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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 […]

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 […]

Shipping Costs Kill 100,000s of Small US Businesses – We Need Shipping Neutrality

Shipping Costs Kill 100,000s of Small US Businesses – We Need Shipping Neutrality

Joschik

Online trading allowed hundreds of thousands to create their small businesses selling directly or via platforms such as hobbyDB to others in the United States and overseas. But shipping costs are now killing these businesses off, in favor of Amazon and maybe some other big corporates that are trying to copy Amazon. There are thousands […]

Hideaki Tanaka, Director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan joins our Advisory Council (and you have to see his collection!)

Hideaki Tanaka, Director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan joins our Advisory Council (and you have to see his collection!)

Musings By Joschik

Since 1998 Hideaki is the director of the Nostalgic Toy Cars Museum.  He is also a co-founder and Secretary of the Mini Auto Club of Japan (MACJ).  He has always been more than willing to engage in dialog with other model car collectors around the globe.  He already wrote a number of blog posts about […]