Articles in the Toys Category

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

Felix Hernandez Diecast & Toy Photography
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Posted in Toys on 19 June 2018
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We probably can’t reach his skill level but it’s fun to see how it should be done … There are also videos on his website. Tweet This Post

TRU HQ Liquidation
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Posted in Toys on 7 June 2018
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They are starting the HQ contents auction but the Dream Halloween Display with the Red Ransburg does not look like it’s in the lobby anymore.   You can check out more photos here but it’s pretty much office furniture & supplies other than a few display figures. Tweet This Post

Toys R Us – CARS Section Pretty Empty
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Posted in Toys on 1 June 2018
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Compared to most other sections, CARS is pretty sparse … Tweet This Post

Toy Slump? Maybe They are Out of Ideas …
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Posted in Toys on 30 May 2018
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Humm, and they say toy innovation is dead … Are Lincoln Logs now called “Jurassic Park Logs?” … Er, okay, maybe they are out of ideas … It’s almost like the review writes itself … isn’t this a free game if your dog failed training school?  🙂 Tweet This Post

Toys R Us: The Slow Fade
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Posted in Retail, Toys on 11 May 2018
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Thanks for the heads up, “Alberto A.” The two TRU by me has been stripped clear of CARS other than the plastic windups … If your store has those overhead signage, there might be some stock behind it. Help yourself.   Tweet This Post

Seinfeld TV Show Set Replica – Jerry’s Living Room
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Posted in Toys, TV on 23 April 2018
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If you love the SEINFELD show, you can now get a very detailed replica of Jerry’s Living Room (set). Ordering info HERE. Sadly, no action figures to go with it. Tweet This Post