October is always a fun time of year so we are happy to show off all the fun things we will be doing this spooky season! We at Symbiote Collectibles are happy to announce we helped put together the West Reading event calendar this calendar will let you see all the happenings of West Reading! Lets get right to our shops events, we have a lot of fun things going on. We added all of our event images bellow along with more useful information on the events.
Reg. 1:00, Start 1:15, Fee $25 This is a qualifier event for the DreamHack Tournament!! The first 32 in shop players will get a Thraben Inspector. Selfless Spirit for the top 8 players plus top 8 pins, 1 top 8 lanyard, 1 promo pack, 1 set booster. The winner will receive all included top 8 prizes plus a Selfless Spirit foil, 1 collector booster pack, 1 foil promo pack and one 3-Day DreamHack badge (picked up at Dreamhack)! Be crowned the best Magic: The Gathering player in the United States at the next round of competition at the DreamHack Regional Championships. This event is invitation-only and awards $130,000, Pro Tour invites, and World Championship invites in prizes! Save $1 if you have a paper deck list and have your deck list uploaded to Melee before the in shop check in. Click Here to Register. We will also participate in this months Wine Walk witch will also include a $100 costume contest more info for that HERE.
Zolo Con Game On!!
Symbiote Collectibles set up at Zolo Con Game On 2022 at the Fuge! It was a great show were we did a lot of fun and free demos of Fight a Bear!!! We also had a large verity of vintage video gaming figures and in box games. The convention was a ton of fun and we got to see a ton of our fellow vendors and familiar faces at a great venue. The next event at the Fuge will be Zolo Con 2023 date not yet announced. We will be at Retro Con 2022 in Sept. more info. at our convention page [HERE].
Arts on the Ave!
Arts on the Ave. was amazing!! Big thanks to Visit West Reading for hosting such an amazing event and everyone for coming out and enjoying the beautiful weather!!
Fight a Bear Now on Amazon!!
Find Fight a Bear on Amazon by clicking the link [HERE]
Symbiote Collectibles is exited to announce that we will be entering the wonderful world of cryptocurrency's and NFT's with out first ever NFT project! This project will include some 1 of 1's, 1 of 10's and 1 of 100's. If this was not exciting enough we have an innovate way of creating NFT's that is a much more eco friendly and sustainable then traditional athenium. This is a major innovation in the crypto space so you'll want to get in on the ground floor since after the crypto currency community finds out about this we'll be going to the moon baby!!! So... what is this major innovation you may be asking, it's simple we did what we always do and innovated old school with physical NFT's!!!! You heard me right you will receive a physical object in the real world!!! That's all fine and dandy but without the blockchain how will anyone know that I own that I own it I hear you ask? Simple just show them the physical object in your possession there will be no question of who owns this amazing innovative piece of art! Best of all you will receive over two hundred amazing physical pieces of art sent right to your door, just click this link!!!!
22 Conventions down, ZOLOCON 2022
It's hard to believe that ZoloCon 2022 was our 22nd. convention as a vendor. This convention was a whole ton of fun! This event was at the Fuge a venue that is so unique since it takes place in an old NASA G-Force testing facility! This makes this show such a great event since your able to hunt for some truly rare and hard to find toys and collectibles surrounded by 1970's space technology all around you.
Zolo Con 2022 was our 22nd. show as a vendor!! We decided to take a look at all the fun flyers, stickers, and business cards through the years. If you see your business or passion project on here please reach out! Thanks everyone for many great years of conventions, I can't wait to do so many more!!
Symbiote Collectibles Toy Stores of the World Passport at ZoloCon 2022!
A great video showcasing ZoloCon 2022 from our friends at Maverick Rouges.
Ice N Spice
We had an amazing weekend at the Ice N Spice, and wanted to thank everyone for coming out. We had so many new and familiar faces stopping by to see the Spiderman ice sculpture carved by the world renowned Danny Kissel himself! We also participated in the Co-co Crawl witch allowed us to hand out Free Hot Co-Co to over 150 people in one day! Thank you to everyone who came out and the local media for covering this event so that everyone found out about this fantastic festival! Bellow are some highlights from WFMZ's coverage of the event.
