DC Comics characters will once again adorn the free SDCC bags given to attendees this year. This is the ninth straight year Warner Bros will sponsor the bags, which sparks trading frenzies at the show, especially on Preview Night. Also in the bags again this year will be one of 12 DC Comics character pins! These will feature 12 of the world's greatest superheroes, from Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman to Martian Manhunter and the CW's versions of The Flash and Arrow. There is even a mystery pin.Also available on the FanSets website will be 5 exclusive pins in the same style featuring comic versions of Flash, Green Arrow, Krypto, Firestorm, and Black Lightning. Check them all out below!
FanSets and Warner Bros. Team Up For Second Year to Create Highly Collectible DC Super Hero Pins for Official Swag Bags of San Diego Comic-Con 2018 12 Exclusive Pins from Generations of DC Comics, TV and Movies Denver, CO – July 11th, 2018 – FanSets, the limited-edition collectibles company, and Warner Bros. have joined forces once again to create some amazing collectibles for San Diego ComicCon's official carry-all bags this year. Hidden within the 18 different Warner Bros. designed bags, distributed to attendees when checking in at the show, is one of 12 different exclusive FanSets DC Comics super hero pins featuring highly detailed heads of such iconic super heroes as Batman, Superman, Black Lightning and Wonder Woman. In addition, FanSets is also producing 5 companion pin designs only available on its website, fansets.com, for fans to purchase and add to the collection. The pins are designed to appeal to casual and serious collectors who will definitely want to add these to their collections.
This marks the ninth year that Warner Bros. is providing the official bag of the world's leading comics and pop culture convention. Last year's collectible Comic-Con DC Justice League pins from FanSets and Warner Bros. have become sought after collector's items on the secondary market. "We are proud to be returning as the provider of the gift pins for the 2018 SDCC with Warner Bros. It's a great compliment to the quality and collectability of our pins that we were asked to be involved again for the second year in a row. Warner is a great partner to work with and we are proud of our association with them." – Lew Halboth, Partner, FanSets.
FanSets has become the "go to" manufacturer for convention exclusive pins creating product for conventions around the world. Launched in 2016, FanSets produces limited edition pins and pin sets for such sci-fi and comic legends as Star Trek, DC Comics, Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, Justice League and new major licenses soon to be announced. With 2018, the company has placed product in retail partners like Target and Hallmark Corporate stores and is looking to expand into other major retailers as well as more comic and specialty stores.
In the past year, FanSets has created over 200 high-quality, collectible pins just for DC Comics alone. The three partners behind FanSets have a rich history with fandom in general. Lew Halboth has 28 years of experience in the video game industry. His personal collection of toys and comics stretches back into the 60s. John Garrison has served as Director of Operations for two businesses and has managed companies in web design, retail and software development. He is an avid collector of comics and collectibles. Dan Madsen has had a lifelong association with many sci-fi franchises including Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Back to the Future. He founded the Official Star Trek Fan Club in 1979, relaunched the Official Star Wars Fan Club in 1987 and created and published the Star Trek Communicator magazine and Star Wars Insider magazine. He has produced hundreds of exclusive collectibles for both of these legendary franchises for the last 31+ years.