The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con floor can be both a sensory delight and an overload of color, light, and swirling brand names. To help you cut through the pop culture fog, we've collected the sights you won't want to miss this week inside the exhibition hall.

One thing we particularly noticed while walking the floor this year: books! If you're looking for something new to read, there are plenty of book and comic tables to peruse, so take your time. But there's so much to see even beyond the written word. Here are some of the stand-outs we saw at yesterday's preview night. If you're at Comic-Con, let us know about the best things you've seen so far.

Through it all, Smaug watches from his perch atop the Weta booth. He may look like he's sleeping, but every now and then, those glowing eyes creep open.

Smaug gif from Lord Akiyama's "Smaug Awakens" video on YouTube.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Walking Dead's Terminus has a big presence on the floor this year. There are "live" caged zombies and photo ops at the cave-in:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

And inside is the Terminus gymnasium in all its spooky glory:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014


Outlander has a Scottish castle on the floor:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

With a sign posted looking for our time-traveling heroine:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

And people walking about in period costume:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014


Marvel offers a close look at Rocket Raccoon's ride from Guardians of the Galaxy:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

There's also a photo-op where you can join the Guardians in their police line-up. Plus, Marvel offers con-goers a closer look at Baymax and the Big Hero 6 team in toy form.

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

In honor of Mockingjay, you can have your picture taken in the Capitol Hall of Heroes with Panem's finest peacekeepers. Not creepy at all.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Adult Swim castle comes with a spin-and-win game. Here's what happens when you land on "Bear Hug." What happens when you land on Mike Tyson?

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Actually, castles are a big theme this year. Adult Swim, ABC, and Outlander all went for fake stone walls. Maybe check with each other next year?


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Lego has its usual bounty of plastic brick pop culture sculptures. Who doesn't love a Lego Movie minifig made out of Legobricks?

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014


There is a ton of Star Wars stuff on the floor, including life-size statues of the characters from Rebels:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

But our favorites are the staged toys.

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Though we're also digging the Darth Vader Hot Wheels car.

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014


At the Batman 75th anniversary exhibit, there are some artistic takes on Batman's costume:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

And props from the movies, including a collection of Dark Knight clown masks.

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014


As well as some incredible movie props and promotional items on view thanks to Profiles in History. There is Jurassic Park T-Rex head cast by the Stan Winston Studio to promote the movie:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Teeth worn by Brad Pitt during the filming of Interview with the Vampire:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

And, get this, a signed shooting script from the original Godzilla:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Plus, the Beast prosthetics from X-Men: The Last Stand, which look a little grim without Kelsey Grammer's face and hands in them:

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014


Speaking of X-Men, you can also experience Cerebro from Professor X's point of view with the help of an Oculus Rift headset.

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014


And, of course, there art plenty of great pieces of art, toys, and other things to buy on the floor.

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Whether or not your in the market for artwork for your own wall, it's worth a trip to Robert Xavier Burden's table just to see his massive Batman and Optimus Prime oil paintings. He also has prints and pillows available.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

These feathered Drabbit puppets from Imaginarium Galleries are half-dragon, half-rabbit, and all kinds of fun. They come in a variety of colors and styles.

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Take a moment to admire this Nosferatu poster by William Stout—and maybe pick up one of his sketchbooks while you're at it.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

We also very much dig this Batgirl spotted at one of the fine arts booths.

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

There are tons of Funko Pop! figurines, but the Sharknado one captured our hearts between its flying jaws.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

As always, Kevin Tong has brought some of his stunning television and movie posters, but even if you don't want a full print, you can pick up a sketchbook or notebook made out of his posters.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Amy Mebberson, who has delighted us with her Pocket Princesses series of fan comics, has not just prints, but original artwork as well. For fans of Disney, hers is a must-visit table.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Sigh Co. has more Lovecraft-ian goodies than you can shake a tentacle at.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

And you can nab Welcome to Nightvale merchandise at the TopatoCo table.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Kei Acedera and Bobby Chiu have creature illustrations that walk the line between cute and unnerving.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

And because the world could always use more Batman riding a unicorn, Paul Friedrich his this shirt available.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Jeff Victor has prints of his Evolutions series and other pop culture illustrations, as well as The Art of Jeff Victor book.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

It's a teddy bear in a gelatinous cube! The Bean creator Travis Hanson has brought his incredibly charming prints and phone cases with him, as well as volumes of his wonderful fantasy comic.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Our new favorite Orphan Black t-shirt and license plate frame are both available at the Dumbrella booth, as are other Diesel Sweeties products.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

And nearby at the Benign Kingdom table, you can find art books by some of our favorite artists and webcartoonists.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Crayon Monsters has some lovely prints and monster trading cards.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Jefbot has t-shirts from a couple of "International Beastros."


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Mondo has its fun Batman: The Animated Series album sleeve collection as well as a number of collectible toys.


The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

The Very Best Finds On The Floor At Comic-Con 2014

Woolbuddy has some delightful fibrous creatures with bulging eyeballs.


Additional reporting and photographs by Perri Nemiroff and Meredith Woerner.