Skip to main content

SDCC 2023: The best exclusive merch from this year's San Diego Comic-Con

Your wallet might not thank you for taking a look at this guide to the best merchandise at Comic-Con International: San Diego

If it’s San Diego Comic-Con time, then it’s time for companies to roll out all manner of exclusive merchandise to lure, fascinate and ultimately be purchased by eager con attendees. After a few years of pandemic-related caution, the exclusive merch game is back in full effect for 2023’s San Diego Comic-Con, and Popverse has a guide to what’s available, and from whom. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a lot to be found, as you can see below.

A note, briefly, on our methodology: We’re only listing actual “exclusives” — which is to say, Funkos and other merchandise that will be debuted at the show but also available online, or at other outlets after the show don’t count. This is also not an exhaustive list, because there are a lot of things that will be available at the show and sell out, and to list everything would be almost impossible. (Especially because not everything that will be available at the show has been announced in advance.) We will, however, be updating the list as new announcements are made.

With that said: here are many, many things that you can spend your money on at SDCC 2023. You’re welcome; we’ll pass on our condolences to your bank balance.

Atomic Toybox Exclusives

  • Mars Attacks – Limited Edition Black Light Posters by KEMO: Officially licensed by Topps, both posters feature a Martian in either “snot green” or “bubblegum” coloring. (Each limited to 150)
  • Garbage Pail Kids – Limited Edition Black Light Posters Signed and Numbered by Joe Simko: Beloved GPK artist Simko creates a group shot of the gross kids visiting “Snot Diego” in these posters, which come in either “super snot green” or “eggplant” colors. (Each limited to 150)
  • Garbage Pail Kids – Limited Edition CERTIFIED GROSS Glow in the Dark Enamel Pins and Exclusive Promo Trading Card: Are you gross and proud of it? Then let the whole world know with these “Certified Gross” limited edition enamel pins, licensed exclusively by Topps. Each pin measures approximately 2” x 2.5” and comes on their own 4”x 3” backing card. You will also receive an exclusive, promo trading card, also officially licensed by Topps! (Each limited to 150)

Beast Kingdom Exclusives

Medieval Knight Spider-Man
Image credit: Beast Kingdom
  • DAH-051SP Medieval Knight Spider-Man B&G Version: Featuring a 1:9 scale DAH body, Beast Kingdom’s classic Spider-Man is now fused with the body of a noble Medieval Knight, symbolizing bravery and nobility. The unique and one of a kind design incorporates multi-layered armor to showcase the intensity of the Knight. The figure features around 18 points of articulation, with fun features like led-light function eyes, four steel-like spider claws (removable, convertible to double-edged sword), one replacement wrist blade (long/short), a Western knight long sword and scabbard, a rope launcher, and four types of replacement hands.
  • EAA-124SP STAR WARS Luke Skywalker: The force is strong with this figure. You’re ready to embark on an interstellar adventure in a galaxy far, far away with this EAA-style Luke Skywalker, which features 22 points of articulation and a head sculpt with movable eyes. It also comes with three pairs of interchangeable hands (fists, open hands, and gun-holding), as well as one E-11 blaster rifle, one cryogenic density combustion booster, and a dedicated figure stand and bracket. (Limited to 300)
  • EAA-123SP STAR WARS Han Solo: Never tell me the odds… to get this Beast Kingdom summer SDCC exclusive. Like the Luke figure, this figure features 22 points of articulation, as well as a head sculpt with movable eyes, three pairs of interchangeable hands (fists, open hands, and gun-holding), one E-11 blaster rifle, one control console, and a dedicated figure stand and bracket. (Limited to 300)

DC Exclusives

  • Superman #1 Big Blue Variant Edition
  • Batman #655 Silver Screen Edition
  • Booster Gold #1 Silver Screen Edition
  • The Authority #1 Silver Screen Edition
  • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1 Silver Screen Edition
  • Batman #655 Blank Sketch Variant Edition
  • Nightwing Vol. 1: Leaping into the Light SDCC Exclusive Edition
  • Poison Ivy Vol. 1: The Virtuous Cycle SDCC Exclusive Edition
  • Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus Vol. 1 SDCC Exclusive Edition
  • The Sandman Helm Masterpiece Edition
  • Three new Blue Beetle t-shirts
  • Dawn of DC enamel pin, t-shirt, and hoodie
  • Batmobile Collector Pin Set
  • DC caps
  • T-shirts featuring new artwork from Jill Thompson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Eric Tan, and Phantom City Creative

Del Rey Exclusive

  • Star Wars: Inquisitor - Rise of the Red Blade (2023 San Diego Comic-Con Edition): Each copy of this new novel comes will be signed by author Delilah S. Dawson and come with an exclusive enamel pin.

