Toynutz.com Sale is Off The Toynutz.com website has been in operation since 1994, with an online store that offered toy cars, collector's guides and more. With the online store closed, the website was being offered for sale
News-Antique.com - Feb 03,2008 - UPDATED 06-05-09 -- Toynutz.com, offered for sale since February 2008, has been taken off the cyber-real estate market. Dubbed the "Worldwide Resource Center for Toy Car Collectors", the active website has been in continuous operation since 1994 by Mr. Dana Johnson, founder and owner of the website and online store, avid toy car collector, author of numerous books on the subject, and founder of the Toy Car Collectors Association.
After over a decade in operation, Mr. Johnson closed his online store and had offered the website and domain name for sale to qualified bidders. The estimated worth of the fully-developed website was $75,000, but ultimately no serious offers were presented. After offering the site and domain for sale for nearly a year and a half, Mr. Johnson has ceased trying to sell it.
The highly informative website has remained fully functional and in fact has expanded and diversified to showcase Mr. Johnson photojournalism as well as his passion for toy cars. The site can be accessed by visiting http://www.toynutz.com/ and clicking on the main banner at the top of the page, or by going directly to http://www.toynutz.com/main.html and browsing the resources on the site. Information provided on the site includes listings of retailers around the US and the world, manufacturer contact information, publications and periodicals devoted to the subject, toy shows around the country, and valuable tips on how to photograph and preserve your toy cars, and how to get the most from selling your collection.
Additions to the site now include several pages devoted to the nature, geography and history of Bend and Central Oregon, beginning at www.toynutz.com/photography.html.
In the past, Mr. Johnson's efforts have included publishing a newsletter and later a magazine for the Toy Car Collectors Association, itself the product of several incarnations. Beginning in 1992 as the Majorette Diecast Toy Collectors Association, Mr. Johnson published just one newsletter for the club before receiving notice of fines, fees and corporate control from Majorette of France. Becasue of that, operation of the club was suspended for six months, then reorganized as the more generic North American Diecast Toy Collectors Association. The name was later shortened to Diecast Toy Collectors Association to reflect a growing international interest in the club.
At its peak, the club had 400 members, but by the end of 2006, membership had fallen to less than 50, so the fee-based membership and publication was discontinued. The club survives to date with over 500 participants as a free online shared e-mail group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/toy-car-collectors/.
Meanwhile, Toynutz.com continues to serve as the club's information clearinghouse, and collector's guides are still offered by Mr. Johnson through Amazon.com's Marketplace at http://www.amazon.com/gp/shops/index.html?ie=UTF8&sellerID=A1VPMZZVSW0YII.
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For more information about purchasing the Toynutz.com domain and website, or for any other inquiries, contact Mr. Johnson by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-318-7176.