The Big Kid Toy Show (Spring 2021)

On May 1, The Big Kid Toy Show returned for its 4th annual event at the New Egypt Flea Market Village! Hosted by one of the village’s very own shops, The Big Kid Store, the show featured dozens of pop-up vendors in addition to the village’s existing 40+ shops so that you can re-discover that “big kid” in you!

We’re talking about vintage toys, modern collectibles, handmade items, and even original art! Beautiful paintings by Madison Goode, as well as comic book art from Christian Espiritusanto who had original art as well as his creator-owned title “Warrior Amongst Realms”:

Creators William Olmo & Will Torres were also offering original sketch covers that they’ve drawn for fans. Torres still had super limited quantities of his “The Tweeting Trump” books, among other published works of his:

If you were lucky, you knew to ask Will for a FREE 1-minute sketch at the show, thanks to an announcement on the event page (which also reminded all attendees to observe COVID-19 safety guidelines). Plus 3 lucky winners at The Big Kid Toy Show walked away with epic Scavenger Hunt prizes, thanks to The Big Kid Store and food truck Cajun Jax BBQ who was serving up good eats all day!

Not only that, but while walking around & hunting for toys, you could find additional quick bites like giant bags of kettle corn, hot dogs, ice cream, and beverages. And since the show ran from 12pm-7pm, every Big Kid was bound to need a munchie or two!

And while much of the event happened outdoors, many of the standalone stores opened their doors for a closer look inside too. We checked out the host shop The Big Kid Store (above) and were blown away by all the cool things you can find here (and in other shops). It was like a walk down memory lane for collectors and pop culture enthusiasts born as early as the 1960s.

Keeping your eyes peeled, you could find the latest Marvel Legends figures by Hasbro, some international Pokemon products, original Kenner Star Wars toys, rare Transformers, and so much more! And with free admission & parking, how can you go wrong? The Big Kid Toy Show was a great time and even collected canned goods for Helping Hands Food Pantry to help families in need during this pandemic. So toy fans of all ages should stay tuned and definitely check out the next Big Kid Toy Show!

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