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Old 07-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default SAN JOSE SUPER TOY, COMIC AND COLLECTIBLE SHOW. AUGUST 18, 2012

SAN JOSE SUPER TOY, COMIC AND COLLECTIBLE SHOW.

Saturday, AUGUST 18, 2012

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111
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Early Bird 9 AM - 10:59 AM
General admission 11 AM - 4:30 PM

General Admission: $6.00
Kids Under 12: $3
Early Bird: $15.00
The Fairgrounds charges $8 for parking.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:09 AM   #2
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So guys I was not able to go! I'm determined to next time!

Anyways, how did it go? Sylent? Darth? Any good finds? Any good deals?

Give us the goods and a few pics!
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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Give us the goods and a few pics!
Here you go:

It was a pretty good show, overall. It was blazing hot outside and they had the A/C cranked up full blast.







Import model Ashley Vee was in the house. She's gorgeous, but $20 is a bit too much... and I so wish it was Leah Dizon.



Lou Ferrigno also made an appearance. When I walked by, he was taking a photo with someone that had a cameraman that repeatedly took blurry photos. He started to get annoyed and copped an attitude. That's pretty much par for the course for Lou.

Everyone was charging $30 and up, which is too much as far as I'm concerned, especially since most of these stars aren't even relevant anymore.



Dawn Wells, aka MaryAnn from Gilligan's Island was there. She was really sweet and friendly.





Amanda Bearse, aka Marcy Darcy from Married With Children was in the house. She was only friendly if you had money in your hand. If not, she was a bit crabby.

In this photo, she's shooing me away as I was trying to sneak a pic. She did this to people the entire day.



There were a few deals to be had here, but I spent too much time catching up with old friends and dealers and missed out on a few things. Still, I walked away with a few figures that I was looking for.



Overall, it was a fun time out. I got to shoot the breeze with some old friends, added to my GL Corps and completed my JSA set with Dr. Fate... and I spent more on parking and admission than anything I purchased. Almost.

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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Glad to hear you had a fun time at the show and the show is continuing to increase their celebrity guest list.

I couldn't make it because I had work deadlines to meet.

Hopefully I'll be able to attend the next one, which will probably be in November.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:16 AM   #5
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Thanks Sylent for the run down. Great pics. Love the one where Amanda Bearse is shooing you away. Wretched Hag!

Sorry I couldn't make it. It would have been fun hanging out in a more laid back setting than SDCC or the like.

Be sure to post or communicate the next show you and/or Darth are hitting up in the Bay Area. We'll catch up then.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:45 PM   #6
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Hopefully I'll be able to attend the next one, which will probably be in November.
It will be Saturday, December 1st.

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Thanks Sylent for the run down. Great pics. Love the one where Amanda Bearse is shooing you away. Wretched Hag!

Sorry I couldn't make it. It would have been fun hanging out in a more laid back setting than SDCC or the like.

Be sure to post or communicate the next show you and/or Darth are hitting up in the Bay Area. We'll catch up then.
No prob. The next big show is SacAnime in Sacramento during August 31-September 2. I would have created a post for the show, but I don't think there's a big enough fan following for Anime on this board.

Here's the information in case anyone is interested:

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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So the upcoming Toy Show is a 2 day event, meaning it has been very successful. However, the show being a two event may hinder my normal "the show is closing" leverage, as typically Sylent and I would try and use the "two-minute warning" to negotiate deals on items that haven't been sold and the seller is looking to load back up and take home. Usually sellers will drop their price to unload such merchandise.


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Saturday and Sunday March 9 and 10th , 2013

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111
MapQuest

SATURDAY HOURS Early Bird 9 AM - 10:59 AM
General admission 11 AM - 4:30 PM

General Admission: $6.00
Kids Under 12: $3
Early Bird: $15.00

IF YOU PAY TO GET IN THE SHOW ON SATURDAY, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN TO THE SHOW FOR FREE ON SUNDAY.

SUNDAY HOURS
10 AM - 3:30 PM Admission $6.00 Kids Under 12: $3
I'll mostly do the early bird to avoid the crowds and get parking.
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Thanks for posting Darth. I actually think I can go finally!! I'm sure I can do Sunday. I could do early bird on Saturday until about noon. Can you do the show in 2 to 3 hours?
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You could do the show in about 3 hours. I mean, it's pretty much just a flea market.
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I'll probably attend the show on Saturday, but not early bird. Early Bird is generally for big-ticket items, and I have no plans of buying anything big or expensive. Before the show even opens, dealers usually snag anything noteworthy from each other, so I can wait for general admission and pay less.
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Because of your post, I'll most likely reconsider the early bird. However, I would like to be at the event around 10am or at the very latest 10:30am because of parking issues.

Want to meet up as usual, Sylent?
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Because of your post, I'll most likely reconsider the early bird. However, I would like to be at the event around 10am or at the very latest 10:30am because of parking issues.

Want to meet up as usual, Sylent?
LOL! You're always the one making us late! "Sorry, man. I had to run some errands." Ha hah haa!

Sure, we can meet up, but let me talk to my wife first. We're supposed to be in the area to have our taxes done later in the evening.
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My wife will be out of town, so I won't be late.
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FYI- This will save you some time.

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San Jose Super Toy & Comic Book Show MARCH 9 and 10th , 2013


WE ARE NOW SELLING TICKETS ON THE TICKETLEAP WEBSITE.

Below is the link to the Ticketleap website for advance tickets.

There will be 2 lines to enter the show.
The Advanced ticket line should be much shorter than the other entrance line.

http://supertoyshow.ticketleap.com/sanjosesupertoy/

If you attend the show on Saturday you will be allowed to re enter the show on Sunday for free.

So, if you buy advance tickets and plan on attending both days make sure to only buy a Saturday ticket

If you are planning to attend Sunday only, buy a Sunday ticket only.

You can still buy a ticket the day of the show at the door with cash.
The cool part is, if you buy a Saturday ticket, you get in Sunday for free and you get to avoid the long line. The crappy part is, they charge a convenience fee.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:48 PM   #15
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Thanks for posting Darth. I actually think I can go finally!! I'm sure I can do Sunday. I could do early bird on Saturday until about noon. Can you do the show in 2 to 3 hours?
Alright, man. Where were you?

Did you attend? It was a pretty good show that had so much cool, overpriced stuff. I should have taken more photos.
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Cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty was there on Saturday.

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Alright, man. Where were you?

Did you attend? It was a pretty good show that had so much cool, overpriced stuff. I should have taken more photos.
I know man I'm a big loser. Didn't make it. The whole DST killed me for Sunday.

I'm for sure going to WonderCon though!
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I know man I'm a big loser. Didn't make it. The whole DST killed me for Sunday.

I'm for sure going to WonderCon though!
Yeah, yeah... I'm beginning to wonder if you really even exist.

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