Found 242 articles matching Toys, Dolls, Games and Puzzles category.
  • Jan 18 2013
  • 18 Jan 2013

Doll Fetches Record $212,000 in Theirault’s Auction

(This article first appeared in DOLLS magazine) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA—A German-made character doll sold for $212,000 at a Jan. 12 auction held by Theirault’s auction house, setting a […]

  • Jan 16 2013
  • 16 Jan 2013

Charlie Bears May Be Young but They’re Growing

Just seven years since Charlie Bears was founded, the British maker of artist-designed bears and friends is preparing to launch its biggest collection yet—about 60 […]

  • Jan 3 2013
  • 3 Jan 2013

Steiff’s Jackie Bears Issued to Mark the Golden Anniversary of the Teddy Bear

Every enthusiast has extra-special items in their collections—certain items that just take a gold medal for their rarity, design or the story behind them. Here […]

  • Jan 3 2012
  • 3 Jan 2012

How to Identify an Early Production Steiff Bears (1892-1929)

Nothing is more exciting for a Teddy Bear enthusiast than discovering or owning an early Steiff (button-in-ear) brand cub. Steiff launched its charter catalog of […]

  • Dec 20 2011
  • 20 Dec 2011

Shall We Play a Game? An Interview with a Board Game Über-Collector

Dan Baden is a published board game designer who has a multiplayer simulation of United Nations negotiation coming out in 2012 from Stronghold Games. He […]

  • Nov 29 2011
  • 29 Nov 2011

The Rise and Fall of the Great Sid Sackson Gaming Collection

Sid Sackson is regarded by many to be one of the most important and influential game designers of all time. His seminal works—most notably simple […]

  • Oct 31 2011
  • 31 Oct 2011

Meet WorthPoint’s Über-Collectors: Jennifer Frankhouser, Steiff Teddy Bears & Animals

Passion, energy, excitement. The thrill of the hunt. It seems that everyone infected with the collecting bug shares these same traits! True enthusiasts—or “über-collectors” —spend […]

  • Oct 24 2011
  • 24 Oct 2011

Rinker on Collectibles: Considering Toys as a Measure of Age

I received an e-mail from Christopher Bensch, vice president of Collections at the National Museum of Play, asking me to share stories I might have […]

  • Oct 24 2011
  • 24 Oct 2011

Horror Board Games: Spooky Play with some Scary Secondary Values

Monster, horror and other Halloweenie themes have long been popular in both mainstream and hobby market board games. Modern examples range from the classic Fury […]

  • Oct 10 2011
  • 10 Oct 2011

3M’s Innovative Bookshelf Games: The Precursors to Today’s Hobby Board Games

When most folks think of the 3M corporate brand, their thoughts most likely turn toward the unmistakable smell of Scotch tape or the canary yellow […]