Diamond PREVIEWS, Diamond Select Toys, and Gentle Giant LTD Exclusives

  • Conan the Barbarian #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: ROBERT E. HOWARD’S LEGENDARY CONAN IS BACK IN A NEW TALE OF BRAVERY AND HEROISM! CONAN THE BARBARIAN FCBD EDITION LEADS INTO THE DEBUT ISSUE! Years after the battle of Venarium, a weary CONAN returns to his homeland to seek rest and solitude. However, a mysterious scout rides in to warn the Cimmerians of an imminent threat on the march from the Pictish wilderness. Will CONAN and his new ally be able to hold off this new horde of invaders? (Limited to 2000)
  • Blade #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: Marvel’s slickest vampire hunter returns in a brand new ongoing by Bryan Hill (KILLMONGER) and Elena Casagrande (BLACK WIDOW)! True evil is patient. And a dark, ancient power has been simmering quietly for centuries…and when Blade himself is the one to unknowingly unleash it, Marvel’s entire supernatural underworld will come out of hiding to demand he handle it. Or pay a pound of flesh for his mistakes. Bloodbaths, blackmail and Blade – you won’t want to miss the explosive first issue of this new volume! (Limited to 3000)
  • Fallen Friend #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: THE HEART OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE HAS STOPPED BEATING. Kamala Khan died a hero’s death in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26, saving our entire universe. Come join the other heroes of the Marvel Universe, the creators of Ms. Marvel, and comic fans everywhere in honoring and remembering one of Marvel’s brightest stars! (Limited to 3000)
  • Fishflies #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS, Sweet Tooth) brings you a new tale of small-town surrealist horror in this special extra-length debut issue! When a brutal and violent crime puts the life of an innocent teenage boy in the balance, it sets off a chain of events in bucolic Bell River, Ontario that will permanently change several residents’ lives. And as the manhunt heats up, a lonely girl named Franny Fox will form an unlikely friendship with a fugitive that leads them on an odyssey of discovery and redemption. (Limited to 2000)
  • Moon Knight: City of the Dead #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: THE DEBUT OF THE NEW SCARLET SCARAB! Following the events of Moon Knight #25! When a young runaway is attacked by a gang of death cultists, he is left barely alive outside the Midnight Mission. But Marc Spector made a vow long ago to defend the travelers of the night…and as long as a spark of life remains, his mission isn’t over yet. Follow Moon Knight on his most harrowing adventure yet, as the Fist of Khonshu journeys far beyond the land of the living – and battles across the mind-bending underworld known as the City of the Dead! Limited to 3000)
  • Radiant Pink Vol. 1 TP SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: When video game streamer and secret superhero Eva is invited to the biggest charity stream event of the year, she sees her chance to use her platform for good. But when a surprise attack sends her hurtling across dimensions, Eva will have to rely on everything she has to make it home in one piece. Streaming superstar MEGHAN CAMARENA and MELISSA FLORES (THE DEAD LUCKY) are joined by third-generation comic artist EMMA KUBERT (INKBLOT) for a universe-hopping thrillride from the world of RADIANT BLACK! (Limited to 500)
  • Swan Songs #1 SDCC exclusive variant: W. MAXWELL PRINCE (ICE CREAM MAN, HAHA) continues his weird, winning one-shot formula with this all-new multi-artist project that explores the way things END…and also how they never really do. SWAN SONGS comprises stories about endings…The End of the World. The End of a Marriage. The End of a Sentence. The End of the End of the World! (Which I suppose one might consider the BEGINNING of a new world…) And along for the terminal ride are some of comics’ best and brightest artists! The first apocalyptic issue, “The End of the World,” is drawn by none other than THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH’s MARTIN SIMMONDS. Future artists for future endings include CASPAR WIJNGAARD (HOME SICK PILOTS), and FILIPE ANDRADE (The Many Deaths of Leila Star), with more to be announced. (Limited to 1500)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past - Doomsday #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: THE CATACLYSM THAT LEADS TO THE X-MEN’S DYSTOPIC FUTURE! Return to the future in a tale that reveals the events leading up to the timeless original DAYS OF FUTURE PAST story that’s inspired spin-offs, films and more! In a world where mutants are more than simply hated and feared, but not yet SLAIN and APPREHENDED, the assassination of Senator Kelly comes to pass, bringing with it the Mutant Control Act and SENTINELS on every corner. But with mutantkind on the back foot, what lengths will KATE PRYDE, WOLVERINE, COLOSSUS, STORM, BANSHEE, ANGEL, CYCLOPS, PROFESSOR X and the rest of the X-MEN go to in order to find some way to survive? And what scheme of MAGNETO will bring about their ultimate DOOMSDAY? Witness the thirty-year descent into the dystopic future, replete with the previously untold deaths of key mutant characters, as we flesh out one of the most celebrated X-MEN timelines in its own series for the first time! (Limited to 3000)
  • Frank Frazetta’s Tales of Science-Fantasy #2 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: The quarterly anthology series returns, with each issue focusing on another masterpiece by the godfather of fantasy art, Frank Frazetta. In this story, inspired by the painting “Requiem for a Shark,” writer Aaron Gregory (Godzilla: Rage Across Time) and Swedish artist Henrik Jonsson (The Phantom) chronicle a family of villagers who find themselves captives on a ship of cannibal pirates. Not for the squeamish, mateys!
