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What do you plan on buying at ACEN this year? Or what do you usually tend to buy at conventions? I'm curious

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

So i was just making a mental checklist of what I was going to buy this year. I'm planning on getting a body pillow, a kuroshitsuji figurine, a kuroshitsuji artbook, Harry Potter doujinshi, maybe a plushie or two, and jewelry. Perhaps some clothes. ^_^ OH, and manga.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:04 PM

I want Rozen Maiden stuff. And Final Fantasy stuff.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

Mostly figures; particularly Evangelion and Panty & Stocking ones.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:42 PM

All I am searching for is Merch related to anything Key related (Kanon, Clannad, Air) and missing volumes of manga in my collections.

Figures are a rare purchase unless it's a really pretty one from a series I really love.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:39 PM

Mostly figures as well, few gundam kits, an ocarina, some posters, prints,some knick nacks. But I am mainly on the search for this fancy lady Posted Image
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

^^^^Omg I want that.
This year I'm looking for:-Anime T-shirts (as usual)-A new key chain and phone charm-A few art books-And a Catbus or Totoro plushie

I'll also have my eye out for decently priced figures. I'd really like a few One Piece and Persona figures. And I'll be checking for good manga deals.But I've got a strict budget due to an unforeseen trip I have to make right on the Sunday of con, so I probably won't even get half of that unless I haggle a bit.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:47 AM

Spice & Wolf art book, Soukyugurentai for the Sega Saturn, and maybe some Pony stuff.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:26 AM

View PostSir Viver, on 20 April 2012 - 12:47 AM, said:

Spice & Wolf art book, Soukyugurentai for the Sega Saturn, and maybe some Pony stuff.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:10 AM

Dealers Room: planning to see if Hendane might have a copy of the Windows version of Galaxy Angel. It's remarkably difficult to find, so I suspect that I'll have to use an import service. And if any board game vendor offers bargains, I'll give them a chance. Otherwise, I don't expect to spend much in the dealers room. Generally speaking, I can find a good percentage of the dealers room items at local stores, and nearly everything is available through online retail.

Artist Alley: I look for clever, unique things... especially ones that are durable enough that they won't be ruined by the time I get home. I also look for content related to series that I'm currently enjoying, especially if it doesn't cost too much. For instance, while I liked Bakemonogatari, I don't feel compelled to spend money on import figures. And while I've enjoyed MLP:FIM, I'm still holding off on buying one of the quality shirts from We Love Fine.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:28 AM

Figures mostly..but I'll keep my open for paper and discs.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:38 AM

Im searching for a one piece and dbz cross over figure with zoro and piccolo switching clothes. Other then that, random game stuffs. that persona figure it pretty boss, love her character too.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:33 AM

For me anything Rukia^^ Already have a custom plush waiting for me lol. body pillow, nice art from the artist alley, the player arts kai and bravis figures. few doujinshis X3 LOL also my first master grade model kit or kits lol.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:39 AM

My main goals for A-Cen:
-Any OOP CLAMP volumes or series I'm missing (Angelic Layer, Chobits, and Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, just to name a few)
-Angelic Layer DVD singles I'm missing (2-5 and 7) to complete my artbox
-If available, any Akuma to Love Song or Glass Mask Japanese volumes (I don't know if there will be any vendors that deal in Japanese manga, or if I'll have to go to Mitsuwa's bookstore)

Otherwise, I'll be seeing what cheap manga I can pick up to help complete or catch up on several of my series, and maybe see if Funimation will have the FMA: Brotherhood movie available as a con-early release. As well as buttons, possibly some dollfie clothes, and a new purse or tote.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:46 AM

if its cheap i may even get a perfect grade to keep on hand for "when im ready" LOL

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

Anything that strikes my fancy, though I'm hoping to find some hard to find items like Angelic Layer and Princess 9. Maybe if I can find some CLAMP mangas as well, that'd work out nicely. Stuff like that. ^_^


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

things, a dvd/bluray of battle royal, and a pokemon doll, hopping to find one of the Leavanny or sandile line.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

Dealer's room: probably some doujinshi if I can find anything I like. I'll probably check for Kyoko/Sayaka stuff primarily. Maybe some of my Hetalia ships that I don't have much of, but I mostly want het and yuri stuff. Hen Da Ne seldom delivers for het and yuri from yaoi-heavy fandoms, sob. Maybe a visual novel, though idk what. Figures tend to be overpriced at cons so idk if I'll actually buy any or not, but I'll have my eyes open for figures of Dead Master and Canaan. If I see anything MLP: FiM or Dragon Age that I like, I'm all over that. Possibly small Hetalia merchandise that I don't already have, though there isn't a whole lot that I want but haven't gotten. Madoka and Panty and Stocking merchandise are also big ones. Maybe some Sengoku Basara one coins that I don't already have. I'd like a Kenshin for my Kasuga in particular. Also a collar. I love collars okay. And Pawstar makes good stuff. Also Fate/ things oh yes. I'm generally a big fan of small merchandise. Stuff like phone charms, keychains, trading figures and gashapon, etc. Cute little cheap things rock.

