Blizzard Reveals Upcoming Convention and Gear Shop Merchandise Premiering at SDCC
Blizzard has revealed new convention merchandise via a Facebook stream today! While many items focus on the Overwatch universe, there are some interesting WoW products like the gigantic cute Arthas statue.
SDCC is next week and Blizzard is trying something different after years of releasing ultra-exclusive merchandise just for this event, such as
Warglaive of Azzinoth pins
. To make sure the merchandise reaches more loyal fans and reduces disappointment and exorbitant prices, Blizzard will instead debut special collectible items at SDCC, which will be later sold on the Gear Shop or via other conventions.
The one product that
exclusive to SDCC is a series of four Tokidoki Overwatch badge pins.
premiering at SDCC, to be sold at other conventions like gamescom or BlizzCon, include Hearthstone and Overwatch Key Art Prints, as well as a golden Cute but Deadly Soldier 76. There will also be a gigantic bag for all of your swag, featuring the Alliance and Horde.
, also premiering at SDCC, will later be sold on the Gear Shop and other retailers. The Blizzard Exclusives will go on sale July 19th--the same day as Preview Night at SDCC. Some Blizzard Exclusives include:
Oversized Overwatch pin - great for bags
Carbon Fiber D.Va
New line of Cute But Deadly figures - colossal sized! The first two figures in this series are Bastion and Arthas.
Glowy D.Va Bunny Backpack Keychain
Tokidoki collaboration items including hats, totebags, notebooks, and shirts.
To make purchasing easier for SDCC attendees that want to attend many panels at the convention, Blizzard is setting up Blink Sales. Similar to the setup at BlizzCon 2016, players can purchase items in advance to pick up at SDCC, saving times and lines.
Below are pictures taken from the Facebook live stream. We will update them with higher-quality images when an official Blizzard post is made.
Catch up on the announcement videos below:
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