Author Archives: toy

Atlantique City This Weekend

   From coast to coast, there are a lot of shows happening this weekend. The amazing Atlantique City is happening in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and that’s a must-see show if you’re into antique anything! The aisles are packed with everything from jewelry to furniture, to glassware, to pottery, to toys…you get the idea!    A...

Farmall Super M in Pink?

   One of the great things about taking a road trip is that if you keep your eyes open, you just might find something unexpected and extremely cool. While driving through Beecher, Ill., to the Beecher Farm Toy Show, I spotted a restored Farmall in a driveway. Nothing unusual, given the popularity of restoring vintage tractors...

Smith-Miller Bonanza Truck

   The newest pressed-steel truck release from Smith-Miller is a Bonanza Concrete Truck. Limited to just 100 pieces, this beauty will set you back a healthy $1295. Die-hard Smith-Miller fans will love this truck — it’s a rolling work of art.    For more information, click on the company name above.    Here’s a picture:  

Mid-Ohio-Con Sold!

   I received the following press release regarding the sale of the Mid-Ohio-Con. Note that the show will move from its traditional Thanksgiving weekend slot to the beginning of October for 2008. For Immediate Release Monday March 24, 2008 Mid-Ohio-Con To Be Acquired By GCX HoldingsMid-Ohio-Con 2008 Scheduled For October 4th-5th R.A.P. Promotions, Inc. announced...

Beecher, IL Farm Toy Show

   The cure for cabin fever has to be a toy show. Hands down, there’s nothing better than walking and talking your way through a show to chase the winter blues away. And when you attend a show as well-established as the Beecher farm toy show, you find a wonderful mix of veteran dealers who are...

Peotone Swap Meet

   I didn’t think it was cold last Sunday morning until we started walking the outdoor portion of the swap meet sponsored by the Peotone Car Club. Brrrrrr!!! Needless to say, the outdoor vendors are hearty folks!    We ran into a ton of car enthusiast friends, and stopped to get caught up with everyone. That’s...

Star Trek: The Collectibles

   New projects for this year include Star Trek: The Collectibles. This 256-page all-color book takes an in-depth look at the wide world of collectibles based on the original Star Trek television series. Author and veteran Star Trek collector Steve Kelley includes everything from action figures and clocks to props and trading cards.    Though the...

Swap Meet in Peotone, IL

   Let’s face it, cabin fever has been tough this year—and I’m as desperate as everyone else to get out and enjoy my hobbies. When planning my weekend activities, I just had to find a toy show to attend, so I was very pleased to discover that the Beecher Farm Toy Show will happen tomorrow....

Farm Toy Show in Beecher, IL

   The 23rd Annual Beecher FFA Toy & Craft Show is this Saturday, March 15. The show is held in the gymnasium of Beecher High School, in the town of (you guessed it) Beecher, Illinois. With a name like Beecher, you might think it’s one of the towns nestled along Lake Michigan’s shores, but it’s...

Make ‘n Take Day from Revell, The Reveal

   The model is finished, and I have the pictures to prove it!    Remember, Make ‘n Take Day is Saturday, so make plans to stop by the participating hobby shop near you and join the fun. Stop by the Revell site and click on their “Make ‘n Take Day” logo to locate a participating store...