Red Sonja #1 SDCC exclusive
Image credit: Diamond Comic Distributors
  • Red Sonja 2023 #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive black and white variant: Following directly from the pages of Red Sonja #0, the She-Devil finds herself on the run, framed for murder, and with an unseen force tugging at the back of her mind. Join Sonja as she races to unravel the mystery of “His Master’s Voice!” Written By Torunn Gr nbekk and featuring art by Red Sonja superstar Walter Geovani (with colors by Omi Remalante, Jr.), this brand-new series dives deep into Sonja’s world, exploring the darkness of Hyboria like never before. (Limited to 1000 copies)
  • Red Sonja 2023 #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive color variant: Following directly from the pages of Red Sonja #0, the She-Devil finds herself on the run, framed for murder, and with an unseen force tugging at the back of her mind. Join Sonja as she races to unravel the mystery of “His Master’s Voice!” Written By Torunn Gr nbekk and featuring art by Red Sonja superstar Walter Geovani (with colors by Omi Remalante, Jr.), this brand-new series dives deep into Sonja’s world, exploring the darkness of Hyboria like never before. (Limited to 1000 copies)
  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian Carson Teva 1/6 Scale Bust: The Outer Rim pilot who calls himself friend to Din Djarin is now the newest mini-bust from Gentle Giant LTD! Measuring 6 inches tall, Carson wears his orange flight suit with decorated helmet, and levels his blaster as if to pick off some ice spiders. (Limited to 1000)
  • Indiana Jones Raiders Of The Lost Ark Sepia Bust: Adventure has a name, and it’s Indiana Jones! Now, the legendary archaeologist swings into the Gentle Giant LTD world with a realistic 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, torch and whip in hand, this San Diego-exclusive, sepia-tinted bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. (Limited to 1000)
  • Indiana Jones Jumbo Figure & Map Room Playset: Find the Ark, save the world! Indiana Jones embarks on his greatest adventure in this Jumbo-fied replica of one of his greatest playsets! Featuring a Jumbo-sized Map Room diorama, Staff of Ra, sextant, pouch, grappling hook and pickaxe, this approximately 1/6 scale reproduction includes a 12-inch figure of Indiana Jones in his classic gear, complete with pistol and whip. This set comes packaged in a full-color, vintage-style box. (Limited to 1000)
  • Funko Vinyl Soda Marvel Agent Venom:  Get ready to add one of Marvel Comics’ most unique characters to your collection with the Vinyl SODA Marvel Agent Anti-Venom PREVIEWS Exclusive figure! Introduced in the pages of Spider-Man, Agent Anti-Venom is the result of a fusion between Eddie Brock, the original Venom symbiote, and the Anti-Venom symbiote. Each limited-edition Vinyl SODA figure comes packaged in a retro-styled soda can along with a collectible disc. And with an inverted chase variant to hunt, this collectible figure is sure to be a hit with fans and collectors alike. (Limited to 17,500)
  • Great Garloo glow in the dark 3" action figure: Experience the thrill of the Great Garloo like never before with the Great Garloo 3-Inch Glow-In-The-Dark Retro Collectible Figure! As darkness falls, the unconquerable Garloo comes to life, illuminating your collection with a beastly glow. Inspired by the classic 60’s Great Garloo toy, this PREVIEWS Exclusive figure captures the essence of the iconic monster with a lucent twist that is sure to captivate both fans and new collectors alike. Packaged in a vintage-inspired window-box, you can prepare to be captivated as Garloo takes on a new dimension in this Glow-in-the-Dark figure! (Limited to 500)
  • Great Garloo black and white 3" action figure: Step into a world of timeless nostalgia with the Great Garloo 3-Inch Retro Collectible Figure in Black and White! This iconic rendition of Garloo captures the essence of the classic monster toy in a mighty monochromatic masterpiece. Standing at 3″ tall, the limited edition figure showcases Garloo’s menacing presence with intricate sculpting and attention to detail. Presented in vintage-inspired window-box packaging, this PREVIEWS Exclusive figure is sure to be a timeless addition to any collector’s display. Relive the glory days of retro toys and harness the power of Garloo for your collection! (Limited to 500)
  • Marvel Wolverine Card deluxe fleece blanket: Cuddle up under classic card art and test your Marvel trivia with this deluxe fleece blanket from Surreal Entertainment! Replicating both the front and back of Card #2 of Jim Lee’s 1992 X-Men Trading Card Set, this extra-cozy 63″ x 45″ double-sided fleece blanket is sure to lend a warm, fuzzy feeling that’s powered by more than nostalgia. This limited edition, PREVIEWS Exclusive Wolverine Deluxe Fleece Blanket comes packaged in a full-color printed collector’s tin. (Limited to 2000)
  • Tin Titans Marvel Man-Thing lunchbox & beverage container: Mix up your munchies with the mystical world of Man-Thing! Featuring iconic cover art from the fear-fraught first issue of The Man-Thing (1974) by the legendary Frank Brunner, this retro-styled PREVIEWS Exclusive Tin Titans lunchbox is a must-have for fans who want to safeguard their sandwiches in style. A fully illustrated 10oz beverage container/soup cup featuring the classic Man-Thing logo is included, adding an extra touch of magic to your meals! (Limited to 2500)
