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Title: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Mister_E on June 12, 2008, 07:08:44 PM
Like they either ran out or never had.

I wish they had a Gelgoog Marine models, now I have to wait longer to get one.

Also more Gundam Universal Century stuff.
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Post by: AnimeEmperor on June 12, 2008, 08:35:32 PM
Needed moar Gurren Lagann merchandise.


.....and the Gaia booth was missed.
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Post by: Hatch Guy on June 12, 2008, 09:29:06 PM
More Dealers... they could expand it larger, some dealer spots were cramped.
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Post by: rude32 on June 12, 2008, 09:33:24 PM
Definetely bring back the gaia booth. Also I didn't see a rooster teeth booth either, and I also wanted to find the very ugly chinese Saber figure, known as Sader.
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Post by: questionette on June 12, 2008, 10:32:26 PM
I really wish there had been more d gray man stuff :(

There were a few things, but it was a scavenger hunt to find them
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Post by: otakuapprentice on June 12, 2008, 10:38:10 PM
no one had death notes this year. *sadface*
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Post by: Kazuko on June 13, 2008, 12:43:27 AM
ragnarok Online Poring mouse

=( not worth 100 dollars plz
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Post by: heeroyuy135 on June 13, 2008, 12:52:51 AM
This...I looked through every freakin' dealer multiple times to find this, but I didn't :( (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10065495)
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Post by: Mister_E on June 13, 2008, 01:00:20 AM
This...I looked through every freakin' dealer multiple times to find this, but I didn't :( (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10065495)
I think I saw one of those, at the booth and the far right from where you enter.



Oh I also wished they had more Hellsing Merch, I WANT A HELLSING PATCH!!!!

I talked with one of the dealers and said that Hellsing is not as popular anymore. He also gave Naruto and Bleach like another 2-3 years.
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on June 13, 2008, 08:15:59 AM
More music. Prefferably Amano Tsukiko, JiLL-Decoy association, or Paris Match. Unlikely, but I did find an Amano album one year, so I can dream, right?
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Post by: questionette on June 14, 2008, 02:11:56 PM
There was this stuffed animal mario star that I saw online, and I really wanted one to go with my mario cube...but they sold out....D:
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Post by: Airi on June 14, 2008, 08:10:37 PM
I was hoping for some Kingdom Hearts plushies, but I didn't see any  :-[
Also An Cafe shirts, but I didn't knew what they looked like, so I didn't find any before they sold out T^T
And wished they had more CDs on visual kei groups (GazettE, LM.C, etc) Though I did saw a place selling CDs, but either didn't had any or sold out  :-\
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Post by: heeroyuy135 on June 14, 2008, 11:53:19 PM
This...I looked through every freakin' dealer multiple times to find this, but I didn't :( (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10065495)

I think I saw one of those, at the booth and the far right from where you enter.
I know what dealer you're talking about; I went there and they didn't have it
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Post by: luckyends on June 17, 2008, 06:33:14 AM
needed more senkai no rondo figures (i also needed to be less cheap about buying the one i found)
and more namco and guilty gear stuff
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Mister_E on June 17, 2008, 06:46:59 AM
This...I looked through every freakin' dealer multiple times to find this, but I didn't :( (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10065495)

I think I saw one of those, at the booth and the far right from where you enter.
I know what dealer you're talking about; I went there and they didn't have it
I swore I saw one somewhere
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Post by: Kawaii_the_ULTRA_chibi on June 19, 2008, 11:35:08 PM
Ojamajo doremi stuff. I got a figure and a shajiki but More would have been niced but its kinda not popular so ohhhh well.
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Post by: Bai-MeiEr on June 26, 2008, 02:50:14 PM
Cell phone charms = <333

And by that, I don't mean a laminated picture of a character made into a charm, I wanted to see something more decorational. ^^
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Post by: rude32 on June 26, 2008, 03:05:52 PM
Cell phone charms = <333

And by that, I don't mean a laminated picture of a character made into a charm, I wanted to see something more decorational. ^^
I second this opinion as well. I could hardly find any ones at all, let alone any good ones.
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Post by: Snakey on July 03, 2008, 12:44:45 AM

Oh I also wished they had more Hellsing Merch, I WANT A HELLSING PATCH!!!!

I talked with one of the dealers and said that Hellsing is not as popular anymore. He also gave Naruto and Bleach like another 2-3 years.

Rawr. I wanted more Hellsing merchandise as well! If they only sold only merchandise from the most popular series, I wouldn't even be at an anime convention. >>
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Post by: Mister_E on July 03, 2008, 02:12:53 AM
I don't know I was surprized to find a lot of Gundam stuff, though it may be the fact that Gundam is more popular in Japan than here. I wish it wasn't so but it's true.
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Post by: Kazuko on July 23, 2008, 06:18:26 PM
ACTUAL LOLITA BRANDS like Baby the stars shine bright, Metamorphose, Angelic Pretty!!! I saw american brands but most were either not my tastes or pure fail

Hell Get MARUIONE This year
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Post by: rude32 on July 27, 2008, 09:03:37 PM
I really wished that "Rooster Teeth" would be there again. :'(
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Post by: Hirotona on July 28, 2008, 12:53:24 PM
More Pinky Street and Nenroid dolls.
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Post by: Freya on August 05, 2008, 12:19:18 AM
Cell phone charms = <333

And by that, I don't mean a laminated picture of a character made into a charm, I wanted to see something more decorational. ^^
I second this opinion as well. I could hardly find any ones at all, let alone any good ones.
Agreed. I was looking for a new one since my phone charm my friend made me broke; I'd saw some promo Code Geass charms on eBay, where they had a metal-looking charm of the Geass symbol and I'd hoped that I could find it around, but... no dice. :(
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Post by: pockystix on August 27, 2008, 05:18:51 PM
Moar seiyuu/anisong stuff. Please. And play something other than UNDER17.
Comiket exclusive merchandise would be a hot seller among some otaku.
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Post by: nmilani on September 19, 2008, 05:30:39 PM
need more.. nge shirts!
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Post by: Kaiami on September 24, 2008, 05:49:37 PM
ACTUAL LOLITA BRANDS like Baby the stars shine bright, Metamorphose, Angelic Pretty!!! I saw american brands but most were either not my tastes or pure fail

Hell Get MARUIONE This year

EXACTLY what I was thinking. There was one this year at the very back that looked ok, but their prices were pretty much the same with brand :/
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Post by: rude32 on September 24, 2008, 09:16:54 PM
How about more dealers. AA is almost a rival when it comes to size.
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Post by: kollunz on September 24, 2008, 10:19:00 PM
Kamen Rider DX Belts...
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Post by: Dominium on September 25, 2008, 02:11:08 PM
More music!
I only found one dealer booth through my venture (that wasn't exclusively J-rock or something), and absolutely [no] selection.
At least, for what I was looking for.
I ended up spending most my money on cool FF figurines.

I always choose an anime I really like, and dedicate myself to finding merchandise for it.
<3 Let's hope I have more luck in 2009!
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Post by: Kazuko on September 25, 2008, 06:19:17 PM
ACTUAL LOLITA BRANDS like Baby the stars shine bright, Metamorphose, Angelic Pretty!!! I saw american brands but most were either not my tastes or pure fail

Hell Get MARUIONE This year

EXACTLY what I was thinking. There was one this year at the very back that looked ok, but their prices were pretty much the same with brand :/
seriously!
Well if Fanime gets MaruiOne items wont be so overpriced like most vendors or bootlegged =\
And Quality items, that one vender towards the back had some good stuff but yes it was exepensive but probally less compared to brand name clothes. Most US sellers sell their items lesser than the JP brands
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Post by: Raymei on October 06, 2008, 01:12:55 PM
I agree Rooster Teeth would be AWESOME to have  XD  They're great! 
It would be nice to get more dealers in general.  The one thing that stood out in my mind was that most of the dealers had the same stuff as 2 or 3 more other booths.
It'd be cool to get more video game dealers, and more Star Wars stuff (especially if we do the 2009 SW gathering XD ), but I'd also like to see a J-List booth if we could get them  (they're a HUGE dealer in Japanese goods and whatnot).  I think that would be really successful at Fanime.
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on October 11, 2008, 12:54:29 PM
ACTUAL LOLITA BRANDS like Baby the stars shine bright, Metamorphose, Angelic Pretty!!! I saw american brands but most were either not my tastes or pure fail

Hell Get MARUIONE This year

EXACTLY what I was thinking. There was one this year at the very back that looked ok, but their prices were pretty much the same with brand :/
seriously!
Well if Fanime gets MaruiOne items wont be so overpriced like most vendors or bootlegged =\
And Quality items, that one vender towards the back had some good stuff but yes it was exepensive but probally less compared to brand name clothes. Most US sellers sell their items lesser than the JP brands
If I remember, that booth had dresses for $200+. I would say that compares to brand prices.

I agree with actual lolita brands, since so many cons are bringing out brands now, and Fanime seems to have a pretty strong and still growing loli scene.


We also need better music options. Not everyone wants the same VK and pop and anime OSTs as we can find every year. D:
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Post by: NetBelleAnie on October 16, 2008, 10:56:22 PM
Cosworx.  I needed boots and they were't there
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Post by: Moonblossom on October 18, 2008, 10:51:25 AM
I would really like to see a dealer with a larger selection of Jun Planning dolls (Pullip, Taeyang, Dal, etc). One seller had a couple, but they were older ones.

Valley of the Dolls is based in SoCal, it wouldn't be too hard for them to drive up for the weekend and set up a booth.
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Post by: shinjiboy on October 18, 2008, 11:01:56 AM
More music!
I only found one dealer booth through my venture (that wasn't exclusively J-rock or something), and absolutely [no] selection.

From my experience, music is one of the most costly items you would find in the dealers room.  An AKFG CD for example, went for $50 a few years back.
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Post by: Nanashi on October 19, 2008, 04:49:00 AM
Busou Shinki. I wish they had that.

