TF-Expo Wichita, KS 8/4/2012

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  1. Grendel1979

    Grendel1979 Well-Known Member

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    Who's going from the boards this year? Last year was small but a lot of fun. Can't wait for this year with the announced guests.
     
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    starbasetoys Cybertronian Trader

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    I missed it last year, but I'm gonna try to make it this year. Where can I get info about getting a dealers table?
     
  3. Jumpstart17

    Jumpstart17 Legacy of Bumblebee......

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    PM or you can find the TF Expo page on facebook and direct message us..... also you can go to TF Expo 2012 and buy one right off the site :) 
     
  4. Grendel1979

    Grendel1979 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Jumpstart17 I've bought 2 tables at different times (one before Botcon and then a second after talking to Phil during the BotCon customization class) do i need to contact someone to make sure that they are next to one another?
     
  5. Jumpstart17

    Jumpstart17 Legacy of Bumblebee......

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    Phil would be the guy.... I beleive they have a couple people who are doing 2 tables and they are doing really good about putting them together :) 
     
  6. Autobot City Comics 2008

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    I am from little rock Arkansas am plan on making it up there what was the attendance last year ?
     
  7. Grendel1979

    Grendel1979 Well-Known Member

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    I spent all day in the dealer room and it was packed except for a lull around lunch time. I believe last year was free though so I'm not sure what to expect this year.
     
  8. Autobot City Comics 2008

    Autobot City Comics 2008 Drama Geek

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    i c we get one autogragh from Gary are we allowed to bring an item to get signed ?
     
  9. gen1fan

    gen1fan G1 PRIME FROM VA TFW2005 Supporter

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    if they would change this to a 2day show i would think more about going as a dealer. Until that happen i cannt see making that long of a drive for a 1 day show
     
  10. Autobot City Comics 2008

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    and do walk ins get an autograph, like if we pay at the door or is it for pre-registeration only ?
     
  11. Jumpstart17

    Jumpstart17 Legacy of Bumblebee......

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    There will be plenty of autograph sessions, but we are going to allow only one autograph per person (to be fair to everyone) after that Garry will be charging (I beleive this is right) You are allowed to bring items :)  As long as you've paid admission you can get in the autograph line. Our pre regs are getting a early entry though. We had around 150 people (at least) last year and we are hoping for more seeing as we have a MUCH better space, more room, and LOTS OF A/C!!!! YAY!
     
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    Grendel1979 Well-Known Member

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    I get what you are saying. Its perfect for me as i can drive-in the morning of, set-up, sell, pack-up and then drive home as I live only 3 hours away. Last year my sales were mainly for small ($5 -$20) items. I did sell a few pieces for around the $100 mark (G1 Jetfire, Headmasters, etc). But with minimal travel and table costs, I made the same amount as selling one day at Botcon.

    This is truly a small fan convention. Its nice because no one is complaining about exclusives, long lines, or the hotel accomodations.

    You mean I won't need to change my shirt 3 times?!!!
     
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    Jumpstart17 Legacy of Bumblebee......

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    This is A LOT nice hotel and TRUST ME the hotel we had last year will NEVER get our business again! The guys are hopefully going to be on TV this week promoting it, My hubby is goign to have a table this year too, Hoping make a little money, stop by and say hi to him, I'll be running around like a chicken with my head cut off working it, the booth it Dub K/ retro toy fusion we're going to bring a little bit of everything! Thinking of even bringing our Power ranger figs LoL Hoping it does good
     
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    The previous hotel stole my hand truck. I still hate them with a passion.

    I'll have a ton of complete G1 and parts, some BW since Gary will be there, Botcon, TFCC, and SDCC exclusives, and maybe some diaclone.
     
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    Jumpstart17 Legacy of Bumblebee......

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    Keep spreading the word, we are so ready!!
     
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    Its Tomorrow!!!!!! Spent all of last night packing. Below is a sample of what I am bringing along with two tubs of junkers, hundreds of accessories, plus many more items:

