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Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby LollyRose » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:39 pm

Ok guys, I really need your advice. My boyfriend is naturally a HUGE Star Wars fan (we don't really associate with people who aren't), but he's got a particular obsession when it comes to action figures (he's never even let me look at his vinyl cape jawa just in case I breathe on it the wrong way... :x ) so for his birthday I really want to take him to a massive toy fair. He's in to Transformers, GI Joe etc too, but if it doesn't have an Impressive Star Wars collection then there really will be no point in going. I thought I'd call on the help of the experts, so is there anywhere you'd recommend? His next birthday will be January 2017 so preferably around that date, but if it meant waiting until, I dunno, May for the right event I'd rather do that than take him to a car boot sale just because it fell on the right date. Oh, it has to be in the UK too!

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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby coomber75 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:56 pm

Hi and welcome, best fairs I've been to NEC and,for a bit of,fun the Comic-Con there, but if u want major points farthest from, organized by guys on here, never been but always wanted too epic amounts and fair prices
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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby itfciain » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:00 pm

Get down to Farthest From - best place for Vintage Star Wars in the UK
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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby robpmarsh » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:38 pm

FF is great....just bring lots of cash as there will be so much you'll want!

.....there's a very close cashpoint too :lol:
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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby Lom » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:01 am

And with the next FF falling on 10th and 11th of December, that's not too far off your desired dates...
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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby lejackal » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:35 am

FF will pretty much have the most vintage SW but I think Dave Tree also organises other toy line shows as well. As stated above the SW one will be early December, the next NEC toy fair will be December 27

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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby LollyRose » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:46 am

Massively helpful, thank you everyone!

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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby StarWarsFan » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:26 pm

Doncaster isn't bad

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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby Lindo » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:50 pm

Where is the next Ff being held at in December?
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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby SAVORY100 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:11 pm

Lindo wrote:Where is the next Ff being held at in December?


Fordingbridge :D
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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby Lindo » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:21 pm

Guess that's near London?
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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby lejackal » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:33 pm

Lindo wrote:Guess that's near London?

Southampton ish, pretty much true to the name...farthest from just about everywhere else although from what everyone says it's worth the effort

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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby Lindo » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:39 am

boooo that's a 6 hour drive from me :(
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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby lejackal » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:36 pm

Lindo wrote:boooo that's a 6 hour drive from me :(

I think Richard_H is in the same neck of the woods as you and he drives it so must be worth it

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Re: Best Toy Fair in the UK?

Postby Stuart Skinner » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:16 pm

lejackal wrote:
Lindo wrote:boooo that's a 6 hour drive from me :(

I think Richard_H is in the same neck of the woods as you and he drives it so must be worth it



6 hours is nothing if you make a weekend of it. The show is so worth it, better than anything else you'll experience in the UK when it comes to vintage collectibles, and the Saturday evening has turned into a cracking social event. Don't let the 6 hours either way put you off this, worth every minute of every traffic jam you hit. Once you come to one, you'll never question whether to go again.
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