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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 KO 8" AHI Dracula Universal Monster Figure

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH Batman Set REMOVABLE COWL ALL ORIGINAL

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Seaview Playset Sub Remco 1968 GREAT SHAPE!!

Six Million Dollar Man 1977 Bionic Woman Fembot MIB FACTORY SEALED

Mego 8" Accessory 1973 WGSH Batman (and others) Carrying Case Red Interior

Mego 8" MIB 1973 WGSH Tarzan T1 Mego DC High Grade C9++

Mego 8" MOC Clone AHI FRANKENSTEIN 1973 KRESGE Non-Jointed Wrist Dracula

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH Batman Pal ROBIN T2 ALL ORIGINAL Complete

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH Batman Pal ROBIN Removeable Mask ALL ORIGINAL

Mego 8" PLANET OF THE APES 1974  x6 SET Complete Figures ALL ORIGINAL A

Mego 8" PLANET OF THE APES 1974  Near SET x8 Complete Figures ALL ORIGINAL

Mego 8" PLANET OF THE APES 1974 Zira All Original

Mego 8" PLANET OF THE APES 1974 Galen Cornelius ALL ORIGINAL

Mego 8" PLANET OF THE APES Zaius 1974 All Original B

Mego 8" PLANET OF THE APES 1974 Soldier Ape Dark Blue ALL ORIGINAL

Mego 8" WGSH FANTASTIC FOUR 4 1970s Complete Set Nice ALL ORIGINAL

Mego 8" 1975 WGSH Mr. Mister Fantastic Four 4 Complete ALL ORIGINAL Reed

Mego 8" 1970's WGSH Boxed The THING Fantastic Four 4 ALL ORIGINAL

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH Batman Set REMOVABLE COWL Stirrups ALL ORIGINAL Bruce Wayne

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH Batman Pal BATGIRL SILKSCREEN ALL Original

Mego 8" 1970s WGSH Batman Pal BATGIRL Complete ALL ORIGINAL High Grade A

Mego 8" 1973 WGSH Wonder Woman Wonderwoman Diana Prince Plastic Boots HIGH GRADE

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

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