History 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.  […]

Contemplating the History and Future of NFTs for Funko, Hasbro and Others

Contemplating the History and Future of NFTs for Funko, Hasbro and Others

Since 2014, when the first NFT was launched, it has been a constant debate among collectors and investors. The NFT market skyrocketed during the pandemic, hitting its peak of investment in January 2022, with $17.2 billion. If we consider that celebrities, such as artists, musicians and athletes and global companies are behind the curtains, that […]

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 […]

Vote Yes for Presidential Election Day Collectibles

Vote Yes for Presidential Election Day Collectibles

It’s Election Day in the United States and we’re going to the polls to vote for our favorite Electoral collectibles! When it comes to election collectibles and nostalgia, there are just as many items as there are empty promises from politicians…i.e. a lot. We wanted to take a look at some of our favorites found […]