In that first year, Mattel zoomed onto the die-cast toy scene, releasing 16 colorful, tricked-out models inspired by custom-built rods and high-performance muscle cars—on the whole, much flashier and fresher feeling than models put out by Brit-based die-cast competitors Matchbox, Corgi and Dinky. Of course, condition has a lot to do with how much any vintage die-cast car will fetch. Serious Hot Wheels collectors seek mint-condition toys, with little to no sign of use, preferably in their original paperboard-and-plastic blister pack.
Toys of Another Time sells vintage dolls and toys from antique to the Baby Boomer years, and occasionally into more modern collectibles. Our inventory is always changing, but some of the items you might find on our website include s dolls such as vintage Barbie dolls, Ideal Tammy, Mattel Liddle Kiddles, Ideal Crissy and friends, American Character's Tressy, Vogue Ginny, and many others. Please bookmark our site so you can check back regularly.
In the 'sas popular culture became ever more important, toys start to reflect the television, movies, and musical influences that children experienced during the decade. While the focus still remained similar to the types available for children in the fifties, more and more featured labels associated with popular characters or celebrities like The Flintstones or The Beatles. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.
Check the attic and raid your parents' basement — these playthings from your past are worth a small fortune now. Ahhhh, the '80s. Bonus dollars if they are in their original packaging. The total haul of the auction came to over half a million dollars, and included this as-new boxed Luke Skywalker figurineone of only 20 out there.
We all remember playing with popular dolls like Barbie and G. Joe as kids growing up in the s. But what about the toys that didn't make it past our generation?
Advertisement The s were a golden era for toys. Kids had countless more toys to choose from compared to previous decades and parents spent more on their kids also. Combine that with bigger families in general and that leads to an influx of cash streaming into the toy industry.
Let's face it, kids just wanted to be little adults in the s. From small kitchen appliances to baby dolls, the toys of that era were pretty mature. Well, now the joke's on us.
Whereas now children play on apps and online communities, there were whole generations that stored tangible nuggets of nostalgia on bookshelves and cupboards. The value of vintage and iconic toys from as early as the s have started soaring — with some racking up to hundreds of thousands of dollars today. Do you have any of these classic toys in your attic?
Developed in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, this 8,square-foot exhibit will share the stories behind the iconic toys, including how they were developed and used to teach and entertain children. As part of the exhibit, visitors will be able to enjoy hands-on examples of dozens of toys and numerous interactive areas throughout the exhibit. The History Center will also showcase artifacts and stories behind toys developed or produced in Western Pennsylvania, focusing on items from the Wolverine Toy Company and the Slinky.