Vintage Toy Buys for 05-31-2020

Buys of the Week

Star Wars Vintage Kenner Sealed Action Figures

We’re always looking to buy collectible toys! If you’re looking to sell old or used toys get in touch with us. Here are some of the toy brands we bought this week.


Sell Vintage Starriors Toys

Tomy Starriors Action Figure Collection

Starriors is a robot toy line released by Tomy in 1984. The Starriors were based on the previously released Marvel Comics. Motorized toys that were a lot of fun.  In all 28 Starriors are a part of this collection, as well as the 12 BATS.  Quite fun little figures that you can customize without end with the interchangeable parts!

Sell Vintage Planet of the Apes Toys

Planet of the Apes Mego Toys

Planet of the Apes started as a very popular film franchise that started in the late 1960s. Later in 1973 Mego obtained the rights to produce the action figures and toys. Mego initially launched only five figures. The five figures included in the first launch were: Cornelius, Zira, Dr. Zaius, Soldier Ape, and the Astronaut. In 1975, five more figures were released. In total 25 figures, vehicles, beasts, and playsets were made.

Sell Vintage Mantech Toys

Mantech Action Figures

The Mantech action figures were produced by Remco and released in 1983. The so-called basic series consisted of seven different action figures. The figures were categorized into “Good Guy” and “Bad Guy” factions.


Sell Vintage Manglors Toys

Manglors Ideal Toys Action Figures

Manglors were a line of toys originally released in 1983 by the Ideal Toy Company.  In 1985, three more figures were released. The name “Manglors” refers to the gimmick that kids could take these figures apart and put them back together. Sadly while that worked well at the Ideal office, in the real world it led to hamburger looking toys that were quickly discarded.


Sell Vintage Sumo Giants Toys

Sumo Giants Arco Action Figures

Sumo Giants toy line was made by Arco Toys in 1986.  They featured the Sumo wrestling champions of Japan. The action figures were 8″ scale in height, with 5 points of articulation. The figures were Komosubi “Jack the Crusher”, Ohzeki “The Butcher” and Yokozuna “The Beast”.


Sell Vintage Eagle Force Toys

Eagle Force Mego Action Figures

Eagle Force is a military-themed toy line produced by Mego Toy Corporation in 1977. The toys were small soldier action figures They were made of metal and very high quality compared to plastic. Captain Eagle, Stryker, Turk, and Shock Trooper were a few of the soldiers that launched in the first series.


Sell Vintage Galaxy Fighters Toys

Galaxy Fighters Sungold Sealed Action Figures

The Galaxy Fighters (Warriors) collection was released by Remco in 1982. By some considered one of the many He-Man Knock offs or clones. The Basic Series consisting of 12 action figures and the Fearful Beasts consisting of 2 beasts.

Sell Vintage Pirates of the Galaxseas Toys

Pirates of the Galaxseas Remco Action Figure

Remco released one series of ‘Pirates of the Galaxseas’ in 1982. In this collection, there were only six action figures – Tattoo, Patch, Peg Leg, Cutlass, Ribs, and Crossbones. This series was created by Remco to be used with their other action figures lines of similar size.


Sell Vintage Sarge Team & The Bad Guys Toys

Sarge Team & The bad Guys Remco Action Figures

The Sarge Team & the Bad Guys were produced by Remco and released in 1982. There were four “Sarge Team” members – Sarge, Ranger, Gunner, and Chutes. The “Bad Guys” members consisted of Snake, Shark, Buzzard, and Wolf.


Sell Vintage Secret of the Ninja Toys

Secret of the Ninja Remco Action Figures

The Secret of the Ninja toy line was released in 1984 by Remco. This series of toys had 13 different action figures in total. Multiple warrior classes were included, samurai, karate, tae-kwon-do, kung-fu, and more.


Sell Vintage Air Raiders Toys

Air Raiders Hasbro Action Figures

Air Riders were a line of action figures produced by Hasbro in 1987. These “enforcers” action figures were the only ones brave enough to stand up against the tyrants. These toys were made to be a part of a battlefield. “Battle Squad” and “The Enforcers” are the two packs of soldier assortments. Those figure packs formed the foundation of the line.  Hasbro also made 10 playsets and vehicles to expand the battlefield.


Sell Vintage Battle of the Planets Toys

Battle of the Planets Action Figures

A short-lived and small toyline celebrating the original Japanese Figures. They were made by Diamond Select Toys in 2002. Series one figures are Mark, Princess, and Keyop. Series two included Jason, Tiny, and Zoltar. There were also a couple of exclusives released.


Sell Vintage Conan the Barbarian Toys

Conan the Barbarian Remco Action Figures

Conan The Barbarian is a popular film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones. The action figures were released by Remco in 1982. There are five different action figures in this collection.


Sell Vintage Defenders of the Earth Toys

Defenders of the Earth Galoob Action Figure

Defenders of the Earth is a TV series that was originally released in 1985. The toyline was also released in 1985 by Galoob. This collection had six different action figures – Flash Gordon, Mandrake, Lothar, the Phantom, Ming, and Garax as well as 6 vehicles.  Flash Gordon, of course, the most popular!


Sell Vintage Defenders of the Planets Toys

Defenders of the Planets Sparkle Toys Action Figures

Defenders of the Planets was a line of action figures manufactured to take advantage of the ‘Masters of the Universe’ demand. Sparkle Toys created the Defenders of the Planets line of action figures in 1985. This line consisted of nine figures, four small beasts, and four large beasts. Orion, Zaardoom, and Canis were three of the most popular figures in this collection.


Sell Vintage Toys

Star Wars Vintage Kenner Action Figures

At Wheeljack’s Lab, we are both vintage toy buyers and vintage toy sellers. We currently have over 4,000 vintage toys for sale.


1980’s Prototype Toys

Tonka painted wooden mock-up
Unknown Tonka painted wooden mock-up.

If you like prototype toys we recently received a massive vintage prototype collection. This collection will be for sale within the next 2 weeks. The collection is from a Tonka Toys Executive who worked in the design department. We have Prototypes from many toy lines that were never released. We have prototype toys from all Tonka toy lines in all phases of toy pre-production.


Collectible Toy Buyers

Starsky and Hutch Police Set

If you’re looking to sell toys Wheeljack’s Lab is a collectible toy buyer. We would love to buy your old toy collection. Wheeljack’s Lab has been buying and selling toys for three decades. We offer immediate communications, advance payment, and prepaid shipping. If the collection warrants, we will even pick up your collection! Quotes are given the same day. We will be certain to give your used toys new homes with people who greatly appreciate them as much you did. Sell toys.


Author: Chris Ingledue

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Bio: I’m the founder and owner of Wheeljack’s Lab. 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 as a vintage toy buyer is an absolute joy!

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