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The History of Mego Toys

The History of Mego Toys

The History of Mego Toys

The History of Mego Toys

Mego Corporation was a toy company founded in 1954 by David Abrams and was based in New York City. The company began by producing a line of toy furniture, but quickly expanded into the production of action figures and other toys. In the 1970s, Mego became one of the leading toy companies in the United States and was known for its popular lines of action figures, including the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, the Planet of the Apes, and the Wizard of Oz.

The company’s success was driven by its licensing agreements with major Hollywood studios and television networks. Mego’s 8-inch action figures were particularly popular during the 1970s and early 1980s, due to their realistic sculpting, cloth clothing, and interchangeable parts. These figures allowed children to act out scenes from their favorite movies, TV shows, and comics.

However, by the mid-1970s, the toy market began to change as companies like Kenner and Hasbro released smaller, more affordable action figures like Star Wars figures, which gained more popularity. Also, the rising cost of oil made the production of Mego’s figures more expensive, which impacted the company’s profitability. As a result, Mego went out of business in 1983. Despite the company shut down, it’s considered one of the pioneers in the Action Figure industry and some of it’s creations are considered collectibles today.

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Additional buyer notes-   Additional pictures are available on request on all our new and vintage clothing, accessories and luxury room items. If an item is marked as vintage / used it should be assumed that it has likely been previously worn and used and may have  fading , stretching of the collar, arms , cracking may be present in any print and surface marks may be present .

Wear and tear as to expected on a previously used item. If you do need additional images please request before you purchase as we may not accept these items for returns. Vintage Jewellery may have wear and be incomplete. Picture frames may have wear and tear as expected for having been previously used, displayed, stored or transported.

 

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Why Looking at Toys?

Buy with confidence, all of our Supreme, collectible toys and luxury room items  are authentic and very collectible. Why not browse our full collection of rare toys ,clothing and accessories. We are re sellers of Supreme, Bape, Nike and many other Streetwear brands. Our Luxury corner features original art and our Latest Fine Art and Luxury Items – The Luxury Corner | UK Gallery (lookingattoys.co.uk).

Our Luxury Corner features items for the discerning customer. High end products by luxury brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Original Modern Art by leading artists. Items in the Luxury Corner are excluded from any free delivery and are intended for collection only by the purchaser. Specialist Courier transport is available contact us to find out more.

If you wish to collect an item please contact us first as we are an otherwise online only store. Our office address holds no stock and is not always staffed during the day. Email us to find out more about this item Top 10 collectible toys from the 1970s

 

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Looking at Toys are both trusted and established  re sellers of Supreme Clothing and Accessories. We also have a large collection of vintage and modern movie posters. Our Collectible Toy catalogue is huge and includes many toy lines. Our stock is hand picked for its current or future collectability. We therefore tend to avoid out of the box and very damaged items unless they are very rare.

If you are after a bargain visit our auction area. We do not charge any buyers premiums and the price you pay includes UK shipping. Very competitive International shipping is available on all our auction items. shop the Top 10 collectible toys from the 1970s on www.lookingattoys.co.uk

The luxury corner is the place to go if you are looking for that special gift or treating yourself.

You can find Looking at Toys on YouTubeTwitterInstagram and Facebook. The stock we hold is regularly updated so be sure to follow us on at least one of these platforms.

Above all we like to chat about the products we sell and invite you to chat with us and read our blog that contain a wealth of information and go into some detail on certain products. If you would like a particular blog or review why not contact us and we will give this some consideration. We may be able to do a dedicated video or review for you.

Top 10 collectible toys from the 1970s

Top 10 collectible toys from the 1970s

Top 10 collectible toys from the 1970s

  1. Star Wars action figures (Kenner)
  2. Hot Wheels die-cast cars (Mattel)
  3. G.I. Joe action figures (Hasbro)
  4. Lego building sets
  5. Barbie dolls (Mattel)
  6. Matchbox cars (Lesney Products)
  7. Monster Models (Various manufacturers)
  8. Star Trek action figures and models (Mego)
  9. Action Man dolls (Palitoy)
  10. Cabbage Patch Kids dolls (Coleco)

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Additional buyer notes-   Additional pictures are available on request on all our new and vintage clothing, accessories and luxury room items. If an item is marked as vintage / used it should be assumed that it has likely been previously worn and used and may have  fading , stretching of the collar, arms , cracking may be present in any print and surface marks may be present .