Also, snacks/drinks that aren't horridly over-priced. They sell ramune for close to $4 a bottle at fanime. At an asian market near my house, they sell it for about 69 cents a bottle.
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Post by: Raymei on October 21, 2008, 08:51:27 AM
Busou Shinki. I wish they had that.

Also, snacks/drinks that aren't horridly over-priced. They sell ramune for close to $4 a bottle at fanime. At an asian market near my house, they sell it for about 69 cents a bottle.


Food is typically a little more pricey at cons because of location  (like food at baseball games, beer at concerts, etc), it sucks, but it's the law of "supply and demand".
With stuff like ramune and whatnot, it's going to be cheaper at Asian markets because they get it in bigger bulks (not to mention in business with delivery locations, they sometimes get discounts on the shipment costs depending on how much they order).
Dealers usually bring all their stuff by their own means, so they're essentially paying for the "shipment" (gas money, etc) and they pay to rent out the tables there as well, so they usually add to the price to make up for these costs.



But they could have some cheaper alternatives (like doritos and whatnot) to sell to those of us who are just plain hungry and not Pocky partisan.
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Post by: Death_Note_Matt on October 23, 2008, 01:40:26 PM
Needed moar Gurren Lagann merchandise.


.....and the Gaia booth was missed.

Yeah I agree I was looking for Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann merchandise there too ;__; I wanted a Kamina VF.
And The HUGE Gaia Coco Kitty T^T I wanted to try and win that >w>
I love coco Kitties >w<

I wish  they had more Hitman Reborn merchandise Dx
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Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on October 29, 2008, 02:31:54 AM
If someone had like...an Ayanami Rei body pillow...that would be fantastic!

Although I'd settle for an Ayanami Rei plushie ^^;

Also...BRING BACK THE GAIA BOOTH!
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Post by: Magedark on November 23, 2008, 04:40:58 PM
Maybe some touhou items? I don't recall seeing any during last year, unless I missed it.
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Post by: JohnnyAR on December 01, 2008, 09:19:20 PM
If someone had like...an Ayanami Rei body pillow...that would be fantastic!

Although I'd settle for an Ayanami Rei plushie ^^;


Rei FTW!
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Post by: Rei-Rei on December 01, 2008, 09:54:17 PM
I know they had kimonos there, but I wish they would have parts for the kimono, such as obi-ita and other various accessories...
And perhaps on that note, have some cute yukatas in addition to those vintage, expensive kimonos...
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Post by: sky-chan on December 01, 2008, 10:33:59 PM
Also...BRING BACK THE GAIA BOOTH!

Yeah! My friend and I were all bummed that they weren't here. Someone had even given my friend some money to buy her a hat from Gaia, or something, and it wasn't even there, which threw a wrench in the works.

I liked finding the old Final Fantasy PSone games there, though. I bought myself Final Fantasy VIII, which was the only one I didn't have. XD

I would like to see more Gurren Lagann stuff, definitely. I'd definitely go after some Kamina and Simon related items. :3
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Post by: JohnnyAR on December 04, 2008, 06:45:46 PM
I wish the Dealers room had these marvelous Hellsing figurines
*drools*

(http://xs431.xs.to/xs431/08402/whf-kit1519.jpg)
(http://xs431.xs.to/xs431/08402/whf-kit3331.jpg)

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/5669/garagealu4gz3.jpg)

(http://www.plastica.jp/gallery/hellsing%20etc/36.jpg)
(http://www.plastica.jp/gallery/hellsing%20etc/37.jpg)

Neeeeeed!
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Post by: Neko Eclair on December 05, 2008, 10:21:59 PM
Katekyo Hitman REBORN! stuff. In fact, Shonen Jump stuff in general.
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Post by: obliviousedward on January 06, 2009, 03:24:37 PM
More Gundam Wing stuff in general. DX  (Hehe, it sucks that they don't even give it it's own section in the doujinshi booths anymore.  All the ones I found last year were in the "Misc. Anime" section. XD;;  Oh well, at least I FOUND some at all.  Haaah.)

Oh.  My.  GOD, I am a nerd. >_>;;
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Post by: Yukari Kaiba on January 07, 2009, 11:37:30 PM
COSWORX - I would freaking love it if Cosworx had a booth. or more cosplayer-oriented dealers.
A Kotobukiya booth would be awesome too.
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Post by: SweetNiar on January 08, 2009, 12:39:37 PM
Also...BRING BACK THE GAIA BOOTH!

Yeah! My friend and I were all bummed that they weren't here. Someone had even given my friend some money to buy her a hat from Gaia, or something, and it wasn't even there, which threw a wrench in the works.

I liked finding the old Final Fantasy PSone games there, though. I bought myself Final Fantasy VIII, which was the only one I didn't have. XD

I would like to see more Gurren Lagann stuff, definitely. I'd definitely go after some Kamina and Simon related items. :3

At the last possible minute they decided to add a panel, but yeah i missed he Gaia booth there too last year.   Dont think they the intention of coming around to Fanime then.  It wasn't on their con schedule and a lot of people were getting upset that they werent going to drop by.  Think all the complaints got to them ^_^ so they at least came by doing a panel. 
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Post by: Mister_E on January 09, 2009, 01:01:23 PM
Last year came I across some U.C. Gundam plushies I wished they had a Zaku plushie but all they had was a Guncannon, a Ball, and a Char's Z'Gok. I liked the Z'Gok but the claws were all bent every which way and that would bug me.
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Post by: LordKefka on January 22, 2009, 07:11:50 AM
Actual imports (by sellers themselves) rather than stuff that AAA license and distribute...-_-;
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Post by: outcast on January 22, 2009, 02:01:57 PM
Im thinking of buying some soundtracks
Gurren Lagann wallscrolls/figures
Some DVDs or bluerays
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Post by: Jerry on January 22, 2009, 02:10:29 PM
best action figure ever?
(http://gizmodo.com/assets/images/gallery/4/2009/01/smallish_3216463028_355b5ca96a_o.jpg)
Obama vs. Darth Vader.

supposedly more wild pictures here:
http://i.gizmodo.com/5136576/best-obama-action-figure-ever-battles-darth-vader-terrorists-karaoke
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Post by: JohnnyAR on January 24, 2009, 11:16:31 AM
best action figure ever?
(http://gizmodo.com/assets/images/gallery/4/2009/01/smallish_3216463028_355b5ca96a_o.jpg)
Obama vs. Darth Vader.

supposedly more wild pictures here:
http://i.gizmodo.com/5136576/best-obama-action-figure-ever-battles-darth-vader-terrorists-karaoke

I want that!
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Post by: Shinsengumi on January 24, 2009, 02:47:08 PM
best action figure ever?
(http://gizmodo.com/assets/images/gallery/4/2009/01/smallish_3216463028_355b5ca96a_o.jpg)
Obama vs. Darth Vader.

supposedly more wild pictures here:
http://i.gizmodo.com/5136576/best-obama-action-figure-ever-battles-darth-vader-terrorists-karaoke

I want that!

Awesome ;D, makes me want to get it too.
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Post by: Gwydion on January 26, 2009, 01:31:19 PM
Can someone please have the Axis Powers Hetalia figurines? Pleeeeease? ::hopes::

I really don't want to have to fight websites I can't read for them! (and I've tried to learn, but I seem to be mostly incapable of learning languages...)
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Post by: RadioactiveKitty on February 22, 2009, 04:40:23 PM
A Link plushie  :'(
not Toon Link
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Post by: iAnimePHr34k on February 22, 2009, 05:32:59 PM
Yu Yu Hakusho items, um...DnAngel items as well, and...W Juliet perhaps? XDDD
I love those series. ;_____;
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Post by: BrightHeart76 on February 22, 2009, 07:29:53 PM
I would just like to see more variety.  It seems like I saw the same figures, t-shirts, poster etc. everywhere I went last year.  There where some booths that had different stuff, but probably 5 or 6 booths that were just clones of each other.

Oh yeah and I really hope the corset guy is back this year, my sister REALLY wants to buy one.
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Post by: Hakaru_chan on March 01, 2009, 05:47:52 PM
besides more ttgl stuff... (there needs to be more nia stuff i can buy)

COSWORX - I would freaking love it if Cosworx had a booth. or more cosplayer-oriented dealers.
A Kotobukiya booth would be awesome too.

a kotobukiya booth would be AWESOME. i love their one coin figurines but the only chance i have at getting them is when they're at japantowne, and by the time i get there, its too late!   :'(

but the thing is that.. i know kotobukiya only sells their products to retailers. which brings up 2 questions that i have.

1) do those one coin figurines ever get discontinued? (some websites say that they do not have it in stock/or it says "discountined" - does this mean they just haven't ordered anymore from kotobukiya's main site? or is it really discontinued from the time it was released? do they have reshipments and redisturbutions of one coin figurines occasionally? i kinda feel like they do with the tales series (abyss, symphonia) 

and 2) how do we go about asking retailers (that show up at cons, in person and through websites) that we would like them to order this particular series/set? i know some websites have request kind of links where we can ask them to order, but even if it says on the website that its "discontinued?" what does "discontinued" actually mean and how does a figurine go to "discontinued forever" history?

sorrie if my questions are confusing. i have alot of questions about this whole figurine retail market and im not sure wheres the best place for this thread to be.   
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Post by: Nina Star 9 on March 01, 2009, 07:32:51 PM
I would just like to see more variety.  It seems like I saw the same figures, t-shirts, poster etc. everywhere I went last year.  There where some booths that had different stuff, but probably 5 or 6 booths that were just clones of each other.
This.

I'm tried of seeing the same merch over and over. I'm also tired of mostly seeing merch for the most popular anime out there. I want variety! I want things that aren't as well known/liked!

I've said this before, but I also like more practical items rather than figurines and such... And I would love to see more music/a better selection of music. Just the most popular artists, anime soundtracks, and various viskei/whatever that has evoled into is not nearly enough! A lot of that stuff is really marked up anyway, but sometimes you can get really good stuff for just around or under the going rate (Amano Tsukiko's Tenryu album for ~$35? I couldn't get it for that online once I factored in shipping! I just ordered ZERO, and it cost me over $40, so that's a pretty good deal, and a hint to any sellers, I still don't have A MOON CHILD IN THE SKY... ;D I'll be on the lookout), and that's what I'm looking for.

