ACTION FIGURE - 1980's
In the mid to late 1980's I had an action figure that was made like a G I Joe with the o ring and all but it was about 5 or six inches in size like some of the mortal combat figures. I have tried numerous sites but found nothing simular. All I can remember is the figure was a man in a maroon knight like outfit and looked like sean connery with a beard. that is all i remember about it other than i use to make him stomp "Mr.Tuff" srg. Slaughter. after all the figure was an inch or to taller
ACTION FIGURE - BILL AND TED
I have Bill and Ted action figures in different packaging from those on Ebay. Do you have information about this different packaging? Thanks, Patrick.
ACTION FIGURE - BILL AND TED - RESPONSE
Patrick, You may want to give this site for more information: http://www.billandted.org/merchandiseaction.htm. Hope this helps, Tina.
ACTION FIGURE - BUSTA RHYMES
I hear that McFarlane Toys is making a Busta Rhymes figure. Do you have any information? Ben.
ACTION FIGURE - BUZZ LIGHTYEAR
I am looking for the website for Thinkway Toys, Inc. I have a talking Buzz Lightyear with action wings, motion detector and laser. I need parts to repair a broken wing.
ACTION FIGURE - BUZZ LIGHTYEAR
I'm looking to buy parts for my son's broken Buzz Lightyear. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Ed.
ACTION FIGURE - BUZZ LIGHTYEAR
I am looking for a replacement right hand for buzz lightyear, I need just the hand the fore arm is fine any help much appreciated; thanks, Tim.
ACTION FIGURE - COWBOY
I am looking for an action figure from the mid-1970's in the United Kingdom. The figure was a cowboy about twelve inches high. It had black painted hair, blue clothing and boots, which were part of the figure itself. It had a separate cream hat and waistcoat and chocolate brown chaps and spurs. He came with a silver gun, a bowie knife, and a frying pan. There was also a similar Indian figure, which may have been called Geronimo? Regards, Felix.
ACTION FIGURE - CREEPY CRAWLERS - TOY MAX
I have an old toy from 1994 made by ToyMax I believe it is a rare figurine from the cartoon Creepy Crawlers. I would like to know more about this toy as I cannot find information anywhere and there isn't even a single toy from the show on eBay. The one I have is yellow, with an eye patch and a tail like a ball and chain. Ryan.
ACTION FIGURE - EMERGENCY TV SHOW
I am a long time fan of the television show Emergency. I am a huge fan of Randolph Mantooth and have always wanted an action figure doll of his character John Gage. I like Roy DeSoto, too, but my favorite is Johnny! Where can I find one? Many thanks, Kim.
ACTION FIGURE - GI JOE (1964)
I have five 12" 1964 G.I. Joes. Two have slick, dark brown hair. Another one has slick, reddish brown hair. These three have scars on their right cheeks. I have two others with fuzzy brown hair, beards, and mustaches. Those have pullout dogtags that operate their internal voice boxes. On a separate note, I have a 1966-68 Ideal 12" monster doll with a pull-off mask. I do not know specifically which dolls these are or their values. If you have more information, let me know.
ACTION FIGURE - GIJOE and BIG JIM
I own two unopened toys. One is a GI Joe helicopter from the 1960's. The second is a Big Jim sports camper. The helicopter is from when GI Joe was twelve inches tall and you could pull on GI Joe's dog tag to make him talk. What are these worth?
ACTION FIGURE - GORGONITE
I am looking for Archer, a Gorgonite, from the movie Small Soldiers. Thanks, Adrian.
ACTION FIGURE - GORGONITE - RESPONSE
You can often find Archer (Gorgonite) action figures from Small Soldiers on www.Ebay.com.
ACTION FIGURE - LUNG MAN
I'm looking for information on a doll made by Mattel in 1979. I believe he's called Lung Man. His chest is clear, showing his "lungs" and "arteries" and "veins." When you push a button in his back his lungs inflate, and "blood" pumps through his "blood vessels."
ACTION FIGURE - LUNG MAN -RESPONSE
Do you mean the doll called "Pulsar" made by Mattel in 1977-1978? You can find information here: http://www.bigredtoybox.com/cgi-bin/toynfo.pl?pulsarindex.
ACTION FIGURE - MOVIE MANIACS
I'm looking for the McFarlane Movie Maniac toy of Leather Face. Do you know a place I could buy an inexpensive one?
ACTION FIGURE - POWER RANGER
I purchased a 16 inch tall stuffed White Power Ranger action figure at a garage sale and a friend saw it. She offered to buy it from my son, but he said no. So we have been diligently searching the net for another one. Any color will do. Can you help? The tag reads: KID Dimensions, Subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. Pawtucket, RI 02862. Made in China. C-098A, Reg. No. PA-282. Searching diligently.
ACTION FIGURE - SHREK
I am looking for the Shrek figure (guess its 12 inches tall). Do you'll have any in stock and if "yes", what would it cost to have it sent overseas (to Singapore). Regards, Al.
ACTION FIGURE - TALKING TURBOMAN
I just can't find out any information on the Talking Turboman. Can you help? Thanks, Kristina.
ACTION FIGURE - TOP JAKE
Who manufactured "Top Jake?" He was similar to the old twelve inch GI Joes and was sold as a fireman and a policeman. Thanks, Dennis and Shelley.
ACTION FIGURE - TOY KNIGHT
I want to buy a toy knight, preferably of plastic, about three feet tall.
ACTION FIGURE - TURBOMAN
Ever since my five year old grandson watched the movie Jingle All The Way, he has been wanting a Turboman doll. I have looked everywhere but cannot find one. Please, tell me if and/or where one can be purchased. Thanks for your help.
ACTION FIGURE - TURBOMAN
I am looking for a Turboman Doll for my collection. Thanks, Erik.
ACTION FIGURE - TURBOMAN - RESPONSE
You can often find Turboman on www.Ebay.com.
ACTION TOY - DISNEY - TALKING BUZZ LIGHTYEAR - RESPONSE
Did you have any luck? I have a Buzz Lightyear Deluxe Figure (sometimes called a Talking Buzz Lightyear Doll) and I am looking for a part for it. I have written both Disney and Hasbro, but no response yet. Have you found anywhere to get replacement parts?
ADAPTIVE TOY - DEAF CHILDREN
Where can I purchase special toys designed for deaf kids. Thanks, Cyndy.
ADAPTIVE TOY - INFANT TOYS
I am looking for good toys for a ten-month old baby who is blind. Where can I find suitable toys for babies and children who have handicaps? Thank you, Nobuko.
ADVERTISING of TOYS on TELEVISION
Do you know what the first toy ever was to be advertised on television? Our guess is Lincoln Logs. Any suggestions? Thank you.
ADVERTISING of TOYS on TELEVISION - RESPONSE - DR. TOY
Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on television. The advertisement aired in 1952.
AGE LABELING ON TOYS - FAQ
I am working on a thesis project on age labeling for different kinds of toys. I would appreciate information on this topic, such as standard sources for age labeling, specific methods and tests used by the toy specialist. Best regards, Manola.
Which Ageless Toy was built using dogs and knucklebones? Thanks, Lisa.
AGELESS TOY - RESPONSE
Just found your inquiry on the site of Dr Toy. Think you might have something confused here although I am not sure. There was indeed a very old game called Knucklebones, but it was played using the Knucklebones of Sheep and not Dogs. Rules for it can be found on the net with some searching. This game goes away back. It is pre Roman times. John.
AIRCRAFT - DAREPLANE
I've got a toy called a Dareplane. It is a bi-plane that flies around a tower which houses a motor. A thin cable between the tower and the bi-plane provides the bi-plane's propellers with thrust. It has control sticks that control the pitch and prop speed. The plane flies around in a circle and was a lot of fun. However, I am missing a part to the tower. It's best described as an access panel to where the motor and cable are attached. It also serves to keep other parts together. We recently found the replacement cable that we probably ordered back in 1972. I attempted to fly it, but the cable kept coming loose. I am hoping to find the access panel part in hopes my Dareplane will fly again.
AIRCRAFT - DAREPLANE - 2
Where can I buy a Dareplane? It was made by Mattel in the 1970's. Thank you, Dan.
AIRCRAFT - FISHER PRICE JUMBO AIRPLANE
I have a nephew that really loves airplanes. I remember Fischer-Price made a jumbo plastic airplane that you could put the Fischer-Price people into. Do you where I can find one? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Gregory."
