Prototype Action Figure Collection

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.

Dark Wing Hardcopy Paint Master Prototype

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.

Half Track Hardcopy Prototype

Vintage Prototype Action Figures Toys For Sale

The following pre-production steps will all be represented in this sale:

concept art



mock-ups made of wood, clay, and wax

silicone molds

hardcopy pto models

hardcopies made of resin and Dynacast

hardcopies both assembled and unassembled

hardcopy paintmasters

hardcopies unpainted


steel molds

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) tooling aids

first shots

test shots

engineering pilots

polybagged samples

pre-production packaged samples

packaging prototypes

internal company documents

Max Jones Spiral Zone Prototype Hardcopy

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.

Shane Gooseman Hardcopy Prototype

Author: Chris Ingledue

Affiliation: Autobot

Function: Theoretician

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!

Cheat-N-Cheetah Test Shot Prototype

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