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ShelbieShelbShelbieShelb5 meses atrás
Konnichiwa all my lovely Kohai!!!
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My name is Shelbie Senpai and I'm the hostess of the Youtube channel and Instagram page of FIGURINEITOUT!!! Since I have not been able to upload a new Youtube videos for quiet some time, I thought that for now I would do my loot hauls, and figure reviews here on MFC instead.
Welcome to my new article, I hope you enjoy!

*Warning picture and word heavy!*
I hope that everyone had a wonderful, safe holiday this season and have had a fantastic start to the New Year! As well as, if you're like me, I hope you had an unforgettable birthday as well during the holiday season/New Year! So, speaking of my birthday; December 27th, this year (2019) I decided that I wanted to go to an Anime Convention. I had been to conventions before locally in the Dallas, Texas area but I was only able to attend for one day at a time. So, this limited me in being able to enjoy the convention as a whole, and I wanted to change this. I did my research on all of the local conventions in the Texas area, and eventually settled on IKKiCON located in Austin Texas at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

"IKKiCON is a Japanese Animation and Pop-Culture Convention held annually in Austin, Texas. IKKiCON traditionally runs for three days during the beginning and/or end of the calendar year. We pride ourselves in bringing together the most amazing anime and pop-culture fans and guests to enjoy our events, panels, and workshops. Since 2006 we’ve been working tirelessly to offer the best experience for our attendees, guests, and staff. We are proud to be fan-run, fan-made, and will always put the community first to ensure we have the most successful convention possible." - ikkicon.com/
My boyfriend and I saved up, booked our room at the hotel, planned what panels we wanted to go to, packed up, and finally headed out on December 26th to Austin, Texas. Our trip thankfully was just under 4 hours long so it honestly wasn't that bad of a trip down there. Once there we settled in, picked up or badges, and prepared for our adventures for the coming days!
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Well I think that's enough chit chat for now, LET'S GET TO THE LOOT!!!
We'll first start with my small haul of Artist Ally goodies! I have to say there were a TON of talented artist at this convention, I wish had saved just a little more to have been able to purchase more items!

First up, on the preview night of the con I got this super KAWAII hand-made Hello Kitty bag by Kaiju Cut+Sew!
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Next up, these GORGEOUS enamel pins from Alchemy Art Group. For purchasing at least 2 pins I also got a postcard and sticker sheet for free!
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My boyfriend on the final day bought me these 2 Seven Deadly Sins wanted posters of my BEST BOIS Ban and Meliodas! I guess I had missed them but thankfully he bought them for me! (Sadly though he did not get the artists information, so I am unsure who the artist is. I have looked through all of the artists listed in the Convention Program, but cannot seem to find the art anywhere on anyone's pages. If you know the artist please let me know and I will give proper credit!)
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Finally, I got these 4 stickers from Spicy Panda, and my favorite has to be my own personal Smudge the cat!
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Now, let's take a look at what I got at Sunday's Swap Meet! On the final day of the Convention there is a Swap Meet where everyone can bring their unwanted items and trade with others doing the same thing. It was a lot of fun and I am quite happy with the items I received!

