• 4 Jun
    2014

Enjoy the Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men Bubble While it Lasts

Hey kid! You want to buy a Green Goblin card and a single, six-sided die for $45? Sure, I paid less than a dollar for it … but it’s super rare! Welcome to the Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men speculation bubble. Enjoy it while it lasts. A little more than a month ago, Wizkids […]

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  • 21 May
    2014

Huge Menagerie of Steiff Stuffed Animals to Highlight Julia’s Toy, Doll and Adverts Sale

FAIRFIELD, Maine – A menagerie of 125 Steiff stuffed animals from the collection of Chuck and the late Cathy Steffes—any of which could easily be the crown jewel in any Steiff collection—will highlight the upcoming Antique Toy, Doll & Advertising Auction to be held June 13 at James D. Julia, Inc. Billing itself as possibly […]

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  • 18 Mar
    2014

Attempts to Build LEGO Board Games take the Fun out the Construction Toy System

In case you didn’t get the memo, “The LEGO Movie” is awesome. It’s a celebration of the perennially popular Danish construction toy and the particular culture of LEGO building, playing, and collecting. References abound throughout the anarchic film, including funny jabs at failed LEGO concepts like the pro sports-themed sets, circa 2002, and the flat-out […]

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  • 18 Mar
    2014

Music Items, Coin-Op, Advertising, Toys and Gaming to lead Fontaine’s Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – For folks looking to start or increase their collection of musical items, coin-op, advertising, toys, country store, banks, gaming and more will have 365 lots of fresh, quality merchandise to consider in a March 29 auction scheduled by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. The musical items will feature rare Victrolas, gramophones, music boxes, phonographs […]

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  • 7 Mar
    2014

Rare Cuban Baseball Card Set and Ephemera Leads in Hake’s Online Auction

YORK, Pa. – With an immense array of items that fall under one of two headings: either “I had one of those!” or “I’ve never seen that before – anywhere!” Hake’s Americana & Collectibles has opened the bidding on its Auction #211, with one particular lot—a complete set of Cuban baseball cards from the 1920s—expected […]

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  • 17 Feb
    2014

New Ogre Designer Edition is a Monstrously Detailed Board Game

Fans of classic hobby games, rejoice! Steve Jackson Games, one of the oldest and most successful companies in the business, recently shipped the Ogre Designer’s Edition to retail shops shortly after those who supported the game in its million-dollar Kickstarter campaign received theirs. If you happen to go looking for one, good luck. I watched […]

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  • 5 Feb
    2014

Bring the Exciting Winter Olympic Sport of Curling to Your Gaming Table!

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are just about to start. Between concerns over terrorism, confusion over choosing a site in a rather mild climate, allegations of high-level corruption and Russia President Vladimir Putin’s questionable political motives, it is sure to be an event to watch. And that’s without considering the exciting sporting events that […]

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  • 29 Jan
    2014

Heroquest Kickstarter Controversy Highlights Dungeoncrawl Games’ Collector Value

There’s been a lot of controversy in the hobby gaming and game collecting world recently due to a Spanish publisher, Gamezone, announcing a quite possibly illegal Kickstarter campaign for a 25th-anniversary edition of Heroquest without any arrangements or agreements made with the game’s original publisher or designers. As soon as the Kickstarter campaign was opened, […]

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  • 20 Jan
    2014

Awesome Toys of the ’80s: Japanes Kinnikuman & M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures

In my third-grade class, we had a Japanese exchange student named Kenta. He couldn’t speak much English, but he understood the universal language of toys well enough. Kenta had lots of really awesome 1980s toys that my friends and I had never seen before—it was long before the Internet exposed everybody in the world to […]

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  • 7 Jan
    2014

Failed Video Game Consoles of the 1990s Have Some Collector Value Now

If you’re not tuned into the video games world (or any television, radio, print or online news source), you may not be aware that when you woke up this morning that you are now living in the 8th generation of home video game consoles. Nintendo released its pre-emptive entry into the next generation sweepstakes last […]

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