October marks the Haunted Season, featuring Halloween monsters, movie monsters, ghouls, and witches. All will be present for the Chicago Toy Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Ill., on Sunday, Oct. 27. Collectors from all over are revving up their motors and grabbing airline tickets to attend this event. This international show is the largest antique-collectible toy and doll show of its kind, attracting thousands of enthusiasts.
Chicago Toy Show Will Be Held Oct. 27
600-Plus Exhibitors Expected To Set Up
Find perfect mint versions of DC Comic characters, Transformers, Marvel, Star Wars, Sega, Play Station, Xbox, Atari, comic books, Anime, Manga, He-Man, Dragon Ball Z, Thundercats, wrestling figures, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, Spawn, Batman Motu, Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, and more. Collectors can find anything and everything that children would have enjoyed through the ages. Prices are reasonable, the quality is superb, and the selection is great at this huge show that always presents items never seen before, both old and new.
The show fills East Hall, West Hall, and the Atrium Doll House in the Prairie Events Center and Trades North, Trades South, Rabbit, and Poultry Buildings with more than 600 exhibitors displaying childhood and holiday memorabilia. Enthusiasts know that treasures they have been searching for could turn up anywhere as they hunt through the booths for a glimpse of elusive pieces.
Toys are a marvelous, profitable, and enjoyable investment and have become even more of a pleasure because of friendships made at this show. Folks get together to share ideas and knowledge along with fascinating toy stories and interesting toy histories. They bring rarities to entice each other and bargain constantly with two of these for one of those as collections build. Great friendships develop as everyone looks forward to visiting with others who share their collecting interest in toys.
There will also be diecast, tin litho, cast-iron, pressed steel, automotives, robots, space toys from Buck Rogers to Star Wars, farm toys, boats, banks, penny toys, wind-ups, battery-ops, action figures, comic books, puzzles, bisque dolls, teddy bears, collectible dolls, character dolls, doll houses, doll furniture, miniatures, doll clothing, music boxes, puppets, Disney, Barbie, American Girl, etc.
And, Alexander, Arcade, Bing, Britains, Buddy L, Chein, Corgi, Dell, DEP, Dinky, Distler, Ertl, Fischer, Gund, Hasbro, Hess, Ideal, Ives Jep, J.P., Karl Bub, Kenner, Kenton, Kestner, Lehmann, Line-Mar, Marklin, Marvel, Marx, Matchbox, Mattel, Schoenhut, Schuco, Steiff, Structo, Tipp, Tootsietoy, Ty, or any other major manufacturer of fine toys from the U.S.A., Germany, Japan, England, France, Italy, or China.
Show hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; children are admitted free of charge.
The Kane County Fairgrounds are at 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, Ill.
To learn more, call Herb Regan at 847-800-3009 or visit www.chicagotoyshow.com.
The Midwest Garrison of the 501st Legion, Star Wars costuming organization is coming back to the show to pose with attendees for family/group photos. The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans, Lucas film's preferred Imperial costuming group.