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Toys and Doll Collecting Resources

Dolls

Barbie

Barbie Collectibles

http://www.barbiecollectibles.com
The official Mattel website. Barbie and friends dolls from 1959 to the present.

Dollectibles—Barbie Collecting Index
http://www.dollectibles.com/collecting.htm
Terminology, grading, hints-and-tips.

Beanie Babies
Ty
http://www.ty.com
The official Ty Beanie Babies website.

General
Doll Collecting at About.com
http://collectdolls.about.com
Numerous articles on vintage and modern dolls.

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

Ideal trademark dates
http://members.tripod.com/
~LindaDahl/ideal.html


My Real Baby

http://www.irobot.com/consumer/
high-tech.asp

Doll uses sensors and artificial intelligence to interact with children.

Theriault's
http://www.theriaults.com
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


Trolls

Dam Trolls and Troll Information
http://my.execpc.com/~annetom/
special.html

History, links, and "troll tips".

Goblin King's On-line Guide to Trolls
http://troll.freeservers.com/index.htm
Picture identification of different types and makers of trolls.

Troll Company ApS
http://www.troll-company.dk
Official home of Dam Things trolls.

Toys

Arcade Games (Coin-Operated)
International Arcade Museum
http://www.arcade-museum.com
If you want information on any arcade game you played as a youth, you’ll find it here

General
Cast Iron Toys/Artifacts
http://www.coxsackie.com/reference/ironfake.htm

The Big Red Toybox
http://www.bigredtoybox.com
Toy encyclopedia. Lots of info, links, boards.

Figures.com
http://www.figures.com
Toy and action figure news, archives.

Hobby Gaming (Role Playing)

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

WizKinds Games
http://www.wizkidsgames.com/wk_home.asp
News, rules, figures galleries for Mage Knight, Mech Warrior, Shadowrun, others.

Hot Wheels
Redlines Online

http://www.redlinesonline.com
Info, pics, links to the world of redline Hot Wheels collecting.

Lego
Lego.com
http://www.lego.com/eng
The official company website.

Model Horses
Collecting Model Horses
http://www.collectingmodelhorses.com
Charts, photos for identifying models, list of manufacturers of model horses, glossary, more.

Pez
McPEZ Kooky Zoo

http://www.mcpez.com
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
http://pezco.securesites.com/welcome.php
Offers limited editions, lists all dispensers for sale and upcoming promos.

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

Toy Collector
http://www.ToyCollector.com
Resources, forums, blogs for toy collectors.

TroPEZ

http://www.stan-tropez.com
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
http://www.pressedsteeltoysmonthly.com
Web version of monthy magazine. Reviews, tips, links.

Robots (Toy)
Robot Gallery
http://chaoskids.com/ROBOTS/directory.html
Directory of classic robot toys. Descriptions, pics.

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

View-Master
The View-Master Homepage
http://www.cinti.net/~vmmasell/welcome.html
History, descriptions of viewer models over the years, packet information, links.

The View-Master Ultimate Reel List
http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~number6/vm
Lists of all View-Master issues.

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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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