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Ralphie and the Christmas Story Gang

Ralphie and the gang are excited about the first ever Santa's Toyland Show presented and sponsored by RetroRama Collectibles.

A “Pop” In Culture

By Ed Tucker


Collectibles  shows  are  nothing  new  to  the  gang  at  Retrorama  Collectibles  in  Jacksonville,  Florida.    Most  of  the  current  staff  worked  with  a  similar  group,  the  North  Florida  Toy  &  Collectibles  Association  back  when  these  types  of  shows  were  all  the  rage  in  the  mid  to  late  90’s.    Then  a  selling  phenomenon  called  eBay  knocked  the  collecting  world  for  a  loop  and  all  but  the  largest  and  hardiest  of  these  shows  fell  by  wayside  almost  over  night.  It’s  been  over  a  decade  since  eBay  overturned  the  landscape  and  some  interesting  changes  have  been  on  the  rise.

 

According  to  Retrorama  co-founder  Dan  Tuchmann,  “we  found  that  dealers  were  growing  tired  of  all  the  rules,  regulations,  and  fees  associated  with  eBay  and  they  really  missed  the  days  of  in  person  shows”.    Sensing  that  the  time  was  right  in  Jacksonville  to  bring  these  shows  back,  Tuchmann  partnered  up  with  some  fellow  collectors  and  the  Retrorama  Collectibles  Show  was  born  in  early  2012.    “It’s  a  different  world  now  than  it  was  close  to  twenty  years  ago  when  we  started  doing  this  the  first  time”  said  Tuchmann,“the  economy  is  down  but  people  are  still  looking  for  affordable  entertainment  they  can  take  their  families  to  and  nostalgia  shows  are  perfect  for  that.”   

 

In  addition  to  being  fun  for  all  age  groups,  collectors  are  always  going  to  want  to  collect  and  no  amount  of  virtual  reality  on  a  computer  can  compare  to  actually  holding  an  item  in  your  hands  before  deciding  to  purchase  it  or  not.    Collectibles  shows  are  also  great  places  to  make  new  friends  and  share  information  about  the  hobby  of  collecting  with  like-minded  people.  After  all,  most  dealers  are  collectors  themselves  and  everyone  enjoys  talking  about  their  collection.  “I  consider  us  very  fortunate  to  have  the  mix  of  vendors  that  we  do”  says  Tuchmann  “we  have  a  lot  of  people  who  come  to  the  show  looking  for  information  on  items  that  they  can’t  find  elsewhere  and  our  dealers  are  always  happy  to  help  them  out.”

Ho Ho Holy smoke kids, Retrorama Collectibles has a special Christmas present for all the good little boys and girls in North Florida! Forget about family, food, and decorations, we know what Christmas is really about -- TOYS! By popular demand of our vendors, Retrorama Collectibles is proud to announce Santa's Toyland, a Christmas toy show, on Sunday December 7 in Jacksonville, Florida. This will be a perfect opportunity for the whole family to do their Christmas shopping and get some truly unique and special gifts from our truly unique and special vendors!

This show is sponsored by Retrorama Collectibles and will be held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in Mandarin located at 3130 Hartley Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. This is right off of San Jose Blvd. and close to the I-295 exit for San Jose. Show hours are 10AM to 4PM. Adult admission to this special event is only $3.00 per person and children 12 and under are free with an adult. Special discount table rates are also available while they last. E-mail
dtuchmann@jaxretrorama.com for more details.

Don't miss your chance to shop with vendors specializing in old and new toys and other cool items. They will have a large selection of great gifts including Barbie, G.I. Joe, The Beatles, Mego, Hot Wheels, Star Wars, He-Man and much more. You can get a really special gift for everyone on your Christmas list without driving all over town and spending a fortune! This is one show that is all about the toys!



