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10:00 PM on 07.31.2013

Gunpla Builders World Cup qualifying comes to Otakon

Gunpla Builders World Cup qualifying rounds aren't just for the west coast. At Otakon 2013 (August 9 to 11) the GBWC will be making their first of two east coast stops (the other being New York Comic Con / New York Anime Fest...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Otakon 11: Dealer's Room photo
Otakon 11: Dealer's Room
by Pedro Cortes

The dealer's room at a convention is almost a sacred place to me. If you think about, all those people in that room are converting the hours that they worked into sweet, sweet merchandise. It's damn near magic, if I do say so. Hell, I know I spend a good chunk of time at any convention I go to in that giant room.

Of course, this means that Kristina and I couldn't resist recording our adventures at Otakon's dealers room. There were temptations aplenty, but we held off on sating our figurelust until we got our work done. Hit the jump to take a look at the action!

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This Week in Tomo: Otakon photo
This Week in Tomo: Otakon
by Pedro Cortes

Welcome back to This Week in Tomo!

Instead of a news recap, this week you'll get a chance to see a bit of the Tomopop/Japanator meet up that went on Saturday, July 30th at Otakon. We had a couple of people show up and we had a rousing game of rock, paper, scissors to determine who would walk away with the prizes. We had a Figuarts ZERO Luffy (reviewed) and Law (reviewed) as well as two One Piece trading figures (reviewed).

Hit the jump to watch the action!

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4:00 PM on 07.19.2011

Otakon 2011: Tomopop Meetup and all other cool things

This weekend, we'll all be busy enjoying SDCC, whether we're attending or not. Once all the SDCC bustling and hustling has passed though, it'll be time for Otakon! I wanted to get this quick post up before things got too busy...

Kristina Pino

2:00 PM on 08.03.2010

Otakon 2010: Tomopop @ the Figures and Collecting panel

Remember how we told you we were going to have a panel at this year's Otakon? Well, we did. However, we forgot to bring our recording equipment, but lucky for us community member The Excel was there and was kind enough to rec...

Colette Bennett

1:01 AM on 08.01.2010

Otakon 2010: (NSFW) Ridiculous hentai

Sometimes you see something so hilarious that you literally bend over with laughter. That was pretty much my reaction to the titles of these hentai DVDs at one of the booths in the Dealer's Room. "Invasion of the Boobie ...

Tomopop Staff

12:30 AM on 08.01.2010

Otakon 2010: Look at these awesome prices!

You guys, check out these amazing prices we found at one of the booths at Otakon. Tony Taka Cat Maids for only $245! That is a great deal if ever I saw one. Nendos and figmas for $55+?! VN Miku for 200?! Seriously, you guys a...

Tomopop Staff

2:01 PM on 07.31.2010

Otakon 2010: Fire alarm WTF

Conventions are usually full of crazy events and activities, and some of the best are unexpected. But today at roughly 2 o'clock, an unexpected and very unwelcome thing happened. Someone set off the fire alarm. Rumor has it o...

Tomopop Staff

7:00 AM on 07.31.2010

Otakon '10: The Failures of the Dealer Room

The life-blood of a convention is its Dealers Room. That is how you draw in people. There's nothing quite like the basic urge to shop to get people to plop down $65-75 for an entrance fee. Typically Otakon has the best dealer...

Pedro Cortes

Otakon 2010: Leah & Stephen's Day 1 photo
Otakon 2010: Leah & Stephen's Day 1
by Tomopop Staff
While Otakon does not have all the awesome toy news that we saw at SDCC, it is filled with some pretty fun events and of course exciting adventures. So we decided to give those of you who could not attend a little taste of the con with play-by-play daily journals! So hit the jump and see what Stephen and I got up to the first day of the convention!view full story + comments

4:00 PM on 07.21.2009

Otakon 09: Big O custom sculpture won the Artist's Alley

While wandering through the halls at Otakon, we came across one of the most spectacular constructions at the Otakon Artist's Alley: the robot from Big O. Sadly, there wasn't a sign attached to to the piece (or at least anythi...