INFILTRATING THE TOY SHOW
Upon arrival there was a very long line, but I was able to sneak in to the front of it because I met up (for the first time) with another Star Wars collector, Ryan Luxford (aka knashdx). The toy show always has a wide variety of toys from several generations, but I'm there for only one thing... Star Wars toys.
My next find was my most precious of the day... a VOTC C-3PO which only cost me $15. I know I probably could have held out a little bit longer, in hopes of having a fellow Sandtrooper help me out, but I just couldn't wait any longer. Acquiring that figure completes my VOTC carded collection, and it obviously put a huge smile on my face. There was one dealer there that had this very same figures on sale for $40! I was very close to saying something to this guy, but I chose wisely to just continue further with my infiltration of the toy show.
Now, most people know that my primary focus in collecting Star Wars items is that I'm an army-builder. Well, there was one dealer at the show who was selling all of his OTC figure at $5 each and VOTC figures at $10 each! If it was something new, he was selling it at retail. This was the first dealer I have ever seen who didn't mark something up to make a quick buck. I was simply amazed by this guy. Unfortunately he didn't have any really new OTC figures, but he had a TON of OTC Stormtroopers, so I picked up eight Stormtroopers and two Scout Troopers. What a nice addition those soldiers will make in my Imperial Army.
LEGOs are also another area I have a strong passion in collecting, and I was able to pick up the Sith Infiltrator for only $12, which I thought was a pretty good deal. This was one of the few Star Wars LEGO sets that I haven't acquired yet.
SHOWS & OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION
For more information about the Kane County Toy Show please go to their website at http://www.chicagotoyshow.com. Tickets are normally $6 or $7.