Frank and Son’s is like the Comic-Con that never ends. But starting in 2020, the long-standing city of industry business will be moving to an all-new location.
The Frank and Son Collectible Show is set to complete its move from a City of Industry shipping warehouse to a former Sam’s Club location in the same city Jan. 4.
That doesn’t mean the current location, at 19649 San Jose Ave., is closing immediately, though, General Manager Johnny Gagne said. The show is set to remain open through Dec. 28 and will add extra yet-to-be-announced holiday shopping days.
While the show is currently open Wednesdays 3-9 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., after the move to 17835 Gale Ave., the show will keep those same hours and add Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission and parking are free and will remain so after the move, Gagne said.
Since 1988, the Frank and Son Collectible Show operated in and around Industry, spending more than 20 years at its current location. It started in a 5,000-square-foot space and has grown over the years to span 65,000 square feet in the warehouse.
Vendors at the show sell collectibles for almost every fandom: sports trading cards, trading card games, comic books, action figures, POP figures, video games, fan clothing and art and more. The show also hosts special events and autograph signings with professional athletes, professional wrestlers and actors as well as card and video game tournaments.
Most of the current vendors will be making the move except for four who are using it as their time to retire, Gagne said, and the new location will offer space for 10-15 more vendors.
Gagne said signage is up at the new location, and banners have been hung to hype up the move, calling the show the “Second Greatest Show on Earth” and the “Second Happiest Place on Earth.”
“Disneyland is, of course, the happiest place on earth,” Gagne said. “But we’ve got free admission and free parking, so instead of spending on those, you can buy yourself an action figure, a trading card, a comic you’ve always wanted. The epicenter of pop culture starts here.”