|What's New on Toy Collector
the chance to have dinner with Corgi's Marcel Van Cleemput in our
charity auction, The Penny Arcade, New groups move in, ToyPedia: 10,000
items in a month & our new Corgi project - plus Toy Collector goes
viral - check out our social media sites!
Have Dinner with Marcel Van Cleemput for Charity!
As any fan of Corgi Toys knows, Marcel Van Cleemput is the brand's
Godfather as Mettoy Chief Designer. He produced the very first drawings
for the Corgi range and was involved in every model throughout the
Mettoy Era, later becoming part of Corgi Toys and authoring the famous
Great Book of Corgi.
now, four lucky collectors have the opportunity to meet him in person
for dinner in his hometown of Northampton, England on March 10th, 2012
at Fawsley Hall. There are two ways you can win a seat at dinner - we're
auctioning three of them and raffling off the fourth! Just click here for full details!
100% of the proceeds will be going to the Helen & Douglas House, which provides hospice care to children and young adults with life shortening conditions.
The Penny Arcade is Open for Business!
Our Penny Arcade
of auctions - all starting at one penny and with one penny postage to
anywhere in the world - is well and truly open for business, with two
weeks left to run!
So far, some of our members have scooped up great bargains in Corgi, Dinky, Spot On and more - as of right now, the items on offer include all sorts of great models, like this Minic Fire Engine, Dinky Centurion Tank, Corgi Triumph Herald and Dinky Blaw Knox Bulldozer.
auctions have no reserve, remember, so that means you could win for as
little as one penny - and then pay just one penny more to have the item
shipped to you! There's Dinky, Corgi and more to come, all courtesy of
our member Indrindri, so keep checking back! All items can also be found
in our our twitter feed, on our FaceBook page and in our new ToyPedia
Tumblr, so follow any of those and you won't miss our on your chance to
grab a bargain! Many already have, including one lucky buyer who snagged
this mint Schuco Porsche for the opening bid! It could be you next!
New Groups on Toy Collector
pleased to be welcoming three great new groups to the site, all of
which are already well-established and are now moving over to our
platform. First of all, there's DiecastLibrary,
which has been building a database of 1/64 scale model vehicles, and
which will now be migrating all the info into ToyPedia. DiecastLibrary
has already taken up residence on Toy Collector
- if you're a member, we've sent out an email about this, but some of
you may not yet have received it. It'll contain your new TC password, so
if you haven't had it land in your inbox yet, but would like to login
now, just drop me a line at
, and I'll sort you out another password.
But that's not all - we've also got The Dutch Dinky Society and The Pedal Car Collectors Club
moving over shortly. We'll be creating memberships for all their
members, but their groups are already up (just click on the links to
visit), so if you'd like to join, you can do so from now! We hope all
the members, present and future love the site and are happy you're on
10,000 Items Added to ToyPedia Last Month (and lots more to come, including all of Corgi!)
month was something of a landmark for ToyPedia, since we added 10,000
items, making this one of our best months yet! And, of course, there's
more to come, including all of Corgi!
been working on the early days of Corgi (up to the end of the Mettoy
era in 1983) and have had listings up for most of this era for a while,
but now we've completed Dinky (except for the planes - which are coming
shortly!) we're turning our full attention to finishing off the Mettoy
era AND the rest!
means that in addition to the early stuff, we'll have listings for all
the models produced during the Corgi Toys and Mattel days through to the
modern Corgi models produced now under Hornby's ownership.
is actually a much bigger and more complex undertaking than the Dinky
listings, since Corgi has a rather longer and more complicated history,
but we're looking forward to the challenge and we've got help in the
shape of Corgi themselves, who are opening their archives to us, plus
backing from Marcel Van Cleemput, ex-Corgi Development Director Paul
Lumsdon and Wolfgang Gehrt, member of the ToyPedia Advisory Board and
co-author of an upcoming book on Husky and Corgi Juniors. Plus, of
course, we have all our volunteers and all of you!
complete, this will be the first and so far only complete documentation
of every item ever made by Corgi all together in one source. If you'd
like to be part of making it happen, you can be, as we're always happy
to have more volunteers working on the documentation - just drop me a
Toy Collector Goes Viral! Check us out on social media!
Lastly, if you're on Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook - well, we are too! Why not check us out and add/follow as appropriate. We tweet here, Facebook here, and our Tumblr features interesting stuff that's getting listed on ToyPedia - and, as above, all our Penny Arcade auction items!