Variety  also  plays  an  important  part  in  the  Retrorama  Collectible  Shows  so  you  wouldn’t  be  surprised  to  find  original  twelve  inch  G.I.  Joe  figures,  movie  posters,  records,  or  even  vintage  clothing  and  jewelry  all  in  the  same  room.    With  so  much  on  display,  it’s  also  easy  to  find  items  that  fit  almost  any  budget  so  young  and  old  alike  can  add  to  their  collections.    While  it  isn’t  a  hard  and  fast  rule,  the  Retrorama  shows  try  to  put  the  emphasis  on  vintage  collectibles  from  before  1990.  “We  encourage  dealers  to  stock  quality  and  unique  items  that  are  least  twenty  to  twenty-five  years  old  or  older”  said  Tuchmann,  “we  realize  that  popular  culture  can  be  a  broad  theme  so  we  don’t  mind  if  they  have  some  more  recent  merchandise  but  we  find  that  most  customers  at  our  shows  are  looking  for  the  kinds  of  items  that  aren’t  easily  available  elsewhere.”    As  the  old  saying  goes,  everything  old  is  new  again!

 

The  Retrorama  gang  has  pulled  out  all  the  stops  for  their  next  show  on  December 7th,  2014  at  the  Ramada  Inn  Conference  Center  in  the  Mandarin  area  of  Jacksonville.  With  so  much  going  on  it’s  a  little  hard  to  believe  the  admission  price  is  kept as low as possible but,  as  Dan  Tuchmann  is  quick  to  point  out,  “we  try  to  make  our  shows  accessible  to  as  many  people  as  possible,  we  know  these  aren’t  easy  times  for  a  lot  of  folks  but  we  also  realize  that  if  they  have  a  good  time  without  blowing  their  budget,  they’ll  be  back.”  Parking is free and advance adult general admission is $3.00 children 12 and under are free with adult paid admission or $2.00. It’s  a  trip  down  memory  lane  for  some  and  a  chance  to  peruse  for  fantastic  finds  for  others  but  it  all  boils  down  to  a  lot  of  fun  for  everyone  at  a  Retrorama  Show.

Comic Books, Toys, Star Wars, Star Trek, Wonder Woman, Vintage Collectibles, Antiques, Big Jim, GI Joe, Planet of the Apes, Board Games. (Click on image to purchase discounted advance tickets).

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    110 Cumberland Park Dr.
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    St. Augustine, Florida 32085
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    Store Hours / Wed - Thur 10 am - 6 pm / Fri -Sat 10 am - 7 pm / Sun 2 pm - 6 pm / Closed Monday & Tuesday
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    2415 Blanding Blvd. Ste 7
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    1124 N 3rd St
    Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250
    (904) 732-0400
    Store Hours / Tue-Thur 11 am - 8 pm / Fri 11 am -1 am / Sat 11 am - 9 pm / Sun 12 noon - 5 pm / Closed Monday
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    5800 Beach Blvd. Suite 109
    Jacksonville, Florida 32207
    Store Hours / Mon - Thur 12:00 noon - 9:00 pm / Fri - Sat 12:00 noon - 10:00 pm / Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Superhero Hive Comics
    2724 Park St
    Jacksonville, Florida 32205
    (904) 389-3312
    Store Hours / Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm / Thu-Sat 12:00 noon - 8:00 pm / Sun 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm / Closed Monday
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    3733 Southside Blvd # 7
    Jacksonville, Florida 32216
    (904) 641-3335
    Store Hours / Tue 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm / Wed-Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm / Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm /
    Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Closed Monday
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    5509 Roosevelt Blvd.
    Jacksonville, Florida 32444
    Store Hours / Sun- Thur: 11 am to 9 pm / Fri: 11 am to Midnight / Sat: 11 am to 9 pm

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Lew Temple
as seen on
THE WALKING DEAD
The Walking Dead

Lew Temple played Axel on the Walking Dead.

