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NYCC 2012: Nerds take Manhattan

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The whole designer toy thing

The whole designer toy thing imploded years ago. The designer toy scene was really cool back around 2005 when it was fun and innovative, but now it's mostly dumb ugly blobs of plastic. How many neon painted glow in the dark, one eyed pieces of crap do we need? Apparently a lot. It seems like these collectors lost their sense of determining whether something actually looks cool or not. Now it's just fools throwing away BIG money for uninspired dog toys that don't even have squeakers.

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Posted by Scrubby on 18 October, 2012 - 14:39
You aren't kidding about the

You aren't kidding about the crowds!

I generally prefer small, regional cons when I get the rare urge to congregate. When I started attending PAX in 2011, I experienced a touch of claustrophobia at the crowds. But oh, man, they are NOTHING compared to NYCC. There is no way that con meets fire codes. I grew up in NYC, so I'm not a meek guy in crowds. There is no pushing your way through the NYCC crowd. It took me 40 minutes to walk across half the floor last year (something that would take, at most, 10 minutes at another con). When I had the great fortune to be included with the press for the Avengers meet and greet, I thought there was going to be violence. The crowd was totally out of control, trying to force it's way up onstage.

There was tons of cool stuff to see. But I'll definitely think twice before going again! LOL

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Posted by japester on 18 October, 2012 - 14:58
I can't believe that dealer

I can't believe that dealer wanted 90 bucks for an incomplete thunder megazord! What a rip off!

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 18 October, 2012 - 20:00
Yeah, charging eBay prices

Yeah, charging eBay prices like that in person is no good.

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Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on 19 October, 2012 - 12:09
Great covereage Josh. I

Great covereage Josh. I looked for you all over man hoping I get to meet you but it was not meant to be. I thought of tweeting you but of course I got no signal in the main halls. Regardless good see all the pics and coverage and your personal thoughts and adventure on the show itself.
Heres my photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/unit78/sets/72157631802553241/

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Posted by NEOGETTER on 19 October, 2012 - 09:43
 
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