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Unread 04-29-2013, 01:39 PM   #46
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Posters, pins, and if I have enough money figures.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:54 PM   #47
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Mostly DvDs (they're hard to find elsewhere and also cheaper sometimes) and posters.
T-shirts on occasions.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 01:08 AM   #48
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I definitely spend money on anime posters. They usually come cheap at cons.

That's it. Maybe a plushie or a figure if it's cheap.

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Unread 04-30-2013, 02:42 AM   #49
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It depends on the type of convention. If it's an anime convention, most of my purchases tend to be keychains, because I collect them. I'll also sometimes pick up figures, Gundam models, or something along those lines if I see something interesting, but it's usually just keychains.
Seriously, if a vendor has keychains, then they'll have my business. It's an addiction...

At a convention like the Star Wars Celebration... Well, I'll buy lots of stuff, most of it useless crap, like the Jar Jar Binks whoopie cushion and Tauntaun hobby horse I bought last Celebration. And my Admiral Ackbar plush-- but c'mon, he says "it's a trap", who could resist that?
Here I'll also buy action figures, exclusives, a hat or two, and (again) various keychains.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 01:54 PM   #50
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Hm I tend to buy things that look slightly unusual or cool,
like last time, I got things like a new hat and necklaces.

Also Plushies and comics sell Everyone loves a plushie
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Unread 04-30-2013, 02:09 PM   #51
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Usually just shirts, figures, and key chains.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 03:02 PM   #52
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I used to buy DVDs and small figures, but I haven't bought anything at a con since like 2009. Literally don't buy anything at cons anymore except for food/hotel.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 04:13 PM   #53
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Second-hand books and comics, especially if there's a chance of finding something I don't see often in the stores near me. I got a Michael Moorcock title I'd never seen before at Ad Astra.

ZINES. Holy hell. Sometimes, if you look really hard and there's a significant western sf&f fandom component at the con, you'll find someone in the dealer room or in the fan club lagoon selling old fanfic zines. I squee when I see that. Such a treasure-trove.

Toys and figurines IF they're a good deal. There's a line of Star Trek action figures that I like, made by a company called Art Asylum. I found Uhura in a $5 bin at Polaris last summer. Yoink! If I went out looking for any given figure I might end up paying quite a bit more for it, and I don't want them that badly, but I'll gladly cruise the sale bins and snap up bargains.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #54
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I've made it a little habit to grab a Gloomy Bear or two at the con I go to every year. It makes or a little memory piece, and they're so cute! It'd be easy to just order one online, but it's nicer to see the little guy with my own eyes while wandering around and just knowing that I HAVE to buy it. I love shopping adrenaline rushes! uwu ;;
Other than that I usually grab something of the character I'm cosplaying, whether it be a print, keychain, etc.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 03:33 PM   #55
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I rarely spend money on anything at cons that isn't food and drink. I generally can get anything that I'll find there online for cheaper and I really don't have a use for autographs.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 03:35 PM   #56
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It's pretty much a rule that I buy a plushie every time. If I see anything Toro, I have to buy it. He's so rare to find though, I'm lucky if I find him at cons since he's not popular but I have had quite a few lucky finds so I have to cross my fingers and hope for the best!! (My top haul was 2 Toro plushies at one con or maybe the time I found a Toro plushie and a Toro purse, such a good feeling! I've used that same purse for about 6 years now and it's still my favourite)

I also have a habit of buying too many sweets that I'm trying to crack down on (I figured out I could save about £15 per con by not buying so many sweets!!) and I usually buy a poster but not too many since I don't have enough room for many, manga and sometimes figures or jewellery too.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 04:07 PM   #57
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If I do actually buy something at a con it is generally in the artist alley, things like fan art of characters i love or buttons and such. I generally don't buy much of anything though. Also, the dealer's room has never really interested me much. It's stuff that I could just get online for much cheaper. None of it ever really has any appeal to me.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 04:39 PM   #58
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I tend to like little pins/charms or buttons. Basically small things I can put on my keys or bag.

I also occasionally buy a plushie or a shirt. (twice a plushie, once a shirt.)

I try not to buy big things so I can take it home easier.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 02:10 AM   #59
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I feel like I'm one of those rare creatures that doesn't usually buy merch. I indulge in the costume....and of course....SNAAAAACKS.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 02:35 AM   #60
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I used to buy a lot of inane shit when I was younger - I quickly found out that stuff like keychains and pins aren't worth the money because they either break or fall off, and then you end up losing them.

I stick to buying stuff I know I'm going to use and enjoy, like t-shirts or posters (and sometimes plushies, if they aren't too expensive.) I spend a lot of my money in the artist alley these days. I stay away from buying DVDs and figures because they always tend to be way overpriced at conventions.

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