WEST READING, Pa. - World-renowned ice sculptor Danny Kissel is back in West Reading and he's using his icy-senses while crafting a Spider-Man ice sculpture.
"This weather's perfect for ice carving," said Kissel.
The Borough's Ice 'N Spice Festival is back for its 5th year on Penn Avenue. Lining the Avenue will be a record 36 ice sculptures, many of them carved by Kissel.
"We have a total of 15,600 pounds of ice," said Mark Woodward, one of the festival's organizers
The icy event accentuates the many businesses and restaurants in the Borough, some of which will be offering discounts and other specials.
W. READING, Pa. - The snow and ice made for a festive weekend at a festival in Berks County.
The Ice N Spice' Festival was in West Reading and showcased ice sculptures and food and drinks from local businesses.
"Great time to come out, laugh, have fun with friends and family," said festival attendee, Kim Ebeling of Hamburg.
This was the 5th year for the Ice 'N Spice Festival.
Richard Frederick of Flying Hills was excited for the festival to return. "They have a few festivals on the streets but this is one of my favorites."
People gathered in West Reading all weekend to enjoy the winter event, despite the low temps.
"When you're laughing and stuff, you stay warm. Laughing and with friends, its a good time," said Cindy Rohrbach of Olley.
Danny Kissel of Kissel Studios led a talented group of local sculptors at the event. Over 30 ice designs were seen lining up and down Penn Avenue.
Festival goers also enjoyed some spicy and local offerings.
Businesses nearby offered hot spicy drinks, spicy bites to eat, and spicy specials on different merchandise in their stores.
"Business is booming. Business is good, I can't complain," said Adam Kenderdine, Benchwarmers Coffee and Donuts.
"It's good. Bringing a lot of people to the Avenue," continued Kenderdine.
Symbiote in the News!
Symbiote Collectibles was in the Reading Eagle again this Thanksgiving! We were so happy to get to run a new design this year showcasing some of our featured products! The featured products were Pokemon cards, classic video games, and action figures. We were featured in the shop small section in Berks and Beyond. Clip this add and save 10% off! we attached a printable version of this coupon below for your convince.
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69 News storys
69 News stopped by the shop to film a story on William Shatner going to space, well we got to talking about the collectibles industry. 69 News ran both stories! 69 News aired these stories October 14th and 15th. Thank you so much to 69 News for for reaching out to us to help with these stories it very appropriated.
"Do you own or remember any of these vintage toys or games? The demand for collectibles of all kinds has skyrocketed and continues to rise. Inside Symbiote Collectibles on Penn Avenue in West Reading, dozens of items sit on display, but owner Max Hirneisen said keeping the shelves stocked has not been so easy." -69 News
Inside Symbiote Collectibles on Penn Avenue in West Reading, items dating back to early days of "Star Trek" sit for sale on the shelves.
"I can't believe he's going into space at 90, let alone that he's already landed and successfully did it," said Max Hirneisen, the store's owner. "I mean, a 90-year-old, to be leaving this planet is pretty impressive."
Leading up to Wednesday's launch, the store said it saw a high demand for Captain Kirk collectibles, and it anticipates that demand will last. "It definitely seems like the market is going to take a little bit of a bump right now, just because he's big in the news and so popular again for a little bit," Hirneisen said, "so it will probably bump up for a little bit."
Captain Kirk reached the final frontier in real life.
Back to Conventions!!!
Symbiote Collectibles has been making its way back into the comic convention scene. We have already went to our first show, that being Zolo Con! Zolo Con is an amazing toy show in Bucks County that takes place in the Fuse. The fuse is a old NASA facility were they use to do the G-Force testing, but more importantly it was a super fun and successful show to kick off the convention season! The next show were be at will be RetroCon 2021!!! Retro con is a personal favorite of mine since it has a large verity of voice actors, video games, and so so many vendors!!! We are so excited to be able to make it back to the convention scene again.
Check out more Convention information [Here]
Max H. owner of Symbiote Collectibles.
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