Going to have to regroup and figure out how much money to bring. I will get them and am happy to get the commemorative figures, but do we think these will be available elsewhere later on on different cards? 20 bucks to get a set to open is steep.
Especially since it seems like SDCC is a must this year! an expensive must.
Can't wait for tomorrow!
Rise and shine! I don't normally get up this early, but I've got a few things to do before driving over to the show. It feels like Xmas morning. I'll have a few extra F&F tickets, so if you need any, let me know. Wouldn't it be funny if Target/TRU got restocked this week while we're busy going to the show?
I think Target's waiting for the reset next week (some Target employees on RS say many Targets will probably wait for June 2, to do the reset AND get the Transformer Movie toys out on the same day). I haven't seen ANYTHING new there this week, so it makes sense.
If anyone would like to help a former LA local, who now lives in BFE and can't make it CIV, with the MCQuarrie CIV exclusives please send me a PM. I would love to get these but can't make it down for the festivities. Cheers.
I'm home now with a raging headache. Sensory overload, stale convention hall air, bad convention food. I have my exclusive figures and lots of photos. Some good food, sleep and a shower and I'll be ready for tomorrow.
The funniest thing I saw was a guy selling an "error figure" which was an Evolutions dirty sandtrooper in a Saga Clone card for $20- how many of those have we seen at retail? Also saw one booth that had a whole wall of Hot Wheels- how funny is that? The AFA booth is right across from Hasbro- lots of people getting their convention exclusives graded- suckers! In general,most places are charging almost triple for the Order 66 sets- what a laugh. I forgot how insane dealer prices can be. The upcoming Hasbro figure waves are looking awesome, and so is the GG Chewie Animated Maquette!
The costumes are great, especially Boom Box Boba Fett.
Update: I have an extra Concept R2/3PO or Concept Luke that I'll hold and trade for a SDCC exclusive Concept Grievous and Concept Yoda/Obi Wan set. Let me know...
Someone is getting me one of each of the two McQuarrie exclusives. They're pricey. Took going to about 3 Targets but I found the Alpha/Obi Wan set. There were plenty of the other two at the other Targets. I found the Alpha one at the Target off the 605 at Firestone. Not sure what city that is. They only had one. That Target also had the VTAC Bossk, Leia and IG-88. I passed. Bossk looks pretty awesome though. I'll wait till I see it for $9.99.
Galactic Barn Burner
CIV was not a very pleasant experience today. Had to wait in line for more 2 hours that wrapped around the convention center just to get in. Then had to wait in more lines for the exclusives, of which, the only ones I were able to get were the Animated Boba Fett from Shop Star Wars and the Concept C3-PO and R2-D2. The lines for Hasbro and Gentle Giant were just too crazy. Waited to get them towards the end of the day, hoping the lines would be shorter, only to find out that many of the exclusives were sold out for the day.
I was hoping to get all the exclusive shopping done today and enjoy some of the programming, but it looks like I'll have to try to get it all done tomorrow.