  • Minico Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello V2 Figure, Minico Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo V2 Figure, Minico Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michaelangelo V2 Figure, Minico Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael V2 Figure: (Each Limited To 3000)
  • Gargoyles DAH-034 Dynamic 8-ction Goliath: Beast Kingdom’s highly articulated Dynamic 8ction Heroes (DAH) is back with a new and limited beastly design. The DAH-034 Gargoyles Goliath special color brings one of the main characters from the 1994 animated show Gargoyles to life with detailed design and around twenty-six points of articulation for fans to enjoy! This limited edition release is based on the stone colored statue from the show. With a mixture of detailed paintwork and real fabric for the cloak and trousers, the impressive addition also includes led-light functions for the eyes, perfectly recreating Goliaths intense stare! Three replaceable head sculpts, three pairs of hands and stone designed base allows fans to recreate memorable moments from Disney’s dark yet fun animated show. Take home a little Gargoyles fun today, only from an official Beast Kingdom outlet. (Limited to 500)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Loyal Subjects BST AXN Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael 5” action figures: TMNT-Mania is hitting hard this summer, and nowhere harder than with The Loyal Subjects! TLS is proud to announce a sneak peek Comic Convention Summer exclusive previewing this Fall’s BIG, much-anticipated retail reveal of the NEW IDW Comic Inspired Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Heroes! Inspired by the masterful artwork from comic legend Mateus Santolouco, TLS has spared no detail with this masterful BST AXN IDW Comic inspired action figure. Donatello includes an anti-gravity gauntlet, a bow staff, multiple hand grips, two different dynamic head portraits with amazing expressions and eye deco (including oculars). Leonardo includes Scabbards to house both Katana swords, multiple hand grips, two different dynamic head portraits with amazing expressions and eye deco, and a set of wind-cutting Katana swords – see the whisps of the sliced wind fly right off the blades! Michelangelo includes a radical pair of nunchucks, a utility belt to house his nunchucks, multiple hand grips, two different dynamic head portraits with amazing expressions and eye deco (a playful wink) and Raphael includes two signature sais, multiple throwing stars, a bandelier to hold his throwing stars, a pair of tonfa, multiple hand grips, and two different dynamic head portraits with amazing expressions and eye deco. All figures feature a collector card with unique artwork provided by Mateus Santolouco. Be the first on your block to snag all four heroes! (Each limited to 1000
  • Captain America Holo Shield bust: Captain America is ready to show off his big, big energy! As seen in the 2000s issues of his solo series, when his vibranium shield was shattered, Captain America wields his SHIELD-supplied energy shield in this new variant mini-bust! With a metallic sheen to his costume and a translucent resin shield to allow the light to pass through, this 1/7 scale mini-bust stands approximately 6 inches tall and is limited to only 500 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Juan Pitluk! (Limited to 500)
  • GI Joe Agent Of Cobra Baroness PVC Statue: The Baroness is showing her true colors! While she normally wears black, she’s Cobra through and through, which is why she’s put on her original blue outfit for this exclusive Gallery Diorama! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this dynamic sculpture of the Baroness is made out of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It is limited to only 1,500 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Limited to 1500)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles retro D-Formz box set: Cowabunga! The turtles re-unite in this exclusive box set! Featuring 3-inch vinyl figurines of the four turtles in their classic red, orange, blue and purple bandannas, they each come packaged on full-color blister card, inside a slip cover box! Limited to only 1,500 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Limited to 1500)
  • Pacific Rim 10th Anniversary legacy 2-pack boxset: Return to the Pacific Rim with this all-new box set celebrating the film’s 10th anniversary! Featuring a battle-damaged version of the original Gipsy Danger, and a “Shakedown Test Colors” version of Gipsy Avenger, this action figure two-pack comes in Shatterdome packaging with multiple interchangeable parts.
  • Green Hornet VHS figure: Did you know? In the 1970s, to capitalize on the popularity of Bruce Lee, several episodes of The Green Hornet were spliced together to form a longer movie. This action figure’s VHS clamshell-style packaging is a tribute to that movie! This 1/10 scale action figure of Bruce Lee as Kato features over 16 points of articulation, interchangeable parts and accessories. (Limited to 2000)
  • Transformers The Movie VHS Minimates boxset: You’ve got the touch! Reach out and touch this all-new Minimates box set, featuring new characters and new packaging! This four-pack, inspired by 1986’s Transformers: The Movie, features 2-inch, fully poseable, fully interchangeable figures of Ultra Magnus, Hot Rod, Thundercracker and Stasis Lock Optimus Prime. Limited to only 1,500 pieces, it comes packaged in a VHS-style slipcase, with original movie artwork. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Limited to 1500)