AIRCRAFT - PLANE - RUBBER BAND LAUNCHED
In the late 1950s and early 1960s I owned little toy jetplanes. They launched with a rubberband. They were about 3" to 5" wide and looked like a cross between an F-104 and a Flying Wing. They were made of hard plastic and probably extremely dangerous, but the most enjoyable toy I ever had! They cost a dime at the penny candy store across the street from my grandmother's house in Buffalo. Where can I find one?
AIRCRAFT - PLANE and HELICOPTER
Who sells a toy plane and helicopter for children to play with? We will order a lot if the price is good. Best regards, Wang.
AIRCRAFT - WHIRLYBIRD COPTERS
Do you have any information on a toy helicopter that I had in the early to mid 1970's. I think it was called a Whirlybird. It was battery operated and had two controls (up/down and forward/reverse); it flew in a circle approximately 40 inches in diameter. Thank you.
AIRCRAFT - WHIRLYBIRD COPTERS - 2
Where can I find a Whirlybird Copter? Any hopes of a reissue? Jeff.
AIRCRAFT - WHIRLYBIRD COPTERS - RESPONSE
Its called the VertiBird and was made by Mattel. There are many people looking for them and buying them for upwards of $500 on auction sites.
In the Mid 1970's there was a toy Aircraft carrier. It had a string which attachec about 25 ft. away to the upper part of a door jam. You would launch a jet (I think it was a spring loaded mechanism in the carrier) along the string, it would reach the door jamb, swivel around and coast down the string, where you had a joystick type handle to guide the jet to land on the aircraft carrier. Do you know what it was called, who manufactured it, are any still available and/or if there is anything else like it on the market today.
AIRLINE PILOT - 1960's
In the aprox mid 1960's I got an airliners cockpit with a windshield and a plane directly in front of it.I remember being able to control the lights, the wheels and brining the bay doors open, the propellers and i think it tilted.It was red and white and completely made of (it was the 1960's ) plastic.This was one of my all time "coolest" gifts I would love to find a photograph at the least and an example of one at best.I tried Ebay and Google but I don't know enough of what it could be refered to search for it.
AIRPLANE - 1960's
I am trying to identify an airplane toy from the early 1960's. This toy airplane was battery-operated, made of plastic, had four engines with propellers, had about a one foot wingspan, was mounted on a stand about 6 inches high, and you could operate it with various controls mounted in the base of the stand. The speed of the propellers could be individually adjusted, the plane could tilt (bank) left and right, there were small lights on the tips of the wings and that's all I remember. Can you tell me who manufactured this toy? Charles
AIRPLANE - FLYING
I'd like to think that I'm not crazy and that someone here would remember this toy besides me. My parents bought it for me in the early 1980's. It was a yellow toys airplane that had a trigger (near the tail) that operated the propellers... there was one on each wing. There was also a switch on the top (I think) that operated the landing gear. It was perfect for one GI Joe and his accessories (behind the pilot's seat). I thought it was part of Fisher Price's Adventure People set but I haven't been able to find ANY info on this little gem of a childhood dream. Thanks. Jeremy
ALARM CLOCK - Talking Rugrats
I saw a Talking Rugrats Alarm Clock in the December issue of Nickelodeon magazine. When I contacted Nickelodeon they could not tell me how to order this item. Can you help?
ALARM CLOCK - TALKING RUGRATS - RESPONSE
I think this item was sold at Radio Shack just before Christmas.
ALIEN WITH REPLACEABLE ARMS - 1975 -76
I'm 32 and this toy I'm looking for was around in 75/76. It was an alien made of transparent blue plastic with replaceable arms that could become fire balls. Although transparent you could see a couple of organs i.e. brain and heart. He was one of a set but I didn't have the others. Due to my difficulty in finding it I'm thinking it may have been a very unknown toy but I do remember it being advertised on TV. Can you help. Sean.
I am trying to locate a vendor of Alphabots. This is an alphabet toy where each letter could be changed into a robot character much like the Transformers.
Where can I buy Alphabots at the best price? Thank you!
I would like to purchase some Alphabots. I have some but they are really worn. My daycare kids use them so much. They were given to me a long time ago. Do they still exist? Where can I purchase them?
I'm trying to track down the Alpha Bots letters "O" and "T" any help would be great! Thanks! Trent.
ALPHABOTS - MISSING LETTER
I am searching for the Alphabots letter M. Thanks
ANASTASIA BARTOK TOY
We have a Bartok toy from Anastasia. I'm not sure where it came from, but it is kind of stuffed and he has a bone in his claws and it snaps together. He has Velcro wings. Bartok says three different things. He says: "I'd give her a ha, and a hi-ya!", "Mayday, Mayday!", and one other thing. What is the third phrase? It sounds like: "Hey Fred, I need a tequila!" Or as one person believes: "To crash is a killer". If you could help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
ANASTASIA BARTOK TOY - RESPONSE
The third thing which Bartok says is: "Stress is a killer."
I found a bear blanket in the Current magazine and bought it for my grandson. When I got the box, there was a Dalmatian on the picture also. Is it possible to get the Dalmatian, as well, and can you tell me where I can locate their animal blankets? Thank you.
ANIMAL FIGURES - 2" HIGH
The timeframe was in the late 1960's/early 1970's. I remember there were small plastic animal figures about 2" tall that you could order through a magazine, and it was a series of animals(meaning buy one or two one month, then the next figure/s the following
ANIMAL SOUNDING TOY
I am looking for a 1950's toy which was a "can" (perhaps the size of a Playdoh can) which emitted an animal sound when tipped over or shaken. Thanks, Judy
ANNABELLE'S WISH - COW PLUSH - 1
I am in contact with a disabled child who has a birthday coming soon. His main wish is an Annabelle Wish Cow. This proves to be a stuffed calf with reindeer antlers, from the movie Annabelle's Wish . We have searched high and low, no calf. Please, if you have a bit of time, help in our search. The kid really seems to want this specific toy. Apparently they do exist: he saw a real one at a doctor's office in Anchorage, Alaska. Thank you, Jim.
ANNABELLE'S WISH - COW PLUSH - 2
I am looking for an Annabelle the Cow stuffed animal for my grandson. Any idea where I can find one? Thanks.
ANNABELLE'S WISH - COW PLUSH - RESPONSE
I was doing research on Annabelle's Wish as I have a plush toy by that name that I purchased at a flea market. I think this is what you are looking for. It sits about four inches high, not including the antlers. It still has the hangtag attached and is in mint condition. I also have some inflatable antlers that say Annabelle's Wish with the elastic intact. I would be willing to send this to you for the little boy. Carol.
Where can I find out information about "Clara" antique toy stoves? Sharon.
ANTIQUE TOY - POPEYE INFANT TOY
Please take a look at this Popeye infant toy I got from an antique store. I can't seem to find any information on the internet about it. Can you tell me anything about when it came out and what the actual name of the toy is? Thanks for all your help. Brenda.
ANTIQUE TOY BI PLANE
I have recently acquired an antique plane. I know nothing about the value of it and am interested in finding out it's value. It has a wing span of 3 1/2 Ft. and is a bi-plane. The body length is 2 1/2 ft. It is gas powered. It has inflatable tires. The prop is nylon with "10-6 nylon" written on it. It is a two-seater with one occupant in the rear. It looks like it might be cable operated from the ground. It is painted red and silver and is very light weight. I'm thinking it is something that was made by a someone as a hobby. Dianne.
AQUADOODLE - SPINMASTERS
I am trying to find the name of a new product that looks like a mat that you put on the floor and you fill “crayons” with water and the crayons can be used to color the mat. Do you know the name of this new product? Beth
In 1997 or 1998 I saw an army man (and maybe a cowboy) which slithered across the floor on its stomach. Kaybee Toys used to sell them. Where may I buy them now? Thank you, Susan.
ARMY MEN WITH INDIVIDUAL WEAPONS
In the 1950's, I used to buy a package of army men with individual weapons like a .45 and sub-machine gun, M-1 etc. They were plastic but not "child-proof" which is why they went out of existence. . Can you help me locate or turn me in the direction of making molds so I can make the weapons. Thanks Mike.
BABIES - WALKER
Top rated walkers for babies starting to walk. Mitch.
BABY BONES - DOLL
I'm 16 and when I was around 5-6 years old I had this doll called BABY-BONES, and my dog ate it, and I was just wondering if they still make them,or where I could find someone who has one, I have search on the web for hours and nothing comes up.