Lew Temple has spent the last twenty years appearing in some of the biggest cult films of recent times including The Devil’s Rejects and the 2007 Halloween remake, both directed by Rob Zombie.  He was the ill-fated sheriff in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and even provided voice work for the popular animated family film Rango.  In 2014, he starred as oil tycoon Ellis Wyatt in the third installment of the controversial Atlas Shrugged film series.  He is best known, however, for his work on one of the top rated shows on television, The Walking Dead.  He portrayed Axel, one of a group of inmates discovered when the cast seeks refuge in an apparently abandoned prison.  Temple’s character was the longest lived and most popular of this group and is best remembered for one of the most startling deaths to date on the show.  Mr. Temple will be joining us from Los Angeles, California.
Veronica Carlson
A Hammer Studios
Elite Actress
Hammer Actress Veronica Carlson

Veronica Carlson seen opposite Christopher Lee in Dracula has Risen from the Grave

Beautiful Veronica Carlson is a member of an elite group of actresses best known for their work with Hammer Studios in England, where classics horror films were revived throughout the 60’s and 70’s.  She has starred opposite horror icons Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee  in films like Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must be Destroyed, and The Ghoul.  She also played opposite Ralph Bates in Horror of Frankenstein and David Niven in the spoof Old Dracula.  After retiring from acting in the 90’s, she has become a highly recognized artist whose paintings often honor many of her previous co-stars.
Suzanna Leigh
A Hammer Studios
Elite Actress
Hammer Actress Suzanna Leigh

A Queen of “Hammer Glamour” Suzanna Leigh in The Lost Continent.

Another queen of “Hammer Glamour”, Suzanna Leigh found acting success on both sides of the pond.  Her feature film career actually began in the United States when she co-starred with Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965’s Boeing Boeing and then with none other than Elvis Presley in Paradise Hawaiian Style.  She would remain close friend with “The King” for the remainder of his life.  After returning to her native England, Ms. Leigh fought The Deadly Bees for Amicus Studios before surviving both The Lost Continent and Lust for a Vampire for Hammer.  In one of her later roles, she starred opposite Harry Nilsson and former Beatle Ringo Starr in the rock and roll monster romp, Son of Dracula.  Suzanna Leigh has graciously agreed to make her second appearance at a Retrorama show.
Arch Hall Jr.
The Bad Boy of
the Hot Rod Epics
Bad Boy Archie Hall Jr.

Arch Hall Jr. made his big screen debut in the 1961 teen hot rod epic The Choppers.

When your father is an actor, writer, producer, and director with a mile long list of credits, it’s not hard to be bitten by the film bug yourself.  Arch Hall, Jr. made his big screen debut in the 1961 teen hot rod epic The Choppers and immediately cemented his screen persona as a teenage rebel.  He followed this by playing a dune buggy riding guitarist who saves his girlfriend from a love sick caveman in Eegah!  This was also an early starring role for the gargantuan Richard Kiel.  This was followed by turns as a very Charles Manson like psychopath in The Sadist, a spy in The Nasty Rabbit, and another Billy the Kid in Deadwood ’76.  He is probably best remembered for his lead role in the almost autobiographical Wild Guitar playing an up and coming musician battling the corrupt entertainment industry.  Mr. Hall was also the lead singer of the group Arch Hall and the Archers.  In addition to providing the soundtracks for several of his films, The Archers also scored a minor regional hit with the jazz fusion songs Monkey in My Hat Band and Konga Joe. 
Chris King
The Talented
Artist Extrodinair
Artist Chris King

A talented artist of several mediums and styles of artwork.

Bio Coming Soon...
To Be Announced
Character Actor David Polk

A talented character getting recognized as "Hey you that Guy".

Bio Coming Soon...
Watch this for an independent review of the Retr-O-Rama Collectible Show. This was done by a paying attendee of the show. Awesomely Sweet.
The Retr-O-Rama Collectible show were everyone can find awesome MONSTER deals. For constant updates follow us on twitter @jaxretrorama
Visit the following shops and ask for the discount coupon for 20% off Adult General Admission.
The Creature From the Black Lagoon's creature himself, Ricou Browning will be at The Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Show. Sunday, August 10th, from 10am - 4 pm at the Ramada Conference Center in Mandarin. Don't forget to Follow us on Face Book pop.retrorama.
Looking for Vintage Toys, Rare Comic Books, hard to find Lego Kits, Custom Art Work from in demand artists? Then watch this for the answer and don't forget to laugh.
Retr-O-Rama Collectibles the show were you can get top dollar for your collectibles all our dealers are willing to BUY, SELL, or TRADE.
PayPal Instructions send payment to nflatoys2003@yahoo.com Please make all Personal or Cashiers checks or US Postal Money Orders out to Dan Tuchmann and Mail to PO Box 24866 Jacksonville, Fl 32257 Coming Soon -- Under Construction
DEALER LIST AS
DEALER NAME:
 1. A to Z Collectibles…….………....…

