As you may know, Toy Collector went to the amazing Houten NAMAC fair in the Netherlands this past weekend. And we've got the pics to prove it!
First, we stopped off to visit Henri at www.TinyToyCars.com, which was a great way to start the trip off - there's more about our visit to him to come, but for now, here's Henri and some of my helpers in the shop, which is a veritable Aladdin's cave of diecast!
The next morning, we got to the venue nice and early and set up our stand. Our very cool huge billboard backdrop did raise a few eyebrows when we were setting it up!
The event was well-attended, although we were told by our member jclevering who came with us that it had been bigger - this one was taking place during peak holiday season, however, so some collectors and dealers were likely on vacation.
But enough photos of attendees - here's what you want to see: all the great stuff that was there!
Corgi, Dinky and more!
Next door was lots of great white metal goodness!
Setting out the trucks!
And the Lion-Car trucks. And the very cool tinplate Miura, Peugeot 402 and more!
Lots of Siku!
Spare parts & customising accessories galore for any truck you care to name!
Blurry Bburago! (Sorry about that! I must not have been holding the camera straight!)
Fire Engine specialist. There were quite a lot of stalls that had one main theme, like this one.
Pink Teleguide Citroen DS, anyone? Or how about some Buby, a Spot-On or a Dinky or two?
Solido, Nacoral and tinplate! Gorgeous!
Matchbox, Dinky, Siku, Corgi... take your pick!
Construction was another highly popular subject.
Lots of high-detail 1/18 scale models too, including Kyosho and Norev
And so were big, modern trucks like these from WSI.
Packing up some Porsches at the end of the day!