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Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:37 am

After Clint pointed out a great resource detailing all the toy conventions in Ontario, (during an awesome interview on the Vintage Rebellion) I was finally able to make it out to one of them; the Canadian ToyCon in Burlington, Feb 19th 2017. I was just about the first person there and got exactly what I showed up for, along with a couple other bargains. Smile

I've been to plenty of comic conventions but this was the first time I've ever been to one that was strictly toys. Given the relatively small size of the room and number of vendors, I was shocked by the selection.

I ended up coming away with several weapons I was missing (along with redundant figures of course) and one fairly inexpensive vintage moc. Once I've had a chance to do some proper photos of what I picked up I'll add them to the post but I thought I'd share some general shots of the convention.

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Here's some Star Trek (The Motion Picture) Mocs that I'm sure you're all super excited to see:
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Kenner Aliens toys, I love these but I don't need to start lol
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Nice looking dicast falcon for $50 CAD
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I never knew they sold a Mace Windu with a severed Jango Head, bold lol
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This was a 20 Back Chewie with a cut POP for $250 Cad, I was thinking about it but decided to avoid it because I didn't know if it was a good deal and also It would kind of hurt my feelings if it went for much less than $200 lol
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I also coincidentally met the subject of a documentary which I shot last year; Alfonso, owner of StudioComix, who had a booth at the event:
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There was also a couple gentlemen transporting the 'arc of the covenant' through the parking lot as I was leaving:
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I hope you guys enjoyed the photos. As I said, I'll post my loot once I've had a chance to take some decent shots. Here's one Smile
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Re: Canadian ToyCon in Burlington Ontario

Post by Commander Clint on Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:28 am

Well done. Burlington is one of my favourite shows to go too.

Now, you need to start looking beyond the toys, and at all the little gems that are hidden there as well. cheers
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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:49 am

Great pics Chris cheers

Looks like it was a ton of fun - I see lots of cool non Star Wars figure lines What a Face
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Re: Canadian ToyCon in Burlington Ontario

Post by ChristianC on Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:18 am

Thanks for the pics Chris, looks like a great con! God I love comic conventions, I feel like a little kid just before entering. So exciting!

Looking forward to seeing your complete haul.
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Re: Canadian ToyCon in Burlington Ontario

Post by the89thchris on Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:02 pm

There's a lot of talk about "other toy lines" lol not sure I know what you're getting at lol

I try to limit myself to one example from those, like my mail away cloaked predator and Jetfire, clearly the best looking transformer lol

Thanks for all the comments. I was really shocked how much was available in this fairly small room. Will post some more pics by the weekend if not sooner.
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Post by Nico on Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:05 pm

Great pics Chris cheers Looks a great place to rummage round for vintage bargains Very Happy
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Re: Canadian ToyCon in Burlington Ontario

Post by hellhippie on Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:36 pm

great looking pictures ... I wish they had conventions around my house for toys . sadly no

its been constant ebay for me for a few years and man I miss going through bins of vintage

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Re: Canadian ToyCon in Burlington Ontario

Post by the89thchris on Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:31 am

So beyond the Cloud Car Pilot MOC, I also picked up an AT-AT driver here and a couple other loose figures. I'n my haste I bought a repro blaster with a big-head Han for a steep price even if the weapon was real.

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Interesting that even at a ToyCon where (presumably) many people would know the difference, you've got people trying to pull a fast one. I saw another Han with a POTF2 blaster, when I pointed it out to the guy he said "that's the way it came". Neutral chug

There was another Burlington ToyCon last Sunday at the same venue, and one more this month if I'm not mistaken.
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Post by ChristianC on Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:31 am

Nice updates Chris.

