Tampa's massive retro toy expo, the Florida Extravaganza, returns this weekend

Featured brands include Hot Wheels, Star Wars, Nintendo, Atari, GI-Joe and more.

Photo via Florida Extravaganza

Let your inner kid out at the Florida Extravaganza coming to Tampa this weekend.

Organized by Florida Toy Shows Expos,  the event will feature new and vintage toys, comics, cars, retro gaming and more, including renowned brands such as Hot Wheels, Star Wars, Atari and Nintendo.
Photo via Florida Extravaganza

"The Florida Collector Extravaganza is held twice per year and is the largest toy-centered event in Florida. We have toys from the 60s through today, with a focus on the 80s and 90s,” Jeff Davis, owner of Florida Toys Shows, said. “This show will have two large Star Wars toy dioramas featuring Empire Strikes Back Cloud City and the Hoth Rebel Base, built by an artist in Georgia. We will also have a R2D2 on site available for photos."

Additionally, comic artists and vendors will showcase their art at the 40,000-square-foot Florida State Fairgrounds location.

Running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, the family-friendly expo is $15 for adults on Saturday and $10 on Sunday, and kids under the age of 12 are free of admission and will receive a free Hot Wheel car. Tickets are available for purchase here.

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