Toys (& me) on the Hudson

This weekend:

Laying turkey-stuffed on the sofa watching football?

Braving the best America has to offer in the way of products and people on Black Thursday/Friday?

Lucky you. Me: I’ll be somewhat out of place at Toys on the Hudson, the “tri-state area’s first family-focused toy fair.”

According to their press release, “Featured will be over 100 tables of vintage and current hard-to-find toys, comics and collectibles covering unique gift ideas for lovers of movie memorabilia, DVDs, Disney, anime, small antiques, action figures, tin, sports & non-sports, Barbie, original art and classic monster collectibles.”

And also, of course, one burly, bespectacled, bearded, bald bozo with kung fu and exploitation film books and DVD documentaries (as well as a sweet little book of questions to, and answers from, Santa, illustrated by Chris Browne [the Hagar the Horrible one, not the Rhianna hitting/loving one]).

So, if you’re anywhere near the Westin Newport Hotel (on the finally receded banks of the Hudson River, adjacent to Newport Mall, 495 Washington Blvd.) in Jersey City, N.J. this weekend (November 23-25), stop by and say “hi-ya” to the lone martial art movie loony (or, if you want all the pleasure, and none of me, come on the special Friday preview night 5pm – 10pm … I don’t set up ’til Saturday 10am).

Get all the details at