The annual toy extravaganza now known as ToyLanta happens in Atlanta, Georgia, next month. March 8-10 will see thousands of toy and pop culture collectors descend on the Marriott Century Center to buy toys and collectibles, attend panels, see artsts, special guests, cosplayers and Pop Culture cars, and indulge in the brotherhood (and sisterhood) of the toy fanatic.
Originally called “JoeLanta,” and dedicated to the original 12″ GI Joe, the convention has grown to include all toys and more. Folks who purchase the Commander’s Package get an exclusive limited edition action figure and can attend special events like the Film Festival, the Saturday night concert by Radio Cult, the State of the Hobby address, the Parachute Drop and more. All proceeds from ToyLanta go to benefit the Cody Lane Memorial Toy & Diorama Museum, which will hopefully find a permanent location very soon.
I will be telling you much more about ToyLanta here in PopCult over the next few weeks, as we gear up to head South for our annual meeting of the minds with fellow collectors. In the meantime, I present two short promo videos I just put together. The very short one is up top, and down below is the not-quite-as-short-but-not-terribly-long version.