As I sit here and type this I’ve got a little anxiety. See I was expecting to register for JoeCon today. More importantly, I’m trying to register for a Golden Ticket. That’s right I’m pulling a Justin Bell. Don’t get me wrong, there is no offense intended. Oh no, it is actually the opposite, it is admiration for his mutually beneficial plan of essentially having friends sponsor his VIP status. The Golden Ticket is an extra $300, but it promises 3x the exclusives. So in essence what he has done in the past is guarantee 2 lucky people every exclusive they could want for $150 + cost + shipping. People yell scalper! But no, he actually doesn’t benefit financially, he just gets the perks of a VIP package and gets to help 2 friends in the process.
What does this have to do with expectations? Well, now I have two people expecting me to get a Golden Ticket. Actually three if count me. I’m just as excited as them to basically just be able to skip lines. Once you minus the extra exclusives, that’s basically the main benefit. However, Golden Tickets usually sell out in 30-45 minutes. And, it’s not like Matty where you know a specific time to order, registration can go live at any time. The club set the expectation that today was the day. I got all my ducks in row and nothing. At least they said around 11 am that it wasn’t going to be today. What’s even worse than this delay? The con is LESS THAN 3 WEEKS AWAY. I’m not a club basher by any means, but this is ridiculous.
Well like the song says, let it go. This time around we discuss the first true 3rd party Gobots homage. We get the very reasonable pricing on the G.I. Joe 50th Anniversary TRU exclusives. Leland Chee posts what I’m considering the best way to watch the Clone Wars from beginning to end, literally. Lastly, could we be seeing Lego compatible Masters of the Universe? Find out why we may not even have to wait until a “movie year”. All this and more on our first regular episode in almost a year.
The cold never bothered me anyway…Slick