January 26, 2016 - Sad Passing: Greg Wellsfry
At one point in time, we envisioned updating the front page of our website weekly - with news and events. That's never come to pass. Life is too busy just keeping up with buying and selling and filling orders. But we'll still try to update this little blurb a little more frequently than we have been.
On a very sad note and with heavy heart, we have difficult news to share: our close friend (and frequent vintage 12" GI Joe collector) Greg Wellsfry passed away on January 14th 2016. He was 51 and leaves behind a loving wife and 2 college age children. Greg was a collector of many things - his main love being Mopar muscle cars. But he also loved vintage 12" GI Joes - especially the Soldiers of the World. Over the decades, he would collect for a while, sell off, and then be back again to collect them anew. He even attended the 2nd National GI Joe Collector's Club convention in 1992 in Los Angeles. Greg had multiple heart attacks last summer and had been working hard on recovery. He was the sole support of his family. They are all going through a very difficult time - not only with his loss but with the financial ramifications. We implore any and all who had pleasant dealings with Greg to stop by his memorial fund page and offer whatever you can to assist the family:
Duane Smailus Collection - Jan 2016
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 lists...so feel free to let us know what you are specifically looking for!
Thanks so much!!!
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!
Laura & Louie