Club Events and Other Fun Stuff
This page covers club sponsored events and outings, club milestones, and member bios.
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"BATCC Partners with 'Todd's Riverview Farm' 275 Main Street in historic Rowley, MA to produce a Spectacular Toy Show & Sale showcased in front of the main farm building ONE DAY ONLY; Saturday, August 20, 2022, between 9AM and 3PM for the public's enjoyment, fascination, education, and purchase. Entire families are welcome!
Mark down Saturday, August 20, 2022 and spread the news far and wide that just as the Todd Family is celebrating their 50th Anniversary of their ever-popular Sunday-only antique and collectible flea markets that this year they're also adding unique themes selected for their special and fun nature to be held separately on Saturdays only. Saturday, August 20, 2022 will be dedicated to the world of collectible toys with an emphasis on toys before the year 2000. Toy dealers of note are being selected now to appear for the enjoyment and purchase of these desirable toys by the excited audience of attendees also being alerted now. The world of collectible toys includes many, many categories. Each dealer invited to set up will be pulling out the stops to entice, surprise, and amaze attendees of all ages. Admittance/Parking will only be $5.00 per car, not per person; and reduced to FREE after 1PM to mark this special day. Todd family members will greet you upon your arrival to park in the specified area of the landscaped grounds. Dealers will be in rows nearby as you stroll, ask questions, and purchase your discoveries. Cash purchases are the norm.
GI Joe, Barbie, LEGO, Star Wars, MARVEL, DC Comics and more action figures, Hot Wheels, CORGI, Matchbox and more die cast cars, Star Trek, Funko figures, tv show and movie themed lunchboxes, telephones depicting figural characters, motorcycle toys made before WW II, etc. What discoveries await you?
Will you find Batman (1939+); Wonder Woman (1941+); The Phantom (1936+); Captain America (1941+); Matchbox cars (1953+); Hot Wheels cars (1968+); or .........? To avoid disappointment come as close to 9AM as you can, and don't be bashful when talking to the selected dealers. They may have that illusive item you're looking for. Honestly, they can't bring all of their treasures with them all at once. Or, they may know of a nearby toy dealer who they think has it there.
Signage will guide you to the farm once in beautiful Rowley, MA as you enter into the history of the area. The farm itself dates back to the 1600's when first settled by John Todd from England. Why not make it an entire day of exploration and fun with towns like Ipswich, Topsfield, Newburyport, Gloucester, No. Reading, Essex, and Danvers all around you north of Boston. Sorry, no pets allowed on the well maintained grounds, anywhere. If interested in becoming a dealer please contact Todd farm directly.
Regionally respected radio host, Jordan Rich, will be making this event known in his Weekend Recommendations segment repeated on WBZ Radio Boston; 1030AM.
The Boston Area Toy Collectors Club (BATCC), a not-for-profit collectible toy organization now in its 25th year; is assisting in the success of this show honoring the efforts of the Todd Family and will have a number of its members on hand offering fresh-to-market toys from their own collections. They will also try to make themselves available in between customers to answer questions about certain toys and/or the BATCC itself and its informative/fun in-person monthly meetings.
The BATCC has members across many states and is respected nationally by fellow collectors and the collectible toy industry itself. "