1/6th UK Collectors Club Hosting “Welsh Action Figure Show” on October 27th in Chepstow, UK

Entrance to the "Severn Bridge Social Club" in Chepstow, UK. (Photo: Google Maps)

Entrance to the “Severn Bridge Social Club” in Chepstow, UK. (Photo: Google Maps)

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And all that sort of ROT!

Have you ever wondered where fans in the UK go to get a fix of their favorite 1:6 scale hero, “Action Man?” No? Well, we’re going to tell you anyway (HA). On Sunday, October 27th, they’ll be gathering “en masse” at the Severn Bridge Social Club in Chepstow, England, to attend “The Welsh Action Figure Show” (WAFS). The WAFS is an annual buy/sell/trade event that’s hosted by members of the UK 1/6th Collectors Club. Admission is only £2, and free parking is provided around the facility. Club rep, “Dandare01” posted the following intel:

“There is an action figure fair on Sunday, 28th October, 2012. It’s at the Severn Bridge Social Club, Chepstow, and starts about 09:30am for early birds at £5, and 10:30am for everyone else at £2. You can get breakfast and lunch too, all at a good price.

You can take figures, vehicles and dioramas to display, or enter the competition. In addition to the traders, I’ll be there with some 1/6th Armour. It would be great to meet some of you and to see your kitbashes, figures etc.Once again, Barry Pippens and Alan Hall will be there, so we should have access to the latest figures, plus various VAM and Dragon (DID etc…) dealers.”

Venue details:
Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark Road, Bulwark, Chepstow, Gwent, NP16 5JN, 01291 622980

This dealer's table at last year's Welsh Action Figure Show was full of NMIB figures. Bring money! (Photo: Dandare01)

Organizer Alan Dawson’s table at last year’s show. Tip: Bring money! (Photo: Dandare01)

Absolutely beautiful Dragon German tank in desert colors. BLIMEY! (Photo: Dare

Absolutely beautiful Dragon German tank in DAK desert colors. BLIMEY! (Photo: Dandare01)

Superb British Lorry with detailed paint-job and canvas top. Outstanding! (Photo: Dandare01)

Scratchbuilt 1-ton Land Rover with detailed camo paint and canvas top. Outstanding! (Photo: Dandare01)

Another dealer table full of 1:6 at the 2012 Chepstow show. (Photo: Dandare01)

Dealer Alan Hall of the “Modeler’s Loft “at the 2012 WAFS show. (Photo: Dandare01)

Stunning lineup of British soldiers and a (custom?) armored vehicle. (Photo: Dandare01)

21st Century Toys Bradley FV converted into a British Army Warrior. (Photo: Dandare01)

Another amazing British military vehicle spotted at the 2012 show. (Photo: Dandare01)

Scratch-built Jackal Patrol Vehicle at the 2012 show. WOW. (Photo: Dandare01)

Bottom Line: The 2013 WAFS show looks like it will be a great opportunity for Action Man, Dragon, and GIjOE fans to get together and share the “best of the best. A special THANKS to UK’s own, Alan Dawson, for his help with this article. ” Hmm…now where are our passports?

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