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The spring Maryland Toy Expo was held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, MD. The show has been growing with each event, now being held in the Exhibition Hall and the 4-H Building, plus Eternia Dreams Toys & Collectibles set up a mobile toy store in the parking lot.

Hundreds of vendors were at the con, including Arsenal Models, Precious Moments Creations, Collectors Corner, Groundbreaking Comics, Hide Away Collectibles, John Breece, Ben Leach, The Toy Cave & Fox Base Alpha Toys, Craig Dawson, Plastic Galaxy, Lost in Time Vintage Toy Store, Toy Junkeez, Chuck’s Comics, Billy & Sandy’s Toybox, Deborah Unnold, West River Sports Marketing, CCHobbyFun, Childhood 2.0, Wyld Wilson’s, Chunk’s Collectibles, Bodyslam Toys, Marty Grosser, Toys for the Ages, Joseph White, Cubby Bricks, Carrie Kling, Candance’s Collectibles, Duncan’s Toy Chest, MegaPrime, Flipside Toys, Kevin’s Toys, Uncle Vu Toys, Storm Crow Games, Retro Play, The Toy Cantina, TastyToy, Main Street Geek, Ryan Terpay, R-D Collectibles, ReKennect, LLC, Loot Pursuit, Linda Hayton, ClayDroid, Tara Soul, Tiny Dragon’s Treasure Trove, Old Soul Toys, Ohio Nerd, RetroKnights, and many more.

The Maryland Toy Expo has something for any toy collector with lots of newer action figures released in the last decade, balanced by many from the 1970s, ‘80s, and even earlier. Vendors sold the latest action figures from DC and Marvel, Funko Pops, and anime statues.

Star Wars had a big presence with figures from the original series to the ‘90s to the new Black series toys. Several had wrestling figures from the ‘80s to now, and one vendor sold pro wrestling event chairs signed by wrestlers.

Batman movie toys, Star Trek toys, vintage Barbie clothing and anniversary dolls, Rainbow Brite, Transformers, Voltron, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were well represented. Some of the smaller toys included the Smurfs, McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, GI Joes, and Strawberry Shortcake dolls. Some sold LEGO sets and custom figures, Pokémon cards and other trading card games, and new stuffed animals.

Some of the other material included lunch boxes, board games, puzzles, early Raggedy Ann and other dolls, and rocking horses. Toy vehicles included antique toy cars, trucks, and farming vehicles, Hess trucks, and the latest Hot Wheels cars.

Multiple vendors sold comics, with long boxes full of books for under $10 and keys in the $100-500 range.

The next Maryland Toy Expo will be held on Saturday, November 2.

To see more photos from the Maryland Toy Expo, check out our In the Limelight coverage.