One of the things I was initially excited about in regards to NYCC was that Kirk Hammet, lead guitarist of Metallica, was doing a signing. He was promoting his new book - Too Much Horror Business, which details his horror movie memorabilia collection. I've been a Metallica fan since 1986, and this would have been a cool opportunity.
Alas, when I arrived I found out that I had to be there a day earlier to get a ticket, to then stand in a line that seemingly went on forever. I decided I had better things to do.
I did not get a chance to meet Kirk Hammet, but I did get to photograph his toy.
This piece is from Kirk's toy company, KVH Toys. Yes, it's basically him as a toy.
There was also a limited glow version
There were some other neat things on display, but most of the cool stuff was sold out by the time I got there on Saturday.
Secret Base X Rockin Jelly Bean Devilman Poster and Figure set
See-through Spongebob vinyl
Secret Base MISS MYSTERIOUS GAGA ikotsu musume
Secret Base Usugrow Rebel Ink Super Fest exclusive red version
Stormtrooper that has been run through a hipster filter
They had a few cases full of stuff from their store. I noticed this cool combining Voltron clock in there.
So yeah, no Kirk Hammet. Ah well.