Cardiff Comic Con was 2 days before my birthday and I was beyond excited!!! As some of you may or may not know I’ve been going to Comic Con for the past two years, ever since I’ve accepted the nerdy/otaku/geeky side of me and of course I was definitely not going to miss out, especially as I won’t be able to attend London Comic Con at the end of March (definitely will in October though).
Of course there were the usual stands such as Forbidden Planet, HMBM Jewellery, among many other usual suspects however there were tonnes and tonnes of new stalls and brands that I cannot wait to show you however, before that, I’ll go in depth about the products on sale.
Usually I find with Cardiff Comic Con they will have comic book artists at the back, the big dogs such as Forbidden Planet either on the left or the right of the entrance with one or two places where you can buy swords and film memorabilia and to top it off there is always one famous car (this year it was the Mystery Machine for the Scooby Doo movies which was unexpected and pretty cool). I found this year a major lacking in comic book artists. Of course, I am very aware of the fact that there have been a lot of problems between local artists and and the people or Motorpoint but even I was surprised by how little of them there were. A shame really but they will have their own little con which I’m very excited about!!
I wasn’t surprised to witness a TON of One punch Man merchandise everywhere, I managed to resist buying myself another wallpaper. I was keeping my eye out for any Genos related merch but alas there was none.
Here are some of the brand that caught my eye and who I may have purchased a gift or two from.
Super Tomato is a local store in Cardiff located in the Salisbury area that specialises in retro games. Dan loves them as he is a massive retro games fan. I personally love their store because they sell figurines, toys, plushies and many other otaku/nerdy memorabilia that I have no room for. I purchased a mini figurine from them of one of my favourite anime’s of all time: Dragon Ball. I haven’t opened it yet, but I’m sure I’ll do a post on it soon.
I visited David Bircham’s store in Camden during my January trip to London. I fell in LOVE with his work but didn’t have enough money (or space on my wall) for his artwork to live. In another story (which I promise does tie up with this one) my merch team (MERCH MASSIVE!!) gave me £20 to buy something of my choice in Comic Con (along with a packet of munchies and some Mini Cheddars), so here I am looking at this artwork and I thought I recognised and of course it’s his work and of course he has amazing Deadpool Top designs.
If you follow me on any of my social media sites you would know that I am in LOVE with Deadpool, and of course Team Merch know that and I thought it was the perfect gift from them to me!!
When I own a house that is mine I will definitely cover it in his work.
I loved loved LOVED their stall. It was the stall you needed if you were looking for figurines and mystery boxes from Japan. They sell official merchandise from companies such as Megahouse, Max Factory, Square Enix, Kaiyodo, Kotobukiya, Bandai, Banpresto, Good Smile Company(!!) and many others. Even though I would’ve loved to have purchased some figurines from them (they had such a wide variety) most of the mystery boxes had been opened from underneath which a) Annoying and b) DON’T DO THAT!!. Instead I purchased some polaroid film as they were selling it really cheap and some Japanese carbonated soda water, lemon flavour, yummy!!
Limited Edition Comix
I made an awesome purchase at the Limited Edition Comix stall during Comic Con!! I am so chuffed with it!! Rick and Morty is one of my favourite cartoons and probably one of the best cartoons out there currently from America. It’s a cruder version of Futurama where it’s hilarious in some parts and gut wrenchingly sad in others (see last episode of series 2). Of course like any popular cartoon series it has it’s own comic book and Limited Edition Comix sold it!! They specialise in most nerdy things such as mangas. comic books (obvs), toys and much much more so they’re definitely worth checking out!!
I hope you enjoyed my post and images!!