    Animated Waspinator
    Armada Unicron
    Beast Wars Fox Kids TM Tarantulas
    Beast Wars Inferno
    Beast Wars Megatron
    Beast Wars Optimal Optimus
    Beast Wars Takara C-12 B'Boom
    Beast Wars Transmetal II Megatron (Dragon)
    Beast Wars Tripredacus Agent
    Beast Wars II Megastorm
    Botcon junkions
    Botcon Optimus kick-off
    Botcon 2010 cindersaur and rapido
    Classics 2pack Megatron
    Classics Astrotrain (1 of 2)
    Classics Astrotrain (2 of 2)
    Classics Grimlock
    Classics Jetfire
    Classics Megatron
    Classics Mirage
    Classics Rodimus
    Classics Rodimus
    Energon Barricade (1 of 2)
    Energon Barricade (2 of 2)
    Energon Megatron
    Energon Swoop
    G1 Weirdwolf
    G1 Weirdwolf
    G1 Actionmaster Devestator
    G1 Actionmaster Mainframe
    G1 Actionmaster shockwave
    G1 Actionmaster Wheeljack
    G1 Apeface
    G1 barrage
    G1 Battletrap
    G1 Beachcomber
    G1 Beachcomber
    G1 beastbox
    G1 Birdbrain
    G1 Blaster
    G1 Blastoff
    G1 Blitzwing
    G1 Bristleback
    G1 Broadside
    G1 Bruticus
    G1 Bruticus
    G1 Buzzsaw
    G1 Buzzsaw
    G1 Camshaft
    G1 Chopshop
    G1 Cosmos
    G1 Cosmos
    G1 Defensor
    G1 Devastator (1 of 3)
    G1 Devastator (2 of 3)
    G1 Devastator (3 of 3)
    G1 Dirge
    G1 Doublecross
    G1 Downshift
    G1 Drill Dasher
    G1 eject
    G1 Firstaid
    G1 Frenzy
    G1 G2 Megatron (1 of 2)
    G1 G2 Megatron (2 of 2)
    G1 Galvatron
    G1 Gnaw
    G1 Grapple/inferno
    G1 Grrove
    G1 Hardhead
    G1 Highbrow
    G1 Hoist
    G1 Huffer
    G1 Icepick
    G1 Ironhide
    G1 Jetfire
    G1 Jetfire
    G1 Jetfire
    G1 Kickback
    G1 Laserbeak
    G1 Laserbeak
    G1 Laserbeak
    G1 Leozack
    G1 Menasor
    G1 Mirage
    G1 Motormaster
    G1 Octane
    G1 Omega Supreme
    G1 Optimus Prime
    G1 overdrive
    G1 Perceptor
    G1 Pretender grimlock
    G1 Prowl
    G1 Quake
    G1 Quickmix
    G1 Ramhorn
    G1 Ramhorn
    G1 Ramjet
    G1 Ransack
    G1 Ransack
    G1 Ratbat
    G1 Ravage
    G1 Ravage
    G1 Red Alert Takara Reissue
    G1 Reflector
    G1 Rewind
    G1 Rodimus Prime
    G1 Rumble
    G1 Rumble
    G1 Runabout
    G1 Runabout
    G1 Runamuck
    G1 Scorponock
    G1 Scourge
    G1 Scowl
    G1 Seaspray
    G1 Shockwave
    G1 Shrapnel
    G1 Siren
    G1 Skullgrin
    G1 Skystalker
    G1 Slag
    G1 Slog
    G1 Sludge
    G1 Slugfest
    G1 Snarl
    G1 Soundwave
    G1 Soundwave
    G1 squalktalk
    G1 Steeljaw
    G1 tailgate
    G1 Throttlebots
    G1 Thundercracker
    G1 Topspin
    G1 Trailbreaker
    G1 Trypticon
    G1 Ultra Magnus
    G1 Warpath
    G1 warpath
    G1 Wildfly
    G1 windcharger
    G2 Constructicons
    G2 Grimlock
    G2 Ramjet
    G2 Slag
    G2 Space Case
    G2 Strafe
    Generations/RTS BiS Cyclonus
    Generations/RTS Drift
    Generations/RTS Lugnut
    Generations/RTS Skullgrin
    Generations/RTS Solar Storm Grappel
    Generations/RTS Strafe
    Gobots Puzzler
    Henkei KO Thundercracker
    MASK Raven
    ROTF Bludgeon
    RTS legends Gold Bumblebee
    RTS legends Megatron
    RTS legends Prime
    RTS legends Prowl
    RTS legends Starscream
    RTS legends Trailcutter
    SG Omega Doom
    TFCC Runamuck
    Universe Acid Storm
    Universe Galvatron
    Universe Hardhead w/Upgrade
    Universe Hound
    Universe Prowl
    Universe Springer Vs. Ratbat Target 2Pack
    Universe Sunstreaker
    Universe Superion
    Voltron Vehicle Voltron
    WFC Megatron
    WST Blaster
    WST Bumblebee
    WST Grimlock
    WST Hotrod
    WST Jazz
    WST Megatron
    WST Optimus Prime (anime)
    WST Optimus Trailer
    WST Prowl
    WST Red Alert
    WST Shockwave
    WST Sideswipe
    WST Slag
    WST Sludge
    WST Snarl
    WST Soundwave
    WST Starscream
    WST Swoop
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  18. Jumpstart17

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    If you didn't come tf expo this year YOU MISSED OUT!! It was amazing, escepially the meet and greet pizza party with Garry and Matt frank! SCRIPT READING WAS A HIT AND CONGRATS TO THE GAL THAT WON DID AN AMAZING JOB! It was small and mighty and I can only hope Garry will come back as he was too funny and being able to spend lots of one on one time with him instead of being rushed like at some of the bigger cons was great! and I can't say enough about Matt frank and how talented he is, super talented and super funny. He drew an amazing sketch for me and my hubby after we sat and talked during some dead time in the dealers room! Great day!!
     
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    The con was awesome!

    The good: Got Scourge Repo stickers. I had no idea someone from Repo Stickers was gonna be there. It should have been advertised!

    The great: Bought a collection for an absolute song with a complete G1 Fort Max, G1 MIB Apeface, complete Punch/counterpunch, G1 Gunrunner, and more from a random guy that walked up to my booth.

    The Bad:

    Wife was mad after I bought the collection but better after I explained how much of a deal it was.

    It also seemed like attendance was down from last year. However those that attended were definitely the more hardcore fans and spent much more $. My sales were up 50% from last year and I sold much higher priced items.

    The ugly: My favorite memory was the individual (who I will not name) telling me how bad Beast Wars was in front of Gary's table. Priceless!
     
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    I didn't realize he was right there!
     

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