May 2008 issue of Toy Collector Magazine available online now The full-color, all-digital May 2008 issue of Toy Collector Magazine is now available to view online or download as a PDF at www.toycollectormagazine.com.
News-Antique.com - Apr 30,2008 - The full-color, all-digital May 2008 issue of Toy Collector Magazine, which is packed with exciting articles and timely toy-auction information, is now available to view online or download as a PDF free of charge at www.toycollectormagazine.com .
The Cover Story: By day, Dr. Mark Glassy is a world-renowned scientist and cancer researcher. After hours, however, he retreats to a sci-fi sanctuary that’s crawling with monsters, robots, movie artwork and three-dimensional figures of his own design. TCM invites you along on this rare opportunity to visit one of the largest and most fascinating collections ever to be featured in the magazine’s pages. Fasten your seatbelts – this is a world unlike the one you know. It’s where science meets science fiction.
Next, the issue takes readers to the carnival midway, with a colorful report on games of skill, coin-ops, oversize figures and other novelties from fun palaces of the past, including San Francisco’s Playland-on-the-Beach, the Jones Fantastic Museum, and the amusement arcades of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
Distinguished American military aviator and toy airplane expert G.R. Webster examines toy versions of the actual planes used during the Korean Conflict, while Tom Hoepf rolls out a fun-filled article on antique figural skittles (ninepins) sets that’ll “bowl” you over. Sharon Verbeten counts down 10 classic American toys – from Slinky to G.I. Joe, Play-Doh to Barbie – then it’s time for a look at the history of Auburn Toys, where the rubber met the road in the form of cars, trucks, busses and a fleet of other vehicles.
Also in the May issue, you’ll find page after page of illustrated toy prices from recent sales, as well as previews of collections soon to cross the auction block.
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