BABY SKATEBOARDS - RESPONSE - DR. TOY
Child Guidance Toys is now part of Jaxx. You can call their customer service number. The phone number is listed on this site at
BABY SKATEBOARDS / COOKIE MONSTER CRAWL ALONGS
I am looking for a toy listed in "How to Have a Smarter Baby" by the "Kids II" company. The book lists the distributor as "Child Guidance Toys", but I can't find them either. I'm looking for any baby skateboards or related items, or information on Child Guidance Toys.
BABY TOY - SHAPED LIKE FLOWER MADE OF CLOTH
I am looking for a baby toy made of cloth that was made several years ago. It is shaped like a flower and has petals on it, with a smiley face in the middle. The words on several petals are "Ring Ding", "squeak" and "rattle". I would love to have another.
BALANCE TOY - VALUE
Where can we get a balance toy appraised? We saw a similar toy in the July 1997 issue of "Traditional Home" magazine, in an article called "Reproductions - Folk Art in Motion." We wrote to the New York Museum of Art, but they never responded.
BALANCE TOY - VALUE - RESPONSE
Send a photo of it to
BALL DESK TOY
Do you know where we could find one of those desk top, perpetual motion toys that have the swinging silver balls that click into one another? Thanks.
BALL DESK TOY - RESPONSE
Similar desk toys are available for about six dollars from the Oriental Trading Company. They provide a large amount of what I like to call "trash and trinkets." Catalogs can be requested at 1-800-228-0475.
BALLOON MAKER - OHIO ART - DIRECTIONS
I was given a Ohio Art BALLOON MAKER. I have everything I need except for the directions on how it is used to inflate and fill. I understand they are no longer being produced. Could you help me with this, I would like to start making Gift Balloons soon? Thank you in advance, Pat.
BANDAI - SPACEWARP SET
I was wondering if you could tell me where I could get 131 feet of white rail for my Spacewarp Set 30 Advanced Coaster by Bandai. Roland.
BARBIE - DOLL - RESPONSE
Janell, Your doll is a Tuesday Taylor Barbie:
BARBIE - MESURMENTS - RESPONSE
Here are the measurements for a Mattel Barbie:
Height: 12" / Inside Leg: 5.5"/ Waist- Knee: 4" / Waist-Ankle: 6.5" / Chest: 6" / Waist: 3.75" / Hip: 5" / Shoulder-Shoulder: 2.5" / Nape-Waist: 2.5" / Arm Length: 4" / Wrist: .75" / Around Neck: 2". Hope this helps, Tina.
BARBIE - DOLL
I'm trying to identify a Barbie doll that the top part of her head turns. One side of her hair is blonde and the other side is brunette. Please help! Janell.
BASEBALL / TBALL - PLAYSKOOL
I am trying to find out the name of a Playskool baseball / tball set that I have. It can either be used as a tball, or has a foot pad which you can step on for a ball to pop up to hit. It was purchased probably in 1998-1999 timeframe. Michelle.
BATH TOY - TALKING DUCK
I'm looking for the name of a toy that came out in the my child hood which was the early 1990's. It was a duck that you could take a bath with and I think it talked and it came with its own towel it was white with a orange bill . That's pretty much all I remember.Thanks.
I am looking for information on a Batmobile toy made by Worcester Toys in the 1960's or 1970's: how it was packaged, what came with it, etc.
BATTERY OPERATED AIRPLANE - 1960'S
I had two toys when I was a kid 1960's vintage a metal battery operated airplane. It was unique it had lights on or under the wings. The propellers were motorized. It had a clear plastic dome over the cabin and a stewardess walked up and down the aisle. Who made this and are they available anywhere? Thanks Paul
BATTERY OPERATED FLASHLIGHT - KENNER
I came upon your website while searching for a toy I had in the mid 1960's. I'm trying to remember the name of it, and it's driving me crazy that I cant think of it!I think it was made by Kenner. It was a battery operated flashlight type thing that had different disks that you could put in and rotate to different shapes. My favorite was the one filled with blue bubbly water! Can you help keep my sanity by remembering the name of it? thanks!
BATTERY POWERED - CAR CARRIER - 1980's
In the 1980's there was a car carrier that was battery powered and had 4 arrow directional buttons on top of the cab. Can you tell me who made this and the exact name of it? Chris.
BATTLESHIP - ELECTRONIC GAME
I recently purchased the battleship game and the directions were not in the box. Can you help or direct me to where I can get this online, mail, email etc. I would really appreciated any help you can provide. Zenna.
BAUER - TEDDY BEARS
I would like some information on how I could buy Bauer Teddy Bear. They are made in Nuremberg, Germany. Thanks.
BEANBAG PUPPY - DAKIN
We are looking for information on a stuffed animal made by R. Dakin and Company in 1973. It is a beanbag puppy that came in two sizes. One was about six inches long and the other about twelve. The tag says that the company was in San Francisco and that the puppies were a product of Korea. We are looking to purchase more and for information on the company that produced them.
BEAR - EDEN TOYS
I am trying to identify or get some history (birthday) on a little bear I bought in a junk store. He has an Eden toy tag - he is dark brown with black ears, a stitched nose, and is wearing a pair of old overalls - I don't know if he was actually sold with the overalls or if his past owner had given him the overalls - he's about 12 inches in height - Can you give me some idea where I might be able to determine how old he actually is? thanks, Rose
BEAR - TALKING BUBBA
I was wondering if you new where I could get another talking bubba. maybe an internet site that sales them? It was actually used as a doggy toy but we got a new puppy and she chewed it up.
BEAR - TALKING BUBBA
I was looking at the board and seen this question about talking bubba can it be fixed if it doesn’t work? Thanks, Vickie.
BERENSTAIN BEARS TREEHOUSE
Where can I find a Bernstain Bears Treehouse? We are in Australia. Kim.
BERNSTEIN BEARS TOY TREEHOUSE - 1980's
I, too am looking for the Bernstein Bears toy treehouse. I had one in the 1980s and it's hard to find now. Please let me know if you find one.
BIG TRAK - MILTON BRADLEY
Where can I the schematics and parts list for a Milton Bradley Big Trak? I need to repair mine, but can't find part numbers on the pieces I need to replace. Milton Bradley was no help. Thanks, Shawn.
BIG TRAK AND TRANSPORT - MILTON BRADLEY
I am looking for information on the 1979 Milton Bradley electronic Big Trak and Transport. I have searched the Web, but have found nothing. My son has these, mint in box. I do remember that the next year these toys had been discontinued, but I don't know why or how many were made. Retha.
Where can I find a ten inch bicycle with training wheels and a back pedal brake system? Toys R Us has a ten inch bike, but it is brakeless (I don't how you stop on a brakeless bike).
BILL DING STACKING CLOWNS
I am desperately looking for the Bill Ding Stacking Clowns, box of 14 figures. Is there anywhere I can buy them?
BILL DINGS - RESPONSE
I hadn't heard of "Sifo", but some Bill Dings were manufactured by Strombecker (1930's to 1965?), then later (in the 80's) by Stuhr Enterprises. There are at least 6 varieties of Bill Dings I am aware of, but I don't know which manufacturer is responsible for each, or whether the same style is done by more than one. You've got the classic Bill Dings (Bill Ding has two teeth showing and his buddies have one tooth showing each). Strombecker did these and Stuhr did them - Stuhr's have colored outlines on top of the base color - the white guy is outlined in a kind of pink. Then you have the more harmless looking clowns with 3 clown buttons on their costume. These come in regular size (4+ inches) and Bill Ding Jr. (3.5 inches). The juniors come in a variety where there is no background paint - just the outlines on a plain wood background. There is also a kind of clown that has just one clown button on his outfit. Stuhr was making them until recently at least. I read somewhere they are out of business. If anyone has any more info, please let me know.
I am looking for Billy Blastoff parts: a power pack cover (red plastic); carrier sled (red plastic); and two treads for the exploration tractor (white rubber). Where can I find them? Thank you, Thom.
My niece has to write a school report on Bingo. Do you know who invented the game, and any other useful information about the game's history? Michele.
BINGO - RESPONSE - DR. TOY
I would suggest contacting a reference librarian at the nearest large. Do let us know what you find out.
