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March 25, 2016 - quick update

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.

Sad Passing - We noted a couple of months ago that our good friend of 30 years, Greg Wellsfry, had passed away on January 14th 2016.  He was 51 and leaves behind a loving wife and 2 college age children.  He was the sole support of his family.  Laura and I were surprised to note that donations were made to his family from fellow collectors who didn't even know him.  We cannot express our gratitude enough - although you'll remain anonymous here, you know who you are and we are very touched.  You make the world a better place.

For those coming late to the party - the donation page is still open https://www.youcaring.com/natalie-wellsfry-508399


Duane Smailus Collection - Jan 2016 Update

Another update on the Duane Smailus collection. Duane is one of our favorite customers...and someone we consider a friend even though we wouldn't know him if he passed us in a hallway.  He's been selling his 13 year collection of vintage 1964 -1980s, 12" GI Joe and his foreign cousins (Palitoy, Ceji, Falcon, Geyper Man, Action Joe, etc).  Duane was (and still is in his own way) a serious collector - he 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 as hard to find foreign sets.  Since no takers were available to purchase his collection as a whole (and believe us when we tell you that there were probably less than a handful that could have come up with that much money - his collection is that good), Duane began parting out his collection a year or so ago.  He has sold some items (they'll be marked "SOLD"). He's still got a lot of great items.  Even if you're not interested in a purchase, stop by anyway for a look of some rare items:

Duane Collection
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NOW PARTING ITEMS OUT!! STOP BY FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A RARE ITEM!

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!!!

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)...

 
GI Joe 1964 1970 AT #7415 MIB Hidden Missile Discovery Factory Sealed

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH Aquaman T1 Nylon Shorts ALL ORIGINAL

GI Joe 1964 #7710 MIB Marine Dress Parade Kellogg's Post Cereal Mail Away UNUSED

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH Batman Bruce Wayne T1 ALL ORIGINAL

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH Teen Titans Kid Flash Complete ALL ORIGINAL

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH Teen Titans Wondergirl Complete Alll Original

Mego 8" One Million B.C. Zon Figure ALL ORIGINAL

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH SUPERMAN T1 Nylon Shorts Complete All Original Clark Kent A

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH SUPERMAN T2 Complete ALL ORIGINAL Clark Kent Felt Emblem

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH SUPERMAN T2 Complete ALL ORIGINAL Clark Kent

Mego 8" MIB 1975 WGSH Batman Bat Lab Van Near Old Store Stock

Mego 8" 1975 WGSH Batman Pal ROBIN Fist Fighter ALL ORIGINAL

Mego 8" 1975 WGSH Batman Foe RIDDLER FIST FIGHTER ALL ORIGINAL High Grade

Mego 8" 1975 WGSH Batman Bruce Wayne FIST FIGHTER ALL ORIGINAL High Grade

Mego KO 8" AHI Dracula Universal Monster Figure C

Mego KO 8" AHI Dracula Universal Monster Figure A

Mego KO 8" AHI Dracula Universal Monster Figure B

Mego KO 8" 1970s AHI Wolfman Universal Monster Figure ALL ORIGINAL

Mego 8" 1974 Universal Monster Wolfman Figure ALL ORIGIANL

Mego 8" 1974 Universal Monster Mummy Figure ALL ORIGINAL A

Mego 8" 1974 Universal Monster Frankenstein Figure ALL ORIGINAL

Universal Monsters Creature From The Black Lagoon 1960s Flicker Ring Red Tint

Universal Monsters Phantom of The Opera 1960s Flicker Ring Red Tint Lon Chaney

Superman 1965 Ideal Hand Puppet Batman 1966 MIB Factory Stock

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