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80s Toy Expo - Sunday, October 03, 2021 10am-4pm Mississauga, ON

Proof of vaccination is now required in Ontario to attend public gatherings and masks are mandatory.

80s Toy Expo - 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), GI Joe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Legends, DC Universe), Wrestling, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and tons of other action figures, Lego, comics, video games, and collectibles.!

Sunday, October 03, 2021
Hours: 10 am 4 pm

Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale
6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON


Admission/Ticket Information:
EARLY ADMISSION (10 am entry) $20
GENERAL ADMISSION (after 12 pm) $10
Entry after 12 pm dependent on show capacity (you will need to wait until others leave th

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Vintage Collection Antoc Merrick X-Wing

Has anyone heard whether or not Toys R Us will be getting the Target US Exclusive Antoc Merrick X-Wing?  I see it's already hitting brick and mortar Targets so I  thought we might have heard something by now.  I haven't seen the retro prototype Stormtrooper up for order at either.  Hopefully the new ownership doesn't have an aversion to bringing in Target exclusives.

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Zellers is "back" as a pop-up shop at Burlington Mall Bay

Saw an article that mentioned the Burlington (ON) Mall was opening a Zellers pop-up shop with emphasis on clothing, toys and housewares:

I was interested by the toys part but was skeptical because one of the photos showed what looked like the old toy section just with Zellers signage. Plus toywise there has been little new in-store or online especially Star Wars.

I decided to take a look. It was as expected the old toy section rebranded as Zellers. Across from the toys is the clothing and housewares section. There is red paint on the floor to delineate the Zellers section.

There were a lot of toys on clearance and I saw little new. There was no new Lego or Mega Construx. As for Star Wars the only new items I saw were Mattel The Chi

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Canadian Toy Con Sunday September 19, 2021 Burlington ON

The Canadian ToyCon is a convention that focuses on action figures, comics, collectibles, toys, figurines, dolls, artwork and more from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today.

Provincial guidelines in effect. Masks must be worn and must use hand sanitizer upon entering. Please respect each vendors personal approach to handling merchandise at the tables. AND IF YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME.

Sunday, September 19th, 2021 10am to 3pm

Admission: $5.00, Under 12 Free.

Holiday Inn Burlington
3063 South Service Road
Burlington, Ontario
L7N 3E9

More info at

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Baba Fett

First they changed the name of the Slave 1, now he's a Ukrainian baba...

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ToysRUs has been bought

Putman Investments to buy Toys 'R' Us from Fairfax, brimming with ideas for overhaul

VAUGHAN, ONT. -- Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us Canada are getting a new owner, who is already full of ideas for how to revamp the retailer.

Putman Investments said Thursday that it will purchase the Vaughan Ont.-based brand and its 81 toy and children's stores from affiliates of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

The company didn't reveal the deal's value, but Fairfax chief executive Prem Watsa said in a statement that his company will benefit from a continuing royalty stream and keep the real estate it acquired when buying the retailer for $300 million in 2018 from its U.S. parent, which had filed for bankruptcy protection.

Doug Putman, who runs the family-ow

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