I also want more booths with really cutesy stuff. Wizzywig has a monopoly on that, I'd say, and if there was another booth like it, then I probably wouldn't have to spend as much money to get my cute stuff fix, and would have a better selection. I know, Sanrio stuff is expensive, but still...


Also, more/better loli clothes, preferably brand, even if I won't be able to afford it, please. <3
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Post by: Haruka on March 01, 2009, 08:23:48 PM
Shugo Chara merchandise.  Also, Japanese language manga, like they used to carry a few years ago.  I can get English language manga at Barnes and Noble for cying out loud.
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Post by: LordMoufMouf on March 13, 2009, 12:50:00 AM
I would love to see more figurines other than scantily clad pedo-bait schoolgirls. More magical girl figures, and cute boys! Also, more variety in figurines. Often times, I will buy it if it looks cool and beautiful, regardless if whether I know of the series or not.

Kuroshitsuji merchandise!

Costumes/cosplay and costume accessories.

AFFORDABLE lolita garments.
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Post by: SukebeStudios on March 28, 2009, 11:08:56 PM
Um...anime style "Real Dolls?"
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Post by: kollunz on April 04, 2009, 10:05:45 PM
Um...anime style "Real Dolls?"


a dutch wife?
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Post by: Runewitt on April 05, 2009, 03:11:05 AM
moar hellsing!

to all the gaia want peoples. last year there was a mistake in their registration for a booth space and they got tables in artist alley, they were by the far right wall, last row, two tables in from the door, they were right next to a couple people i know who were selling longcat scarves. lanzer even gave one of them a cheezburger.
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Post by: YoureMyHiro on April 13, 2009, 02:03:21 PM
It would be nice if they had some competitive gaming accessories, such as <shameless plug>Electric Trouble Joysticks.</shameless Plug>

BJ, where you at? ;)
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Post by: Hikaru Kazushime on April 17, 2009, 09:35:11 AM
Here's what I'm hoping to find at Fanime this year:

Dakimakura
Japanese anime magazines like CompAce and Comptiq, possibly some jp Newtypes since they rock (don't care if they are older or outdated I'll still buy the heck out of 'em.)
Lots of Figma and Revoltech
GOOD SMILE COMPANY GOODS!!!! (LOVE Good Smile, and they'll most likely have GSC goods anyways) and if you didn't know, GSC specializes in Nendoroids, Figma, and the like...
Possibly some Japanese Import Games? *cough*Cross of Venus sp pack*cough*
Some character song CD's
Mouse Pads!  XD
Art Books
and of course, POSTERS!

I'm going to be looking for some more practical and unique items this year. I've got a bad habit of buying loads of figures and nothing else...LOL. *cough*toyslogicIloveyou*cough. Practical Items include things like Collectibles such as character goods, things like character song cd's, dakimakura, sheets, mouse pads, art books, maybe some replicas...Man! I can't wait to hit that dealer's hall!!!!!
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Jerry on April 17, 2009, 09:37:21 AM
Really Good Sake - Straight from Japan.  ;D

oh wait, i could get that in japan town...
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Post by: JohnnyAR on April 17, 2009, 10:10:24 AM
Pokemon plushies!!!
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Post by: Roguethe on April 17, 2009, 01:54:26 PM
Hetalia figurines
Okami Merchandice. (Not much, but I know there is some!)
Moar Hellsing figurines. And not the old ones everyone already has D:
Gaia Booth in the Dealers room
More Lolita items, not just Lokisa stuff
Evangelion stuff
Code Geass (Cornelia figurine!)
Hopefully better deals on Copics. (I payed more than I pay for them up in Japan Town San Fransisco. D: )
Moar Moar Moar
C:
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Post by: elfgirlkaname on April 21, 2009, 04:44:49 PM
more gothic type stuff

anything BLACK!!

and visual kei anything  ;D
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Post by: Chun on April 21, 2009, 04:53:13 PM
Good Discounts.

~Chun
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: quash on April 22, 2009, 01:34:19 AM
I've been going to Fanime since 06, and I have to say, almost all of the money I've spent at the con has been at either the swap meet or the arcade.

Seriously, the dealers room has always been the low point of Fanime for me. I usually don't find anything of interest and on the rare occasion I do find something it's outrageously expensive. I know Naruto headbands sell, but does every single dealer have to sell almost exclusively headbands and figurines and trinkets? I rarely ever see any artbooks (of interest) or rare video games/video game accessories. Most of the stuff I find in the dealers room is stuff you can quite frankly find anywhere online, and usually for a lot less than what they're charging.

The only suggestion I can really offer is to just make better choices on what dealers show up. I'd personally love to have some classic import game booth selling rare PC Engine/Mega Drive/Famicom games.

Oh, and, something else you may want to tell the dealers to bring; arcade sticks. SF4 and BlazBlue are both in high demand and most people getting those games are going to want sticks to play them on.
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Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on June 01, 2009, 01:39:14 PM
I would like more affordable Lolita gear.

I want more Momoi/Under 17 merchandise, other then that 2003 concert DVD, back when Momoi Halko was in the band Under 17.

I want more Ayanami Rei merchandise.
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Post by: Barnes on June 01, 2009, 01:52:12 PM
A button/pin thing for Yoko's skull.
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Post by: Mister_E on June 01, 2009, 07:15:49 PM
A cheaper Kallen figure, 60 BUCKS!? No thanks.
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Post by: SOawesomeness on June 01, 2009, 07:20:42 PM
Different Totoro plushies. Or I mean, variety.

More Slayers and Fushigi Yuugi stuff... haha. I can wish. (:
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Post by: otakuapprentice on June 01, 2009, 07:24:41 PM
More Kamen Rider merchandise(specifically, the Heisei-era Rider belts). Period.
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Post by: Knightfire on June 01, 2009, 07:41:49 PM
There were no 1/100 Dynames or Kyrios kits this year. What gives man?
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Post by: LordMoufMouf on June 04, 2009, 08:21:13 PM
Dealer's hall was a lot of fun, but I only bought three Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler figures and a pencil board. I didn't see too much that I really wanted.
I really enjoyed the doll booth (even if it was pretty expensive), and the booth that sold the anime licensed jewelry and accessories, along with the lolita booths.

I would love to see:
~More male figures, like I said before in a previous post before the con. I need my bishi fix!
~Other cute Japanese items - not necessarily anime related. I love the miniature sets that come in the fortune boxes and anything cutesy! Like http://www.re-mentusa.com/index.php (http://www.re-mentusa.com/index.php), the Re-Ment miniatures. They can be quite collectible!
~More practical items? Office/school accessories, etc.
~Art supplies - Sakura, Copic, Niko-Piko etc.
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Post by: Shinsengumi on June 07, 2009, 02:16:28 AM
I wished they had more Import games this year. Ohh well maybe next year.
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Post by: Tsuchimi Rin-chan on June 11, 2009, 05:09:42 AM
I wish the Dealers Room could Import from Japan.  I have been looking very hard for obscure and not common Anime items not found in domestic anime stores.  Toradora for Example.  I hate to say this but why is it back in early 2000 I had an easy time looking for Imported Anime items compared to today? 

Are all Anime Dealers selling stuff in USA Anime Conventions afraid to Import because they think they cannot make a profit to the niche die hard Anime fan in making a sale compared to the mainstream Anime fan that will buy anime stuff based from Anime licensed in America?  I miss those days when it was very easy to find dealers that Import from Japan.  Now a days after Anime has gotten popular, dealers somehow do not care about Importing Anime Goods from Japan and would rather make a quick dollar/profit from whatever popular Anime that is airing in America.

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Post by: liger0sniper on June 15, 2009, 06:34:50 PM
I second the Hetalia figurines. Why are they so hard to find? D: (and so very expensive once you find them!)

Also seconding the Nendoroid - been searching for a Kaito for a while.

Gaia => dealers' room. Definitely.

Manga that hasn't been licensed in the US yet like Hetalia, Chrome Shelled Regios, etc.

...and a lot more that has already been listed. I'm just emphasizing the ones that I really want ;P
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Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on June 24, 2009, 02:55:33 PM
I wish they had more money in my wallet =3.

And Eureka 7 figures.
And Negima Vol.1, which apparently was monopolized at Fanime.
And Anything else I would want to buy.
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Post by: MaruChan on June 29, 2009, 08:32:30 PM
I wish they had more ouran high school host club/code geass stuff.
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Post by: Airi on July 07, 2009, 01:24:28 PM
Reborn! figures! XD There are a few I'm looking for and I can't order online yet (No credit card XD) Also that store that was selling the male visual kei photos and cute dark clothes weren't there this year, I think it was Bodyline or something. I really loved that store, but was disappointed they weren't here D:
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: frumpy on July 17, 2009, 04:40:47 AM
Hey All,

Just wanted to let you guys know that your complaints have not fallen on deaf ears! If you know of a dealer who has *unique* items fit for our Dealers room, please refer them our way to dealers[at]fanime.com.

Currently, I'm on the hunt for these types of dealers:

Trying to convince new dealers to attend FanimeCon is no easy task as they need to consider if this trip will make or break their bank. Aside from having to pay for their booth fees ($670-$820 per booth), dealers also need to take these logistics into account:

-freight handling & shipping fees
-truck rental fees
-gas (if traveling by ground)
-airline tickets
-hotel stay (at *least* 4 nights)
-food
-sufficient staff

And on top of all this, having enough sufficient staff to keep their store location open!

Yes, we've had our share of dealers in the past who've pulled out of FanimeCon simply because they couldn't make enough profit. Their margins were low, therefore they're less likely to return to our Dealers room.  :-[
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On the issue of imports:
Dealers haven't been importing as much as they used to. Why? Because shipping is expensive and alot of the mainstream items are coming from official North American distributing companies such as Diamond Comics, AAAnime, & Great Eastern. In recent years, Diamond has expanded their import selections: Kotobukiya/Yamato PVC Statues, Gashapon figures, Bandai Soul of Chogokin collections, Gundam kits, etc...

