Hi there, readers. My name’s Samantha, and I’m a shopper.

Specifically, I’m a shopper at anime cons. In general, I tend to be a fairly frugal shopper. I buy groceries at Aldi and Price Rite, purchase clothes at places like TJ Maxx and Marshalls, and generally try to keep as much saved for a rainy day as possible. Once I set foot into a Dealer’s Room, though, that restraint goes out the window.

Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit, here. I don’t try to waste cash – I budget my spending and try to shop within my means, with the hope that I’ll have more than enough for a large Dunkin’ coffee by the end of the weekend.

And, each year, this hope rings hollow, as I end up making attempts to fill in my collection with Blu-Rays, DVDs, and toys that I missed out on over the course of the past few years. And, in the case of last year, one massive Blu-Ray set that would become an odd centerpiece in my living room.

This year, as a result, seems relatively tame in comparison. Though the list is long, the overall cost was fairly low, and I managed to leave Boston with some cash (and my dignity!) intact.

My final take-home, pictured below, is as follows:

  • K-ON! Premium Boxed Set ($140)
  • Squid Girl Premium Boxed Set ($50)
  • Niea_7 Blu-Ray Set ($25)
  • The Morose Mononokean Season 1 Blu-Ray Set ($25)
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Blu-Ray Set ($45)
  • Ultimate Otaku Teacher Blu-Ray Set ($55)
  • Case Closed DVD Seasons 1 – 4 ($20 Each)
  • Patlabor Complete Collection ($90)
  • Karate Master Complete Collection ($35)
  • Voltron: Fleet of Doom DVD (Free with purchase of Patlabor)
  • $20 Donation to the Human Rights Campaign

Total: $565

Anime Boston 2019 - Sam's Secret Shame - photo of her purchases at Anime Boston