Found 248 articles matching Toys, Dolls, Games and Puzzles category.
  • Jun 28 2017
  • 28 Jun 2017

Steiff’s Very Rare and Early Cinnamon Colored Teddy Bear

What it is:  Today’s star of the show is an all original Steiff Teddy bear from around 1907.  That in itself is not all that unusual. […]

  • May 15 2017
  • 15 May 2017

Adorable Woolen Miniatures by Steiff

What they are:  These woolen miniatures are universally beloved by Steiff, doll, and toy enthusiasts worldwide.  Perhaps that is because they are so appealing and […]

  • May 2 2017
  • 2 May 2017

Rinker on Collectibles: The Changing Face of Toy Collecting

  Collecting categories fall into two categories—static and changing. Antiques categories and some collectibles collecting categories are static. Static means no new period products associated […]

  • May 2 2017
  • 2 May 2017

Fabulous Find: Steiff’s Very Rare Standing Princeton Tiger With IDs

What it is: Today’s fabulous find is an all-original Steiff “Princeton Tiger.” He measures approximately 40 cm long and 23 cm tall not including his […]

  • Apr 20 2017
  • 20 Apr 2017

Collectible Card Games: For Play or For Profit?

What do Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, World of Warcraft and even Harry Potter have in common? These are some of the most played collectible […]

  • Apr 20 2017
  • 20 Apr 2017

Size Defies With These Tiny And Extremely Collectible Steiff Miniature Mascots

Although most people associate Steiff button-in-ear collectibles with Teddy bears and animals, the company has also produced a number of very unusual character specialties over […]

  • Mar 31 2017
  • 31 Mar 2017

It’s Rabbit Time: Steiff’s Bitty Baby Easter Bunnies

There are so many reasons to love Easter—the family gatherings, traditional brunches, spirit of the holiday, lovely seasonal flowers, baskets full of candy—the list could […]

  • Mar 23 2017
  • 23 Mar 2017

Magic Still Gathering Fans long after the Bubble was supposed to Burst

Twenty-four years ago, I was sitting in a college literature class reading a Gundam comic book, waiting for the professor to show up. I looked […]

  • Oct 16 2016
  • 16 Oct 2016

Can You Identify These Relics From the Mud?

There may be no more maligned hobby in the world than metal detecting. Everyone has the image of the guy in the Bermuda shorts down […]

  • Sep 23 2016
  • 23 Sep 2016

Game Collectors Enter Panic Mode as Fantasy Flight Games ends deal with Games Workshop

Way back in 2005, I attended the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) trade show in Las Vegas on behalf of my game shop. One of the […]