TOYLANTA DATES AND TIMES
3pm-10pm
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
10am-6pm
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
10am-4pm

GENERAL ADMISSION

GENERAL ADMISSION

PREMIUM PACKAGE

Special Guests

\\Larry Hama

Larry is a writer, cartoonist, illustrator, actor, and musician who has worked in comics, tv & film.  He's best known as the writer of Marvel’s “GI Joe” & “Wolverine” comics. Most recently, he's the author of “The Death of Captain America” a prose novel for Marvel (hardcover) that features characters (Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Nick Fury) who are prominent in the new Captain America movie.

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\\Marty Abrams

Marty has lived and breathed the toy business for over 40 years. He started out in his family’s company, Mego, and has consistently made mega-hits with popular lines such as Magna Doodle, SkyDancers, Micronauts and early Nintendo launched in the U.S. There are now over 750,000 websites mentioning products by Mego, and its action figures are highly prized collectibles worth thousands of dollars. Mego Corporation manufactured the first comprehensive line of DC and Marvel characters, and there is even - believe it or not - a Mego Museum!Marty has been called the Father of Action Figures and a true pioneer of licensed products, once having his story and product gracing the cover of NY Times Magazine. He has also been featured in People Magazine, and there are no less than three books written about him. Now the head of I-Star Entertainment, he’s still filling mass market shelves around the globe.

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\\Dr. Mego

Over 20 years of providing MEGO fans with replacement parts!

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\\Larry Selman

  Larry Selman was born in Pennsylvania and raised in a military family. Following graduation from York Academy of Art in 1982, he built a successful career in the paperback novel illustration field. Collaborating with the top art directors and major publishers in New York and around the United States such as Bantam, Dell, Avon, Outdoor Life, New American Library, St. Martins and many more while establishing a reputation of excellence.

  As an illustrator his work appeared on many of the Classic Collection of GI Joe- over 125 pieces of box art in an 8 year span! Several ofthe illustrations received prestigious awards from the packaging industry.

  Leaving the illustration field he has been firmly established in the American historical art market for several years. Original works of art can be found at the US Army War College, Command and General Staff College Ft. Leavenworth and on bases and museums throughout the United States. He is the only artist to depict every era of American military history and every branch of service.
  Larry has also contributed to the Jurassic Park franchise with some amazing artwork!

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\\Tom Feister

Tom Feister is an Eisner award winning illustrator/ designer. His clients include Marvel Comics (IRON MAN, EXILES, FANTASTIC FOUR), DC Comics (LEGION, EX-MACHINA), Dynamite Entertainment (GRAND PASSION, TERMINATOR vs. ROBOCOP), IDW Publishing (GI JOE), Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Bento Box Entertainment (THE AWESOMES), and many more.  Currently Tom is a character designer for Floyd County Productions on an upcoming animated series he’s not allowed to talk about yet.

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\\Kyle Yaklin

Kyle Yaklin is a special FX artist in the Atlanta area. He creates make masks, prosthetics, props and makeup for collectors, film, and television.

As a child he was greatly influenced by classic horror and monster movies. In particular “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” and the “Godzilla” franchise. These films and others in the genre influenced Kyle’s work not only in special-FX, but in his drawing and sculpture as well.

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\\Shane Morton

SHANE MORTON is the mad scientist behind the Silver Scream FX LAB. At the age of 3 Shane Morton saw King Kong (’33) and he has been a monster maker ever since. In over 2 decades as a professional in the horror business he has worked with such greats as Stan Winston studios and Rob Zombie. He has designed and built horror attractions and haunted houses all over the country, the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse, being his biggest and best. You can see his recent film work in the indie, grindhouse hit Dear God No!, the upcoming Mandy, and on television with Adult Swim’s smash hit, Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, where he was the Art Director of Hell and supplied special effects and make-ups. He is the producer, writer, director, and lead actor of The Silver Scream Spook Show, which has been running for over 6 years now with 50 episodes and over 100 performances.

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Live Music

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\\Radio Cult

Since 2005, Radio Cult has performed over 800 shows including conventions, casinos, weddings, fraternity parties, corporate events and festivals as well as in bars, concert halls and other music venues from their hometown of Atlanta, GA all the way to Los Angeles, CA and London, UK. The members of Radio Cult LOVE to play in a band and it shows. When the band has fun, the crowd has fun and with Radio Cult the crowd really has a blast! So what are you waiting for? Check out Radio Cult today!

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\\Possum Kingdom Ramblers

Have you ever wondered what nerdgrass sounded like? Here's your chance! Be forwarned- you will hear songs about outer space and cats!

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\\When Ukuleles Attack

While cave-diving off the coast of Uketania, three amateur spelunkers accidentally disturbed a nest of wild ukuleles.  The explorers were mauled savagely, but a side effect of the bites caused two of them to instantly become adequate ukulele players, and one of them to become a blue gorilla who plays bass for some reason.  More importantly, the toxins boiling in their blood now compelled them to team up and spread the venom of ukulele music far and wide, as the band When Ukuleles Attack.

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\\Sass Parilla, The Singing Gorilla

Originally from the wilds of Borneo, Sass Parilla, the Singing Gorilla makes his home in Atlanta, Georgia. Refusing to do singing telegrams, Sass has set his sights on beating a better path for singing gorillas everywhere. You'll see him around town from time to time, as one of the few male members of the Doll Squad Burlesque Review, opening for and sitting in with friends around Atlanta, not to mention playing with fair regularity at the Star Bar in Little Five Points.

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Film Festival

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Amazingly creative fan films from all over the globe featuring all types of toys and action figures in all shapes and sizes. This has been a big event every year, so please arrive early to secure your seats! If you'd like to enter a film for possible inclusion, please contact Tim Weeden.

Joelanta's Famous Parachute Drop

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The Parachute Drop has been a long running tradition at Joelanta/Toylanta. Initially only one sixth GI Joes were given the honor but in recent years there have been a much wider variety of toys and action figures participating in this adventurous journey. From Monster High to Star Wars to GI Joe RAH and everything in between. The event takes place on Saturday night and all who have any of the 3 multiple day passes can participate. Be creative and let's see what you bring to the party.

 

Charity Auction

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Every year many generous folks donate original artwork, custom figures and sought after items to be Auctioned off. Proceeds go to The Cody Lane Memorial Toy and Diorama Museum a 501 (c) 3 organization that runs TOYLANTA.

 
 

EJ's Lobby Swap

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A fan favorite is EJ's Lobby Swap event created by TOYLANTA's MC himself Mr. EJ White. The event is open to anyone with a 3-day pass who can bring a tub of toys and collectibles to trade or sell with other attendees.

 

Pop Culture Car Show

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We are happy to announce that our Pop Culture Car Show will be back in 2020! Past shows have included greats like The Ghostbusters Quick Response Unit, The Batmobile, The Jurassic Park Jeep, and The Zombie Tactical Field and Response Team Vehicle. Come take some pictures and check out the merchandise!

 

Designer Toy Experience

LOCATION COMING SOON!
With the advancements in mold making, casting, and 3D printing, creative artists and toy fans alike are making their own one-of-a-kind and limited run toys for their own collections as well as for sale. Toylanta celebrates their innovation with an entire room devoted to creators! Check out the Designer Toy Experience at Toylanta 2020!

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