Enthusiasts embrace vintage toys records shared passions at show

first_imgSunday’s Vancouver Toy Junkies toy and record show was the first of its kind for sellers Paige and Ryan Ramey of Portland.There, with the other 110 vendor booths, they had for sale “Star Wars” action figures, GI Joes and Marvel superheroes — most, Paige said, from her husband’s collection.“We’re trying to rotate the collection down a little bit more,” she said, pausing to laugh. “To support the collecting habit.”The Rameys joined hundreds of the young and young at heart, selling and buying, for collecting or play, thousands of toys, records, games and other pop culture collectibles on offer at the show, held Sunday at WareHouse ’23.On offer were characters and spaceships from decades of “Star Trek” and “Star Wars.” Morphing-robot fans could find Transformers of all eras, and even some Gobots. One room of the packed event space had wall-to-wall model trains. Another was lined with boxes of record albums, comic books and concert and movie posters. In between all that, there was Barbie, Cabbage Patch, Popeye and myriad others.“A lot of neat people come here,” Paige Ramey said. “It’s fun to meet everybody and have a little mini-conversation about what they’re into. It’s a good experience.”Vendors might indulge a bit themselves, as well.“We did get a Chewie,” she said. “There’s a little bit for everybody.”Rob Williams, another vendor, usually works with vintage or antique toys. He gets to be a bit more specialized that way, which he likes.last_img read more