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Basically looking for stuff from my main fandoms, in short.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

Hopefully I'll get a chance to buy some Baterangs before they sell out again.
Also looking for a new utility and butterfly knives.
Maybe some MLP:FiM stuff at the artist alley and any Gundam models that catch my eye.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

View PostKii, on 20 April 2012 - 01:26 AM, said:

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Problem? Posted Image
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:28 PM

View PostSir Viver, on 20 April 2012 - 12:52 PM, said:

Problem? Posted Image


I'm not upset, I'm just disappointed in you.
Edit: Beeteedubz Kohl's has sort of chibi FiM pony figurines in their children's department for like 3 or 5 dollars.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

View PostKii, on 20 April 2012 - 01:28 PM, said:

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I'm not upset, I'm just disappointed in you.
Edit: Beeteedubz Kohl's has sort of chibi FiM pony figurines in their children's department for like 3 or 5 dollars.


Did you watch these, at least? I know somepony gave you a lackluster introduction to the series, but...

Season 2, Episode 1
Season 2, Episode 2
Featuring this guy.

Edit: Also, thanks. Will be checking out Kohl's this weekend. :3

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

I'm thinking a t-shirt, keychain, phone charm, magnets, and maybe art.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

T-shirts mostly. Maybe some manga, artist alley goods, and maybe video games if rare or cheap. :)
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

-Rare artbooks that I can't find on ebay

-Plushies that I can't find on ebay

-doujinshi that I can't find

-really really cheap manga

I also get art commissions as well :3
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

O_O I was just looking at merch, considering I am on an extremely tight budget due to some unforeseen events involving my funds (originally was bringing $100 to spend but there some things I need to take care of before con). Unfortunately I'll only have a good $40 to spend on merch because of budgeting, hopefully next year I'll put about $200 to the side.

Dealer's Hall: Charms, keychains, anything that might be related to series I'm into currently. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Code Geass, Vocaloid (just now starting to love them), possibly looking for merch related to Sailor Moon and xxxHolic. My life would be more complete if I could afford the Yu Yu Hakusho box set to get signed but meh.

Artist Alley: Buttons! I always get at least ten to fifteen buttons for my bags every ACEN! Also going to be looking at specific booths, certain webcomics I read online and want to support. May actually shell out for cheap T-shirts and hats during Sunday if I still have enough.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

A nice top hat if any.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

Probably buying some figures of some sort, and a lot of other stuff I shouldn't be wasting money on :D

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:43 AM

View PostThe Fujoshi, on 20 April 2012 - 06:23 PM, said:

-Rare artbooks that I can't find on ebay

-Plushies that I can't find on ebay

-doujinshi that I can't find

-really really cheap manga

I also get art commissions as well :3


Commissions are oddly addictive. It doesn't help that I have a tendency to ship things that no one else cares about, either. ='| I have a few pairings where my commissions for it were the first piece of art for the ship I ever found. My Monaco/Liechtenstein commission from last year, for instance.

I'm still trying to decide what I want this year, I need to pick a pose for my f!Hawke/Merrill...then figure out if I'm going with Hungary/fem!Austria, Hungary/fem!Prussia, fem!Prussia/fem!Germany, France/Seychelles, Kyoko/Sayaka, or Luna/Rarity for the second. So many choices!
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

Per my other topic, only J-Pop/K-Pop stuff this year. Maaaaaaybe a Gundam model (got my first last year and really enjoyed putting it together!). I always buy lots of anime junk and then never touch it again. Not this year! Going to practice some restraint. :)
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:18 AM

going to grab me some imported bullet hell games.can't get enough of those.
after that i usually prioritize any merch that is decent quality and white mage oriented, OR any art from the hall if i enjoy the artist's style.hmm, maybe i'll get someone to draw my character this year.that would be a first, me commissioning someone else as opposed to the other way around >.>
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