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April 19, 2013

We can't believe it's been a year since we've updated this blurb.  We suspect that not that many people are reading it as it is, but, STILL, we'd like to keep it a little more current in case you're new to our site and just happened to stumble across it.  We're still here - buying, selling...and wishing we could keep all the great things we come across. But, alas, we can't.  But we knew that going into this - we wouldn't be here with a website of products for sale if we could keep it all. So, we're happy to 'share'.  And, of course, we love the friendships gained along the way.

Speaking of friendships, one of our favorite customers...and someone we consider a friend even though we wouldn't know him if he passed us in a selling his 13 year collection of vintage 1964 -1980s, 12" GI Joe and his foreign cousins (Palitoy, Ceji, Falcon, Geyper Man, Action Joe, etc).  Now, I tell you, Duane is a serious collector - he's amassed one of the premier GI Joe collections in the world.  He's a bit modest and wouldn't advertise it as such - but we suffer no such ailments.  He's a scientist by trade - and it shows in his attention to detail.  You'll see examples of very rare prototypes - as well hard to find foreign sets.  He's selling the collecton as a whole - and it's not for the squeamish.  But stop by anyway for a look:

Duane Collection
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We greatly appreciate your business and hope you enjoy browsing our site.  As always, feel free to contact us with any questions.  Don't forget - we also love working from want feel free to let us know what you are specifically looking for!

Thanks so much!!!

Christmas' Past

Our attempt to add a  "Christmas' Past" section hasn't come to fruition.  But we still invite you to send in vintage pictures of yourself (or others - with their permission, of course!) opening up those toys of yesterday (heck, we'll even take birthday or other events of same!).  We think it's great fun to share our experiences - I believe most collectors are in this, at least partially, to relive their childhood.  Let's all share a bit! :)  With that thought, our first entry is from one of our customers who was so kind to share his Christmas photo - 'Tommy' circa 1966 or so, age 10 or 11...getting ready to begin a fun filled day with the Cartrights of Bonanza fame!  

Thanks for your continued support!!

Laura & Louie

Oct 12, 2006

After being in business for over 20 years now (has it really been that long??!), we finally decided to officially develop and roll out our own website (we have been selling on eBay for over 8 years now but this is our first solo flight!). We know that shopping on the Internet is not always the rewarding experience it SHOULD be.  If you're like us, you're tired of the extremely poor customer service provided by over 90% of eBay 'sellers'.  The horror stories are never ending.  $300 purchases arriving in the mail wrapped in nothing more than butcher paper (with, no wonder, bend folds running through the middle); "mint" items arriving with rust, paint touch ups, etc; all original items arriving with repro boxes and/or parts; $700 ceramics arriving tossed into a box with absolutely nothing more than a thin piece of newspaper floating around the now damaged figures; items not arriving AT ALL...ouch!!  We are constantly striving to provide the opposite of that!  

The site is a "live" document....we intend it to continue to grow.   Please browse around and let us know what you think.  If you're of the mind, feel free to send us a want list.  We really miss the old days of direct interaction with people.  We actually have a phone number you call if you wish!!  Oh, if the desire to purchase something strikes your fancy, feel free to purchase away! 

And feel free to tell a friend!

Best Regards,

Laura & Louie

Here's a small selection of our most recent additions (all immediately available for sale)...

Major Matt Mason 1968 Figure SGT STORM with Helmet Blue Straps

GI Joe 1964 #7822P MIB Pilot Air Cadet Set PHOTO Box

Disney Hagen-Renaker 1950s Lady and The Tramp Pedro

Disney Hagen-Renaker 1950s Lady and Tramp Crouching Puppy

Disney Hagen-Renaker 1950s Lady and The Tramp LADY with Paper Base

Batman 1978 Bat Ray Gun Electronic Project-A-Light AHI Remco MIB

Batman 1986 BATMOBILE MIB Friction 10" Korean ASC 1966

Outer Limits Topps 1964 Trading Card .5c Wrapper Monster Sci-Fi

Disney Who Framed Roger Rabbit Production Cel Roger Feeling of Dread

Captain Action Ideal 1967 MIB The Phantom FACTORY SEWN

Flintstones 1962 Fred Drummer Bedrock Band Battery Op MIB

Batman 1966 Ideal Playset SANCTUARY Batcave JLA

Ideal Hanna Barbera Twist N Pose 1964 Peter Potamus Twistables Twistoy

James Bond 1966 Corgi MIB 270 Aston Martin DB5 Bubble Window FACTORY SEALED

Aurora Model MIB 1964 Superman 1st Issue FACTORY SEALED

Aurora Model MIB 1966 Voyage Bottom of Sea Seaview FACTORY SEALED 2nd

Aurora Model MIB 1965 James Bond ODDJOB FACTORY SEALED

Batman 1966 Gilbert Wrist Watch Scarce MIB

Disney Hagen-Renaker 1950s Peter Pan PETER

Disney Hagen-Renaker 1950s CINDERELLA

Disney Hagen-Renaker 1950s Peter Pan MERMAID Blonde Kneeling

Aurora Model MIB 1966 Voyage to The Bottom of Sea Seaview Small Box

Major Matt Mason 1968 Figure MATT MASON Wtih Helmet Blue Straps


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