Star Wars price wars! What drives the collectable Star Wars toy market!

By Dermot Martin
on December 19, 2018

Star Wars price wars! What drives the collectable Star Wars toy market!

Here is some valuable advice from renowned toy expert

There something magical behind the reason an aging toy goes up in value and becomes worth collecting.

 

A Star Wars super fan I know was searching for odd toys and merchandise linked to his favourite movie franchise. He told me he had seen a three-inch plastic toy figurine of a Star Wars character about to go on sale at auction and he asked me to guess what its value was.

“Oh, maybe £25! If it’s in a nice clean box,” I suggested. The Force was definitely not with me on this. This toy was actually marked up at a mind blowing £1,400 to £2,200. It is expected to beat that value by a significant margin when it goes under the hammer.

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Why you need to check the toy box after your children have flown the nest

By Dermot Martin
on December 13, 2018

Why you need to check the toy box after your children have flown the nest

Vintage Toy Story has its own rewards...

Your children may have flown the coup leaving a peaceful calm in their cosy little bedrooms. The silence round the house makes you feel empty.  But here’s at least one reason to be cheerful...

Carefully check their toy boxes you might find you are sitting on some valuable hidden treasure.

That jumble of plastic toys you were thinking of dropping at the local tip might just hide a future family heirloom. Plastic might have a bad name for the environment but some of the plastic stuff from the sixties and seventies has an intrinsic value. It can command sizeable price tags at auction or for sale through the internet.

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Bond stripped bare - the unboxing video revealing all!

Lauren Brewer
By Lauren Brewer
on July 27, 2018

Bond stripped bare - the unboxing video revealing all!

Many of you will know, if you’ve read my previous blog post, that I’ve got a real soft spot for this incredible James Bond Figure.  Despite having one in the office for the last couple of months, there’s something so fascinating about this replica figure that keeps drawing me back in.

For any serious Bond fan or collector, I stand strong that this should be the centrepiece to any collection.  The detail is mind-blowing – and it really cannot be appreciated by a few words of images.  Which got me thinking…

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The week I met TWO Bond girls...

Lauren Brewer
By Lauren Brewer
on June 30, 2018

The week I met TWO Bond girls...

There’s not many people that can say they’ve met two Bond girls in one week, but I was lucky enough to do just that…

A few weeks ago, I met the iconic Bond girl, Shirley Eaton who played the ‘Golden Girl’, Jill Masterson who was famously murdered by being painted in gold by henchman Oddjob in fan-favourite Goldfinger in perhaps the most iconic Bond scenes of all time...

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All you need to know about our hand-signed James Bond items and the incredible Bond collectables range…

Lauren Brewer
By Lauren Brewer
on June 25, 2018

All you need to know about our hand-signed James Bond items and the incredible Bond collectables range…

I’ve been working hard over the last few months to curate our incredible James Bond range showcased in our live show for you so without further ado, here’s your complete guide to our James Bond pieces and why they are must-haves for collectors...

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The day I met a Bond girl left me shaken and stirred…

Lauren Brewer
By Lauren Brewer
on June 18, 2018

The day I met a Bond girl left me shaken and stirred…

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to visit and spend the day with one of the most famous Bond girls of all – the‘Golden Girl’ herself, Jill Masterson– actress Shirley Eaton who starred alongside Sean Connery in fan-favourite,Goldfinger. I had a great chat with her in her home and she even signed some exclusive itemsfor collectors. What a day!

Here’s the story behind meeting the most iconic Bond girl of all time…

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