Calling all Ontario collectors! Toy show this weekend in Toronto

This Sunday, head over to the 11th Annual Action Figure Expo to get your collecting fix in the GTA. This show will have tons of cool stuff going on, including several special guests. Former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) killed it on his own part in the 1970s and 1980s, and he’s here now to help you relive some WWF memories. Principal and seminal writer for the G.I. Joe comic-book franchise (and writer for other series such as Wolverine and Elektra) Larry Hama will be signing autographs and greeting visitors all Sunday. It’s the G.I.’s 30th anniversary this year, so what better way to celebrate?

The show will be held on September 28 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre (6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There’s free parking, and bring a toy donation for Toys for Tots if you want to get in early. The show will feature a huge selection of vintage 1980s toys, as well as all that’s hot now from the franchises of Masters of the Universe Classics, Star Wars, Transformers and the like.

Can’t make it to this one? Make note in your calendar of the Ontario Collectors Con on January 26, 2015. Don’t miss these important chances to connect with other collectors and industry heavyweights!

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Larry Hama, American comic book artist and writer for the G.I. Joe franchise, will be meeting fans in Mississauga on Sunday.

Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage dies

By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY

Wrestler Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage, the Slim Jim pitchman known for his raspy-voiced “Ohh yeah” catch phrase, died in a car accident today in Seminole, Fla., possibly after suffering a heart attack, WTSP reports.

TMZ, which broke the story, reported that Savage lost control of the Jeep because he had a heart attack.

The site quotes the Florida Highway Patrol as saying Savage was driving a Jeep Wrangler that veered out of control, jumped a concrete median and hit a tree.

It says the accident report indicates that he may have suffered a “medical event” before the crash, but that a final ruling would depend on the results of an autopy.

His 56-year-old wife Lynn was a passenger in the car and suffered minor injuries, according to the accident report.

Savage, whose real name was Randall Mario Poffo, began wrestling with the WWF in 1985.

Another wrestling superstar, Hulk Hogan, tweeted Friday: “I’m completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we’ve finally started to talk and communicate.”

In another tweet, Hogan says “He had so much life in his eyes & his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him.”