This post is part of VirtualToyLanta, the online substitute for this year’s canceled toy show. Go join the Facebook Group to see way more cool stuff from the best toy show in the world.

One of the highlights of ToyLanta/JoeLanta is always the dioramas and custom figure contest. This is where the toy collectors show off their creativity and make incredible custom action figues, accessories, vehicles and scenarios.

In this post we’re bringing you some videos that focus on the dioramas from past years at JoeLanta and ToyLanta. Plus we’ll have links to photo essays. Later today we’ll have a post with the wrap-up videos we’ve done since 2013.

Above is the video of last year’s ToyLanta dioramas. You can find photo essays covering last year’s dioramas and custom figures HERE, HERE and HERE.

Here we have the raw footage from the 2016 JoeLanta Diorama room…

That year we had photo essays for Mike Gardner’s epic diner and garage diorama as well as the custom figures.

Photos from 2017 can be found HERE.  I can’t seem to find a diorama photo essay from 2018 (I was a bit sick when I got back from the trip). For some reason (probably related to Myasthenia Gravis) I didn’t put together raw-footage videos of the dioramas for those years. That doesn’t mean I won’t go back and assemble a massive video of JoeLanta/ToyLanta videos for next week.

I did do a Diorama video in 2015, and you can see it below and check out the accompanying photo essay HERE.

2014 was the year of MIke Gardner’s massive “Zombie Horde at Yellow Jacket Creek” Walking Dead diorama, and it got its own two-part photo essay HERE and HERE.

There are a few photos of the 2013 dioramas scattered in posts HERE and HERE. It was my first time, and I was a little overwhelmed by the experience.

Check PopCult later today for more video-heavy posts that look back at ToyLanta/JoeLanta.