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I drove up to Toronto for TFcon yesterday, Sunday, with my friend Betty.  We had a good time, even with the minor mishaps of getting lost – TWICE!  Both going and coming.  Damn those Canadian road signs – or the lack thereof.  I am so ashamed….

My own fault, really.  I had maps and directions printed out and ready to go, but I left them on my printer.  duh.  Although, I don’t think they would have helped, as we were both watching for the 401 exchange from the 403/QEW (and the reverse coming home) and neither one of us saw our exits.  I think the construction screwed us up, or the signs were down.  I remembered the route to take and the address of the hotel, but we ended up driving all the way to Ajax before stopping for directions.  Had to turn around and we wasted an hour, arriving at the con at 9:30am.  I'm glad we left as early as we did.    

Went to a couple panels and shopped in the dealer room.  We had packed a cooler so we ate lunch outside by my truck under the trees.  The weather was comfortable.  
We left a little after 3pm, missed the QEW exit, but didn't get very far before I stopped for directions.  We just had to cut across country toward the lake to hit the QEW, but it didn't really cost us much time.  What did take time was waiting for an hour and fifteen minutes to cross the Peace Bridge.  Bo-ring.  I was home around 7:30pm.  
All in all, a nice mini-vacation.  

Barricade and Old Bee were outside the doors.      

 

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Betty got cosy with the Stay Puff man.  She dozed off in the chair for a while and they became good friends.  hahaha. 
She wore one of my t-shirts without any complaining!  
I got a compliment on my T and the plushies.  

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I risked my life to get this picture! 
I have no clue who/what this is, I am presuming a Star Wars character. 

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Lots of SW costumes.  I love those Stormtroopers, I think they are sexy.  Reminds me of Predators. 
And look, free water on the tables.  That was a nice thing to do, IMO.  Sorry the pic is blurry.  

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Ooh, Hearts of Steel Seekers!  I must have them!  
I wonder when/where they are available.  I must do some research.  
They are just beautiful.  

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Someone was selling those large pillowcases  - I bought G1 Starscream.  
Knockout was also very tempting, but I didn't want to spend another fifty.    

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More swag I bought - a pendant and 3 pins.  

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I didn't buy that much.  I was looking for a Vehicon, which I found at an okay price.  They are very expensive, and I think I'm going to have to forgo any large figure Vehicon army and be content with my Kreon army.  They are much cheaper - three for ten bucks.  
Also got an Autobot patch and a couple Robot Heroes I didn't have.  

This was my big deal of the day -  Megs with a TC label.  The guy selling it never noticed the discrepancy.   

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Someone on ebay is selling one for $99, but I collect H of C and am very happy.  

That's it for now.  
I will try to do some commenting on posts tomorrow evening as I watch the Olympics.  
'night all!   
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[Crossposted from DW. Apparently, I like to spread my boring Spam all over the Internet. And, I paid for both sites, so I should use them like a mad monkey. Comment at either place, I'm easy.]

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cazcatharsis
Jul. 31st, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
I would have so much trouble not doing dirty things to old bee and the pigmobile...
tainry
Aug. 1st, 2012 05:42 am (UTC)
Yay! Glad you had fun, despite the lostization. :D
Oooooooooooooh, those HoS Seekers OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sntmentalfkness
Aug. 1st, 2012 11:09 am (UTC)
SCREAMER PILLOWCASE!! Dying over here! I love those Starscream body pillows they sell over in Japan. I love how the fans have just gone off the reservation with these characters. I wholeheartedly approve! LOL

I just saw the HoS Seekers yesterday and nearly fainted. Gorgeous! I have to see the faces better. A face makes or breaks my desire for a figure. It would've been incredible to see the HOS Screamer that was on the comic cover- the one with the umpteen propellers. It would have to be pretty big, as well as expensive!

Glad you had a great time, and got some neat merch. The 'cracker/Megs mixup box was a steal.
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