Five Points Festival 2017 Haul

Sorry for the long ass wait! I know this post is way overdue. It’s been a minute, since I promised to show off my haul from the Five Points Fest, 4 weeks ago!

There were many items; toys, comics, books, art, that I would have liked to have been able to get. That said, I spent more money than I should have, and yet, I regret nothing!

Anyway, without further ado, here’s my small haul from 2017’s Five Points Festival.

The first haul items I got at the event were two Dunny Series Toys, from the Kidrobot booth. It was one of the first booths you’d see entering the venue. There was a variety of toys, figurines and other Kidrobot mech up for grabs.

There was the Simpsons, Bob’s Burger, Adult Swim, and Andy Warhol. They also had some of the more expensive toy designs, like Sketracha and larger toys. It was hard to choose which series looked the best, but I went for it and chose these two.

Left: The Odd Ones 3″ Blind Box Dunny Series by Scott Tolleson in collab with Kidrobot. Right: The Designer Toy Awards Blind Box Dunny Series.

There was the Simpsons, Bob’s Burger, Adult Swim, and Andy Warhol. They also had some of the more expensive toy designs, like Sketracha and larger toys. It was hard to choose which series looked the best, but I went for it and chose these two.

FYI blind box means you’ll never know what you’re gonna get – like a box a chocolate.

The second grab is from the Midtown Comics area. After browsing, leaving, coming back and browsing some more bought two comics I just had to have.

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Black Panther Book 1, by Ta-Nehisi Coates & penned by Brian Stelfreeze! I’m mad excited to read this comic. Coates has become one my favourite writers after ‘Between the World and Me.’

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 I saw the teaser trailer for the Black Panther movie that dropped. I’m so hyped for the movie!

And Monstress by Marjorie Liu & penned by Sana Takeda. This piqued my interest so I bought it on impulse – like most of my haul!

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X-O Manowar – a free comics that was available at the Valiant Comic booth. A collection of teasers from three comics, X-O Manowar, Secret Weapon and Bloodshot Salvation.

 

While strolling through the artist sections in the back, and after glancing and briefly talking with a few artist, I stopped at Joven Tolentino table and walked away with Cult House and Battle Bug.

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Cult House, as explained to me by Joven, is the brainchild of Joven and fellow artist love of martial arts and detective shows. Each book is separate but equal. You can start on book four and not be lost. There is also a prequel book available.

Now, Battle Bug very much piqued my interested when Joven was explaining the concept. Battle Bug is a mini comic, no more than 8 pages, following the adventures of a hero just trying to be just that, a hero.

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This comic is also a bit of a commentary on how America copies or a better word would be to steal, Japanese superheroes; ie Power Rangers. I read it during a quick lunch and I think it’s a good read.

Bonus! Both are signed by Joven!

Also from the artist section or corner, I bought a pack of Turtle Caps Trading Cards. Another blind draw, the cards contain art from the artist, Turtle Caps, and other collaborating artists.

Another of my favourite buys from this haul: Daniel’s Pride, a coming of age story, by Jerome S. Walford. IMG_4337

I happened upon his table as I was beginning to wind down and head home. There was a book, ‘Gwan,’ a collection of graphic short stories by multiple creators, that I wanted, but couldn’t stretch a dollar far enough to afford.

Signed by Jerome!

There was a story in particular that caught my eye. It was a retelling of the Wizard of Oz with the classic characters from the Journey to the West; one of my favourite stories!

There was a story in particular that caught my eye. It was a retelling of the Wizard of Oz with the classic characters from the Journey to the West; one of my favourite stories!

I enjoyed interacting with Jerome and decided to buy ‘Daniel’s Pride’ after hearing about it.

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And last but least, I snatched a free Clutter Magazine on the way out after passing their booth. There is a lot of dope content inside. I need to remember to visit the gallery.

Cover designed by Tristan Eaton

 

Welp, this post is longer than I anticipated. Lucky, that’s it. It probably would have been much easier if I did a video…

 

 


 

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