When it comes to classic toys from the 1980s, we know who we’re gonna call. That would be Kenner and its The Real Ghostbusters Firehouse Playset, that’s who. Released at the end of 1986, the playset was the centerpiece of Kenner’s The Real Ghostbusters collection and one their most coveted toys through 1991. The playset […]
“Did You Own It” is our recurring series highlighting vintage and classic toys. Check out previous DYOI’s here! What would you like to see us highlight? For kids of the 70s, the movie “Star Wars: A New Hope” knocked our socks off. As did its subsequent line of original action figures from Kenner. So when […]
If you grew up in the 80s, your action figures likely consisted of G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe and Star Wars. For the young sports fan, your outlets traditionally were reserved to trading cards. And as fun as collecting cards was, at the end of the day, you couldn’t play with or enjoy them […]
The Force is strong with Star Wars: The Black Series. Since making its debut in 2013, Kenner’s Star Wars: The Black Series has produced close to 400 figures across the galaxy far far away. Something in the Force called out to us to take a look within and examine the most-valuable Star Wars: The Black […]
Last week Rowan Bridge from the BBC asked me how big the Secondary Market for Star Wars Merchandise is. I knew it was big and decided to look at hobbyDB and other stats to give him my best answer. First, we have to define what we are looking for. The secondary market for Star […]
It started in 1903 with less than 10 companies in New York and after two years COVID break Toy Fair is back from September 30 to October 3. Now there are 1,000s of companies presenting or walking the floor! And it is a joy to walk the Halls! Noticed that Toy Fair lasted for more […]
Since its launch in 1959, Barbie has crossed all the borders to become one of the most recognized toy brands worldwide. And of course, these days it is not difficult to talk about it, considering that its movie could be the blockbuster of 2023. However, beyond its fame, the impact of the doll created by […]
What’s it called when two great brands form a partnership? Fans of Funko and Super7 figures call it awesome. Super7 got its start as a vintage Japanese toy magazine in 2001, before transitioning into a globally recognized toy manufacturer. That includes their popular ReAction Figures, which made their debut at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. […]
If you were a girl growing up in the early 1980s, you almost certainly had a Strawberry Shortcake doll. In fact, there’s a chance you still might have one (or want one again). The concept for Strawberry Shortcake began in 1972 as a greeting card. Designed by Barbi Sargent, Strawberry Shortcake made her debut in […]
When it comes to affable villains, it’s difficult to not love Star Wars Stormtroopers. Their notorious bad aim has kept our heroes fighting the good fight since 1977. Troopers have come a long way since our first introduction in “A New Hope.” Keeping track of them all can become problematic. You’ll find more than 50 […]
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