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  1. #41

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    I know about the basic ticket for Saturday and Sunday. That's what I did when I went since I think the basic single day ticket was only $9. I'm just referring to the need to join if you want the whole package. If you're local and only want to shop the salesfloor, then the basic ticket is the way to go.
    Thanks for clearing me up .

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    re: 2006 Joe Con continued

    1. You can register at the con on that Friday. I would avoid registering during the two week period before the con as that's when they get super busy.
    Is it worth it? In my opinion, yes. You receive a discount on the package (which is usually the cost of membership) plus, you now will get the exclusive club only figure (clear Zartan and glow Heavy Water in the past). In addition, becoming a member grants you access to the exclusives the club sells throughout the year.

    2. Getting a second package is up to you. Some folks sell the complete sets and others sell them as individuals (especially if there's army builders). The other benefit of getting a second set is the surprise vehicle that comes with the package which you can only get for picking it up in person. The AGPs were fetching good change last year, especially in the auction.

    3. Lots of stuff. Everything from MIB figures and vehicles to loose ones to parts. Chances are you can find what you're after at a decent price if you look for it. There's also non figure stuff to be found (comics, coloring books, videos, etc.)

    4. Yes. There's usually 2 - 4 figures sets and 2 - 3 vehicles. Last year was the Skyhawks and blue Moray decks (both hot items) and the Mech (which I thought was uber-cool). In the past they've done an attendee only p[olicy for purchasing extras of these items from their online store.

    5. Yes, lots. Probably more-so then the newer figures. And the prices are pretty good. Keep in mind it's easier to haggle in person.

    6. The con has swayed more towards the 3 & 3/4" collector. The number of indivduals that perchased packages the past few years has been higher for 3 & 3/4" collectors than 12". Look at the number of sets now available for each. I think last year was at least 50/50 if not more like 60/40.

    7. It's more for collectors roughly 23 on up. There are a good number of families as well. Some make it their yearly vacation.

    8. **** yes. Casino night is usually fun. Dinner is usually a good time as well. The seminars (including the GI Don't Know game show, Joe Club and Hasbro roundtables) are worth going to. Last year many of the seminars were standing room only.


    The con is what you make of it. You can shell out the $9 for a daily ticket (I did so my first con) or go all out. Attend as little as you want, and even skip dinner to find somewhere on your own.

    For me, the high point of the con is just hanging out with friends I only get to see once a year. And closing the hotel bar


    John

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    Ok guys. Just a couple more questions and I will leave ya'll alone . For the 233.30 you spend for the American Hero's package, do you get the other convention exclusives as well or do you have to pay for those. If so how much do you think they will/have run. from what I have read in the brochure you get one more piece.?.?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picollogoku
    Ok guys. Just a couple more questions and I will leave ya'll alone . For the 233.30 you spend for the American Hero's package, do you get the other convention exclusives as well or do you have to pay for those. If so how much do you think they will/have run. from what I have read in the brochure you get one more piece.?.?.
    Nope. All you will get is the figure set, the mystery attendance bonus vehicle, and usually a parachute figure. The other con exclusives are available separately for purchase, and typically consist of a 2 figure set, a 3 figure set, a smaller vehicle, and a larger vehicle. Of course, this may vary, but here's an approximate breakdown of years past.

    2005
    2 figure Steel Brigade set - $35
    3 figure Steel Brigade set - $60
    3 Sky Hawk set - $35
    MARS Mech - $28
    Hydrofoil + blue deck- $75

    2004
    Hydrofoil (Tiger Ray) - $65
    2 figure Dreadnok driver set - $35
    3 figure Zartan morphing set - $50
    Dreadnok STUN - $40

    These prices may not be exact (most are), but they are pretty close. I'm stopping here because I guess I don't remember these off the top of my head as well as I thought I did, but you should get the idea. I could probably get the earlier years, but as the prices continue going up, regardless of where the con is located, they might just be irrelevant now.

    NOTE: These are the prices from in the past, but since the package prices have all gone up, you might want to figure the same for the exclusives, and it will stay that way. For instance, it was stated at the 2004 con that the prices had gone up so much because it was being held at Disney, and that they would come back down. Imagine my surprise in 2005 when they did not come down at all!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stad
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    here's an approximate breakdown of years past.
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    Here's the full list for last year (2005):
    http://photos.yojoe.com/showphoto.ph...o=1129&cat=554
    I think I might have older lists, too - I'll take a look.
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    thanks

    hey thanks alot guys.

  9. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by stad
    Nope. All you will get is the figure set, the mystery attendance bonus vehicle, and usually a parachute figure. The other con exclusives are available separately for purchase, and typically consist of a 2 figure set, a 3 figure set, a smaller vehicle, and a larger vehicle. Of course, this may vary, but here's an approximate breakdown of years past.
    Well, don't forget that buying the convention set also pays for all of the events at the convention. You get access to the sales floor on 3 days including Friday that the floor is not open to the public. You also get the dinner/casino night, all the seminars and the parachute drop assuming they have it. Really, it is not a bad deal for what you get if you attend. If you do not attend you still have to pay the same price which is the motivation to attend. The hotel, travel and bonus items is really where you can get it stuck to ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFox91
    Well, don't forget that buying the convention set also pays for all of the events at the convention. You get access to the sales floor on 3 days including Friday that the floor is not open to the public. You also get the dinner/casino night, all the seminars and the parachute drop assuming they have it. Really, it is not a bad deal for what you get if you attend. If you do not attend you still have to pay the same price which is the motivation to attend. The hotel, travel and bonus items is really where you can get it stuck to ya.
    Yeah, but he was asking about the con exclusives, not the events. I'm not debating that it is not a bad deal with everything that is included, particularly if you want the con exclusives.
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  11. #49
    your right stad

    I am going for the exclusives mostly, but the con is three days and I do need others ways to pass the time . other than oh look at that, you want how much, and beep I am out of cash......

  12. #50
    I was wondering if anyone is interested in sharing the cost of a room. I was at hotel's website and noticed that the rooms have 2 beds and it looks like a sofa bed. I will be thier Thurs, Fri, and Sat nights. If anyone is interested in saving some money, this is one way to save. E-mail me if anyone is interested.

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    Thanks Clinton

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