Don't worry, you wouldn't be the first one to get fooled by a repro....
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Re: Canadian ToyCon in Burlington Ontario

Post by the89thchris on Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:19 pm

As soon as I took a closer look at it I was like "the lines on that hand grip are far too crisp" lol
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Re: Canadian ToyCon in Burlington Ontario

Post by the89thchris on Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:20 pm

Canadian ToyCon in Burlington happened again today, here's a look at what was on offer and what I picked up:

1. What a room full of toy people in Burlington Ontario looks like  lol!
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2. Some vintage-sploytation
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3. Really nice POTF Skiff sold right infront of me for the asking price. I was a bit interested, this makes a really nice display piece.
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4. Seller was asking $450 for this battle wagon, it was opened but the parts were apparently still in the plastic bags.  scratch
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5. This guy had litterally like a 50/50 split of repro and real weapons, needlessly confusing lol he said he thinks hes gonna stop putting the repros out.
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6. This is the really big Hasbro AT-AT from a few years back. Never saw one in person before, really impressive.
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7. Black series and a bit more vintage-sploytation
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8. There was probably 3 or 4 dedicated Joe booths
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9. This was pretty hilarious, a 1997 jabba on a foam supermarket meat tray  rofl
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10. DSC with what appears to be a real vader cape (?) it was justr $2 so I got it just incase the cape was real lol
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11. Falcon canopy I picked up because mine didnt have the sticker - $5
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I got a couple other things that deserve better photos but thats about it. Certainly more quality vintage items than the last time I attended this event.
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Re: Canadian ToyCon in Burlington Ontario

Post by Commander Clint on Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:35 am

I almost drove down to Burlington this morning for the show.  But I've been busy with house reno's all weekend.  Happy wife, happy life. lol!
The amount of vintage changes from show to show.  Some times, lots of MOC's, some times very little SW.
There is usually some hidden gimcrack gems as well.
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Post by Ian_C on Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:56 am

Wow, they're still at the same place after all these years? Smile

I did stop going because there was little vintage and modern was extremely overpriced. That $250 complete skiff was a good price though - not surprised it was picked up. Probably on ebay for double that now, lol.

I don't own the battle wagon and want it, but that's pretty steep. Not horribly overpriced, but I think it's a bit above normal.

That big AT-AT looks incomplete, but at $25, if I read that sticker properly, is a hell of a good deal. Things goes for a couple of hundred on ebay.

The Vader cape does indeed look legit. Very Happy At $2, nice job.

Let me know the next time they have a show. It's about halfway between me and you Chris, so we could meet up there and chit chat at least. If Clint goes as well, even better. Smile

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Re: Canadian ToyCon in Burlington Ontario

Post by the89thchris on Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:16 am

There's one tomorrow in Toronto on the Canadian ToyCon site, I might go but I think they did start charging admission lol then they're back at that Burlington holiday inn on Sept 17.
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Post by the89thchris on Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:17 pm

Burlington ToyCon on Sunday? My girlfriend has got to stay home and study all weekend so I’ll probly go lol [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (I’d tag Clint too but he’s all seeing lol)
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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:38 pm

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I'm was thinking of going to this one.  I was just mentioning it to my wife this morning. Also the one in Woodstock (between Kitchener & London) next Sunday.
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Post by the89thchris on Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:30 am

Cool. I’m gonna go tomorrow, but I might go to the other one too lol
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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:55 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Cool. I’m gonna go tomorrow, but I might go to the other one too lol

I'm leaving in 10 mins.. Should be there for the 10 am opening.
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Post by Nico on Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:55 pm

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Enjoy your day guys cheers

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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:04 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Enjoy your day guys cheers

I'm already back.  Only needed an hour to wander around.

Meet Chris, while standing in line to enter.  It was a pleasure meeting and chatting with him.  He had his camera, and might have taken some pictures.  I of course, forgot my camera.

I picked up a few things.
2 Canadian ESB colouring books that I can use for prizes or to give away.
I did get 4 nice hand made cork coasters for my self.  They will look nice in my office, too set my coffee cup on in the mornings.  I'll add some pictures, later this afternoon.  I might use the coasters as my gimcrack entry for this month.
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Post by the89thchris on Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:54 pm

Didn't really get many photos. Just imagine it like those first two I posted up there but just less Star Wars lol

I picked up some loose figures and a pair of Canadian Dulok mocs. The price was right.

It was great to meet Clint outside of the matrix rofl he sure doesn't waste time at these things. I find that I'm in a bit less of a rush, for some reason the stuff I end up interested in doesn't seem to have much competition scratch lol You can really see it all in an hour though, not a huge event.

There was this cereal box guy who had a table with a back wall, covered in flat cereal boxes which was 20-30 feet wide, I had no idea there was so much interest, first time I'd seen anything like that.

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