The lines at SDCC this year...

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  1. rhinomilk

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    .... are way worse than last year. i think there were as many people at this preview night than Saturday last year. and the lines to buy toys were like 5x longer (S7 especially)

    just wanted to say that....
     
  2. Shirahama

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    I am soooo not surprised by this. The hobby has had 1 year to ferment since last year when alot of people got thier first taste and the word of mouth has probably exploded since then. There is probably only a small fraction of the people interested that are members on this site. Sometimes the guest count is double or triple of the member count when I look at the top page to see how many are online. Its just gonna get more insane.
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    it's not just toys though. there were so many more people there in general. there were already massive traffic jams, which is somewhat alarming because it was preview night.
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    Toy Tokyo was pretty chaotic. Spontaneous "lines", price checking, and traffic jamming. The guy selling Madballs was bugeyed and slackjawed. I told him "It's going to get a lot worse." He just shook his head.
     
  5. Count

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    What guy selling madballs?!
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    I saw the banner up a pic of the TT booth. What's up with those?

    Spill it!
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    Oh yeah I saw the banner, so are those actually being released finally?
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    $25 for a set of 5, at least that's the price here
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    Not too bad a price really!
     
  10. exeter

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    on thursday the pre reg line was longer then walk in
     
  11. scud80

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    i think this is the first time they've actually had days sell out (fri+sat both sold out). wandering around seems similarly slow compared to last year until you want to stop and actually buy something, and then it just gets stupidly slow.

    one big problem is that most (all?) vendors aren't really prepared for the crush, or as prepared as they could be. the line at s7 would be quicker if they had their inventory on the computer instead of on a set of printouts which have to be consulted for product codes. munky king was writing letters on every raffle ticket to indicate what it was for ... which is totally unnecessary (toytokyo did this at first but fixed it the 2nd day). plus the convention center's wireless network just isn't powerful enough to handle that much simultaneous traffic efficiently.
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    sounds like chaos!!!
     
  13. exeter

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    yeah this is the first year it sold out and i almost didnt get to go today.but luckily i got some strings pulled. i heard next year its moving to la
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    this may bea retarted question, but do they do this in NYC? and if they do (i think maybe they do?) is it like this with all the vinyl were all after?
     
  15. jebcrow

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    there is something similar at the javits center...but not with the vinyl we're all after unfortunately...

    why doesn't the sdcc move to london?? :D it is only logical :?
     
  16. eg93

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    The Lines were insane this year! Especially the line to Hall H. Cant believe everyday is sold out. Back to fight the crowds tomorrow. :shock:
     
  17. exeter

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    hall h was pretty cool today .... iron man mk iii was totally worth it
     
  18. abelincolnjr

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    New York Comic Con is considerably smaller in the toy department, Toy Tokyo was there and a couple other places but there was only those Secret Base American Spirit splatter sets last year (blech) and some of those Skull Zombis (blech too). I'm sure there was a couple more things, oh biskup was there with clear pollards but not much else.
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    really? why would they do that?
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    LA holds many conventions, but I'm wondering how bad will it really be if it is in LA. I doubt that rumor, although it will be cheaper for me since it's a 15 minute drive in non-rush hour. I can only imagine the massive gridlock!!! Are you sure you didn't mishear that it was for the Anime convention? Because they will hold it there next year.

    Anyways, back to the og topic. Yeah, I was wondering the same thing on preview night. It was really crowded like a regular day, I was wondering WTF?! Last year you could move pretty freely. This year you had to squeeze by people. Must be that bs selling of the 3 day and 4 day passes.
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    It'd be cool if they held it in Vegas, I'd way rather go there than San Diego. Not bashing SD, but next to Vegas.....cmon!!!!
     
  22. irsk

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    my 2008 4-day ticket info said san diego so i doubt there are any moves
     
  23. Rich

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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    Hell yeah to that !!

    I went there a few years ago and want to make it back so bad. That place is crazy fun !
     
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    The lines at SDCC this year...
    i've never been,,,but vegas is my idea of hell...

    if they move it anywhere,,,it should be sf or nyc...
     
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    Vegas ain't so bad 8)
     

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