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PAX East 2014 Loot

In addition to all my great (and not so great) experiences at this year’s PAX East, I also managed to snag lots of loot. Like, lots. And a good deal of it was free, which was nice considering my wallet situation. But I did manage a little bit of shopping before my wallet disappeared, including a new Funko POP and some presents for Rick.

PAX_2014_Loot_Buttons_Etc Even though I never know what to do with them when I get them, I love to collect buttons. I was hoping for more stickers this year, but everyone was giving away buttons. And pins. I got a Tearaway pin & traded for a Tycho pin. Guess next year I need to trade for a Gabe pin. I also walked away with a bunch of A.N.N.E. magnets to mail to my penpals. Drop me a line if you want one. And yes, that is a condom. But it came from the Cards Against Humanity booth, so I wouldn’t consider it very reliable.

PAX_2014_Loot_Dragon_Fin_Soup_Poster_Grimm_Bros Although I snagged a lot of free shit this year, this is by far my favourite. Sunday morning I had some time to kill so I wandered over to the Grimm Bros booth to check out how Dragon Fin Soup was coming along and they were so touched that I’d written about them and was supporting the game that they gave me a FREE poster. It is beyond gorgeous and I cannot wait to get it framed so I can display it in our apartment.

PAX_2014_Loot_Swag_Bag This year I also learned the importance of sucking up to the PAX volunteers, which helped me snag a swag bag full of download codes and… oatmeal? Oh, and a deck of Magic cards. I’m keeping the League of Legends skins for Rick, but if anyone wants them I have codes for a Shaper skin in Dawngate, a PAX exclusive skin in AirMech Arena, a starter pack of XP & Gold in The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, 2200 Ghost coin in Ghost Recon Phantoms, and reinforcement packs and gold in Might & Magic Duel of Champions. First come, first served.

PAX_2014_Papercade_Hololabs_Setup I also managed to snag a couple of t-shirts, which was Rick’s only request from this year’s PAX East. I had a t-shirt picked out from Shanshee I wanted to get him, but sadly I lost my wallet before I could buy it, so I’m gonna save it for his birthday. Luckily, Liz was able to snag us a couple of Hohokum shirts and the dudes over at Midnight City gave me one of their awesome skull shirts, both of which Rick now wears proudly.

PAX_2014_Loot_Castiel_POP_E-Tank_Mug_PuppyCat And finally, here is the loot I managed to buy before my wallet took a long ride to nowhere in a Boston cab. My first purchase was a Castiel Funko POP, snagged from the Hot Topic in the mall we stopped at for lunch on the way down to Boston. My car mates had no idea why I squealed and ran into the store, nor why I was so excited when I emerged triumphant, holding my prize aloft. I also got Rick an E-Tank mug (with coaster) from Fangamer, a DC comics hairband & of course, MY TALKING PUPPYCAT!!! It is so soft and well made, I love it to bits. Also, her singing scares the crap out of my real cats, which is a hilarious bonus.

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35 Comments

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    readerlygeek
    April 23, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Wow! You got some really cool stuff. I love the headband especially. (I’ve wanted to get something like it but I’m not sure how that sort of thing would look with my curly hair.) AND that poster is absolutely gorgeous.

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      Mariko
      April 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Yeah, the headband is actually more of a “turban,” and actually has to go over my ears, which is a little weird. But it definitely keeps the hair out of my face, which is why I got it.

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    Jane Y.
    April 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    great stuff. that poster is so gorgeous. and i love buttons and collect them too! i only one anime related one and the rest are all social justice themed from rallies and protests i’ve been for workers rights, opposing wars and calling for rights of immigrants.. i have them all up on a cork board on top of my desk.

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      Mariko
      April 23, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      I’ve been thinking about investing in one of those cute button frames you can get now, but I’m pretty sure I could make something even better for 1/2 the price.

