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DC Super Heroes Corgi cars, Hornby Harry Potter trains back on track in new licensing deal

Model and collectables firm Hornby Hobbies has entered into a licensing agreement with Warner Bros Consumer Products that will see the company launch a series of model railways and slot car sets across numerous Warner and DC franchises, including Harry Potter and DC Super Heroes. The product range will be developed under several of Hornby’sContinue reading DC Super Heroes Corgi cars, Hornby Harry Potter trains back on track in new licensing deal

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Golden Age US comics prove a rich source of new shirt design for Funthropology.com

Startup company 2C Comics, game producer and now retailer, has launched its online retail store, Funthropology.com, offering over 350 different shirt designs featuring images from hundreds of meticulously-restored vintage art pieces from the golden era of US comic books. “I had no idea how big this was going to be when I first started this lastContinue reading Golden Age US comics prove a rich source of new shirt design for Funthropology.com

Commando Calendar 2019

Welcome return for the Commando comic calendar, featuring art by Ian Kennedy

Great news for all Commando comic fans. DC Thomson have brought back the Commando calendar, on sale now – and it features art by Ian Kennedy throughout. Since 1961, Commando has electrified its readers as the longest running British war comic ever! Still printing today, and with over 5000 amazing issues, the comic has rifled through historyContinue reading Welcome return for the Commando comic calendar, featuring art by Ian Kennedy

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Topps 80th anniversary cards prove almost as collectible as the originals

If you remember the fun collecting bubble gum cards from younger days, then you may already know card company Topps is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2018, and to commemorate the occasion, they’re issuing weekly exclusives on their website – which have fast become almost as collectible as the originals. These include limited edition setsContinue reading Topps 80th anniversary cards prove almost as collectible as the originals

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Dinky Space: 1999 Eagles, Spider-Man cars, Stingray sweet cigarette cards and the Bionic Man, too – at auction next week

Next week, Aston’s Auctioneers are hosting a massive August Toy & Model Railway Auction that includes Doctor Who, Gerry Anderson and Star Wars toys and we’ve picked out some of the items that might interest downthetubes readers. The auction includes the Nottingham Sci-Fi Collection, the Bagshot Corgi Collection, the Shropshire Collection of Vintage Diecast –Continue reading Dinky Space: 1999 Eagles, Spider-Man cars, Stingray sweet cigarette cards and the Bionic Man, too – at auction next week