About Us

Thanks for stopping by our new website.

We have been buying and selling toys and collectibles at shows and on eBay for over 10 years.  Its a great hobby and it allows

us to meet alot of really cool people each year.  We are a small 2 man operation and we work hard to have great prices and

great service both at the shows and on eBay.

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  1. collectivetoys says:

    Sorry didnt notice the comment earlier. It is possible we could be interested but we have alot of Star Wars figures already. If you have the list handy you can send it along with prices. Thanks

  2. Dear Exhibitor,

    To prepare for your upcoming convention at McCormick Place you need to make intelligent travel decisions, including which airport to fly into and which hotel to stay at.

    Midway Airport is quickly becoming the preferred airport of savvy travelers with it’s bargain airfares, higher on-time rate, lower flight cancellation rate, closer proximity to the city, shorter security lines, and with its smaller layout that is much quicker to navigate both going in and out.
    Carlton Inn Midway, which is near Midway Airport, I-55, and just 6.5 miles from McCormick Place, is an ideal hotel for those who are driving into the city and those flying into Midway Airport. Guests are provided with free airport shuttle, a clean, comfortable width room with microwave/refrigerator, free internet and the most expansive lineup of free, premium movie channels in the business. We also provide free breakfast, free business center and a rarity- FREE PARKING.

    The Carlton Inn Midway is the closest Midway airport hotel to McCormick Place, and the only one within a few minutes walking from the CTA elevated train. Most other Midway hotels are outside of the city limits and require lengthy shuttle connections just to get to the CTA train.

    A free shuttle to McCormick Place can be arranged for groups of four or more. For just $2.50 you can take the CTA transportation network from the Carlton Inn Midway to McCormick Place. Taxis are about $15 for a 15 minute ride. Or, if you prefer to drive, exhibitors can pre-book parking at McCormick Place for $24/day. Carlton Inn Midway is a quick 8 minute ride to Midway Airport, free of any traffic hassles.

    At Carlton Inn Midway there are no extra charges and no hidden fees. Have your employees stay with us during your upcoming show and as our Trip Advisor reviews indicate they will experience the warmth and comfort of home and your company will save money. Our special convention rates start as low as $109.

    Call one of our Guest Service and Information Agents today at 1-877-722-7586 or visit us at http://www.carltoninnmidway.com

    Greg Kowalsky, General Manager
    Carlton Inn Midway
    4944 South Archer Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 582-0900
    greg@carltoninnmidway.com

  3. Hello there,

    Hobbenese.com is holding the very first Star Wars themed convention in Hastings Minnesota. Charity Con will be on May 21st of 2010. We would like to invite you to become one of our sponsors at the show.

    Charity Con is a unique convention as its main purpose is to help support those in need. We will not be charging an admission for entry into the event this year. We will be asking for the donation of a canned or boxed food item at the door. The donated food items will go to the Hastings area Food shelf.

    We are also holding a charity auction at our event. The proceeds from our auction will go directly to Hastings Family Services. Family Services is a non-profit organization, which helps local families in need. So far we have 7 Star Wars personalities have donated autographed items to our auction. We expect more commitments are on the way…

    We are also proud to announce the appearance of two Star Wars celebrities at our event. Alan Flyng has agreed to make a live video-conference appearance this year. Alan was a Storm Trooper and Imperial Officer in Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. Star Wars actor Derek Lyons was a rebel soldier in New Hope. There will be a drawing of names for several lucky guests to ask these Star Wars stars, questions.

    Star Wars Celebrity autograph commitments:

    Alan Flying (Storm Trooper & Imperial Officer)
    Derek Lyons (Rebel Soldier)
    Anthony Forrest (Sand Trooper)
    Brian Muir (Creator of Darth Vader)
    Richard Leparmentier (Imperial General)
    Jeremy Bulloch (Bobba Fett)
    Joe Corroney (Comic book artist)
    Grant Gould (Comic book artist)
    Richard Bonehill (Tie Fighter pilot)
    Pam Rose (Cantina Creature)

    Current Donations:

    Brian’s Toys ( A dozen Star Wars toys and 300 Star Wars catalogs)
    Laura and Emily Garrick (Tie Fighter Ship)
    Keith Garrick (Star Wars T-Shirts)
    Rick Stone (Special Addition Darth Vader Helmet)

    Current Sponsors: Benny’s Grill & Coffee Shop. Brian’s Toys. Rick Stone.

    More commitments on the way !!!

    Here is a link to our web page for more details:

    http://www.hobbenese.com/CHARITYEVENT1.html

    Because of the size of our hall, space is limited. If you wish to run a booth at our event, please RSVP as soon as possible. Currently there are only 7 tables left for
    sponsorship ! Don’t miss out !!!

    SPONSORSHIPS

    BASIC:

    The basic package includes your business name on the promo
    posters, mention to local media and at the beginning and closing
    of our event. Also included are 6 reserved seats located at the
    front of the show area.

    Event story to be covered by Hastings Channel 5 Public Access
    and Hastings Star Gazette.

    (The cost of our “Basic Sponsorship” package is $100.00)

    ADVANCED:

    The advanced package includes your business name on the
    promo posters and mention to the local media.

    Your business will also receive an 8’ X 30″ table at the event.
    This space can be used to promote your business and sell
    items.

    Your business will also receive mention at both the beginning
    and ending of the event as part of our special thanks for your
    donations. You will also receive 8 seats in the “RESERVED”
    area.

    (The cost of our “Advanced Sponsorship” is $120.00)

    GOLD:

    There is only one “Gold” Sponsorship available for purchase ! This
    sponsorship includes all the perks of the Advanced Sponsorship and
    more. For starters, you will receive two 8 X 30″ tables !

    We will place your company’s name at the top of our promo poster.
    The poster will read, “Hobbenese.com & (YOUR COMPANY HERE)
    Presents:” We will also place your company’s logo at the bottom of
    our poster. ($600 for this sponsorship)

    AUCTION DONATIONS:

    Currently we are seeking Star Wars related items to be donated for our
    charity auction. However, if your business offers services or other useful
    products we will accept those too.

    Your business will be mentioned at the event when we present your
    donated item for auction. Everyone will know that your company cared
    enough to support our local charities. The proceeds from your donated
    item or service will go directly to Hastings Family Services, or may be
    used as contest prize.

    If your company sells Licensed Star Wars Items, we will also display
    company banners or posters with the Star Wars related imagery on them.

    CONTACT: For more information or to book a
    sponsorship, email tk1269@yahoo.com.

    Event Coordinator:
    Keith C. Garrick
    (651) 338-9908

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