Toy Donation Drive at Action Figure Expo this Sunday

AFX-logo_1313364716Action Figure Expo will be collecting new toys at the show this Sunday to help underprivileged children during the holidays. As toy collectors we all remember the joy of receiving new toys at Christmas and want to ensure as many kids as possible get to experience the same feeling. If you are attending the event please bring an unopened/unwrapped toy to support those less fortunate this Holiday season. Bring a donation and get into the dealer room 15 minutes earlier than your ticket time PLUS receive an extra entry into the high end door prizes!

Former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson to attend Action Figure Expo

Rocky-JohnsonAction Figure Expo is pleased to welcome retired Canadian professional wrestler Rocky Johnson to the event. Quite popular in his own right in the 70s and 80s, he is also known for being the father of  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. During his career he held several NWA championships, and along with his partner Tony Atlas, Johnson was a part of the first black tag team to win the World Tag Team championship in the World Wrestling Federation, and is a WWE Hall of Famer.

AFX Door Prize #3 Announcement: GI Joe Specialty Action Figure Series Set

GI Joe Specialty SeriesOur third door prize announcement are the GI Joe Specialty Action Figures Series which includes Cobra Commander, Duke, Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, Shipwreck, and a Cobra Trooper. The case comes sealed with the 6 figures in it thanks to show sponsor B&K Collectables. Check out the B&K Collectables booth at the show or online for a great selection of Action Figures.

AFX Door Prize #1 Announcement: Power Rangers Legacy Green Diecast Metal Dragonzord

PRL-Diecast-DragonzordIt’s time for us to start announcing door prize announcements for the 11th annual Canadian Action Figure Expo happening September 28th in Toronto.  First up is the Power Rangers Legacy Green Diecast Metal Dragonzord donated by show sponsor The Toy Trove. Check out The Toy Trove booth at the event or check out their store in St Catherines.

GIJoe creator Larry Hama to attend the 2014 Action Figure Expo

larry-hamaLarry Hama is best known to fans as writer of the Marvel Comics licensed series G.I. Joe, based on the Hasbro line of military action figures. Hama said in a 2006 interview that he was given the job by then editor-in-chief Jim Shooter after every other writer at Marvel had turned it down. Hama at the time had recently pitched a Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off series, Fury Force, about a special mission force. Hama used this concept as the back-story for G.I. Joe. He included military terms and strategies, Eastern philosophy, martial arts and historical references from his own background. The comic ran 155 issues (February 1982-October 1994).

Hama also wrote the majority of the G.I. Joe action figures’ file cards—short biographical sketches designed to be clipped from the G.I. Joe and Cobra cardboard packaging. In 2007 these file cards were reprinted in the retro packaging for the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 25th Anniversary line.

At the 11th Annual Canadian Action Figure Expo Mr. Hama will be signing and meeting with the attendees as day long.

The 11th Annual Canadian Action Figure Expo is September 28th in Mississauga Ontario

AFX-logo_1313364716The 11th Annual Canadian Action Figure Expo is September 28th at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.

The 2014 Canadian Collectible Toy Expo is July 13th in Mississauga Ontario

CTE LogoThe 2014 Canadian Collectible Toy Expo will be July 13th at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.