      I smell a DIY coming on…

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    cuddlycactus
    April 23, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    HAHA, the Condom Against Humanity! LOVE it. Are they giving ’em out at cons? Because that’s a not-too-shabby idea! 😀

    AND YOU GOT THE PUPPYCAT! Ahhh <3

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

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      Mariko
      April 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Yeah, the Cards Against Humanity guys had tons of swag. I also grabbed a couple of buttons, but the condoms by far were the swag stars.

      And yeah, couldn’t walk away without my Puppycat. It’s kinda sad how happy she makes me.

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    emily
    April 23, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I LOVE that poster. Would make a great cosplay too! So lucky you went to Pax East!

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      Mariko
      April 24, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Really working on making it to prime this year too. Would be cool to potentially see more of my West Coast blogger friends. 🙂

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    Usagi
    April 23, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Sweet stuff!! I love Cards against Humanity! The stuff they give out is funny!! And yay for puppycat!!

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      Mariko
      April 24, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Yeah, they were doing a signing right next to me in the Kickstarter area, drawing penises on people’s boxes and what not.

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    Fiona
    April 24, 2014 at 4:37 am

    oh gosh what a cool loot, puppy cat has to be my fav but I like your other little scores like your badges and free poster (okay that’s not a little score!)

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      Mariko
      April 24, 2014 at 11:18 am

      I know, I was floored when he offered it to me. Cannot wait to get it framed.

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    Kitsch Cait
    April 24, 2014 at 7:43 am

    So jealous of your talking Puppycat and that poster is super gorgeous!

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      Mariko
      April 24, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Thank you! I feel like such a nut showing him off, but he makes me soooo happy.

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    Joie Fatale
    April 24, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Dude! I would love some swag.
    PS: let’s be pen pals! I can make a mixed “tape” for you heehee

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      Mariko
      April 24, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Sweet! Sending you my address now.

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    Joie Fatale
    April 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Also ETank mug for the win! My brother’s influence made me a Mega Man (especially Mega Man X). And yes that poster; Cas; and Puppycat are AWESOME too!!!

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      Mariko
      April 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Rick is the BIGGEST Megan Man fan, so that mug had been on my “gifts” for Rick list forever. Sadly the T-Shirt I was gonna get him for his birthday is all sold out online. 🙁

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    nerdburger
    April 24, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    So many badges. Such great loot. I love your talking puppy cat.

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    Vlad Cocis
    April 25, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Dude can I have the ghost recon phantoms code??

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      Mariko
      April 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Check your email. 🙂

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    Hawkeye
    April 26, 2014 at 10:14 am

    do you still have a Ghost Recon code??

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      Mariko
      April 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      Sorry dude, already claimed.

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    Kacie Cruise
    April 28, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I do love that poster, but the Puppycat plush is adorable, I want it so bad!!

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      Mariko
      April 28, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      It is really well made and totally worth it. IMO

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    Timothy Monroe
    April 30, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Could I have the AirMech Arena code?

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      Mariko
      April 30, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Check your email.

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    kvpur
    August 24, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Did anyone ever claim the dawngate code? 😮

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      Mariko
      August 24, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      Sorry, all codes have already been claimed. But, I’ll be sure to post again in a couple weeks if I pick up anything at PAX Prime that might be of interest to others.

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    Nate(Cosmochoria)
    September 2, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Dang! What scores 😀 That Energy Tank is my fav!! 🙂 So sorry i never hit you up while i was down there. Was utterly packed down to the second with stuff going on and trying to take moments away to pass out stickers etc. Too bad we never ran into eachother 😀

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      Mariko
      September 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      Yeah, this year was kind of a blur. These were actually my PAX East finds, I’ll have another post about Prime next week (if I ever recover from my jet lag, :p). Glad to hear you had a good time, even if we never had a chance to meet up.

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    suavitel2
    September 15, 2014 at 1:35 am

    hello, i was just wondering if you still have the code for Airmech Arena, thank you for your time

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      Mariko
      September 15, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Sorry, already snapped up.

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    Rory
    January 25, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    You don’t happen to have the oatmeal still by any chance, do you? Or the condom? I just figured I’d ask.

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      Mariko
      February 22, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      I might actually. Lemme look into it.

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