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LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes SDCC 2018 Aquaman and Storm (75996) Revealed

LEGO has revealed another San Diego Comic Con 2018 exclusive set with the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Aquaman and Storm (75996). It has 197 pieces and will retail for $40.

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DC Collectibles Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Exclusive Variants For DC Artists Alley Designer Vinyl Line

With San Diego Comic-Con 2018 right around the corner, DC Collectibles is ready to dazzle the show floor with three Comic-Con exclusive Batman designer vinyl figures from their cutting-edge DC Artists Alley line. Illustrator Chris Uminga’s unique take on DC’s iconic Dark Knight is transformed into three variant editions: Blue and Gray, Flashpoint, and Matte Black and Gold. Each figure will be available for purchase exclusively during San Diego Comic-Con at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343).

The artist-focused 6.75’’ designer vinyl line is inspired by the popular “Artist Alley” convention experience and allows innovative artists to put their eccentric spin on DC’s most popular characters. The Comic-Con 2018 exclusive figures are sculpted by Joe Menna and painted by Michael Cowart. Each edition includes three Batman character art cards and is offered at varying limited quantities ranging in price from $60-$100. The ultra-limited Matte Black and Gold variant features an additional original sketch of either Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, or The Joker, hand drawn by Uminga.

The convention exclusives will first be sold during San Diego Comic-Con 2018 at the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343). If supplies remain after the show, pre-orders will be filled and shipped this August. Starting today, fans can pre-order their figures HERE.

Blue and Gray Variant ($60); limited to 1500 units

Flashpoint Variant ($75); limited to 750 units

Matte Black and Gold Variant ($100); limited to 300 units

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LEGO SDCC Exclusive Millennium Falcon Cockpit From Solo: A Star Wars Story

LEGO has announced their first special, limited edition 2018 exclusive available to purchase at San Diego Comic Con; the Millennium Falcon cockpit from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The 203-piece brick set reproduces the cockpit of the Falcon featured in the film, along with mini-figs of Chewbacca and Han Solo. 

The mini-set will retail for $40. 

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Mattel Hot Wheels DC Superman Action Comics #1 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive

The most valuable comic, Action Comics No. 1, is now a Hot Wheel collectible as the green sedan and Superman form a diorama that replicates a copy of the iconic 1938 comic. The set will sell exclusively at the Mattel booth at San Diego Comic Con for $20.

Comic-Con runs from July 19 to July 22 and fans will line up by the thousands for this exclusive offering!

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Aquaman Trailer Will Premiere at San Diego Comic Con

Aquaman director James Wan has confirmed that the highly anticipated trailer will officially be released at San Diego Comic-Con this year!

“Comic-Con will be insane!!” Wan wrote on Twitter. “This is the new glyph/logo. Freshly smuggled out of Atlantis! (stolen off King Orm’s belt buckle)”

An icon for over 70 years, Aquaman is the King of the Seven Seas. This reluctant ruler of Atlantis, caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, is committed to protecting the entire globe.

The Aquaman cast includes Jason Momoa (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League) as the titular King of Atlantis, with Amber Heard as his wife Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Ludi Lin as Murk, Patrick Wilson as King Orm/Ocean Master, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna and Michael Beach as Jesse Kane.

Directed by James Wan from a script by Will Beall, Geoff Johns and Wan, the film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Rupert Gregson-Williams (Wonder Woman) will compose the music.

Aquaman opens on December 21 in theaters everywhere.

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Comic Con Exclusive Loungefly Star Wars Limited Edition Denim Patch Backpack

Swing by booth # 5346 at San Diego Comic Con and pick up this exclusive Loungefly Star Wars Limited Edition denim patch backpack.

It retails for $80 and be limited to only 400 backpacks. Loungefly will have an allotment reserved for each day of the show so get yours before they’re gone. I liked the backpack so much, I pickled up one for myself!

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Comixology Distributing Comic Book All-Stars Trading Cards At San Diego Comic Con

Comixology will be distributing “Comic Book All-Stars” trading cards at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

The cards will be available both at Comixology’s own Comic Con booth and at the 10 panels they’ll be hosting throughout the convention. Each card is emblazoned with the visage of a different comic creator, from Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson to Hellboycreator Mike Mignola to The Walking Dead mastermind Robert Kirkman.

