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Toys and Doll Collecting Resources



Barbie Collectibles

The official Mattel website. Barbie and friends dolls from 1959 to the present.

Dollectibles—Barbie Collecting Index
Terminology, grading, hints-and-tips.

Beanie Babies
The official Ty Beanie Babies website.

Doll Collecting at About.com
Numerous articles on vintage and modern dolls.

Doll Reference: Vintage Dolls 1951-1976
Laurie Tanis’ doll-collecting site. Unsurpassed for pictures, descriptions and pricing guidelines. Currently 156+ pages and close to 2,000 pictures.

Ideal trademark dates

My Real Baby


Doll uses sensors and artificial intelligence to interact with children.

Premier auction site for dolls. Appraisals, news, collector’s info.

The United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc.
Ada Diedrich
P. O. Box 555
Marshfield Hills, MA 02051-0555
E-mail: abdiedrich@msn.com


Dam Trolls and Troll Information

History, links, and "troll tips".

Goblin King's On-line Guide to Trolls
Picture identification of different types and makers of trolls.

Troll Company ApS
Official home of Dam Things trolls.


Arcade Games (Coin-Operated)
International Arcade Museum
If you want information on any arcade game you played as a youth, you’ll find it here

Cast Iron Toys/Artifacts

The Big Red Toybox
Toy encyclopedia. Lots of info, links, boards.

Toy and action figure news, archives.

Hobby Gaming (Role Playing)

Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (a subsidiary of Hasbro)
A major hobby gaming (Dungeons & Dragons, Magic, Star Wars, etc.) site

WizKinds Games
News, rules, figures galleries for Mage Knight, Mech Warrior, Shadowrun, others.

Hot Wheels
Redlines Online

Info, pics, links to the world of redline Hot Wheels collecting.

The official company website.

Model Horses
Collecting Model Horses
Charts, photos for identifying models, list of manufacturers of model horses, glossary, more.

McPEZ Kooky Zoo

One of the best of the collector sites. Presents all information-patent numbers, IMC's, definitions, release dates-in logical, easy-to-follow format. Photo documentation is first-rate!

Official PEZ Candy Inc. Website
Offers limited editions, lists all dispensers for sale and upcoming promos.

PEZheads Online
A 1995 newsgroup in its first incarnation, this terrifically comprehensive site provides history, FAQs, and a plethora of first-class links.

Toy Collector
Resources, forums, blogs for toy collectors.


This is a free database program for keeping track of dispenser collections with a master database that offers a "complete,...listing of all the different dispenser variations ever made."

Pressed Steel Toys
Pressed Steel Toys
Web version of monthy magazine. Reviews, tips, links.

Robots (Toy)
Robot Gallery
Directory of classic robot toys. Descriptions, pics.

Trading Card Games
Pojo’s Gaming Site
Set lists, price guides, tips, articles, news, more. Sections for most games including Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Duel Masters, etc.

The View-Master Homepage
History, descriptions of viewer models over the years, packet information, links.

The View-Master Ultimate Reel List
Lists of all View-Master issues.


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May 08, 2016, Issue #390

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April 10, 2016, Issue #389

Collectors Corner: Lincoln Logs"
March 13, 2016, Issue #388

Collectors Corner: Peanuts and Snoopy"
January 17, 2016, Issue #386

Collectors Corner: Boys Toys from the Sixties"
December 13, 2015, Issue #385

Collectors Corner: All They Want for Christmas"
December 07, 2014, Issue #372

Collectors Corner: Ouija"
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Collectors Corner: Happy New Year"
January 05, 2014, Issue #350

Collectors Corner: Classic Toys - Colorforms, Tiddlywinks, Mouse Trap"
November 03, 2013, Issue #346

Collectors Corner: Superman"
May 19, 2013, Issue #335

Collectors Corner: CollectorDASH for Toy Action Figures"
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Collectors Corner: Toy Cap Guns"
April 07, 2013, Issue #332

Collectors Corner: Monopoly"
February 17, 2013, Issue #329

Collectors Corner: Toy Soldiers"
August 19, 2012, Issue #317

Collectors Corner: Fast-Food Toys"
May 06, 2012, Issue #310

Collectors Corner: Steiff Bears"
March 18, 2012, Issue #307

Collectors Corner: Radio Controlled Helicopters"
December 18, 2011, Issue #301

Collectors Corner: Gifts for Collectors "
November 20, 2011, Issue #299

Collectors Corner: John Deere Collectibles"
November 06, 2011, Issue #298

Collectors Corner: Raggedy Ann and Andy"
October 23, 2011, Issue #297

Collector's Corner: My Little Pony"
August 07, 2011, Issue #292

Collector's Corner: Iconic Toys - the Easy-Bake Oven"
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Collector's Corner: Tonka Trucks"
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June 07, 2009, Issue #240

