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From the awesome 10 for $40 manga deal I got:

-Real Bout High School vol. 1-4

-Gunslinger Girl vol. 1 & 2

-Love Hina 1, 4 & 5 (they were out of 2 & 3)

-Kurohime vol. 1

Gurren Lagann wallscroll

Eureka 7 wallscroll

Otakon 2008 t-shirt

2 other t-shirts

and ridiculous amounts of swag (too much to list and I'm lazy :))

Picking out wallscrolls was hard work this year >.<;; I eventually got those 2 in a 2 for $25 deal on sunday. I was really hoping for a C.C. wallscroll but all there was was LELOUCHE! Everywhere LELOUCHE!! I could be seen ranting by the time I got to the back of the dealer's room friday cursing the name of that blasted Lelouche.... They had two different wallscrolls with C.C. chilling in the back, but that wasn't good enough >.<;;

I also was debating on the various Haruhi wallscrolls. My shame drove me from getting the bikini version, and Haruhi on the lawn chair was tempting, but I was closest to getting the Haruhi girls in bunny outfits. Oh well :D

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lesse I picked up

Code Geass Pt 1

Gurren Laggen vol 2

Hellsing Boxset

Samurai 7 Boxset

Case Closed Season 1 Boxset

Jam Project CD

An-Cafe's new Album

Daizystripper's Dual-Single

Marbell's Album

Jam Project T-Shirt

Ghost Stories Boxset

Yoko Kanno's Be Human Album

Beastking Golion Vol 1

Kindaichi Case Files vol 8 (EXTREMMMMMELY HARD TO FIND)

Gintama Vol 5

Gintama Vol 6

Kare Kano vol 3

Sonic the Hedgehog Plushie

Giant Kirby Plushie

and that's about it for this year...next year I plan to spend.........well...probably twice as much xD

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How many of you got a Squishable? That was probably the best valued thing I purchased lol.

I could not find a father hat ANYWHERE! Did anybody get one?

Anyway heres what I got:

DVDs:

Kaleido Star New Wings True Star Collection Box- $40 at the ADV booth

DNAngel Box- $65 ath the ADV booth

Gunslinger Girl Box- $35 at some booth whose name has been forgotten (sorry)

Ah! My Goddess Box- $55 at the same forgotten booth

Gurren Lagann vol 1- $20 at a different booth whose name I can't remember

Otakon stuff:

2 Tshirts

Funny story: I bought one for my dad and my mom wanted me to break her hundred dollar bill, so I gave it to the guy and he gives me $4 and change. So I'm like "I gave you a hundred" but he can't get in the cash drawer without a transaction, but then finally a staffer had a key. There was the hundred, sitting on top of the twenties lol.

Plushies:

Squishable Bunny (they were out of pandas)

Goomba

?Box

Shenron

Goten

Buu

Hello Kitty (for momma)

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My Personal Shoppers (yes, I had personal shoppers because I was too busy to get to the Dealer's Room) got me:

- A big Domo-Kun Plushie

- 4 Mokonas for gifts for people

- A Nana Komatsu necklace

- A couple of Tare-panda things for my nieces

From Artist Alley

- An onigri shirt with the words "Fear my Cuteness" on it

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JAM Project concert t-shirt (15$)

Dragon Quest King Slime plushie (16.50$)

Zhuge Liang SD Gundam model kit (11$)

Shin Megami Tensei II artbook (49$)

(manga) Galaxy Angel volumes 4-5 (21$)

(manga) Galaxy Angel Beta volume 3 (8$)

Slayers Next boxset (35$)

Idol Project dvd (5$)

Kurogane Communication boxset (5$)

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I bought DaizyStripper's album CROSS and Dir en grey's Withering to death. :D

I saw a lot of prints that I wanted to get from the Artist Alley but didn't buy anything since I realized that there would be no way I could bring them home without getting crushed or bent.

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The Cake is a Lie shirt from VG Cats in the Artist Alley (20$)

blue Destiny Island Surf Club shirt from Kingdom Arts booth (20$)

2 black fox tails (37$)

2 Mushishi DVDs, volume 1&2 (40$)

First volume of Gunslinger girls (10$)

Volume 7&10 of FMA (20$)

Year of the Horse necklace and Serenity Pendant (25$)

Death Note messenger Bag (32$)

I'm pretty happy with everything I bought this year. :D

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I forgot (not that anyone is keeping track/caring/&c...): also got a little thing of stickers & a Last Unicorn print, as well as the novel... which should be shipped today. :)

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My purchases were rather random as far as DVD's were concerned

