When I went to Memorabilia last year it was my very first visit to the event, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Dubbed the ‘ultimate collectors’ show’ by the organizers, the MCM Expo Group, I thought there might be the odd person dressed up and that the majority of the stalls would have new toys.
Happily, I was wrong. There were quite a few people dressed up – mostly Star Wars characters – and there was lots and lots of fantastic vintage toys. You can read my Memorabilia 2010 report here.
This year, it was even better.
There was a huge amount of stalls – more than last year, I think – that were packed full with a host of vintage toys, modern toys, comics and annuals, t-shirts, poster, signed photographs and lots, lots more.
Items ranged in value from a couple of pounds for an unboxed, action figure to £125 for a boxed Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters and £160 for a 1/8 scale limited edition collectable figure of the Green Goblin from Spiderman 3. With replica costumes and swords for sale I’m sure there were even more expensive item…
Some of my favourite vintage toys for sale included these lightsabers by Kenner. These original toys would have been produced in the late 1970s to coincide with the release of the Star Wars trilogy.
As you may know from my earlier posts, I’m a fan of movie memorabilia, models and toys. I especially like vintage toys, like the Kenner lightsabers, because the boxart is so fantastic.
I took nearly 80 photos from the event so I’ve uploaded just a small selection below. Click on the image and it should bring it up larger. Enjoy!
PS. This was one of my favourite moments from the show, which I just had to take a picture of: the Doctor meets R2-D2!