Example:
Random "---" anime toy released in Japan on 1/1/2009. Dealers are expected to pay for yen price @ 500 ea & overseas shipping for said product. 6 months later, Diamond Comics announces they are importing the same toy @ cheaper costs than Japan.

Import dealers lose money and must now compete prices w/ the "localized" version of the same product. Importing is a risky investment nowadays *if* someone else gets the North American distribution rights.


Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Lucifargundam on July 29, 2009, 11:11:26 AM
I couldn't find the limited edition Hellsing OVA 4 there :(.  I wish the GITS figurines was cheaper...   more gaia stuff would be nice.
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Post by: holyonekt on November 03, 2009, 05:02:11 PM
i wish they had japan style clothing u see in the drama, anyways does anyone remember the clothing j pop/ j rock style that was sold in the dealers room in 08 but not in 09
and its not Lolita-Kisama, anyone have any idea what happen to them are who they are???
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: frumpy on November 20, 2009, 07:27:59 PM
i wish they had japan style clothing u see in the drama, anyways does anyone remember the clothing j pop/ j rock style that was sold in the dealers room in 08 but not in 09
and its not Lolita-Kisama, anyone have any idea what happen to them are who they are???

I want to say it was either J-Pop House -or- Digital Discs. Both had pulled out of 2009's con.
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Post by: Dark_Flame_Shoto on January 15, 2010, 06:18:30 PM
i wanna see some stuff from:
Pandora Hearts
Kingdom Hearts
Final Fantasy
Shakugan No Shana
Death Note
Code Geass
Gundam
and a lot of others i can't remember. x.x
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Post by: waffle-lover26 on January 16, 2010, 12:57:00 PM
They need more hetalia stuff~
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Post by: VanessaAyukawa on January 18, 2010, 02:50:19 PM
I actually wish they had old school merch like from Gundam 0079 or Urusei Yatsura and more imports in stead of manga and boxsets that I can get online and off ebay for cheaper.
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Post by: LordMoufMouf on February 17, 2010, 06:46:43 PM
I would like to see some affordable and inexpensive Lolita wear. Those dresses are really not worth $300-$400 a pop. I know that Bodyline and Cosmates has some good prices. I know many girls that would love to buy Lolita fashion is it was only cheaper.
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Post by: N.E.R.V.agent220 on February 17, 2010, 08:37:29 PM
Alternate Non-perishable groceries

For Example: 5 lb bags of Nishiki Rice
                  Pan(bread/bun) Snacks
                  Japanese Cakes/Crackers
                  Ramen Noodles(cup or bag)
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: ewu on February 17, 2010, 08:52:20 PM
Food will prob be substantially limited in the dealers room....There are requirements that may be more difficult for dealers to adhere to this coming year.
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Post by: kumi-chan on February 19, 2010, 10:15:56 PM
Please bring digital discs back!!! ;^; Also sell more visual kei and Jrock!!! At Fanime 09 there was bearly anything and I left the dealers room very disappointed. Oh and please have a booth that sells LM.C merch like they did with AnCafe in Fanime 08. Thanx.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: frumpy on February 20, 2010, 12:30:07 AM
Please bring digital discs back!!! ;^; Also sell more visual kei and Jrock!!! At Fanime 09 there was bearly anything and I left the dealers room very disappointed. Oh and please have a booth that sells LM.C merch like they did with AnCafe in Fanime 08. Thanx.

Digital Disc will be returning, however they've changed their name to "Man in a Dress". But don't worry, it's the same owner.  ;D
JPop House will also be returning for 2010!

Keep checking this site for new & returning dealers coming to FanimeCon this year!!
http://www2.fanime.com/2010/dealerlist/ (http://www2.fanime.com/2010/dealerlist/)
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Jannoy on February 20, 2010, 02:52:23 AM
[PIANO] SHEET MUSIC.


Finding official sheet music from anime/video games outside of Japan (other than the option of purchasing via the internet) is so difficult. When I went to Japan, I came back with seven sheet music books. In all my years attending Fanime (2010 is going to be my fifth year), I've never seen anime/video game sheet music books sold. Or maybe sheet music is really popular and it's always sold out by the time I hit the Dealer's Room. D: Either way, with the great diversity of people that attend Fanime, a good portion of us must be musically inclined and would also be greatly interested in purchasing official sheet music from their favorite anime and video games. Finding a dealer that sells sheet music alone would be quite a challenge, but what about suggesting to Fanime's regular dealers to expand their merchandise to include sheet music? I know the music books are out there, I see them sold online all the time. But it's just much more convenient to purchase sheet music in person.

Come on, us musicians need some love too. >:

JAPANESE-BRAND HAIRDYE.

I'm talking about the Palty, Gatsby, and Kao Prettia brands. This stuff is legit. I've only ever used Japanese hairdye when I choose to color my hair at home. Usually, these brands are found only in Japantowns or the few and far in between specialty J-shops. It's a pain in the butt driving to SF Japantown if my only mission was to buy hairdye, lol. -__- Finding a good selection of these hairdyes in Japanese/Asian groceries vary - at most, only two to three colors are available at these stores (if they're not specifically a Japanese grocery). I'm sure many girls (and guys!) would be interested in purchasing/trying out these brands but they just don't have the access to purchase them at a store. Maybe a dealer would like to add the stuff to their merch? :D

CIRCLE LENSES

I haven't been around the cosplay contact lenses booth last year, but to my knowledge, contact lenses dealers at Fanime don't cell circle lenses. YES, there is a difference between regular color-contact lenses and circle lenses. http://circlelens.net/ (http://circlelens.net/) I know that I'd buy several pairs of circle lenses, if only they were sold at Fanime...


Alternate Non-perishable groceries

For Example: 5 lb bags of Nishiki Rice
                  Pan(bread/bun) Snacks
                  Japanese Cakes/Crackers
                  Ramen Noodles(cup or bag)
                  
If you're from the Bay Area (heck, even SoCal), it's actually quite easy to shop for Japanese/Asian-related groceries. Raid your local 99 Ranch, Nijiya, Mitsuwa, Seafood City, Japantown, Chinatown, etc. Generally, if you have the access, buying from these stores instead of from the dealers at the con gets you a better deal for your buck.

Last year, I remember there was this dealer that was selling bottles of ramune soda for $2 a bottle. Wtf? You could get a six-pack of ramune for about $4 at 99 Ranch... And boxes of Pocky being sold at $2-4 dollars each? How about buying two boxes for a dollar at Nijiya? -__-

However, if you don't have access to shopping at these kinds of stores, then by all means, stock up. However, just think a little further before you start purchasing your Japanese non-perishables in bulk. Is it really worth paying so much extra?
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: frumpy on February 20, 2010, 01:58:29 PM
Jannoy,

I've seen music sheet books sold at Kinokuniya SF. Though I can't say the same about SJ's location....can someone elaborate??


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Post by: Touya no Miko on February 20, 2010, 04:30:46 PM
I'm still searching for a Baccano boxset. Most of the stores nearby don't have them. D:

I'd like to see a booth that sells theatrical makeup, like Ben Nye or Cinema Secrets. Even have some makeup experts give advice on the right kind we need.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Jannoy on February 20, 2010, 08:42:41 PM
Another thing I'd be interested in seeing in the Dealer's Room are miscellaneous Japanese wares. These don't necessarily have to be very fancy/pricey. I'm talking about bento boxes, daruma, miscellaneous charms from temples/shrines (good luck, good health, etc.), yukata (real yukata, not something cosplay-inspired), obi, zori, parasols, kanzashi (hair pins/ornaments), kokeshi, furin (windchimes) etc. Not everyone who attends Fanime has access to a Japantown - I think a considerable amount of people would be interested in purchasing these Japanese items. :)

Jannoy,

I've seen music sheet books sold at Kinokuniya SF. Though I can't say the same about SJ's location....can someone elaborate??



Yeah, I've seen sheet music sold at Kinokuniya SF also, however, the selection is very limited. I've checked and there aren't many sheet music books related to anime/video games. Mostly stuff by Japanese composers or pieces written in very easy notation (I've seen Japanese lullabies before).
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: heeroyuy135 on February 21, 2010, 01:35:54 PM
I hope Aksys Games comes through and shows off the console version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift like what they did last year for BB: Calamity Trigger.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: FanFicGuru on February 23, 2010, 08:30:43 AM
I hope Aksys Games comes through and shows off the console version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift like what they did last year for BB: Calamity Trigger.

Seconded.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: kumi-chan on February 24, 2010, 04:49:18 PM
Please bring digital discs back!!! ;^; Also sell more visual kei and Jrock!!! At Fanime 09 there was bearly anything and I left the dealers room very disappointed. Oh and please have a booth that sells LM.C merch like they did with AnCafe in Fanime 08. Thanx.

Digital Disc will be returning, however they've changed their name to "Man in a Dress". But don't worry, it's the same owner.  ;D
JPop House will also be returning for 2010!

Keep checking this site for new & returning dealers coming to FanimeCon this year!!
http://www2.fanime.com/2010/dealerlist/ (http://www2.fanime.com/2010/dealerlist/)
Thank you very much! I've been waiting for "Man in the Dress" (That's so funny! ;D I bet he's gonna do it again this year. lol) since last year. I actually even remember you telling me that they weren't gonna come last year! lol Anyway, thanx a bunch and I will keep checking the link you gave me. Thanx!
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Post by: kimonomomo on March 11, 2010, 12:38:32 PM
I had a kimono booth at the '08 show and nearly sold out of a LOT of things, including tabi and yukata. This year I'm stocking up for Sakura-Con in April, but considering doing Fanime as well since it's local (I'm in the East Bay Area).