 2. Aaron O'Laughlin………..…......…

 3. Joe Esparza……….…..............……

 4. Brandie Ricketts………....…………

 5. Captain Cosmos Collectibles…….

 6. Charles Stevens…….…….........…

 7. Ronald Cerino………..........………

 8. Children's Miracle Network…....

 9. Chris King Artist.………….........…

10. Chuck Zsolnai Artist………....……

11. Matt Adams......………....…………

12. Collector's Corner…………...……

13. David Redding…………………..…

14. Dead Formats…………………..…

15. Tom Buby………….....…………..…

16. Video Game Rescue……..…….....

17. AWA Inc................…………...……..

18. GW Collectibles…………….........

19. Jack Shultz……………….............

20. Jason Gawronski………….......…

21. JM Collectibles……………...........

22. Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS).....


23. John Kovacs………………..........

24. Ed Carruba...........……………..……

25. NFLATOYS……….…………............

26. Past & Present Comics………......

27. PopRetrorama…….…………..........

28. Ray Anderson………………..……..

29. Spencer Boulter…………..………

30. Stephan Moore………………..……

31. Tom's Comics……………...............

32. Tony Hines……….………................

33. Travis Shrider……........................

34. Rachel Walton............................

35. Nathan Szerdy Artist ..................

36. Christopher Jones .................

37. Ed Litzinger ........................

38. Lars Lundquist...................


39. Deborah Baker..........................

40. Keith Loftus...............................

41. Robert Cavallo..........................

42. Tom Baker.................................

43. Tony Garcia..................................

44. Zack Nettles................................
OF July 6, 2014
SPECIALIZING IN:
Vintage Toys, Lunch Boxes, and Games

Vinyl Records

Toys and Comics

Barbie dolls and Accessories

Vintage  toys  from  the  1950's  to  Now

Comics, Toys, & Marbles

Comics, Action Figures, & Hess Trucks

Charitable Donations for Kids Medical Needs

Retro Card Game Artwork

Comic Book and Custom Artwork

Beatles Collectibles & TV Toys

Vintage  Collectibles  of  all  Kinds

Action Figures and Action Figure Series

Vintage Star Stars, Star Trek, and Toys

Vynal Records, CDs, & Posters.

Vintage Vdeo Games

Autographs

Star Wars, Action Figures, and Vintage Toys

Vintage Toys and Action Figures

Hot Wheels, G.I. Joe, Legos

Star Wars, He-Man

Role Playing Games, Warhammer, Magic the Gathering

Star Wars

Action Figures, Mego Toys, Pop Culture Collectibles

Borad Games, Movie & TV  Collectibles, Disneyana,

Golden, Silver, Bronze Age of Comics

GI JOE,  Star Wars, Movie & TV Collectibles

B-Movie  DVDs;  SCI-FI,  HORROR, &  others

Toys and Comics

Star Wars, Legos, Board Games

Golden,  Silver,  &  Bronze  age  of  Comics

Golden and Silver Age Comic Books

New and Vintage Toys 

Vintage Toys

Comic Book, Custom & Original Artwork

Comics from the 80's and 90's

Antique Toys & Movie Memorabilia

Monster In My Closet - 80's Toys, Masters of the universe, TMNT, Transformers

Collectibles

Comics & Vintage Toys

McFarland & Action Figures

Toys, Cards, Comics

Japanese Retro, Model Kits, Collectibles

Vintage Toys
Children's Miracle Network

Come to the show and help the Children's Miracle Network with donations.



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About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America. Each year over 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. Locally, Children’s Miracle Network of Jacksonville/Brunswick benefits the pediatric programs at Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
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