Mississauga (Ontario, Canada) Collectors Expo

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Post by the89thchris on Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:32 am

It was a rainy day last Sunday when I went to the "Mississauga Collectors Expo". There were some wild vintage items for sale so I felt compelled to share some photos.

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Here is something really special, some boxed Glasslite Tie Fighters, $1,500 & $1,600 CAD respectively. As most of you probably know, this was some of the last box art designed in the "vintage era":

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AND this was a full set of Droids coins including those for all of the unreleased figures. Asking price was around 20k. Sorry I didn't get a better shot, but its all on the SWCA  rofl

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Here is a nice Canadian SW boxed Tie, surrounded by some less interesting items:

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This was my one pickup of the show. I've never had a (real angryfire ) lightsaber for my current Luke Jedi, nor had I ever seen a blue saber for sale in person. I'm not overly compelled to find a green one now  rofl

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Post by Commander Clint on Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:51 pm

Chris, thanks for sharing.
I forgot about that show. It's another great one to go to. cheers
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Post by ourchickenshack on Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:51 pm

Great pics Chris cheers

As I have never been to any type of convention it is really cool when you guys post photos to show what they are like yay
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Post by cantina_patron on Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:37 pm

Thanks for sharing the pics Chris. Seeing stuff like this always reignites my passion for attending convensions / toy shows. Very Happy
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Post by the89thchris on Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:29 pm

I think half the fun for me is taking the pictures. That Godzilla looking thing for example, I have no idea what that is but it photographs well rofl

I was just shocked to see those droids coins and the Glasslite boxed ships, (that was at the same booth btw) I don’t believe either moved. He was selling some individual unreleased ewoks coins at 1k ea chug

He said he’d bought them 15 years ago, it’s a shame he didn’t go for the hard copies/first shots of the figures, much better returns on those, I’m sure.
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Post by hellhippie on Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:30 am

nice pics Chris , thanks for sharing . i wish there was a toy convention near where i live . its always cool to see foreign items as well even though they come with a hefty pricetag

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Re: Mississauga (Ontario, Canada) Collectors Expo

Post by the89thchris on Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:37 am

Yup, its weird. That stuff seems far more appealing when it's within arm's reach than on eBay lol that glasslite tie was growing on me, then I realized I could get 2 US ungraded 12backs for that price, which I'd much rather have lol that box art tho.. chug magnificent. Not sure why they added that Vader pic though.
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Post by the89thchris on Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:19 pm

On Sunday, June 10th, there was another Star Wars themed "Mississauga Collectors EXPO" and I was able to meet up with Clint and a few other local collectors to check it out. Here's a look at what was on offer. At the end you can see Alan Harris doing a signing, he played Bossk and several other costumed background characters across the entire original trilogy.

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Post by ChristianC on Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:12 am

Great photos mate! So good that you and Clint got to hang out!
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Re: Mississauga (Ontario, Canada) Collectors Expo

Post by the89thchris on Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:19 pm

We really are lucky to have many decent toy shows in Ontario on a regular basis. #blessed rofl
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Post by grinchy on Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:34 pm

Great photos of both events, thanks for sharing Chris, all cons are the same once your in the dealers room, you could be anywhere in the world, I love the atmosphere at cons the buying and selling, very cool
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Re: Mississauga (Ontario, Canada) Collectors Expo

Post by the89thchris on Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:25 am

Glad you enjoy them, Ian. The funny thing for me is seeing stuff that I missed while I was there. Like, in retrospect, that unpunched Canadian 8D8 looks pretty good lol I wonder how much it was. rofl
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