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Exactly, wait until at least Tuesday when everyone is back and they have flooded the market with them. Only the tards are in panic mode right now and spending the top dollar because they have no sense.
Prices will fall rapidly by the middle of the week.
SDCC is one of the largest international pop culture conventions in the world, and tremendously expensive to attend no matter where you happen to be from. But some LEGO fans talk about it as though being an American gives you a huge advantage when it comes to getting exclusive sets and figs.
so really the only thing that most US citizens have going for them is likely a shorter flight (there by cheaper flight) and no need for a Passport.
fortunately this year didn't hit on my "gotta have lists" so I'll just put that cash towards next years and save myself some cash over all.
I can't find any stats on the number of attendees at other multigenre conventions. Anyone able to help?
Prices are dropping a lot faster than in years before. Bard is also probably the least popular at SDCC. Hopefully it will lower scalpers expectations correlating to decent prices on the other 3 to come :o)
I'm happy with the price trending right now. All the ingredients are there to see them get down to $100 or even less maybe. Traditionally prices should crater after 1 month. Must stay strong.
I think with the wide appeal of that character this may be the toughest (most expensive) exclusive. I know it's the only one I want!
Last year the odds were probably 10%.
I'm really stumped by the incredibly high prices of the '66 batmobile set. Do people not realize the minifigures aren't exclusive to the set?
I thought the Batmobile might have more appeal to the non-FOL crowd than the other two box sets. Could be why there is a "bit" of a cost bump. The SW Ghost is definitely the least popular of the 3.
Anyone have an idea if any of the parts are unique to that set?
The Batman set is $10 more at retail perhaps that explains it being more. It does look cooler than the other sets.
Also it is like American football. Most of the action happens during a small portion of the game. The rest is spent in the huddle or sideline. A lot of nothing for the spectator.
For example, today I woke up at 4a. Took the trolley and arrived at the convention center at 5:15a. I was in a moving line until 9a, only to find out I was too late. Did some shopping at Marvel but waited in line for 1 hr (relatively fast by SDCC standards). Walked around the crowded exhibit hall and decided to wait for the raffle from 11-12:30p and won (the great shot in golf). Went to eat at a nice pizza restaurant and chilled until 2p. Went to to a video game exhibit and watched my son play a new Skylanders game. Went back to the exhibit hall again until 4p to check out displays, toys and comics. After that I was drained. Usually Thursdays and Sundays are weak.
My favorite SDCC moment was last year attending Hall H (the grand daddy of panels) and saw all my favorite actors from Marvel and heard cool announcements from DC. For that I camped out all night to attend the 8 hr panels. That was worth it. The energy of a Hall H is awesome and worth the price of admission. Plan to do the same again this Saturday.
If you have never been, I would recommend it, but be warned that you need to be prepared and have certain expectations. Overall it is one of the most fun things to do, but also the most disappointing.
BTW, I used to golf, so I know what you mean about the feeling after a great shot. Now I spend my money on less frustrating hobbies. :-)
Congratulations on your win, good to know your time wasn't wasted! :-)
Looks really small so hopefully it is part of a larger range. We must get The Dog and/or Submarine!