Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: A general view of the atmosphere as San Diego prepares for Comic Con on July 23, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 24 at 11:54 AM

Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love -- after waiting in line.

The lineups began as soon as the San Diego Convention Center opened its doors. Fans with four-day passes to the sold-out pop-culture spectacular gained early admission to the showroom floor Wednesday night, where they were the first to see a 10-foot-tall Transformer, a Lego Spider-Man and a life-sized, road-ready Hot Wheels car inspired by Darth Vader.

Some planned to wait in line overnight for a chance to attend the most popular film and TV presentations, which begin Thursday. But first, they queued up inside the convention center to buy limited-edition toys released just for the festival.

One collector said that selling the coveted toys on eBay would fund his whole trip.

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