AnimeFest NY

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  1. ILoveDinobot

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    This weekend! I'm the only one going? pffft
     
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    TheInformation The ghost of an automaton

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    I'm going! It was a pretty sad showing today, though. The exhibition hall was so lackluster. And its HALF the space it was last year. The room that it's in this time is the room that they used LAST YEAR for us all to wait in line for the convention. Still, I got to ALMOST meet Yoshiyuki Tomino, so it was pretty all right. Here's hoping Saturday is better.
     
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    What!?!? that's so crappy.
     
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    Echnalaid Watermelons?

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    Oh I just came back.
    Cosplayed as Naked Snake form MGS3, you may have saw me. I was running around in my box, and I was chasing someone who took my box as a gag. My costume was surprisingly comfy.
    Transformers related, I picked up a Henkei Starscream for 30 bucks.
     
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    TheInformation The ghost of an automaton

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    Do you have a pic of yourself from the convention? I took pictures of MANY SNAAKES.
     
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    Echnalaid Watermelons?

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    Really? All I saw was me and Old Snake.
    I was the only one with the box.
    And yes I do have some pictures

    Remember that huge Bumblebee costume? Freaking epic.
     
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    I was there yesterday i was really unimpressed with the con so i didnt bother going back today. And yes teh BB costume was awesome
     
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    Yeah it was really unimpressive. :(  And it's worse that they will be combining animefest and comic con next year. ugh.
     
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    Really? I think it will be great for both audiences. I went to Comic-Con last year, and I really loved it, but I noticed that there was a HUGE pressence for anime. They might as well make it official. And by merging it with the people that run Comic-Con, they have a much better chance of getting good exhibitors and guests. Remember, the Revoltech line made its US debut at the NYCC. There were also MORE anime dealers and previews at last year's comic-con, on Saturday alone, than there was at this year's ENTIRE NYAF weekend.
     
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    Any dealers selling Figma or Revoltech figures?
     
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    Not sure, but I did see a lot of Gundam and a few G1 Transformers, notably Sky Lynx, Ironhide/Ratchet, and Omega Supreme. I bet they would sell Figmas though.

    That's odd how they're combining Comic COn and Anime Festival. It doesn't mix.... You got a bunch of crazies dancing to Japanese music and then some crazy Stormtroopers running around... Then you get Stormtroopers dancing to Hare Hare Yukai..... Good god...

    I usually can't stay after 3, because that's when my mom can pick me up. Or I could stay until late, then I could experiance both. So that's bad for me.

    But then again I get to go to both for the price of 1!
     
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    Now that's something you don't see everyday. :lol 
     
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    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Yeah, I know I was there. But I like going Twice a year. So I can wear different cosplays to the different conventions. :( 
     
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    How were the prices? I ask because I was debating going myself this year.
     
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    Prices were ebay prices, I didn't get any amazing deals really. I bought revoltech Magnus for $25. But $20 seemed like the going rate for them. At smaller conventions like I-CON they can go as low as $10. If you were ever up for a con on the Island. It's just another 45 mins Manhattan. I get good deals on Japanese and US Beast Wars stuff at I-CON too. I missed out on that Raccoon dude for $5 a few years back though. Bleh!
     

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