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80’s Toy Expo – May the 4th

This upcoming May 4th/2014 (which is also Star Wars day) is the 80's Toy Expo at the Delta Meadowvale in Mississauga. And can you think of a better way to celebrate Star Wars day than buying Star Wars toys at a toy show?

Jacking Up The Price

When it comes to action figures, there are popular figures and there are "highly sought after figures". And most times, the popular figures are not the ones that die-hard collector's want. We want the hard to find and obscure characters.

Ontario Collectors Con – January 2014

January 26/2014 was the latest Ontario Collectors Con held at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre in Mississauga. The show features vendors selling a wide variety of toys from rare collectibles to vintage and modern toys. The OCC also featured two special guests.

Burlington Toy Show – January 2014

This edition of the Burlington Toy Show returned to its roots and was a "straight-up" toy show. Previous editions of the Burlington Toy Show have had celebrities and special guests, but this show was all about the toys.

Toys: Movie Spoilers or Bonus Feature?

When it comes to comic book movie blockbusters, do you try to find all the news and secrets about the movie before it's released? Or do you want to be completely surprised by the outcome? If you want to be surprised, you better avoid the toy aisle at your local toy store.

Canadian ToyCon – November 2013 Show

The latest edition of the Canadian ToyCon took place recently on November 3rd, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto. This show returned to its roots of being a straight up toy show. Without special guests at this show, the focus was on the toys, and there was a lot of selection.

Hey Kids! BUY these *bleeping* toys!

A few months back I wrote about the new action figures coming out to support the Iron Man 3 and Wolverine movies. These figures were absolute garbage. Low quality paint jobs, and minimal articulation were the main reasons I wanted you to avoid buying this junk. But today I want to talk about some figures you need to buy.

Blind Bag Toys Are Addictive

You’ve probably seen them at your local comic book shop, or at your “big box toy retailer”.  Poly-bagged toys sitting there on the shelf.  They’re not expensive.  They are affordable.  But you have no idea what is inside the bag. …

Geek in the Office

I recently started a new job, and with the new job came a new office.  Shortly after I got settled into the office, I started making it my own.  And that meant unpacking some of the stuff I wanted to…

Statues or Action Figures

As you know I am a huge collector of action figures.  My collection is pretty extensive when you take into consideration all of my G.I. Joe, Marvel Universe/Select/Legends, DC Figures and any other cool stuff that catches my fancy. Recently…

How To: Make a Custom Action Figure

In a previous edition of this column I talked about customizing action figures.  In the comments section, a reader asked “How do I customize an action figure?” This is a tough question to answer, without having any specific details.  Scott…

Canadian ToyCon – March 2013

On March 17th 2013, many people were donning their favourite green attire and headed to the pub to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  But for many people who love toys, they made their way to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington…

Customizing Action Figures

Over the last couple of years, action figures have been getting better and better.  But as the Rolling Stones said “you can’t always get what you want.”  So when there is a toy that you want, that isn’t available, you…

2013 Toy Wish List (Toy Fair preview)

This week there was a real buzz on the internet for toys.  February 10-13th was the 110th annual Toy Fair in New York.  “Toy Fair® is the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together more…

Pet Peeves of Collecting

I collect stuff.  A lot of stuff.  Between my comic books, action figures, DVDs, CDs and video games.  I have a lot of stuff. Having this much stuff doesn’t lead to every day being a “shiny happy day”.  There are…

Canadian ToyCon January 2013

January 20th/2013 was the latest edition of the Canadian ToyCon (formerly known as the Burlington Toy Show) held at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington.  This edition of the Canadian ToyCon was different because it included the Fantasy and Gaming…