So... do you want to see a kimono booth at Fanime this year? Let me know.
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Post by: BrightHeart76 on March 11, 2010, 07:12:23 PM
I had a kimono booth at the '08 show and nearly sold out of a LOT of things, including tabi and yukata. This year I'm stocking up for Sakura-Con in April, but considering doing Fanime as well since it's local (I'm in the East Bay Area).

So... do you want to see a kimono booth at Fanime this year? Let me know.

PLEASE!!!  I missed you last year. 
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Post by: Glitch on March 11, 2010, 07:24:19 PM
I wish anything from http://www.bon-kura.com/ was present there. They have the best looking shirts. Some from american movies that not even americans wear.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: frumpy on March 12, 2010, 12:28:37 PM
I hope Aksys Games comes through and shows off the console version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift like what they did last year for BB: Calamity Trigger.

Seconded.

Rest assured. Aksys will be returning along w/ few major surprises for us all.....MUWAHAHAHA SECRETS!
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Post by: SukebeStudios on March 12, 2010, 12:55:55 PM
Japanese sex products. ::Nod:: yep.  Or anime character "Real Dolls."
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Post by: kimonomomo on March 12, 2010, 03:43:01 PM
So... do you want to see a kimono booth at Fanime this year? Let me know.

PLEASE!!!  I missed you last year. 

Ha! Yeah, I missed you all, too.  ;)

Hey Camilla, keep an eye out for my booth application! Save me a good spot if you can.  ;D
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Post by: Roguethe on March 18, 2010, 09:12:17 PM
I really hope the lady from CustomCosplay.com returns. I love her stuff, and want to buy some pillows for sure.
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Post by: Kyra_Maverick on March 18, 2010, 09:26:32 PM
I really hope the lady from CustomCosplay.com returns. I love her stuff, and want to buy some pillows for sure.
I'm pretty sure she will be. She has Fanime listed as attending in her blog on DeviantArt http://chihuahua-yip.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: heeroyuy135 on March 19, 2010, 02:21:05 PM
I wish Kinokuniya would set up shop at the Fanime Dealers Room.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Moonblossom on March 19, 2010, 05:02:43 PM
I wish Kinokuniya would set up shop at the Fanime Dealers Room.

That would be really awesome, especially for those of us who don't live in the area and don't know where they are.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: kimonomomo on March 22, 2010, 04:19:58 PM
I wish Kinokuniya would set up shop at the Fanime Dealers Room.

That would be really awesome, especially for those of us who don't live in the area and don't know where they are.

No kidding. I DO know where they are and I'd still like to see them there.

Hey Moony!  :D
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Moonblossom on March 22, 2010, 07:20:20 PM
Hiya!

Still dunno if I'm coming this year thoguh ><
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: heeroyuy135 on March 23, 2010, 11:22:41 PM
I wish Kinokuniya would set up shop at the Fanime Dealers Room.
That would be really awesome, especially for those of us who don't live in the area and don't know where they are.
No kidding. I DO know where they are and I'd still like to see them there.
Well we do know they can set up shop at anime conventions; they're scheduled to be at AX 2010.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: kamisamabunny on March 24, 2010, 02:00:43 AM
i'd love to see 100 yen store items. you know, the cheap fun little stuff?

affordable bento items. i hate seeing cute stuff at 20-30+ bucks.

casual (everyday) yukata. not costume, not "vintage" (aka more money)

everyday geta! last pair i bought (only ones i could find) were made of a soft wood that is falling apart due to little rocks getting embedded in them

educational stuff(think the japanese study section of j-list)

pretty much, affordable cool stuff. it doesn't just have to be anime related.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: kimonomomo on March 28, 2010, 02:22:52 PM
i'd love to see 100 yen store items. you know, the cheap fun little stuff?

affordable bento items. i hate seeing cute stuff at 20-30+ bucks.

casual (everyday) yukata. not costume, not "vintage" (aka more money)

everyday geta! last pair i bought (only ones i could find) were made of a soft wood that is falling apart due to little rocks getting embedded in them

educational stuff(think the japanese study section of j-list)

pretty much, affordable cool stuff. it doesn't just have to be anime related.


What you're looking for is all Made In China. And really, you get what you pay for.

Yukata are never cheap unless they are machine made in China, and even then they are quite expensive, even in Japan. Vintage ones are usually hand sewn and last forever, so worth the money. Japanese-made cotton is vastly superior to most Chinese cottons. Sometimes if you're lucky you can find a cheap yukata on ebay, but watch for shipping costs. There are some bargains to be had if you're diligent!

Geta are often made of paulownia or other soft wood and meant for one season's wear, so yeah, they do fall apart. I go through at least a pair a year, just doing shows.

I WISH I could sell the items you want for cheap, but the fact is nearly half my cost is just shipping stuff out of Japan to the US. It is VERY expensive to import these things, even if they start out cheap in Japan.
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Post by: Moonblossom on March 28, 2010, 04:27:46 PM
Just to back up what kimonomomo's saying here - Ichiroya, one of the most reputable vendors out of Japan, recently listed a bunch of adorable new casual yukata and obi sets.

http://www.ichiroya.com/sp/list.php?spid=S4bad7f3729137

Check the prices.

This is what what you're going to pay for brand new "not costume" yukata straight from Japan. Vintage are usually less expensive.

I managed to snag a brand new high-end yukata a few years back on sale for 50,00y. It's more than I've spent on many of my vintage kimono and I consider it to be a great deal for a brand new item.
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Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on April 05, 2010, 11:00:58 PM
Underpriced YGO cards.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: heeroyuy135 on April 09, 2010, 04:12:14 PM
I hope Aksys Games comes through and shows off the console version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift like what they did last year for BB: Calamity Trigger.
Seconded.
Rest assured. Aksys will be returning along w/ few major surprises for us all.....MUWAHAHAHA SECRETS!
Surprise = Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori as Guests of Honor
CALLING IT NOW: NEW INFO ON THE NEW GUILTY GEAR GAME
ALSO CONFIRMED: PLAYABLE CONSOLE VERSION OF BLAZBLUE: CONTINUUM SHIFT, FUCK YEAH
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Gwydion on April 09, 2010, 11:58:37 PM
I know this is nearly impossible considering how rare they are...but...I'd kill for Hetalia plushies.

Well I'd consider it at least... ^^
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: AngelWings on April 10, 2010, 11:10:12 PM
So... do you want to see a kimono booth at Fanime this year? Let me know.

PLEASE!!!  I missed you last year. 

Ha! Yeah, I missed you all, too.  ;)

Hey Camilla, keep an eye out for my booth application! Save me a good spot if you can.  ;D
Oooh knowing that you'll be there just made me rebudget my entire con!!!! Worth it though.
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Post by: LOVE.SAE on April 10, 2010, 11:58:35 PM
I hope Aksys Games comes through and shows off the console version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift like what they did last year for BB: Calamity Trigger.
Seconded.
Rest assured. Aksys will be returning along w/ few major surprises for us all.....MUWAHAHAHA SECRETS!
Surprise = Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori as Guests of Honor
CALLING IT NOW: NEW INFO ON THE NEW GUILTY GEAR GAME
ALSO CONFIRMED: PLAYABLE CONSOLE VERSION OF BLAZBLUE: CONTINUUM SHIFT, FUCK YEAH

*FANGASM*

I have all the Guilty Gear games including the PSP beat em up and the artbook. *_____*
I am waiting to leap into Ishiwatari Daisuke's arms ( > w < ) !!!!

I WAS GOING TO SAY. I WOULD LOVE IT IF THERE WAS MORE GUILTY GEAR ITEMS AS WELL.
And K-on, Touhou, Vocaloid, variety of clothes too. ( = w = )
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: otakuapprentice on April 11, 2010, 08:01:58 PM
Kamen Rider belts.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: FanFicGuru on April 13, 2010, 06:03:33 PM
I hope Aksys Games comes through and shows off the console version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift like what they did last year for BB: Calamity Trigger.

Seconded.

Rest assured. Aksys will be returning along w/ few major surprises for us all.....MUWAHAHAHA SECRETS!

Quote from: Fanime Home Page
FanimeCon, Aksys Games, and Arc System Works are proud to announce video game creators Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori as Guests of Honor at FanimeCon 2010.

Daisuke Ishiwatari is famous for creating the Guilty Gear video game series. While he denies having created the game single-handedly, his extensive work on the series includes an eclectic assortment of talents.

Toshimichi Mori also has many talents. He not only directed and produced the BlazBlue video game series but also designed the characters and wrote the scenarios.

Is this what you meant? IS IT?!?!
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: outcast on April 19, 2010, 04:32:57 PM
I hope that one of dealers have at least a cop of the complete collection of Toradora.
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Post by: abcbadcat on April 19, 2010, 05:15:18 PM
M Bison Hat
M Bison Belt Buckle
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Post by: PrincessPolka on April 19, 2010, 09:34:13 PM
I hope that one of dealers have at least a cop of the complete collection of Toradora.
I just bought a copy for myself on ebay! The best place in the world!
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Post by: Ryo_Hellsing on April 20, 2010, 12:28:18 PM
1. Live action drama series.
2. StrangeLand: Seven Sins comic
3. A Nnorita plushi XD
4. Odd clothing.


That's all.... :3
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Elimeno on April 20, 2010, 01:29:33 PM
I've seen belt buckles/belts a few times now.  Dealers make it happen!!
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Post by: kamisamabunny on April 26, 2010, 12:36:13 AM
i wasn't asking for anything amazingly cheap, even just daisho status.
3 dollar bento boxes is awesome, idc who you are.
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Post by: Hikaru Kazushime on May 11, 2010, 05:00:08 AM
Loot I'd love to come home with:

Figures:
Yui Hirasawa figma
Hatsune Miku 2010 Sega Prize ver.
Vanille, Lightning and Reimi Square Enix Play Arts figures
Gundam 00 character figures
Azusa Nakano figma
BRS figma

Manga:
I"S vol.6-15
Psychic Academy Vol.11
Air Gear 5+
D.N.Angel Vol.3

Other:
Like it goes every year, I always find a million things that weren't on my list- and I usually return home with a mostly completed list and a ton of other great stuff. I wish to find tons of great stuff again this year. Some great character goods, maybe some new Doujinshi, quality figures, rare finds, oh- and that oppai mousepad I've been wanting for forever~  XD
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Post by: Impulse on June 02, 2010, 04:09:33 PM
Wish they had more Cyndaquil plushies since they all sold out on friday. Also wish there were more Ramune flavors sold other than the packs. (Melon, strawberry, original and there was another)

Not junk food would be nice like the poster above said, bento boxes would be awesome, just need a cooling unit to keep them in. Belts would be awesome, any kind, seat belt, black belt, a belt. Cosplay clothing not limited to popular series but I could imagine the prices of though being 100+...
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Post by: explosive_artist on June 02, 2010, 04:16:39 PM
Kamen Rider DX Belts...

