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The incredible booths of SDCC 2017

We take you inside the San Diego Convention Center to take a tour of the booths and some of the fun stuff you can do during the 48th edition of Comic-Con International.

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Jeff Sparkman is a copy editor at CNET who also writes about goofy and retro gadgets and contributes lame jokes where needed.
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Welcome to the booths of SDCC 2017

Here at the San Diego Comic-Con, there are more booths than you can shake a stick at -- assuming you can find space to shake a stick, that is.

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Thor

He's a (Lego) brick Thor. He's mighty mighty. Seriously, though, these Lego sculptures are always quite impressive.

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Flash

And if you're more of a DC fan than Marvel, there's this sculpture of the Flash. He's got some rock-hard abs. Well, plastic-hard.

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DC

DC has a very cool booth.

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Harley Quinn

This awesome Harley was made by Monster City Studios.

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Marvel

Even on preview night, there were throngs of folks congregating near the Marvel booth.

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Inhumans

A fun photo opportunity in the Marvel booth.

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Mattel

The Mattel booth is showcasing a Batmobile! 

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The Batmobile

This ride is from the upcoming "Justice League" film.

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'Justice League'

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The Batmobile by Mattel

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Star Wars

The Star Wars booth -- it does seem a little quaint calling the humongous area "a booth" -- was packed to the gills with toys, replica weapons, helmets and, of course, tons of people.

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Star Wars

You can take photos with original props used in "The Last Jedi."

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Star Wars

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Star Wars

Oh, and kid-sized Landspeeders. Did we mention those?

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'People of Earth'

TBS sitcom "People of Earth," whose second season starts on July 24, had a pretty snazzy booth. 

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Konami

To remove the hordes of people usually checking out the Konami booth, just enter up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start.

Note: This may not actually work unless you are delirious from being on your feet all day.

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Dark Horse

Dark Horse Comics, publisher of "Hellboy," "Sin City," "American Gods" and a bazillion other titles (yes, a bazillion; we counted) was there, hosting a number of signings with creators.

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Alien attack!

CNET's Roger Cheng was attacked... c'mon, Roger, it just wants a hug!

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Vintage comics

Obligatory "yes, and there are also comic books" joke goes here.

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Lots of comics!

But really, lots and lots of comics. 

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Star Wars Sideshow

This booth always has great photo opportunities for fans!

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K-2SO

CNET's Jeff Sparkman and Roger Cheng got to take a picture with K-2SO. K-2SO looks happy about that, doesn't he?

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Star Wars Sideshow

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Stormtrooper

You can go about your business. Move along. Move along.

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R2-D2

The thing about droids is you can't always tell if they're sleeping or not.

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Alex Ross

The extraordinary Alex Ross had a booth with lots of pieces of art on display.

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Alex Ross gallery

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More of the gallery

Your favorite superheroes by Alex Ross.

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Nickelodeon

Oh sure, Nickelodeon's got Spongebob stuff at its booth, but where's the love for "You Can't Do That on Television?" (Kids, ask your parents about it or check Wikipedia.)

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The pineapple

Who lives in a pineapple at Comic-Con?

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TMNT

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles always make skulking about look cool.

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Viz Media

Viz, the home of many, many anime and manga characters, including One Punch Man, had this stunning booth on the floor.

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Viz Media

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Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

An emotional experience for both Star Wars and Debbie Reynolds fans. This booth shows some items owned by both actresses. 

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Princess Leia

This Princess Leia prop was used during Fisher's comedy special on HBO, "Wishful Drinking."

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The posters

You will find some amazing posters. More posters you'll want than you have walls to put them on, possibly.

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Nuclear Blast

Among the other cool stuff at Nuclear Blast Records' booth: pinball!

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Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant, home of amazing collectibles from your favorite properties. And a pretty dope-looking booth, to boot!

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Outlander

The booth for Starz's show "Outlander," based on the best-selling book series by Diana Gabaldon is a little different from the average booth here, and that's pretty neat.

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Hasbro

Hasbro had a mammoth booth area as well. Transformers, Star Wars, My Little Pony, you name the franchise and it was probably there.

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Star Wars collection

This is a must-see. The Hasbro team made reenactments of some of the iconic scenes of "Episode IV."

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The Millennium Falcon

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'A New Hope'

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Who shot first?

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'Beauty and the Beast'

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'My Little Pony'

The little ones can get their nails and makeup done in the Hasbro booth.

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More booths

And keep in mind, this is just a sampling of the booths.

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Give it a try!

I think the sword budged a little bit. Really!

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Can you handle the hammer?

You can also prove how worthy you are by hefting Thor's hammer, Mjolnir.

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Blitzway

This is a crazy detailed Millennium Falcon, which is "coming soon."

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Blitzway

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Blitzway

Sure, this Ecto-1 replica might be a little too big to display on your desk, but it still looks amazing.

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Arcade

There's even a place where you can try playing Pit People, from The Behemoth, the developers behind castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater.

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Iron Man

Upper Deck Entertainment has a very cool Iron Man.

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Capcom

Lots of video game opportunities at SDCC 2017.

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Nintendo

You can pose with Mario at Nintendo's booth.

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Blizzard

Not far from the Nintendo booth, Blizzard staked out a chunk of the floor to feature its popular games.

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Overwatch

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'Stranger Things'

Netflix's booth featured some of its original series. On Saturday, the company's "Stranger Things" will have a panel in the immense Hall H to talk about its second season.

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History

This Vikings booth is an imposing structure on the floor.

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