Found 243 articles matching Toys, Dolls, Games and Puzzles category.
  • Feb 23 2008
  • 23 Feb 2008

Diminutive Audio Equipment as Collectible

Musical toys are some of the most sought-after audio equipment in avant garde music genres. This phenomenon has made primitive, electronic instruments into collectibles. In addition to the sheer novelty of collecting poor quality, low-fi objects, the idea of toy keyboards from the eighties as collectibles speaks to the high-speed rate of progress in audio.

  • Feb 19 2008
  • 19 Feb 2008

Barbie’s™ First Pet

1964 was a good year for Barbie™. There were many exciting changes and there were a few new faces added. Among these was a set called “Dog ‘n Duds” (stock #1613)

  • Feb 11 2008
  • 11 Feb 2008

The El Camino in 1:64

by Doug Breithaupt For many years, fans of Chevrolet’s El Camino have had little to collect in small-scale diecast. That has changed recently as the […]

  • 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 […]