This man speaks the truth!
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Post by: crystalsoul on June 02, 2010, 09:17:14 PM
hellsing wallscroll....
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: reno on June 02, 2010, 11:08:46 PM
Durarara!! & Angel Beats merchandise.. More An Cafe merchandise, i didn't have a chance to get any the last 2 years T_T
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on June 03, 2010, 12:54:33 AM
More wall scrolls, Affordable figurines/action figures (Prices varied greatly from $10 to over $50 depending on the character and who sold it), and Lolita or other cool Japanese clothing in Tall American Size.
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Post by: mdarkpoet on June 04, 2010, 01:18:21 PM
Some Elfen Lied merch!!! I swear I didn't see as much Elfen Lied merch as I would have liked T_T

Also I maybe some cheaper plushies? A lot of the plushies really seemed to be a rip-off
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Post by: .::midnight.maiden::. on June 05, 2010, 11:19:33 PM
Of course this is an anime convention....but with the growing fandom of J-pop, K-pop, and asian dramas...it would be nice if there was a larger selection for that category.
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Post by: animeangelfish on June 05, 2010, 11:41:05 PM
GAMES GAMES GAAAAMES

....did i say games?

Seriously, not ONE booth selling any kind of games. It was heartbreaking. :(
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Post by: Melly on June 06, 2010, 01:27:01 AM
GAMES GAMES GAAAAMES

....did i say games?

Seriously, not ONE booth selling any kind of games. It was heartbreaking. :(

i saw some H-games >________>;; lololol

and the lack of NANA merch made me sad ;; i wanted my own Hachi plushie SO BAD D:!!!!

i did manage to get Shin's lighter though >D MUAHHAAHHAA.
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Post by: Shinsengumi on June 07, 2010, 12:26:47 AM
GAMES GAMES GAAAAMES

....did i say games?

Seriously, not ONE booth selling any kind of games. It was heartbreaking. :(

i saw some H-games >________>;; lololol

and the lack of NANA merch made me sad ;; i wanted my own Hachi plushie SO BAD D:!!!!

i did manage to get Shin's lighter though >D MUAHHAAHHAA.

Yeah this year no dealers were selling games which was sad. I did see a booth selling H-games but that's all. There's always next year.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Melly on June 07, 2010, 02:19:43 AM
GAMES GAMES GAAAAMES

....did i say games?

Seriously, not ONE booth selling any kind of games. It was heartbreaking. :(

i saw some H-games >________>;; lololol

and the lack of NANA merch made me sad ;; i wanted my own Hachi plushie SO BAD D:!!!!

i did manage to get Shin's lighter though >D MUAHHAAHHAA.

Yeah this year no dealers were selling games which was sad. I did see a booth selling H-games but that's all. There's always next year.

haha we must of saw the same both xDD i got my first and only hentai there.. muahahaha.. XD
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Post by: DarkFujin on June 07, 2010, 01:40:05 PM
I came in here to post exactly what you guys are saying: GAMES!! Seriously, I wandered up and down the dealer's room looking for a game booth but couldn't find one. I was hoping to find some rare or imported games but nope. I had to get my gaming fix from the swap meet.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: .::midnight.maiden::. on June 07, 2010, 04:35:56 PM
I came in here to post exactly what you guys are saying: GAMES!! Seriously, I wandered up and down the dealer's room looking for a game booth but couldn't find one. I was hoping to find some rare or imported games but nope. I had to get my gaming fix from the swap meet.
I agree...we definitely need more games. Especially new and imported games(BONUS!). However, I was satisfied with the games they sold at Swap Meet.
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Post by: Skyline on June 07, 2010, 09:38:23 PM
Klonoa stuff.  T^T

Lots of swap meeters selling the games (mostly the two on GBA), no merch at Dealers.

Lesser-known game stuff.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on June 10, 2010, 02:55:25 AM
One thing that was COMPLETELY missing from the Dealer's room: Momoi CDs!

I mean seriously! We can get her t-shirts that she's importing from Japan. I remember seeing one of her concert DVDs from when she was with Under 17, but God forbid we get one of her CDs!! I'd REALLY like to not have to pay for full price of all that shipping to get them here in the USA damn it >.<
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Post by: kohana ichibana on December 01, 2010, 03:35:13 PM
A Taiko plush from Taikono Tatsujin. I saw them in 09 but not in 10 >< I searched high and low for one.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: otakuya on January 04, 2011, 12:36:43 AM
I'd hate to be AX-ish, but I would like more American anime licensing companies present (Funimation, Geneon, Bandai, etc.) and video game distributors / promos (Sony, Nintendo, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Zynga, etc.)
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Post by: EJAY420 on January 04, 2011, 01:05:57 AM
ELECTRONICS!!!!!! 2010 sucked when it came to video game vending. some shit about some venders not showing up for whatever reason. I ALWAYS spend hundreds on imports for my consoles. Heck, I even bought a Imported Pink PSP in 2008. (perfect gift for my sister's B-day).  I was very disappointed in 2010. I  hope Fanime notices this post in some way, shape or form. Maybe we can have something sweet in 2011??
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Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on January 06, 2011, 03:07:19 AM
More Scouters...
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Post by: Airi on January 08, 2011, 02:56:01 PM
Did they sell any BL game merchandise? XD Like Togainu no Chi? I wasn't paying attention last year ^^;
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Mantaray3000 on January 17, 2011, 02:12:18 PM
I miss the booth that sold anime soundtracks there were so many cds I wanted to buy last year but they were not there and I'm not sure if they were there in 2009.  :-\

Also what happened to Japan Video Games? they had a booth last year.

And just for laughs I also miss the guy who always shouted "yaoi! come get yaoi!" he was awesome!
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Post by: cutiebunny on January 20, 2011, 06:17:29 AM
I'm talking about bento boxes, daruma, miscellaneous charms from temples/shrines (good luck, good health, etc.), yukata (real yukata, not something cosplay-inspired), obi, zori, parasols, kanzashi (hair pins/ornaments), kokeshi, furin (windchimes) etc. Not everyone who attends Fanime has access to a Japantown - I think a considerable amount of people would be interested in purchasing these Japanese items. Smiley

Your best bet is using a deputy service to access all the Yahoo Japan and Rakuten goods.  Deputy services will charge you a small commission fee, but, as most Japanese will not do business (or ship) to anyone outside of Japan, it's really your best bet. I'm guessing that a lot of vendors who import will likely charge you just as much if not more, considering that they need to cover their costs as well.  There's also a chain of Japanese 'dollar stores' in the Bay Area(I'd mention the name but I'm not sure if it's ok to plug them here), so, if you're headed to Fanime, you might want to check them out.  They have a good selection of bento boxes and other items.  And, since most items are $1.50, they won't blow your con budget.

For kimono stuff, you really need to head to Japan.  There are some really good and affordable second hand kimono stores in Tokyo.  But, bear in mind, that 'authentic' kimono stuff can be pricey.  Even in a second hand(most of the stuff doesn't look used at all) shop, it is not unheard of to pay 20,000 - 30,000 yen for just the obi alone.

I hope this helps.
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Post by: SpiritOfKairi on January 27, 2011, 11:22:11 PM
A better variety of snacks would be cool.  I mostly saw chocolate and strawberry Pocky, and while those are good, I can easily get them from my local grocery store at any given time.  It seemed WhizzyWig was the only dealer that had a better spread, and even their stuff was kinda limited compared to 2009 (or so I can recall right now).  They still have good stuff, though =).

Also, I second others' suggestions about having figures other than girls in mostly provocative outfits.  It would be nice to have male action figures as well so you don't get hit with a barrage of women with their clothes barely there.

Lastly, someone else mentioned this, but better phone charms would also be appreciated, especially if they don't cost $15-20.  I'd prefer to not blow a few meals worth of cash just to make my phone look awesome.
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Post by: Moonblossom on January 28, 2011, 11:56:48 AM
Lastly, someone else mentioned this, but better phone charms would also be appreciated, especially if they don't cost $15-20.  I'd prefer to not blow a few meals worth of cash just to make my phone look awesome.

There are usually a ton of really cute and relatively inexpensive phone charms in the Artists Alley. Little polymer ones, fabric ones, etc. I'd rather buy from small handcrafters and get something cute and unique anyway :)
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Post by: SpiritOfKairi on January 28, 2011, 06:06:50 PM
Quote
There are usually a ton of really cute and relatively inexpensive phone charms in the Artists Alley. Little polymer ones, fabric ones, etc. I'd rather buy from small handcrafters and get something cute and unique anyway

Oh yeah, I forgot that some of the artists make good phone charms.  Unique ones are always better than mass-made commercial ones anyway.  Plus, it's always nice to support the artists while getting something badass  :).  I'll have to look at the booths more closely this year and see if they have anything of note.
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Post by: Moonblossom on January 28, 2011, 09:39:30 PM
I'm a big fan of Jeannie Lee's charms - http://junosama.deviantart.com/

I know she was selling at past Fanime (last time I managed to go was 2008 and she was there), not sure if she'll have a table there this year. But she lives in the area, so I would be sort of surprised if she didn't.
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Post by: SpiritOfKairi on January 29, 2011, 12:55:45 PM
Oh man, I totally just fell in love with her paopu fruit cell phone charm.  Hehe, I'm a sucker for anything Kingdom Hearts as you can probably tell.  Unfortunately she isn't selling it on Etsy, so I'll might email her and ask if she'll be at this year's Fanime, and if she has any plans to sell those charms if she is there.  Thanks for the recommendation :).
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: ZelmaBreuer on January 31, 2011, 10:50:30 AM
We want Hellsing Patch !!