BINGO - RESPONSE - RESPONSE
Bingo was "invented" in Italy in the 16th century as a form of the lottery; it was then known as Beano. In the 1920's, a man was watching a game of Beano at a county fair, and he overheard a lady (excited at winning the game) misuse the word "beano". She said "bingo". He decided to market the game under this new name. The church also helped the game's popularity, presenting it as a means of raising church funds. It's been popular ever since.
BIRD ANIMAL - MUSICAL
I am looking for a yellow and pink bird toy; I think it is a duck. It plays music when you pull the tail. Where can I find one?
BLANKET - CARTER'S -CIRCUS
This is a Carter's brand white baby blanket with black outlined teddy bears with red, yellow and blue balloons, which was manufactured possibly 8 years ago. It is vital to locate one if anyone can help me please. Denise.
BLAZON INC - ROCKING HORSES AND TRICYCLE - 1963
I am looking for info on the following two toys Blazon Inc rocking horse dated 1963 also info on metal tricycle has Lakeshore tag and tin Fischer Price bike horn any info on these or where to look would be greatly appreciated. I have owned rocking horse science my birth in 1964. I just picked up tike at yard sale reminded me of one that I had that didn't survive three boys thank you for your help. Lloyd.
What rating or reviews do you have Octi the revised edition? The official Oct website information seems old, up to 2002 and no further. Has this game dropped off in popularity or did it never get started? I am interested in new board games and the general ratings of these games. Dr.Toy site search engine hasn't been working for me well even though I have used this site reguarly in the past. Melanie
BOARD GAME - CHICKEN IN THE MIDDLE
Do you remember a game that had a Chicken in the Middle of the board? when you pushed down on its tail, it spun around pecking and I guess that was the spinner and there must have been numbers there. I'm thinking it's from the mid-1960's. I was very young so I don't remember too much else about it. it's one of the very few things I've been unable to locate in eBay! Thanks for your time, J.Dirt
BOARD GAME - CONTACT
Want to find the tile board game Contac or Contact from the1940's. Played with triangle tiles with three different numbers you had to match up with numbers on other tiles to any form but all matches had to be divisible by 5. Believe later this game became triominoes. Any info on Contac? Beulah.
BOARD GAME - GO TO THE KITCHEN
My nephew made a board game when he was young we believe was called Go to the Kitchen. He is now deceased so we would like to get info on this game. Beulah.
BOARD GAME - UNKNOWN
I am looking for a toy that both my husband and I had in the early 1970's. He claims it was a game in the traditional sense, but I just thought of it as a toy. The player would build a wall of bricks at one end of a plastic board and then pull the goat in the opposite direction with a large rubber band. Then, you just let the goat go and he smashes down the bricks. Really simple stuff, but we both loved it. And, of course, we don't remember what it was called. We have literally spent days on the Internet putting in any number of searches for this goat game and have come up with nothing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jessica
BOAT - SAILBOAT
Where can I buy small toy sailboats? I saw one recently in a Crate and Barrel catalog, but those were out-of-stock Christmas ornaments. Char.
BOBBS-MERRILL - RAGGEDY ANDY DOLL
I found a doll made by the Bobbs-Merrill inc. the date on it is 1974 and the doll is raggedy Andy, I cant find any information on this doll, if you could please help it would be great, I will send you a picture if needed. Ian.
BOOK - VALUE OF TOYS
We are looking for a book that can tell us the value of our toys. We are particularly looking for pricing on John Deere items. We have looked in many bookstores. Thank you.
BOOK - VALUE OF TOYS - RESPONSE
This is a great question to have posted, because it comes up so often. The answer is that no book can tell you the value of your toys, although a great many try. For one thing, your toys (and this goes for anyone's collectibles) are worth exactly what they're worth to *you* -- one person's treasure is another person's trash and vice versa, and no one can put a price on sentimental value. For another thing, though, what you're really asking about is *market* value. Although most of the hundreds of collectors' guides and collectibles price guides are useful for the purpose of identifying items and providing background information on them, in the sense of providing market prices, all but a handful are generally useless. Most feature inflated figures based on the highest auction prices achieved by near-mint-condition examples of the listed items, and many, written by collectors, are deliberately misleading, meant only to inflate the value of the authors' own collections. Additionally, few are specialized enough to include all the variations and quirks for those toys, games, and what-have-you which had long production runs and therefore turned out both "commons" with little collectible value and "rarities" which command high prices from collectors. Most of all, though, perhaps, is the fact that the market for collectibles and antiques of any sort fluctuates, month to month and year to year. The best gauge of market value for collectible toys is probably eBay. Search there for other examples of your toys over a period of several weeks and see what kind of prices they actually fetch. Best wishes, Butch & Co.
BOOK AND DOLL - EDEN
My son has got a book and a doll from the snowman / Snowman Enterprises (Eden ) His greatest wish is to get a new one, because his is so old. Please can you help me and tell me where I can get one. Perhaps in the net or in Germany or in the USA. Thank you very much! Gunda
BOOSKA - 1
Do you know where can I find Booska, the Japanese TV character in the USA? Sincerely, Tony.
BOOSKA - 2
Where can I find a mail order source for Booska (a Japanese character) that deals with English-speaking customers?
BOOSKA - RESPONSE
You can often find Booska toys on www.Ebay.com
Where can I find a Bopbag? A Scooby-Doo is fine, but I would prefer something from the early 1980's, especially a Weeble. Thanks very much, Debbie.
I am looking for a Scooby Doo Bopbag. Thank you.
BOUNCING OR JUMPING TOYS
I'm searching for a toy that my son can bounce and play on, something like a horse on springs. He's 19 months, but tall for his age. By the time he was ready to bounce a lot, he was too big for his Exersaucer. I must not be looking for the right thing on the internet; when I search for Hobby Horse, I get unrelated sites. Shelly.
BRIK BLOCKS - PARTS
We bought some Brik blocks and have some blue pegs and can not figure out what they are. please help?
BRIK TOY COMPANY
I am looking for large plastic blocks made by Brik Toy Company. Are they still made? Where I can buy them? Thank you, Clara.
BRIO - TRAINS
I am looking for a used Brio train set. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be grateful. Thanks.
BRIO TRACK PARTS
I am looking for used Brio train track parts. Can you help please? Tim.
BRIO TRAINS - RESPONSE
Try Back to Basics Toys. 800-356-5360.
I have a couple of TYCO Bubba Bears that don't talk. Do you know anyone who repairs them? TYCO isn't much help. Thanks, Don.
I'm looking for a bubblegun. These are guns that shoot a lot of bubbles without having to be repeatedly dipped in a soapy solution. It must be battery-operated and light weight. I make custom costumes for myself and need a replacement. I have one now, but cannot seem to find more like it. If you can help me I would be most thankful.
BUBBLE GUN - RESPONSE
I tried to answer Dave 1201 regarding his search for bubble guns. I come across them quite regularly in Thrift Shops. If he has not found them as yet he may contact me; I have a couple tossed in a box in the closet. Don
BUDDY L - BATMOBLIE
My neighbor was trying to do a good deed and purchased one of these drivable Buddy/L batmobile cars at a yard sale today. Problem is, I suppose, according to her, that it is supposed to have two batteries and of course, a charger. The car came with only one battery and no charger. I would love to try to get a hold of a battery and charger because the car is in great condition and is supposed to work fine. Let me know if you can shed any light on this matter. Thank you. Donna.
I used to have about four sets of Bug World. There was a "house" for the bugs that had a green top representing grass, while the "underground" was brown. There were three figures with it. A little green bug, a little yellow beetle, and a little orange worm. Recently, I found the green bug and I would love to find a whole set. I do not know the maker.
How do I build a Batter Buggy for a Science Olympiad?
BUILDING BLOCKS - BRIK
Brik building blocks are being manufactured again by tallyho plastics in Texas and are being sold on eBay. Only the larger blocks are available and if there is enough response to justify it they will run the molds to make the other parts as well. Bob
BUILDING SET - BRIO - REPLACEMENT PART - FORKLIFT
This is a building set where you can build a forklift, helicopter, dinosaur or a robot. There are 160 pieces and is a 5+ toy. The number on the box is #34536. I am looking for the "gear" piece. We seemed to have lost ours and cannot build the forklift. Can anybody help? I can't find a website for replacement parts. I have tried to email Brio already. Thank you.Michelle
BUILDING TOY - BRIK BLOCKS
I have a large collection of these blocks I am going to be selling on E-Bay in late January or February of 2005. Jon
BUILDING TOY - BRIK BLOCKS - 1
Where can I find Brick Building Blocks? The large ones. Thank you. Glenda
BUILDING TOY - BRIK BLOCKS - 2
I am looking for Brik blocks. My sons received some from a very generous man at a card shop who didn't use them anymore. Now my nephew has developed an interest in them. I would like to get some more for his Christmas and/or birthday. Thank you for your help
BUILDING TOY - BRIK BLOCKS - 3
Where can I find Brik Building blocks? They are like huge Legos and great for small children. Thank you, Nelson.