Magical Girl Sasimi Season 1

School Rumble Season 1

Ranma 1/2 Season 5

Ranma 1/2 Season 6

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimia Box Set

Those Who Hunt Elves Complete Collection

Comic Party Revolution Box Set

Shinobi on Blue Ray

Saber Marionette R

Kurogane Communications Box Set

Fruits Basket Complete Collection

I Will See You in My Dreams OVA

I Will See You in My Dreams TV Series

El Hazard the Alternate World

Boys Be

Midori Days Box Set

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We ended up with one of those cool $1 bills stamped "Otakon 2008" as a result of getting change from buying something either in the dealer's room or the artist's alley, does anyone know where those came from? We only noticed it after we left the con on Sunday.
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Here's my haul,

Models

1/100 Gundam Exia

1/100 Gundam Dynames

1/100 Gundam Kyrios

1/35 Lancelot

Figures

Real Model Virtual On VR. Viper II

Bubblegum Crisis Motoslave+Priss

DVD

Gall Force collection

Dirty Pair OVA collection

Genesis Climber Mospeada boxset

Books

The Dirty Pair Stikes Again by Haruka Takachiho

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I got way too much Prince of Tennis stuff.

-random stuff from a tenipuri grab bag

-10.5 databook

-postcards from the live action movie

-a few of the english volumes

-a shonen jump volume with the Ryoma vs Yukimura match

-Fuji plush

also:

-3 volumes of Eyeshield 21

-Kaze Hikaru volume 10

-Hana Kimi and tsubasa (both of which I can't read)

-Dogs Bullets and Carnage

(I regret not getting the Eyeshield 21 artbook and prince of tennis 30.5)

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I took and got myself some costumes, Uruhara set complete with Hat and cane altough the wooden sandles i got had to be THE worst ones cause my calves and feet were killing me for 2 days after wearing them ^_^ I also found a 1st Division Captain Yamamoto Genryuusai Shigekuni Haori?? (the white jacket) just gotta add sleeves get a bald cap and find the right beard and i can easily do that cosplay, and since my dad belongs to a woodcarver group I can get him to make up the cane easily. if you can belive it that was all I got and I came up with $600 and thats all I bought, nothing else no dvd's books or cd's just that.

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Now if anyone got the Bleach season #2 dvd set and payed anything over $50 for it, you got ripped off. So what that its not out till later this month, I'll wait and pay the $40 at my local store (Best Buy ^_^) than pay that $50 and some dealers where charging $75 for the basic set thaat did not have the Ichigo character, so anyone that did this should really think before they buy when you see a dvd set out before its street date

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3 Tony Taka doujins (Bamboo Blade, Hayate, Stellva), 2 Tim Tim Machine Doujins (Onegai Teacher, Gundam Seed), and one Watsukiya Doujin (compilation) and a Aquastyle SRW Doujin music CD -- $120

JAM Project t-shirt and CD album (later autographed) -- $30

Hirano Aya's RIOT GIRL album -- $30

To-love-ru manga vol. 7,8,10 (wtfbbq for some reason vol9 was sold out) $18

Lucky Star manga vol.5 $12

Uma uma CD $6

School Rumble official file: $24

adds up to a bit less than $250

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Let's see, what did I get.. o_o;

Artist Alley:

-Black cat ears and tail

-Wolf ears and tail

-Three Megaman stickers (Megaman, X and Axl)

-Code Geass print (Lelouch, C.C., Suzaku and Kallen)

-Haruhi Suzumiya print (Catgirls Haruhi, Yuki and Mikuru)

-Dungin' & Dragons shirt (For one brother)

-Attorney at LOL shirt

-Cthulhu shirt (For the other brother)

-'Slide' Penguin plush (For mom)

Dealer's Room:

-Code Geass Limited Edition Boxset

-Code Geass random Nano figure - Red Milly (Originally got Shirley, but my friend got Milly and we traded <3)

-Code Geass Lelouch alarm clock (Last one the Bandai booth had. I will never spend $75 on a clock again!)

-Code Geass Lancelot 'Off-Shoot!!' figure

-Code Geass Suzaku figure

-Code Geass Lancelot Air Cavalary model kit (Which actually my friend bought for me. @_@ <3 So I bought her lunch and a Suzaku figure XD)

-Code Geass "Fortune" fasteners of Cornelia and Suzaku

-Excel Saga manga volume 1 & 2 (For dad)

-Fox, penguin and otter plushes (for dad, mom and brother)

-Bunny girl figure (For other brother)

-Wind Waker Link plush (For friend)

Yeah, I'm just a little bit of a Geass fan. ^^;

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Hmmm....my haul:

Books

-Kindaichi Case Files Volumes 1-5 (@Shiro420...KCF Volume 8? So jealous!!! Where did you find it?)