Wear and tear as to expected on a previously used item. If you do need additional images please request before you purchase as we may not accept these items for returns. Vintage Jewellery may have wear and be incomplete. Picture frames may have wear and tear as expected for having been previously used, displayed, stored or transported.

Vintage Fashion Luncheon Barbie

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Why Looking at Toys?

Buy with confidence, all of our Supreme, collectible toys and luxury room items  are authentic and very collectible. Why not browse our full collection of rare toys ,clothing and accessories. We are re sellers of Supreme, Bape, Nike and many other Streetwear brands. Our Luxury corner features original art and our Latest Fine Art and Luxury Items – The Luxury Corner | UK Gallery (lookingattoys.co.uk).

Our Luxury Corner features items for the discerning customer. High end products by luxury brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Original Modern Art by leading artists. Items in the Luxury Corner are excluded from any free delivery and are intended for collection only by the purchaser. Specialist Courier transport is available contact us to find out more.

If you wish to collect an item please contact us first as we are an otherwise online only store. Our office address holds no stock and is not always staffed during the day. Email us to find out more about this item Top 10 collectible toys from the 1970s

Princess Leia Slave Outfit 05 Orange

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More About Us

Looking at Toys are both trusted and established  re sellers of Supreme Clothing and Accessories. We also have a large collection of vintage and modern movie posters. Our Collectible Toy catalogue is huge and includes many toy lines. Our stock is hand picked for its current or future collectability. We therefore tend to avoid out of the box and very damaged items unless they are very rare.

If you are after a bargain visit our auction area. We do not charge any buyers premiums and the price you pay includes UK shipping. Very competitive International shipping is available on all our auction items. shop the Top 10 collectible toys from the 1970s on www.lookingattoys.co.uk

The luxury corner is the place to go if you are looking for that special gift or treating yourself.

You can find Looking at Toys on YouTubeTwitterInstagram and Facebook. The stock we hold is regularly updated so be sure to follow us on at least one of these platforms.

Above all we like to chat about the products we sell and invite you to chat with us and read our blog that contain a wealth of information and go into some detail on certain products. If you would like a particular blog or review why not contact us and we will give this some consideration. We may be able to do a dedicated video or review for you.

 

Top 10 collectible toys from the 1970s

Mattel Hot Wheels Redline Cars

Mattel Hot Wheels Redline Cars

Mattel Hot Wheels Redline Cars

Mattel Hot Wheels Redline Cars

What are hot wheels redline cars ?

Hot Wheels Redline cars are a series of toy cars produced by Mattel, Inc. in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They were so named because of the red line on the tire sidewall. Redline Hot Wheels cars are highly collectible and sought after by collectors due to their limited production and the high quality of their construction. The original Redline cars were produced from 1968 to 1977, and they featured a wide range of models and designs, including muscle cars, sports cars, and futuristic vehicles. Some of the most popular Redline models include the Custom Camaro, the Twin Mill, and the Silhouette.

When did hot wheels redlines become collectible ?

Hot Wheels Redline cars became collectible almost as soon as they were first produced in the late 1960s. They were popular with both children and adults due to their high quality and attention to detail, and many people kept their Redline cars in mint condition as they grew up. However, the Redline era of Hot Wheels cars ended in 1977, and as the years passed, the cars became increasingly hard to find in good condition. This made them even more sought after by collectors, and their value began to rise. Today, Redline Hot Wheels cars are considered some of the most valuable and collectible toy cars in the world, with some models selling for thousands of dollars.

Can you give me examples of the rarest hot wheels redline cars ?

Here are a few examples of some of the rarest Hot Wheels Redline cars:

  1. Purple Olds 442 – This car was only produced for one year, 1971, and it was only available in a limited number of countries. It is one of the rarest and most sought after Redline models.
  2. Pink Beach Bomb – This car was produced in 1969 and is one of the rarest models from the Redline era. It is a highly sought after model due to its unique design and rarity.
  3. Copper Chrome Custom Camaro – This car was produced in 1971 and is one of the rarest Redline models due to its unique color and the fact that it was only available in certain countries.
  4. Blue Enamel Hot Heap – This car was produced in 1971 and is one of the rarest Redline models due to its unique color and the fact that it was only available in certain countries.
  5. Aqua Spectraflame Custom Barracuda – This car was produced in 1971 and is one of the rarest Redline models due to its unique color and the fact that it was only available in certain countries.

