SDCC Offering Exclusive Merchandise Portals For In-Demand Items

Comic-Con International: San Diego
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Every year Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) vendors offer a number of products exclusively at the convention (and in very limited quantities), but now the convention is offering a new way for passholders to get a better chance at getting these rare items.

"Lines? We don't need no stinking lines! Comic-Con is pleased to announce the online Exclusives Portal is now open. Remember those super popular merchandise exclusives that you used to have to line up at 5:00 AM to have a chance at getting? No longer will you have to miss precious hours waiting in line (or missing out on sleep)," reads a SDCC statement.

"Hasbro, Lego, Funko, and UCC Distributing are all participating in the inaugural year of the Exclusives Portal. We’re sure to have more participating exhibitors in the future! If you have a Comic-Con 2018 badge associated with your Comic-Con Member ID account, and you are age 13 or older, you may now go online to submit your interest in exclusive merchandise purchasing time slots."

This Exclusives Portal is scheduled to close July 12 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, with no planned onsite opportunities to sign up for this.

"Fans will be randomly selected shortly after the Exclusives Portal closes on July 12," SDCC writes. "After the random selection process is complete, an email notification will be sent to you with instructions to log back into the Exclusives Portal and see if you were selected."

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