Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show rolled into town for its annual visit this past weekend. We never miss visiting this show to see all the intricate model train layouts, and of course to see all the toys!
Mitch M. always has a fun variety of items for me to sift through. I’m glad I went to the show early this time, because there were some great items hidden on those shelves.
You can bet I would have snatched up that Planet of the Apes trash can in a second if I didn’t already own one. That is an awesome piece of PoTA memorabilia. I did manage to buy one item shown in this photo, but more on that later.
This is one of the few events that my kids don’t complain about going to, and a big reason for that is that they can sort through thousands of “new” Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars for a dollar–the same price of brand new cars in the stores today.
I’m only showing you this photo as an educational lesson. Earlier this summer, I picked up a selection of these 007 exploding toys out of a discount dollar bin at another toy show. This particular vendor was asking over $50 — each! Pass.
Of course, the big draw for visiting the show is all the trains. I love these things! One of these days, I am going to make a huge layout just for all the pop culture Hot Wheels cars I have been gathering lately. It will be epic.
There are never more than a few vintage toy dealers at the show, with almost all of the vendors being train-centric, but somehow I always manage to bring home something fun. Those two action figures were a pretty solid find in a bin under the table of a vendor booth filled with dolls and Barbies. I got them both for $15.00 — score! Tomorrow, I’ll show some more images of my favorite find of the day, that Six Million Dollar Man model kit — come to think of it, that’s possibly my favorite find of the year!