Monday, June 23, 2014
Crap, my hand blocked out my Boba Fett t-shirt from Super 7. That was the whole point of the picture.
Despite the fact that Santa Rosa was recently named the 5th Snobbiest Mid Size City in the United States don't let that deter you from going to the Santa Rosa Toy Con. It was a lot of fun and everyone was very nice. The vendors and fans seemed to genuinely want you to be there. There was plenty of room to move around Mason and I had fun. Not a lot of Japanese toys, but I did manage to pick up something really cool. More on that below. Not sure it's really the Bay Area's largest toy convention. Perhaps by square footage, but I think the San Jose Toy Show does have more vendor tables or at least that's my impression. But the show did have more charm than San Jose. The vendors are nicer and the atmosphere seemed more relaxed. Small town charm I would call it. None of that frenzied I'm going to cut out your heart for that toy vibe here. Worth checking out.
These display cases are pretty cool. but at $80 a pop, a bit spendy.
Free Hot Wheels...!!??? What?
Was thinking of buying one of these Robo Cop guns. One was just a replica. the other was an airsoft gun. But both were $150 each. pass.
I did buy this Hot Wheels trailer set. the ramp comes down so you can drive the Willy up. cool.
Ghost Busters was a theme today.
No this Popy tank wasn't $9.99. More like $110.
That's Ernie Hudson on the right. One of the original Ghost Busters.
Probably should have passed on these kits. $5 each. but they suck.
Here is my prize. $10 Astro Boy. the eyes light up..!!
I left off a few parts so you can check out the skeleton inside. love this.