What's the coolest item you've had signed at a con?

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  1. Hiro Prime

    Hiro Prime Cybertronian Guru Veteran

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    As the title states...

    What's the coolest item you've had signed at a con, and who signed it?

    I have two for this, one Transformer, and one Comic.

    The TF one is a MIB Blast Punch Optimus Primal. I had Gary Chalk sign it at the Botcon the year it first came out. (I'm blaking on the year right now) I was setting up my table as he was walking around looking. He noticed it on the shelf behind me and asked if he could see it as he hadn't seen that toy before. So I handed it to him and talked with him for a bit. He remembered me from an earlier Botcon and asked how I was doing. After about 10 mins. he was starting to walk off and I asked him if he'd sign the toy. He did.

    Later that afternoon I was telling a buddy about talking with Gary and showed him the autograph on the box. He said I should have had him sign it and added the note first signed next to the signature since he'd never seen one before. So the next time I saw Gary I asked him if he'd add the that little note. He did and it now sits in a glass display case along with all of my other treasured TF items.


    The comic autograph is Stan Lee's which I had got from him at the '95 Chicago Comicon. The item is a little strange and has a story of it's own. The item: a comic backboard. The story...

    I had bought a sketch book for the show following the advice of a friend of mine that if I took the book up to an artist to sign, that they'd most likely do a little sketch too. So I was taking the book to every artist I could to get signed durring the show. At one booth, I met with the colorist for the Ren and Stempy comic. She saw all of the sketches I had collected and offered to do a quick water color for me. She asked who I'd like done to which I replied any character she wanted. (a quick tip for those who try this, an artist is more likely to do a nice sketch if they get to draw a character they want instead of a character you want, especially if they are unfamiliar with the character you want.) So she painted me up a Donatello.

    She placed a Comic Backboard behind the page so it wouldn't mess up the next couple of pages of my book before it dried. That's when I bumbed into Stan Lee. He wasn't really signing anything at the show that year, but like any fan boy, I pushed my luck. Well as soon as I asked, we were surrounded by a mob who wanted his autograph too. Nice guy that he was, he apologized that he didn't have time to sign for everyone. But he winked at me and said since I was the first to ask he quick sign my book for me. So he turned the page that had been painted and signed the next one which just happened to be the comic backboard. Hehe, I don't think he even noticed as he was in a hurry. He then told me to enjoy the show and walked away into the crowd. That little piece of comic history is now framed and kept in a very cool dry place.

    So how about the rest of you?
     
  2. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    Man, Stan the man Lee is friggin awsome, i'd love to meet him someday.

    I have a signed Marvel Transformers issue #69 signed by Peter Cullen and Simon Furman but i wasn't present to see it signed.
    But i do have a signed pic of Drew Carey that he signed for me in Afgahnistan as well as a signed shirt by David Letterman. I had my pic taken with Roger Clemens and Robin Williams also, but that camera meet an unfortunate accident. :( 
     
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    Botcon art contest 2006 winning entry (2D computer generated category), Signed by Eric Siebenaler.
     
  4. Victorysabre

    Victorysabre Born to Transform

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    The look on Peter Cullen's face when I asked him to sign my Nike Convoy was priceless. He held it out and looked at like "what is this?"

    Other than that, my favorite signed item is my Spotlight Kup. I had Nick sign the cover (where he drew a little waving "Zombie-bot" and he signed the sketch page in the back with "Thanks" written in. Probably because I had just gushed at him that Spotlight Kup was the best TF comic ever. I think my words were "I've never wanted a sequel to a TF comic so badly." He seemed touched. Great guy.
     
  5. alphie

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    The coolest item for me would be my MIB Optimus Prime AM radio I had Cullen sign one year. He was just signing away when he suddenly leaned back and said, "I'm on a radio."

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  6. xZAOx

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    I had Cullen sign one of the pack-in animation cells from the G1 Season 1 boxset and the rhino release of the movie. Those are pretty standard though.

    But I had Kaye sign my 2006 BW Megs bio card, and my BW Season 1 boxset. He signed on top of Primal with "This is me now...yessssss". That was pretty neat.
     
  7. gen1fan

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    Best thing I got sign was at 07 botcon and was the following items.
    a gen 1 Optimus Prime Trailer, 20th Anniversary OP, Moive OP, Full Op statue signed on the leg. My Primus pass my Peter Cullen and Rob Orci.

    What was even better was final meet the Peter Cullen.
     
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    i had peter cullen sign an original animation cel from the move. to scene where prime gets teh shrapnel in his side.
     
  9. Optimus Scourge

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    I've been lucky enough to meet Peter Cullen at 3 'cons, and I've had my MIB Optimus Prime and MIB Ironhide signed, but the first time I met him at Botcon '04, he signed my Black Jafcon Prime :D  That would be the coolest for me

    Also had David Kaye sign my BW TM Megatron in '07, that was cool, too, but meeting Cullen takes the cake

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    G1 MISB Pepsi Optimus Prime signed by the man himself :rock 
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  11. ckhtiger

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    standing right behind optimus scourge and arcee in line last year, yet without even knowing it, I had cullen sign a g1 optimus' legs on the flat side.
     

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