BUILDING TOY - BRIK BLOCKS - INSTRUCTIONS
I have Brik blocks, but no instructions. Where can I get instructions for these unusual blocks? Deborah.
BUILDING TOY - BRIK TOYS
What ever happened to the Brik Toy Company. We purchased some large Brik building blocks a few years back from a local toy store, and now I'm looking for some more. Please help me locate them.
BUILDING TOY - BRIK TOYS
We are searching for giant building blocks (they look similar to Lego) that are almost the size of shoe boxes. We were told that they were sold from a company out of Houston, TX, called Brik Toy Company. We were also told that they might have gone out of business. I have yet to find any information about either the product or the company. Please help if you can. Thank you so much.
BUILDING TOY - BRIK TOYS
I'm looking to buy some Briks myself. Troy
BUILDING TOY - BUILDERIFIC - 1
I would like to know if Builderific sets are still made. It is like an erector set but the pieces are plastic and made for younger children. Please, give me the name and address of the company if possible. Thank you, John.
BUILDING TOY - BUILDERIFIC - 2
I bought a Builderific set at a garage sale. I am trying to find additional parts. Deann.
BUILDING TOY - MARBLE RUN
I have a six year old daughter. We are looking for a marble run that will allow her to build different designs. Which is the best brand? Is Quercetti durable? Thank you. Steve.
BUILDING TOY - MARBLE RUN - RESPONSE
I have seen very nice ones in the Discover Toys catalog. They come different sets and assemble in many different ways.
BUILDING TOY - MOTTIK BLOCKS
My parents gave a Mottik block set to my nieces. We'd like to buy more, but it looks like Mottik went out of business. Any information that you could provide about Mottik would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Darren.
BUILDING TOY - MOTTIK BLOCKS - RESPONSE
I just came across your query in response to Mottik. We were their distributor for the Middle East and still hold stock. Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing some boxes. Regards, Grassan
BUILDING TOY - POKI BLOCKS
Where can I buy old wooden Poki Blocks? We bought a partial set at a garage sale.
BUILDING TOY - SYSTEM FORMO
It is very similar to Lego (but not quite compatible)and comes as Formo Constanti (building blocks) or Formo Mobili (with wheels axles and gears, including a worm gear) and, judging from the instructions, seems to be German. I can't put a date on it, but it's certainly not new. Sam.
BUILDING TOY - UNKNOWN TYPE - 1960's
I am looking for a toy from the mid to late1960s. The toy had red plastic girders about four inches long which enabled you to build skyscraper type buildings. After assembling the basic structure, plastic snap on side and roof panels could be added. Any idea where I can find this toy?
BUILDING TOY - UNKNOWN TYPE - 1960's - RESPONSE
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BUILDING TOY - WOODEN BLOCKS
I am wondering how we could buy wooden blocks from the Eddu Toy Co. in the United States. We are looking to buy wooden blocks for kindergarten.
BUILDING TOY - WOODEN BLOCKS
I am looking for a set of wooden building blocks. There was a set featured in the Parenting Reading 1998 magazine by Parenting magazine, but it does not say who makes them or where they can be purchased. I am not having any luck finding them on my own. Please help. Thank you so much.
BUILDING TOYS - POPULARITY
I am trying to find information on toy popularity; specifically which building toys are found in 2 of every 3 U.S. households with kids under 14 years old? Vicky.
What do you think of Bungee-Balls, or Ballmerangs? Thanks, Earl.
I am looking for a toy called a Bungee Jumper. It's like a pogo stick without a stick. I saw it in a Paragon catalog but I misplaced the catalog. HMS Toys told me they carry it, but they have been having trouble getting it in. I was wondering if you knew where on-line I might find one.
When my daughter was born she was given a stuffed bunny called Little Sleepy Eyes that came with a cassette. As she got older she always had Sleep Eyes (her name for the bunny) with her and as she would go to sleep she would chew on the end of its nightcap. Eventually she chewed a hole through it so we went out to find a replacement. We couldn't find the bunny, so we ended up with the Little Sleepy Eyes dog, which we named Junior. Well Junior and Sleep Eyes have been through quite a bit over the last two years and are really starting to show their wear. Unfortunately K-Mart, where we purchased the animals, no longer carries them. We can't find them anywhere. I've tried Internet, telephone, and a variety of stores. I was hoping you may be able to give me some clue as to where I may be able to locate others, before the two we have completely fall apart. The only information I have is: The Little Sleepy Eyes line of stuffed toy animals was available from KIDSVIEW in Midland Park, NJ, according to the cassette tape that came with each of the animals. The tag on the animals read Kidsview TM of American Products, Ltd.
CAB - HI- CO - POGO STICK JUNIOR
I have an old pogo Stick made by a Company called Cab-Hi-Co in New York is it worth anything? Doreen
Where can I find a circus animal cake decoration that was around in the 1970's? It included a blue elephant with its trunk turned upward. He had pink on the toes and on the truck. I know the cake was not from Carvel's. I am not sure if the decorations came from a large company, or would even be considered collectable.
I am looking for information concerning the California Raisins, which were at the Hardees Rest. a few years ago. Thank you.
CALIFORNIA RAISINS - RESPONSE
I live in Key West,Florida and dragged those cute little raisins all the way from a Hardee's in Michigan. I have the entire first set.Very good condition. Cyndi.
CALIFORNIA RAISINS - RESPONSE
Hardee's California Raisin Men - We currently have 27 sets of 5 of these men. Back in the 1980's, we bought these in sets. Do you have an email where we could go to get selling prices for these now. Thanks
CAN YOU HELP ME IDENTIFY MYSTERY TOY?
I am trying to find out the name of a toy I remember playing with in the mid 1970's and it's driving me crazy. Please bear with me and I will describe it as best as I can! It is a ball made of plastic. The top half is see through and inside are three or four smallish colored balls (around the size of marbles). There are also three or four colored "stools"? in a row along one side and the aim is to flip the balls up so that they are all eventually sitting on the matching colored stool. The balls are flipped by pressing a plastic square underneath the ball which activates a piece of metal at the base inside the ball which flips the balls into the air. Any suggestions gratefully received as it's driving me potty! Many thanks. Peter
CANADIAN TOY DISTRIBUTORS
I am looking for transportation toys, models or ornaments. I need Canadian distributors as our small gift shop cannot manage the USA exchange, shipping and duty. We have to retail our products way too high to recover our cost. Do you know of any Canadian dealers? Sincerely, Debbie Lawrence, Museum Operations.
CANADIAN TOY DISTRIBUTORS - RESPONSE
We are actually Canadian Toy Makers who specialize in supplying museums, but don't get into modern transportation toys. However, there is good news. Many older folk specialize in making these and will seldom get their screws paid for. If you go to senior's places in local towns and ask who might make them, I am sure you will have an answer (and a supplier) very quickly. John Faire Tyme Toys
CANVAS TOY CONTAINER
I am looking for a nice looking canvas toy container to keep in the living room. Lands End used to carry one called the Toy Bagger. Thanks for your help, Stephanie.
CAP TOYS - VACMAN/ VACTORY
I am trying to find information on the Vacman/Vactory toy line from a company known as Cap Toys. This toy line would have been out in the market in 1994 -1997. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.
I live in Midcoast Maine, and I can no longer find Capsella in stores within a reasonable drive's distance. I sent a letter to Capsella with no response. Any ideas?
CAR - 1960's PORSCHE - DUX - VALUE
My husband has a red plastic car; he thinks it is a 1960's Porsche that was manufactured in West Germany by a company call Dux. Can you tell me anything about the car and/or the company? A friend would like to buy this toy from us and we are not sure if we should just give it to him or not. We aren't opposed to selling it to him, but we want to do so at a fair price (or simply give it to him if the value is not that high). Thanks in advance! Kerry.
