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Wednesday, 16th April, 2014  

James May needs You…….and your Action Man

Over the past 5 years, James May and his team on BBC 2’s James May’s Toy Stories have rewritten the rules of toy super-engineering. They’ve built the world’s longest Scalextric track, fashioned a 2-storey house entirely out of 3.5 million Lego bricks and driven a Meccano motorcycle around the 37-mile Manx TT course (albeit a bit slowly).

This year they’re going Supersonic. James wants to push the UK’s most iconic action figure, Action Man, through the sound barrier. And he needs your help….

At the NEC Toy Collectors Fair on 20th April, James and his Toy Stories team will be in attendance, hoping to recruit the best of the best, an Action Man with the brawn and the brain to accomplish this challenging mission.

If you think your Action Man has what it takes and would like to apply for an appointment at the recruitment desk at the fair, please email

You must include:
*A photograph of your Action Man
*A clear head and shoulders photograph of yourself with your Action Man
*A brief history of your Action Man (e.g. when did you buy him/what has been the most adventurous feat he has achieved so far)
*Why should your Action Man take part in this elite mission?

If your Action Man makes the grade you will be contacted with further details.

There will be a few walk-in appointments at the recruitment desk on the day, so even if you haven’t e-mailed, bring your Action Man along. Whilst we cannot guarantee that he will be seen by the recruitment officer, you never know - he and you could be the ones.

Sunday 20th April This great Aston Martin DB5 was seen at a recent show You can always find lots of models of cars at the NEC

NEC - Birmingham

Britain's BIGGEST Toy Collectors Fair

600 stalls full of toys and trains for sale

You can find an amazing range of new and old collectables for sale at this huge fair

Amongst the stalls will be the very latest Lego sets, rare 1950s Dinky Toys, Model Railways of all types, 1970s Star Wars Action Figures, Teddy Bears and much, much more!

Ther fair takes place in Hall 18 of the National Exhibition Centre. The NEC is located at junction 6 of the M42 motorway. There are excellent motorway links to the M1, M5, M6 and M40.
The postcode to use for Sat Navs is SK17 6XN

There is unlimited FREE PARKING for all Toy Fair visitors

Birmingham International Railway Station is located at the NEC and is just a short walk from Hall 18. These teddies were for sale at a recent show Buy Scalextric cars like these at the NEC

The Toy Fair is open from 10.30am - 3pm

Admission is £6.50 Adults, £6 Senior Citizens and £2 Children (under 5s are free)

Click here for more details about the NEC Toy Collectors Fair

The range of toys and models for sale at each event is huge. Items for sale include Model Railways, Diecast Model Cars, Lorries, Buses and Aeroplanes, Star Wars, Dr. Who and other Film and TV related Toys, Teddy Bears, Action Figures, Dolls, Scalextric, Disneyana, Jigsaws, Lego, Model Soldiers, Display Cases, Tinplate Toys, Games and much, much more!

Prices start from just a pound or two and can run up to several hundred pounds for the very rarest models.

If you have some toys or collectables that you are looking to sell, why not bring them along to one of the fairs - many of the dealers are always keen to buy and will pay top prices for your models on the spot. You could also try booking a stall yourself - many people find it a great way to turn surplus models into cash.

Whether you are new to Toy Collectors Fairs or a regular visitor, we hope you enjoy each fair you visit.


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Wednesday, 16th April, 2014
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