The Eighth Kentuckiana GI Joe Toy Expo took place last weekend in Louisville, Kentucky after taking a year off due to the pandemic. Today I’m going to bring you the first batch of pictures from the show. We’ll likely have another photo essay or two in the coming days, and then Sunday I’ll post a video of cool stuff we saw, plus a bonus video covering our trip to the South Louisville Antique Toy Mall.
We had a blast at our first GI Joe show since before the pandemic. We saw lots of friends from the GI Joe collecting community and caught up with the ToyLanta crew, and I have to single out Steve Stoval for putting on such a wonderful show. I barely got to say “hi” to him at the show because he was so busy, but we had a great time and he’s responsible.
There were dozens of dealers spread out over three rooms with great vintage GI Joes, plus GI Joe from the Real American Hero era and brand-new custom uniform sets and figures for 12″ and 3 3/4″ GI Joes. Plus there were tons of other action figures and toys for sale.
Today we’re just going to show you random sights from the show. Later this week we’ll take a closer look at the custom figures and dioramas, plus the People of Kentuckiana.
Let’s kick it off..
That’s it for today. We’ll have more photo essays tomorrow and Friday.