Hallmark Exclusives

Krrsantan SDCC exclusive
Image credit: Hallmark
  • Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett Krrsantan Keepsake Ornament: With his towering stature and unyielding strength, Krrsantan survived a career as a gladiatorial pit fighter to become a formidable bounty hunter—one who sought to kill Boba Fett before forming an unlikely alliance with him to keep peace on Tatooine. Relive the Disney+ original series Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett with this Christmas tree ornament featuring the fierce Wookiee mercenary. (Limited to 3000)
  • Star Wars Boba Fett (Vintage version) Funko Pop! Hallmark Ornament: This Christmas tree ornament features the most infamous bounty in Star Wars lore, Boba Fett, as a scaled-down ornament version of one of your favorite Funko POP! Designs. (Limited to 1800)
  • Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor Keepsake Ornament: This beloved tenth incarnation of the Time Lord, portrayed by David Tennant, adventured through time and space from December 2005 – January 2010 with a variety of companions. Celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of the long running BBC series with this Christmas tree ornament featuring the Doctor holding his sonic screwdriver in his brown suit, a blue-lined tan trench coat and cream sneakers—a repaint of the 2022 Doctor Who ornament. (Limited to 3000)
  • Harry Potter Luna Lovegood Cheers for Gryffindor Keepsake Ornament: Loyal and supportive with a whimsical sense of self-expression, Luna Lovegood is the embodiment of kindness and encouragement. Bring Luna’s eccentric spirit to your tree with this Christmas ornament that features Harry Potter’s colorful Ravenclaw friend wearing an oversized lion’s head hat while cheering for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. (Limited to 2500)
  • Dragon Ball Z Broly Funko Pop! Hallmark Ornament: This Christmas tree ornament of the menacing and powerful Saiyan villain, Broly, from Dragon Ball Z features a scaled-down version of one of your favorite Funko POP! designs. (Limited to 1500)

