Wheeljack’s Lab – Vintage Toy Blog

Follow this blog for the new, the unusual, the rare and cool Generation 1 G1 Transformers toys. Reviews, news, toy resources, galleries, unboxing, opinions and personal reflections on vintage toys.

Vintage Toy Buys for 02-18-2020

Vintage Toy Report Buys of the Week A whole lot of vintage plastic toy gold came into the store this past week.  Items ranging from sealed in the box, boxed and loose.  Virtually every major toy line having at least 1 collection arriving from vintage toy sellers.   Let’s take a look at this week’s toy […]

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Top 10 Most Expensive G1 Transformers Toys

  Top 10 Most Expensive G1 Transformers Toys The Transformers brand debuted in 1984 and has been sold virtually ever since. With Marvel Comics providing the backstory, and an animated series for marketing support, it took off. Arguably one of the top 3 action figure toy franchises in history. We’ve been buying and selling G1 Transformers […]

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Selling Vintage Toys

Selling Vintage Toys We’ve been getting a lot of great new vintage toy inventory lately. While we have traditionally been a buyer and seller of G1 Transformers toys, we have been buying and selling other vintage toy brands for over 20 years. Generally having some Dungeons & Dragons, Ghostbusters, Godaikin, He-Man, M.A.S.K., Shogun Warriors, Star […]

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Prototype Action Figure Collection

Prototype Action Figure Collection Prototype action figure collection coming soon! We recently got in a vintage collection of prototypes and memorabilia from a former Tonka Executive. As a vintage toy buyer, I feel the most exciting collections are the ones from the former company employees. His collection included toys in all phases of pre-production. Represented […]

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Our Top 30 Best 1980’s Toys Part 3

10.  ThunderCats LJN 1985 The cartoon was easily one of the bigger hits of the 1980’s, with over 130 episodes. “ThunderCats,” who flee their dying planet, are attacked by Mutants of Plun-Darr. With their starships damaged while escaping, they are forced to stop and arrive on Earth. The Mutants then locate the ThunderCats on Earth. […]

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Our Top 30 Best 1980’s Toys Part 2

20.  Go-Bots Tonka 1983 Go-Bots is the toy line of transforming robot toys produced by Tonka from 1983 to 1987. They are based on the figures produced by Bandai. Divided into two factions the good Guardians and evil Renegades. The toys did very well, but Hasbro’s Transformers quickly surpassed them. Most lines on this list […]

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