We're closing in on the San Diego Comic Con.... home of many, many exclusive collectible items. Comic Con Exclusives are usually very short run, and only available to buy during the four and a half day run of the convention. (Or, you know, on Ebay forever after). Last year, I barely resisted getting the exclusive Snoopy & Woodstock Kirk & Spock bobbleheads, above. I'm sure many collectors of Peanuts, Star Trek, or bobble heads were delighted to snap them up.
I've bought many, many convention exclusives in the past - Stan Lee action figures, silver Boba Fett's, Night of the Living Dead Summer Spectacular Comic Books. This year, I may just be tempted by the Madd Muggs vinyl "spider sense" Peter Parker.
Comic Con is the collector's mecca to end all collectors meccas, with something like 75,000 people attending on Saturday alone in 2006, before they started rationing day passes. MY favorite things about it are the chance to buy original art direct from the comic book artists, and to find small, independently produced books I never would have heard of otherwise.
More to report after the show this year!