Collector's Corner: Schleich Toys for Everyone"
May 17, 2009, Issue #239

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March 01, 2009, Issue #234

Collector's Corner: Bobbing Head Dolls"
January 06, 2008, Issue #206

Collector's Corner: Toy Fads of Christmases Past"
December 16, 2007, Issue #205

Collector's Corner: Hello Kitty "
December 02, 2007, Issue #204

Collector's Corner: A Great Place to Find Toy Trains"
October 07, 2007, Issue #200

Collector's Corner: American Flyer Trains Work for Kids Too"
August 05, 2007, Issue #196

Collector's Corner: Observations on the Future of Toy Trains"
July 22, 2007, Issue #195

Collector's Corner: Collectible Erector Sets"
January 21, 2007, Issue #183

Collector's Corner: Controversial Toys "
March 06, 2005, Issue #138

Collector's Corner Vintage Mini-Arcade Video Games"
February 20, 2005, Issue #137

Collector's Corner: Yo-Yos"
January 23, 2005, Issue #135

Collector's Corner: GI Joe"
December 05, 2004, Issue #132

Collector's Corner: Classic Atari"
October 10, 2004, Issue #128

Collector's Corner: Slide Block Puzzles"
August 22, 2004, Issue #125

Collector's Corner: Water Guns"
June 20, 2004, Issue #121

Collector's Corner: All Shook Up Over Snow Globes"
February 08, 2004, Issue #112

Collector's Corner: View-Master, the Battery-Powered Postcard"
November 02, 2003, Issue #106

Collector's Corner: Those Ugly Creatures!"
August 10, 2003, Issue #100

Collector's Corner: Buying or Selling Barbies - Research Tips "
July 13, 2003, Issue #98

Collector's Corner: Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pets!"
March 09, 2003, Issue #90

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August 23, 2002, Issue #380

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August 16, 2002, Issue #376

Barbie Doll Creator Dies at 85"
April 29, 2002, Issue #305

Appraisal Day Hosts Teddy Bear Auction on eBay"
April 11, 2002, Issue #295

Harley-Davidson Goes Hog Wild with Collectibles and Toys"
March 20, 2002, Issue #280

Theriault's Launches Re-Designed Web Site"
January 15, 2002, Issue #238

This and That"
December 15, 2001, Issue #59

This and That"
December 08, 2001, Issue #58

San Francisco Hotel Hosts Barbie Doll Holiday Tea"
November 29, 2001, Issue #212

Pokemon Center Opens in NYC"
November 18, 2001, Issue #205

Interview with a Toy Maven: Toy Shop Editor Sharon Korbeck"
November 04, 2001, Issue #53

Doll Duet Auction This Weekend in Dallas"
October 11, 2001, Issue #180

10-Year Old Entrepreneur Knows Her Stuff!"
October 11, 2001, Issue #180

Mattel Launches Web Site for 'Hot Wheels' Collectors"
August 23, 2001, Issue #147

PEZAMANIA: PEZ Collectors to Converge on Cleveland"
July 10, 2001, Issue #120

Collector's Corner: Vintage Hot Wheels - Hotter Than Ever "
July 01, 2001, Issue #41

Collector's Corner: Plastic Gold (Vintage Toys)"
May 06, 2001, Issue #37

Bobbleheads: The Hot New Collectible?"
March 22, 2001, Issue #46

Collector's Corner: Lego Building Blocks - There's Gold In Them Thar Bricks! "
March 17, 2001, Issue #34

Toy Fair Opens Sunday"
February 09, 2001, Issue #17

Collecting Madame Alexander Dolls"
January 21, 2001, Issue #30

Toy Resources"
January 06, 2001, Issue #29

Toy Shop Magazine"
October 08, 2000, Issue #23

Arcade Classics, the Online Classic Arcade Video Game Museum "
August 20, 2000, Issue #20

July 15, 2000, Issue #18

Nostalgic about Childhood Treasures"
July 15, 2000, Issue #18

Toy Fair 2000"
March 05, 2000, Issue #9

Beanie Babies get a Vote of Confidence"
February 07, 2000, Issue #7

Toy Exclusives "
December 05, 1999, Issue #3

Feature Article: Pokeman Madness!"
November 06, 1999, Issue #1

Recommended Reading

Collector's Guide to Trolls: Identification & Values
by Pat Peterson

Troll Identification and Price Guide
by Debra Clark

Cartoon & Character Toys of the 50s, 60s & 70s, (Plastic & Vinyl) (June 1995 edition)

Plastic Toys: Dimestore Dreams of the 40s & 50s

by Bill Hanlon, David Belda (Photographer), Bill Harlon 

Schroeders Collectible Toys: Antique to Modern Price Guide (Schroeder's Collectible Toys (7th Ed.)
by Sharon Huxford (Editor), Bob Huxford (Editor)

View-Master Viewers: An Illustrated History
by Mary Ann & Wolfgang Sell

Collectible View-Master Price-Value Guide

by Brad & Julie Welsch

Collecting Pez
By David Welch

Collector's Guide to Pez: Identification & Price Guide (2nd Ed)

by Shawn Peterson

Pez Collectibles (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

by Richard Geary

Vintage Toys: Robots and Space Toys
by Jim Bunte, Dave Hallman, Heinz Mueller













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