This is our second time to STGCC and the first time paying $10 for a one-day ticket each. The ticket allows for multiple re-entries with this chop, so no cheating by passing the ticket to a friend. Tsk!
Some of my favourite displays:
* Classic Predator
* Tracker Predator with Hound
Basically I liked ALL the predator figurines, but they were kept in glass cabinets and the iphone camera has its limitations. Reflections are one of them. Not to mention the fact that I kept capturing people's faces on the other side of the display, in my shots.
I don't like Iron man but I thought that it was an interesting pose. He seems to be resting in the cradle of the moon.
Flipping through the work of Marvel artist, Mico Suayan.
The Tokidoki autograph session with Simone Legno was so popular, it had to be extended beyond the scheduled hour. That was also partly due to the fact that he was too nice! He actually drew on each and every blank Mickey Mouse figurine that his fans brought to him.
This is what he drew on the boy's Kaiten skate deck :)
The above-mentioned Mickey Mouse figurines and the various designs showcased.
There was also introductory lessons on anime playing cards, a craze the boy couldn't comprehend. Why would males play with sissy looking cards he asked? Urm, because it features boobs and upskirts?, I replied.
As I was standing at the booth, this young boy bought packet after packet of cards and tore it open on the spot. Each packet contains about 8 cards and costs $6-9.
His stack of cards.
For a minimum of $5, you could shoot these Star Wars characters with a rubber bullet, and the money would be donated to charity.
His befitting expression just makes me smile.
There were many cosplayers at the event too, not surprising since they had a chance of getting featured in Cosmode. There were a couple of good ones but many were just terrible with their tired and dull faces void of any makeup whatsoever. Where's the effort? Will do a separate post on them soon.