HeroClix Exclusives

  • Marvel HeroClix: Hawkeye and Hawkeye (84894): Kate Bishop and Clint Barton are taking aim at this year’s convention season! Will they land the legendary Robin Hood shot on the battlefield? This is your chance to find out!
  • DC HeroClix: Batman (84025): Looks like Batman has been working on his beach bod! Packed to the gills with nostalgia, we are thrilled to breathe new life into this Golden Age tale… and tail.
  • DC HeroClix: Space Ghost (84028): Fans from coast to coast can get pumped for this iconic inter-galactic crime fighter turned talk show host! Is there anything he can’t do?

IDW Publishing Exclusives

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles X Stranger Things #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: The regular version of the issue hits shelves July 12, and fans at SDCC will have exclusive access to renowned illustrator Kyle Lambert’s silver foil paper variant for the thrilling debut issue.
  • Star Trek: Day of Blood #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: The Eisner-nominated Star Trek series unleashes Day of Blood #1 the week of SDCC, and the IDW booth will feature an eye-catching exclusive variant cover by artist Ángel Unzueta. The must-own issue is boldly printed on silver foil paper.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin - The Lost Day Special SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: Continuing awesome artist Ben Bishop and eye-catching colorist Luis Antonio Delgado’s series of exclusive variants, April O’Neil stars on the cover for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin - The Lost Day Special. Bishop will be signing at the booth - details to come - and unlike the other variants in the series, this one features black bars instead of light blue.
  • Locke & Key: Welcome To Lovecraft #1 - 15th Anniversary Edition SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: A black & white exclusive variant featuring original artwork by Gabriel Rodriguez.
  • Locke & Key 15-Year Key: Designed by Gabriel Rodriguez in collaboration with the Skelton Crew Studio, this collector’s item features Joe Hill’s initials on the front handle, “2008” text on the front base of the key, and Gabriel Rodriguez’s initials on the back handle of the key with “2023” text across the back base.
  • My Little Pony 40th Anniversary Special SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: Exclusive cover by Tony Fleecs.
  • The Rocketeer: In The Den Of Thieves #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: Exclusive cover by Michael Dooney.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/usagi Yojimbo: Wherewhen #5 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: Exclusive silver foil variant with artwork by Stan Sakai’s original cover art.
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures #4 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: Exclusive wrap-around cover artwork by Bruno Oliveira.
  • Sonic The Hedgehog #60 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: Printed on silver foil paper and featuring exclusive cover artwork by Gigi Dutreix.
  • The Hunger And The Dusk #1 SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: Artwork by Kyle Strahm.

