conventiongeek wrote:anime23 wrote:conventiongeek wrote:
Not sure people understand. An online lottery would not be good. You get to enter for a 1 in 130;000 chance to win... if you win a Sunday afternoon 230 slot... you have a choice of 4 items...
Those that want to do something else should, the Funko line there is not holding you up. You can choose to do whatever you want. I'd rather not gamble on an online lottery... I would prefer to take my chances there in person and choose to spend my time attempting to do so.
I don't understand why it wouldn't be good. I think for ECCC you could choose which days to enter so you wouldn't have to enter for Sunday if you didn't want to. If they make it so you have to have a verified badge I don't see how it would be much different than lining up all night, except with the people cutting in. If it was first come first serve I would get it but its a lottery on site as well.
My point is, I entered for all 4 days at ECCC and did not win any. I entered all 4 days at NYCC and got an afternoon slot and there was nothing left that I wanted to buy. I only won 1 day, so it's not like I could try any other day to get the exclusives that I really wanted. Then I have to spend half the day begging other people in line to buy something for you. It sucks. It would be worse at SDCC.
The absolute on benefit of a lottery is knowing if you are a winner or loser before the convention starts.
As a funatic, a convention exclusive collector, what do you do at a convention if you lose all the lotteries?
When I went to ECCC, my group of friends and I all went for the lottery. Two of my friends got a Saturday morning slot and me and my remaining friend got the Saturday afternoon slot. What the Funko booth at ECCC did was that for every time slot they did, they restocked. I have heard that other conventions were bad. My friend got a ticket for SDCC last year for 2PM slot and like you said, did not get much of the exclusives.
I think what else matters is how far back you are for each timeslot. For example, in ECCC, we got there first 10 in line for the morning slot and my friends were able to get all the exclusives. NOW....heres the thing...there was a "waiting line" for the afternoon slot. We only BY CHANCE found out when we stepped off to the side to rearrange the pops my friends had just picked up. We happened to be I would say first 30 or so in line for the PM slot. We pretty much waited from 10:30AM-2PM before they let us into the booth. And even then, we almost didn't get the exclusive pops. The exclusive was the chrome batman. I met someone who was about halfway through the line and got the last chrome batman pop. I would assume that funko restocks for all their time slots but it will still depend on how far back the line you are.
Let's just say it does not matter which method they go with, there will still be havoc in the funko lines and you will still have to wait forever if you are not in the morning time slot due to unspoken lines formed for later time slots. I do think an online lottery will at least alleviate the need to wait overnight on the sidewalk for a "chance" to get in the booth. I havent tried it since it was my first time at SDCC last year but I think it would be REALLY disappointing to wait every night on the sidewalk only to get rejected in the morning.