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Toy Show Finds: Seeing Rarities

Yesterday I made the trip up to the Chicago area to attend the Kane County Toy & Doll Show. If you’ve never been to a toy show before, think of it as a Flea Market, but the only items being sold are toys and dolls. The show at the Kane County Fairgrounds happens twice a year, and is one of the larger shows I have ever been to. I hadn’t been able to go to this one in over a year, so I was pretty excited to head up there.

I think one of my favorite things about going to toy shows like this isn’t necessarily what I find to purchase, but more what I get to see. Sometimes these shows offer up an opportunity for you to get a good look at some toys that are considered rare, or are just so expensive you may never have a chance to actually own them. Case in point: one booth had a vintage MOTU Megator.

This giant is one of the rarest pieces from the vintage Masters of the Universe toy line. And while the dealer wasn’t selling this Megator (he only brought it for display purposes,) I was very happy that it was there. This is the first time I’ve had the chance to get up close and personal with this rare figure. I probably sat there and stared at him for a good twenty minutes. It’s just one of those things that leaves you awe-struck. It sounds silly, I know. But that’s how I felt.

The rest of the show was pretty neat. I didn’t really buy a whole lot, as there just wasn’t too much that jumped out to me as “must haves.” And most of the things that did jump out at me were just too expensive. I did find some new pieces to add to my New Adventures of He-Man collection, though. I got a MIB Bolajet and a Sagitar with his box, only missing his sword.

But seeing Megator was certainly the highlight of the show.



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