“These collectible trading cards are a fun way to pay tribute to the amazing writers and artists whose creativity inspires and excites us all,” Comixology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger shared in a statement. “Whether you love superheroes, indies, graphic novels, all-ages adventures, manga, or all of the above like me, there’s never been a better time to discover new comics – and fall in love with the creators.”

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Check Out This Luke Skywalker Statue Made of over 35,000 Bricks At San Diego Comic-Con

Luke Skywalker, one of the greatest Jedi has arrived to San Diego Comic-Con in LEGO bricks! Standing 6ft tall and made of 36,743 LEGO bricks, the Force is definitely strong with him.

LEGO will be at booth #2829 throughout the show.

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Stan Lee Collectibles 4 Poster Set of Stan “The Man” Lee By Tom Whalen Available At San Diego Comic Con

Stan Lee Collectibles is proud to present a 4 poster set featuring the legend himself Stan “The Man” Lee. Celebrate Stan and his illustrious career throughout the ages as depicted by the world famous print artist Tom Whalen.

The print will be 9.5 x 19 Check out the renditions of what will be available! Stop by booth #429.

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The LAIKA Experience Takes Up Residence In San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter July 14-23, 2017

Oscar-winning animation studio LAIKA, creators of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings, brings its pop-up exhibit The LAIKA Experience to the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter from Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 23rd.  Admission is free to the exhibit, which will feature props, puppets, monsters, and sets from LAIKA’s award-winning films as well as fan art, a photo/GIF booth with LAIKA characters, daily drawings for a pair of Nike’s LAIKA-themed shoes designed by Tinker Hatfield, social media activations, LAIKA merchandise offered for sale (including a new limited edition Coraline doll and display case), giveaways, and more.  In addition to the pop-up exhibit, LAIKA’s walkaround costumed characters will appear at various locations in the Gaslamp Quarter for fan interaction and photos.

Travis Knight, President & CEO of LAIKA and director of Kubo and the Two Strings, will autograph merchandise purchased at the exhibit on Friday, July 21st at 3pm.

The LAIKA Experience, the innovative and interactive pop-up event, will be located at 520 Fifth Avenue and will feature an up-close look at the artistic detail and imagination behind LAIKA’s groundbreaking films, all of which have been nominated for Academy Awards® and numerous other honors. The exhibit will showcase the evolution of the studio’s unique blend of handcrafted stop-motion animation and visual effects magic in four imaginatively themed rooms inspired by each of LAIKA’s films.  The extensive display of original sets, puppets and props will immerse guests in LAIKA’s fantastical worlds.

Some highlights of LAIKA’s San Diego presence:

The LAIKA Experience will run from July 14-23 and be located at 520 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101.

What to See and Do: 

– Sets, puppets, monsters, props from LAIKA’s films: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016); The Boxtrolls (2014); ParaNorman (2012), Coraline (2009).
– LAIKA merchandise available for purchase
– Nike’s customized shoes created for each of LAIKA’s films. 
– Take a photo with the main characters from LAIKA films.

Hours of operation:

Friday, July 14: 2 PM to 10PM
Saturday, July 15:  11AM to 10 PM
Sunday, July 16: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Monday -Tuesday, July 17-18: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 19: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 20: 11:00 AM to 11 PM
Friday, July 21: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, July 22: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, July 23: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Additional Highlights:

Sunday, July 16:

Watch for LAIKA walkaround costumed characters at the LAIKA Photo Booth inside the gates of Balboa Park during the PRIDE Festival.   Pose for a photo with ParaNorman’s “Mitch Babcock,” the first gay character ever featured in an animated film.  Customized LAIKA headbands will be distributed. 

LAIKA will host 25 BAFTA LA students at the Giants/Padres game in Petco Park on Sunday, July 15.    

Friday, July 21

2-3pm:  LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight (director of Kubo and the Two Strings) will be joined by New York Times bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles; Star Wars: Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight) for a Facebook Live tour of The LAIKA Experience.  Travis will share LAIKA’s unique creative process with Tony as they take FB guests on a virtual tour of the pop up exhibit.

3-4:30pm:  Travis Knight autograph session.  (For merchandise purchased at The LAIKA Experience.)

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