• 17
    Jul

Subbuteo has been bringing Soccer Action to Enthusiasts’ Tabletops for 70 Years

So, the 2014 FIFA World Cup has ended and the Germans—undeniably the most organized team in the tournament—have been christened the World Champions. It was a great World Cup, full of drama and fever-pitched emotion with tremendous upsets and surprises. Tim Howard, the U.S. goalkeeper, stopped (almost) everything, Argentina’s Lionel Messi sulked and Brazil virtually […]

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  • 25
    Jun

Jomar Memorabilia Hits the Internet; Circus Collectors & Enthusiasts Rejoice

Unless you are a circus enthusiast, the name Jomar probably doesn’t mean anything to you. Even an experienced antique collector can rarely identify what it is. Mention Jomar to a circus history enthusiast, though, and he will immediately recognize the name of John Ringling’s private railroad car. The name “Jomar” was created by combining the […]

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  • 16
    Jun

Rare World Cup Game Brings Soccer’s Premier Tourney to Your Tabletop

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is underway in Brazil and for fans of the Beautiful Game worldwide—which cuts across all economic classes, religious divisions and club loyalties—there is no more exciting time in the world of sport. “Soccer,” as we call it in America, has never had much of a foothold (pun intended), but that […]

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  • 4
    Jun

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

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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  • 21
    Apr

An Open Love Letter to that Big, Green, City-Smashing Hunk, Godzilla

I remember it like it was yesterday. Flashback with me to Christmas, 1979. Every Christmas there are toys that dominate the shopping season, but this one was different. Every Christmas morning my family would have breakfast at my Uncle Ken and Aunt Sally’s house and then it was time to tear into presents. I can’t […]

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  • 31
    Mar

Radar O’Reilly’s Teddy Bear from ‘M*A*S*H’ TV Show Hammers for $14,000

When a “national treasure” prop or costume from an iconic Hollywood movie or television show becomes available at auction, it can make headlines, especially among auction watchers, memorabilia collectors, as well as those who follow celebrity related news. One of the most sentimental TV-related props—Radar O’Reilly’s Teddy bear from the hit show “M*A*S*H”—sold at One […]

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  • 24
    Mar

Going Out Like a Lamb: Steiff’s Sheep Collectibles

As the end of March quickly approaches, it’s hard not to think of the old adage about the month: In like a lion, out like a lamb. However, most people could rightfully argue that this year it feels like a lion at both ends! The good news is that there are hopeful signs that spring […]

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  • 24
    Mar

Wrestling Fans Covet Collectibles of the Squared Circle

The combination of athletic prowess, strength, theatrics and showmanship that create the world of professional wrestling has given rise to a host of collectible opportunities through the years. While professional wrestling has existed for decades, its skyrocketing popularity can clearly be traced back to the 1980s with the emergence of such legendary talents as Hulk […]

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  • 18
    Mar

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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