Toylanta was this weekend—it’s a big annual toy convention held in Atlanta over a weekend. It started as a hub for GI Joe collectors but expanded to include vintage toys across the board. I have friends that attend, friends who are vendors, and friends who attend with me, so it was an all-around fab time Saturday! Here are some highlights:
Piles of Joes!
Otherwise nekkid Joe in spiffy Christmas sweater.
I saw three yeti-like monsters which I would have loved to have benn able to buy and have together as a little rock group. Here is the Wampa, and Mugato.
Plus a GI Joe yeti!!
A large grouping of Star Wars and other dolls that looks like a terrific class photo setup.
Took this pic for my brother, as we played with his Smash-Up Derby set when we were kids.
This is something I want dearly–vintage Jurassic Park CARNOTAURUS! My friend Melanie and her husband Dutch have a booth with Jurassic Park figures. Alas, this is, as always, out of my price range.
The guy whose wife was selling these terrific mini kaijus was a horrible salesman; he couldn’t tell me the price of ANYTHING after his wife left to go get lunch or something.
I love the face sculpt on this Godzilla.
My pal Fooksie went with me, and he got a version of his favorite childhood Halloween costume– a Collegeville Casper!
I really liked this JAWS Quint figure.
This stuffed Godzilla was pretty sweet, too.
There were plenty of monster toys to keep me occupied. Just about everything I bought was a dollar or under, mostly out of big mixed bins.
We saw this AMAZING,STUPENDOUS Ghostbusters Pinball Machine!!!!
Here’s what I got:
Marx dinosaurs! Vintage creepy comic books!
The main thing I was looking for–Monster in My Pocket figures! I got all these for fifty cents each!
In the back are some Scooby-Doo villain figures–a Phantom Shadow and a Skeleton Man. The monsters in the front are another line I have been looking for–Big Bucket of Monsters.
Love that crouching wolfman!
I also got a recast of The Mummy from the Marx sets. There were several full sets, but they were just more than I wanted to spend and have that be all I took home.