Things I Bought At MegaCon: Day 3
Yo, I’m not gonna lie right now, I’m pretty fucking broke and upset with myself. I walked into the convention with $80 in my wallet and I don’t know where half of it went. This article isn’t helping me, either. This listing things I bought thing was a stupid idea.
First four rows of photos, comics: Obviously. I walked into this booth and say signs that read “Batman issues, 6 issues for $5.” Then I turned around and read “Marvel annual issues, 6 for $5.” Then I turned to the right and read four more signs along the same lines as the first two. Then I looked down and shit was literally oozing from my pant legs from excitement.
Most comic booths have a lot of shit they need to get rid of on Sunday night. Mainly because 1. They want last minute profit, and 2. They don’t want to carry boxes of shit that won’t sell back to their trucks. Usually on the final days of conventions, these booths do deep discounts on single issues/trade paper backs to lift some of that weight off. I would’ve been in heaven today if I hadn’t decided to spend all my fucking money on Friday and Saturday and saved it for comics today.
But I got some good steals. I spent $13 total for that stack of comics I got. The dealer sold me the comics at half price, meaning I was getting about 6 issues of random Batman, X-Men, Maxx, and other stuff for $2.50. Solid steals. I got the first issue of Ren & Stimpy and a couple of issues of Batman’s Knightfall storyline.
Fifth row, buttons: I don’t know what to say other than I really spent $5 on some fucking buttons.
Sixth row, the only thing I can say that was 100% worth it: a commission piece of Waka Flocka Flame. I asked this dude named Josh Hoye if he did commissions. He said yeah. I asked him if he could do something not really con-related. He said yeah. I said can you draw Waka Flocka Flame for me and ink it? He said yeah. So $30 later, here it is.
But wait. Let’s count the food I paid for ($10 pizzas from Papa Johns that were less than 11 inches), parking, drinks, and change to hand to friends when they needed an extra buck or two. Now the total comes to about…
Three-hundred-fucking-dollars-are-you-fucking-kidding-me. I spent $300 at MegaCon. What the fuck.
The Cheekiest Nintendo Figure Of Them All
This is Tharja from the recently released (and still pretty hard to find) Fire Emblem: Awakening for 3DS. She knows dark magic spells, is the best character in the game (fight me!), has cute bangs, and she also knows how to back that thang up like a true professional.
It seems like she’s quickly replacing Zero Suit Samus as Nintendo’s most sexily designed female character. The general consensus seems to be a mix of surprise and praise that Nintendo would let such a racy figure of one of their characters be produced. People are so excited that they’re even PhotoShopping the picture of the unpainted prototype!
I kind of wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo made Max Factory change the final design at the last minute to be more family friendly, but I really hope they leave it as is because I’m a huge pervert who enjoys tasteless things.
I Live in Weeaboo City, Florida
These photos are from a store located inside of Epcot’s World Showcase in the Japan pavilion. I snapped some photos tonight since I realize not everyone in the world gets a chance to go to Epcot, let alone Disney, as much as I do.
(I’ve got a year pass, and before you call me ‘lucky,’ realize that they cost $400 and I had to save up for a while to actually achieve it. Also, I’m not ‘lucky,’ for living next to Disney as Orlando is a terrible city.)
The store that sells these items is actually a real department store called Mitsukoshi. The store mainly exists on the east side of the world, with locations in Japan (where it originated from), Korea, Hong Kong, and China, with a few locations in Europe. The sole Mitsukoshi store that exists in all of North America is only at Disney’s Epcot in the Japan pavilion.
So it’s no wonder why so many weeaboos come to Epcot daily. And no, I don’t mean tourists who are interested in looking at Pocky all day, but I mean local/Floridian weeaboos. They really do exist there — I’ve seen them, and they come to Epcot pretty often.
There is a handful of kids who walk around the Japan pavilion and hang out there all day, spending tourist prices on Ramune and rocking their most stylish fedoras. Granted, I spend all day at Disney whenever I have the chance, but I also visit its three other parks, and I don’t choose to consume wasabi peas for dinner every chance I get to go. To each his own, I guess. Enjoy the photos of some of the merch located Mitsukoshi at Epcot, as well as a portion of my Saturday night.
