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.

Are Old Crystar Toys Worth Anything?

Crystar action figures have carved a unique niche in the ever-growing vintage toy market. The Crystar line, based on a short-lived but beloved comic series by Marvel, is synonymous with quality and creativity. The colorful characters, intricate designs, and unique crystal-centric mythology made Crystar action figures a sought-after commodity during their initial release. Today, these […]

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The Ten Most Expensive Battlestar Galactica Toys

In the wake of Star Wars, both the entertainment industry and the toy industry raced to become the next smash hit. Believing that the space battles and science fiction setting were crucial to the film’s success, a wave of new science fiction stories hit film and television. At Univeral Studios, they gave Glen A. Larson […]

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The Ten Most Expensive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys

Beginning as a cult hit in the comics scene, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was primed to take the world by storm in the 1980s. The idea behind these four teenagers formed when their creators, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird had a random inspiration while brainstorming. Eastman drew a single image of a masked turtle wielding […]

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