Under the Tents: Funko, Juan Muniz, Pia Thrasher, Scott Hattox, Kymera Press

In Exclusives, Features, General News, Panel & Autograph News by Andy Wagner4 Comments

In case you haven’t noticed, San Diego Comic-Con news season is now in full swing. Which means that we’ve got a brand new Under the Tents segment for you, full of news on vinyl exclusives, how to get your hands on Funko exclusives, and much more.

Here’s a look at what you might have missed:

  • Artist Juan Muniz will be exhibiting at Booth #5139 this year, where he will have a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive “Smile” vinyl toy (which glows in the dark!). The figure is extremely limited, with only 150 pieces, and will retail for $45, with a limit of two per person. Muniz will be doing signings from Friday, July 21 1PM-2PM and Saturday, July 22 2PM-3PM. The first 50 people in line will receive a free exclusive signed and numbered print with the purchase of the “Smile” toy — though Muniz will also have new prints, stickers, skateboards, bandanas, and pins available at his booth.

  • Funko began unveiling their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives this week, which has led to more than a few questions about how attendees will be able to get their hands on them at the convention. On Twitter, Funko revealed that CCI doesn’t “have that available” to Funko, and that this year’s system will resemble last year’s — which involved an online lottery for Preview Night, and a Sails ticket draw for Thursday-Sunday. Will CCI let vendors use a completely-online-lottery system for their exclusives next year? We think the Magic 8 Ball of Comic-Con says “Not likely”, but Funko seems cautiously optimistic.

  • Kymera Press has will have another plushie available at SDCC for their Pet Noir #3 issue. Meet Leila.

  • Lucasfilm publicist Tracy Cannobbio revealed that Star Wars Rebels won’t be at San Diego Comic-Con this year — but they are looking at another con in the fall. This shouldn’t be totally shocking, as the last time Star Wars Rebels attended San Diego was in 2014, but it’s still disappointing.

  • KRS Comics revealed the first of their SDCC 2017 Exclusives: a 2018 The Walking Dead calendar. This calendar will include images from the comic as drawn by Charlie Adlard as well as an exclusive comic reprint of The Walking Dead #1.

  • Stitchers executive producer Jeffrey A. Schechter says he hopes to be at SDCC this year, but nothing definite has been announced yet. Still, last year he gave a flat out “no” when asked if they planned on attending… so things are looking a little more likely in 2017.

https://twitter.com/JeffASchechter/status/871503638279016448

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.