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.

The Ten Most Expensive Hot Wheels Redline Vehicles

Mattel took the world by storm when they revolutionized the toy car industry by introducing Hot Wheels in 1968. While Mattel did not invent the genre, they quickly became the industry’s front-runner with their stylish, speedy cars. They also set the standard by ensuring that the Hot Wheels would grip onto their plastic tracks, allowing […]

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When Were the Original Planet of the Apes Action Figures Made?

Since its inception, the Planet of the Apes franchise has captivated audiences with its thought-provoking themes and captivating storytelling. But did you know that it also significantly impacted the world of toys? This article explores the fascinating history of the original Planet of the Apes action figures and their introduction to the market. The Original […]

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When Were the First Hot Wheels Made?

Hot Wheels has enthralled generations of children and collectors for over five decades with its iconic die-cast cars. With their vibrant colors, intricate details, and commitment to innovation, the cars have become more than just toys—they represent a passion for speed, design, and limitless imagination. In this article, we embark on a journey through the […]

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