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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:24 pm

Thought I would start a list of toy shops where you can get your vintage toys, because I ran into a fellow collector yesterday morning and he started a new toy shop. cheers
Please add your favourite shops from around the globe. Once we get enough places listed, we'll create a master list.

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Post by arohk on Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:38 pm

The only one we have here in Victoria is Cherry Bomb Toys, its not a huge store but it has lots of vintage toys as well as a toy museum.

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Post by ChristianC on Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:34 pm

This is literally the only toy shop from where I've actually bought vintage figs. They were decently priced but I haven't been back in a couple of years.

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Toy Tokyo in NYC was amazing but really overpriced.

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Post by Ian_C on Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:01 pm

Can't really add to that - but Jeff at Kool Stuff has stopped shipping his stuff. In store only now. Sad


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Post by hellhippie on Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:23 pm

you Canada guys are lucky ... number of shops by my house ..... 0

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Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:06 am

Yeah it's pretty great. There's a place in Kitchener that has everything except the vintage line called J&J's Comics & Collectables. POTF2 till current. Pretty uninteresting lol. I think I did round out my EU set there though with a Kyle Kararn or a Thrawn.
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Post by hellhippie on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:34 am

you also have amazing pike and smallmouth fishing , sometimes I wish I was up there also clapping I love Canada , beautiful

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Post by ChristianC on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:38 am

And don't forget you have Justin Trudeau.....
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Post by hellhippie on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:42 am

and rush

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Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:46 am

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Like yesterday lol
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Post by TishomingoSith on Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:57 am

I live in Southern Oklahoma (aka, Texoma)... about 10 minutes from Texas, right between Dallas and OKC. In the city, there is Toy Base 10, which is a really neat vintage toy store with a *ton* of everything from 1950 to modern toys. In Dallas there is Order 66 (McKinney, TX) and then Dallas Vintage Toys along with 6-7 other places that are pretty amazing. It's a great place (Dallas) to look for vintage toys.
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Post by ChristianC on Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:25 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I live in Southern Oklahoma (aka, Texoma)... about 10 minutes from Texas, right between Dallas and OKC. In the city, there is Toy Base 10, which is a really neat vintage toy store with a *ton* of everything from 1950 to modern toys. In Dallas there is Order 66 (McKinney, TX) and then Dallas Vintage Toys along with 6-7 other places that are pretty amazing. It's a great place (Dallas) to look for vintage toys.

Lucky you. Sounds awesome. I saw the Order 66 booth at Celebration Anaheim and they had loads.

If you do a search on 'Dallas Vintage Toys' in forums like Rebelscum or SWFUK you'll find a lot of information about them being seriously dodgy. Keep an eye out....
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Post by Ian_C on Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:38 pm

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Yes, listen to Christian. Don't just search out DVT, but also the owner, Shaun Neinast.

He's had one of the worst reps in the hobby for 2 full decades now.

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Post by cantina_patron on Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:31 pm

They're not that local to me, but for those in the area, I can recommend:
'All The Cool Stuff' 64 High Street, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1AX, United Kingdom. This shop is owned by Dave Tree who also organises the very successful 'Farthest From' vintage SW events.
'Automatic Comics' 17A Pickwick Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9BQ, United Kingdom. This shop is owned by Matt Booker who is also a reporter for 'Jedi News'.
These shops stock a mixture of vintage & modern SW along with other lines.
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Post by Darkest_Logic on Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:42 pm

Nice post, always best to have a place to go to see the item first before you buy,
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Post by the89thchris on Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:16 pm

Just checked out Dark Matter Toys & Collectables yesterday because I happened to be working in London, Ontario, still 25km from the shop but close enough that I had to go.

That was a hell of a recommendation, Clint. The owner is friendly and he had several vintage Kenner items that I’d not seen in person before.

I spent a good chunk of change and mentioned how I heard about the shop (I’ll post those items in ‘latest picks’ when I get around to photographing them), he seemed almost sad to part with those pieces rofl .

This store has about 7 or 8 of Clint’s custom droids on display too, they look great in person. clapping
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:12 pm

Glad you could check out the store.  Craig the owner, is a really nice guy.  That was where I traded the custom droids for beaters (plus I owed him for other deals), and where I traded my extra Canadian Paploo for the Canadian Wicket.
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Post by Commander Clint on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:10 pm

I just remembered another Toy shop in Hamilton. They might have some stuff.

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Post by the89thchris on Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:49 am

Got this land speeder at BHtoys btw, that place has a lot of stuff at the moment.

