What I Bought At BronyCon

What I Bought At BronyCon
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Just this silly little mouse pad. That’s all nothing else. Well… see, I needed a mouse pad because the hotel I am staying at has glass-topped desks, so my laser mouse wasn’t tracking. Thankfully one of the first booths I came across in the dealer’s room sold mouse pads for $US15. The guy there seemed honestly surprised at my excitement.

So yeah, just the mouse pad. And the print that came with the mouse pad.

The mouse pad cost $US15, I handed the guy a $US20, and he told me for the extra $US5 I could pick a print. In honour of Kotaku boss Stephen Totilo’s favourite franchise, I picked this one.

Well dammit, now I had a print sleeve, with only one print in it. Obviously I needed more prints.

First, Tony Fleecs’ amazing 2013 Botcon exclusive comic book cover, featuring Optimus Prime in Pinkie Pie, signed by the artist himself.

And then I found this down another aisle, from an artist whose name I probably should have made note of before handing him $US20.

And since I was in a print buying mood, I couldn’t say no to Katie Cook’s pony cosplay adventure, signed by the artist. Everything she draws is so happy.

Again, no idea who the artist is, but how could I possibly resist this? LOOK AT THEM. THEY ARE POKEMON. She has a lot more at her booth. I shouldn’t go back today.

So that’s about it. Just those prints, and the mouse pad and — oh, I brought one too few t-shirts with me. Well then, over to WeLoveFine, one of several dealers attending the convention under a shall business name in order to keep a degree of separation between the convention and Hasbro.

Completely video game related. I have no regrets.

While I was there, I picked up some Rainbow Dash leggings for my wife, who deserves so much more and is very pretty and will one day read my posts.

And since I was waiting in line so long — they couldn’t really see me on the scooter — I talked myself into picking up a flocked vinyl DJ Pon-3.

Oh, and they had the Future Twilight vinyl with the cropped hair, bodysuit and eye patch.

Phew, all done!

Almost all done!

I was kind of excited, going into the dealer’s room, at the prospect of picking up a custom hand-made plushie. These lovely creations were all over the marketplace, proud new owner exiting the room as if they were just crowned King or Queen of the Amazing People. I wanted to be that.

Then I realised even the smallest ones run for $US50-$100. There was a bigger one for $US1,500.

I bought a licensed Rainbow Dash for $US20. She spent the day riding on my GoPro.

*looks through bag* I think we’re… oh, nope.

I picked up a double starter set for Enterplay’s collectible card game as well. There’s a sealed deck tournament for beginners I hope to get in on today. Enterplay is another company selling under a different name,to ensure Hasbro can’t be connected to the show.

And we’re done, just in time as well. If I’d continued shopping, I would have started by completely stupid things, like this hat.

Yeah, I don’t know what the hell I was thinking there.

Comments

  • For those interested, some of the people that worked on the MLP comics are coming to the Adelaide and Brisbane Supanova.

  • (You know I’d dare say MLP is neither games nor Japanese culture, but hey whatever)
    Most of this is gibberish to me, and I’m okay with this.

  • ……………… MLP is infiltrating EVERYTHING. just the other day on deviant art, I spotted samus, zero suit samus & oh noooo NOT RIDLEY ponies. Btw deathbattle already did a transformers/ MLP crossover & the pony WON.

    ………………… *hangs head in shame for commentating on another bronicon kotaku post, but instead remembers something GOTHIC*
    fun fanfic fact: I do believe someone has written a MLP fanfic in which both terumi & kyubey appear & brings out twilight sparkles TRUE POWER which is *spoilers* QRFGEHPGVBA BS RAGVER JBEYQ GURL NER BA
    good to get horrifying fact out

  • If we were new friends and I went over to your place for the first time – that mousepad would be enough. Sorry man, Sheldon Cooper’s the only autistic person I hang with.

  • First time iv commented on a story here and the last time i will ever visit this site

    you should be ashamed of yourself

  • Oh god I actually think these are kinda cool. Have never watched the show but I have a daughter now so perhaps I should watch it with her >.>

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