Joschik Posts

Remembering Atlantic Figures from Italy

Remembering Atlantic Figures from Italy

Musings by Joschik

Besides Timpo Toys and Airfix, I had lots of Atlantic figures as a child. Atlantic was an Italian firm that started in the mid-’60s and closed shop sometime in the 80s.  They made both 1/72 “HO” and 1/32 54-60mm plastic polyethylene figures with themes ranging from Egyptians, Wild West to a lot of WWII figures.  […]

A Review of the excellent “Pressman Toys – A Century of American Toys & Games” Book

A Review of the excellent “Pressman Toys – A Century of American Toys & Games” Book

Found exactly 100 years ago by Jack Pressman I liked the company Pressman Toy as it was basically started by an idea he got in Chicago where Jack got to know Chinese Checkers and as the company was a pioneer in licensing toys for Dick Tracy, Little Orphan Annie, and Disney’s Snow White and the […]

The D.M.P. Studios Story

The D.M.P. Studios Story

I founded D.M.P. Studios in 1983 as a full-time professional model-building studio in Oakville, Canada.  Ever since the studio has produced upward of 300 models per year for discriminating collectors the world over. The main thrust of D.M.P. Studios is towards constant innovation and customer satisfaction. In 1986 a conversation with George Maxwell led me […]

Christian Braun joining the NB Center for Automotive as Advisor for Automobilia

Christian Braun joining the NB Center  for Automotive as Advisor for Automobilia

The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage in Allentown, Pennsylvania is an institution dedicated to preserving America’s automotive heritage through its commitment to craftsmanship, education, and good stewardship.  A Car Meet at the NB Center It showcases 250 cars but also a burgeoning library and 20,000 model cars with plans to expand the collection. Christian […]

Window Shopping for Collectibles, kind of…

Window Shopping for Collectibles, kind of…

I have happened this to me now so often that I thought I share this last instance and invite you to show your finds!  Walking on the street I see some collectibles in a window, here my most recent experience in Kopenhagen, Denmark  –   To the chagrin of my wife, I knocked on the […]