Yesterday, I made the trek up to Timonium, MD for the bi-annual toy show put on by Dave Hart Shows. This is really the only real “toy show” in the DC-metro area, even though this is more a Baltimore show than DC, but we’ll take what we can get. This show had over 80 vendors with well-stocked tables and wide aisles that made for easy browsing. The prices were great and everyone I talked with seemed genuinely happy to be there — no surly sellers here! Most of the items were low- to mid-dollar range, but the Shogun Warriors Rodan was pretty exciting to see.
Despite all the great toys from the 80’s and 90’s on display, i managed to stick to my vintage super hero focus and came home with a pretty good haul. I have avoided collecting those super hero Pepsi glasses so far, but the prices on these was so low, I could not leave them behind. I could almost flip that Green Lantern glass for the amount I paid for the whole lot, including the two records. Like I said, there were deals to be found at this show! The Superman puzzle is a tough one to find and the radio was the last one I needed to complete the super hero set.
Okay, i didn’t stick entirely to Super Heroes, but plastic spacemen are always on my radar when I’m out in the wild, and I was happy to add this batch to my collection.
I snatched up these mini cereal premium spacemen as soon as I saw them, since they are modeled after the larger Archer figures that make up the bulk of my collection. These things made the trip worthwhile all by themselves, and the rest was gravy.
Anyone else make it to the show? What’d you find?