Wednesday, December 30, 2009

We were very lucky to have Joyce Dewitt & Priscilla Barnes from the TV comedy classic Three's Company attend our March 20, 2010 show. They were very well received by our attendees. Thanks again for their graciousness

Actress Ola Ray attended the show & was a hit at the show, as well. *****************************************************************************************

We had a Legends of Underground comics reunion at the show.
Spain Rodriguez, Dan O'neil, Ted Richards, John Thompson, Don Donahue and Mark Bode.
Early pioneers in the Underground comic scene attended.

*****All guests are subject to cancellation due to professional commitments.

Saturday, MARCH 20, 2010
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111

Early Bird 9 AM - 10:59 AM
General admission 11 AM - 4 PM

General Admission: $5.00
Kids Under 12: $2.50
Early Bird: $15.00

The Fairgrounds charges $8 for parking.
Dealers contact us today.
(8 foot long table).

240 tables of vintage to modern toys and collectibles! Too much variety to list....
Disneyana - Robots & TRANSFORMERS - Tonka Toys - Non-sports Cards - Comic Books & vinyl RECORDS rock n roll and many other genres of music - Celebrity Signed items - RARE STAR WARS & OTHER FILM POSTERS - Dolls - GI Joe's - LEGO Dealers -LEGOS- Art & Small Press

*****All guests are subject to cancellation due to professional commitments. .


Make sure to stop by their table and get an Autograph and take a photo with them.

Joyce Dewitt played Janet Wood in the all time favorite TV comedy show Three's Company.

Joyce began taking acting lessons when she was in high school. Although her father was hardly thrilled at his daughter's ambition, she persuaded him to let her major in theater in college. DeWitt soon moved to UCLA where she received her master's degree. After college, she worked as a legal secretary while at the same time going from audition to audition. Months passed before ABC offered her a choice of two comedy pilots but gave her only 24 hours to decide on which. After reading both scripts in a hurry, she chose the one about one guy living with two girls ("Three's Company" (1977)). She chose well - the other show never sold. She had been in numerous amounts of plays before but became familiar to everyone as the sensible, down-to-earth, football jersey wearing, brunette roommate, Janet Wood.

Priscilla Barnes was cast as Terri Alden on Three's Company .The part, which is Barnes' most famous role, brought her instant public recognition.

Barnes later appeared in the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill as Della Churchill, the ill-fated bride of CIA agent Felix Leiter, and in the 1995 Kevin Smith comedy Mallrats. Barnes appeared in The Devil's Rejects, a 2005 American horror film by writer/director Rob Zombie.


*****All guests are subject to cancellation due to professional commitments.

Time Tunnel Toys
532 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 298-1709

Hampton Inn
55 Old Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95111
(800) 601-6778

Ask for the Toy Show room discount at the Hampton Inn.

There were a few vintage Schwinn Bikes at the show.



Legendary Underground cartoonist SPAIN RODRIGUEZ attended our show.
Spain created the first underground tabloid Zodiac Mindwarp. His character TRASHMAN was an icon in underground newspapers. His graphic novel,Nightmare Alley was recently lauded in Time Magazine.

Dan Fogel from HIPPY COMIX was at the show as well.

Veteran underground creator, publisher, and retailer Dan Fogel provides a realistic and very informative guide to prices and how to determine printings. Comprising over 1800 titles and 5000 individual issues, there are 240 pages of listings, prices and photos.

Author and Creature Features host John Stanley attended the show.

For six years (1979-84) He hosted "Creature Features" at KTVU, Channel 2, in Oakland, CA, and it is those fascinating times I have tried to resurrect in the book "I WAS A TV HORROR HOST". I was preceded by Bob Wilkins, one of the most popular TV personalities in the San Francisco-Bay Area from 1971-78, and his story is told along with mine.
Pick up his book and get it signed.

Dan O'Neill made a rare appearance at our March 2o show.
He is an American underground cartoonist, creator of the syndicated comic strip Odd Bodkins and founder of the underground comics collective the Air Pirates.
O'Neill decided to become an underground comic book mogul and gathered other young artists into a collective called the Air Pirates, whose members included Bobby London, Gary Hallgren, Shary Flenniken and Ted Richards. Their two-issue series Air Pirates Funnies included parodies of Mickey Mouse, spearheading his free-speech case in the "Mouse Liberation Front" campaign.

Also, Artist Ted Richards attended the March show.
Ted created several comic strips during my ten years as a full-time cartoonist. Listed below are the two most popular, along with some examples you can read:

The Forty Year Old Hippie represents a large body of work for me, and was very popular in the late '70's and early '80's". The character is based upon some old hippies I knew while I was living in Cotati, California and some autobiographical experiences while raising my daughter in San Francisco.

Mellow Cat: This strip is based upon a real person from La Jolla, California, who was known around Surfer Publications as "Mellow Cat," an avid surfer, turned skateboard guru. Mellow Cat was the first skateboard cartoon strip and appeared in Skateboarder Magazine from 1978 to 1981.

Artist Mark Bode was at our show.
Movie Director Zack Snyder will be making his comic COBALT 60 into a major motion picture release.

