Retro Shopping at Comic Con

Even if you’re able to attend Comic Con, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to see everything you’d like. Whether it’s not wanting to wait in line for 8 hours to attend the Hobbit panel or just missing the chance to see Brent Spiner in the hallway, Comic Con often has its share of disappointments. But, there’s one thing you can count on 100%. And that’s a myriad of vendors anxious to sell you things.

Want to own the original prop of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters? They say it’s not for sale, but I think if you were to show up with a giant stack of cash, the good folks at may be willing to part with it. How giant a stack of bills? Well, a nice little a section of the original Death Star goes for $5,000 – so figure a whole lot more than that.

Maybe an original prop is too pricey. Sideshow collectibles has some great sculptures. Hmm… $730 for C-3PO and R2-D2. That’s going to be a tough sell to the wife.

Wait a second. Over at the Lucasfilm booth they’re promoting the Indiana Jones blu-ray set with a display that features the ark and a bunch of live snakes.
If I order the blu-rays now, I get $25 off at the Sideshow booth.

Except I already pre-ordered. Didn’t seem to matter to the good folks over at Sideshow collectibles. By the time I returned to gaze longingly at R2 again, he was long gone. Guess that goes to show you can even miss the opportunity to buy things at Comic Con too.


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Vinvectrex has not only reviewed every game made for the Vectrex, but discovered a long lost game for the IBM Jr. and probably changed the history of Star Wars fandom.

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