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Some Geeks Get Left Behind

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Oh, Comic Con. I have such a love/hate relationship with you.

Last year I decided that I needed a break because the Con has gotten way too overwhelming over the past few years. My anxiety can’t take it (nor can my wallet)! And with their new method of purchasing badges last year, it took my sister and I 45 minutes to get through. And even then the 4-day badges completely sold out. SO FRUSTRATING.

But now that Comic Con officially starts today, I can’t help but feel a bit bummed that I’m not there to partake in the geeky festivities. sigh Seeing all sorts of Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook updates about it colors me chartreuse (not all the way green, as I’m somewhat content).

I just keep reminding myself of how annoying it was waiting for hours on end to get into the exhibit hall, how overly crowded it was, how getting into panels isn’t as simple as it was before, how getting freebies at all the booths is a bitch now, and the B.O. Brigade (stinky folks everywhere!). And I impulse buy like nobody’s business, and when I get home I look at my loot and say, “Well what the hell am I gonna do with all this now?”

Here are some Con exclusives I would have totes gone for (and possibly regret later if I managed to get my hands on them):

Polly Pocket & Friends DC Comics Villains set, via Hasbro
Tiny Titans figure set, via Mattel
Sulley & Boo Pop Vinyl set, via Funko/Disney

I shall live vicariously through all the Comic Con updates I see over the interwebs. In the meantime, I guess I have Stockton’s first official comic book convention to look forward to next month.

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Pook-a-Looz

I’ve been trying to calm down on purchasing toys since most of the ones I end up buying become clutter, and I’ve been doing pretty well… until I went to Disneyland last week. AH!

Disney came out with this adorable line of plushies called Pook-a-Looz about 2 years ago that kind of resemble Uglydolls. I bought Minnie Mouse last year at the Disney Store, and when I went to Disneyland they were on sale for 40% off. At first I was like, “Oh cool!” and quickly dismissed purchasing one, but then I saw Sulley from Monsters Inc.! I couldn’t pass him up, plus he made for an amazing pillow on the 7 hour car ride back home. 🙂

[courtesy of Disney]