Ghost in the Shell Arise [TRAILER]
Production I.G. is doing a prequel quadrilogy to the GitS franchise featuring a younger Kusanagi Motoko. The new character designs may take a little getting used to for some, but we’re just stoked to go back to the Ghost in the Shell universe with four new movies.
Also, anyone else immediately think of Akira in that scene with the red motorcycle?
Check it: More anime posts on Albotas
Buy: Metal finish Tachikoma figures
Pokémon TV App, Now Out and Free
The amount of Pokémon news that comes out every week honestly blows my mind.
Today saw the release of the official Pokémon TV app for iTunes and Google Play. Smartphone users can now download the video app to watch different episodes of the Pokémon animated television show. The app rotates 50 different episodes — get this — every single week.
The app is separated by region, which is really awesome, and every episode you can view is free to watch. The app will also be hosting full-length movies, starting with Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice from February 15-18. The app will also be debuting the animated short “Meloetta’s Moonlight Serenade” on February 15.
Join Zeon! Fantastic Gundam Propaganda Poster
Great art from Nick McLean. Could you imagine a Gundam MMO similar to that of Star Wars Galaxies where the factions actually mattered? A guy can dream.
All I know is we need more Gundam stuff in the East.
Check It: More Gundam on Albotas
Buy It: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3
We’re Going to MegaCon
I don’t know how many of our followers are from Florida, but just a heads up to those going to MegaCon 2013: We’re going too. Well, I am at least.
The con’s from March 15th through the 17th in Orlando, Florida. Media guests include Patrick Stewart, Lou Ferrigno, Billy West, Paul Blake, and a handful of other celebrities from Star Wars/Star Trek, and voice actors. Comic book guests include Neal Adams, Jason Adams, Frank Cho, Gail Simone, George Perez, and a TON of others I can’t even list without this being an obnoxiously long post.
So yeah, come out, I’ll see you. I’m taking photos (A giant gallery will come, cosplayers. I promise.) and doing a write-up of the event the week after. I might even take video. Maybe some of you will be in them.
U.S Release Trailer for New Studio Ghibli Film
Studio Ghibli is undoubtedly one of the best anime studios of all time. Ghibli has put out some of the best animated films at a consistent rate. They are back with their follow up to last year’s well received Secret World of Arrietty. From Up On Poppy Hill is the story of a girl dealing with the loss of her father while the 1964 Tokyo Olympics’ construction crew threatens their school house.
Directed by Goro Miyazaki (Tales From Earthsea) and written by Hayao Miyazaki.
Check It: More Film on Albotas
Buy It: The Secret World of Arrietty on Blu-ray
Hyperdimension Neptunia V Looks Hecka’ Weird
But weird in a good way.
This is the third installment of the Neptunia RPG series dropping March 12, 2013 for PS3. I never got to play the first two, but considering the series is about fan-service-y anime girl versions of popular video game consoles as they fight a literal console war, it’s pretty high up on my list of weird niche games that I need to play before I die.
Check out the trailer:
It’s like someone took a bunch of things that I’m totally all about and crammed ‘em into an RPG. On the real, I want action figures of every single character from this game.
Pre-order: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory
Jumbo Combattler V from Rotobox
Rotobox continue their stunning customization work with this tribute to Combattler Godaikin toy. True to the original, this Qee version combines five pieces to form the full robot. It’s a one-off and has already been sold, but you can still drool at all the photos here.
Albotip: The “V” in “Combattler V” is pronounced like the letter (as opposed to “five”) and stands for “Victory.”
Check it: More Rotobox posts from Albotas
Gundam graffiti spotted by ijustdontknow.
Check out this adorable Evangelion x Hello Kitty merch. The iPhone 5 case comes equipped with stickers of the Angels and other Eva themed stuff. They come in both black and white. They go for around 21 USD.
Then there is the Hello Kitty Unit-01. This thing is awesome and at around $23 USD, it would make an great addition to any EVA/Hello Kitty lover’s collection.
Now for EVA rebuild 3.33 to make it to US shores.
Creepy But Awesome My Neighbor Totoro Art
That fan theory about Totoro being a god of death is looking pretty relevant right now.
I would kill to have this sitting on my desk.
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Check Out: More Studio Ghibli on Albotas
Buy: My Neighbor Totoro