Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (July 7)

The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are a few threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Cody Bellinger’s RC arrival, anticipating Allen & Ginter, Ultimate hockey, Dak Prescott’s alleged autopens, Bob Dylan, the National & more.

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Funko launches new line of ‘Vnyl.’ toys at San Diego Comic-Con

“There’s no ‘i’ in Vynl. because there’s always two of them!”

No, it’s not a typo — and that explains it for the naming of a new line of vinyl figures launching from Funko that’s making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con later this month.

“Funko is proud to introduce Vynl., a brand new line of stylized vinyl collectibles created with pop culture fanatics in mind,” the company said in a statement. “Vynl. will take a new approach to collecting by showcasing the intricate relationships between beloved characters through a playful new aesthetic … every Vynl. release will contain two figures in order to highlight the connection between both characters and play off of their respective storylines.”

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Funko’s SDCC exclusives include plenty of collecting heavyweights

This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is about a month away and Funko has already started to tease its exclusive toys that will be for sale at the show of all shows for pop culture and entertainment.

The Everett, Wash.-based company is releasing its previews in waves with iconic characters from Star Wars, Scott Pilgrim, Marvel, cartoons, DC Comics and TV shows already among those teased.

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Show exclusives: Can there be too much of a good thing?

comic-con-logochuckRozanskiSan Diego Comic-Con has come and gone and Mile High Comics owner Chuck Rozanski offered some interesting thoughts on one facet of the event that has continued to grow over the years as it has exploded into way more than simply a comic book show.

Exclusives.

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Gallery From The Floor: San Diego Comic-Con exclusives & more

Recreate the noble journey of the great Jedi Master with the highly collectible Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack. Featuring authentic, movie-accurate detail, this elite 6-inch scale Obi-Wan Kenobi figure comes equipped with Jedi robe, 2 lightsabers, an electronic light-up table, and Princess Leia hologram delivering a vital message. San Diego Comic-Con is here and several companies collectors are familiar with can be found on the show floor at the biggest show of them all.

It’s an impossibility to see it all — even if you’re there — but Buzz has scoured a few manufacturers’ Twitter accounts to show off a few of their displays and scenes from the show as well as some of the items they’ll have on display and available.

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New WWE comics teased at SDCC, plus new Mattel WWE toys to come

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World Wrestling Entertainment is getting into the comic book ring and it’s at San Diego Comic-Con to prove it.

A partnership with BOOM! Studios begins at SDCC with five blind-wrapped one-page illustration/comic panels available in advance of an upcoming series.

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Topps readies Star Wars promo sets for San Diego Comic-Con

13765855_932793726848189_2491092203677450164_oThe awakening is being felt once again in San Diego.

Topps has prepared five card sets for Star Wars that will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con beginning tomorrow.

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Topps Doctor Who promo cards can be found at San Diego Comic-Con

16DWSDCC-10TH_DOCTOR_AND_FRIENDS-lores_Page_01Television fans at San Diego Comic-Con will find unique Topps cards at the big show if they visit the booth for BBC America.

It’s there that three 10-card sets for Doctor Who will be for sale for $20 each at the show and each examines a different season.

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Cryptozoic readies Justice League promo cards for SDCC

82bc668e-84fd-4dbb-94d2-95126c45b48fA set of nine promo cards for the recently released DC Comics Justice League trading card set from Cryptozoic will only be available at San Diego Comic-Con this week.

The cards will be available at three different booths at the show while supplies last.

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Funko readies dozens of exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con

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San Diego Comic-Con is almost here and the crew at Funko has prepared more than 70 different toys, T-shirts and more that will only initially be available at the show this week.

There will be pieces from Star Wars, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Disney, The Walking Dead and so much more in the company’s Pop! line, Dorbz and, well, so much more.

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Upper Deck brings Alien Anthology to e-Pack at San Diego Comic-Con

2016-Comic-Con-Alien-Anthology-e-Pack-Upper-Deck-Digital-Trading-CardsThe aliens are going electronic on Wednesday.

Upper Deck revealed on Monday that its recently released (and sold out) Alien Anthology product will be coming to its electronic e-Pack platform with insert cards, actor autographs, dog tag cards, sketch cards and more that can be sent to them. The launch begins at San Diego Comic-Con.

“We have been working diligently to be able to announce the momentous release of Alien Anthology on e-Pack at Comic-Con, which brings together some of the most passionate fans and collectors in our industry,” said Jason Masherah, President of Upper Deck. “We strive to bring collectors the most innovative new products, and the release of Alien Anthology on e-Pack allows us to give fans a pack opening experience like they’ve never had before.”

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