Amidst some of the soggiest weather we’ve had since April, fans, super-fans and the curious alike flocked to Pearkes Recreation Centre for Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair on Oct. 14. The magical thing about hobby fairs and conventions like this is that even the most dismissive naysayers are nostalgically transported back to their childhood. Whether it be vintage dolls, collectable comics, pop-culture idol costumes or local artists, there is something for everyone at the fair. Don’t miss out on Victoria’s next Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair on May 5, 2013.
Hailing from the local branch of the 501st, Yves Ho, Steve Lewis and Dawn Richardson were suited up and taking photos with fans in front of the Millennium Falcon.
Jeremy Sellars, Mike “The Bike” Harrington, Kaleb Sparrow, Tony “R-Star” Harrington, Craig Sellars and Kyle Veld from local non-profit community organization AC/BC (Angels Chopper Bicycle Club) stand behind their hard work: a custom chopper bike made in honour of Gene Simmons.
Nadine Taylor’s table at the fair presented a wide assortment of dolls from the 1930s and ’40s, as well as some Canadian dolls including a Pippi Longstocking doll based on the 1997 CBC cartoon series.
Show attendees found new ways to keep their geeky friends squeaky clean thanks to Brianne Jones and her local soap business, Nerdy Fresh.
Randall Carnell had terrifying custom masks for all your halloween needs.