Articles in the Toys Category

History of Toy Companies 1836 to 2014
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Posted in Toys on 5 December 2018
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Pretty fun to know … the history of toy company’s 1836 to 2014 (hasn’t been updated) but still fun to look at … Brio still around! Binney & Smith became Crayola – you might have heard of them. See it HERE at ToyArts. Tweet This Post

Nintendo Amiibo
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Posted in Toys on 3 December 2018
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If you;re collecting Nintendo Amiibo’s, you can check out the nice display at the Nintendo NYC Store at Rockefeller Center. Or a nice online DB HERE. Tweet This Post

Geoffrey Toy Box at Kroger
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Posted in Toys on 27 November 2018
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Sadly, this is all that remains of the great and grand Toys R Us. … That first time as a kid when you stepped into a TRU – like Disneyland for toys … But now, it’s come DOWN, DOWN, DOWN to this … Or “They put a Rite Aid in the middle of Kroeger?” Thanks […]

Kroger to Add “TRU” Geoffrey’s Toy Box Section
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Posted in Toys on 13 November 2018
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When the company that owns the TRU name said they were going to launch some mini stores, it will now be inside Kroger stores at 600 locations but sadly, it looks only a new aisle? You can read more at Forbes. Thanks for the link and heads up, “Big Bad A-Man’s Dad.”   Tweet This […]

Mego Action Figures: Back & Weird
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Posted in Toys on 2 October 2018
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I’m not sure if whomever owns MEGO now just gets the license in perpetuity from when these guys first signed the license? Or there’s no any licenses? Or they are just weird? SULU – not a huge surprise and it even looks like him … BUT if you guessed Norm Peterson from CHEERS was also […]

Takara Tomy Marvel T.U.N.E. Diecasts
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Posted in diecast, Toys on 1 October 2018
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Takara Tomy Marvel Diecasts not only look cool but there’s a cool video ad.   Tweet This Post

Fun 1969 Matchbox Diecast Poster & Icons
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Posted in Toys on 19 September 2018
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Bart Kowalski has done a nice scan of a 1969 Matchbox Diecast poster (looks like a fun year) but just as cool, he has made them into icons for use on your computer. You can find the Mac or WIN icons HERE. Tweet This Post

Fun Look Back at Kenner’s Toy Catalog 1982
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Posted in Toys on 16 August 2018
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Their trade catalog for retailers and buyers – 1982, lots of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Via Tim Simpson’s FLIKR page. Tweet This Post

Thomas the Train – Stuntman Version
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Posted in Toys on 1 August 2018
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Pretty fun … and someone with a lot of free time. Tweet This Post

Toys R Us – Goodbye Forever
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Posted in Toys on 2 July 2018
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Toys R Us – CLOSED. Even if the “name/brand” comes back, it won’t be the same … Thanks “tiz”   Tweet This Post