man and a smaller, full body figure of Janet Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) as the Wasp. In an effort to cut down on long-ass lines, LEGO and other toymakers have implemented an online lottery system to determine who can buy these sets ahead of time. You'll have to submit yourself for an online lottery, which accepts submissions until July 12. 

WHERE: Booth #2829




Taika Waititi Pop! vinyl figure from Funko:

WHAT: In today's world, you know you've made it in Hollywood when Funko turns you into one of their vinyl Pop! figures. The latest person to get theirs? None other than Thor: Ragnarok director and New Zealand native Taika Waititi. His unique sense of humor was actually a really nice fit for the third (and best) installment in the MCU's trilogy of Thor movies, which saw Thor (Chris Hemsworth) losing his hammer to his evil sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett). Waititi's special brand of hilarity is matched in his sense of fashion, which is just as zany as he is. His Pop! figure is dressed in matching shirt and shorts that are both patterned with pineapples. 





Action Comics #1 Hot Wheels set:

WHAT: DC's Superman celebrates his 80th birthday this year, but thanks to Earth's yellow sun, he hasn't aged much since he first crash-landed on Ma and Pa Kent's farm in Kansas. To mark the occasion, Hot Wheels is selling an exclusive collectible that's ripped straight from the iconic front cover of Action Comics #1, the comic where Clark Kent appeared for the first time ever in 1938. The cover shows Superman lifting a green car into the air as people run away in fear and awe. For comic books fans, this is a must-have SDCC exclusive. 

WHERE: Booth #2945


LEARN MORE HERE ***(please note: this item is currently sold out)***


Alien Covenant: David’s Drawings:

WHAT: Learn how the android known as David (played by Michael Fassbender) went entirely insane while living alone on the Engineers' home planet and developing the Xenomorph with the mangled remains of Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) prior to the events of Alien: Covenant. His time in perfect solitude are captured in the two-book collection titled Alien Covenant: David’s Drawings from Titan Books. Filled with over 200 sketches by Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton, the books become available to the general public September 4, but you can get your hands on an early copy at SDCC.

WHERE: Booth #5537



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Big Trouble in Little China Vinyl Soundtrack:

WHAT: It's been 32 years since Kurt Russell's Jack Burton found himself at odds with the evil sorcerer known as David Lo Pan (James Hong). More than three decades later, Mondo is remembering John Carpenter's classic Big Trouble in Little China with a re-issue of the film's soundtrack (scored by Carpenter and Alan Howarth) on vinyl. Comprised of two records, the SDCC exclusive set is described as “Clear Lightning Bolt" in terms of coloring. Only 500 pressings of this version exist, so you'll want to make a bee line for the Mondo booth. If you don't want to weather the crowd, you can pick up a red-colored set after the con via Mondo's website. 

WHERE: Booth #435



Comics Code Authority Patch:

WHAT: For comic book fans, this is as old school as it gets. Created in 1954, the Comics Code Authority was basically meant as the MPAA of the comics world. In an effort to avoid government intervention, publishers banded together in order to regulate their own industry. In essence, this stamp-like logo was an effort to curb claims from the public that comic books caused immorality and rule-breaking behavior in kids, thanks to a combination of half-naked women and the glorification of villainy. While the logo is now a defunct piece of history, it actually endured until this century. In patch form, you can sew it to your backpack or jacket, showing fellow nerds that you know your comic book trivia. 

WHERE: Booth #1918



Marvel Legends Series Red Skull & Electronic Tesseract:

WHAT: Before the Red Skull became the eternal guardian of the Soul Stone, he was Johann Shmidt, leader of Hydra, Hitler's deep science division within the National Socialist Party. He eventually went rogue and tried to take over the world with weapons forged from the power of the Tesseract, aka the Space Stone. It proved to be his undoing and he was sucked up into some sort of cosmic void at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011. He surprisingly returned in Avengers: Infinity War, but you can relive his downfall over and over again with this SDCC Exclusive, complete with a Red Skull figure and glowing Tesseract cube. 

WHERE: Booth #3329

HOW MUCH: $59.99


Pickle Rick Key Ring Set:

WHAT: Comic Con just wouldn't be complete without some Rick and Morty swag based on the beloved Season 3 episode "Pickle Rick." You know, the episode where Rick Sanchez turns himself into a brined cucumber just to get out of family therapy only to fight a cockroach, an angry horde of rats, and a mysterious building full of armed men? Yeah, that one! Arriving in a nifty little pickle jar, you'll get five different additions to your key ring like Pickle Rick, therapy Morty, Rick with his rat enhancements, and Jaguar (voiced by Danny Trejo). 

WHERE: Booth #3645


LEARN MORE HERE ***(please note: this item is currently sold out)***


The Black Series Han Solo & Manock Figures:

WHAT: Han might not want to remember the time he accidentally parked the Millenium Falcon inside an Exogorth (a giant space slug) while escaping from the Empire, but you can recreate the mistake over and over again with this exclusive. Part of the Star Wars "Black Series" from Hasbro, this set includes a Han figure with blaster and breathing apparatus as well as a Mynock, the bat-looking aliens that chew on and disable starship cables. While there's no Falcon included, you can set the Han figure (a spot-on imitation of a young Harrison Ford) on the box, which has got the Falcon's exit door framed in mist. As they say, the Dameron's in the details...

WHERE: Booth #3329



Sheriff Deadpool:

WHAT: There's a new sheriff in town and he doesn't give a flying fudge about justice. In fact, who the heck made Deadpool a sheriff? If he lived in the Wild West, wouldn't he have been an outlaw? Anyway, this LEGO exclusive won't cost you a dime, but you'll have to submit yourself for an online lottery, which accepts submissions until July 12. 

WHERE: Booth #2829



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Game of Thrones Wine Stoppers:

WHAT: Keep your wine fresh and fruity with these bottle stoppers straight from the wilds of Westeros. Hey, the White Walkers are about to invade, so might as well get drunk, right? In this exclusive set, you'll get two stoppers, each one topped with the house sigils for both House Lannister (the lion) and House Stark (the wolf). Winter is here, so pop open a few bottles of vino and warm yourself up. After all, it's only the end of the world... 

WHERE: Booth #2647



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