CAR - BATTERY OPERATED
Long ago my uncle bought me a small sports car, an MG Midget or Austin Healey. It was a battery-operated car that ran, and could be steered. Its powerful motor ran on either C or D cell batteries. It was bought in the 1950`s or 1960`s. It was expensive and very well made. It had a key to start it. I have not seen another like it. Please, tell me the details on this car. Frank.
CAR - BLACK 1993 RX TWIN TURBO
My friend has a birthday coming up soon. He loves his Black 1993 RX-7 Twin Turbo. I'm looking for a toy replica, so he will know how much I care for him. Thanks.
CAR - CALLED VIC
I have a friend who as a child in the late 1970's had a toy car called Vic. He forgets the manufacturer, and has been going crazy searching for it. Can you please help him, because now he has me searching like crazy, too? Kendra.
CAR - CALLED VIC
Has anyone ever found one? I had one as a child too and am looking for one with no luck. Michael
CAR - CAN PRIX RACE
Have you heard of a Can Prix Race Car Toy? It resembles an aluminum can, but the top comes off. There is a track on the can. Two racecars go around on the track making racing car sounds. The manufacturer on the can is Highlight Creations. Yen Ly.
CAR - CAR RACING SET
I have a 1967 Camaro and Corvette race set with yellow cars, but I am missing the Camaro body. The cars run on D-batteries and race on a small two piece track. I want a Camaro, or even just the Camaro body. I also want a replacement box for my set. The box has a picture of the Camaro in front of the Corvette. It came as a race track set in stores, and was also a Chevrolet promotion. Can anybody help me on this? Brian.
CAR - CHITTY-CHITTY BANG-BANG - VALUE
I have a Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang toy car from the 1960's in excellent condition. How can I get this appraised? Thanks, Glen.
CAR - CITY BUS
I am looking for a toy city bus for about $10. Do you know a manufacturer/distributor?
CAR - DIE CAST - ERTL
Where can I find Ertl die cast cars from the 1970's television shows Emergency, S.W.A.T., The Rookies, and Adam-12. John.
CAR - DUKES OF HAZARD
I am looking for a Dukes of Hazzard car that has a real working C.B. radio in the trunk. I had one in the late 1970's. I got one for Christmas, but I only got to play with it for a few hours--my mother made me take a nap, and while I was still asleep, my cousin came over and sat on it. Can anybody tell me more about that car, or where to buy one? Possibly two...I have two boys now that love the Dukes of Hazzard.
CAR - ELASTIC POWERED
I have a physics assignment where I have to design a car that is powered by elastic. Do you have any ideas as to where I can start or get some information from. If you know of a company that manufactures these, that would be great. Thanks.
CAR - ELECTRIC - BATMAN
I purchased a used electric toy Batman car (driveable by a child). The engine has shorted out. Empire Toys or Buddy L. Toys made it. I want to replace or rebuild the engine. Joe.
CAR - GT SUPER SCREAMER
I am looking for any information in regards to a race car set made by World of Wonder. The set was called GT SUPER SCREAMER. This is a totally slotless racing set made in 1990. The cars have an onboard computer with fly-by-wire technology. The company is in Fremont, CA. 94538.
CAR - HOT WHEELS
Are Hot wheel cars good collecting toys? Thanks, Jeff.
CAR - IDEAL TOYS
I am searching for information on an Ideal Toys race car set made in 1965. My husband dug his old track out of the basement but alas no cars. It is not motorized. He remembers the cars were battery operated and ran in a grove in the track. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
CAR - MATCHBOX
I have about 400 Matchbox cars and am seeking an interested person with the knowledge to value my collection. I have cars dating back to 1964. That item is a motorcycle with a side car, molded in silver and black. If you know of anyone interested in it you can contact me at e-mail address.
CAR - MOTORIFIC
I have a couple of Ideal Motorific race car sets. They use a battery-operated race car that you clip a pin onto which keeps the cars on the track. They have jumps and doors that the cars 'smash' through. The track is mostly gray with only one lane. Each piece of track is about six inches long. My kids now want to play with it but, alas, the tires are pretty dried out and not much good. So if you know where to get tires I'd appreciate help. I've been searching for the Ideal Toy Co., but I can't find them. I'm assuming that Ideal has been bought by another company.
CAR - NIKKO DECEPTOR
We got our son the NIKKO DECEPTOR CAR for Christmas it has a 9.6v Rechargeable NiCad Battery Pack #1296. I was wondering if you might how long to charge the battery? My son lost the directions to it. Thank you.
CAR - POWERED BY WATER
In the late 1970's to early 1980's, I had a battery powered toy car that "ran" on water. It was plastic and about twelve inches long. It had a small red gas can that you filled with water. You then put about five drops of water in the hole located on the back of the car and off it went. The more drops of water you put in, the longer it ran. I think they were called Water Machines. Do you know the name of the toy and/or its manufacturer? Thanks, Dan.
CAR - REMOTE CONTROL - COOL CAR
Where can I find a Cool Car? It is a remote control car based on a car in a cartoon. I have called Radio Shack stores where I am told it was purchased, but no one has it in stock. Some clerks have told me it is a Christmas toy. Javier.
CAR - ROAD WORRIERS
The toy I am asking about was around in the early-mid 1980's. I think the name contained the words "road" and "worrier". They were all plastic. They were trucks that had faces and you put them together by yourself. They had a plastic chassis, wheels and head and body that you put on the chassis. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Mike
CAR - WEN-MAC
I own a 1953 Wen-Mac automate racecar that is in practically mint condition. I bought it in 1995 at an auction. It came in an old cigar box, complete with two sets of instructions, string, wrench, and stake. Where can I find an estimate of the toy's value? Also, what kind of fuel does it use, and where can I get it? Damon
CAR - WOODEN
I have a wooden car with rubber tires about twelve inches long, with three hinged/levered sections. I want to know its history and whether it is a collectible. Pete.
CAR TURNS INTO BOAT
My four year old has asked for a car that turns into a boat for Christmas. When asked if he saw this somewhere, he says: No, but Santa and the elves can make it. Short of trying to create something on my own, do you know of any such product out there? Thanks, Terry.
I am looking for a working toy car wash that a small child could ride through on a ride on toy. My son absolutely loves car washes! Thank you! Jerry.
What company made the Care Bears? Also where can I buy Care Bear items? Jessicka.
CARE BEARS - RESPONSE - DR. TOY
Kenner owned the Care Bears. Other companies held licenses for these popular early 1980's characters.
I'm looking for a Carebear stuffed animal, preferably new. The size I am looking for is between 10-20 inches am looking for "Funshine," but any of them will do.
CARS - FUN-HO
I was wondering if you know about "Fun-Ho" die-cast toy cars made in New Zealand in the 1970's? Thank you, Brent.
CARS - SCHUCO AND DUX METAL
I have schuco cars wire trach and pieces and a DUX Metal car. I am looking as to where I can get current values on them, they are over 50 years old. they were my toys when I was five years old. and have kept most of these item in excellant ondition. I need a possible buyer in Orange County or Los Angeles, CA. Can you help me with the information needed. I can send you pictures if these items.
Where can I find a toy cash register made by Blue Box Toys, Inc. This toy was featured on a morning show as a top ten toy. We found their address in the toy directory, but that has not yielded any results. Thanks, Ray and Sue.
CASH REGISTER - FISHER PRICE
I have an old late 1960's early 1970's Fisher Price Cash register with the Red, White and Blue coins that go in it. It has since gotten one of the coins jammed inside it. Do you have any thoughts on how I can open it up and un-jam it and get the coin out. It isn't screwed together, it's got some kind of other grommets or pins holding it together. Any thoughts may help. Thanks, Michelle
CASTLE PLAY SET
I am looking for a 4ft x 4ft castle that you can build, and then play with action figures with. Simba Toys manufactures it. We are doing a study unit on the medieval period, and this would really bring it alive for my little guys. Thanks, Cyberlynx.
CATCH BIN GAME
Do you have information on the item I describe as follows: Approximately 3' tall, red cardboard stand-up. The top unfolded into a sort of cardboard "catch-bin" of sorts. You tried to toss the small balls provided into this "catch bin". If you succeeded, then the ball would travel down into one of the maybe 5-7 channels leading to an opening. At the opening were large flat spring mechanisms that would toss the ball back to you. (That is provided the ball entered one of the openings which still had a ready spring --- you had to reset these flat springs each time they shot a ball back at you.) Any ideas? Name, manufacturer, etc.? Thank you, Rosemarie.
