Marking their first-ever appearance at Comic-Con International, Ripley’s will transform Petco Park into the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Car Lot. Inflatable tube men, human car washes and a pinball arcade — the Car Lot has it all. Hawking some of the strangest vehicles money can buy — from the world’s smallest street-legal car to a Landspeeder and Hummer made out of lottery tickets — lot owner LeRoy has a curious car for you. Step into LeRoy’s office, where you can snap a photo as a souvenir of searching for the strangest sedan or station wagon of your dreams. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Car Lot is going to be full of surprises.
Inside the convention center at booth #4015, attendees can cruise into Ripley’s Garage to view props and peculiar pieces from the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! collection — from shrunken heads to the original Star Wars® lightsaber. There will also be unique retail items like a shrunken head air freshener, and giveaways and prizes to redeem at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Car Lot at Petco Park.
Plus, the newest edition of the annual Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Beyond the Bizarre book will be available first at San Diego Comic-Con, before it officially hits stores. It features a look behind the scenes with Bruce Campbell on set in the Ripley Warehouse.
In addition to the activation Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will also have a panel.
Host Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) introduces fans to the extraordinary, the death defying and the unusual people featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. “Cyborg” Angel Giuffria (Hunger Games) lives life with one of the most advanced prosthetic arms on the market. John “Hammerhead” Ferraro boasts a skull more than two times thicker than average, using it to shock sideshow audiences. “Half-man” Short E. Dangerously doesn’t let proportions stop him from challenging physics to perform. Ripleys.com editor Sabrina Sieck (producer Ripley’s Believe It or Not!) also joins the panel to dive down the rabbit hole of Ripley history. Bruce and the cast will participate in a Q&A session.