I want to start this off by saying that Chuck (megocrazy) has said it best and there's really not much more I can add to what he said here:
Another one in the books. - Mego Talk
The drive down was a lot easier then it has been in the last few years. We breezed through Brooklyn (Belt Parkway) over the Verazano and through Staten Island like a hot knife through butter. Which shocked everyone in the van. After we got down to Wheeling the rest of the weekend went way to fast. Next thing we knew it was Sunday. It's great seeing all the regulars...it's like seeing family you haven't seen in a while. That's what I consider everyone at the Meet my extended family.
There are so many people I want to thank and acknowledge...hopefully I don't miss anyone...but I know I will:
First off I want to thank everyone that LITERALLY met me at the minivan to help me bring in my stuff. I've never felt so loved
I usually don't thank him until near the end of my Mego Meet threads...so I'm going to do it at the top this year. My Big Bro Tom...you know I can't do this show without you. You constantly push me to get things done and to get them done right. This year we were actually ready on time. Thanks and you know I love you.
Chuck (megocrazy)...thanks for making things fun and funny as usual. I don't think this meet would be as fun without you. Take care of yourself man. Anything you need, just give me a holler. BTW, Baltimore is in September Just sayin'
Jim (megojim)...It was great seeing you back on the Mego Horse so to speak. Always great seeing what you come up with every year Jim. Great rack toys you came up with. Haven't started the diet/new way of eating...but I did and do take what you told me very seriously. Now if I only was as athletic as you...Stay strong and we'll see you again next year.
Derek (Flynne)...It's so great to see you making a real go of it at your store. Hopefully I can get to actually liking what I do for a living like you do. What you have is what a lot of people strive to have in whatever they choose to do...passion. Remember, New York is always open whenever you decide you want to come back to the Big Apple for a visit...You're also my good luck charm when it comes to MAJOR mego scores
Brian (palitoy)...I mentioned the passion that Derek has for what he does. What you have goes beyond that. To make this trip every year shows dedication to this hobby. For that we should all thank you for what you do and have done. Thanks...and thanks for bringing those discs with you. I have been playing it non stop for the last week.
Chad (noelani), James (Evel Kmego), Bryan (Boss), Mike (batmanmc), and Mike (VintageMike) It's always great seeing you guys. Chad, James and Bryan...you are really making it a great "family thing" which is what this is all about. Your kids having a blast was enough for me to see that you guys get it. You're giving your kids what you had...and hopefully they will do the same when they have kids. To both Mikes....I really have to start coming up with some new stuff for you guys You always know I'm looking out for you guys. Hit me up with any lists and if I find some hidden gems I'll send them your way. It's the least I can do. Same goes for Bronxboykev...anything you need message me. If I can steer any of you in the right direction for a hidden gem or good deal I will do my best.
Last but not least...to ALL that attended the meet....We can't do this thing without you. So from the bottom of my heart...Thanks for being there at the Meet. You are the reason why this thing is on it's 8th year.