Toy Show to return to Royal Oak Farmers Market

By: Sarah Wojcik | Royal Oak Review | Published January 10, 2018

 Collectibles and memorabilia sit on display during the 2017 Royal Oak Toy Show at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. The Toy Show will come to the Farmers Market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 20.

Collectibles and memorabilia sit on display during the 2017 Royal Oak Toy Show at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. The Toy Show will come to the Farmers Market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 20.

Photo provided by Eric Olbrich

The Royal Oak Toy Show, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will return to the Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road, for the 15th year Jan. 20. Tickets cost $5 for adults, and children ages 12 and younger will be admitted for free.

“It’s a beautiful show featuring collectible and nostalgic pieces,” said Larry Barnett, of W&D Promotions. “There’s everything from trains, dolls, any kind of cartoons, movie memorabilia, sports memorabilia — there’ll be about 180 tables and about 50 dealers.”

Barnett said the event is a fun destination for children, collectors and those wishing to take a walk down memory lane.

This year, special emphasis will be placed on toys manufactured in the 1980s and 1990s, including Transformers, Thundercats, Hot Wheels and Legos.

“You can bring stuff to be appraised,” Olbrich said. “We buy, sell and trade.”

Other nostalgic items at the show include pinup posters, early advertising posters for products like Coca-Cola, children’s books, games and more, he said.

“I like anything motorcycle-related, Hot Wheels, anything Universal Monsters, Frankenstein,” Olbrich said. “We had a lady come in with one of the very first (video games) that you could play ‘Pong’ and ‘Space Invaders’ on, a really small little console that you see in the arcade. That came in at over $350.”

Parking is available at the Farmers Market, according to the release.

For more information about the Royal Oak Farmers Market, call (248) 246-3276 or visit www.romi.gov/389/Farmers-Market.