Monday, 21 November 2011

Shops & Merchandises @ AFA 2011

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AFA this year was so crowded even with admission fee. 

My AFA 2011 proof
My AFA 2011 re-entry proof. Lol...

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Good Smile Company selling mainly anime figurines

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So tempted to buy these...

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COSPA - Officially Licensed Character Apparel & Goods from Japan

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Good quality and licensed fee come with a price...

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Shop selling anime prop samurai swords and even umbrella with samurai sword handle

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Long queue outside this shop that sells anime merchandises...

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Watching anime is never enough for most fans as we all wanted something more, like memorabilia in remembrance of those sweet moments and feelings from the anime. Usually at toy or anime fair like AFA, the atmosphere kind of set you in the mood of spending. Something I learned from watching 'Lucky Star' : "Always bring enough cash along cos you never know what would catch your eyes" & "If you already set your mind on the event exclusives, planned your route on getting to the respective shops fast and be at venue early". It was really crowded to AFA 2011 when I was there on the second day. Most of the exclusives were already sold out but there were still many anxious folks queuing to enter these anime merchandise shops. My god...

ps: Sorry for the delayed post on AFA 2011 and the reason was becos both AFA 2011 & Gunpla Expo 2011 were held only days apart and I had to priorities my posts. 

6 comments:

David John Shewsbury said...

As always AFA is fun and as always poor people like me can only dream to be there someday and yet it never happen >__<

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Feel sorry for you bro... I only spent on Gunpla that day. Recently, those anime figurines started to tempt me a lot. I got recently as they were hard to resist after watching the anime.

chrismandesign said...

there is always a connection between the anime/comic series you watch and the figures you collect, and is not about merchandising, is something emotional... you have an impression (a good one) and you want to keep that memory, a souvenir is a great way to do that... =)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Well said bro! You really speak my mind. We are emotional creatures and wanted to remember those awesome feelings in life. It's especially significant for collectors like you and I.

sl619 said...

There are certainly a lot of anime merchandises on display but one thg i would like to ask, are they really cheaper? Cos in Msia, convention items are usually "Normal priced"
^^

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Can't really tell bro of other anime merchandise but the Gunpla and anime figures were genuinely cheaper from my point of view.

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