Collectormania 2017

Collectormania! At long last I was doing Collectormania and I was very excited.  See, when we started doing conventions last year, for some reason, Showmasters didn’t do Collectormania in 2016 and I had seen the line-up the previous year and was in absolute awe of the guest list (truthfully I would have been broke from…

MCM London Comic Con May 2017

London Comic Con time.  I have to admit that I do really enjoy this particular event, MCM know how to put on a good show and the cosplayers who attend are in a league of their own.  Unfortunately I didn’t have my PlayBox Boys with me for this one which means a very short blog…

Brighton Tattoo Convention 2017

Next on the agenda was Brighton Tattoo Convention and I have to be honest, I was really worried about this one.  So much infact, that I did try cancelling, especially after our first tattoo convention being a complete disaster and then Em-con not being so great for us.  Unfortunately it was too late as the…

Em-Con Nottingham 2017

Next stop, Em-Con Nottingham.  This was officially the furthest we travelled for a convention but in a bid to try as many as possible this year we didn’t hesitate in signing up.  Em-Con is basically just like your usual Comic Con but on a more personal scale.  They have guests, photo ops, a few attractions…

PlayBox’s New Logo

Just a heads up to let you all know (in case it wasn’t obvious or you just hadn’t noticed) but we have a new logo.  Truth is, I just wasn’t happy with the rehash of the original logo as it didn’t fit well anymore and lets face it we’ve come a long way since our…

Portsmouth Tattoo Extravaganza 2017

Okay so I am a bit behind with all my blog posts so please bear with me while I try my best to catch up with them all.  This particular one takes us back to April during the Easter weekend where we decided to try our luck at tattoo conventions.  I didn’t feel it was…

Walker Stalker London 2017

Finally!! Walker Stalker 2017 had arrived.  As you well may remember, Walker Stalker is where it all started for us, before then we had been a purely online business but with the encouragement from the awesome fellow vendors I met last year, we’d been tipping our toes into the convention lifestyle. Last year, the boys…

Southampton Vintage Fair February 2017

First gig of 2017! First Vintage Fair too and to be honest I was really excited about this event.  If you’ve met me, you know why, if you haven’t then let me explain.  Stylewise I’m a bit retro, that is I love love love the fashion of the 50’s and early 60’s and rarely you…

Birmingham Comic Con November 2016

Birmingham Comic Con, this was to be our last convention for 2016.  Luckily, this time there was no added stress of a huge booth, we were back to the regular single table although of course the concern now was would we be able to fit all of our stock onto one table.  Time would only…

London Comic Con October 2016

London Comic Con. For those of you who don’t know, MCM put on some of the biggest shows in London with a whopping 130, 000 visitors.  I had never exhibited with them before but I was eager to get in.  Unfortunately I found out the hard way that it wasn’t a particular easy process.  MCM…