Star Wars Signs and Banners
Hit List: One of the first things a Comic-Con virgin will notice when walking onto the convention floor are the massive signs and banners draped from the ceiling and from the framework of the massive exhibits. No brand's signage is more prominent than Star Wars!
Star Wars Lego Monuments
Hit List: What would Comic-Con be without the brick? Lego's booth is always eye-popping, and their yearly Star Wars Lego monuments possibly host more photo ops than anything else on the floor!
Star Wars Art
Hit List: For those of us who dream of hanging some amazing Star Wars art over the mantel, Comic-Con is the place to see your dream up close and personal. ACME Archives, the holder of the Star Wars fine art license, exhibits a prodigous display of Star Wars art, including massive pieces like this Darth Vader by artist Christian Waggoner.
Life-Size Star Wars Action Figure Bubbles
Hit List: Hasbro hit the bullseye when they began featuring life-size Star Wars action figure bubbles on the convention floor. Lines of fans eagerly wait to take their turn to step in and become a human action figure. So much for 3 3/4" scale!
Star Wars Costuming Photo Ops
Hit List: You had to know this one was coming! One of the biggest sensations every year at SDCC has become the Slave Leia group photo. Sponsored by our pal Jamin at www.leiasmetalbikini.com (which is where this photo's credit goes to) the Leia shoot is massive. G4 has actually covered it on television, with Olivia Munn judging the event to find the best slave girl.
Star Wars Displays and Dioramas
Hit List: Many Star Wars collectors spend days building custom action figure dioramas and displays in their collection rooms. But year in and year out, the floor of San Diego Comic-Con proves to be the major leagues for Star Wars displays.
Star Wars Exclusive Swag
Hit List: Most swag isn't that physically big. But the buzz surrounding it certainly can be! Some people would argue that Comic-Con has become too commercial - too much about the swag. Others would vehemently disagree. So in that case, there's folks who'll think this should either be at the top of the list or off it altogether (depending on their point of view). Either way, nothing whips Star Wars fans into a frenzy like a Comic-Con exclusive. As we stated in the intro, Howard Chaykin's poster back in 1976 started the Star Wars SDCC exclusive parade, but we also have to give credit to Gentle Giant's Clone Trooper Lieutenant mini-bust from 2003 which elevated the exclusive hype to blockbuster status!
Life-Size Star Wars Maquettes and Statues
Hit List: Much of the credit for this phenomenon can be attributed to the folks at Gentle Giant Ltd. Quite simply, they revel in wowing the crowd with life-size displays. Over the years they've astounded convention goers with the likes of many characters, but all pale in comparison to their Jabba the Hutt. He's a true SDCC convention floor landmark!
The Lucasfilm Pavilion
Hit List: Ground zero on the SDCC floor for Star Wars fans is the Lucasfilm Pavilion. On a masive convention floor, it will once again be the largest dedicated space. Where else on the floor would you be able to see a full scale X-Wing fighter?!!!!
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