SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Inside or outside San Diego Comic-Con, there's plenty to see and do. But one thing attendees always flock to is the exclusives.
The great part about the cool toys and collectibles at Comic-Con every year is that you can snag them even without a badge.
Inside the convention, there are tons of exclusives fans can wait in line for or vie for a lottery ticket to get simply the chance to purchase something big. But other booths will have plenty of t-shirts, figurines, comic books, and more within budget to check out.
Outside, pop-up shops throughout downtown San Diego will have special installations featuring Comic-Con exclusive gear featuring fan-favorite characters new and old.
Here's a handful of awesome swag fans can grab for $50 or less at Comic-Con this year:
Inside the convention
Marvel (Booth #2329): Snag some convention exclusive t-shirts priced between $28 - $30 featuring your favorite Marvel heroes, a special Iron Man arc reactor lanyard for $20, or pin sets starting at $15.
Hasbro (Booth #3329): This iconic The Incredible Hulk 6″ action figure sports the character's classic comic look, featuring a crushed pipe accessory too, for $35.
Mondo (Booth #435): If you love commemorative posters, Mondo has a new set of SDCC exclusive artwork, including Snoopy/Apollo posters for $45, a Batman: Hush poster for $50, and a couple of Marvel posters for $50.
Mattel (Booth #2945): Oooh yeeeah. Mattel is selling a “Macho Man” Randy Savage action figure in the style of the wrestlers Slim Jim commercial for $30. It even comes in a Slim Jim box.
Entertainment Earth (Booth #2343): Take a trip to a tropical galaxy far, far away with these convention exclusive Star Wars tiki mugs. Choose from 20 oz. tiki mugs featuring Bossok or Admiral Ackbar for $20 each or a Lando/Nien Nunb 2-pack for $50.
Outside the convention
FYE Pop-up Shop (Horton Plaza): The FYE Pop-up Shop returns with more Comic-Con-exclusive merchandise including specially created cereals for "Child's Play" ($13) and "Kiss" ($10), a special "Stranger Things" cassette featuring music from the series ($14), or various t-shirts under $30.
Super7’s “Revenge of the Boodega” shop (701 8th Ave., San Diego): Celebrate Universal Studios Monsters with a special SDCC monsters beach towel for $35, "monster vision" glasses for $5, actions figures for $15, or monster masks for $20.
Arts-Rec (2161 Logan Ave., Barrio Logan): Just a short distance from the convention center, legendary Artist Stan Sakai and Arts-Rec are selling Comic-Con exclusive skateboard decks ($50) and t-shirts ($35) celebrating the 35th anniversary of Usagi Yojimb.
Hello Kitty Cafe Truck (Petco Park Interactive Zone): Hello Kitty fans will be treated with exclusive macaron sets featuring Hello Kitty, My Melody, Chococat, Keroppi, & Tuxedo Sam for , confetti popcorn, t-shirts for kids and adults, headbands, canvas totes, exclusive thermal bottles, and more.
Comic Pop Up Market + Art Show (WorldBeat Cultural Center, Balboa Park): Check out a free art show filled with handmade goods, artisans, vegan food vendors, Kombucha on tap , face painting and more. While in Balboa Park, check out The Batman Experience at the new Comic-Con Museum too.