The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Transformers Action Figures

Author: Mark Bellomo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781440246401

Category: Action figures (Toys)

Page: 288

View: 7393

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.

The Ultimate Guide to G. I. Joe 1982-1994

Author: Mark Bellomo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781440248795


Page: 336

View: 2094

Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe, 1982-1994, 3rd edition, the definitive reference to this revolutionary line of toys. Within the pages of this extraordinary guide you'll find every domestic 3-3/4-inch G.I. Joe toy (accessory, action figure, playset and vehicle) produced by Hasbro from 1982-1994 - the entire vintage run of the celebrated line. Thanks to the efforts of acclaimed toy expert Mark Bellomo, no other book gives you the depth of details about this revolutionary toy line like this exciting and innovative reference. You'll also enjoy original art and Foreword from Larry Hama, author of the Marvel comic book series and the original G.I. Joe file cards. The Ultimate Guide is armed with: More than 1,300 color photographs 500 figures and 200 vehicles and playsets Rare Variations Current market values Whether you are a hard-core collector or simply reliving Wonder Year memories, you'll be armed with the finest G.I. Joe book on the market.

Star Wars Toys

A Super Collector's Wish Book

Author: Geoffrey T. Carlton

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764341601

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 448

View: 570

Assembled for the first time are all the Star Wars toys from that galaxy far, far away. This edition focuses solely on the toys, with the thorough text and exhaustive listings dedicated to the documentation and appraisal of generations of favorites from around the globe. Over 8,600 color photos, many not seen in any other publication, help to decipher finds from the common to the rare and exotic at local shops, online, and abroad. Covered here are toys ranging from action figures and their vehicles to weapon toys and yo-yos. Designed as an independent authority on Star Wars toys from 1977 to 2012, this book is a complimentary companion to the Star Wars Super Collector's Wish Book. For anyone with a passion for toys past and present or the epic Star Wars films, this book is a rare gem.

Totally Tubular '80s Toys

Author: Mark Bellomo

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781440212826

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 5006

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!"

Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection

Author: Stephen J. Sansweet

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452111308

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 352

View: 7668

Here at last is the complete and definitive collection of the more than 2,500 Star Wars® action figures produced over the last 35 years. Fans and collectors can finally trace the evolution of each character in toy form from the time of their first appearance through the designs of today, with pages of amazing and inventive variations crafted to tell the stories of Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul, and literally hundreds more. Compiled by Stephen J. Sansweet, owner of the world's largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia, the book also showcases and details the rare, popular, forgotten, and beloved figures coveted by fans the world over, drawing figures from the feature film, video game, and cartoon realms of the vast Star Wars universe.

Mego Action Figure Toys

Author: John Bonavita

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764312649

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 4234

Popular action figures from comic strips, televison and movie stories were made by Mego with interchangeable clothes, equipment and vehicles, and all are shown here with their original packaging and catalog pages. Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Hulk, and the characters from Star Trek, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Wizard of Oz, Planet of the Apes, The Black Hole, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, and many more parade through these pages, accompanied by newly revised prices for today's market.

Star Wars Memorabilia

An Unofficial Guide to Star Wars Collectables

Author: Paul Berry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445676449


Page: 96

View: 2858

A lavishly illustrated guide to Star Wars action figures, comic books and all other kinds of memorabilia.

Toy Time!

From Hula Hoops to He-Man to Hungry Hungry Hippos: A Look Back at the Most- Beloved Toys of Decades Past

Author: Christopher Byrne

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0385349130

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

View: 6727

What was your favorite childhood toy? Do you have fond memories of fighting unseen enemies with your G.I. Joe action figures, demolishing fleets of vehicles with your Tonka Toy Trucks, or Karate-chopping imaginary street thugs with your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? What about carefree summer afternoons counting ticks on your Skip-It, scooting around the neighborhood on your Big Wheel, or soaring down your backyard Slip 'n Slide? Still a little bitter that your parents never let you have a Nerf Super Soaker, or a Barbie Dream House? Did you prefer to unleash your inner artist with your Etch a Sketch, or your inner chef with your Easy-Bake Oven? D id you like to challenge your friends to a rousing game of Mousetrap, or did you prefer to get tied up in knots over a round of Twister? In Toy Time! you’ll be reunited with all these classic toys and more. No matter when you grew up, or what types of play ignited your imagination, Toy Time! will take you on a journey of rediscovery, allowing you to relive those carefree, innocent, and fun-filled days of childhood. Charming, playful, and full of photos of vintage toys, Toy Time! is an exploration and celebration of the toys that roused our imaginations, shaped our memories, and touched our lives.


