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Big Comic Book Sale Today!  150 long boxes to be searched!  Books are $1 each, with volume discount!  Fill a long box fo...
07/28/2019

Big Comic Book Sale Today! 150 long boxes to be searched! Books are $1 each, with volume discount! Fill a long box for $100!

07/27/2019

BIG $1.00 SALE!
4101 Plantation Rd
Starts tomorrow,
July 28, 10:00 AM!

07/20/2019
The Urban Alchemist

The Urban Alchemist

“Baby in a Bowl” - touch-controlled lamp I made from a doll’s head atop a repurposed antique Victorian silverplate muffin dish dating to 1885. Touch once for dim, again for bright and again for Off. Available for sale.
#repurposedlighting #interiordesign #dollheadlamp #halloween #halloweenlamp #spookylamp #accentlamp #nightlights

Super cool lamp. 😉
06/27/2019

Super cool lamp. 😉

“Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a lamp!”
Lamp I made from a VERY tall “Jakks Pacific” Superman figure, with posable head, legs, arms and hands. He is 31” tall, so about 40% life-size! Available for sale.
#superman #supermanlamp #clarkkent #repurposedlighting #christopherreeve #superhero #dccomics #metropolis #dailyplanet #actionhero #lexluthor #jimmyolsen

If anyone is interested in The Simpsons figures and playsets, I’m having an auction on Facebook. The group name is Colle...
06/11/2019

If anyone is interested in The Simpsons figures and playsets, I’m having an auction on Facebook. The group name is Collector’s Toy Shoppe and Auction House. Let me know by PM if you have any questions. Message me on my profile, Michelle Freshwater.

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06/01/2019

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06/01/2019

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Tomorrow at New River Valley Fairgrounds in Dublin, VA!  More photos to follow.
06/01/2019

Tomorrow at New River Valley Fairgrounds in Dublin, VA! More photos to follow.

04/27/2019

I'll be at NRVcon today at University Mall in Blacksburg! Come check us out!

Mayberry Furniture & Antique Mall
02/15/2019

Mayberry Furniture & Antique Mall

Thousand of collectible comics to choose from. Only $1 each! Come look for your favorites! We will even give you a stool to make you comfortable while you search! 😊

I’m going to be at the big lick con this weekend packed with all I can carry. Stop by please at the Bergland Center Satu...
02/07/2019

I’m going to be at the big lick con this weekend packed with all I can carry. Stop by please at the Bergland Center Saturday and Sunday February 9th and 10th. Thank y’all

Ready to go at the Charlotte Toy, Sportscard, and Comics Show!
12/01/2018

Ready to go at the Charlotte Toy, Sportscard, and Comics Show!

We’ll be starting December in Charlotte Nc at the Inside Pitch toy show. We’re hoping to see you there. 12/1 & 12/2
12/01/2018

We’ll be starting December in Charlotte Nc at the Inside Pitch toy show. We’re hoping to see you there. 12/1 & 12/2

Today from 10-4 at the New River Community College!  Come by and see us, admission is free!
10/27/2018

Today from 10-4 at the New River Community College! Come by and see us, admission is free!

NRCC Comic-Con
10/26/2018

NRCC Comic-Con

"Robin, Old Chum, it's that time of year! The NRCC Comic-Con 2018 is shining the Bat-Signel , calling for our attendance on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Edwards Hall on the campus of New River Community College in Dublin, VA.! To the Batmobile! Atomic batteries to power, turbines to speed!" Same Convention time, same Convention place!!!

Hello friends. When toys were fun is going to be at the NRCC Con tomorrow. Saturday October 27th. New River Community Co...
10/26/2018

Hello friends. When toys were fun is going to be at the NRCC Con tomorrow. Saturday October 27th. New River Community College in Dublin Va has been hosting this one day show for a few years now and it’s always fun. Buy sell trade, comics toys, pop culture items. They have contests and panels. It’s a good time. Please come out if you can.

Big Lick Comic Con
10/24/2018

Big Lick Comic Con

#GuestofHonorAnnouncement! The incredible Ross Marquand! Known as "Aaron" on The Walking Dead and "Red Skull" on Avengers #InfinityWar we cannot wait to welcome him to Big Lick Comic Con 2019! He will be on site both days, Feb. 9 and 10 at the Berglund Center for photos, autographs and our Walking Dead/Avengers Q&A Panel! We are so excited! Get your tickets now at www.biglickcomiccon.com and don't miss the fun!

