Buys of the Week
If you’re looking for a “vintage toy buyer”, or “collectible toy buyer”, we’d love to hear from you! We buy both vintage and collectible toys so please reach out to us. Below are some of the brands we bought this week.
Karate Kid Vintage Toys
The Karate Kid was a popular martial arts film released in 1984. Shortly after, in 1986, Remco released the Karate Kid action figures. Fourteen figures were made in all including Miyagi, Daniel San, Kreese, Johnny, Sato, and Chozen. In addition, there are 3 accessory playsets.
Police Academy Vintage Toys
Police Academy was released in 1989 and produced by Kenner. This collection was produced after the success of the Police Academy movie, and the launch of the TV show. There were three series of figures, two vehicles, and a Headquarters. There were also handcuffs and other accessories. Claw, Eugene Tackleberry, Larvel Jones, and Moses Hightower were some of the figures in the first series.
Elastolin Vintage Soldiers
Elastolin is military toy soldiers brand made by the German company O&M Hausser. They are made from a composite material, then later made from plastic. Elastolin figures were made in 40mm (small), 65mm (medium), and 105mm (large). The Elastolin catalogs describe the 70mm figures as being “normal size”. Some of the popular figures are Romans, Huns, Mongolians, Normans, Vikings, WW I, WW II, German, British, USA, and many more
Hardcastle and McCormick Collectibles
Hardcastle and McCormick was an American drama television series that first aired in 1983 and ended in 1986. Mr. Hardcastle is an eccentric judge who is notorious for being strict. This television series follows the judge and a criminal as they go through the motions of the court scene. There are various collectibles and toys from this show.
Chips was an American crime TV series that aired from 1977-1983. The storyline consists of two motorcycle police officers for California Highway Patrol. Mego released a series of 8″ and 3 ¾” action figures in 1977. The action figures were of John Baker, Erick Estrada, Larry Wilcox, as well as others.
Inspector Gadget Vintage Toys
Inspector Gadget toys were produced by Galoob in 1983. This line of action figures was based on Dr. Claw, a man so evil one of his hands is a claw. The main action figures in this line are Dr. Claw, Inspector Gadget, M.A.D. agent, and Penny and Brain. Inspector Gadget is available in several different versions. Along with the action figures, a Gadget Mobile is also available.
Matt Mason Old Toys
Major Matt Mason is an action figure that was produced by Mattel and released in 1966. Matt Mason is an astronaut that works on the moon. This action figure was seen as an educational figure at the time of release. The following accessories in this collection became very popular at the time of release: the Space Hauler, Firebolt Space Cannon, and the Matt Mason action figure.
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Action Figure Toys
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure was a science-fiction comedy film that was released in 1989. Shortly after, in 1991, Kenner released a line of action figures that were made up of seven characters from the film. These figures stand at about 5” and were very popular at the time of release.
Beetleborgs Action Figure Toys
Bandai released the first series of Beetleborgs action figures in 1997. These action figures were based on the TV show. The show is about three typical kids who enter the haunted Hillhurst Mansion after accepting a dare. Some of the more popular action figures consist of Blue Stinger, Green Hunter, Red Striker, and Shadow Borg. This collection is very large and consists of many other characters and accessories.
Van Helsing Action Figure Toys
The line focuses on Van Helsing’s ongoing battle to rid the world of its fiendish creatures. On the orders of a secret society, Van Helsing travels to Transylvania to bring down Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, and The Wolf Man. To do so he joins forces with the fearless Anna Valerious whose out to rid her family of a generations-old curse by defeating Dracula.
Xena Action Figure Toys
The Xena action figures were produced by Toybiz in 1998. Xena is a fictional character known as the “Warrior Princess”. She appeared in the Hercules television show and was the protagonist of the story. She is on a quest to redeem herself from her dark past. A few of the action figures in this collection were Ares, Collisto, Gabrielle, and Xena,
Hercules Action Figure Toys
The Hercules toy line was produced by Toybiz and released in 1996. Hercules possessed a strength the world had never seen. The toy line represented just that. There were 14 different action figures within the basic series. Zena, Hercules, Minotaur, Lolaus, Ares, and Centaur are a few of the different action figures that are in this series.
Sell Vintage Toys
At Wheeljack’s Lab, we are both vintage toy buyers and vintage toy sellers. We currently have nearly 4,000 vintage toys for sale.
1980’s Prototype Action Figures
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
If you’re looking to sell vintage 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
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!