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 are toys from all of Tonka’s vintage toys lines from the mid-1980’s. This included Go-Bots, Spiral Zone, Rock Lords, Super Naturals, Steel Monsters, Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers, Willow, Tonka Trucks, Hollywood Dolls, Keepers, Pound Puppies, TNT Racers and more.
Vintage Prototype Action Figures Toys For Sale
The following pre-production steps will all be represented in this sale:
mock-ups made of wood, clay, and wax
hardcopy pto models
hardcopies made of resin and Dynacast
hardcopies both assembled and unassembled
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) tooling aids
pre-production packaged samples
internal company documents
Vintage Toy Prototype Sell Notification
The real gems are the unreleased, unknown to collector hardcopies from multiple toy lines! Even hardcopies where you can see running changes they made to the sculpt. If you want to know more about them, follow my blog. I will be releasing photos of everything in advance of my selling them. I’m only including a few photos of these great vintage items with this post, more to come later. If you want to know when they start coming up for sale, sign up here pre-sale notification.
Author: Chris Ingledue
Bio: I’m the founder, owner and lead vintage toy buyer for Wheeljack’s Lab toy shop. My vision has always been to reunite customers with their favorite childhood toys, triggering fond memories and reigniting their imaginations. Every day I work in the “lab” where it’s Christmas 365 days a year; scouring the internet – like we did the Sears Catalog of yesteryear – for the next great treasure, awaiting the arrival of the postman as if he was Santa Claus himself and helping collectors worldwide with their own versions of Christmas. Every day is an absolute joy selling vintage toys!