-Fallen Moon

DVDs

-Wedding Peach season 2

-The Last Unicorn (autographed by Peter himself! Yay!)

Clothes

-Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged shirt (hehe...Catapult Turtle...)

Art

-Yoruichi/Soi Fong print

-Kaien, Gin, and Byakuya mini-prints

-Yoruichi, Soi Fong, and Companion Cube mini-prints

-Alucard, Sora, Kurama, Hiei, and Howl buttons

-Akon/Hisagi poster

-"Ship" pin

-Gin, Renji, Byakuya, AluPuppy, Vampire Hunter D, and Portal Droid stickers

Other

-Final Fantasy IV Cecil and Kain mini-figurines

-Yoruichi plushie

-Bleach promo cards w/ Ichigo, Renji, Rukia, and Byakuya

Gifts for Friends

-Kitty button

-Itachi mini-print

-D20 dice earrings

And of course, lots of delicious food at the Harborplace. :)

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I didnt get a whole bunch but damn it sure did cost a lot.

Master Grade kits

Unicorn Gundam -50

Musha Gundam- 50

Some Gundam 00 model 40

Some gundamn seed destiny model 50

Crossbone gundam 45

Action Figures

Lancelot Knightmare 35

Bubblegum Crisis with Transforming Bike 65

Roveltech Gurren Laggan 25

Wife items

Hand made bag from neko-jin 35

Neko apron-15

Hand made neckalace-15

Renji bookmark-3

L bookmark-3

3 trading figures 5

renji mini bust-5

3 bracelets-8

Pig (squisable) 40

Lots of cool stuff but i will say this, most of the dealers carried the same items (i reffer to figures and kits) and for the most part they didnt really offer any discounts from what they usually charge at thier stores (and now the online stores added tax) So i was a little dissappointed that they barely offered any real discounts, i guess you paid for the convienance of actually having the merchandise since you can get a lot of these items for quite a few dollars cheaper online even with S&H fees. I was hoping to find more rare and hard to get items (of which i only found one).

One more note, Hobby link Japan's booth was very dissappointing i was expecting a ton of stuff from them but they only had a hand full of stuff. Granted they are located in Japan, but still...

Best booth, Image anime of NY. Though they dont have the cheapest prices they had the most mecha and that always wins in my book!

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Glad to see other people were looking for HnG stuff, too... I didn't see a lot, but did get a couple little notepads -- one w/Hikaru and one w/Toya Akira.

A kimono/haori/obi set from one of those vintage kimono vendors, and a hakama from the other. Also a really pretty obi for my gf. Managed to get really good deals on all that.

A pair of the Chinese dragon Onmyodo sneakers, which I basically knew before leaving home that I wouldn't be able to pass up in the flesh. I couldn't be happier about these or the vintage stuff above.

In the AA I found a really fantastic hand-screened t-shirt with some elaborate fishes wrapping around the side. Can't remember the artist's name at the moment, but it'll come to me.

So basically, everything on my list, all on budget, and only one manga grab bag more (just finishing up Baby Birth vol. 1 now)!

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I was happy to see some old school stuff available in the DR. I was relatively good with my spending.

I got my Megazone 23 DVD's

Golion Dvd's

A Mospeda Alpha Fighter

A new pair of chopsticks

and of course

My Otakon 2008 tshirt!

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There was one dealer [i forget the name] that was selling sorta rare anime items from lesser popular shows. thats were i got most of my stuff - particularly the hikaru no go stuff :). anyway, thank you otakon for having that dealer! i hope to see them again

oh - and the Onmyodo sneakers are hotness. i am definately buying their shoes with my next paycheck

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@ jrosario7: No idea.

And what did I buy?

1 Japanese Geisha Fan ($6.00)

1 Death Note, complete with OST and Pen ($25.00)

1 Beet the Vandel Buster DVD ($5.00)

1 Aya Hirano Music CD ($3.00)

1 Sakura plushie ($5.00)

3 "iObject" Phoenix Wright Shirts. Featuring Phoenix (Blue), Miles (Magenta), and Godot (Teal). ($50.00)

4 DDR Arrow Buttons ($4.00)

4 Smiley Buttons ($4.00)

12 Artist Prints ($70.00)

- Namine

- Ulquiorra and Grimmjow

- Lelouch and C.C.

