Found 240 articles matching Toys, Dolls, Games and Puzzles category.
  • Feb 6 2008
  • 6 Feb 2008

Barbie™ ~ Looking Good at “49” !

Barbie™ gives a new meaning to the saying’ “You’ve come a long way baby.” 2008 marks 49 years since her first public showing at the New York Toy Fair. The Barbie™ doll has delighted children and collectors for many years. There are young and old Barbie™ fans not just in our country, but all over the world. So who is responsible for such an infamous doll?

  • Jan 27 2008
  • 27 Jan 2008

Movie and Television Merchandise as Collectibles

The box office tally isn’t the whole story of a film’s profit margin – “It’s the merchandise, silly.” So says Mel Brooks in his 1987 science fiction parody Spaceballs, as his character displays merchandise from the film – within the film – including bed sheets and a cereal box.

  • Jan 14 2008
  • 14 Jan 2008

Sputnik Ranch: A Refuge for Designer Toy Collectors

Sputnik Ranch
3029 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA
www.sputnikranch.com

  • Jan 10 2008
  • 10 Jan 2008

Have You Lost Your Marbles?

A thumb flicks a shiny marble across the cement and the camera zooms in on the child’s face – tongue curled over his upper lip in consternation, his gaze steady – as the tiny ball rolls toward its target. A smile erupts when the marble hits its mark.

  • Jul 31 2007
  • 31 Jul 2007

Coming of Age: Toys in Early America

American toys actually predate recorded history. American Indian children played with the smaller versions of their parents’ items, right down to scaled-down bows and arrows. […]

  • Feb 18 2007
  • 18 Feb 2007

A Survey of Chevrolet Nomads in 1/64 Scale

by Dave Weber, images Doug Breithaupt The year was 1954 and was the first time a Chevrolet Nomad was introduced to the public. It was […]

  • Feb 18 2007
  • 18 Feb 2007

The Less-Than Fairlady: Nissan’s 280ZX

by Brian Willoughby For almost 10 years, Nissan’s original Z car had dominated the American sports car scene, becoming, along the way, the biggest selling […]

  • Feb 11 2006
  • 11 Feb 2006

Military Vehicles Past and Present

Military Vehicles Past and Present by Ivan Delgado images by Ivan Delgado and Doug Breithaupt WC54 Ambulance (WWII), Johnny L. DINKY TOYS 22f Tank22c Motor […]

  • Feb 11 2006
  • 11 Feb 2006

1973 – A Glorious Time for Grand Touring Cars

By Doug Breithaupt To the French, they are the ‘Grand Routier’, to the Italians, ‘Gran Turismo’, and to the English speaking world, ‘Grand Touring’ cars. […]

  • Feb 11 2006
  • 11 Feb 2006

The Original Jeep: 50 Years in Miniature

By Doug Breithaupt One of the most-recognized of all vehicles, the original Jeep has been a popular choice for diecast producers. First built by Willys […]