1st thing you buy at Botcon

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  1. ORIO

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    I've never been to a botcon. I'm looking forward to walkin' in there next year and buying myself an Energon Ultra Magnus and a Red Air Defense Team.

    Whats the first thing you would buy if this was your first botcon or whats the first thing you did buy at your first botcon?
     
  2. Gears

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    I'd try to buy a G1 Mirage or Wheeljack. What is the location for the next Botcon?
     
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    Well since I only had less than $30 to spend at my first Botcon (that was this year), I bought the cheapest things I could find that weren't super-common online. Im this case, that ended up being a few of the better Beast Machines toys. Battle Unicorn for $3 and no shipping = :rock 
     
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    I've never been to a Botcon either. Once I have an idea of the location, and if it's feasible to go, then I'll plan accordingly. So, assuming my dealer room budget was about $50, I'd go for a nice Japanese piece I can't quite so easily secure from the luxury of a computer. Like BWN Sharpedge or one of the Blendtrons. I'd probably also go for a "gag" souvenier, like Twin Twist or Wheelie, maybe even Moon if I found it.

    Not to mention convention exclusives themselves... mmm.
     
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    id buy a giant inflatable battle axe ala optimus prime and chase freefall around til he gave me his lunch money....

    but then id buy the botcon tigatron froms years back, or try and find those stupid recolored beast riders and deployers so my BM collection would be 100%..and anything that is from tracks or dirge that i dont already have...mmmm...pvc dirge.....
     
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    First thing to buy: G1 Reissue Jazz, I don't think i would afford an original G1 jazz
     
  7. Cast

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    I think the very first thing I would get would be a coffee, then I could wander around more relaxed in fan boy euphoria.
     
  8. Chaos Muffin

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    I'd go for all the exclusives . Then go back to the hotel , get some food , check em out then send em home. Then go back and head straight for ther Gen1's , rinse and repeat.
    Then im set on roam
     
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    The coffee was free this year. So was the booze
    :rock 
     
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    I actually changed it to coffee from whisky just before posting, cos I was thinking how early does this thing start... but to hell with it, given I would have to cross a time zone to get there I can use that and jet lag as an excuse for being smashed before lunch. :D  :rock 
     
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    I would buy Twin Twist a drink!
     
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    If anyone had one, a crystal chase PVC Rodimus w/matrix. Other than that, whatever rare/expensive pieces I can find for a good enough price. Though I doubt I'll even hit a Botcon, since Cybercon is always nearby. I don't seem them both being in the same area in the same year.
     
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    The first thing I bought this year was G1 Starsaber. I wanted to get that sorted right off the bat, since it was the one toy I'd gone there looking for.
     
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    FREE BOOZE?!!?!?!?!?!? Now I can't wait.
     
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    At this year's hotel from 5:30-7:30. I didn't eat lunch and got drunk off of American beer one night.
     
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    ... only one night :p 

    Back on topic:

    The first thing I got this year was a BT Police Prowl
     
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    I've never been to Botcon either. I usually opt to go to the San Diego Comic-con instead.

    The first thing I would buy? Very difficult to say -- I'd shop all the dealers for the lowest price on my "most wanteds." But if I could buy only 1 TF, it'd be a G1 Shockwave--loose but in good condition. If on the first day I didn't find my price on anything I wanted, I'd probably wait until the last day of Botcon to buy stuff when dealers are much more willing to negotiate.
     
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    I think for my second Botcon I'm gonna save up at least two entire paychecks to blow on the dealers room. I will have a botgasm.
     
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    Well, the first thing I really wanted to buy is the Hard Hero Jazz Bust. But alas nobody had it. :banghead:  It's still eluding me to this day.

    The first item I paid for was Botcon Ratchet. Which is a awesome. :rock  On the convention floor it was, the pewter Jazz PVC.
     

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