- San Diego Comic-Con 2023 features exclusive merchandise, apparel and accessories from popular movies and shows.
- Steve Weintraub, Collider’s editor-in-chief, visited the booths, displaying detailed collectibles such as figurines, replicas, and Marvel figurines.
- A heritage auction booth featured authentic costumes from the Star Wars franchise, while a large collection of comic books was on display.
One of the biggest fan events in the world is coming to a close with San Diego Comic-Con 2023. While it’s been an unusual year with many panels and shows canceled due to ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA protests, there’s still more than enough awesome stuff to see on the convention floor. Both major studios and independent artists can showcase new merchandise, costumes and props from popular movies and shows, and more.
Editor of Collider Steve Weintraub had a busy weekend in the meeting, updating the committee for the guidance of Collider, Continent: From the world of John WickAnd Invincible. However, Steve was still able to find time to visit some of the booths of many stores to show off the special items on display. In case you can’t visit the conference in person, Steve also got the whole tour on video, which you can watch below:
The first booth Steve dropped by was the Elite Creature Collectibles booth, which featured highly detailed figurines based on them Ron Perlman‘s Hellboy and Doug Jones‘ Abe Sapien from Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Those were far from the only archives on display, as the next booth on display was Factory Entertainment. There, Steve gets a hand-held view of the medical Tricorder collected from Star Trek: The Next Generation, which comes with all the screen-accurate bells and whistles. Steve also saw a very detailed prototype of the Flux Capacitor from Back to the future. Finally, the last factory entertainment item Steve showed were detailed models of the USS Enterprise, USS Excelsior, and. The next generationA version of the USS Enterprise from Star TrekThat also comes with plaques signed from William Shatner And George Takei.
Next, Steve showed off a large scale Marvel statue from LM Treasures, where you can see and buy an impressive (and very expensive) painting of Thanos (Josh Brolin), Groot (Vin Diesel), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and more. Steve then visited the Studio Ghibli booth, which had all kinds of affordable collectibles from the famous animation studio’s films. Also shown later in the video are some comic correct X-Men Numbers and impressive Super7 Cats Lair from thunder.
Perhaps one of the most must-see attractions at this year’s Comic-Con was the Heritage Auction booth, which featured authentic pottery from Star Wars franchise, like Luke’s (Mark Hamill) blaster from Empire Strikes back and counting Dooku’s (Christopher Lee) lightsaber from Attack of the Clones. Finally, it wouldn’t be Comic-Con without comics, so Steve wraps up his view of the convention with a collection of comics available to convention attendees.