Much Ado About Playthings

Just because you want to go to the Phoenix Toy Show doesn’t mean you’re stuck in childhood. So what if the prospect of the largest collectible-toy market in the Valley, featuring more than 100 vendors offering everything from G.I. Joes and Barbies to anime memorabilia, makes your mouth water? That doesn’t mean you’re an arrested adolescent squandering your adulthood gratifying frustrated infantile desires.

And just because you want to spend hours haunting the tables at Matador Arena at Shadow Mountain High School searching for that Major Matt Mason Space Crawler Action Set your Mom wouldn’t buy you back in 1967 doesn’t mean you’re a frivolous, narcissistic, Boomer-era Peter Pan who can’t let go of ephemeral pop culture.

It just means you like toys.

Sat., May 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2009