Chris Ingledue – Vintage Toy Expert

Chris Ingledue - Vintage Toy Expert

Reuniting Adults with their Favorite Toys Since 1999

In the ever-evolving tapestry of modern life, where nostalgia often seems elusive for specific historical eras, a universal tether exists to simpler times—our childhood. The mere thought of those days can evoke a profound sense of warmth and sentimentality. Childhood homes and friends contribute, but the tangible artifacts of our youth, the cherished toys, possess the remarkable power to transport any adult, regardless of origin, back into a world brimming with memories. Wheeljack’s Lab and its owner, Chris Ingledue, a vintage toy expert for over 2 decades, transport their customers back to their fondest moments.

Chris Ingledue, born in 1971 and a native of the United States, immersed himself in the enchanting universe of toys during the late 1970s, captivated particularly by the epic saga of Star Wars. As a fervent enthusiast of action figures, young Chris could be spotted fashioning intricate scenes with his beloved characters, creating a realm of imagination within the confines of his home. Always indulging in toys, he constantly showed a passion for them and regularly talked about them to everyone, even his future wife, whom he met in the second grade. Over the years, his passion expanded, and by 1991, he found himself at the helm of a growing collection, an assembly of action figures that surpassed mere hobbyist pursuits.

The birth of the internet marked an essential moment for Chris. With enthusiasm, he leaped into the dynamic world of toy trading, becoming an international intermediary. As a conduit between collectors worldwide, Chris cultivated one of the most extensive Star Wars action figure collections in the United States. Eventually, his dedication led him to part ways with this trove after years of meticulous curation. This decision unfolded over six months.

Undeterred by change, Chris’s insatiable appetite for the nostalgic essence of toys pivoted to a new focal point in 1999—reuniting adults with their cherished playthings. Today, Chris describes his vocation as more than buying and selling vintage Generation 1 Transformers and many other iconic toy lines. He peddles not just toys but the emotions and memories they carry—the indescribable joy encapsulated in each Optimus Prime or G.I. Joe figurine. Beyond the transactions, he has become a custodian of nostalgia, facilitating the rekindling of childhood love for toys, irrespective of geographical boundaries, age, or time. Chris Ingledue, now a vintage toy expert, has to this day impacted nearly 200,000 collectors. He is continuously selling and purchasing vintage collections while simultaneously blogging about vintage toys.

In his quest to encapsulate the diverse spectrum of childhood memories, Chris Ingledue’s venture surpasses the confines of a singular toyline. Today, his expansive catalog encompasses over 200+ different toylines, creating a veritable treasure trove for nostalgia enthusiasts. Whether it’s the heroic exploits of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the fantastical realm of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, or the adrenaline-fueled excitement of Redline Hot Wheels, Chris has curated a diverse assortment that resonates with collectors from all walks of life. Each figurine, vehicle, or playset encapsulates the essence of a particular toyline and the collective sentimentality shared by generations. Through his dedication and discerning eye, Chris, a renowned vintage toy expert, continues to bridge the gap between adults and their cherished childhood playthings, fostering a timeless connection that transcends the boundaries of age and era.

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    Toys We Buy


    Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
    Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers
    African Kings and Conquerors
    Air Raiders
    Army Ants
    AWA Wrestling Figures
    Barnyard Commandos
    Battle Beasts
    Battle of the Planets
    Battlestar Galactica
    Big Jim
    Biker Mice from Mars
    Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    Bionic Six
    Bone Age
    Buck Rogers
    Bugmen of Insecta
    C.O.P.S. N’ Crooks
    Captain Power
    Chuck Norris & Karate Kommandos
    Clash of the Titans
    Computer Warriors
    Conan The Barbarian
    Crash Test Dummies
    Defenders of the Earth
    Defenders of the Planets
    Dick Tracy
    Dino Riders
    Dragonball Z
    Dragonriders of the Styx
    Dragons Knights and Daggers
    Droids – Star Wars
    Dukes of Hazzard
    Eagle Force
    Earth Force
    Ewoks – Star Wars
    Exo Squad Robotech
    Fantasy World
    Flash Gordon

    Food Fighters
    G.I. Joe
    Galaxy Fighters
    Galaxy Warriors
    Greatest American Hero
    Hardcastle and McCormick
    He-Man Masters of the Universe
    Hot Wheels Redlines
    Indiana Jones
    Inspector Gadget
    James Bond
    Jurassic Park
    Karate kid
    Knight Rider
    Lord of the Rings
    Lords of Light
    Lost World of the Warlord
    Mad Balls
    Magnum PI
    Marvel Secret Wars
    Matt Mason
    Mego Action figure Toy lines
    Micro Machines
    Mighty Crusaders
    Mighty Max
    Nightmare Warriors
    Other World
    Pirates of the Galaxseas
    Planet of the Apes
    Police Academy
    Power Lords
    Power Rangers
    Realm of the Underworld
    Ring Raiders
    Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

    Robot Defenders & Robot Renegades
    Rock Lords
    Rough Riders Stompers
    Rulers of the Sun
    Sarge Team & The Bad Guys
    Secret of the Ninja
    Sgt Rock
    She-Ra Princess of Power
    Shogun Warriors
    Six Million Dollar Man
    Sky Commanders
    Small Soldiers
    Spiral Zone
    Star Trek
    Star Wars
    Starsky & Hutch
    Steel Monsters
    Street Sharks
    Stretch Armstrong
    Sumo Giants
    Super Naturals
    Super Powers
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)
    Terminator 2
    The Black Hole
    Toxic Crusaders
    Universal Monsters
    Van Helsing
    Warrior Beasts
    Wheeled Warriors
    WWF Wrestling Figures

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