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Hey guys,

 

I have never in my life been to any kind of convention before. But when I found out that there was a Joe con in the same city I live in I figured 'why not? If it sucks, I'll leave.' So I get in my car and tell the wife 'I'll be home in a hour, or so'. Turns out it was 'or so'. Six hours later she calls my cell 'Where the hell are you?'. It was pretty cool.

 

Why?

 

1st) Met a lot of fellow collectors, along with people from various boards. I personally don't really know any other collectors (all my friends think I'm crazy) and I think it really helps the hobby to get to meet so many people as passionate (or more so) about it.

 

2nd) LARRY HAMA!! Was there doing a meet and greet. It was a pleasure to meet 'the man', I really didn't know what to say to him other than 'Thank you'.

 

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007005.jpg

 

3rd) Got to see the prototypes for wave 9! Bazooka looks f'n awesome! He's a little taller and has more girth than your average Joe. Hawk seems to have dark hair instead of blonde hair as I originally thought, and the BATs? Hell yeah!

 

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007001.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007002.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007003.jpg

 

4th) Got to see some awesome customs, of which featured was our very own Xhairs.

 

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007007.jpg

 

5th) Saw this very hardcore dude!

 

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007004.jpg

 

He's the same guy in this link.

 

 

6th) Hasbro gave us a Q&A featuring mostly questions about Canadian distribution and who we Canuks can get you hands on store exclusive. Hint: Target = Zellers

 

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007006.jpg

 

All in all a great time. I'll definatley be back next year!

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Damn, I wish Bazooka was not so huge. That kind of bugs me, but I will still probably buy one. Hawk looks great and should have brown hair like the original v2 did. I will have to buy multiples of him.

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How many yankees made the trip? JOhio is thinking about it.

 

I have my passport because of work. I've been to Toronto about a half dozen times for work, so I know I need it to fly. Right now, I've been told, to drive, all you need is a photo ID. What about a year from now? Will we need passports then? I am trying to get some info for my group.

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How many yankees made the trip? JOhio is thinking about it.

 

I have my passport because of work. I've been to Toronto about a half dozen times for work, so I know I need it to fly. Right now, I've been told, to drive, all you need is a photo ID. What about a year from now? Will we need passports then? I am trying to get some info for my group.

 

 

I believe June, 2009 will be the "passport required by car" date. As our Canadian conventions are always held in April, you should be good to go for 2009 without a passport, if you are driving up.

 

I know of at least 7 Americans that were at the show this year (not including Mr. Hama or Mr. Bellomo, that is)

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Thanks for sharing your pics It looks like you had a great time. Getting lost in joy at a con is great even when you get the "where the hell are you call" from wifey. My wife goes but, found it is pointless to try and keep up with me and my wandering to and fro from booth to booth and back. I get that call a few times during every convention. Cheers to you and hopefully there will be plenty of similar calls in the future. First con and you met Larry Hamma...you are doing good so far.

 

Hey guys,

 

I have never in my life been to any kind of convention before. But when I found out that there was a Joe con in the same city I live in I figured 'why not? If it sucks, I'll leave.' So I get in my car and tell the wife 'I'll be home in a hour, or so'. Turns out it was 'or so'. Six hours later she calls my cell 'Where the hell are you?'. It was pretty cool.

 

Why?

 

1st) Met a lot of fellow collectors, along with people from various boards. I personally don't really know any other collectors (all my friends think I'm crazy) and I think it really helps the hobby to get to meet so many people as passionate (or more so) about it.

 

2nd) LARRY HAMA!! Was there doing a meet and greet. It was a pleasure to meet 'the man', I really didn't know what to say to him other than 'Thank you'.

 

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007005.jpg

 

3rd) Got to see the prototypes for wave 9! Bazooka looks f'n awesome! He's a little taller and has more girth than your average Joe. Hawk seems to have dark hair instead of blonde hair as I originally thought, and the BATs? Hell yeah!

 

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007001.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007002.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007003.jpg

 

4th) Got to see some awesome customs, of which featured was our very own Xhairs.

 

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007007.jpg

 

5th) Saw this very hardcore dude!

 

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007004.jpg

 

He's the same guy in this link.

 

 

6th) Hasbro gave us a Q&A featuring mostly questions about Canadian distribution and who we Canuks can get you hands on store exclusive. Hint: Target = Zellers

 

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/F...oFeb2007006.jpg

 

All in all a great time. I'll definatley be back next year!

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more info please!

 

I was stuck home all weekend studying for my Tax Law exam so I couldnt go. But i'd love to hear more about it!

 

 

Are you looking for any info in particular? What do you want to know?

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How was the dealer situation? Lots of stuff?

 

Lots of dealers, mostly selling old ARAH stuff. You would have done well completeing some of those vehicles. Some one had the Flagg for sale, it went for $400.00.

 

There was a fair amount of 25th aniversary stuff for sale. The newest were the TRU and target exclusives which were for sale at very inflated prices. Eg. Hiss tank $9.99 in a target store, $20.00 - $25.00 a pop at the con.

 

How many yankees made the trip? JOhio is thinking about it.

 

I have my passport because of work. I've been to Toronto about a half dozen times for work, so I know I need it to fly. Right now, I've been told, to drive, all you need is a photo ID. What about a year from now? Will we need passports then? I am trying to get some info for my group.

 

 

I believe June, 2009 will be the "passport required by car" date. As our Canadian conventions are always held in April, you should be good to go for 2009 without a passport, if you are driving up.

 

I know of at least 7 Americans that were at the show this year (not including Mr. Hama or Mr. Bellomo, that is)

 

A passport is never a bad thing to have anyway, I believe right now you need a driver's license and a birth certificate to get over the boarder in lieu of a passport. Since I don't know where my birth certificate is, a passport is the way to go for me.

 

Seriously thinking about making the trek down for some cons in the U.S.

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sweet my urbanrev stuff made it to lance I hope he sold at leaste one coat!

Killa

 

Dude! I saw your stuff at their table! The detail of those coats are amazing!

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