It would be Awesome !!
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Post by: Necara on February 04, 2011, 10:58:26 PM
Non Sexy body pillows. I wanna cuddle with my pillow without feeling like a complete perv.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: MelonSmasher on February 06, 2011, 11:51:29 AM
Ditto for what Necara said

I've always liked body pillows, but I have a hard time finding "Non-sexy" ones...

AKA: Non-Sexy = No underwear showing, no nudity
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: SOawesomeness on February 13, 2011, 05:57:59 PM
More Totoro dolls. >>;;
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: username_error on February 18, 2011, 08:55:02 AM
More durarara merch.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Rin_chan on February 18, 2011, 11:04:26 AM
Any know if I can find any Yu Yu Hakusho merch in the Dealers Hall or Swap Meet? I just watched the whole series again and forgot how much I loved it in junior high.

Finding this stuff is my major goal for this year.

And maybe a Black Rock Shooter figure ^^;
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Post by: LastExile on February 19, 2011, 02:25:17 PM
More durarara merch.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: username_error on February 21, 2011, 01:06:24 PM
More durarara merch.

Agreed.

You would <3
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: heeroyuy135 on February 23, 2011, 08:07:00 PM
Any word of an official Bandai dealer coming back for 2011?
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: VanessaAyukawa on February 24, 2011, 07:44:21 PM
Dealers that sell from older series from 1999 and below. There was one seller who made a killing from me with all his Urusei Yatsura merch. (THERE JUST WASN'T ENOUGH!)  This is why I focus on the Swap Meet because so many people sell off their older merch. Otherwise the dealer room is ok with me; the majority of my funds go to commissions at the artist alley anyway.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Daimyo on March 22, 2011, 11:53:12 PM
Revoltech 060 Enki (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) NEW used :S and @ "normal price"...

(http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu151/Arrogan/matrixcollectibles_2066_176456121.jpg)

also, I have a question for anybody who has purchased Revoltech 062 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is the red paint really dark on yours?
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Runewitt on May 31, 2011, 06:49:32 PM
More Totoro dolls. >>;;
yeah.... Chojinlx...
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: otaku_duckie on May 31, 2011, 07:25:30 PM
i wish i could find more Euphemia stuff from code geass D: seriously every other character is there why not her!
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Melly on May 31, 2011, 09:00:43 PM
i wish i could find more Euphemia stuff from code geass D: seriously every other character is there why not her!

i know right D: i was hoping to find something since i was cosplaying her D:

i actually bought a Code Geass keychain but i think i left it in the hotel room ;__;~ damnittttt D:
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: otaku_duckie on May 31, 2011, 09:08:07 PM
i wish i could find more Euphemia stuff from code geass D: seriously every other character is there why not her!

i know right D: i was hoping to find something since i was cosplaying her D:

i actually bought a Code Geass keychain but i think i left it in the hotel room ;__;~ damnittttt D:

OHHHH I MET YOU :DDDDD I took your picture!
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Melly on May 31, 2011, 10:35:49 PM
i wish i could find more Euphemia stuff from code geass D: seriously every other character is there why not her!

i know right D: i was hoping to find something since i was cosplaying her D:

i actually bought a Code Geass keychain but i think i left it in the hotel room ;__;~ damnittttt D:

OHHHH I MET YOU :DDDDD I took your picture!

OH REALLY :D?! AWESOME :D
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Post by: crystalsoul on December 31, 2011, 02:27:49 AM
more cat girl items O,..,O  feed my addiction please
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Haunterluvcookies on February 11, 2012, 11:20:39 PM
Can someone please have the Axis Powers Hetalia figurines? Pleeeeease? ::hopes::

I really don't want to have to fight websites I can't read for them! (and I've tried to learn, but I seem to be mostly incapable of learning languages...)

I so agree with you! On that note, I was shocked to see very little of hetalia and what I did see was hella over priced. More exclusive hetalia stuff.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: katie5000 on February 29, 2012, 10:48:39 PM
Like they either ran out or never had.

I wish they had a Gelgoog Marine models, now I have to wait longer to get one.

Also more Gundam Universal Century stuff.

I also wish there'd been more UC Gundam merch. Specifically, I wish I'd seen more Zeta-related merch, although I'm aware that particular series didn't get much of a North American release and thus isn't very popular. :(
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: EJAY420 on February 29, 2012, 10:56:46 PM
video games. imports. Con exclusives. rares. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THE ELECTRONICS??? THEY HAVE BEEN MIA SINCE 2007/8.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: renalcul on March 01, 2012, 07:22:55 AM
kamen rider belts.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Shinsengumi on March 27, 2012, 01:07:49 AM
video games. imports. Con exclusives. rares. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THE ELECTRONICS??? THEY HAVE BEEN MIA SINCE 2007/8.

I might have to agree, where are the video games dealers? We haven't had one in a while.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Angelx624 on March 31, 2012, 05:34:02 AM
More j-rock/j-pop stuff. >< Like CDs, posters, etc.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: echoshadow on April 01, 2012, 05:12:42 PM
More j-rock/j-pop stuff. >< Like CDs, posters, etc.
I agree. At lest a hand full of j-pop/rock stuff would be great.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: OtakuMcGreevy on April 15, 2012, 11:36:43 AM
Anime and video game soundtracks would be great :D
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: virilevocalist on April 16, 2012, 01:24:40 AM
Gakuran would be great.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: JohnnyAR on May 02, 2012, 12:53:30 PM
Anything Luka related
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Chibity on May 21, 2012, 09:55:26 PM
The entire set of FREEing 1/4 scale figures that cost from $200- $500 a piece. I saw a Kimidori one,but I wasn't really up to it.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Asa_Gohan on May 23, 2012, 01:29:44 AM
Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest stuff...Anything...Just...anything will do D: Also Sailor Saturn items 030
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: Kabuki on May 29, 2012, 04:16:58 PM
Official Arpakasso products. All the ones in Dealer's room were oddly misshapen in the face :/
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Post by: keitoghostie on May 29, 2012, 08:32:09 PM
More Nichijou figures!
The only kind I could find were tiny trading figures which were ADORABLE but more variety would've been appreciated!
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: AR-99 on May 30, 2012, 10:19:30 AM
More shitajiki, specifically for Eva. Ironically Anime Palace, which had a lot more last year, was cleaned out this time.  :o

Anything for Jormungand, given that it is on air right now. Didn't even see any manga, however it is a more obscure Viz title.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: kohana ichibana on May 30, 2012, 12:25:31 PM
More Gintama ANYTHING. I only found 3 figures.... :[ 2 I already owned so naturally I bought the one I didn't have.

Also, I'm a sucker for the small "surprise" figure boxes that are usually 10 bucks. I didn't buy any because they were not that great this year.

Also more shirts from various anime/games not just mainstream!!! My goal this year was to come home with at least 5 - 10 new geeky shirts. I bought 1. :/ and it was not from Dealers Hall.
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Post by: royjovero on May 30, 2012, 11:13:43 PM
Gakuran, older Macross stuff (although I heard there was a lot of Macross merch at the swap meet), and pre-Gen 5 Pokemon stuff.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: ket on May 31, 2012, 06:03:22 AM
Wish more booths had more Touhou stuffs.
I know there was that one exclusively Touhou booth, but you can always use more Touhou  ;D

There were like no video games or music cds either.
And Vocaloid stuff. I don't think I saw anything except Miku related stuff there. Or atleast I don't remember seeing anything Vocaloid related that wasn't Miku.
Title: Re: Things that you wish they had in the Dealers room.
Post by: abcbadcat on May 31, 2012, 12:07:27 PM
I wish there was a yugioh dealer the sold single cards. There was one two years ago and it was perfect but I haven't seen him or anyone else doing singles for the past two years.
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Post by: AbsolutelyCursed on May 31, 2012, 12:41:22 PM
And Vocaloid stuff. I don't think I saw anything except Miku related stuff there. Or atleast I don't remember seeing anything Vocaloid related that wasn't Miku.

Yeah, that was disappointing. I was hoping there would be some Megurine Luka merchandise. I like her more than Miku.
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Post by: JackMackerel on June 01, 2012, 11:54:15 AM
Wish more booths had more Touhou stuffs.
I know there was that one exclusively Touhou booth, but you can always use more Touhou  ;D

There were like no video games or music cds either.
And Vocaloid stuff. I don't think I saw anything except Miku related stuff there. Or atleast I don't remember seeing anything Vocaloid related that wasn't Miku.

Huh, really? I swore I saw some Touhou games... I KNOW I saw horribly overpriced yukkuris and Fumofumos (that a friend said might be bootlegged).

And yeah, shame. Given that I heard Fanime didn't want to be associated with the Vocaloid concert for some reason, not beeg surprised.
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Post by: L0Lpants on June 01, 2012, 12:34:31 PM
MOAR PLUSHIES!!! (although different ones besides the usual mainstream ones)
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Post by: JohnnyAR on June 02, 2012, 12:45:29 PM
I find the lack of Luka disturbing...
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Post by: WhentheAngelscry on June 03, 2012, 12:36:51 PM
Also...BRING BACK THE GAIA BOOTH!

Yeah! My friend and I were all bummed that they weren't here. Someone had even given my friend some money to buy her a hat from Gaia, or something, and it wasn't even there, which threw a wrench in the works.

