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PostSubject: SW or Scifi shows?   SW or Scifi shows? I_icon_minitimeTue May 07, 2013 7:54 pm

I'm most likely not calling it the correct term, but are there times when collectors get together to buy & sell SW or scifi toys?

I'm looking (and not finding) any in New England over the summer.
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PostSubject: Re: SW or Scifi shows?   SW or Scifi shows? I_icon_minitimeWed May 08, 2013 2:37 pm

In the UK they're called:

Exhibitions
Cons
Fayres or Fairs depending on how they spell it Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: SW or Scifi shows?   SW or Scifi shows? I_icon_minitimeWed May 08, 2013 3:24 pm

There are a few big shows coming up in the Toronto area, if you want to travel north west.........

http://www.toycon.ca/

Good luck in the hunt.

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PostSubject: Re: SW or Scifi shows?   SW or Scifi shows? I_icon_minitimeThu May 09, 2013 7:54 pm

There are a ton of names I have seen vintage SW stuff for sale at over the years (nothing recent, but I haven't looked too much) and some at shows that the names I would never have guessed to see SW stuff.

I am from NJ, and I know the names should be in line with what you will see:
  • Monster-Mania Show or Monster-Mania Con
  • Retro Toy Con or Retro Toy Show
  • Sci-Fi/Horror Con or Sci-Fi/Horror Show
  • The Horror Show
  • Toy & Collectibles Show
  • Toy Show or Toy Con
  • Comic Show or Comic Con (not the big boys like in SD or NYC, just locals)
Most of those were hosted in either hotels near a major airport or local fire-halls, VFW or American Legion Posts.

If I think about more, I will post 'em. The shows above I have gone to were in NJ or PA or lower upstate NY or lower CT in the past but that was well over 15+ years ago so I don't know if any still run. I loved the Monster ones BTW! Weird people... weirder than Sci-Fi fans or Trekkies! Shocked

About 20 minutes from my house they do a Toy & Collectibles Show in Wayne, NJ pretty much monthly but I haven't gone since I got the collecting bug again, but back in the day there weren't any deals really... just average prices since they all knew what they had... but I am better at haggling now and more focused and plan on attending the next one on June 2nd so who knows.
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PostSubject: Re: SW or Scifi shows?   SW or Scifi shows? I_icon_minitimeThu May 09, 2013 8:00 pm

OK, so it's not my addled brain, these things do hide (sometimes in plain sight).

Yeah, being up here, it's tough to find anything "local" but Albany, Utica, Boston would be the directions I guess I'd be heading.

But if there's no deals to be had, not sure if I shouldn't just wait till there's an actual convention & hit a dealers room then. Not sure I could costume these maniacs on top of everything else.

I wish I knew how my parents pulled off the minor miracles they did...maybe stuff was just cheaper then.

Thanks for the information.
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