Our next toy auction on 18th May is a big one for Star Wars fans. We have almost 200 Star Wars lots, with items for every type of collector. We’ve picked a couple of interesting lots for a closer look:
This Hasbro Star Wars Unleashed figure is one of the modern Star Wars toys that is harder to find. This Darth Vader features a removable helmet to reveal Anakin Skywalker underneath. (Lot 399)
In May, the force will be with us here at Aston’s Auctioneers! Our May 18th toy auction includes a huge Star Wars and sci-fi collection.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (well, 1977 in the USA…) the first Star Wars film was released to become the highest grossing film of the time. The Kenner toy line was released shortly afterwards and was a huge hit with fans, many of whom are still collecting Star Wars toys today.
In 1966, following the success of Hasbro's G.I. Joe action figure, Palitoy introduced the Action Man. Embodying strength, heroism, and valour, Action Man was an instant hit with young boys all over the country. And now it is a hit with old boys too!
With hundreds of avid collectors scouring the web, boot sales, auctions, and attics to find that scarce medal, weapon, or helmet to complete a set, we are delighted to have this collection of figures and uniforms in our next toy sale - all in their original packaging.
I was so happy to go to Anime North 2012 for Toy Collector! On the Saturday I got into the dealers room and there were toys all over the place! There were toys from Dr.Who to Batman figures, there was a toy for everything and everyone. I snapped pictures of the toys that I thought were very cool and fun for people who collect certain toys. I got a lot of comic book characters from Marvel and DC and all different versions of the characters from each universe. I also got pictures of figures that are popular to people that watch Anime. The figures are always so detailed, colourful and appealing to the eye. So at Anime North where all the good toys are, there is something for everyone! I didn't even get to finish the dealers room since the dealers room was so big and there was so much to look at, I didn't get to go through it all. But it was a unreal time and I hope everyone likes the photos I snapped of toys!