- Roxas and Sora

- Riku

- Cloud

- Cloud (FF7AC)

- Sephiroth

- Sora Wisdom, Valor and Master Form

- Rukia

- Sora Final Form

- Byakuya

5 Haruhi Arm Bands (Free)

1 "L" Wrist Band ($5.00)

1 D. Grayman Manga Vol. 10 ($8.00)

Total: ($186.00)

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*Examines the smoldering ruins of his bank account*

It was a good account - full of life... then came OTAKON... it sucked the life from it, it did! Removed all vestiges of energy and worth...

It's depleted!

And I didn't buy a single thing for myself... again... ha ha haaaaa... I suck...

Buuuuut... for the Mrs... at least 7 collectable mini figures (3 from ROBOT, 4 from TRIGUN), a Kato Nicholas D Wolfwood, a McFarlane Vash the Stampede, a copy of ROBOT Vol. 2 (Yay Range Murata), and a picture/print signed by Peter Beagle.

As for my nephew, he got a Koga action figure, and the big prize of the weekend, the full blown CONVOY/OPTIMUS PRIME Masterpiece Series.

Hi ho, hi ho, its off to work I ...sigh... get...

A-N

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had quite a haul at otakon. had to make a couple of trips to the hotel as well.

figurines:

Izumi Konata in Winter Suit Figma

Gothic Lolita Suzumiya Haruhi

Black Bunny Girl Nagato Yuki

Live Alive Black Bunny Girl Suzumiya Haruhi

Live Alive Witch Nagato Yuki

Ichinose Kotomi

Fujibayashi Kyou

C.C.

Tsuruya-san in Maid Cafe Outfit

Lucky Star 4-piece miniature set (Konata, Tsukasa, Kagami, Miyuki)

and a Code Geass T-shirt

couldn't find a single Lucky Star wall scroll, and all the Code Geass scrolls were mucked up by having Lelouch or Suzaku featured prominently.

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Plushies:

1 Large arcangeling! (kya~ so cute!)

3 Small porings (angeling, drops and poring)

1 Deviling keychain

1 Smokie keychain

2 small sonic plush (for the kid)

Manga:

Ragnarok vol2

New petshop of horrors vol 2

Dvds:

Gravitation Box set

Princess Princess vol 2 & 3

Ragnarok the animation vol 2

Gakuen Heaven vol 3 & 4

Angel's Feather

Bleach PSP game

Apparel:

Otakon t-shirt

4 Pins for my hat of pins.

Gravitation bag (that got stolen while down there ~.~)

and way to many djs to count.

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Hmmm... so much stuff.

-Gurren Lagann Vol. 1

-22 assorted Doujinsh (bleach, gravitation, samurai champloo, FF VIII, Saiyuki).... cost me like 400 dollars ugh... doubled my collection though...

-6 yaoi mangas

-A katana, I don't need anymore... but it's become a yearly tradition to find the cheapest one I can on Sunday, I've never paid more than 15 for something that was 50 or more the day before :wacko:

-Kamina figure

-a few vinyl stickers

-a riding crop (I needed one for actually horse type stuff and it was pretty :()

-Bleach tea mug thingys

-Cell phone panda charm

-Panda eared hat

-Pink wig for next years yachiru cosplay

-Rooster Squishable (actually bought it online during the con cause they were sold out... but I'm counting it anyway)

-Enough oreo brownies to live on for the weekend (those things were delicious... mmm...)

-Four prints in artists alley

-The light/L piece from the hentai part of the art show

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i bought

a dragon quest stuffed slime for like 50 bucks

a death note wall scroll

an L vinyl sticker for my car and a LONGCAT vinyl sticker

green death note messenger bag

and i won a pc game called xanadu at the falcom panel

where did you people get the final fantasy iv figures from? i so would of got them probably...

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Speaking of grab bags, who bought any and were they worth it?

My girlfriend and I got one each as a sort of Sunday last-minute thing, hoping to discover some new, maybe obscure series. Although there were some interesting things (which have spurred a bit of exploration), I'd say they were not worth what we paid -- I'm no authority, but it seemed largely like stuff the vendors knew wasn't likely to sell off the shelf. A slightly broken wall hanging, a pre-opened action figure, vol. 23 of some graphic novel.... Has this been others' experience with grab bags?

That said, if I could read Japanese decently enough, I'd guess the other one of the grab bags would be a goldmine. It was LOADED with untranslated manga. Maybe one day...

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I bought a grab bag in 2004; got a pack of Berserk trading cards, some FMA pencil erasers, a DBZ cell phone charm; an untranslated Angel Sanctuary manga, and two books that looked suspiciously like Japanese phone books. Oh, and a Gatchaman... something? I dunno. I kept the DBZ charm and the erasers, and I think the manga is still around somewhere - but as you can probably guess, I wasn't particularly interested in most of the contents.

