The annual Marx Toy Show, which has been held at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum in Wheeling since 1998, kicks off Friday with early events and dealer set-ups, and runs through Saturday. Your PopCulteer has lost count of how many times he’s gone to this toy show, which is one of the most enjoyable in the country.

This year, we’re only going to be around for the first day, then we’ll make a brief stop in Moundsville where Francis Turner has promised to re-open the Marx Toy Musuem for one night only to show off more cool new acquisitions, and maybe sell off some of his excess stock. After that, Mr. and Mrs. PopCulteer will make our way to Columbus for the first MEGO Meet that we’ve been able to attend for five years. I’ll tell you all about the MEGO Meet later this week, but tonight we’re going to look back at a few videos we’ve made of previous Marx Toy Shows.

Above you see our quick-hit music video of last year’s show. Below you can find a couple of videos of previous Marx Toy Shows, as well as a couple of videos I made last year about Francis Turner’s Ballad of Big Loo. The Marx Toy Show happens June 14 and 15 at the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum, and you can my photo essay on last year’s show HERE, and an index to our coverage from previous years HERE.