I don’t know why, but anime conventions tend to bring out a truly unusual side of me. Each year I go in, promising myself that I won’t overspend, that I’ll stick to the budget, and that I’ll keep my wallet on a tight leash.
And yet, every year, I find myself happily dropping hundreds of dollars on DVDs, Blu-Rays, and goodies that will likely remain untouched for months to come.
I like to joke that coke would be a better investment. It’d do wonders for the update schedule, after all!
Joking, aside, I do adore the Dealer’s Room. It’s a wonderland of merchandise, where nearly any title can be had. Every time I step inside, my eye wanders to titles that I adored but never got to owning, odds and ends to fill gaps, and “must-haves” that are on my radar.
Then there’s the Bad Anime Night candidates. With the wealth of titles, it’s easy to replenish the supply on a budget.
In short, wallets cry, and common sense is just thrown out the window as I pack up my haul at the end of the weekend.
This year proved to be no different, as I fell into the same binge-buying habits that hit every year. The final take-home, pictured above, contains the following:
- Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Set 4
- Koe de Oshigoto!
- School Rumble, Season 1
- Doggy Poo
- “Mecha Masters” Boxed Set (M.D. Geist, Genocyber, Cybernetics Guardian)
- Pani Poni Dash, Complete Collection
- Marmalade Boy, Set 1
- Marmalade Boy, Set 2
- Paprika (Blu-Ray)
- Ranma 1/2, Set 3 (Blu-Ray)
- Boys Be…, Complete Collection
- Dramatica, CD by Yoko Shimomura
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past by Shotaro Ishinomori (Manga)
- Spinnerette, Book 1
- Attack on Titan Armin Plush (Not Pictured)
If you attended a con, what big dealer’s room scores did you come home with this year? Let us know in the comments!