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WebFinds: The Space Museum 

The Space Museum - Collecting Doctor Who Promo

When an account titled @spacemuseum63 starts following you on Twitter, you need to double check they aren’t Dalek agents. I’m glad I did, because it led me to The Space Museum web site –  dedicated to cataloging Doctor Who collectibles from 1963 to 1989— the original run of the BBC TV series. The items in the galleries – so far, ... Read More »

Robots on the march — Vectis tinplate toys auction announced, includes Flash Gordon rarity

Just some of the robots that will be in the Vectis auction in March 2016. Image courtesy Vectus

Next month, on Tuesday 15th March, Vectis Auctions will present an ‘Out of this World’ collection of robots, space vehicles, flying saucers and rockets — almost 1000 pieces of tinplate, metal and plastic pieces from European, Japanese, Asian and American manufacturers, including a rare Flash Gordon-related item. The catalogue for this auction hasn’t been published yet, but the army of robots and other ... Read More »

UK’s Spring Fair to showcase new Deadpool costumes — and a Batman ukulele!

Rubies Deadpool Costumes - Promotional Image

Marvel wall lights, Deadpool costumes, a new Captain America-inspired lifestyle collection and Beano-inspired games are just some of the comic-inspired items that will be on display at the upcoming Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham this coming weekend. Blackburn-based JWP Ltd launched its 3DLightFX Marvel range of 3D Wall lights last year, promoted across selected children’s television channels in November. ... Read More »

Signature Publishing Launches New Transformers Title

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Issue 1 - Cover SNIP

Signature Publishing – publishers of titles such as Milkshake! and Dinosaur Action – launch a new Transformers  title, Transformers: Robots In Disguise this week. Inspired by the animated series aimed at 4-8 year olds already attracting large audiences on Cartoon Network (and, of course, there’s a huge toy line, too), The Transformers: Robots in Disguise magazine, licensed by Hasbro, will follow the ... Read More »

Mezco Toys Judge Dredd and Lawmaster Bike Action Figure – New Pics

Mezco Toys PX One:12 Collective Judge Dredd and Lawmaster Bike Action Figure Box Set

This month’s Diamond PREVIEWS “magalog” – available now in comic shops – includes information on the PX One:12 Collective Judge Dredd and Lawmaster Bike Action Figure Box Set from Mezco Toys – and we have some pics for those of you not at New York Comic Con. Mezco Toyz has expanded their highly detailed One:12 Collective line with this new Judge ... Read More »

British Star War figures, Action Man and Pippa doll collectibles sell for thousands in Vectis auction

Action man Grand Prix Car

  Vectis Auctions held the first Palitoy Employees sale this week (see earlier news story), and it generated a lot of interest amongst the collecting fraternity – and some huge bids for childhood favourites. Some of the biggest collecting groups in the world had a plethora of items to choose from, and many turned up –even before the doors were ... Read More »

Is it A Bird? Is it A Plane? No, it’s… Action Man?

Palitoy Action Man boxed Bullet Man No. 34081. Image: Vectis

  Palitoy’s Action Man doll – a licensed version of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe which was launched in 1966 – went through a lot of permutations down the years, most of them armed services related. But in the late 1970s, the range added some new dolls, including Atomic Man, a figure inspired by television’s Six Million Dollar Man, and a licensed use of ... Read More »

Edinburgh Comic Con: A Bird’s Eye View

In April 2014, I went to a rather small, poorly attended comic show called SBA at the Students Union that is part of Edinburgh University. I was lucky and I got to spend an inordinate amount of time chatting with such luminaries as Norm Breyfogle, Ian Churchill, Declan Shalvey and other assorted guests. So when James Lundy was searching for ... Read More »

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 »

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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