A look at the Star Wars collectibles I found at Soda City Comic Con
Today I took my kids to the third annual Soda City Comic Con in Columbia, SC. The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center was the perfect locale for the occasion. The floor room was full of vendors selling art, jewelry, games, comic books, and of course what I went there for, toys. You grownups call them “collectibles,” I believe. I wanted to share with you some of the goodies I was able to snag.
One of the first things we picked up was this sweet coloring book. This particular coloring book was published by Disney and this is the Lootcrate Edition. It has 30 different pictures to color and only cost a few bucks.
My eight year old son has a thing for the Funko plush toys, so we were pretty stoked when we found Jabba the Hutt with Salacious Crumb.
There were so many awesome action figures! I was especially happy to find Prince Xizor, 8D8 and Ishi Tib. In case you were wondering, Maul and Xizor will be staying in the package — we are totally playing with the rest.
I’ll be honest with you; I think I missed a lot of toys around the Episode I era. This Opee is freaking scary! He already ate Sebulba I think…
This Power of the Force Yoda on Dagobah set is going to look fantastic in my Star Wars sanctuary.
Don’t be fooled — these aren’t actually Legos! But really, can you tell the difference? For the price I paid, I can’t complain at all. The boys love them. Some of my favorites are Darth Nihilus, Darth Revan, Darth Malgus, Satele Shan, M-OC and of course, Wicket!
I have been wanting one of these for a long time. This is a Photo Slate depicting an AT-AT attack during WWII. P.S. Punch more Nazis!
I saved the best for last! Confession time: the Ewok Village was my favorite playset as a child. (I even heard someone say, “someone is buying their childhood,” when we passed them!) As I type this, my four year old boy is playing with it, so I believe my job is done as a father.
I hope you enjoyed the things we found at Soda City Comic Con. What were some of the best things you ever purchased at a comic con? In fact, what were your favorite toys as a kid, and would you still play with them today? Please share this article, leave me a comment, and let’s continue the conversation on twitter @starwarschief!
And as always, may the Force be with you!
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