This past weekend I went to the Washington Antique and Collectible Toy Show. That’s a pretty lofty name for this show, since it was held in a local fire station and had maybe 20 vendors. The show is held a couple of times a year but this was the first time I have ever been to it. It’s a pretty safe bet that I will be returning to this show in the future. There were some really nice items for sale, and all the vendors I spoke with were friendly and their prices were fair.
This LEGO vendor had the best (and probably only) booth for kids. My sons filled buckets with pieces they picked out of a couple of large bins. Needless to say, my truck-loving 4-year-old ended up with a bucket filled with nothing but tires.
I found a few neat items for my collection as well. I seem to be buying a lot of Lone Ranger items these days, in the hopes that we’ll see a resurgence in the popularity of the masked hero with the new Johnny Depp movie in the works.
I was also thrilled to find that large TimMee spaceman. I have a bunch of the smaller sized figures, but have been looking for one of those larger ones for awhile.
The Batmobile is a 1966 Aurora car with the National Periodical Publications stamp on the bottom, and will look great on my vintage Batman shelf.
Overall, the show was a lot of fun and the next time it rolls into town, I will be first in line to see what treasures are waiting to be discovered.
Great haul. I had those LONE RANGER figures and Batmobile too.
Paxton Holley says
Yeah, the Lone Ranger figs (CARDED!) are a nice find. I enjoy these toy show reports, Brian.
Thanks, Pax. I enjoy going to these toy shows. 😉
Dude you have all the best shows your way! We have nothing like them here in Michigan.
Wish I had shows like this by me. I still have my Lone Ranger and Silver. Mine are not carded any longer though. I really liked that series of action figures. Wish I had more of them. Great score. Nice Batmobile. I don’t know how many of those Aurora Batmobiles I had as a kid. Wish I still had at least one.
The seller had three of those Batmobiles and each of them had a different maker’s logo on the bottom. I picked the Aurora one, which was luckily in the best condition.
how much did you pay for the batmovil?
I think I paid $20 for the Batmobile.
I usually go to this show and received their flyer announcing the coming shows. I have not received one yet for 2013 and would like to know if anyone knows the date which is probably in March again. I also need to get in contact with the organizers as I would like to be a vendor this year.