Found 254 articles matching Toys, Dolls, Games and Puzzles category.
  • 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 […]

  • Aug 15 2016
  • 15 Aug 2016

Collecting Antique Lithographed Toys – The ‘Bliss’ of the Hunt

The development of a printing method for making chromolithographs radically changed book publication during the middle of the 1800s because it removed the need to […]

  • Aug 1 2016
  • 1 Aug 2016

Value in Pokémon Go Collectibles Appear to be Future ‘Tradable Assets’

I knew that Pokémon Go was a “thing” when I was standing in line with my kids at the grocery store playing it, scanning the […]

  • Jul 22 2016
  • 22 Jul 2016

The Great Restoration Debate: Steiff Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals

Of course, every collector’s fantasy is to find their dream piece in pristine condition for $10 at a garage sale next door—that’s what reality television […]

  • Jun 29 2016
  • 29 Jun 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Jigsaw Puzzles – Fun to Collect and Use

Antique and collectibles jigsaw puzzles are utilitarian collectibles. Besides their historical imagery and collector interest, jigsaw puzzles are fun to assemble, individually or with family […]