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Rare toys uncovered in closed Welsh shop go up for auction

Action Man Astronaut: Battle Pack and Laser

  The Vectis auction house is lining up a treasure trove of a sale for British toy collectors, discovered in a former North Wales toy shop, including rare Action Man figures, Star Wars collectables and much more. The Frank Beech Toy Shop in Holywell in North Wales closed its doors in 2009 after many years as a thriving and successful ... Read More »

Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson DVD released, more merchandise on way

Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson DVD

  Anderson Entertainment has lined up a host of new products and content inspired by the work of the late British producer Gerry Anderson which will hit shelves and screens in the coming months, and more guests for this year’s Andercon (12th – 14th June) in Leicester. New offerings include The Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson DVD set (out today from Network, 30th ... Read More »

More Thunderbirds Are Go Licenses Announced, show launch just one week away

The new-look Tracy Brothers of International Rescue - Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John. Photo © ITV

  With the first episode of the new Thunderbirds Are Go set to debut with next Saturday (4th April) a special one hour episode on ITV and CITV, ITV Studios Global Entertainment have announced more tie-in licensing deals for the show. Global Solutions for Clothing are to launch a range of children’s hanging dress-up costumes inspired by the new series. The range will ... Read More »

Who Remembers Letratone?

Letratone Image

… Because if you do, then there’s a special clearance offer for the Letraset-produced screen tone paper being sold on ebay – over £1360 worth of screen tone paper, starting bid 99p. No reserve! Letratone, produced by Letraset from 1966 onwards (the company is still going – they still create Transfer Lettering but “Action Transfers” are a thing of the past), is a ... Read More »

ITV announces new Gerry Anderson merchandise plans based on Captain Scarlet, UFO, Stingray

The Robert Harrop Designs limited edition SPV from Captain Scarlet is already on sale - but more designs are to come

  ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced it is to expand the licensing programme for its Gerry Anderson portfolio, introducing new merchandise based on almost all his shows such as Captain Scarlet, Stingray, Joe 90 and Space:1999. The plan is no doubt in response to the success of its Classic Thunderbirds licensed merchandise. The new lines, initially aimed at adult fans and collectors in the ... Read More »

ComPalComics offers Dalek Playsuit, Dandy Number One in latest auction

Dalek Pencil Sharpener (1965) BBC TV with 8 Dalek Swapits (1965) Cherilea Toys.

  The latest Compalcomics March catalogue closes on on Sunday 8th March 2015 starting at 2.00pm, featuring a huge number of both early and modern Dandy comics, artwork including “Oor Wullie” and various IPC/Fleetway covers – and a rare Dalek Playsuit! There’s also some Dan Dare original two page artwork by Frank Hampson for Eagle, which is expected to sell fro at ... Read More »

Royal Mail Launches Alice In Wonderland Stamps

Alice in Wonderland Stamps - 2015

    The Royal Mail has just launched its Alice In Wonderland Stamps, the work of artist Grahame Baker-Smith, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Classic Tale – and, for the first time ever the company has collaborated with a children’s book publisher, Walker Books, to create a book based on the stamp artwork.     The ... Read More »

Second Rare Star Wars Figures Auction Stirs Fan Excitement, first auction raised £40,000

Star Wars FX-7 Figure

  Auction house Vectis have released details of the second auction of mint on card Star Wars figures, owned by the former Club Chairman of  the UK Star Wars Fan Club, Craig Stevens, which takes place next week – and there has been a buzz of excitement among collectors since the full details were posted. The second half of the Craig Stevens Palitoy Figure Collection at Vectis Auctioneers takes place ... Read More »

New Zealand Mint releases first in series of Thunderbirds 50th anniversary coins

Thunderbirds 50 Years Anniversary Coin

The New Zealand Mint has released the  first of six  Thunderbirds 50 Years 1oz silver coins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic show created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, soon to be revived with new show Thunderbirds Are Go! Delivered in a Thunderbirds-themed coin case, the highly collectible coin featuring a gold-plated Thunderbirds 50th Anniversary logo has a Limited Mintage of only 5,000 coins and ... Read More »

LEGO Doctor Who Set to Materialise Later This Year

Doctor Who LEGO

  Doctor Who and LEGO fans around the world are celebrating the news that The LEGO Group will be producing a LEGO Doctor Who set. The concept for a Doctor Who set came from the LEGO IDEAS  (,  a crowdsourcing community where LEGO fans can submit their own ideas for new LEGO products, and vote for other members’ ideas. Members collect votes for ... Read More »

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