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  1. Headhunter

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    With the way the economy is right now I'm surprised I saw as many ppl as I did this year.
    I wanted to buy a bunch of stuff but I had to do some budgeting while I was looking around.
     
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    More so than ever this year, with Fri "Preview" night basically being a no-holds-barred sales fest (minus releases specifically scheduled for Sat).
    Briefly considered skipping the steep VIP ticket for a more reasonable weekend pass... boy would that have been a mistake! Wisely opted for 1 even before Rich announced his release schedule. But yeah, once PK's lotto ended Sat, I was legit donezo for the weekend. Remainder of the con was the good ol' struggle of fighting off impulse buys :dam:

    Had the same thought as well, and by all accounts the VIP crowd seemed super light this year (prob for the exact reason mentioned above).
    Also, the large mobs of overseas attendees (typically holding court in the most hyped-up lines) were almost non-existent. Totally understandable when factoring in a certain draconian Zero-Covid policy coupled with the current state of exchange rates. Would be lying if I said that missing element wasn't a welcome breath of fresh air though...

    On the topic of exchange rates, wanted to express my gratitude to all the JP vendors that attended. More than a few were noticeably absent, but still surprised to see the solid number who made the trip out. Travel & lodging must've been prohibitively expensive, but on the flip side, the $/¥ difference was a clear boon for sales priced in USD.

    All said, the entire con experience was probably the closest return to "normalcy" one could expect at this juncture... and damned if I didn't desperately NEED that.
    Huge shoutout to EVERYONE I saw and chatted with (even if just for a moment). Your faces were dearly missed!!
    Sofubi nerds/freaks/weirdos are the fucking BEST!! I ❤️ y'all BIG TIME!!!
     
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    Some thoughts. As a vendor/maker it was my best year yet. Friday was completely awesome, saturday was really slow... but when I added up my saturday sales it wasn't too bad. 9am to 7pm?!? For vendors it's a WTF kinda day. Wake up at 7 to try and be there at 8 divide the 2 add the 40 deep car line to get into the parking lot, minus your friend who forgot their badge, and we are already having fun before we get in the door. Sunday... by the time Sunday rolls around, I am beyond done, with helping out with CB starting wednesday eve. I'm wiped. Sunday was slow too, but at least I'm not on the floor for 10+ hours. My biggest takeaway, which has been tapped into here a bit. Last year makers saw that it was possible again, got excited and so this year loads of makers came back, but international travel is still pretty difficult, travel in general.... I think there were more attendees this year than last, it just didn't match the volume of vendors that came back this year. So, outside of CB, or a few other zones, it was pretty rough for vendors.
    I felt/feel pretty lucky to have a solid fanbase, and I'm delighted everytime someone picks something up from my table with all the awesome other choices they have.
    2 days total would be perfect for this show. Time enough to see all your favorites, explore the rest of the show, swing back to your favorites, sleep on it, and then chill out and buy t shirts, and anything you missed on day one, the second day.
     
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    Joe's a beauty. Great amount of detail and love the clear shell. Unfortunately no glow as far as I can tell.

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    ^^^ very jealous, thanks for sharing!
     
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