Wonder Festival 2009 Cancelled

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by soundwaveCA, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. soundwaveCA

    soundwaveCA Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    Posts:
    13,862
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    266
    Likes:
    +2
  2. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Posts:
    12,203
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    246
    Likes:
    +6
    That sucks. That's usually where all the cool upcoming toy pics come from. :( 
     
  3. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Posts:
    24,399
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Ohio
    Likes:
    +27
    :(  No...
     
  4. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Posts:
    12,203
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    246
    Likes:
    +6
    From the link:
     
  5. QuinJester

    QuinJester T. Bison

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    8,118
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +5
    What an ... interesting ... reason for a cancellation. They probably don't want to have faulty equipment grinding up random show attendees though, so I guess that's fair.
     
  6. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    21,949
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Georgia
    Likes:
    +157
    Man that's where Jaiza sells his figures, he missed the last one too. He still has a bunch aparently. He aparently gets a 1 day licence from takara to sell his figures only at the convention. They sell some cool specialties at that convention.
     
  7. Reeds

    Reeds Q-Wing Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Posts:
    2,460
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +0
    A little velvet rope and alotta stair could clear that right up.

    Anywho, its for the best for my wallet as they always have cool limited figures and repaints I have to snap up right after the event.
     
  8. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    20,575
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +51
    I got to agree that the reasons for the cancellation seems kinda weak though. I was looking forward to the new stuff that might have been on display.
     
  9. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Posts:
    3,209
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +10
    Too bad, but that doesn't stop the Toy companies from showing off their goods right ?

    I still have that feeling some wacko fooled with the escalator button, causing all the stampede. If this is true, I hope he/she gets what's coming.
     
  10. Rewind

    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Posts:
    17,019
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Likes:
    +117
    As someone who works in a metropolitan area with escalators everywhere, I can't help but wonder why this is an issue. Escalators are always breaking down and getting maintenance. It's an inconvenience for an afternoon or a whole day, but it's part of the deal. I don't see how an escalator problem in August could cause a major event cancellation the following February.

    Weirdness.
     
  11. QuinJester

    QuinJester T. Bison

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    8,118
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +5
    Well, replacing escalators (if they aren't repairable) can be a huge hassle as it pretty much involves removing the entire side of a building and rolling it in (labor costs are such that it's cheaper to just rip a building open and move it in whole as opposed to assembling it once it's inside), but you'd think six months would be plenty of time to do even that...

    Unless the whole escalator problem is indicative of larger problems with the venue that they simply haven't mentioned. Who knows?
     
  12. Rewind

    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Posts:
    17,019
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Likes:
    +117
    Heck, as industrious as the Japanese are 6 months should be enough time to demolish the building, rebuild it from the ground up and build a few fully functional Gundams to install by the escalators to catch people if they go tumbling again.
     

Share This Page