We made it to botcom and back. What an amazing weekend we had. There were lots of things to see, fortunately, we went with a budget in mind and we stay within. From what I observed, the event seemed like a success; I even saw Peter Cullen from a few feet away anyway and a few other personalities but I did not get too see any of the big YouTube personalities out there. Yes, I also got a few items for my son and for me:
DOTM HA Soundwave for me (I only saw two of these in the whole floor, I took one and one other guy took the other one)
DOTM Deluxe Soundwave for me (I only saw two of these in the floor, when I went back, there was only one left so I took it with me as well)
DOTM Legends Ratchet for my son, he likes these little figures, I lost his original by accident
Other none-DOTM figures that I always wanted to get but never did:
ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime for my son
ROTF Deluxe Class Jolt for my son, I got it for free for buying Leader OP
Transformers Movie Voyager Rescue Ratchet (the red and white one) for my son, it only cost me $ 2.50
Transformers Movie Deluxe Bonecrusher for my son, it only cost me $ 2.50
HFTD Sea Spray for me (I did not think I would ever get this figure, it was a dream come true to find it)
HFTD Sea Spray for my son (he is already having a blast with this figure, learned to transform it already)
HFTD Night Ops Ratchet for me (amazing paint job on this figure, I did not know it was this good)
A few other things:
A botcom hat, and a shirt
Some Autobot decals
An Angry bird for my daughter, she collects those little guys, she found the one with the long beak, don’t know his name, he looks like a toucan.
I got some free collector cards from some Japanese dudes, really cool guys by the way. They also gave us some mini (microcons?) transformers and a Star wars Transformer mini figure for free, we were surprised when they approached us and offered us those gifts.
One item that I really wanted and I did not get was movie series posters, I could not find any of those there; there was plenty of work art but I was not looking for that.
One final observation, there were plenty of expensive items at the event, but if your plan was to save, there are plenty of good quality items and sometimes rare, at a good price, you just have to look. I love the dealers with the lose items on the tables on display.