It’s time to plug a great toy show that’s within easy driving distance of Charleston,  and your PopCulteer and his wife will be there.

The Tenth Annual Kentuckiana GI Joe Toy Expo happens next weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s Saturday (with a Friday preview night) and it happens at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, at 395 Paroquet Springs Drive, in Shepherdsville, KY.  It’s not far at all from the South Louisville Antique Toy Mall, so most toy collectors ought to have an easy time finding it.  This is a great show. I’ve been to several in the past, and above and below you’ll see videos I made to document the visits. Up top it’s our clip from last year. Below you’ll see several videos from the years preceding.

There will be dozens of dealers 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 will be tons of other action figures and toys for sale. You might find MEGO, Big Jim, Super Joe, Johnny West, Major Matt Mason and many other great toys from the past.

Collectors can expect new convention sets from folks like Bee-Active Toys, Cotswold Collectibles and Mattsquatch Customs and more that will compliment the show exclusive “Invasion of Spy Island” set . This is some terriic stuff that is keeping the 1/6 scale hobby alive. I believe that there will also be at least one exclusive 3 3/4″ GI Joe-style figure for sale at the show, along with Ron Rudat, one of the key designers for the Real American Hero line.

Visit the Kentuckiana GI Joe Toy Expo Facebook event page for more information. It should be a great time, and your PopCulteer will be there, so come up and say “howdy” or something.