I liked finding the old Final Fantasy PSone games there, though. I bought myself Final Fantasy VIII, which was the only one I didn't have. XD

I would like to see more Gurren Lagann stuff, definitely. I'd definitely go after some Kamina and Simon related items. :3

At the last possible minute they decided to add a panel, but yeah i missed he Gaia booth there too last year.   Dont think they the intention of coming around to Fanime then.  It wasn't on their con schedule and a lot of people were getting upset that they werent going to drop by.  Think all the complaints got to them ^_^ so they at least came by doing a panel. 
I must say thats very strange cause their headquaters is in San Jose that's why we had so many Gaia artists in the Artist Alley I REALLY missed the Gaia booth. I wonder if asking admins on Gaia would be more helpful to this endeavor?
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Post by: WhentheAngelscry on June 03, 2012, 12:41:44 PM
Wow I'm kinda a duffus quoting a 2009 post. But yeah I'd like to see a Gaia booth again. Also World God Only Knows... I wish they had more merchandise for that.
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Post by: SOawesomeness on June 03, 2012, 11:20:30 PM
Totoroooo plushieeessssss D: TOTOROOOOOOOOO D: D: D:
I heard there was only one but it was some "original" something or another thing that was $150.
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Post by: Runewitt on June 04, 2012, 08:08:15 PM
Totoroooo plushieeessssss D: TOTOROOOOOOOOO D: D: D:
I heard there was only one but it was some "original" something or another thing that was $150.
this.

I ended up getting a $7 ghost totoro mini plushy for my truck, but i wanted something bigger.
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Post by: BunofGovt on June 04, 2012, 09:23:08 PM
Dang I thought I posted this before but I didn't see it on any of the pages.  A year or two ago someone had a vending machine next to their booth.  You put in a dollar (maybe it was two dollars) and got a capsule with a small figure in it, like the ones in Japan at the malls.  This vending machine had Yu Yu Hakusho figures.  It ran out pretty fast, when I came by a few hours later the machine was empty.  I'd like more of those.

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Post by: Maskenlav on June 06, 2012, 11:00:38 PM
I wanted to see some more variety of anime collections, be it books/DVDs/games cause I kept seeing alot of mainstream ones and I was kind of disappointed cause I thought people were more educated or enthusiastic about those smaller unknown under-the-radar animes. Sadly I saw only a few major ones I recognized that many would prob say "whats that?" to. Here's to a vendor digging deeper and relieving those "lost" treasures! :D
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Post by: kazushimehikaru on May 11, 2013, 10:52:33 PM
Moar Figma, Nendoroids, never a bad thing. :D
Doujinshi, oppai mousepads, "REAL" dakimakura pillowcases.
And of course more character goods, art books, and miscellaneous items. XD

Need more Type Moon, K-ON!!, and Touhou amongst other things.

Also...VIDEO GAMES! Where are they? Not the kind we can get from GameStop- I mean the juicy good stuff! I'd like to find Project Diva f, Idolm@ster 2, or Senran Kagura Shinovi VS and buy them right there! Would be totally awesome.

Also, more Blu-Ray box sets!
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Post by: JohnnyAR on July 05, 2013, 03:17:40 PM
More Luke related items
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Post by: dajoo on July 07, 2013, 11:58:43 PM
More Luke related items

Johnny, do you mean Luke from Layton? If not please specify source. Thanks.
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Post by: Lucifargundam on July 30, 2013, 01:44:48 AM
more mousepads or dakimakura pillows...
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Post by: abcbadcat on April 07, 2014, 11:46:47 AM
Definitely looking for a Kill la Kill scissor blade this year

As well as another one or two of those big plushy cats that were rampant last year
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Post by: Lucifargundam on April 07, 2014, 09:22:31 PM
more cybergoth stuff
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Post by: drtokubuns on April 11, 2014, 06:10:52 PM
Monster hunter steel cases,shin megami tensei merch,megaman or smash bros stuffs i hope to see some bravely default stuff there this year!

trust me,if i find some youll notice me,ill be the one freaking out in the dealers hall...:$
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Post by: Dajoo on April 11, 2014, 11:14:00 PM
I've seen all the latest requests and will pass these onto our Dealers. I'm hoping to be able to post a complete roster soon for people to look over.
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Post by: Kalledom on May 02, 2014, 11:31:50 PM
I love all varieties of plushies and will always take a serious look at any plush, but I particularly enjoy the cuddle-sized (~1 foot tall) ones made of soft and cuddle-worthy material. Last year I spent more on my plushies alone than all my posters and prints combined.

I also love cosplay jewelry and other accessories. The laser-cut pokemon badges (pinnable to shirts and jackets if so desired) were some of the best finds I've ever found at any con, period.

I'd also say Kuroko no Basket cosplay outfits, but I get the feeling that those will easily exceed $50 for a single article of clothing and understandably may not sell too well.
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Post by: EJAY420 on May 07, 2014, 07:08:09 PM
Electronics. Gaming. More clothing. Food?? Things for my cats :-)
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Post by: thepsynergist on May 07, 2014, 08:38:51 PM
Carbon steel swords?
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Post by: Roguethe on May 28, 2014, 11:33:12 PM
JoJo figures!!
I saw a Young Joseph and a Series 3 Dio. But those were super over-priced. Besides that, nothing! I understand that I couldn't find much Kill La Kill, because it's newer and with out much merchandise. But JoJo has been around forever! Please dealers, more Joestars!
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Post by: Xanreo on May 28, 2014, 11:42:54 PM
Instead of a specific item, I just wish there were more distributors since a majority of these dealers all sell the same items.
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Post by: limDsage on May 29, 2014, 10:00:27 AM
JoJo figures!!
I saw a Young Joseph and a Series 3 Dio. But those were super over-priced. Besides that, nothing! I understand that I couldn't find much Kill La Kill, because it's newer and with out much merchandise. But JoJo has been around forever! Please dealers, more Joestars!

Likewise.

I saw a vendor who sold a Jotaro figure, but yes it was super-overpriced and was cash-only.

Hopefully next year more vendors carry Jojo figures. :D
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Post by: eemychann on May 29, 2014, 06:42:23 PM
More stuff that isn't figures? I came in hoping to buy a bunch of Sailor Moon stuff but as far as I could tell nobody had any of the items I'd seen online (charm sets, pointers, pens, cups, plates, phone cases, phone chargers, etc)

Not a stock request but it would be nice if more of the costume/goth vendors had big signs up indicating what sizes they offer, for the convenience of those of us who don't fit in the Japanese size range. There's a lot of bigger folk and it would help to know which places we should bother picking through the racks and which ones we should stay out of everybody else's way.

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Post by: Roguethe on May 29, 2014, 11:22:47 PM
JoJo figures!!
I saw a Young Joseph and a Series 3 Dio. But those were super over-priced. Besides that, nothing! I understand that I couldn't find much Kill La Kill, because it's newer and with out much merchandise. But JoJo has been around forever! Please dealers, more Joestars!

Likewise.

I saw a vendor who sold a Jotaro figure, but yes it was super-overpriced and was cash-only.

Hopefully next year more vendors carry Jojo figures. :D
Glad to see you agree. That shows there IS a demand. So I hope the dealers take note! :'D
Welp. Here's hoping for better next year. Plenty of Jojo art in AA. Just need plenty of Jojo Merch in DH!
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Post by: Ruby on May 30, 2014, 12:25:26 AM

:( I tried looking around the dealers hall for some Senran Kagura figures for my boyfriend but I couldn't find any. Maybe next year if there is enough of a demand~ I figured with how focused the show is on...bodies and such, that they'd have some popular figures, but guess not.
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Post by: abcbadcat on May 30, 2014, 11:14:40 AM
Saw practically nothing from Kill la Kill aside from the artist alley, There will probably be tons next year though.
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Post by: Amarok on May 30, 2014, 01:05:47 PM
I would've loved to see some Nameko goods of any kind, but I guess it's not popular enough in the US? It's such a HUGE hit in Japan it's surprising anime/game fans over here don't like it.  :(
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Post by: Piccahoe on July 12, 2014, 06:22:10 PM
I would've loved to see some Nameko goods of any kind, but I guess it's not popular enough in the US? It's such a HUGE hit in Japan it's surprising anime/game fans over here don't like it.  :(

Same with Puzzle and Dragons, huge hit in Japan but kind of eh here.
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Post by: Imperial on July 12, 2014, 10:58:22 PM
More valve items, as there was literally 1 booth that had any, and even that they didn't have much. 2013 had more than last year.....
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Post by: Gaki on August 25, 2014, 05:22:48 PM
More valve items, as there was literally 1 booth that had any, and even that they didn't have much. 2013 had more than last year.....

Glitch Gear had a decent amount, though it was mostly shirts and Portal merchandise (sentry turret blind boxes, lemon grenades, etc.). Level Up Studios was also there and they carried some of the action figures, but aside from that I think they only had fan-made artwork/shirts and the like scattered across other booths, if they were even available.

As much as I love Valve and their properties, I wouldn't suggest doling out $50 for a replica of the Sandvich or $20-30 for the figures that can break just removing them from the packaging.
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Post by: Angelx624 on September 26, 2014, 01:30:49 AM
More tokusatsu!!!! One can never have enough toku merch. :P
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Post by: Lucifargundam on October 20, 2014, 08:03:14 PM
More cybergoth stuff...
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Post by: Dajoo on October 22, 2014, 11:28:01 PM
Some cool announcements.
Along the lines of new distributors we have some new blood joining us:
What Pumpkin Studios
Kuretake Zig

Also for clarification, what is cybergoth? I may be to old now.... I know cyberpunk, but not cybergoth. Some examples would be great for tracking it down.

I'm on the lookout for more tokusatsu as well as it has seen a big revival both in Japan and here. 8)
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Post by: Angelx624 on October 23, 2014, 07:40:28 PM
I'm on the lookout for more tokusatsu as well as it has seen a big revival both in Japan and here. 8)
Awesome!! ^^ Glad to hear that. :P
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Post by: Admiral Donuts on October 26, 2014, 04:27:18 PM
Also for clarification, what is cybergoth? I may be to old now.... I know cyberpunk, but not cybergoth. Some examples would be great for tracking it down.

Typical Cybergoth apparel is goggles, spikes, and those tube-thingies worn like a wig.