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.

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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Why Get My Toys Appraised?

Why Get My Toys Appraised? Popular action figures and toys from the 1980’s that are still in good condition can be worth hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Toys don’t have to be sealed to be worth considerable money or to be appraised.  For example, an original Optimus Prime sold for $20 in 1984 and […]

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