1) Get Autographs from all the Thundercats Voice Actors that are there
2) Buy lots of cool Toys
* at least one Silverhawks
* at least one harder to find vintage MOTU (from the end of the line)
* at least one really random toy
3) Hang out with my buddy Paul and his family who will be a retro video game vendor
I am happy to report that I was successful on all accounts.
The Retro Con guest list included The Angry Video Game Nerd, Larry Kenny (Lion-O), Peter Newman (Tygra), Gerrianne Raphael (Pumyra) and Mark Bellomo (Toy Book Author).
I'm not a big video game guy, so I skipped the Nerd. I talked to the Thundercats voice actors and got an autograph from Peter and Gerrianne. I have Larry's autograph from another show put on by Zoloworld. After that I went and talked to Mark Bellomo who has written quite a few awesome toy books. I picked up a copy of Totally Tubular '80s Toys and had it autographed. I also brought with me and got signed the 1st and 2nd edition of The Ultimate Guide to GI Joes 1982-1994 and Transformers: Identification and Price Guide.
Mark's table ended up being next to my buddy Paul's table so I actually got to talk to him off and on all day as well as listen to him talk to other people about toys. He was really cool. I will be posting a review of Totally Tubular 80's Toys as soon as I get a chance to read it. Mark's GI Joe guide is just referred to as "The Book" when Paul and I are discussing toys. It's a must have for any Joe collector. The same goes for the Transformer book, but it's hard to find.
Mark bought a ton of toys at the show. He's a toy collecting machine.
I bought a lot of cool toys, and they will be appearing on AFA all this week. (Maybe some next week as well - I bought a lot of stuff).
Here are some pictures from the show.
Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine
Remote Controlled R5-D4 -> a real hit with the kids
Clone Trooper outside the Expo Center
Transformers Megatron and Cosmos... Breaker from GI Joe is in the background
Masters of the Universe Classics character: Horde Prime
Dinobot Grimlock in Robot Mode (without his helmet on)
Shot of the show floor
Show Organizer Rose Ward suiting up as Mandora the Evil Chaser from Thundercats