For as long as human civilization has existed, there have been those that love to gather collections. The contents of these collections have ranged from valuable trinkets to sentimental belongings. As the years progressed, the nature of collecting changed with the rise of new hobbies and obsessions. As pop culture became a driving force, new […]
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.
Guide to Grading Toys in 2023
Have you been considering grading your toys in 2023? For many collectors, services like the CGA (Collectible Grading Authority), the parent company of the AFA (Action Figure Authority), and the CAS (Collector’s Archive Services) have provided an essential service. Beyond helping to preserve the conditions of vintage toys, these companies have standardized the metrics for […]
How to Deal with the Supply Chain Chaos in 2021? Buy Used Toys
All over the world, retailers are seeing signs that indicate that the supply chain is in chaos. Many companies expect to not be able to handle demand during 2021’s holiday season. Meanwhile, some areas of the market have not been able to meet demand even before the holiday rush. However, that does not mean that […]
Grading Toys with the AFA: Worth It in 2021?
Have you been considering sending in your old and vintage toys for grading with the AFA in 2021? We here at Wheeljack’s Lab aim to honestly guide our customers. We understand that many are curious about the Action Figure Authority and the services they offer. For instance, many want to protect and ensure the price […]
How AFA-Grading Affects the Value of Old Toys
As collectors of Transformers Toys, we often consider how a service, like AFA-Grading, affects the value of our old and used toys. There are several reasons to consider having toys sent off for professional grading services, such as securing the value. When you have a sealed toy with an official grade, you know that it […]
Where To Sell Transformers Toys and Get the Best Price for My Collection
There comes a time where toy owners set out to find where to sell their Transformers toys for the best available value. However, finding that best value takes time along with many tests. Without guidance through the minefield of options to sell your toys to, you are likely to lose out as a first-time toy […]
The Best Way to Sell Ghostbusters Toys and Action Figures
Trying to figure out how to sell your old toys can sometimes be a headache. Apart from dealing with the several options available, you might not be so sure about the value you will get in return. That is why, in this post, we share 6 ideas on the best way to sell Ghostbusters Action […]
Stores that Buy GI Joe Toys: Guide to Finding the Best Price
Finding the best stores that buy GI Joe toys is not as simple as it once was. Now that the internet has become a mainstay for selling and buying toys, your choices have expanded. Not only can you go to your local pawn shop, but you may also post about the GI Joe toys that […]
Where are the Best Places to Sell ThunderCats Toys for Cash?
If you are looking to get the most from the sale of your ThunderCats toys, you want to find the best places to sell them. While you may be lucky enough to stumble across the best place on your first attempt, usually it takes a lot of trial and error to get the best value […]
Who Buys Godaikin Toys and Where Should You Start Your Search?
When you are seeking out who buys Godaikin toys, you do not want just any store that will take them off your hands. Instead, you want to get the best value for your toys. You also do not want to spend all your available time selling your toys either. So, how do you know where […]