Kidrobot Exclusives

  • Wednesday Premium Pins and Lanyard Set: She’s creepy and she’s kooky and she knows how to cut a rug! Celebrate (but in a dark way) the Netflix series Wednesday every day of the week with this demonically adorable Wednesday Addams Pins and Lanyard Set by Kidrobot! It includes three deluxe, interactive pins: Wednesday and Thing, Dancing Wednesday, and Wednesday and Enid. (Limited to 500)
  • Dungeons & Dragons 3” Vinyl Figures – Displacer Beast and Dark Mimic 2-Pack: Do my eyes deceive me, or is that a 2-pack of exclusive Dungeons & Dragons vinyl figures containing two of the game’s most iconic creatures? It is! The chest of this purple Mimic is a new, sleek dark color with polished, shiny silver trim; surely, a shiny chest should contain shiny loot!… Right? The figure’s hulking fist is a purple gradient, revealing its true nature. Best stay clear! Accompanying this Mimic is a purple translucent Displacer Beast — and don’t worry, although it might be transparent, you won’t miss it in the dark as its teeth, claws, eyes, and tentacle spikes glow! Is this beast corporeal? Is it illusory? There’s only one way to find out! (Limited to 600)
  • South Park Anatomy Kyle 8” Figure: Take a peek inside one of South Park’s most iconic characters! This premium Anatomy Kyle Vinyl Art Figure from Kidrobot stands 8 inches tall and features a skeleton that glows in the dark! (Limited to 300)
  • South Park Anatomy Boys 2″ Vinyl Figure 4-Pack: Get a peek “inside” the stars of South Park‘s Stan, Cartman, Kyle, and Kenny. (Limited to 500)
  • Hello Kitty and Friends Kawaii Arcade Premium Pins and Lanyard Set: Three deluxe, interactive pins featuring a Gashapon machine, claw machine, and glow-in-the-dark neon sign. (Limited to 500)
Kid Robot Hello Kitty SDCC Exclusive
Image credit: Kid Robot
  • Hello Kitty UFO Medium Vinyl Figure – White and Gold Edition: Get ready for an out-of-this-world adventure with Hello Kitty®! In true cosmic style, the sweet icon will fly through your life in her colorful UFO. Behind a clear dome, she’s got the perfect view of outer space in her arcade-themed spaceship. (And check out that Kidrobot patch on her spacesuit!) Pop off the dome and remove the figure for some extra interactive adventures! This adorable 5” vinyl figure set by Kidrobot comes in a limited-edition white and gold colorway. (Limited to 400)
  • Mickey Mouse “Sailor M.” 8-inch Collectible Vinyl Figure by Pasa – Nautical Edition: Anchors aweigh! Kidrobot is proud to present a special edition collectible vinyl art sculpture starring Mickey Mouse. Mickey sailed onto the big screen in the 1928 classic animated short “Steamboat Willie,” and now he’s ready to cast off on a new adventure! This vintage-style, 8-inch-tall “Sailor M.” figure wears a gold and blue sailor outfit, complete with Mickey’s iconic button shorts. For this dynamic creation, Kidrobot worked with Pasa, a Brazilian sculptor whose fun and fresh designs draw on a deep love of pop culture and toys combined with a background in tattoo arts. Packaged in a premium collectible window box with nautical elements, this is a great addition to any Disney collection. (Limited to 300)
  • South Park Towelie High AF 2″ Premium Pin: Features a flocked texture as well as movable arms. (Limited to 500)
  • Kidrobot Signature Hoodie: 100% cotton, with a contrast lined hood, the hoodie features an embroidered logo patch and a Kidrobot-inspired all-over pattern. Available in sizes S-2XL. (Limited to 250)

Little Shop of Pins Exclusives

  • Labyrinth “Friends” pin: Officially licensed by the Jim Henson Company, the pin features Sarah and Ludo holding hands in the midst of a touching moment. (Limited to 200)
  • Monster High Alumni Exclusive SDCC Glitter Variant Pins: Licensed by Mattel, each of the six pins — each featuring a different character — is sparkly, fashion-forward, and limited to 200 pieces.
  • Glitter and Gold 1959 Barbie pin: This summer’s true hero returns to her roots in this retro pin based on the character’s 1950s look. (Limited to 400)

Mondo Exclusives

  • The Batman vinyl soundtrack Gotham Glow variant: Want to listen to Michael Giacchino’s soundtrack to last year’s The Batman, but only if it’s on neon-colored vinyl? You’re in luck. (Limited to 500)
  • UP vinyl soundtrack SDCC 2023 exclusive variant: Another repaint, this edition of the soundtrack features a splatter design on the discs themselves as well as artwork from Nicole Gustafson.
  • Aaron Craig Doctor Doom Black Light print: Available Sunday only, “extremely limited” according to Mondo.
  • Moon Knight Disney+ print: Greg Ruth’s hand-drawn print will only be available starting Saturday. (Limited to 140)
  • Sony Spider-Man 2 print: Tower Hanuka’s colorful print goes on sale Thursday. (Limited to 215)

