The Lansing Collectable Toy Comic and Record Show returns

‘Pop culture explosion’ heads back to Okemos Conference Center


Sunday, Nov. 10 @ Okemos Conference Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos.

FREE, all ages, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Hosted by Tesco’s Toys, an imprint owned by Lansing-punk legend Tesco Vee, The Lansing Collectable Toy Comic and Record Show spans 117 tables filled with retro goodies. The event is stacked with plenty of pop-culture collectibles from the ’50s to now. Enthusiasts of old-school toys, television, music, movies, posters and comics, may want to check out the sale, which covers two floors of the Okemos Conference Center. 

Now in its fourth installment, the free, all-ages event typically ushers in more than 1,200 fans from across the region. As for the sellers, they span far beyond Mid-Michigan.

“We will have new dealers at this show,” said Vee, best known as the lead vocalist of The Meatmen, the legendary Lansing punk band. “These sellers are from all over the place — Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. We sold out of vendor tables again. On top of that, Blue Owl Coffee will be slingin’ the joe and we’ll have a donation box for Punks With Lunch, which benefits Lansing’s homeless population —they accept gloves, scarves, hats, toiletries and snack items.”

As for Vee, at this show, he said his table will be stocked with “lots of vintage monster toys this time, along with tons of records and much more.”

Beyond selling, Vee said this re-occurring shindig is the perfect meeting place for like-minded folks, who all enjoy hunting for obscure gems.

“Mostly, I look forward to getting together with all my fellow toy geeks,” he said. “They all buy, sell and trade. People can bring anything they would like to sell. Dealers love buying at this show, as well.” 

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