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Destroy All Podcasts DX Episode 276 - San Jose Super Toy Comic & Collectible Show Mar. 9-10 '13

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I love going to this thing it's gross as heck, but fun

My Haul:
Supreme Starscream Complete
1/100 Wing Gundam Custom (special operations version)
PV Rick Dias
Transformers Cybertrop Mudflap
Voltes V Gashapon
Other odds and ends

Early Bird is the way to go for sure.

Also, I met Jeremy last time I think in december there. I was the asian guy with glasses and a shaved head.

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Posted by thehappyknife on 18 March, 2013 - 17:40
Toy Show

It's definitely kind of gross, but I usually have fun there. It was nice meeting you before! I definitely remember. Nice haul. The Voltes V gashapon sounds cool. Did you take any pics?

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 19 March, 2013 - 19:08
Toy Show!

The announcer wasn't so much robotic as completely unenthusiastic. "I guess we have some people here, or something. I think one of them was, like, in Aliens? Or Lost in Space? Something like that, whatever, come get an autograph or something if you want."

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The thing about this time around was that it was a lot more *commercial*--like, there were a lot more people who looked like this was a business, rather than a swap meet or a flea market. The guy next to our booth, in particular, had a business going to Target/Wal-Mart/TRU and buying out their clearance section, then selling it cheap at shows like this one.

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I don't think any of the Seeker-jet variations were stuff that NASA actually did, although NASA did do research work with modified F-15 aircraft (which show up in, of all things, "Patlabor 2".)

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Nicole thought that little Nickick thing was absolutely hilarious, especially when I jiggled it around and made the legs flop back and forth.

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What's under K-Mart is the local-brand department stores, that have like four or five mall stores in the suburbs around a large city but don't have a national presence.

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Talking about weird old 1980s cartoons, remember Robotix? (neither does anyone else! haw!)

I remember seeing exactly one episode of that cartoon, in which a group of good guys got trapped in a cave. One guy says "Looks like a booby trap!" Another replies "And we're the boobies!"

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Posted by RobotBastard on 19 March, 2013 - 17:22
Modified F-15s

Hmm. Actually looking at pictures, it seems like Ramjet looks more like the F-16 XL wings on an F-15 fuselage. Weird.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Dynamics_F-16XL

http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/Fleet/Small/EC97-44165-149.jpg

And NASA definitely tested the F-16 XL http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/F-16XL1/index.html Looks like they also tested some F-15 variants: http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/index.html

There's only one episode of Robotix! It was a pilot and was never picked up for a show! We should podcast on it. It's a "movie".

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 19 March, 2013 - 19:05
 
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