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    I think we ought to try a Texas Mini-Meet!

    There's got to be enough of us around these parts to put something together. We probably cover a pretty good area but maybe we could shoot for a central location, possibly a weekend thing as to accomodate folks who want to come from surrounding states. I know we have Arkansas and Oklahoma folks that might like to join us. Just looking to see if there would be any interest and if so, let's throw out some suggestions.
    Vintage Toy Rescue
    1614-B N State Hwy 161
    Grand Prairie, TX 75050
    (972) 740-4424

    www.vintagetoyrescue.com

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    I vote for Czech Stop in West!!

    The Czech Stop of West, Texas
    Last edited by rche; Aug 23, '11 at 11:38 AM.

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    I would definitely travel to Texas for a mini-meet. The Dallas area would be perfect.

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    Tx meet

    Definitely Houston. Possibly San An or Austin. That would be the max distance my budget would allow.

    CCC.

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    I'm for Austin, there are few comic and toy shops rche was telling us about I want to go check out

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    toy shops are almost extinct in Austin now. I can think of one vintagey place and a couple of pretty cool book shops, but that is all anymore. It's a done dried up land out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rche View Post
    toy shops are almost extinct in Austin now. I can think of one vintagey place and a couple of pretty cool book shops, but that is all anymore. It's a done dried up land out there.
    Ah man that is sad news, when we last went back and forth there were more, the times they are a changing huh? Please tell me Toy Joy is still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunky B View Post
    Ah man that is sad news, when we last went back and forth there were more, the times they are a changing huh? Please tell me Toy Joy is still there.
    Toy Joy is still here. It is a fun place, but you are not going to find vintage there. That is more the place to find the current wacky Godzilla windup toy.

    Anna's Toy Depot is pretty fun as well. She is a reseller of kid toys and mostly shies away from vintage action figure type things. But she does usually have a table of loose toys that are $2-3 a pop and can be anything from a McDonalds premium to a vintage Kenner figure. She also likes Fisher Price Little People and Legos, so if you are into those, she usually has a bunch of it.

    This person has a slot in one of those antique mall things. I've been meaning to make a stop by, but havn't really gotten the chance.
    Star Wars Toy Figures, no Jar Jar - he sucks!

    Austin Books is THE place to pick up DC Direct stuff. Plus they tend to order from the non-book pages of Diamond, so there are lots of modern statuary there.

    There is a guy in a store called Out of the Past. If you can actually find a path thru the store (the place is a wreck and JAM packed with junk), you can find toys. Sometimes there is cool stuff in there, but I always wonder if I am up on my Tetanus shot when I go in there.

    So, I suppose it is not totally dried up. But there used to be a handful of vintage shops that dealt with toys as well. That is all gone now.

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    Count me in! I'm in the fort worth area but willing to drive. Any upcoming toy shows or comic book shows in texas that we could piggyback on to get started?

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    I am in the Houston area and I would definitely be interested depending on where and how my budget is!

    The shows that I am aware of are:

    The ScifiExpo/Comic Expos in Irving

    I think San Antonio now has a Texas ComicCon

    Houston has Comicpalooza

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