Well, all good things must come to an end. And while the best word to describe four days (plus a bonus night for press) of Comic Con coverage is “grueling,” it takes a while to adjust to the pace of normal life afterward. The world did not just freeze while I was in San Diego, though. Happily, there are plenty of shout-outs to give and news to cover.
In case you haven’t been following Tomopop’s SDCC coverage, I wanted to post a bit here about the toys and figures that caught my attention. As you’d imagine, SDCC isn’t really the place to go for Japanese or anime figures. There wasn’t much at the convention to appeal to fans of that particular aesthetic, and as such a lot of the figures that were on display fell outside my area of expertise. Still, I’m a sci-fi movie and TV show fan, so there was still a lot to get me salivating.
Makigumo is all about materialism, so the first thing I want to write about Comic Con isn’t the experience, meeting people, or anything about the show. The first post will be all about the loot – sweet, sweet loot. I didn’t keep tabs on how much money I spent there, but my haul was modest relative to those of my fellow Tomopop editors. Still, I’m really happy with everything I bought. I tried to go for items that would be interesting aside from being Comic Con exclusives, mainly because they would cost less and you wouldn’t have to wait in line to get them.