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.