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How do i look after my collection of redline cars ?

Here are a few tips for caring for your collection of Hot Wheels Redline cars:

  1. Keep them in a cool, dry place – Redline cars are made of metal and are susceptible to rusting if they are stored in humid or damp conditions. Make sure to store them in a cool, dry place to prevent rust from forming.
  2. Avoid handling them too much – Redline cars are delicate, and the paint can chip or scratch easily if they are handled too much. Try to handle them as little as possible and use tweezers or white cotton gloves to pick them up and hold them.
  3. Use a soft cloth to clean them – If your Redline cars get dirty, use a soft, dry cloth to gently wipe them clean. Avoid using water or any cleaning agents, as these can damage the paint.
  4. Store them in protective cases – Consider storing your Redline cars in protective cases to keep them safe from dust, dirt, and damage. There are many different types of cases available specifically designed for storing Hot Wheels Redline cars.
  5. Handle them with care – Redline cars are valuable and should be handled with care. Avoid playing with them or using them in a way that could potentially damage them.

Are sealed hot wheels redlines worth more than open loose cars ?

Redline Hot Wheels cars that are still sealed in their original packaging are generally considered to be more valuable than those that have been removed from the packaging. This is because sealed cars are considered to be in their original, unopened condition and are therefore more rare and desirable to collectors.

However, the value of a Redline car is not solely determined by whether it is sealed or not. Other factors that can affect the value of a Redline car include its rarity, condition, and popularity with collectors.

For example, a rare Redline car that has been removed from its packaging and played with may still be worth more than a common Redline car that is still sealed in its packaging. It is important to consider all of these factors when determining the value of a Redline car.

How can restoration of hot wheels redline affect its value ?

The value of a Hot Wheels Redline car can be affected by restoration in a number of ways. In general, Redline cars that have been restored to their original condition are considered to be more valuable than those that have not been restored. This is because restoration can help to preserve the car and return it to its original appearance.

However, the value of a restored Redline car can also be affected by the quality of the restoration. If a car has been poorly restored or over-restored, it may be worth less than a car that has not been restored at all. It is important to take care when restoring Redline cars to ensure that they are returned to their original condition as closely as possible.

Overall, the value of a restored Redline car will depend on its rarity, condition, and the quality of the restoration. It is a good idea to do some research and speak with other collectors to get a sense of the value of a particular Redline car before deciding to restore it.

Where can i buy rare Mattel Hot Wheels Redline Cars ?

looking at toys  have a selection of mint on card original Mattel Hot Wheels Redline Cars , loose cars and some with professional restoration work having been carried out. Find our available stock by clicking here 

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Where were Mattel hot wheels redlines made ?

Hot Wheels Redline cars were produced by Mattel, Inc., and they were primarily made in the United States. Mattel had a number of toy manufacturing facilities in the US where the Redline cars were produced, including a factory in Hawthorne, California.

In addition to the US, Mattel also produced Hot Wheels Redline cars in a number of other countries, including Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong. These international versions of the Redline cars may have slight variations in design or packaging compared to the US versions.

It is worth noting that Hot Wheels Redline cars were only produced from 1968 to 1977, after which the line was discontinued. Today, Redline Hot Wheels cars are highly collectible and sought after by collectors due to their limited production and high quality.

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Additional buyer notes-   Additional pictures are available on request on all our toys, new and vintage clothing, accessories and luxury room items. If an item is marked as vintage / used it should be assumed that it has likely been previously worn and used and may have  fading , stretching of the collar, arms , cracking may be present in any print and surface marks may be present .

Wear and tear as to expected on a previously used item. If you do need additional images please request before you purchase as we may not accept these items for returns. Vintage Jewellery may have wear and be incomplete. Picture frames may have wear and tear as expected for having been previously used, displayed, stored or transported.

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Why Looking at Toys?

