Tag: Vintage Toys

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 13, 2014
SFOToyShow2014pic5 My wife was traveling out of town this weekend and had a layover at the United terminal at the San Francisco International airport.   While walking to her gate she came upon a art show they had at the airport which was a collection of vintage Japanese toys called “Japanese Toys! From Kokeshi to Kaiju.”   Being…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 6, 2013
ScreenHunter_117 Sep. 06 09.03 We are proud to announce the launch of Sectaurs.com, the Home of the Warriors of Symbion. The site features information on the 1985 toy line, comic books, animated television series and the characters themselves. On the site you’ll find episode guides, full readable comics, rare concept artwork, a discussion forum and much more. The site…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 6, 2013
ScreenHunter_84-Jun.-06-00.15-500x144.jpg In June 2013, prepare for the return of one of the forgotten toy lines of the 1980s – THE MORDLES! In 1985, the classic Ideal property ROCKS AND BUGS AND THINGS detailed the never-ending battle between creatures disguised as rocks and bugs, while exploring their need to consume the mischievous Mordles – their only food…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 31, 2013
ZicaSMDM1-486x800.jpg Check out this news from the folks at Zica Toys!! New from ZICA Toys, The Six Million Dollar Man retro style action figures!  Get ready to travel back to 1974 and relive the adventures of the world’s first bionic man.  Sculpted in 3.75” scale, these harken back to the heyday of action figures, when the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 10, 2013
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to catch up with Jordan Hembrough  aka “The Toy Hunter” star of the Travel Channel’s show of the same name.   Jordan goes way back in the toy world and many of us know him from his collectibles company he founded Hollywood Heroes. The new season of TOY HUNTER…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
The “Hills” Are Alive… With Toys! Over the holidays I was talking to fellow AFi staffer Cantina Dan about the “olden days” of collecting and I mentioned my time in the mid 90′s out east and hitting “Hills” department stores as part of my regular run.   I never had Hills in the mid-west and they seemed to be a treasure trove…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
The “Hills” Are Alive… With Toys! Over the holidays I was talking to fellow AFi staffer Cantina Dan about the “olden days” of collecting and I mentioned my time in the mid 90′s out east and hitting “Hills” department stores as part of my regular run.   I never had Hills in the mid-west and they seemed to be a treasure trove [...]

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2012
So far it’s just a countdown on a website… but something is coming in December. You can follow the countdown at http://powerlordsreturn.com/ For those that don’t remember Power Lords – The Extra-Terrestrial Warriors was a “transforming” science fiction themed action figure line produced by Revell in 1983. Who will be bringing us this return of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 8, 2011
Calling All Star Wars Fans!! Launching on Wednesday March 9, 2011 at 12pm ET through Saturday, March 12, 2011 at noon, Gilt CHILDREN (gilt.com) invites members to a curated selection of 30 hard-to-find vintage collectibles — hand-picked by Brian Semling! Brian Semling was born in 1977, the same year Star Wars was released. Perhaps that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 25, 2009
I was already working on this blog when Cantina Dan posted his on the same topic (with the same name even!)… to tell the truth I started this blog LAST Christmas and never got around finishing it.   Like Dan my family was of a modest income being the son of two teachers, but they,…

 

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