CEREAL BOX TOYS - VINTAGE
I went to an auction and bought some toys. An older man at the auction told me they were cereal box toys. They are robot men on horses and two football players that are still in their packages. They are very old and have weights with a string that you put over the edge of a table to make them walk. Do you have any information on them that would be helpful? Thank you in advance.
CHALK BOARD PEG DESK - 1970's
In the early 1970s, probably 1974-1975, I had a small desk. I believe it was a plastic seat (green maybe) connected to the desk. The desktop was a chalk board - maybe a magnet board as well. Inside, I think the bottom of the desk was a pegboard, and it had colorful plastic pegs and a little hammer. I want to say it was by playschool - but not sure. Does this sound familiar to you? Cyndi
CHESS - GAMES - HISTORY
I visit your site regularly, because I research toys for a hobby. I would like to know all about chess games. I would like to know when it was thought to be first played, pictures, how it has developed over the years, and why you think it has lasted thro
CHICKEN DECISION MAKER
Early 1980's chicken decision maker - the chicken stood up inside a plastic dome, and you'd press a button and it would randomly moved and peck yes/no/maybe (maybe maybe?) Any ideas what I am talking about? Cheers, Jason
CHILD GUIDANCE - MUSICAL MARCHING BAND
Does anyone know anything about this early 1960's toy? Any interest in buying one. Thanks, Earl
CHILD GUIDANCE MUSICAL MARCHING BAND - VALUE
I have a Child Guidance Musical Marching Band. Any idea of its value? Thanks Earl
How many little dents for the marbles are there in the chinese checker board?
CHITTY-CHITTY BANG-BANG TOY CAR
I have a three year old foster son who saw the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and now all he wants is that toy car. I know they made them some time ago, as my friend's husband had one when he was a boy. My foster son even asked Santa for one. He is leaving me the week before Christmas. Please can anyone help me find one for him?
CHRISTIAN TOYS - EASTER RELATED
Our church is performing an Easter play about the crucifixion of Christ. We need information about what children played with around that timeline. Please email me about what small children were known to play with in this timeline.
CIRCUS KEY CHAIN
Please help me. I don't know where to go to find this toy, and it is very difficult to describe. Maybe you can help me. I saw it at a club. A girl was wearing it on a Ringling Brother's circus key chain. It was one of those sports kind of key chains that you wear around your neck, but it had the circus' name on it. She said she got this toy from a vender at the circus. It at first looked like a plain black plastic ball attached to the key chain. In a way I guess it looked like a plain black plastic globe because it was attached to the key chain sort of the same way a three dimensional globe is attached to its base. But what I loved about this golf ball sized black Ball was that when you spun it around, different colored lights flashed on the inside. It was as if all of a sudden the ball was wearing numerous belts of every color of the rainbow. When it stopped spinning it all went black again. I don't know if it was friction or what, but it was one of the coolest toys I have ever seen. That is why I beg you, please, I will do anything to Acquire this toy. Unfortunately, the circus left that next day, and I never got the toy. So now I am on a quest. I would greatly appreciate any help you could give me in finding this toy. Or maybe even any information on who to contact in order to find this toy. Please
CIRCUS RING MASTER TOY
I am searching for a toy circus ring master. Something dramatic in both color and presence. He or she should be wearing the top hat and traditional ring master attire. If the toy speaks that would be a plus. Morris & Fellows, Inc.
I want to know the name of this 1970's toy. It was comprised of a plastic ring. To the ring were secured two strings. Each string was in turn connected to a glass sphere. The object was to hold the ring and flip your wrist in order to make the two glass balls strike each other. This made a clicking sound. Shortly after marketing, the toy was recalled because the glass balls were breaking and causing injuries to eyes.
How much would a mint condition pair of clackers be worth today? Chad.
Where can I get a pair of clackers?
CLACKERS - 2
I'd like to give my brother a Clacker for his birthday with an old childhood picture of us holding our Clackers. Where can I find one?
CLACKERS - RESPONSE
The name you are looking for is "Kerbangers." David.
CLACKERS - RESPONSE - DR. TOY
Clackers" comes to mind, but I think there were various toys like that at that time. "Click-Clacks" also sounds right.
CLACKERS - VALUE
I have an original set of clackers do you know how much they are worth? I would be interested to know. Thank you Jacqueline.
Looking for the 1970's click clacks. Where can I get them? Looking to add to my 1970's collection. Please help. Thank you. Sandy
CLOTH BAG - DOG FOOTPRINTS
We are looking for a zippered red cloth bag, similar to a lunch box but a little bit bigger. It has Dalmatian type black footprints on the front. Inside there are clear plastic pockets that hold about 12-14 plastic dogs of all types. Dawn.
I am looking for an old fashioned "Cobblers Bench" which is all wood and has colored pegs and a hammer. I bought one only 18 months ago. It's exactly like the one I had in the mid-1970's. Neither my friends nor I can find them now.
COLECO - HOCKEY GAME
I am looking for hockey rods for a 1970's Coleco hockey game. Thanks.
COLLECTIBLE - DIE CAST AMERICAN AIRLINES
What is my ERTL Collectible Douglas DC-3 Die-Cast metal replica American Airlines Model #F312 mint in box worth? Ross.
COLLECTIBLE - DISCONTINUED - KIDS II PRAYER FRIENDS
I am looking for a discontinued model of the Kids II Prayer Friends collection. It is a bunny that is tan with blue accents. When you squeeze its tummy it says "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, that angels watch me through the night and wake me with the morning light. Amen". The new ones are pink, and my son knows the difference so it has to be the tan and blue one! Tracy
In November 1998, we welcomed the first girl in thirty years into our family. I have decided to start a bear collection for her, but bear in mind (no pun intended), I don't know a good bear from a bad one. I have looked at Bearington and at Boyd's. While I have found them both very appealing, I am concerned that they are both made in China. Could you offer some suggestions for collectible bears, either stuffed or otherwise? Would you consider either Boyd's or a Bearington as a good choice? Are there any books you would suggest so that I may educate myself?
COLLECTIBLE BEARS - RESPONSE
There are two wonderful publications available at your local bookstore. One is Teddy Bears and Friends. It lists hundreds of stores, dealers, web sites and gives you a starting place. If you are concerned about buying a bear from China, how about using a teddy bear artist--an artist who hand makes teddy bears? Also there are several patterns available to make a teddy bear yourself. My mother made one for me; I am 40 years old and have been a collector of teddy bears since I was five.
I have a Colorama Desk that needs refills. I am unable to find any. I have called the customer service number (1-800- 366-9261), but it has been disconnected.
COLORED DIMENSIONAL BLOCKS
I am looking for an educational toy I played with in the mid-1970's to early 1980's. It was a set of small colored blocks in sizes based on the metric system. There were several shapes and sizes: one cm. (centimeter) by one cm. cubes, one cm. by ten cm. Rods, etc. Each size was a different bright color. My guess is that it was European or Canadian.
COMMONWEALTH TOY CO - TEDDY BEAR
Can you tell me if a Commonwealth teddy bear would be worth anything? Do you know how to tell the age? Thanks, Bettyboop
COMPANY - DIDDL STUFFED TOYS
I'm looking for a vender who distributes stuffed toys named Diddl. These are made in Germany and are imported into the USA. They have a wide range of products like stuffed animals, key chains and other small items. If you have information, please, let me know. Sharmina.
COMPANY - GABRIEL TOYS
I am wondering if you know what happened to Gabriel Toys (Gabriel, Inc.). They merged with CBS child guidance toys. I am trying to find out some information about those companies. Thanks, Heather.
COMPANY - GABRIEL TOYS - RESPONSE
To the best of our knowledge, Gabriel was bought up by Ideal Toys in about 1969. Investor Arnold Thaler, who had already purchased the ViewMaster company from GAF in 1981, then bought Ideal in 1984 and renamed the company The ViewMaster Ideal Group. He sold it to Tyco in 1989. Tyco and their ViewMaster Ideal subsidiary merged with Mattel in 1997. No idea where CBS comes into the equation. Hope that's of some help. Best wishes, Butch & Co.
COMPANY - NERF TOYS
What is the best way for me to research Nerf products? Can you give me a list of magazines articles, etc. I appreciate any help you can give me.
