Hot Wheels collectors Kmart Collector Day February 2013 –
For nearly 10 years, Mattel and Kmart have teamed up to celebrate diecast car collectors and the toy cars they love at the Kmart Collector Day Event. (To see video of an actual Collector Day Event, click here
.) This event, which is usually held a few times each year, generally uses a raffle-style system to determine which participants will be given the opportunity to open a sealed 36-count case of Hot Wheels. Each participating Kmart is allotted a certain number of master cases for use at the event, with each master case containing 4 of the 36-count cases.
Collectible figures plus candy — what’s not to love?
Vintage Tootsie Toy
Vintage Tootsie Toy Collectibles and Much More - Image Reproduced With Permission of Girard Auction & Land Brokers Inc.
and toy tractor collectors will start the new year with an auction guaranteed to bring vintage toy collectors reason to celebrate.
Toy train collectors and are eagerly awaiting the opening of an upcoming antique toy auction in Pennsylvania.
Vintage toy collectors are buzzing about the upcoming December 8-12 2011 toy auction featured by Morphy Auctions. Among numerous vintage collectibles, items up for bid are set to include old Star Wars toys and even Star Wars toy prototypes.
Toy cars are always in style, and who better to prove it than elite designer Ralph Lauren?
As writer Jonathan Welsh reports, a portion of Ralph Lauren’s car collection could be yours–in 1/8th scale–if you have a few extra thousand to spend.
What exactly are toy collectibles?
After all, a toy I might consider to be a collectible may be of no interest whatsoever to another person.
So many of us have memories involving toy cars and old toy trucks from our childhood…which ones we loved best…how we “customized” our diecast cars with hammers, colored markers and other makeshift customizing tools…and how we took a beating on account of what we did–or did not do–with our toys…
It all started out so innocently.
Today, that’s what was on my mind.
But, as we know, life is about more than toy collecting…and so, there was other stuff on my mind, too.
There are lots of approaches to finding toys for collectors.
Thanks to the internet, we now have access to toy auctions and online toy stores and shops. The net also opens doors to an online community for collectors of pretty much any toy imaginable. There are buyers, sellers and traders for nearly anything we seek to find or sell.