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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby SublevelStudios » Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:14 pm

Trust me when I tell you there is usually MUCH less.

There were 3 or 4 dealers there that I've not seen before. One guy turned up to sell what looked to be his collection, he had some great items. There were quite a few vultures round his table as he was setting up!

I normally turn up at 8-ish and pay the early bird £10 - it's worth it.

Met a couple of new faces and had a good chat, also met up with forum member LDR again, hope he had a good day in the end.

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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby Vialli » Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:54 pm

There was a bit more there than usual, I managed to pick up 3 carded ROTJ figures, (Logray, Madine and Leia combat poncho) they're nothing major but for the price it was rude not to. Nice find with the Tri Logo Fett Sublevelstudios, might try the early bird entry myself next time.

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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby Carl Waterworth » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:26 pm

Great buys everyone! Vialli, I think I was looking at the very logray and Leia poncho you most likely brought! Hopefully we may see some resurgence of vintage a toy fairs! :)
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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby Vialli » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:42 pm

Yes Carl, normally the price for MOC's is quite steep at these fairs now, got them off a guy from Wales who was doing is first show in 12 years apparently, there was plenty of people sniffing around his stall. The ones I got are in no way pristine but they have a decent backing card and the bubbles are all undamaged, just a little yellowing, I got the 3 for £75 which I thought was very reasonable.

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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby Carl Waterworth » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:50 pm

Wow! Good deal, the guy I was thinking of was from Gloucestershire, anyway roll on the next one.
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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby coomber75 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:38 pm

gutted I missed it seems like there was more vintage than usual... ahh well next time!!

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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby JimboUK1979 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:05 pm

I got there around 8.15am and paid the Early Bird £10.00.

I saw the guy / dealer that was selling a lot of his vintage SW collection. I was stood in front of his table (trying to buy a £1.00 beater for my lad) while some guys were ploughing through his storage boxes before his stuff had made it to the table and spending serious £££'s! He had some proper fantastic stuff, plenty of 12" boxed and loose and a cracking loose Imperial Shuttle. though the arms / legs and bodies I saw a boxed Ewok village, Hoth base and DV Carry case. Its hard to put into words but the atmosphere was electric just the right side of frantic if you know what i mean.

Ive been to the last few NEC's and yesterdays was the best one I've been to with regards to SW and Action Force. There seemed to be a lot more 70's / 80's / 90's toy dealers than normal and less Truck/Train stalls.

I'm off to Donnington in a couple of weeks but don't expect it to be anything like the NEC yesterday.

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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby SublevelStudios » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:12 pm

Never saw you Jim!

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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby JimboUK1979 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:15 pm

I'd got a massive backpack on and a small 6 year old lad who had a black star wars cap on? I picked up a loose Lumat (without bow) for £6.00 which cheered me up.

I defo need to get a SWFUK T Shirt for identification purposes!!

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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby Carl Waterworth » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:45 pm

Another one! Donnington! Dont........tempt...me...
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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby coomber75 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:35 pm

Have done Donny a few times... not massive and usually v train focused but who knows... not normal to have that much vintage at NEC... maybe a new wave is coming through :lol:

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Re: Toy fair NEC Sunday 21st June

Postby SublevelStudios » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:30 pm

coomber75 wrote:Have done Donny a few times... not massive and usually v train focused but who knows... not normal to have that much vintage at NEC... maybe a new wave is coming through :lol:


I agree, on both points. Donington is generally for train/diecast collectors although it never used to be that way, it used to be one of the best venues in the North West.

Hopefully more vintage dealers will come out of the woodwork as the new films draw closer...


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