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Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:51 pm
by Woolyniner
I'm enjoying searching for vintage and meeting traders out and about, far more fun than clicking. Alas FF always seems to be scheduled when I have work commitments, so I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for toy fairs/events in the Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area? I'm organising a family day out to Bakewell next bank holiday to visit the toy fair there, but any other regular event ideas would be appreciated.

Re: Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:42 pm
by walkie
do you have any details on the bakewell one?

Re: Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:42 am
by Woolyniner
Here you go

http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/14 ... irsToyfair

May only be a small amount of star wars, but Bakewell is a good place for a day out regardless.

Re: Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:20 pm
by coomber75
go on tye barry potter website.. best ones for you prob donnington race cpurse.. Doncaster :)

Re: Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:32 pm
by Woolyniner
Thanks for the link Coomber, I see Bolton is this weekend....hmm, decisions decisions

Re: Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:09 pm
by StarWarsFan
Did you go?

Re: Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:32 pm
by Woolyniner
No when I meant this weekend, I meant forthcoming. But no I won't be going.

Re: Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:43 pm
by spoons
you just missed doncaster toy fair. A bit more vintage than normal too, mostly lose ships and figures but a Yak for £80 wasnt bad. Fair bit of yellowing and paint scuffs so I passed.

Next one is in july

Re: Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 12:25 pm
by Sabreman
spoons wrote:you just missed doncaster toy fair. A bit more vintage than normal too, mostly lose ships and figures but a Yak for £80 wasnt bad. Fair bit of yellowing and paint scuffs so I passed.

Next one is in july


I saw that, I passed on it as it wasn't in great condition, I did see some way overpriced stuff a standard badly yellowed bubble Logray in a star case for £200
I picked up a couple of Carded Action Force, a decent Rebel Commander with original weapon and a Walruss Man. Not a bad day all in all for me.

Re: Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:52 pm
by spoons
Sabreman wrote:
spoons wrote:you just missed doncaster toy fair. A bit more vintage than normal too, mostly lose ships and figures but a Yak for £80 wasnt bad. Fair bit of yellowing and paint scuffs so I passed.

Next one is in july


I saw that, I passed on it as it wasn't in great condition, I did see some way overpriced stuff a standard badly yellowed bubble Logray in a star case for £200
I picked up a couple of Carded Action Force, a decent Rebel Commander with original weapon and a Walruss Man. Not a bad day all in all for me.


If i was sure the staff was original I'd have bought it, but no good with repros away from a computer

I just bought action man stuff and a die cast Monkeemobile :mrgreen:

Re: Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 6:24 pm
by Sabreman
I used to be big into Action Man then the 40th killed it for me, I did notice some 40th trying to be passéd as Vintage from a guy who swore he had no 40th stuff on his stall. I don't know why people can't be straight with you especially when large amounts of cash could potentially be involved.
It is a minefield now with the repro stuff seemingly everywhere now

Re: Events in Sheffield/Manchester/Derbyshire area

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:53 pm
by spoons
Sabreman wrote:I used to be big into Action Man then the 40th killed it for me, I did notice some 40th trying to be passéd as Vintage from a guy who swore he had no 40th stuff on his stall. I don't know why people can't be straight with you especially when large amounts of cash could potentially be involved.
It is a minefield now with the repro stuff seemingly everywhere now


it really is, prices a generally a lot less with AM so not as big an issue as SW