Collector’s gather for Toy Con in Glendale

Toy Con is described as Arizona’s premier toy and pop culture event. [Bette Sharpe/Special to the Independent]

Barbie and Godzilla came to downtown Glendale in late July for Toy Con at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive.

The one-day event was described as Arizona’s premier toy and pop culture event there were tables and tables of toys and collectibles to see.

Vendors offered modern and vintage toys, die-cast, video games comics and more.

Familiar characters like, Godzilla, Batman and those from Pokémon and Star Wars were there.

The popular event hosted 70 vendors on over 125 tables.

Editor’s note: Bette Sharpe photographs for

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