Classic Metal Works hedge their bets brilliantly - not only do they do a nice line of 1/24 scale diecast cars, they also do 1/87 and 1/160 (that's H0 and N Gauge) classic American vehicles, which are so nicely done they appeal to both model car fans (especially all you Herpa/Wiking collectors) and the railway hobbyists they're intended for.
Lots of great things at iHobby this year! Especially for model rail fans. First up, here's all the great stuff from the Bachmann stand in all gauges, including the Williams O Gauge models...
I've been talking with TwoFour Productions in the UK, who are currently making a Christmas special for Channel 4 about best-loved and best-remembered toys. They've sent us over a list of toys they're looking for to feature on the show and want to borrow examples of the following from collectors to film:
- Original Action Man - Preferably with Eagle Eye feature
- An original unassembled Airfix Kit
- He-Man Figures
- Dungeons and Dragons Boardgame and Figurines
- Vintage Hornby Train Set featuring an old locomotive
- 1970's Hot Wheels Cars
- Major Matt Mason
- Raving Bonkers
- Six Million Dollar Man Figure
- Star Wars Toys
- Stretch Armstrong Doll
- Spirograph Set
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Tickle-Me Elmo
When I packed my suitcase to go to Brussels, I had no idea what to expect. I had never been in Belgium before, so there was a bit of excitement in it early from the beginning. Taking the Eurostar from London to Brussels early Saturday morning took me to Central Europe in nearly no time and I spent the rest of the day checking out Brussels and its numerous tourist attractions - and I even found two interesting toy shops while walking around (but I forgot to write down the names and addresses - Sorry about that!).
Getting ready for next day's big event I went to bed early and headed to Brussels' Kart Expo early in the morning on Sunday; the place where the 10th Edition of the Collect-Hit took place on the 3rd October 2010.
This year, over 250 exhibitors from more than ten different countries were taking part. The whole event was hosted by Thierry Le Clercq who has really done an amazing job organizing the event - a special thank you to you, Thierry!
Protecting your collection – whatever it may be It doesn’t matter what your hobbies or interests are:- Cars, paintings, toys, whatever, if you have a collection of something, you know just how important it is to you that your pieces are kept in the best possible condition, and are kept as safe and protected as possible. Your collection most likely represents both a large financial and sentimental investment, and as a result keeping it all in A1 condition is likely hugely important.