Identification and Price Guide

Author: Mark Bellomo

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896894457

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 2378

Transformers: Identification and Price Guide is the ultimate reference for all Generation One (G1) Transformers figures released from 1984 - 1990. Featuring more than 1,200 color photographs, this unparalleled guide presents every character in robot and alternate modes with accessories. Individual character biographies are presented from the original Tech Specs and also include function, personal motto, and ability scores. Notes on character history - as presented in the Sunbow cartoon series and Marvel comic books - are complemented by expert commentary on character attributes and popularity on today's secondary market. Current values for all figures in varying condition grades assist collectors in determining the value of their collections. Collectors, toy dealers, casual fans, and everyone who staged basement battles between the heroic Autobots and the evil Deceptions need an accurate identification and price guide to decipher the more than 300 G1 Transformers toys produced from 1984 - 1993. This is the definitive reference for your favorite "Robots in Disguise!"


How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro

Author: Mark Bellomo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781440245824

Category: Action figures (Toys)

Page: 208

View: 3627

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.

Meccano to Trilogo

French to European Vintage Star Wars Action Figure Toys

Author: Stéphane Faucourt

Publisher: Faucourt

ISBN: 9782952704601


Page: 148

View: 5541

"MECCANO to TRILOGO" released in October 2006, was the FIRST book published about Star Wars action figure toys from a European licensee - dedicated to the elusive Meccano line, by the French licensee in 1978, to the European Trilogo line that was available until 1986. It featured yet the most extensive coverage about both toy lines with the whole collections presented for the first time with additional information and photography. This commemorative edition of "MECCANO to TRILOGO" is a reprint of the original long sold-out book released in 2006, now highly prized by collectors. Its original content has been preserved strictly identical in terms of text and pictures; consequently, photographies were not enhanced and some information may appear outdated. The purpose of this reprint is solely to provide a book as a collectible itself. (for added content and coverage of the whole French merchandising, see 'La FRENCH TOUCH' book released in 2013)

Drawing Fantastic Furries

The Ultimate Guide to Drawing Anthropomrphic Charaacters

Author: Christopher Hart

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823027147

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 4133

ENTER THE ALLURING, MAGICAL, MYTHICAL WORLD OF THE FURRY KINGDOM What Is A Furry? A furry is an anthropomorphic being—an animal with human characteristics. Furries have fascinated artists going back thousands of years and as seen in the influx of animal/human characters into popular culture, interest today is at an all time high. And now for the first time all in one volume, you’ll be able to take the next step to the outer limits of your imagination with the ultimate guide to drawing your own furries—Christopher Hart’s Drawing Fantastic Furries. After a basic lesson in the fundamentals of comparative human and animal anatomies, you’ll learn how to draw an entire menagerie of furry species, ranging from the adorable and charming super-cute furries to the seductive and super-popular glamorous furries to the warriors, wizards, vampires, and demons of the furry occult and fantasy realms. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles

Author: Stephen Sansweet,Anne Neumann

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810972919

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 568

View: 9244

Offers a complete tour of the Star Wars merchandise galaxy, including a C-3PO tape dispenser, Boba Fett cake pans, and a Darth Vader popcorn popper--obtained from the world's largest and most coveted collection.

Figure Fantasy

The Pop Culture Photography of Daniel Picard

Author: Daniel Picard,Sideshow Collectibles,Kevin Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608875511

Category: Humor

Page: 120

View: 9028

See your favorite pop culture icons like never before in this collection of humorous photographs featuring Sideshow figures. Join celebrated photographer Daniel Picard as he explores what his favorite pop culture heroes and villains are up to when they’re not caught up in the battle between good and evil. This unique collection of meticulously composed images showcases a variety of comic book and movie icons in realistic and often hilarious everyday settings. Using fan-favorite figures from Sideshow Collectibles, Picard gives these classic characters a fresh twist, presenting them in perfectly arranged, to-scale environments that create believable scenes and tongue-in-cheek parodies. Among the gallery of memorable images are photographs of a Stormtrooper with a desk job, the Joker shopping for a Batman Halloween costume, and Harley Quinn taking a selfie. Featuring a foreword by Simon Pegg, an afterword by Kevin Smith, and an introduction from Daniel Picard detailing his one-of-a-kind take on pop culture parody, Figure Fantasy is a true treasure for fans, collectors, and photographers alike.