Found 242 articles matching Toys, Dolls, Games and Puzzles category.
  • Sep 23 2016
  • 23 Sep 2016

Game Collectors Enter Panic Mode as Fantasy Flight Games ends deal with Games Workshop

Way back in 2005, I attended the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) trade show in Las Vegas on behalf of my game shop. One of the […]

  • Aug 15 2016
  • 15 Aug 2016

Collecting Antique Lithographed Toys – The ‘Bliss’ of the Hunt

The development of a printing method for making chromolithographs radically changed book publication during the middle of the 1800s because it removed the need to […]

  • Aug 1 2016
  • 1 Aug 2016

Value in Pokémon Go Collectibles Appear to be Future ‘Tradable Assets’

I knew that Pokémon Go was a “thing” when I was standing in line with my kids at the grocery store playing it, scanning the […]

  • Jul 22 2016
  • 22 Jul 2016

The Great Restoration Debate: Steiff Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals

Of course, every collector’s fantasy is to find their dream piece in pristine condition for $10 at a garage sale next door—that’s what reality television […]

  • Jun 29 2016
  • 29 Jun 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Jigsaw Puzzles – Fun to Collect and Use

Antique and collectibles jigsaw puzzles are utilitarian collectibles. Besides their historical imagery and collector interest, jigsaw puzzles are fun to assemble, individually or with family […]

  • Jun 10 2016
  • 10 Jun 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Why the Secondary Doll Market is in the Doldrums

Collecting categories decline. This is a simple statement that is a difficult concept for many in the antiques and collectibles trade to accept. The list […]

  • May 13 2016
  • 13 May 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Mattel’s Battle to Save Barbie

What is the shelf life of a toy? The Slinky was invented by Richard James in 1943. The Radio Flyer wagon and Lincoln Logs will […]

  • Apr 24 2016
  • 24 Apr 2016

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: Collecting Hard Plastic Dolls of the 1950s

Retirement is fast approaching or, for some of us, has already reached the generation known as Baby Boomers. It seems only natural that for many […]

  • Mar 15 2016
  • 15 Mar 2016

It’s Actually Kinda Easy Being Green for Steiff’s Great Green Frogs

A good theme for this week around these parts would have to be green. Spring is just about here (I have three tiny crocus flowers […]

  • Mar 15 2016
  • 15 Mar 2016

It’s not Easy Being Green, even for Steiff’s Endearing Emerald Creations

It’s easy to be thinking “green” this time of year. Spring, for us folks in the northern hemisphere is showing signs of emerging, and St. […]