The PopCult Toybox
Above you see two images of the ultra-cool “Kneeling Johnny,” created by Terry Ryder. Terry took some broken Johnnys and reassembled them into a fixed pose, then painted them to get a bronzed look. There are only ten of these, and I was was privileged to score one for my collection. It will have a place of honor.
This is a large part of my entire Marx haul. I’m trying not to accumulate quite so much until we get our storage and display issues sorted here at Stately Radio Free Charleston Manor. This was a small toy show pick up for me.
Legendary Defectors and Clownhole guitarist, John “Sham Voodoo” Estep, and his son, Grayson, with their cool space playset that they managed to snag. It’s always cool to see an old friend, and even cooler to see them find some great toys.
More toy porn. Control yourselves, people.
One of the many incredible playsets on display at the show.
Dave Roth caught in the act of making a Marx collector very happy.
The amazing Terry Ryder, with the amazing work of Lee and Grayson Bowling, a beautiful oversized wooden recreation of the plastic Johnny West travel case, complete with bas relief sculpting and gold lettering.
Always good to see cool stuff in the train room.
Even though my heart is in The JohnnyCon room.
The friendly staff at Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum checking in another happy collector.
We will have more Marx photos next week, including photos from The Marx Toy Museum, where your PopCulteer actually remembered to get his photo with some of his friends this time. Tomorrow, however, we turn our attention toward MEGO Meet.