TF Expo 2018

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  1. Optimus4EVER

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    Great! Wish I could go. My friend just told me she got an email back from them but now wants to know what a Customs Class is...any ideas?
     
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    The tickets page says you get to assemble/paint/sticker your own custom transformer. My wife and I will both be doing it.
     
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    What is the likely hood of finding potp Elita and moonracer (need 2 Moonracer) for $25 & $16 at the expo?
     
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    There should be several venders there selling new Hasbro figures. They probably won’t know what they’ll have on hand until the show though.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Ok, my friend has a few other questions. (More will probably pop up as we get closer. Neither me nor she have ever been to any event like this so she is needing some advice on how to get the most out of this rare event)

    How much does Mr. Berger, Mr. Eiding, & Mr. Collar charge for autographs, pics, etc.?
    What is a video room? Aside from the obvious.
    How long do the panels for the actors run or is there even interviews or just a line of folks that get to talk a few minutes with each? (She needed to know as to whether she takes something specifically for recording long segments)
    If there is an interview panel, will both actors be on at the same time or will they be separate?
    If she had to bring a power cable to run say, a camcorder, would there be an outlet accessible for her to use?
    How much do the vendors charge for the action figures they sell? Are they reasonable or higher than what you would pay in stores?
    Who accepts credit cards? Or is this a cash preferred venue?
    Will there be mostly new stuff or old & new sold by the vendors?

    Is it better to purchase the $20 or the $75?
    Is the free t-shirt just standard or worth the higher end package price?
    What about the Watchbot exclusive, are they usually super cool or just meh?

    What kind of costumes usually are there that enter in the cosplay contest?
    What kind of tips can I give her for the contest?

    Please excuse all errors, keyboard is not working.
     
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    Um, hello?
     
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    As someone who's been to a couple of conventions, here's my experiences:

    Voice actors usually charge from around $20-$40. Some artists will sign for free or charge a fee for a sketch, it really depends
    Video room is where they'll probaby be showing movies or cartoons, they'll have a schedule closer to the convention.
    Panels maybe run around a hour or so, sometimes the guests will talk for a bit and then open it up to questions from the attendees
    They might have a schedule posted up closer to the convention so you'll know what the panels are and who'll be featured in them.
    There is usually outlets around the convention hall for people to charge their phones but to be safe and in case there's nothing convenient in the panel rooms bring some extra batteries.
    Prices at vendors will vary, you can always try negotiating.
    Cash is always preferred though some guests and vendors will be able to take credit cards through square
    Probably older stuff being sold as the hot new items tend to get snatched up quicker.
    With $70 you get the t-shirt and Watchbot exclusive, I don't know what that is so it's up to you whether it's worth it. If you're on the fence basic admission is your best bet
    You see all kinds of costumes, should be TF related of course :)  Just have fun with it!
     
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    Thanks dude!
     
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    Autographs should be $20 each. Casey normally charges $20 for a print and will usually give discounts for multiples, but that isn't set.

    Panels are normally an hour long. There will be time to ask questions during the panel and you should have some time to chat with the voice actors in the dealer room as well. You might also consider doing the dinner if you really want a unique experience with the voice actors.

    The schedule hasn't been set but the panels will be at different times.

    I'm not certain how many power outlets there will be. I'd suggest bringing an extra battery if you can.

    Vendors will have items from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars. Most of the newer items will be around retail price. Vintage figures will depend on condition and market value. A lot of times you can haggle, especially if you are buying several items. I would bring cash for what you plan on spending. Some dealers will take credit cards, but most of them are cash only.

    If you plan on getting autographs from both of the voice actors, I would just get a package for $75 since it includes admission, autographs for the 2 voice actors, a t-shirt, and the watch bot exclusive. The T-shirt will have a design exclusive to the show. The watch bot is a little transforming digital watch.

    There's usually a few people that dress up and there has been a cosplay contest in the past. Usually it's split between kids and adults. There's usually a few really good costumes.
     
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    Ah, I think I am ready to purchase tickets then, thanks guys. Big help! I really mean that! You guys rock!
     
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    Hi again, speaking on behalf of my friend who is actually going. She and I were wondering if any of you guys were going to be video recording the interviews. The only thing her family has that can record an hour long anything is a camcorder, the type that uses tapes. The thing is so old that it has to have a power cable cause the battery does not hold a charge. Because of this, and no real promise of an outlet, she was hoping one of you would send her, via me, a copy of the interviews if you do record. She has a camera but anything over 3 minutes it corrupts. That and it only records for 30 minutes. Please do not ask why.

    Thanks guys!
    She says see there & THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a blessed day!
    Op4EV
     
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    Anybody? She's pretty broke what with saving for Elita, Moonracer, and Novastar now too. The recorder may be out of her price range for a while.
     
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    Custom build a figure and royal crown exclusives revealed. Still don’t know what the test tube or watchbot exclusives are.
     

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    Oooooooh boy! Bring on the watch bot pics!
     
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    Test tubes and cosmic rust decal exclusives:
     

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    Yeah! And my costume is almost done too!!!!
     

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