From a really sweet girl I received this amazing assortment of pins! I am not sure on all of the artists, but I was able to figure out who the artist was for the Sailor Cosmos and Transformation Broach pins; Oh La Lovely. I have this old embroidered jacket my aunt made me and I want to make it into a ITA JACKET. I want it to be covered completely in artist goods eventually! (Sorry, this one picture is different I took it in the hotel room.)
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From a really cool girl I received all of these items! She hand painted the mini Hamtaro picture and I just loved it so much! Her boyfriend also works at a movie theater so, I was super lucky to get my hands on this Alita: Battle Angel movie poster. (Just realized the poster is backwards whhhoopppssss.)
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The next few items I got from different people and couldn't be any happier with them! The Miku figure is even still sealed and the Miku poster is actually the advertisement poster for the Project Diva X game!
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Finally, let's look at all of the goods I got in the Dealer's Room!
First up, I have this itty bitty Entei Keychain, and the seller was so nice by looking throughout her stock for him! HE IS MY FAVORITE POKEMON EVER, and I was so excited to be able to find him at a convention! I don't even care that he has scratches on him, I am just so happy to have him in my collection!
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One booth even had Gachapon machines and I was super excited to see that there was a Sanrio one! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to actually use it because the person in front of me jammed the machine! The dealer was super nice though and let me pick out the two I wanted!
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Next, I got this absolutely stunning acrylic stand of the FAB FOUR from Yu Yu Hakusho!!! the dealer was super cool and very friendly, and I now follow them on Insta!
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I then got this stunning poster of Hatsune Miku that I had been wanting for awhile and was lucky enough to get the last one the dealer had!
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At another booth I got this lovely Hatsune Miku plush who was in wonderful condition, her tags were still intact and weren't bent either!
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From another booth I bought these Sailor Moon items! Which interestingly enough I did not see these at any other booth. Since they were the only booth to have them I went ahead and hoped on buying them!
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Now, we're getting onto the items I am most excited about! I was able to snag up this beauty for quite the steel. She was previously opened but I looked her over thoroughly before purchasing her and couldn't find any flaws at all!
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At the same booth that had the Gachapon machines I was able to get ahold of this HOLY GRAIL! I kept checking on her everyday, since she was the only one at the entire convention, and was waiting till the last minute to talk to the dealer about her. So, 30 minutes before the Exhibitors Hall closed I asked the dealer one last time about her. I talked to him about coming down on the price quite a bit; wheeling and dealing, the worst he could've told me was no. However, I was lucky enough that he said yes and now she is MINE!!!
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Finally, my most valued items from this convention is my Nendoroid of Envy from Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood)! I bought the Nendoroid at the convention, because I knew that Envy's voice actress; WENDY POWELL, was going to be at there! At the autograph session I was able to get her to sign it and buy a mini print from her to sign for me as well! Several of my personal friends work at the convention so, my boyfriend and I were able to meet with her later that evening as well! She is absolutely one of the most freaking awesome people I have ever meet in my life! So, please do not be afraid of talking to the voice actors/actresses that you admire because it can be so worth meeting your idols!
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One last thing, I was finally able to see this Hatsune Miku Itasha in person, that I follow on Instagram! (I had to hit the basic praise the Waifu pose because Miku is worth it!)
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Whhheeewwww and that's it! I had an absolute blast attending this convention and loved every minute of it! I am so very happy with all of the goodies that I got and it's another set of small victories like this that make my collection one step closer to being completed!
In closing, I will say that by attending I thought that I was prepared for scale figures to be highly up-charged but prize figures too? I was floored at how much some booths were up-charging prize figures, it was pretty out of control.
Tell me was there anything you learned attending your first multiple day convention?!

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If you have made it this far thank you so much for taking the time to take a look at and read my article!
I hope that you all have a wonderful day and remember that you are loved!
Sayonara, for now!!!
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victorviper5 meses atrás#73889169You got some interesting, quirky items. I like the little Hamtaro on canvas item, and now I think I might need a sticker of the cat from the "woman yelling at cat" meme for myself!

Thank you for reading, hahaha the sticker is super funny to me and I am quite happy I picked him up!
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You got some interesting, quirky items. I like the little Hamtaro on canvas item, and now I think I might need a sticker of the cat from the "woman yelling at cat" meme for myself!
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LittlePisces5 meses atrás#73791342It definitely is darling! Brings me memories of watching the episodes on Youtube back in 2010. Yes, I was a late fan. XD

Hahaha that's okay, doesn't matter when you became fan, what matters is that you enjoyed the show and the happiness it brought you! :)
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solluxcaptor5 meses atrás#73809842This was a lovely read and great loot!

Thank you so very much, i'm glad you enjoyed it!
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This was a lovely read and great loot!
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ShelbieShelb5 meses atrás#73791292Isn't it darling?!
It definitely is darling! Brings me memories of watching the episodes on Youtube back in 2010. Yes, I was a late fan. XD
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LittlePisces5 meses atrás#73791268That mini Hamtaro painting. ♡

Isn't it darling?!
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Cloudberry5 meses atrás#73791267Thanks for sharing your experience at Ikki! I like seeing each convention's offcal mascots.
That Smudge the Cat sticker is too good. I'm definitely going to follow the artist at conventions and see if I can catch them.
Congrats on getting your grail and getting an autograph from someone you've looked up to. That must be one helluva feeling.
As for pricing for prize figure at cons, yup it's absurd as heck. I've seen vendors sell this figure ITEM #809347 for $100. It's ridiculous -_-;
And I've learned that at cons, not a lot of people wash their cosplays >.>


Thank you so much for taking the time to read everything!

I love the smudge sticker so much and hopefully you can catch the artists, they were all really nice!

Thank you so much, it really was a wonderful feeling and moment for me!

Good lord $100?! and I thought $75 for ITEM #675983 was crazy!

Oooohhhh you know what, you're totally right! I noticed that myself, yuck!
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That mini Hamtaro painting. ♡
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Thanks for sharing your experience at Ikki! I like seeing each convention's offcal mascots.

That Smudge the Cat sticker is too good. I'm definitely going to follow the artist at conventions and see if I can catch them.

Congrats on getting your grail and getting an autograph from someone you've looked up to. That must be one helluva feeling.

As for pricing for prize figure at cons, yup it's absurd as heck. I've seen vendors sell this figure ITEM #809347 for $100. It's ridiculous -_-;

And I've learned that at cons, not a lot of people wash their cosplays >.>
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