Collectors storm Bendigo

COMIC book fanatics and die-hard collectors excitedly poured over hundreds of unique items up for grabs at the Bendigo Record, Comic and Toy Fair Sunday.

Organiser Peter Pascoe said the fair attracted about 500 customers, who perused merchandise in 20 stalls in their quest to snap up the missing pieces in their collections.

"I was very happy with the turn-out; a lot of people were asking when the next one would be," Mr Pascoe said.

"Pretty much all of the vendors were happy with it."

The fair took place at the Kangaroo Flat Leisure Centre, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm.

Mr Pascoe said customers had traveled from as far as Perth and Sydney for the event, which he was very surprised about.

"That floored me," he said.

"It was very encouraging.

"People are willing to travel a fair way to indulge their passions.

"Pretty much everyone walked out saying it was worthwhile."

Star Wars vendor Heath Woodhatch said he made more than $1200 at the fair by selling his excess Star Was memorabilia and said the event was a resounding success.

"It was a chance for all the nerds in town to get together and find what they're looking for," he said.

“I’m sure we’ll catch up and do it again."

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