This is the best thing I bought at the Glass House Swap Meet: plush onigiris by Susuten. They’re both supah adorable and well-crafted. The handmade plushies were 2 for $30.
We also bought this onigiri keychain. So cute! You can find more of them at Susuten’s etsy shop.
Overall the Glass House Swap Meet was just okay. We arrived around 9:50, and the line stretched around the block. There were a lot of teenagers there, and some of them were there with the parents. I don’t think my parents would have driven me all the way out to Pomona. Lucky bastards.
The line started moving around 10:05, and we got inside the doors around 10:50. It was ridiculously hot, and we got beat down by the Pomona heat. When we got inside the venue, we saw a row of booths with hand-made plushies, art, and clothes. The main room had the big vendors.
Kidrobot had a looooong line of people waiting to buy bags and apparel. I was tired of standing in line so I headed to the tiny Paul Frank area. It was just a row of boxes that you had to dig through. The PF vultures picked through most of the good stuff, and mostly the Small sizes were left. However, I was able to buy a t-shirt and hoodie for $20. Awesome deal.
We circled the main room for a bit but didn’t find anything we wanted. He got some Gloomy Bear keychains from Japan LA but that was it. As we were leaving, we bought a bunch of cookies from Freshly Baked. We’ve had their cookies at roller derby events, and they are really delicious.
So I’m glad I found some new plushies, and it was cool to walk around. I don’t think it was worth the time and effort to get there. You’d have to get there an hour or two before it opens to get the best stuff. I don’t know if I have the energy to do that.