the prereg line is ALWAYS in the sun if you aren't there fast enough to get under the balcony thing. and yes, the exhibit hall is forever overpriced when it comes to figures. tho the GSC booth had some ok prices imo. it was fun all in all. that's why i spend a god chunk of my money on artist alley instead cuz that stuff is exclusively at cons usually.
rofl @ the preregistration line for 2-3 hrs. and the dick staffs.