KC Collector Expo brings action figures, retro gaming, and much more to Independence this Sunday

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Jeremy Lewis’ collection from the expo. // Courtesy social media

They say if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself, and that’s just what Ed Mingus did with the KC Collector Expo.

After traveling across to shows as far as St. Louis, Iowa and Nebraska—including the very large Comicons—he found Kansas City lacking an affordable and local outlet for small vendors to have an outlet to sell their wares. As a salesman himself, he was frustrated during one period to have a seven month regional down period with absolutely no outlets. So he took it upon himself to launch a local event, for locals, by locals.

KC Collector Expo features 45 vendors, 110 tables, 8,000 square feet of wares.

There’s a Star Wars life-size selfie station, Irvzilla Hawaiian Grill food truck, an Ice cream truck, tons of vintage and toys like Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Lego, Hot Wheels. You’ll also see large amounts of card games like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic the Gathering, sports cards, sports autographs, collectibles, and more.

Mingus estimates there will probably be close to over 1,000 different Funko Pops and seven comic book dealers with over 10,000 books to choose from.

This event takes place on May 21st from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the DAV Hall at 14605 E. 40 Highway Kansas City, MO 64136. You can check out the event website.

Early bird tickets are $10 and allow entrance at 9 a.m. for those who want to be first to sample what the show has to offer. General admission is $5 and doors open at 10 a.m. Children 12 and under are free.

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