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Mr. Potato Head Meets DC Comics

Mr. Potato Head Meets DC Comics

A Mr. Potato Head toy collection isn’t complete without DC Comics versions of this classic toy. Batman, Superman, even Wonder Woman are represented in the Hasbro toys. Add these iconic treats to your own collection. Popular Toy Collections Mr. Potato Head, along with the Mrs and the whole family, are popular for collectors of classic […]

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Legos ~ Toy of the Century

Legos ~ Toy of the Century

Legos have been around my entire life and are such a great way to encourage creativity and imagination through play. It is no surprise that Legos have been named “Toy of the Century” twice! LEGO Education Brick Set 779384 (884 Pieces)Check Price   Lego Legacy Lego’s “father” company was established in 1932 in a village […]

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Vintage Paper Dolls

Vintage Paper Dolls

 Barbie and Ken Vintage Paper Dolls (Barbie) (Paper Doll Book) by Golden Books (2012-08-07)Check PricePaper Dolls have been around my whole life! My original paper dolls were one of my first “craft projects”. I remember spending days cutting out cartoons from the Sunday newspaper and pasting the pictures to cardboard to make my own paper […]

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John Deere Collectible Toy Tractors

John Deere Collectible Toy Tractors

You don’t have to have been raised on a farm to love collecting John Deere toy tractors. John Deere is such an icon for the farm world, but also for the enjoyment of collecting those special toys that represent the farming world. Collectible Toy Tractors Yes, I have a brother-in-law, a compete city guy, who […]

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Ty Beanie Baby Ghosts for Halloween Collections

Ty Beanie Baby Ghosts for Halloween Collections

So many of us collect Ty’s Beanie Babies. We collect them just because they are all so delightful. When I saw the Ghost Beanie Babies, I was hooked. My own large group of these darlings couldn’t be complete without some ghosts. Specialty Collections Like so many other collectors of Beanie Babies, I have specialty groups […]

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Classic Wood Lincoln Logs for Building Collections

Classic Wood Lincoln Logs for Building Collections

In a world of plastic, isn’t it fun to go back to those wood building sets like Lincoln Logs? That look of the Frontier West with log cabins is just too much fun. Lincoln Logs were my first building sets. And I’m sure many of you still know them today. History of Lincoln Logs It […]

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New Versions of Iconic Classic Toys

Written by on June 22, 2020 in Classic Toys, Collecting Toys, Iconic Toys with 0 Comments
New Versions of Iconic Classic Toys

Remember those great toys you played with when you were a child? So many new toys are out, but there are great new versions of those classic toys that we now see as icons from our own childhood. Iconic classics are back in style and ready for you to enjoy, collect or share with your […]

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Kaleidoscopes

Written by on June 21, 2020 in Arts & Crafts, Classic Toys, Iconic Toys with 0 Comments
Kaleidoscopes

As kids, many of us enjoyed gazing into a kaleidoscope, watching the pretty images change.  With each turn another beautiful mosaic was created.  Sadly, for most of us, our childhood kaleidoscopes are long gone. Like so many toys of the past, kaleidoscopes were broken, lost in moves, or given to younger relatives.  I had one […]

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Lite Brite Lighted Peg Art

Written by on June 19, 2020 in Arts & Crafts, Classic Toys, Iconic Toys with 2 Comments
Lite Brite Lighted Peg Art

Most of us grew up loving our Lite-Brite.  Even though they have changed in style, a Lite-Brite is still being manufactured.  Plus it is a popular toy and gift today, just as it was in the past. I had a Lite-Brite when I was a child and both of my children had their own too.  […]

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Matchbox Die Cast Cars

Matchbox Die Cast Cars

Matchbox Die Cast Cars were introduced to the world in the early 50’s by Lesley Products, a British manufacturing company. Ownership of the Matchbox brand changed several time over the decades, but were subsequently sold to their greatest competitor Mattel, who still currently owns Matchbox cars and products. The name “Matchbox” was selected simply due […]

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