News about Vintage Toys
Toys may come and go, but Tonka trucks keep rolling
NEW YORK — Ever since the first Tonka toy truck rolled off the manufacturing line in Mound, Minnesota in 1947, it has been a perennial favorite with boys and girls of all ages. Today, the Tonka line, which is now owned by Hasbro, has released hundreds of thousands of toy vehicles, and more than a […]
Antique toys are on a roll at Milestone Auctions, with a fresh offering on Sept. 24
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – If anyone wondered whether new collectors were still entering the antique toy hobby or not, they got their answer last spring when Milestone Auctions closed the books on their headline-making Antique Toy Spectacular. Toy fans worldwide are still buzzing about the Popeye and Olive Oyl Tank that brought a record $105,000 at […]
Andy Yanchus collection of model kits, vintage toys on deck at Bruneau, Sept. 17
CRANSTON, R.I. – Part 1 of the Andy Yanchus collection of plastic models, diecast toys, American models and vintage toys from the 1960s through the 1990s will come up for bid on Saturday, September 17 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Meet Ozzie Bilotta, whose vintage toys are off to a new Florida museum
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Ozzie Bilotta collects rare vintage toys and is set to open a museum of vintage toys, arcade machines and related memorabilia called The Bilotta Collection. It will open this fall from a purpose-designed venue in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.