Found 242 articles matching Toys, Dolls, Games and Puzzles category.
  • Oct 25 2013
  • 25 Oct 2013

Great Obscure Halloween Board Games Lurking in the Shadows

It’s Halloween time once again, and that means it is also time for my annual Halloween games roundup. I was raised on a steady diet […]

  • Oct 8 2013
  • 8 Oct 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Mechanical Art Balances Mass-Production and Aesthetics

I recently was provided with copies of e-mail exchanges between advanced toy train collectors that dealt with topics ranging from the long-term prospects of sustaining […]

  • Sep 24 2013
  • 24 Sep 2013

Collectible Sports Figures: They’re More than Just Bobbleheads

There are many types of sports figures for collectors to pursue that have intrinsic value all of their own. However, they can also serve as […]

  • Sep 24 2013
  • 24 Sep 2013

Kid-Friendly ‘Disney Infinity’ Video Game is Only the Beginning as Extras Abound

If you’re the parents of Disney-inclined kids or if you’re Disney-inclined yourself, you’ve likely either heard of or already invested into the new Disney Infinity […]

  • Sep 24 2013
  • 24 Sep 2013

From Japan to the World: Battle of the Planets Collectibles

For many children growing up during the late 1970s and early 1980s, an animated TV series named “Battle of the Planets” had them running home […]

  • Sep 18 2013
  • 18 Sep 2013

Music, Coin-Op, Gaming & Toys to lead Sept. 21 Sale at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Two outstanding 35-year collections to be sold without reserve, featuring items in many categories, will be included in a specialty auction slated […]

  • Sep 12 2013
  • 12 Sep 2013

American Marble Auctions Makes Debut with Inaugural Online Sale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The first-ever Internet-only auction for American Marble Auctions—an offshoot of American Bottle Auctions, which has featured marbles in its sales before but […]

  • Sep 8 2013
  • 8 Sep 2013

Musical and Arcade Rarities to Make Noise in Upcoming Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two outstanding 35-year collections to be sold without reserve, featuring items in many categories, will be included in a specialty auction slated […]

  • Sep 4 2013
  • 4 Sep 2013

5,000-Year-Old Game Pieces Prove the Impulse to Create Board Games is Intrinsic

When I’ve written in this column about hobby board games or the kinds of board games that most folks are familiar with, 50 or 60 […]

  • Sep 3 2013
  • 3 Sep 2013

It’s No Joke When it Comes to Steiff’s Vintage Teddy Clown Bears

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 […]