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Was it just me, or did last year's dealer's room seem a bit lackluster?

To me, last year's dealer's room didn't seem to have anything that jumped out and screamed "BUY ME DAMN YOU!".  I got that same feeling too the year before that, and I don't know why.  I had the money, but nothing seemed worth buying.

I suppose I didn't want to spend my money on something I didn't need or terribly want... that damn "Need or Want" rule sort of reasoned out any halfassed purchases I was thinking of making.

Or perhaps the selection of the dealers themseleves were too generic.  It seemed like everybody had almost the exact same stuff, at close to the exact price, and nobody had any rare lewt that was worth... er, rather reasonable at the price it was being offered at.

Or perhaps, and I certainly don't want this to be the case, I'm getting old?  I may be 20, but I'm not the spry energetic otaku I used to be... hell, I don't even like the term otaku anymore, because I feel like I've grown out of that phase.  I still like anime, but not to the point where I get fanatic or lose logical thought like some of my other anime brethren.

... I dunno.  Watching Naruto during the tail end of the Chuunin Exam arc is making me nostalgic.

You know, it depends on the series you're targetting. For example, every dealer's going to have at least some Naruto in them (lest they lose potential other sales to their competitors), but there were only two, maybe three sellers selling AIR stuff, which was quite limited in supply and limited in selection.

So, I suppose it has to do with popularity.

(ps. you think you're old? XDDD)

edit Also, shouldn't this be a better topic in the Dealer's Hall forum?

Yeah... Kinda happened to me last year. Nothing grabbed me.

But then again, this year I widened my taste in videogames and anime, so I'll be much more open to buying different anime/videogame merchendise.

And sometimes, you gotta search a little. That perfect product is in there somewhere :3

Plus, J-list is coming this year, so I bet you'll find something cool with them.

The sad truth is, going to shows like Fanime, AX, SDCC, etc, can be hit and miss every year.  Last year at Fanime, I didn't find anything in the way of import DVD's or video games, but I did find lots of manga I was looking for.  It's not that there wasn't a lot of stuff in the dealers room, just not all I was looking for.  But in other years, it was just the opposite.

Sometimes it's just the luck of the draw.

i dunno.... i guess....

coz i know i buy more stuff during WonderCon and/or Comic-Con than FanimeCon and/or AnimeExpo.

that's weird.


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