NECA Exclusives

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Roy’s Pizza Box Bundle: This summer, NECA serves up a totally bodacious offering in honor of Keno (played by Ernie Reyes Jr.) from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze! This Roy’s Pizza themed set is packed in a Roy’s Pizza box and includes a unisex t-shirt, magnet, keychain, postcard and action figure with scooter.
  • Ultimate Showgirl Greta Gremlin: It’s the “Ultimate” showstopper for your Gremlins collection! Fan-favorite Greta Gremlin is back for an encore in a frighteningly beautiful showgirl ensemble. This Ultimate Showgirl Greta Gremlin action figure from Gremlins 2: The New Batch stands approximately 6″ tall in a gorgeous sequined gown. The figure features synthetic hair, fabric dress, interchangeable hands, and a feather boa. Comes in display-friendly, window box packaging with opening front flap.
Alf Cosmic Con SDCC Exclusive
Image credit: NECA
  • ALF Melmac Cosmic-Con: He just flew in for the show, and boy are his arms tired! Alf attends everyone’s favorite fan festivity – Melmac Cosmic Con – in this new Ultimate con exclusive action figure from NECA. He’s overloaded with goodies (is it even a con if you’re not?), including video camera, photo camera on strap, sunglasses, cell phone, vacation shirt, sunglasses, Cosmic Con bag with straps, Cosmic Con badge, and interchangeable hands! Collector-friendly window box packaging with opening front flap.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Samurai Brothers 4-pack: Complete your NECA TMNT movie trilogy collection with this incredible action figure set from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Turtles in Time! Get Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo in their samurai attire as totally radical 7-inch scale action figures. As always, this con exclusive set is packed with accessories, including bonus heads that are compatible with all NECA movie turtles 7” figures, interchangeable hands, rapier, cutlass, 3 time scepters, oni masks, sais, katanas, nunchuks, bo staff, and fabric robes. Comes in classic VHS-inspired packaging, making it the perfect companion piece to our previously released movie 4-packs.
  • Universal Monsters Creature from the Black Lagoon (Glow in the Dark) Figure: The debut of Universal’s 1954 film The Creature from the Black Lagoon took audiences deep into the Amazon! This 7” scale con exclusive Ultimate action figure depicts the mysterious and terrifying Creature in extraordinary detail. It comes with three extra pairs of hands, and three interchangeable head sculpts. Blister card packaging.

Titan Entertainment Exclusives

  • Conan the Barbarian #1 SDCC exclusive foil Artgerm cover
  • Conan the Barbarian #1 SDCC exclusive Colleen Doran cover
  • Blade Runner 2039 #5 SDCC exclusive foil cover
  • Death by Daylight #1 SDCC exclusive virgin cover
  • Heat Seeker: A Gun Honey Series #1 SDCC exclusive black & white virgin cover
  • Robotech: Rick Hunter #1 SDCC exclusive copic cover
  • Scarlett Couture: The Munich File #1 SDCC exclusive copic flip cover by Dan Panosian/Des Taylor
  • Doctor Who: Fourteenth Doctor 3″ Kawaii TITAN Vinyl Figure
  • Doctor Who: Fourteenth Doctor 3″ Classic TITAN Vinyl Figure
  • My Hero Academia: Dabi 3″ Glow-In-The-Dark Kawaii TITAN Vinyl Figure
  • My Hero Academia: Shigaraki 3″ Glow-In-The-Dark Kawaii TITAN Vinyl Figure
  • Doctor Who TARDIS Pin Collection: Titan Booth #5537 at SDCC 2023 is the only opportunity for US Doctor Who fans to buy this EXCLUSIVE Thirteen Piece TARDIS Enamel Pin Collection. According to Titan, “numbers are extremely limited.”

Toynk Exclusives

  • Garbage Pail Kids Adam Bomb Light: This Garbage Pail Kids lamp is a real BOMB. It won’t be available on retail shelves, but you can find it at Toynk Booth #815 and #3749 during the convention.
  • Bee and PuppyCat 16 Inch Plush – PuppyCat Laser Mouth
  • The Flash 24kt Gold Slide Open Ring: Based on DC’s The Flash (2023) film, this stunning ring replica is plated in real 24kt Gold. In the film, the Flash’s ring contains a shrunken version of his red-and-gold costume, and opening the ring allows it to instantly grow to normal size and disguise the hero. While this replica may not be able to quite do that, it features an authentic movie-based design, and the lightning bolt logo slides open to reveal his iconic “costume” colors underneath. Available in sizes 9-12, each size sold separately. (Limited to 300)

UDON Entertainment Exclusives

  • Street Fighter 6 t-shirt: Capcam artist Mike Chisato illustrates this exclusive tee, putting Sammy at the center of the action.

San Diego Comic-Con runs July 19 through July 23 at the San Diego Convention Center. Popverse will be there for the whole thing, sharing everything from the very start of the show until the very end.

Wondering what to expect from this year’s SDCC? We’ve got some answers for you.