Tomopop About Town: Megacon 2010 (NSFW)

6:00 PM on 03.18.2010 // Andres Cerrato
  @VistFoundation

This past weekend, I strolled on up to Orlando, FL to attend the 2010 edition of Megacon. The convention, hailed as Florida's largest, is a spot to spend a unique weekend filled with over-priced figures, amazing cosplay with a light-up Miku, toys, and things that should never been seen without the aid of a brick wall.

With the aid of friends and the over-priced food of the Orange County Convention Center, I was able to make it through this alive. Hit the jump to check out the sights, sounds, and horrors of Megacon 2010.



First off, there was a lot of toy-related goodness. Perhaps the most spectacular was the display of Lego cities. Many of these were unique designs, like a zombie-police confrontation, mecha battle, and even the blue-people world of Avatar.



What really got me about this year's Megacon is that there were not a lot of deals to be had. I would go to a lot of cons and try to find deals on things I couldn't find elsewhere. Gundam kits were way too expensive, Marvel Legends were expensive, $15 for a 1/18 Marvel Universe, and a solid Grant-note for any of the He-Man MOTU. There were some Nendoroids and Figma as well, but there is no way in hell I'm paying $60 for a Yoko. Very few things could be considered a bargain at this convention. Hopefully more of you got some better deals than I saw.



As with any convention, there is a ton of cosplay. Unfortunately, with the hallways so congested on Saturday, I didn't have a lot of opportunities to stop and snap. Even though I'm not the biggest Vocaloid fan, in fact there were way too many of them. I have to hand it to this one Hatsune Miku cosplayer. The sleeves of her costume actually lit up and change. There's also Yaya Han dressed up as Scarlet Witch, so enjoy that visual. Unfortunately, there is always some bad, but hey, that's part of the experience.


On display in the dealer's room (which is literally about 90% of the convention), was a fully-functional Mach 5. The best part of the car was that the saws actually came out of the front and spun. Sadly, the blades turned off just as I got the camera, so just enjoy this nice still shot.



Overall, I had a good time. Hopefully next year there are a few more bargains to be had. Be sure to run through the gallery to get the picture from this experience.
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