Toys and Doll Collecting Resources
The official Mattel website. Barbie and friends dolls from 1959 to the present.
DollectiblesBarbie Collecting Index
Terminology, grading, hints-and-tips.
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, collectors info.
The United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc.
P. O. Box 555
Marshfield Hills, MA 02051-0555
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, youll 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
News, rules, figures galleries for Mage Knight, Mech Warrior, Shadowrun, others.
Info, pics, links to the world of redline Hot Wheels collecting.
The official company website.
Collecting Model Horses
Charts, photos for identifying models, list of manufacturers of model horses, glossary,
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
Official PEZ Candy Inc. Website
Offers limited editions, lists all dispensers for sale and upcoming promos.
A 1995 newsgroup in its first incarnation, this terrifically comprehensive site provides
history, FAQs, and a plethora of first-class links.
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
Pressed Steel Toys
Pressed Steel Toys
Web version of monthy magazine. Reviews, tips, links.
Directory of classic robot toys. Descriptions, pics.
Trading Card Games
Pojos 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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Collectors Corner: Ouija"
November 16, 2014, Issue #371
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"
May 05, 2013, Issue #334
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"
July 24, 2011, Issue #291
Collector's Corner: Tonka Trucks"
April 18, 2010, Issue #261
Collector's Corner: Classic Childhood Toys"
October 18, 2009, Issue #249
Collector's Corner: Marbles"
June 07, 2009, Issue #240
Collector's Corner: Schleich Toys for Everyone"
May 17, 2009, Issue #239
Collector's Corner: Barbie Turns 50 "
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
This and That"
December 15, 2001, Issue #59
This and That"
December 08, 2001, Issue #58
Interview with a Toy Maven: Toy Shop Editor Sharon Korbeck"
November 04, 2001, Issue #53
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
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
to Trolls: Identification & Values
by Pat Peterson
Identification and Price Guide
by Debra Clark
Character Toys of the 50s, 60s & 70s, (Plastic & Vinyl) (June 1995 edition)
Dimestore Dreams of the 40s & 50s
by Bill Hanlon, David Belda (Photographer), Bill Harlon
Collectible Toys: Antique to Modern Price Guide (Schroeder's Collectible Toys (7th
by Sharon Huxford (Editor), Bob Huxford (Editor)
Viewers: An Illustrated History
by Mary Ann & Wolfgang Sell
View-Master Price-Value Guide
by Brad & Julie Welsch
By David Welch
Guide to Pez: Identification & Price Guide (2nd Ed)
by Shawn Peterson
Collectibles (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
by Richard Geary
Toys: Robots and Space Toys
by Jim Bunte, Dave Hallman, Heinz Mueller