NYCC: Convention Exclusives Cherry Pop!

Ale Bodden writes for Bleeding Cool:

After 6 years of attending NYCC, today I decided to try something new- one of the main reasons why people come to conventions in the first place: buying exclusives!

Usually I spend most of my free time either roaming Artist Alley or looking at books by the publishers’ section. This year I decided to try new things. Now, this is the first time I join a long, slow-as-hell line in order to buy some exclusive convention item.

20141009_133150As a big Wonder Woman and Star Sapphire fan, I deemed it necessary to get the Fugitive Toys Funko Pop! Star Sapphire Wonder Woman. I mean, I need it- right? Well, let me tell you… long and slow doesn’t completely describe it. and yes, I know sometimes people line up over night; and yes, I’ve lined up for hours- though never for an exclusive item.

Since I don’t know much about toys, mostly because I buy them for my own collection and commit sacrilege by opening them all, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Before you ask: yes, I know exclusives’ prices are usually higher than normal, but wow: that was crazy! Despite spending my first almost two hours on the show floor lining up, I still got my beautiful metallic Star Sapphire Wonder Woman vinyl figure! And while it might sound like I’m complaining, it was actually so worth it!

However, I feel bad for those waiting in line for Toy Tokyo: that line hasn’t moved since the convention floor opened; and if I was worried about the length of the line I was in, well… this one is actually worse. Good Luck, guys- enjoy your toys! As a general advise: make sure you line up for everything you want about an hour beforehand- I am surprised by the amount of long lines on a Thursday… those usually start on Fridays.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.