Found 239 articles matching Toys, Dolls, Games and Puzzles category.
  • Jan 29 2014
  • 29 Jan 2014

Q & A with Harry Rinker: ‘Early Junk’ Chair, Dale Earnhardt Die-Cast Car

QUESTION: Between 40 and 50 years ago, when my mother was collecting “early junk,” she purchased a rush-seat arm chair that has arms, legs and […]

  • Jan 20 2014
  • 20 Jan 2014

Oh Baby! A Look Back at Steiff’s Toys for Tots from the 1970s and ’80s

The long-standing tag line for the Steiff Company, articulated by the founder Margarete Steiff at the turn of last century, is “Only the best for […]

  • Jan 20 2014
  • 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 […]

  • Jan 13 2014
  • 13 Jan 2014

It’s Always Naptime with Steiff’s Vintage Sleeping Style Animals

I don’t know about you, but after a month of a few too many parties, second helpings, special holiday desserts and celebratory beverages—combined with bitter […]

  • Jan 7 2014
  • 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 […]

  • Dec 20 2013
  • 20 Dec 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: French Provincial Loveseat & Camp Granada Board Game

QUESTION: I have a French Provincial loveseat. I was told it was made in France or possibly Quebec, Canada, in the 1880s. Around 1900, my […]

  • Dec 19 2013
  • 19 Dec 2013

Gale Force Nine becomes a Development Force with Cult TV Board Games

  Gale Force Nine started out in the hobby gaming business as a manufacturer of accessories for miniatures games—mostly die-cut acrylic tokens, range templates and […]

  • Dec 16 2013
  • 16 Dec 2013

Awesome Toys of the ’80s: Shogun Warriors

My soon-to-be-4 son has suddenly taken an interest in the Power Rangers, Saban’s long-running (20 years!) Westernization of several different Japanese tokusatsu (“special effects”) superhero […]

  • Dec 9 2013
  • 9 Dec 2013

Bigger on the Inside: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Collectibles

It was 50 years ago last month that a U.K. television program originally aimed at children would first flicker onto TV screens and become not […]

  • Dec 6 2013
  • 6 Dec 2013

Auction Report: Pepsin Gum Dispenser Takes Top Lot at Antique Sale

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A rare antique Pepsin Gum embossed-tin dispenser, coin-operated to accept one cent for gum and to tell a fortune, sold for […]