Buy with confidence, all of our Supreme, collectible toys and luxury room items  are authentic and very collectible. Why not browse our full collection of rare toys ,clothing and accessories. We are re sellers of Supreme, Bape, Nike and many other Streetwear brands. Our Luxury corner features original art and our Latest Fine Art and Luxury Items – The Luxury Corner | UK Gallery (lookingattoys.co.uk).

Our Luxury Corner features items for the discerning customer. High end products by luxury brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Original Modern Art by leading artists. Items in the Luxury Corner are excluded from any free delivery and are intended for collection only by the purchaser. Specialist Courier transport is available contact us to find out more.

If you wish to collect an item please contact us first as we are an otherwise online only store. Our office address holds no stock and is not always staffed during the day. Email us to find out more about this item – Best Hot Wheels Reline cars

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More About Us

Looking at Toys are both trusted and established  re sellers of Supreme Clothing and Accessories. We also have a large collection of vintage and modern movie posters. Our Collectible Toy catalogue is huge and includes many toy lines. Our stock is hand picked for its current or future collectability. We therefore tend to avoid out of the box and very damaged items unless they are very rare.

If you are after a bargain visit our auction area. We do not charge any buyers premiums and the price you pay includes UK shipping. Very competitive International shipping is available on all our auction items.

The luxury corner is the place to go if you are looking for that special gift or treating yourself.

You can find Looking at Toys on YouTube, TwitterInstagram and Facebook. The stock we hold is regularly updated so be sure to follow us on at least one of these platforms.

Above all we like to chat about the products we sell and invite you to chat with us and read our blog that contain a wealth of information and go into some detail on certain products. If you would like a particular blog or review why not contact us and we will give this some consideration. We may be able to do a dedicated video or review for you.

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Best Barbie Dolls to Collect

Best Barbie Dolls to Collect

Best Barbie Dolls to Collect

Best Barbie Dolls to Collect

What are the best barbie dolls to collect ?

The value of a collectible Barbie doll is often subjective and can depend on the preferences and interests of the collector. Some collectors may value dolls that are rare or limited edition, while others may be more interested in dolls that represent specific time periods or cultural traditions. Some popular collectible Barbie dolls include:

  • Vintage Barbie dolls from the 1960s, which are highly sought after by collectors due to their age and historical significance.
  • Barbie dolls inspired by famous works of art or literature, such as the “Mona Lisa Barbie” or the “Pride and Prejudice Barbie” dolls.
  • Dolls designed by famous fashion designers, such as the “Bob Mackie Barbie” dolls or the “Elie Saab Barbie” dolls.
  • Dolls representing specific cultural traditions or time periods, such as the “Japanese Kimono Barbie” or the “Civil War Barbie” dolls.
  • Limited edition dolls, such as the “Gold Label Barbie” dolls or the “Pink Label Barbie” dolls, which are produced in smaller quantities and may be more valuable to collectors.

Ultimately, the best collectible Barbie dolls are those that are most meaningful or interesting to the collector.

Barbie Diva Collection. Gone Platinum

Barbie Diva Collection. Gone Platinum for sale

Where can i buy collectible barbie dolls ?

You can find a wide selection of collectible barbie dolls on www.lookingattoys.co.uk 

Burberry Barbie | 2000 edition

Burberry Barbie | 2000 edition

Why are collectible barbie dolls more collectible than normal dolls ?

Collectible Barbie dolls are dolls that are made specifically for collectors, rather than for children to play with. They are usually made of higher quality materials and have more intricate details and features than regular Barbie dolls. Many collectible Barbie dolls are designed to represent specific time periods, cultures, or historical or fictional characters, and they may be dressed in detailed costumes or come with a range of accessories.

Some collectible Barbie dolls are limited edition releases, which can make them particularly valuable to collectors. They can be made by a variety of manufacturers, and there are many different types of collectible Barbie dolls available, including vintage Barbie dolls, Barbie dolls inspired by famous works of art or literature, and dolls that have been designed by famous fashion designers.

A brief history of the iconic  Barbie Doll

Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration. Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for over fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parody of the doll and her lifestyle.

Ferrari Barbie

What are examples of some of the more collectible barbie dolls ?