We are getting ready to get on with it. Roanoke Comic Con today upstairs at tanglewood mall. 10/3  10am until 4pm.  Plea...
10/13/2018

We are getting ready to get on with it. Roanoke Comic Con today upstairs at tanglewood mall. 10/3 10am until 4pm. Please stop by if you can. Thank you for all of your support.

Danville Comic Con is really coming off well so far. If you’re an autograph seeker, comic toy or record collector, peopl...
09/22/2018

Danville Comic Con is really coming off well so far. If you’re an autograph seeker, comic toy or record collector, people watcher. Is a great time

Up and moving this morning in Dublin at the Pulaski fair grounds ready to meet greet and make deals. Hope y’all can make...
09/22/2018

Up and moving this morning in Dublin at the Pulaski fair grounds ready to meet greet and make deals. Hope y’all can make it out

We are splitting our forces this weekend. Michelle is at the Pulaski county flea market. New river valley fair grounds i...
09/22/2018

We are splitting our forces this weekend. Michelle is at the Pulaski county flea market. New river valley fair grounds in Dublin Va and I’ll be doing my best to keep it together at the Danville Comic Con. Hope y’all can make it to one or both

09/11/2018

We will be at the rescheduled Flea Market!

The Urban Alchemist
09/03/2018

The Urban Alchemist

***LAMP SOLD*** "Quoth the Raven"... Halloween lamp I made from a figure of a raven perched on a branch. Mounted on solid walnut base with squirrel-cage Edison bulb hanging from its beak. Available for sale. #edgarallenpoe #quoththeraven #nevermore #repurposedlighting #halloween #halloweenlamp

08/24/2018
We have a show this Saturday at the Salem Civic Center. It’s call the Virginia vintage comic book show. Please join us i...
08/22/2018

We have a show this Saturday at the Salem Civic Center. It’s call the Virginia vintage comic book show. Please join us if you can. Saturday August 25th. Thanks y’all. We really appreciate the ongoing support

All set up and ready at the Inside Pitch comic, cards, and toy show in Charlotte, NC!
08/11/2018

All set up and ready at the Inside Pitch comic, cards, and toy show in Charlotte, NC!

I know that I’m pushing this event pretty hard and I’m not trying to wear anybody out but this show is important to a lo...
08/02/2018

I know that I’m pushing this event pretty hard and I’m not trying to wear anybody out but this show is important to a lot of our local folks. We have to keep showing up to support our culture or we’ll lose our opportunities and then you’ll end up with another microbrew thing or a craft bazaar. Nobody needs that. So see everybody there. Big Lick Comic Con

Please come out and support the comic and toy scene this weekend. We’ll be at the Berglund Center for Big Lick Comic Con...
08/01/2018

Please come out and support the comic and toy scene this weekend. We’ll be at the Berglund Center for Big Lick Comic Con on Saturday. Stop by if you can.

Big Lick Comic Con is getting ready to happen this Saturday at the Berglund Center. It’s starting to become quite the bi...
08/01/2018

Big Lick Comic Con is getting ready to happen this Saturday at the Berglund Center. It’s starting to become quite the big deal. Hope to see everyone there. 8/4/18

07/24/2018
Big Lick Comic Con

Coming soon!

The Big Lick Comic Con is Saturday, August 4th at the Berglund Center featuring over 100 exhibitors with comics, games, toys, celebrity guests, attractions and more! Purchase your tickets at www.biglickcomiccon.com!

The Factory Antique Mall
07/05/2018

The Factory Antique Mall

We would like to welcome Rick McMullen of The Urban Alchemist (#FJM) located on 8th Street near Front Street. We are very excited to have his creations of repurposed and industrial lighting. His artistic vision is something to be experienced. We will be sharing a couple of featured stories about his work in the near future. Please make sure you check out his space and share this post. Thank you.

Come out and see us at Tanglewood Mall until 5pm.
05/26/2018

Come out and see us at Tanglewood Mall until 5pm.

2 more days until the Roanoke Comic Con. We are going to have a bigger presence there than ever before. More tables, mor...
05/24/2018

2 more days until the Roanoke Comic Con. We are going to have a bigger presence there than ever before. More tables, more comics, more toys, more records.

Our next event is going to be the Roanoke Valley Comic Convention. Upstairs in Tanglewood Mall where Steve&Baries once w...
05/18/2018

Our next event is going to be the Roanoke Valley Comic Convention. Upstairs in Tanglewood Mall where Steve&Baries once was. It’s a nice venue. Not too hot. Not too cold. Not too big. Not too small. Just right 😎

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2302 Orange Ave NE
Roanoke, VA
24012

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Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

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Don't miss out! Collectibles, comics, and antiques on sale through the end of October!