"The rewards found collecting G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero! - are abundant. But be prepared. Like any good soldier, you'll want to enter the fray well armed. The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe, 1982-1994, 3rd edition documents with pictures, words, details inside intel and secondary market values for every G.I. Joe character, vehicle, playset, accessory and weapon system - as well as easily lost pieces for each - in this vintage run."--
In 1984, Hasbro quietly infiltrated the toy aisles with a series of robots based on Japanese robot toys. These transformable robots were divided into two camps: Autobots and Decepticons. The two sides provided children with classic good versus evil battles. Like the hugely successful G.I. Joe line, the Transformers were supported by a great television show and an excellent comic book produced by Marvel Comics. With die-cast metal parts, rubber tires, working action features and sometimes-firing missiles, these robots quickly changed to jets, cars and other weapons. With a great concept supported by a runaway TV show and comic book series, the groundwork was laid for one of the most successful toy franchises of all times. Today, Transformers are hotter than ever. Fueled by four live-action Transformers movies - with a fifth to be released in 2017 - values for the toys are skyrocketing. On eBay there are more than 93,000 listings for Transformer auctions just in Action Figures alone.
Abundantly visual and painstakingly meticulous, The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985, 2nd edition, by nationally renowned toy expert Mark Bellomo, offers the definitive reference to vintage Star Wars action figures. This big, bold and beautiful hardcover book includes 700 detailed color images, information, variations and secondary market values for every action figure produced by Kenner during this time, as well as accessories, creatures, playsets and vehicles, all to create the finest Star Wars action figure guide on the market. Featuring a Foreword by Brian Volk-Weiss, creator of the hit Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us and devoted Star Wars toy collector, The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures is serious fun for those who take their fun seriously.
Featuring 35,000 listings and more than 100,000 values, this handy and comprehensive guide provides expert collecting advice, hobby insight and secondary-market prices for a massive assortment of post-World War II toys.|For more than 20 years, Toys and Prices has earned its reputation as the most trusted guide devoted to postwar toys. This impressive guide features more than 32,000 and 95,000 values, as well as more than 2,000 black-and-white images.The book consistently mines the expertise of some of the leading toy experts in the country to create this notable assemblage of cherished collectibles. This new edition is no exception. Editor Mark Bellomo heads a veritable all-star cast of experts who lend their talents in making this the finest resource to postwar toys. |Toy Stories For more than two decades, Toys and Prices has provided an easy-to-use format, collecting trends and invaluable information to some of the greatest toys ever created. Featuring 35,000 listings and more than 100,000 values, this handy and comprehensive guide provides expert collecting advice, hobby insight and secondary-market prices for a massive assortment of post-World War II toys. Inside you'll find: Action figures Advertising toys Barbie dolls Battery-operated toys Board games Fisher-Price G.I. Joe Hot Wheels cars Lunch boxes Marx Matchbox Robots Sci-fi and space toys Star Wars Structo Tonka Transformers Vehicles Western toys And a lot more! ""No one ever forgets a toy that make him or her supremely happy as a child..."" --Stephen King, The Eyes of the Dragon
Welcome to Toyland! Easy-to-use and offering a nostalgic romp, Toys & Prices features 35,000 listings and 100,000 values to some of the greatest toys ever created. From Action Figures to Western Toys, this handy, comprehensive guide provides expert collecting advice, hobby insight and secondary-market prices for a massive assortment of post-World War II toys. Inside you'll find: Action figures, Advertising toys, Barbie, Battery-operated toys, Fisher-Price, Games, GI Joe, Hot Wheels, Lunch boxes, Marx play sets, PEZ, Robots, Sci-fi & space toys, Star Wars, TV toys, Vehicles, Western toys, and a lot more! With Toys & Prices you can relive your youth with the joy of a child--and the knowledge of an informed collector.
Use The Force! Released in 1977, the movie Star Wars: A New Hope changed pop culture forever. The accompanying toys became a global phenomenon and are now toys in the galaxy. H04 ow hot? A Boba Fett action figure or Cloud City Playset in mint condition can be worth thousands of dollars to collectors. Learn the secrets of the universe with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking Star Wars toys. Fun, informative and easy to use, this indispensable pocket guide is more powerful than a fully operational Death Star. You'll Uncover: Professional and practical strategies for finding valuable Star Wars toys Coverage of action figures, vehicles, accessories, and playsets Hundreds of detailed and beautiful color images to enhance your experience How to price and evaluate Star Wars items Whether for pleasure or profit, the Picker's Pocket Guide is a real find.
Filled with super rad toys and bodacious memories, Totally Tubular '80s Toys is a righteous ride back in time when Madonna ruled and Spinal Tap amplifiers went to 11. You'll find everything from He-Man to Cabbage Patch Kids, Trivial Pursuit to Rubik's Cube, Transformers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Pac-Man to Mario Bros Donkey Kong-as well as lots of fun and smiles. You'll enjoy:&break;&break; A Year-by-year look at the greatest toys of the '80s &break; Awesome color photos featuring more than 500 fabulous toys and period shots of the people who made the decade gnarly Lists of the top 10 TV shoes, movies, and music for each year &break;&break;As Keanu Reeves put it more than 30 times in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, "Whoa!"