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My swag from this year's Otakon:

-Otakon 2008 t-shirt

-Band Brothers 2

-Hellsing Ultimate 2 and 3

-Kanon 5

-Hidamari Sketch Yuno pin

-Negima doujin (non-hentai)

-Getbackers complete series boxset

-Aruruu (Utawarerumono) mini-pillow

-Dokidoki Majo Shinpan! 2 LE set

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I bought alot of stuff this year compared to last year. Last year I spent less than 100$, this year I spent like ~240$ or so

MG 1/100 Force Impulse - 45$

MG 1/100 Sword/Launcher Strike - 60$

1/35 Guren Nishiki - 29$

Code Geass (Lelouch & C.C.) phone strap - 10$

Ulquiorra and GrimmJow keychain - 10$

Code Geass Artbook: The Complete - 25$

One Piece Arbook: Color Walk 2 - 19$

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion DS game - 40$

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/9900/dscf0279aww2.jpg

Here's a picture of all the stuff I got. Took this picture for a friends site that I write for

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Speaking of grab bags, who bought any and were they worth it?

My girlfriend and I got one each as a sort of Sunday last-minute thing, hoping to discover some new, maybe obscure series. Although there were some interesting things (which have spurred a bit of exploration), I'd say they were not worth what we paid -- I'm no authority, but it seemed largely like stuff the vendors knew wasn't likely to sell off the shelf. A slightly broken wall hanging, a pre-opened action figure, vol. 23 of some graphic novel.... Has this been others' experience with grab bags?

That said, if I could read Japanese decently enough, I'd guess the other one of the grab bags would be a goldmine. It was LOADED with untranslated manga. Maybe one day...

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Call me cynical, but I rarely saw any great deals in the Dealer's Room. I'm a huge fan of Kawaii Gifts (plushies!!), but the prices they offered at the con were pretty much the same prices they offer online. The Squishables were way too expensive, at forty bucks a pop. Needless to say, I didn't get a single plushy, so I was a bit depressed about that :(

I ended up purchasing:

1 Gloomy Bear keychain

1 Neon Genesis keychain (of the third angel, though it looks nothing like the third angel! LOL!)

First Fuccons DVD

Yep. That's it!

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Being my first Otakon I especially concentrated on finding DVDs to complete some of my series. Goal for next year: Figures

Here's my haul for Otakon'08

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GITS Laughing man T-Shirt: Free at Bandai surprise panel

Lucky Star T-Shirt: Free at Bandai surprise panel

Eureka Seven T-shirt: Free at Bandai booth for wearing Lucky Star t-shirt on Sunday

Twelve Kingdoms T-Shirt: 10$

Small Mokona ball thingie: Free at Funimation booth

Simoun vol.2-5: 15$ each

Galaxy Angel Z Complete: 28$

Galaxy Angel A Complete: 28$

Galaxy Angel S: 8$

JAM Project CD: 15$

Onegai Twins CD: Free at Bandai booth for wearing Lucky Star T-shirt on Sunday

Ah My Goddess Season 1 Complete: 45$

Saber Marionette J to X Complete: 30$

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi vol.3-4: 10$ each

Black Lagoon vol.2: 10$

Animation Runner Kuromi 1-2: 8$ each

Geobreeders: 8$

Ouendan 2: 40$

Small Hell Girl poster: Free at Funimation booth

GIGANTIC Haruhi poster: Free at Bandai booth

GIGANTIC Lucky Star poster: Free at Bandai booth

GIGANTIC Gurren Lagann poster: Free at Bandai booth

Gurren Lagann wallscroll: 13$

Haruhi girls in bunny suits wallscroll: 13$

Gankutsuou wallscroll: 13$

Hell Girl wallscroll: 13$

Can't believe how much Bandai went all out for Otakon.... so much free stuff *drool*. I hope they do it again for next year.

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ok I'll stop dodging this thread.

My Swag

- Actual Hatsune Miku Art from the Artist Alley. (bid went up to $40....me bidding the last bid which made it...$40 O_O)

- Ouendan 2 = $40

- Morrigan Model = $25 (yay sunday sales...as this model's pretty damn big.)

- Yuki Nagato Alive Live figure = $25 (damn near glad I got this...sold out online at most places or rather overrpriced.)

- Otakon T-Shirt (Large)

I didn't really buy much this year...but that's cause most stuff I can find better cheaper I guess. Only things missin from the pic are Ouendan 2 and the Otakon shirt. But that's cause I had the Otashirt on while I took the pic.

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