Category Archives: Toys

Mini Brands MINI DISNEY STORE Display

The first Disney Store opened on March 28th of 1987 in Glendale, California. It reached its peak of success in 1997 with 749 locations operating worldwide. Fast forward to 2021 and the Disney Store shuttered its last location sometime near … Continue reading

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Zaini Toy Story 4 Chocolate Egg w/Bunny

If you have noticed Zaini at all it’s likely because of these licensed chocolate eggs featuring some of your favorite Disney and Pixar characters. Each egg has a little plastic toy inside. But if you click the link to their … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse Squeeze & Motion Toy by Illco

Sometimes it’s hard to date these old plastic toys. This Mickey Mouse train is a classic example. It could be very old or very recent. Most of these toys don’t have a year on them, but thankfully, this one does! … Continue reading

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Walt Disney Film Strip Lantern

Today’s collectible has somehow traveled all the way from England, and from the past, to the present. This Walt Disney Film Strip Lantern, or ‘projector’ as they would later be called, likely dates from the early to mid 1940s. I’ve … Continue reading

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Goofy McDonalds Happy Meal Friction Car Toy

Once again we must visit that famous place that we all go to eat, even though we know there are better places and better food out there… but they have toys! And so we go buy our Happy Meals almost … Continue reading

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Vintage Disney Metal Target Game by Lido

Lido Toy Corporation was an American based toy maker that began operations in 1947. It was started by the brothers Seymour and Effrem Arenstein. It could be the same Lido that made this vintage Disney metal target game as it … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday: Darkwing Duck Happy Meal Toy

1992. The city is bleak. Villainy is everywhere. But so is ‘He’ who flaps in the night! He will stop the crime in its tracks… after he goes through the local McDonalds drive-thru for a Happy Meal, complete with the … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Classic Batman TV Series Batcopter

Hot Wheels has a long history of creating memorable die cast cars and vehicles. I still have fond memories of playing with my toy cars, even remembering exact moments of play, even though I am long past my youth now! … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse Baby Rattle by Danara

This well loved Mickey Mouse baby rattle by Danara is definitely showing its age. The poor thing has been shaked, rattled, and rolled by a very energetic baby! Mickey still has a smile on his face though. The back of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cracker Jack Prizes

Publisher: Abbeville Press Year: 1989 Pages: 96 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 1-55859-000-5 (First Edition) “Crackerjacks – Likely a fresh slang phrase when… (it was) applied to (this) product.” Who doesn’t remember this candy when growing up? Would it surprise you to learn that it is just … Continue reading

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