kgi-01This Saturday your PopCulteer is headed off to yet another cool toy show, and this one is so close that I’m hoping some of my Charleston-area readers will make the trip down to Louisville to join me.

Saturday, August 5, the Fourth Annual Kentuckiana GI Joe Show will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Louisville Airport. This fast-growing show has increased in size every year, and this year is expected to be the biggest yet. With a focus on GI Joe from all eras, the Kentuckiana GI Joe Show will feature some of the top GI Joe dealers from around the country.

Their mission is to put on “A great show full of old and new 12 inch and 3 3/4 inch GI Joes, Star Wars toys, Super Hero figures, Marx Action Figures, Megos, Big Jim, Pop Culture items and much more!”

kgi-03One of the instigators is Steve Stovall, a mainstay of ToyLanta, and he’s bound and determined to create a fun show that welcomes action figure collectors of every stripe.

Steve welcomed us into his home just a couple of months ago, and we plastered photos of his awesome collection all over PopCult (You can see them HERE, HERE and HERE).

There will be a healthy contingent of JoeLanta/ToyLanta folks in attendance, as well as Greg Brown of Cotswold Collectibles.

In all there will be more than two dozen vendors selling everything from 12″ Joes to the RAH Joes to customized figures, outfits and boxes and anything else that might pry loose your money from your wallet. You can also expect a lot of GI Joe cosplayers milling about. I think it’s also safe to assume that there will be a lot of Super Joe figures in evidence, as well.

kgi-02I’m actually going to this show on a very special mission, and I will be recording it. I’ll tell you about that once the video is ready to share.

The coolest thing about this show is that it’s an easy drive straight down Interstate 64 from Charleston. It’s a four-hour trip on flat road, a really pleasant drive, and it’ll be a great time for any GI Joe collector.

Did I mention that admission to the show is only two bucks?  You can splurge and pay five bucks if you want to get in an hour early. The show runs from 10 AM to 3 PM (or 9 AM if you pay to get in early), so you can take in the whole show and still make it back to Charleston before dark. It all happens Saturday August 5, at the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport, 2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY. We actually stayed at this hotel when we went to WonderFest USA, and it’s easy to find, near the fairgrounds. You’ll see it at the bottom of this post.

For more details visit their website HERE and their Facebook Page HERE.