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Imperial Commissary Collectors Convention (ICCC)

Post by the89thchris on Sat May 05, 2018 3:29 pm

IC Collectors Convention

This is a convention in Nashville that's happening in September. It's being run by Michael Havens, founder of the IC facebook group. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the main FB group, there is just so much wild expensive stuff being spammed there every 5 seconds that its an assault on the senses.  rofl BUT this convention has the potential to be the most "vintage Star Wars" specific event ever.

There are plenty of "collecting track" style presentations confirmed and the vendors are being approved based on what they intend on selling. They were originally offering free tables for community groups, I assume that has filled up, but you never know. I'm going, anyone else interested?

Here's a quote from the website:

"A Convention For Collectors By Collectors
IC Collectors Convention is a convention for EVERYONE that collects Toys, from Aliens to Voltron with plenty of Star Wars mixed in!
My mission is to have the first convention ever by collectors for collectors. This means free parking, and waters that aren't 8 bucks! With a VIP area that has free food and doesn't cost a fortune, many seats for sitting to talk with friends or listen to a collectors panels. Tons of vendors, vintage toys, artists, authors, panelists, movie props, interactive activities, fun activities for kids, huge Guest Stars signing autographs, and a BAND! (It is Music City!) A Convention that will give a FREE table to costume groups, Facebook groups, or any club that grows the collecting hobby. Friday, September 14th will be the early entry for VIP only. Saturday, September 15th will be the big day for everyone! See you in September! #ICCC2018 -IC"


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Post by ChristianC on Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:08 am

I'm not a fan of the IC as Michael allows scammers and troublemakers in his group (unless they break the rules in his group). Also not a fan of Michael and his massively inflated ego. He basically just duplicated already existing FB groups and slapped an IC logo on them. They have done well though so he's doing something right I guess.

That said, SW focussed conventions are pretty rare so I can understand why people would want to go. It does look pretty fun to be honest....
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Post by the89thchris on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:46 pm

I don't know if you've seen the collecting panel announcements, but its shaping up to be just as good as celebration in that regard. Personally that's what I'm most interested in.

That and our Ontario Collectors Club as given a free community booth and ticket early on.

That said, I really don't have knowledge of any scammers that have been allowed to operate in there, and maybe I should look into that. As far as I could tell, the guy hardly shuts up about "No Repro". lol
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Post by the89thchris on Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:00 am

So, ICCC is over, here’s some interesting stuff that I saw!

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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:13 pm

Looks like a lot of great stuff was available. I hope the event turned out as expected, and you had a great time.
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Post by the89thchris on Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:36 pm

Yeah, I certainly had a good time. I would suspect that it was great as an attendee but many of the vendors probably didn't sell as much as they were expecting to (although the three guys with Ledy stuff seemed to have done really well), and the collector pannels were pretty out of the way from the rest of the event, but all in all it must have been a decent success as the next one was announced already.

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Requesite slave Leia:
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Ontario Collector's Club Booth:
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An interesting CAS display of the Nickerbocker LOTR figures:
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Some Star Wars actor, I think.  rofl
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Some of my stuff and that of another guy from the Ontario Collector Club at the room sales. I was able to hand out some TXI buttons and let people check out some of Clint's fantastic custom droids.
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On our way back to Canada we stopped in Cincinnati to get a photo at the Kenner Mural. That thing is breathtaking. popcorn
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Oh and who could forget this:
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His adventures will continue on the TXI instagram today.
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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:58 pm

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James is a fan of Nickerbocker LOTR. cheers

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Chris, looks like you guys had a great time. clapping
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Post by ourchickenshack on Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:40 pm

Awesome stuff Chris cheers

Love the Model Trems and , as Clint mentioned , that LOTR figure collection is farkin fantastic jaw
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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:29 pm

Oh, I forgot to ask what everyone thought about the preview of a few of TXI's celebration droids?
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Post by the89thchris on Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:38 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Oh, I forgot to ask what everyone thought about the preview of a few of TXI's celebration droids?

lol A few guys remembered the last one and were excited, a few didn't realize there was a preliminary vote, and 2 or 3 tried to buy the orange one. rofl
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Post by ChristianC on Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:26 am

Great photos Chris as usual.

That Leia, damn.....
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Post by grinchy on Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:38 am

Great photos mate, looks like a lot of cool stuff was there!
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Post by chris.75 on Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:18 pm

Great photos Chris clapping wow that place had some realy cool stuff! I love the Model Trem figures and all those Ledy card backs!
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Post by the89thchris on Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:22 pm

The room sales and the show floor certainly had some wild stuff. It was the first time I saw many of those things in person.
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