COMPANY - VANDOR
I have been looking on the Internet for a company named VANDOR. My boyfriend's father had bought a collectible toy in Nantucket. I guess only six different ones were made. They come in a wooden box with a window so you can see the car. I think the name inside said Pepsin or something along those lines. The sticker on it said made in China. I don't know if you can be of any help, but I told him I would try to find the website for it if there was any. He would like to buy the other five, if possible. Thanks for your help, Stacy.
I'm looking for a three to four year old's version of a mouse or trackball. Where can I find one ? Thank you, Pete.
I am looking for a toy computer, suitable for child under three years old. It should look very similar to a real computer (keyboard, hard drive, and screen), but be smaller and obviously a toy (so that she won't confuse it with a real one). It does not need to do much, just look like a real computer. Thanks, Janet.
COMPUTERIZED TOYS - BARBIE LEARNING LAPTOP
Where may I purchase Barbie B-book Learning Laptop 4.0? I am locate in the western suburban area of Chicago.Thanks, Sharon
CONEHEAD - FOOD TOY
I want to say this toy was around in the early to mid 1980's. This toy was made by Mattel and called Conehead. You put soft food inside it and pushed it up through a series of tiny hole on the top and then ate it. Obviously meant for the youth. I've been searching everywhere for it. Please help.
I have a set of six Conehead action figures. They are from 1993. They are in mint condition still in the original package unopened. They are made by Playmate. I was wondering if there was any value to these if so about how much and how collectable are these particular toys right now. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Stock Numbers: 7031,7032,7033, 7034,7035,7036. Sincerely.
CONSTRUCTION SET - PIPEWORKS
we are moving to southern California and we have about two sets of PipeWorks, including wheels and platforms and the whole kit. we have the largest set that PipeWorks made at the time. Jennifer
Hi - Back in late 60's early 70's I spent an enormous time playing with a wood and plastic construction kit consisting of bars and blocks, rods, wheels, nuts, screws and gears. The great thing it had real nuts and wrenches, making for a real engineering experience. It is not Meccano or TinkerToys. Appreciate any tips for what this was called and if it is still available anywhere. Thanks much - Svein.
I'm trying to find a name of a toy that was around in 1975 or so. I remember referring to them as tinker toys. Very similar in design but on a much larger scale. They were made of hard plastic. The tubes where I believe in lengths of 12, 18, 24, and 48 inches and in different colors, red green, blue, yellow and orange. The connecting joints where gray and I believe about 6 inches in diameter. Do you by chance recognize this description? Like I said I grew up with a friend that owned them and we always called them tinker toys. Any help would be great. Mike
CONSTRUCTION TOY - 1970's to 1980's
Hello, I used to have a fantastic toy building set as a child. It contained tons of plastic white frames and different textured walls, dome blue and clear plastic windows, regular plastic windows etc. You could put the pieces together to form a skyscraper. Set included plastic frames to put in windows or walls.
CONSTRUCTION TOY - BLOCKS - PLASTIC - FLEXIBLOCKS
During the late 1980's I purchased a Lego type block that had plastic hinges at each end of the blocks. This made the finished construction flexible. I believe they were called Flexblocks. Where can I buy more?
CONSTRUCTION TOY - BLOCKS - WOOD - CLOWNS
I have been looking for a set of wooden toy building blocks of clowns. They balance in different ways when you stack them. I found them on Ebay for more than $50. I saw them at a museum store in Boston in the 1990's, so someone was manufacturing this great 1950's toy. Sifo made the original ones, and I think they were called Bill Ding Blocks. I recall the new ones having Bill in the title, too. Thanks, Kathryn.
CONSTRUCTION TOY - CUBE BURST
What do you know about Cube Burst Construction Set? They are spring loaded blocks which interlock but a wrong block in the wrong place releases the springs' energy and bursts the entire creation. Ages 6 & up. Thanks.
CONSTRUCTION TOY - FLEXIBLOCKS
Where can I find Flexiblocks? These are made by Flexitoy, and resemble Legos with hinged ends. I heard that they are advertised on television, but I have been unable to locate the manufacturer. Thanks, Lynne.
CONSTRUCTION TOY - FLEXIBLOCKS - RESPONSE
CONSTRUCTION TOY - FOAM RUBBER SHAPES - 1960's
Do you remember a toy or toy-related “construction” type toy that was made in the mid to late 1960’s that consisted of different shapes of foam rubber that was sticky that you could stick together and make all sorts of other figures, etc? Thanks.
CONSTRUCTION TOY - K'NEX
How and when was K'nex invented. My son is doing a project and comparing K'nex with Lego. How many different countries play with K'nex? Who invented K'nex? How did they come up with the name K'nex? Jeannine
CONSTRUCTION TOY - K'NEX - HISTORY
I could use some information on who made K'Nex. How did he/she come up with the idea. Just a basic history of the k'nex toy. Josh
CONSTRUCTION TOY MYSTERY
I am wondering about how to find a building toy (early to mid 1970s), along the lines of Lincoln logs and tinker toys. It was made of color plastic squares that fit together to create a 3-dimensional square. Each of the 1-d square pieces were about 4-5 in
I'm looking for a toy that was out in the mid to late 1980's, it was a bunch of what seemed to be white PVC pipe with holes in each end for connectors...whether they were two, three, or four way, and it was sturdy enough to build things like forts, and vehicles out of that children (say...2-5 in age) could climb or ride in. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Brandee
CORGI - CAR- CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG - RESPONSE
The car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is currently made by Corgi Company and can be purchased at Adkins Collectibles on the internet.
Where can I find a sturdy crane for my five-year-old son? Ideally it would be made of metal and extremely robust. Tony.
CRANE - RESPONSE
You should try getting in touch with Tonka. I had a large crane when I was a kid, and I believe they still make them. Brad.
CRAWL A GATOR
In the early 1970's, my parents found a toy which allows babies who can't crawl yet to move around. It was called a "crawl-a-gator," and it was designed kind of like a fat plus sign. One point came up to support the babies head, and the opposite went between the legs. The sides scooped up around the middle to prevent falling off. My parents said that when I was four months old, I would zoom through the house (wood floors). I'd like to get one for my niece. Where can I find one? Thanks! Shawna
My one year old loves to play in boxes and crawl under things. I want to find her a crawling tunnel toy of some sort, but the only ones I'm finding are huge. Laurie.
An uncle of mine is looking for an old kind of crayon called Crayograph. Have you ever heard of these, and do you know where can I buy some?
I have a set of Crayograph Crayons that were made around World War I if I remember right. I have the whole set however; there are two that are broken in half. They are in a blue box that slides out. They box has a number 40 on them but there is no date on the box either. When I was very young, our neighbor who was very old, gave them to my mother and said he had gotten them when he fought in the War. My mother tired to keep me and my sisters from touching them and that is how a couple of them broke. I recently did some research on the Internet to see if I could gain some information about these crayons, and found nothing. Tina
I recently came across a box of very old crayons with the name Crayolet on the front. They were made by Binney & Smith (the same company listed on my box of Crayola crayons). It also has 10 cents printed right on the top corner of the box but there is no date found. Can you tell me the story on this box of crayons? Were these made before Crayola? There are 11 (12 box set) crayons still inside. Partially used but all wrappers are still intact. Do you know if this box of crayons has a value?
CRAYOLET CRAYONS - RESPONSE
Binney & Smith did make these crayons around 1930, in addition to Crayola. They started out with 8 crayons and eventually up to 16. I have a box like yours. They said they couldn't estimate how old my 12 piece was and told me to see antique dealer or get book at library called a Century of Crayola Collectables, a price guide by Bonnie Rush. I hope this helps a little this has been driving me nuts for three days. Good day.
CRAYOLET CRAYONS - VALUE
I have recently found a box of Crayolet Crayons. These are a box of 6 for 5 cents. Can you tell me if they are worth anything? Sincerely Jim.
I have been trying to find Creepy Crawlers for my seven year old. I know the one I used to have was manufactured by Mattel. I have been to (Chicago area suburbs) K-Bee Toys, Toys R Us, Noodle Kidoodle and Target. Can you help?
CREEPY CRAWLERS - RESPONSE
I was looking for Creepy Crawlers to make dampening pads for my snowboard bindings. I found that Creepy Crawlers is now made by Toymax. Their site contains links to Goop. Be careful, I burnt the window out of my unit when I was eleven, six long years ago.
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