FAQ for Early Bird and General Admission

Q: When is your next show?
A: Our next show is on September 15th, 2013. It will take place at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC.

Q: What time does the door open?
A: The doors open officially at 11am for early birds and 12pm for general admission.

Q: What is the difference between the early bird and general admission?
A: The only difference is the price and time. Early bird is $5, and lets you in at 11am, and general admission is $2 starting at 12pm. Both are payable at the door and available to anyone. You just need to choose what time you would like to attend the show.

Q: Where do I register to attend Retro and Relevant?
A: Simply show up to the event on the day of the show, and pay at the door. We do not currently pre-sell tickets to our show.

Q: Is this an all ages event?
A: Yes, Retro and Relevant is an all ages event, and children are more than welcomed to attend.

Q: I see a certain brand of toys advertised. Can I expect to find them at your show?
A: Yes, we the organizers of Retro and Relevant guarantee at least one dealer will carry any toy series we advertise!

FAQ for Dealers

Q: Where do I register for a table?
A: You can register for a table by clicking the “Table Registration” link at the top of our website.

Q: I am a retailer, can I register for a table?
A: Yes, anyone can register for a table.

Q: What type of toys does Retro and Relevant allow to be sold?
A: Retro and Relevant allows any toys originally sold from the 1980′s, to current modern toys. We do advertise towards the collectors market. A list of toy lines that are most welcomed to be sold at our show (but not limited too) includes:
Transformers, GI Joe, Star Wars, Masters of the Universe, Ninja Turtles, Spawn, DC and Marvel, My Little Ponies, Power Rangers, Japanese robot and mechas, anime themed toys, Sideshow and anything similar or related.

Q: Are there any discounts for registering for multiple tables?
A: No, we do not give any discounts for multiple tables. Each table is $20.

Q: How many people are allowed in with a dealer registration?
A: Dealer registrations include two dealer passes for any amount of tables registered. Extra passes are $5 each, up to an additional 2 passes only.

Q: What is the process of registering a table? Am I guaranteed a table once I submit my registration?
A: Once you register your submission for a table, we will review and hold your submission until August 30th. By that time, we will either send you an email to confirm your registration was accepted, along with an invoice to pay, or we will put you on a reserve list, if you were not accepted to the initial acceptance.

Q: I registered for a table, but I was notified I am on the reserve list. What is this?
A: We currently do not have a spot for you at the show. In case a spot opens up, you will be one of the first to get a chance at it. There is no guarantee you will receive a table spot if on the reserve list.

Q: Why does your registering process look so complicated?
A: To ensure we have a balanced show of equal variety of toys by series and types, we are doing things differently. All you have to do is just fill out the registration form as best as possible. We will take care of the rest.

Q: Why are you charging only $20 for each table when other shows charge more?
A: Since this is our first show, we want to get as many people involved as possible, from sellers to people attending. If we don’t have many sellers, we won’t get many buyers, and vice versa. We feel with the $20 table fee, it is an easy amount for most sellers to make back during the show.

Q: How do I pay for my table registration?  And when is it due?
A: Once you are accepted for your registration, a Paypal invoice will be sent to you.  Payment is due in 5 days. We do not guarantee your table reservation until payment is made.

Q: Are there any other options for payments?
A: We highly prefer Paypal, but will look into other options if available.  You can contact us directly for further information. If Paypal is not an option for paying for you, simply let us know in the “Comment” section of the registration.  We will be happy to find another way to make payment.

Q: What do I or can I put under “Toys planned for sale” in the registration form?
A: This is the most important part of the registration. Please be detailed as possible. In this section, you have to write down, to the best of your knowledge, the type of toys you plan to bring, by series. The more information on top of that, the better for submission acceptance. For example, if you intend to sell Ninja Turtles action figures, please put what era majority of those toys are from. If they are from the 2000 series, or are original 1980′s line? This will help us as the organizers, make sure we have different sellers selling different types of the same series, and help promote the show further having this information. Here is an example of how this section can be written out:

Transformers – 1980′s G1 – American Releases
Transformers -1980′s G1 – Japanese Headmasters
Transformers – Beast Wars

If you plan to bring a couple toys from some other lines, it is not needed to put down. We just ask you list the toy lines, based on the majority of the toys you are bringing.

Q: I received my registration confirmation and have paid.  Whats next?
A: Once your all set, you will receive further email instructions about where to go and what time you are allowed to start unloading and setting up on the day of the show, along with other information needed for the show.