Mark Bode was born in Utica, New York. He is the son of the legendary cartoonist Vaughn Bode.

Mark is best known for his work on COBALT 60 and as the creator of the hit comic Miami Mice.

Bode attended The Art School in Oakland, California. His first professional job was for Heavy Metal Magazine when he was asked to color his father's black and white strip Zooks, the First Lizard in Orbit when he was fifteen. He was a fine arts major at The School of Visual Arts in New York City and studied animation and etching at San Francisco State University. His publications include GYRO COMICS, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, COBALT 60 (the graphic novel), GWAR comics and LIZARD of OZ.

DON DONAHUE made a Rare appearance at our show.
Don was on the ground floor of publishing underground Comics.
His company was Apex Novelties.

In January 1967, Robert Crumb moved to California, where he did some comics for a magazine called Yarrowstalks. His work was so well received they asked him to do a whole comic book, and soon the first issue of Zap was ready. The publisher however disappeared with all of the original artwork. Crumb, who had not only saved xeroxes of his work, but was already halfway with the next issue of Zap, found Don Donahue and Charles Plymell willing to publish it. So it is that the material for the second Zap comic was published as Zap #1, after which the older material for the first issue was printed as Zap #0. All of these have become collector's items.

John Thompson was at our show as well. He is an Early Underground artist.

Special appearance by Artist EMONIC

Emonic (aka Emo Gonzales) has been creating art since he was a child. As a youth he was heavily influenced by skateboarding, comic books, music, movies and graphic design.When working on projects he will often employ a mix of mediums ranging from traditional means to digital manipulation. He is a self-taught artist, however he does hold an A.S. degree in Multi-Media. Emo has begun to receive recognition through his various freelance work for local musicians and other businesses in the South bay. He Currently resides in Milpitas, CA where he works with his brother Chemix on future projects. EMONIC.NET

We are very happy to have AMANDA from LUCKY PUNK CO. attending the show.

She creates fun, unique and affordable jewelery and Accessories.
Hey Kats and Kittens make sure to stop by her booth and pick something up.

She specializes in hair accessories and jewelry inspired by rock n' roll and pop culture. "I make this stuff so people like you can look great in what you're wearing." Life's too short to be dull & boring so why not add some flair? All these items are hand made by myself and I take great pride in my work so my customers can enjoy it as much as I do. Prices are affordable so you don't have to break the bank to look good by adding some more personality to your style.

ANDY RISTAINO- Artist/Writer/Animator/Graphic Illustrator based out of San Francisco, CA. Best known for his work on two comic books series published through SLG, Life As A Fetus and The Babysitter. Both are collected into graphic novels. Andy also has a sketchbook collection titled Night of the Living Vidiots. He has artwork that's seen print in Meathaus SOS, The Maxx, Oz Squad, Coilhouse, Nickelodeon Magazine, Image's Popgun, Pet Noir and Hi-Fructose. As a zinester, he's released his own zine titled Skronked. Andy is also a musician in the band Shy Grape.

Mr.Lobo- Who is Mr. Lobo? Is he friend or foe? Will he save late night television or destroy it? Shrouded in the obsidian mystique of a formless void, this innovative horror host presides over Cinema Insomnia from the regal heights of the finest rocking chair that 1971 had to offer. The nationally syndicated show has been seen in over 30 television markets - The 2006 Halloween spectacular had a footprint of 45 Million households. Mr. Lobo is an advocate for 'Bad Movies'. In fact, he claims, "They're not bad movies just misunderstood". Mr.Lobo has also written & drawn comic books such as Fal Brand Funny Pages, Nuke Nova, The Queen of Trash and later this year, 13 Hosts. He is the mortal enemy of WWE Wrestler Chris Jericho and has also appeared in the horror host documentary "American Scary" and is set to start filming in the Plan 9 From Outer Space remake, "Plan 9" as the character Criswell.

Paul Allen- Artist/Writer of the comic book "BrAiNs". BrAiNs is about the creepy little town of Creepsville and it's inhabitance. Where everything bizarre, wrong and abnormal are the norm. Where zombies rome the graveyards, monsters creep under your beds, serial killers stalk the streets and aliens invade your backyard. A town where the thing you fear the most may well be your local sheriff! Strap in your seatbelts and get ready. Descend into the madness of our BrAiNs! Little is known about the mysterious Paul Allen. Some say he was kept away from sunlight as a child due to photosensitivity. Others thought something more dubious caused him to dwell in the night after a vacation to a small village in Eastern Europe 1987. An artistic side of him began to fester upon his arrival back to the States. Drawn to the darker side of things, Allen is working on his Horror/Comedy "Brains" comic book. It is believed that Paul has worked on the following comic book projects: The Nose Ninja, Dox Paradox, Slam Bang. This has not been confirmed nor denied. Paul will be available for commissions of disturbing images.


If you make your own clothing , jewelry or Art make sure to contact the San Jose Super Toy show management. We would like to add you to the show. We would like to broaden the content of the show...

*****All guests are subject to cancellation due to professional commitments.

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