There are many different Barbie dolls that are considered collectible, and the value of a particular doll can depend on its rarity, condition, and popularity. Some examples of collectible Barbie dolls include:

  1. Vintage Barbie dolls from the 1960s, which are highly sought after by collectors.
  2. Special edition Barbie dolls, such as holiday dolls or dolls inspired by popular movies or television shows.
  3. Barbie dolls with unique features or accessories, such as bendable legs or a rare wardrobe.
  4. Prototype Barbie dolls, which are dolls that were produced in limited quantities as test models.
  5. Barbie dolls produced by other companies under license from Mattel, such as those made by Japanese toy company Takara Tomy.
  6. Barbie dolls that were part of a limited edition series, such as the “Diamond Dreams” collection or the “Swan Lake” series.
  7. Barbie dolls that were signed by their designer or a famous person, such as a celebrity or political figure.

 

How is it best to store and look after rare and collectible barbie dolls?

There are a few steps you can take to properly store and care for your rare Barbie dolls:

  1. Keep your dolls in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing them in areas with high humidity or extreme temperature fluctuations, as these can cause damage to the dolls.
  2. Handle your dolls carefully. Use two hands to support the doll and avoid pulling on the arms, legs, or head, as these areas are often the most fragile.
  3. Display your dolls properly. If you are displaying your dolls, use stands or other support devices to keep them upright and prevent them from falling over.
  4. Clean your dolls gently. If your dolls need to be cleaned, use a soft cloth and a mild cleaning solution. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or soaking the dolls in water.
  5. Store your dolls in protective containers. Consider using acid-free boxes or bags to store your dolls, as these can help protect them from dust and other environmental hazards.
  6. Get your dolls appraised. If you have a rare or valuable Barbie doll, it may be a good idea to have it appraised by a professional. This will give you a better idea of the doll’s value and help you take steps to protect your investment.

Winter in New York Barbie

Best Barbie Dolls to Collect

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Additional buyer notes-   Additional pictures are available on request on all our toys, new and vintage clothing, accessories and luxury room items. If an item is marked as vintage / used it should be assumed that it has likely been previously worn and used and may have  fading , stretching of the collar, arms , cracking may be present in any print and surface marks may be present .

Wear and tear as to expected on a previously used item. If you do need additional images please request before you purchase as we may not accept these items for returns. Vintage Jewellery may have wear and be incomplete. Picture frames may have wear and tear as expected for having been previously used, displayed, stored or transported.

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Why Looking at Toys?

Buy with confidence, all of our Supreme, collectible toys and luxury room items  are authentic and very collectible. Why not browse our full collection of rare toys ,clothing and accessories. We are re sellers of Supreme, Bape, Nike and many other Streetwear brands. Our Luxury corner features original art and our Latest Fine Art and Luxury Items – The Luxury Corner | UK Gallery (lookingattoys.co.uk).

Our Luxury Corner features items for the discerning customer. High end products by luxury brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Original Modern Art by leading artists. Items in the Luxury Corner are excluded from any free delivery and are intended for collection only by the purchaser. Specialist Courier transport is available contact us to find out more.

If you wish to collect an item please contact us first as we are an otherwise online only store. Our office address holds no stock and is not always staffed during the day. Email us to find out more about this item – Best Barbie Dolls to Collect

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More About Us

Looking at Toys are both trusted and established  re sellers of Supreme Clothing and Accessories. We also have a large collection of vintage and modern movie posters. Our Collectible Toy catalogue is huge and includes many toy lines. Our stock is hand picked for its current or future collectability. We therefore tend to avoid out of the box and very damaged items unless they are very rare.

If you are after a bargain visit our auction area. We do not charge any buyers premiums and the price you pay includes UK shipping. Very competitive International shipping is available on all our auction items.

The luxury corner is the place to go if you are looking for that special gift or treating yourself.

You can find Looking at Toys on YouTube, TwitterInstagram and Facebook. The stock we hold is regularly updated so be sure to follow us on at least one of these platforms.

Above all we like to chat about the products we sell and invite you to chat with us and read our blog that contain a wealth of information and go into some detail on certain products. If you would like a particular blog or review why not contact us and we will give this some consideration. We may be able to do a dedicated video or review for you.

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