The toy market is still very much alive, even after the end of Toys R Us, and more and more flea markets are showing that they’ve got what it takes to be the next one-stop-shop for all things toy related. The Timber Dan Toy Show, held twice a year, has about 70 dealers from all over the country selling thousands of toys and related items. You can find all sorts of treasures such as farm toys, pressed metal models, die cast, construction, Matchbox®, Hot Wheels®, racing cars, airplanes, cast iron figurines, GI Joe® and other action figures, windup toys, Star Wars®, toy guns, dolls, stuffed toys, and so much more.
Starting with their first show in 1989, the Timber Dan Toy Shows began as a fundraising project for charitable purposes. The show is sponsored by the Loveland Lions Club in Colorado, who rents out building space for each event. All Lions Club profits from the Toy Show are used for purposes such as eye exams and glasses for the needy, scholarships, and support to other community non-profit organizations. Dealers, of course, keep the profits from their sales. This big event has become more and more successful over the years.
The next toy show will be held on Saturday, February 16th from 9am to 3pm at the First National Bank Exhibition Building. Attendees are welcome to bring toys of their own that they can sell or trade to the dealers. Admission is $4 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Floor Rights tickets are available to purchase for individuals wishing to gain entry before the general public and cost $10 per ticket. This allows buyers access to the show on Friday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday from 7am to 3pm. To reserve table selling space, contact Jennie Votaw at 702-371-6776.