ATLANTA -- G.I. Joe might parachute in. Barbie may show up without Ken. Batman and Spider-Man could provide security.
When America’s Toy Scout, Joel Magee, arrives in town, he’s got one thing on his mind: Toys!
Magee gained national prominence serving as the Disney expert of the TV show “Pawn Stars.” Now, the collector is on the road looking for Pez dispensers, Star Wars and Beatles memorabilia, superhero figurines, baseball cards, 1940-60s comic books, Shirley Temple dolls and more.
“The types of toys and memorabilia that people dust off and bring to the show are too diverse to list," Magee said. “You cannot fathom the toys and games people have saved for decades.”
Magee’s Vintage Toy Buying Show visits Atlanta next week. The Courtyard Marriott Atlanta Windy Hill/Ballpark hosts the event on Sunday to Wednesday. The show is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and is free to attend. Magee encourages guests to bring their old toys to the show. He might make them an offer that can’t be refused.
Speaking of vintage toys, show visitors won’t want to miss one of the rarest Hot Wheels cars ever made. It’s a 1968 Custom Camero that was an Enamel White prototype which was never meant to be sold. Magee calls it the “Holy Grail” of matchbox cars and believes a designer brought the car home for his kids to play with, so it ended up in circulation. The toy collector believes it’s worth $100,000.
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