April 19th, 2008

Sheppard-happy hour

New York Comic Con and Stargate Atlantis Series 3 Action Figures (photos too)

I went to my first honest-to-gosh Comic Con in New York City today. I've done a ton of conventions over the years, some comic ones included, but have never been to one with thousands and thousands of people. It was held at the Javitts Center in Manhattan, and was, in my eyes, very well run. Creation Convention should take heed of how to run lines. We stood in line for about an hour but were never bored, as every once in a while, rather excitable and energetic volunteers in yellow shirts with boxes in hands would run around and toss freebies into the crowd. I'd say that overall, the crowd was predominantly male (70%?) and average age was 25 or so. Lots of black t-shirts of all kinds.

If you go to a Comic Con, be prepared to walk, and walk, and walk! The Javitts Center exhibition hall is HUGE! After three hours of going down aisle after aisle, my friend and I realized that we were only halfway done. Yes, you really  need one full day to prowl down every aisle and check out all the wares. I found Diamond Select Toys (DST)  fairly early on, after salivating after a huge Godzilla (original 1963 issue) which cost over $1,000, so.... quite a bit out of my paycheck. I took lots of photos instead. Anyway, I purchased Field Ops Sheppard and Series 1 Wraith, and Matt, the very nice guy running the booth when I went there, told me I was halfway toward getting enough barcode doohickes (ah, the term escapes my tired mind) to get myself a Steve the Wraith! Anyway, I stuffed the two toys in my knapsack and decided to prowl some more, as I wasn on the hunt for Daleks as well.

Check out the cut below for an exclusive picspam of the Stargate Atlantis series 3 Diamond Select Toys action figures :)

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