The show sorta bit... It wasn't a wash, just saw a lotta disappointing things throughout the day.
First, I kicked the day off with 2 Hotwheels nimrods up my ass at Target waiting for the store to open before I popped over to the Toy Show. I can't say I've ever had to deal with guys like this, even in our hobby, but what a couple of douchebags! I felt like backhanding the one for being RIGHT behind me.
The second I pulled into the lot and got out of my car to go in the store (I thought it was open), I see these maroons JUMP out of their cars and practically run to the store's door. I was closer, so I stood there waiting on them to open it up so I could just run in and leave, but man they acted like they were 10 years old wanting to push past me.
There were only the three of us there! How dumb is that?
Anyway... Oh yeah, the show.
I got random junk bits and pieces. Vintage was sporting some ok boxed stuff I saw... Carded stuff I'm always diappointed in though as it's always damaged in one way or another. Boxed I'm more relaxed with though so there's stuff I considered picking up.
What was really disappointing was the modern and what people wanted for basically junk. Episode One figures for $6 or $7 that were $1.99 clearance at one point. Lame.
I basically got none of the E1 army builders I wanted because people just wanted outrageous money for stuff.
Second disappointing thing I witnesses was where basically every new figure in the area went if you didn't get to the stores in time. TONS of new modern stuff. One guy had a box about half the size of the folding tables FILLED with modern figures that were just released. AT-RT Drivers, Obi Pilots, Tarkin, Ask Aak, Mena Tills, Zett, etc., etc...
And Clones. Guys with SA Clones for $15 and $20... Target Clones for $35 and $40... Clone paint variants (Green Commander, etc.) for $25 or more...
I just hate those ********, plain and simple. I have nothing but snide remarks for them when they try making their deal with me while I look at their stuff. One guy said, "I'll sell you that for $20" (about a Green Commander), then went on his schtick about it being an exclusive and limited edition item.
I looked at him, laughed, told him he was wrong and that I'd pick it up for $6 when I see it at the stores, and simply walked away. I have such an urge to bitchslap some of those guys though, seriously.
I love seeing the old GIJoes and stuff though... I like checking out vintage, though I didn't pick anything up this time, and I like getting deals on older modern stuff or loose stuff. I picked up a couple loose ROTS figures for as low as $2 each, and I nabbed a bunch of droid customs fodder in a "3 for 10" table.
Got some Army of Darkness fig sets for 3 for $10 also, and wish I'd bought at least 3 more now.
Got my Vader w/Med Table (also selling for $30+ at the show) from Dave for $10, and a bust-up of Leia I'd been wanting. Nabbed the 3 plush BK things from Todd that he's been holding for me forever...
Drank some good beer, had a nice cup of soup, and that was the day... Got some sun on the way home with the top down, and the gf made me shishkabobs!
Not a bad day, other than the scalpers/dealers leaving a sour taste in my mouth. Seemed like more than ever. Riding the ROTS wave I guess.
Never saw Eddie Munster or the Soup Nazi... Saw the Batmobile though. Yippy ****.
Oh! I did get a couple ornaments (Destroyer/TantiveIV, and a nice see-through one of the ANH Poster) for cheap. Love that poster too, that's a sweet little item.
Fun fun fun!