SDCC 2007 Haul

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  1. NGW

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    Not 100% sure if this should go here or the Convention section so mods feel free to move it if need be.

    Anyways, SDCC 2007 was my first time going to Comic-con and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life (so far). Just an amazing place, nice comfortable setting, tons and tons to see and do, lots of free schwag, etc.

    I do plan on posting pictures once my camera's battery finishes charging, and will post more tomorrow once I get the pics from the other camera from my friend.

    Sadly I was unable to get Alt. Rodimus Prime..I did get a ticket for tomorrow morning but I was only going to be there today (Thursday) so that didn't do much for me. Was really pissed with HTS for how they organized it, a first come first served basis would have been much much much better because that was like the one thing I just HAD to buy, but I digress.

    Bought a couple comics, didn't get any Transformers (since HTS was stupid and no one could buy anything). I did visit Hasbro's main booth and got some pics of the upcoming figures (none of them were anything we haven't seen). Just let me tell you, after seeing Leader Brawl in person...OMFG I can't wait to get my hands on one.

    So yeah, pics of my haul coming in a bit.
     
  2. NGW

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    Now for the pics.

    Gonna start with some more generic haul stuff, nothing special here:
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    Now to get to some of my more..prized things I picked up.

    First, the Marvel Civil War Trade Paperback:
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    An autographed DC Countdown promo:
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    Penny Arcade postcard signed by Gabe and Tycho (was so happy to meet them)
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    Batman: The Killing Joke
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    The first of two items I plan to get framed. Gargoyles #1 signed by Weisman and Hedgecock:
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    Now the absolute PRIZE of my entire haul, and I got it for free. A drawing of my all time favorite DC girl, sketched by Daniel Acune, personalized even...Harley Quinn (series of pics ^_^). I plan to frame this and put it right by my bed:
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  3. MegaHavok

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    can you go into more detail about what hts is doing ?
     
  4. NGW

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    Basically, you had to show up at either 10am (when the show opened) or at 2pm. They had a guy with a bucket randomly giving out tickets. To get a ticket you had to SHOW UP at that time, if you were waiting there already they wouldn't give you a ticket.

    Now, once you got your ticket, they had a board. This board had a list of ticket numbers. You had to compare your ticket number with those on the board and come back at the time your ticket matches to, even if it is for the next day (yeah...)

    So, you go back to the line at your time...and got to wait in line to pick up what you wanted.

    This was the absolute only way to purchase ANYTHING AT ALL from them.
     
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    That is by far the stupidest, most illogical, and unstandardized method of forming a queue at a large convention that I have ever heard.

    Awesome haul though! :D 
     
  6. NGW

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    I KNOW! I had heard about the problems from people on here, but I still didn't believe the horror stories were really as bad as they ended up really being. They really dropped the ball with this, they should have just done a first come, first served basis and just left the damn line open.

    Thanks, proud of (most of) it (some of the freebies are kinda meh)...espescially proud of my Harley ^__^

    Quite enjoyed The Killing Joke as well, I had been wanting to read it for a while.
     
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    Well, this really throws my plan of a friend at Comicon picking up a Rodimus for me into doubt. :( 
     
  8. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    So Where's Alt.Rodimus.
     
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    There's really no way for them to win without getting a booth maybe at the back of the floor so the line could go out the door. Security wouldn't let them have the line wrap around.

    Last year was slightly more interesting, as they basically had a "bouncer" who made sure people couldn't just stand around, but would try and remember you if you came by & told him you wanted in line - then you'd come by 10 mins. later or whatever & he'd let you in line.

    The tickets was an overreaction I think to the line problems they had on preview night.
     
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    Haha! This was my first reaction. Well, this and this :tocas

    Yeah, no TFs hauled from comic con make this post kind of a dud. Sorry.
     
  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Okay,i guess no one got Alt.Hot Rod at SDCC. (Sadastic Comic Con)
     
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    :wink: 

    Despite him not being able to get an Alt Rodimus, it looks like he had a really great time. I'm glad he decided to share with us highlights from his trip there. :thumb  I'm literally on the other site of the country and attending SDCC isn't feasible for me (at least right now), so I like seeing and reading things about other's experiences there (this esp. holds true for Botcon; without boards like this one, I'd be pretty much out of the loop).

    I think the real dud here is the whole Alt Nemesis Prime/Alt Rodimus scenario. 'nuff said.
     
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    Plenty of ebay scalpers did. :mad 
     
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    The Rodimus nightmares are making it look like the extra $25 I paid on ebay was well worth it, just to avoid any hassles.
     
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    Yeah, I did the BBTS preorder and now I'm kind of glad I didn't cause someone to subject themself to that joke of organization.
     
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    Well here's my SDCC haul, I guess it was ok:
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    Alt Rodimus
    Titanium Menasor
    ML She-Hulk
    ML Stan Lee
    Pink Tribute Astro droid
    MCQ Obi wan and Yoda
    Gold Destro exclusive
    Silver Destro exclusive
    GL Kilowag
    GL Guy Gardner
    Black suit Superman
    ML Thor
     
  17. NGW

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    NICE

    Where were they selling the ML Stan Lee, I was trying to find that yesterday.
     
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    At the Hasbro booth. It went quick.
     
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    Hasbro...

    Sorry, still in a semi-ranting mood. Glad you were able to get one at least. I do wish I had picked up some figures, but Hasbro was just being impossible...and the merchant booths that did have things I wanted..I either couldn't afford (MP05..which was amazing to actually see in person, Hybrid Style Black Convoy) or were being visciously scalped (Reissue Soundwave...at 100% mark up, with STACKS of the figure in stock -_-).
     
  20. colley

    colley Chou Henshin!

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    Out of curiousity, did they have any Alts OTHER than Rodimus available for purchase?
    If so, and they had Wheeljack, would someone try to snag one for me? Will totally reimburse you.
     

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