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Antiques Peek: June 2018

Antiques Peek: June 2018

The Evolution of Action Figures by Jessica Kosinski Action figures are everywhere today. They are popular toys for kids. Although, many adults enjoy them even more, often collecting action figures representing super heroes or movie characters. In fact, comic book and science fiction conventions are teeming with action figures that are now marketed to people […]

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Comic Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Like the baseball cards I purchased with my allowance, and flipped and traded with friends at school, comics were very much a part of my childhood. At the candy store down the block from my elementary school I could buy both: the latest installments of the comics I loved and […]

Top Collectible Toys By Decade

Top Collectible Toys By Decade

by Eric Bradley The toy business and the toy collecting hobby are surviving in the midst of genre-busting trends. The arrival of the internet made it cheaper and easier for collectors to buy, sell and trade, and share information than ever before. Now the mobile revolution – ushered in with smartphones and tablets – is […]

Ken’s Korner: Barbie-themed café opens in Taiwan

Ken’s Korner: Barbie-themed café opens in Taiwan

Ken’s Korner: Barbie-themed café opens in Taiwan News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall A restaurant inspired by the iconic 54-year-old Barbie doll has opened in Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. The Barbie Café, located in the city’s fashion district, is very pink and has been licensed by […]

Ken's Korner: Ken, sporting a makeover, is trying to win back Barbie

Ken’s Korner: Ken, sporting a makeover, is trying to win back Barbie – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 Sales of Barbie dolls have been sagging lately, at least in the U.S. (down 18 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005), so maker Mattel has reintroduced Ken as a way of resparking […]