Long Island Toy Show is bliss for vintage collectors – New York News

Tammy McMahon thought she was coming to the Long Island Toy Show on Saturday for her children’s sake.

And sure enough, Kaylyn, 8, and William, 4, enjoyed themselves, gradually filling a Spider-Man lunch box with action figures and race cars to add to their collection.

But then McMahon, an accountant from Smithtown, saw a Troll Doll with bright yellow hair and a gilded midriff — like the ones from her childhood.

“It’s so hard to find one with the gem in the belly!” said McMahon, 31, justifying her purchase.

Nostalgia motivated many transactions at the seventh annual Long Island Toy Show at the Hofstra University Student Center in Hempstead. Organizers expected more than 500 people Saturday to peruse the tables of 40 vendors, stacked with toys, comic books, movies and video games — many decades old.

A little boy wearing a Ghostbusters t-shirt is very excited about his new Ghostbusters car his dad bought him during the big toys at the Long Island Toy Show at Hofstra University Saturday July 15, 2017. Manhasset resident Aiden Zhou, 3. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

“To be able to play that video game that you played…

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