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Warehouse Antiques - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Post by the89thchris on Fri May 25, 2018 6:05 pm

I believe I’ve found the only shop in the province of Nova Scotia which makes a point of selling vintage Star Wars items:

“Warehouse Antiques” in Yarmouth. Halifax had no such store, and this one in Yarmouth has no internet presence as far as I can tell. I walked in with no expectations. Having the day off, I was exploring the town.

After a few loaded rooms full of mostly nautical Canadiana, I reached the toy room, and Star Wars was just a small part of it. There was nothing super exotic, but I wanted a few loose figures for some cross Canadia shots for our instagram. Part of the reason I am posting this is because it might now be searchable.  rofl

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Here’s what I made off with; a paint upgrade Leia and a Weequay for some photos.
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(Sorry if some of these picture are upside down, they look fine on my phone but I’ll fix it up when I get on the laptop later. I’m trying to add some more photos of Star Wars gimcrack but my phone is protesting at the moment Smile


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Post by Mike_Z on Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:28 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Thought I would start a list of toy shops where you can get your vintage toys, because I ran into a fellow collector yesterday morning and he started a new toy shop. cheers
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Thanks for sharing Clint - I have been to The Toy Society... and the English Pub that's located directly across the street.  beer

The Ontario Toy Show link is also a favorite... I've gotten pretty lucky with some cool pieces and favorable prices with the US/Canada exchange over the years. Did you (or Chris) happen to make the Star Wars Toy Con back in July? I was wondering how that show went?

Thinking about attending the Action Figure Expo in Mississauga on 9/16 if my schedule permits. I will be at Windsor Comic Con @ Caesars on 9/29.
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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:54 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Thanks for sharing Clint - I have been to The Toy Society... and the English Pub that's located directly across the street.  beer

The Ontario Toy Show link is also a favorite... I've gotten pretty lucky with some cool pieces and favorable prices with the US/Canada exchange over the years. Did you happen to make the Star Wars Toy Con back in July? I was wondering how that show went?

Thinking about attending the Action Figure Expo in Mississauga on 9/16 if my schedule permits. I will be at Windsor Comic Con @ Caesars on 9/29.

The last show that I went to, was the Collectors Expo in Mississauga, June 10.

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Hopefully I'll have more time in the Fall/Winter for some shows.  The Toy Society was great for vintage when it first opened.  Unfortunately, their vintage stock got depleted fairly quickly.

I'm not sure if I will be able to make it to the Action Figure Expo in Sept..  Most of the other shows haven't been listed yet, but hopefully when the dealers are back from summer holidays.  Burlington, Woodstock, & Kitchener are my 3 closest show, that attend every once in while.

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I have to save up for Chicago in April, so my spending will be limited for a while. What a Face

I think the Toronto Fan Expo is this weekend?
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Post by Mike_Z on Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:58 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Thanks for sharing Clint - I have been to The Toy Society... and the English Pub that's located directly across the street.  beer

The Ontario Toy Show link is also a favorite... I've gotten pretty lucky with some cool pieces and favorable prices with the US/Canada exchange over the years. Did you happen to make the Star Wars Toy Con back in July? I was wondering how that show went?

Thinking about attending the Action Figure Expo in Mississauga on 9/16 if my schedule permits. I will be at Windsor Comic Con @ Caesars on 9/29.

The last show that I went to, was the Collectors Expo in Mississauga, June 10.

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Hopefully I'll have more time in the Fall/Winter for some shows.  The Toy Society was great for vintage when it first opened.  Unfortunately, their vintage stock got depleted fairly quickly.

I'm not sure if I will be able to make it to the Action Figure Expo in Sept..  Most of the other shows haven't been listed yet, but hopefully when the dealers are back from summer holidays.  Burlington, Woodstock, & Kitchener are my 3 closest show, that attend every once in while.

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I have to save up for Chicago in April, so my spending will be limited for a while. What a Face

Sounds good - I may have contributed to some of that depleted stock @ TTS. What a Face

Not sure about the Toronto Fan Expo, can't say that I've been...

The Burlington show is good. Thanks for the response, see you in Chicago!


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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:06 pm

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The Burlington show is good. Thanks for the response, see you in Chicago!
Chicago will be fun. I'll be wandering around checking out the shows/panels & handing out swag. Just look for the mods wearing the TantiveXI shirts. afro
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Post by the89thchris on Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:11 am

Hey Mike,

I won't be at that one in September because I'll be at the ever so polarizing ICCC in Nashville. I'm also gonna be at FanExpo (working Wink ) on Thursday, and in Chicago too. Lol by the time I get to Chicago I doubt I'll be buying much. rofl
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