Mark B. Ledenbach is the author of Vintage Halloween Collectibles: An Identification and Price Guide. In this edition of The Friday Five, Mark shares early examples of Halloween collectibles and discloses the problem plaguing collectors
In 1965, Gilbert re-designed its hands-on microscope kits to include a new, ruggedized, professional look and newer higher-visibility packaging.
Budding music-makers can cut their own vinyl records, thanks to a new collaboration between Swedish consumer electronics company Teenage Engineering and designer/musician Yuri Suzuki.
Released in 1971 by Milton Bradley, The Funky Phantom Game invited players to explore a spooky home in an effort to release the Funky Phantom ghost from the grandfather clock.
Yakkity Yob’s quirky design, operation, and full-colour, store-quality display packaging make this toy a highly valued fan favourite in the world of collectible robots.
Dave of the Toy Polloi YouTube channel repairs the clicker found inside the vintage Kenner R2-D2 and R5-D4 toys.
Get ready for season 5 of
A Toy Store Near You and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Jim Henson was a television pioneer and innovative visual artist who raised puppeteering to a new art form.
“Real features. Real fun. That’s today’s Meccano.”
Collect what you like and don’t get too hung up about what other people may think.
– Cassandra Chiles
Statista forecasts that the worldwide toys and hobbies market will reach US$545 billion in revenue in 2023.
Indiana Jones Adventure Series celebrates the 40-plus-year legacy of the character.
Released in 1964 by Ideal, Crazy Clock Game took players on a Rube Goldberg-inspired journey to spring a man from the comfort of his bed.
Amidst the rising popularity of frisbee as an outdoor, family-friendly game, Amsco introduced Skyro, its own variant on the flying disc.
Clarke’s Collectibles Lunch Box Museum and Antiques Store is a mélange of collectibles and childhood objects, including vintage lunch boxes.
There’s a new Play-Doh x Nickelodeon Slime line set to arrive in 2023 and 7 other things we wanted to share this week.
Matt Broussard is chief toy officer at the Houston Toy Museum. In this edition of The Friday Five, Matt talks about how his dreams of opening a museum came to fruition and recognizing the art in the toy production process.
Amsco’s Famous Replicas toy line reflected the company’s guiding philosophy that “kids like to play grown-up.”
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