Rudy Panucci On Pop Culture

A Quick Look At The 2022 Marx Toy Convention

First off, I have to explain that we are having some technical issues here at PopCult that are limiting the size of my photo essays. Because of that, today I’m just bringing you a few teaser photos from the Marx Toy Convention, which happened last weekend at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum in Wheeling, West Virginia.

We had a great time, and I shot video and tons of photos, which will be shared with you soon.

Over the next two weeks I’ll be posting  many more photos from our weekend trip, which will include photos and video from the Marx Toy Convention, video from our side trip to The Mound Museum in Moundsville for a book signing, a look at our trip to the Marx Toy Museum, which opens once or twice a year now for special events, and a photo essay from our visit to The FiestaWare Outlet Store at the Homer Laughlin plant in Newell, West Virginia. We’ll even tell you about a really cool place you can stay in Wheeling, if you love toys and trains, that is.

The plan is to have some video ready by Sunday, and photo essays every weekday through June.

For now, I wanted to get a teaser photo essay out, while it’s still fresh in my mind.  Apologies for the skimpiness of this batch of photos, with luck I’ll be able to figure out the glitch and collect more photos into our subsequent posts.  Be aware…there’s plenty more to come…

Amazing custom wagons built by Dave Roth, just part of the literal truckload of cool Johnny West goodies he brought to the show.

Professor Jim Fuller had a ton of cool stuff, including the brightly-colored, new-edition Geronimo bodies, which were made by Pedro Olivares Perez, seen in the background in the really cool shirt. This photo was taken right after I bought the bright-yellow figure.

More of Dave Roth’s cool offerings.

Just a part of Tom Heaton’s table, including his Marx Action Figure Guide and modules, which are indispensible for any Johnny West collector. I may have instigated a new module at the show.

Just a fraction of my friend, James Wozniak’s cool plastic wares (with a little tin in the mix).

Your PopCulteer went into this show determined not to bring home too much stuff, which made resisting this Marx Train set a feat of strength on my part.

The folks in the train room, indifferent to my internal struggle.

Just a hint of the cool stuff in the playset room wraps up this photo essay. There will be plenty more to see from the Marx Toy Convention in the coming days.

1 Comment

  1. Thomas Wheeler

    Looks like a lot of fun!

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