This year’s Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo is this Saturday March 4th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday March 5th from 11am to 4pm at the Parkersburg Art Center. The show is put on by Classic Plastic Toy Store, Downtown PKB, and Parkersburg Art Center. Proceeds from the event go to the Parkersburg Art Center and Downtown PKB.
The expo will have guests Steve Cardenas the 2nd red ranger in Might Morphin Power Rangers and Tim Clarke who worked in Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and created the toy lines of Boglins and Sectaurs both days. Others of note are Remix Pro Wrestling will have their Remix Pro Riot Champion Jack Pollock at their table on Sunday, cosplay groups 501st, Mandalorian Mercs, and the WV Ghostbusters with their 30ft Stay Puft, local film production companies casts and crew of Dirty Candy Productions and Dizzyboy Productions, comic creators James Patrick and Jason Pell.
There will be vendors with toys, comics, cosplay items, collectables, movies, anime and manga, video games and systems, Pez, games, nerdy crafts, action figures, geeky accessories, and plenty more to look through. There will be artists at the expo selling prints and comics plus doing commissions, and caricatures. There will be two exclusive art prints at the show, one from Glen Brogan and one from Ren Mckinzie. DM’s Pizza Shop and Bombshell Cupcakes & Cookies will be selling food during the event as well.
There will be cosplay contest on Saturday with categories in Juniors, Original Design, Novice, Journeyman, and Master. The Industry Game Center will be running table top gaming this year. They will have an open game library both days, Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG events, Dicemasters Draft and Pokémon Draft tournaments on Saturday and a Hero Realms Tournament on Sunday. Rare Drops will be set up with retro gaming and tournaments. The Vienna Public Library will be hosting kid friendly events on Sunday like Superhero Story time, LEGO building, and Comic Book Crafting. Plus raffles.
On Saturday there will be a special event downtown called Savor Saturday. Several local restaurants will have samples of their food for only a $1. If you try every one that is offer you can enter to win tickets to the Taste of Parkersburg in June. Pokémon Go lures will be dropped at every stop along with way.
Admission is $8 for both days and $5 for one. Children 10 and under get in free with an adult.
This is shaping up to be the best year yet for the expo.