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Did You Own It: Kenner’s Real Ghostbusters Firehouse Playset

Did You Own It: Kenner’s Real Ghostbusters Firehouse Playset

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: Kenner Star Wars All Terrain Armored Transport aka the AT-AT

Did You Own It: Kenner Star Wars All Terrain Armored Transport aka the AT-AT

“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 […]

Find it on hobbyDB: Kenner and Hasbro’s Starting Lineup Figures

Find it on hobbyDB: Kenner and Hasbro’s Starting Lineup Figures

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 […]

Top-10 Most-Valuable Kenner Star Wars: The Black Series Figures on hobbyDB

Top-10 Most-Valuable Kenner Star Wars: The Black Series Figures on hobbyDB

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 […]

Rocket-Firing Boba Fett Prototype Now the Most Valuable Star Wars Action Figure Ever

Rocket-Firing Boba Fett Prototype Now the Most Valuable Star Wars Action Figure Ever

The bounty hunter has been hunted and the price on his head now makes him the most valuable Star Wars action figure of all time. Heritage Auctions has announced a $525,000 winning bid for a Hand-Painted AFA Star Wars Prototype Rocket-Firing Boba Fett L-Slot. Translation: if your 1979 Kenner Boba Fett has a fireable rocket, […]

From Hardball to Soft Serve, Some History of Major League Baseball Ice Cream Helmets

From Hardball to Soft Serve, Some History of Major League Baseball Ice Cream Helmets
Written by
Christopher C. Wuensch

Some collectibles arrive with a proverbial cherry on top. A pristine Hot Wheels Redline found at a garage sale. The rocket-firing Boba Fett still in its original Kenner packaging. A GEM-MT 10 rated Mickey Mantle rookie unearthed among the must of some long forgotten basement. Others arrive with a literal cherry on top and require […]

Did You Own It: The Original Voltron Action Figure

Did You Own It: The Original Voltron Action Figure

  If there’s one thing most boys from the 1980s can attest to, it’s the “awesomeness” that was Voltron. It essentially ticked all of the right boxes. Robots? Check. Lions? Check. Space fights? Double check. Now 40 years after making its debut in 1984, we want to know…did you own the original Voltron? If you […]

The Size of the Secondary Market for Star Wars Merch

The Size of the Secondary Market for Star Wars Merch
Written by
Joschik

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 […]

121 Years of Toy Fair New York and I Am Excited It Is Back!

121 Years of Toy Fair New York and I Am Excited It Is Back!
Written by
Joschik

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 […]

Toy History! How Barbie Helped Redefine Action Figures!

Toy History! How Barbie Helped Redefine Action Figures!
Written by
Javier Serrano
Javier Serrano

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 […]

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