January 2008 issue of Toy Collector Magazine now available to view online or download Read about Masudaya's Gang of 5 robots, Lehmann's WWII toy airplanes, Revell model kits, collectibles from Fox TV's hit show 24 and much more in the January 2008 issue of Toy Collector Magazine.
News-Antique.com - Jan 01,2008 - The full-color, all-digital January 2008 issue of Toy Collector Magazine is packed with insightful articles, plus up to the minute auction info of interest to collectors and dealers.
Cover Story: The Robot Gang of 5 – TCM explores the mystery of Masudaya’s large tin robots of the boomer era. Five different robot types have been documented, but a prototype was created for a sixth design, and TCM has discovered that drawings exist for a seventh robot that never made it beyond the stage of artistic conception. Read about the Gang’s fascinating history and the apocryphal sixth and seventh robots in the January issue’s cover story.
Looking back, TCM’s specialist on aviation toys, G.R. Webster, delves into Lehmann’s toy productions of wartime Germany and how they paralleled the manufacture of real-life airplanes.
Chuck Miller explores the 60-year history of Revell, producers of the model kits that inspired youngsters to be creative with bottles of paint and decals. Then it’s off to the world of espionage and Jack Bauer, with J.C. Vaughn’s great article on collectibles inspired by Fox TV’s smash hit show 24.
Also in the January issue, read about vintage baseball cards, Renwal plastic toys, and MTH – “the little train company that could.” Then check out TCM’s popular Bits & Pieces section that includes recent auction results and tips on upcoming sales that are not to be missed.
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