In just one week your PopCulteer, along with thousands of other toy collectors, will be at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta Georgia for JoeLanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention. It’s not all about GI Joe, though. There are plenty of other toys. Panels will be devoted to Marx Action Figures, Monster Toys, Transformers and more. Dealers will have just about every vintage toy you could imagine, from Voltron to Stretch Armstrong to Monster High and beyond.
That’s in addition to panels devoted to GI Joes from around the world, collecting and repairing them. Of course the enigmatic Defenders of Bulletman (seen at the head of this post in logo form) will be on hand too.
The folks at the Earth Station One podcast will devote their panel to MEGO. You may remember that your PopCulteer was a regular attendee of MEGOMEET back when it took place at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum in Wheeling. MEGOMEET moved on to Skokie, Illinois, where they will wrap up their three-year stint this year. Collectors who couldn’t travel that far North will get to capture a little of the MEGO magic at this panel.
Keep checking PopCult. We have a lot more to tell you about with JoeLanta and the Great Atlanta Toy Convention.