Vintage Toy Buys for 07-06-2020

Buys of the Week

Jetfire Hasbro G1 Transformers Jetfire Action Figure

Looking to sell a toy collection? We love buying vintage toys be it from the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, and even the early 1990’s. We are sharing some of the toy brands we bought this past week and if you’re selling send us a message we’d love to take a look!


Sell Transformers Collection

Starscream Vintage G1 Transformers Hasbro Action Figures

The Transformers, aptly named given their abilities to change form, were originally produced by the Japanese company, Takara. Later the American company, Hasbro, licensed and rebranded the toys as Transformers. Originally branded as the Diaclone and Microman. The basis of the toys is the Robots in Disguise, or simply hiding in plain sight. The heroic Autobots (led by Optimus Prime) and the evil Decepticons (led by Megatron) continue to do battle.


Sell Star Wars Toys

Fx-7 Medical Droid Vintage Kenner Star Wars Sealed Action Figures

In 1976 the expectations for Star Wars were pretty low, early screenings didn’t change that analysis. Mego Corporation passed on the rights to produce the Star Wars toys based on those screenings. Kenner then grabbed the rights, but also was seemingly unconvinced that the film would be a hit. The demand was enormous and there were no toys to be found. Kenner went with 3.75-inch scale figures, which would set the standard moving forward to this day.


Sell He-Man Action Figures

Sorceress He-Man Masters Of The Universe Mattel Action Figure

Masters of the Universe toys were created by Mattel in 1981. It was initially a small collection of action figures, with accompanying accessories, vehicles, and playsets. The toyline was supported by an animated TV series starting in 1983. Support for the toys also came from a series of comics. The toys lasted through 1987 and might be the most counterfeited vintage toy line.


Sell ThunderCats Toy Collections

LJN Thundercats Action Figures

ThunderCats is an American animated TV series. ThunderCats debuted in 1985 through 1989. It was one of the highest-rated animated TV cartoons of the era. Lion-o and the ThunderCats must stop the evil menace of Mumm-Ra from spreading. They are constantly being attacked by the Mutants of Plun-Darr, who are hoping to capture the legendary mystic Sword of Omens.


Buying G.I. Joe Collections         

Gi Joe Vintage Cobra Hiss Tank

G.I. Joe, the toy line of military-themed action figures, was originally created in 1964 by Hasbro. Hasbro followed the marketing plan laid out by Mattel’s Barbie toy line. They were marketed by Hasbro as a lifelike “action soldier.” G.I. Joes featured interchangeable outfits and accessories. G.I. Joe was a great success. In 1969 Hasbro rebranded the line and created a new theme “America’s Movable Fighting Man” and “G.I. Joe Adventure Teams.” The toy line declined and was discontinued in 1978, only to be reborn in 1982 this time copying Kenner’s Star Wars toyline.


AWA Wrestling Figures

AWA Remco Wrestling Action Figure

The AWA Wrestling action figure line was a toy line based on the wrestlers of the AWA. These toys were first released in 1985 by Remco. There were four different series of toys that launched from 1985-1986. The most popular toys within the first series were: Steve Keirn & Stan Lane, Road Warrior Animal & Road Warrior Hawk, and Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell.


WWF Wrestling Figures

WWF Wrestling Superstars LJN JYD Junk Dog Action Figure

The WWF Wrestling Superstars action figures released by LJN for the first time in 1984 and ran through 1989. These action figures were very popular at the time. There were nine action figures released in series one. Andre the Giant, Big John Studd, Hillbilly Jimmy, Hulk Hogan, and Iron Shiek were amongst the most popular figures in the first collection.


Old Big Jim Toy Buyers

Big Jim Adventure Sets Vintage Mattel Action Figures

The Big Jim action figure line was released by Mattel in 1977. Along with the action figures, several vehicles, clothes, accessories, and playsets were released as well. These figures were based on “adventure”. Arctic Rescue, Avalanche Patrol, Camping Tent, Camping Set, and Daredevil Skyjump were a few of these adventure-themed playsets. There were different versions of Big Jim that were launched as action figures as well – Diver, Explorer, Karate, Soccer, and Sports.


Vintage Starsky & Hutch Buyers

Starsky and Hutch Police Set

Mego released the toy line Starsky and Hutch in 1976. This toy series was based on two cops, David Starsky and Kenneth Hutchinson. There were five different action figures – Chopper, Huggy Bear, Starsky, Dobby, and Hutch. Along with the figures, one car was also available.


Hot Wheels Redlines Buyers

Hot Wheels Redline Car Collection

A Redline Hot Wheels car is one that was manufactured in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. All of the cars in this collection have red-striped wheels. In 1977, the red striped was abandoned. These hot wheels were manufactured in the United States or Hong Kong.


Sell Vintage Toys

Thundercats Vintage LJN Action Figures

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

Wooden mock-up prototype
Ground Pounders wooden mock-up’s.

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

Gi Joe Vintage Hasbro Action Figures

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

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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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