May The Toys Be With You… Palitoy returns to Coalville in new exhibition

Action Man, Pippa, Tressy, Tiny Tears, Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, the stars of Star Wars and many more have returned to Coalville, Leicestershire – once home to toy maker Palitoy, as part of the free The Many Faces of Palitoy exhibition, part of a much wider project celebrating the heritage of the fondly-remembered British toy companyContinue reading May The Toys Be With You… Palitoy returns to Coalville in new exhibition

Stormtrooper Steve from Original Stormtrooper

Boxpark Shoreditch to host Original Stormtrooper Pop Up Next Week

Science fiction and Stormtrooper fans on the on the hunt for Halloween costumes or exclusive Stormtrooper themed gifts have been given the countdown to invade Boxpark Shoreditch next week – for the launch of an Original Stormtrooper pop-up store. Hosted by Shepperton Design Studios, the pop-up will run for five days, from Tuesday 22nd until SundayContinue reading Boxpark Shoreditch to host Original Stormtrooper Pop Up Next Week

Lego 10240 Star Wars Red 5 X-Wing Starfighter - box still factory sealed & unopened from new, contents assumed Mint in Excellent factory sealed box with minor scuff marks to corners. Nice example.

Toys and Licensing – troubled times ahead as Brand Licensing Europe nears?

The UK licensing industry is the second largest in the world, and the biggest in the Europe, with a value of $14.58bn (£11.84bn) in 2018, according to figures from the global licensing industry body, Licensing International, a growth of 3.9 per cent on the year prior. But the growth doesn’t tell the whole story. TheContinue reading Toys and Licensing – troubled times ahead as Brand Licensing Europe nears?

Fairylite "Thunderbirds" Figures - Scott Tracy and Parker

Rare vintage Fairylite Thunderbirds figures feature in latest Aston’s auction

Nestling among the almost 500 lots of toy cars and model railways in the latest Aston’s Auctioneers Toy and Model Railway Auction, taking place next Tuesday, are a couple of vintage Thunderbirds rarities produced by Fairylite that might just catch the eye of collectors. Two boxed vintage  ‘Empire Made’ action figures of Scott Tracy andContinue reading Rare vintage Fairylite Thunderbirds figures feature in latest Aston’s auction

Hulk From the Marvel UK Vaults

Marvel UK in Print: A Quick Guide

Marvel UK fans often comment on the lack of Marvel UK’s “Genesis 1992” related collections, but as we have reported down the years, at least some Marvel stories created in the UK have been reprinted, by Marvel US and Panini. Here’s a quick checklist – additions are welcome. All the links on the book titlesContinue reading Marvel UK in Print: A Quick Guide