Toy StoriesFor more than two decades, Toys & Prices has provided an easy-to-use format, collecting trends and invaluable information to some of the greatest toys ever created. Featuring 35,000 listings and more than 100,000 values, this handy and comprehensive guide provides expert collecting advice, hobby insight and secondary-market prices for a massive assortment of post-World War II toys.Inside you'll find:Action figuresAdvertising toysBarbie dollsBattery-operated toysBoard gamesFisher-PriceG.I. JoeHot Wheels carsLunch boxesMarxMatchboxRobotsSci-fi and space toysStar WarsStructoTonkaTransformersVehiclesWestern toysAnd a lot more! "No one ever forgets a toy that make him or her supremely happy as a child..." --Stephen King, The Eyes of the Dragon
Recapture an innocent era of boundless commercial creativity in a beautifully illustrated tome featuring some of the greatest toys NEVER made (but wouldn’t your world have been a better place if they had been?). It's also a tribute to the unbridled imaginations and madcap design and illustrative skills of the toy creators who drew inspiration from the robots, movie monsters, comic books and military men that kids adored, as well as the limitless possibilities of the space age. Showcased in catalogs, comics, trading cards, drug store and department store displays, somehow these geniuses knew what we wanted before we did. Marty Baumann has drawn inspiration from these incredible creators and extrapolated on those outlandish and appealing ideas, developing and illustrating an amazing array of fictional toys that reflect that optimistic era.
The Big Toy Box At Sears is a compilation of the Sears Christmas catalogs from 1951 to 1969, boy's toys only. It is printed on stock very similar to that originally used by Sears and the book is the same size (11"x8.5") as the original catalogs. It is 582 pages long, of which 172 pages are in color. It pictures trains, playsets, toy guns, trucks and countless other boy toys from the Baby Boom Era. An excellent resource and fun to look at. (All products pictured in The Big Toy Box At Sears are no longer available.)
Description: This fantastic new book is a time-machine back to the Montgomery Ward Christmas catalogs of the 1970's and 1980's. 192 pages thick, this volume features authorized reprints of rare Wards catalog pages covering toys sold by Wards from 1970 through 1985 (the last year Wards produced a holiday catalog.) Star Wars, Star Trek, Masters of the Universe, Dungeons & Dragons, He-Man, GI Joe, Tonka trucks, electric trains and tons more. A "Must Have" for toy collectors and ideal for anyone who wants to relive thrilling childhood memories!
This delightfully imaginative book catalogs eleven fantastical inventions of magical toys, with detailed descriptions and vivid illustrations that will make kids want to create their own fantastic toys Fantastic Toys is a dream catalog of eleven marvelous inventions, magical toys that would make the world far more interesting, if only they existed. Here are inventions based on fantasy, like winged jumping boots that let you leap so high you startle the birds; inventions to assuage fears, like a glowing teddy bear; inventions to improve upon boring tasks or gloomy weather, like child-size bath-foam animals and animal umbrellas; and even educational inventions, like the treasure-hunt letter maze. Best of all are the inventions just for fun: the skipping machine that should be in every playground and the sheep toboggan (real sheep not included) that takes sledding to a whole new level. In a perfect mimicry of marketing, each toy is advertised with an earnest, compelling description and a detailed hand-drawn illustration of happy children demonstrating the fun that can be had. Fantastic Toysis a book not only for reading but for marveling, inventing, and building. Who knows what other fantastic toys are just waiting to be invented?
Includes nearly 750 toys, representing almost 50 years of cartoon collectibles, with items dating back to 1949. All the major players are here: Casper(TM), cereal and advertising characters; Disney(TM); Dr. Seuss(TM); Hanna-Barbera(TM); Looney Tunes(TM); The Peanuts Gang(TM); Popeye(TM); Rocky and Bullwinkle(TM); Underdog(TM), and many more. Jameson Scott and Jim Rash include a value guide, with representative prices for each toy; over 200 full-color photographs; and information on animation companies and figural toys of the post-World War II era. For the very serious collector, for the newly interested buyer, for the grown-up kid, for the nostalgia buff--here is a book for all to enjoy.
"Now, it's its 9th edition, O'Brien's Collecting Toys has become a necessary for any toy collector. This comprehensive price guide includes everything from turn-of-the-century mechanical banks to PEX dispensers. With three grades of pricing for nearly every category, O'Brien's Collecting Toys will prove to be an indispensable tool in your pricing needs.Included are:Action figuresAircraftAnimal-Drawn VehiclesBanksBattery-Operated ToysBB GunsComic CharactersErector SetsFigural KitsGunsJapanese TinPremiumsPEZPlastic Dollhouse FurnitureShipsTin DollhousesTin Wind-upsTrainsVehiclesYo-YosAnd much more"
The Official Price Guide to Pop Culture Memorabilia: 150 Years of Character Toys and Collectibles is a trip down memory lane. Covering toys, posters, books, and more from the 1800s through the present day, the guide provides information on everything from Luke Skywalker action figures to Mary Poppins Pez dispensers to Aquaman water globes. This unique guide offers:• The history of each character or brand • Over 15,000 photographs• Over 45,000 pricesPerfect for serious collectors as well as for general interest readers who will enjoy learning the histories behind their favorite toys and who want to have the “hey, I had that!” moment of nostalgia.