Brussels Toy Museum and its collection joining ToyPedia When you realise that lack of space, time and money are going to stop you from realising your plan to build a real-life collection of every toy ever made, the best thing you can do is get involved in
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For more on the museum go to www.museedujouet.eu or email email@example.com.
About André Raemdonck
André Raemdonck started off collecting model trains before moving into mechanical toys, then teddy bears, then paper theatres (the museum has a wonderful collection of these as a result of 18 years of collecting by André – it is one of the most comprehensive collections in Europe). For some years, he has also had an extensive interest in wooden toys, preferably large-sized ones, as well as more unusual items. Now he collects all toys and welcomes worn toys to the museum, feeling that this shows they have been played with and used for the purpose they were intended. “If you’ll allow me to be controversial,” he says, “a Dinky Toys in pristine condition in original box is like a toothbrush at the Hilton!”
About Toy Collector
Launched in 2008, Toy Collector is a web portal for collectable toy and model enthusiasts designed to allow collectors to share their passions via blogging, discussion forums, picture and video galleries. The site currently hosts over 25,000 toy-related articles and over 170,000 images. It offers resources like want ads and a yellow pages supplier directory and boasts the largest toy-and model-related event calendar on the internet. It also hosts ToyPedia® and the TC Market.
For selling on the market or more information on the site please go to www.ToyCollector.com or contact Laurent on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (1494) 727 947.
In addition to all this, the site features ToyPedia® – a Wikipedia-style online encyclopaedia of collectable toys which currently covers over 145,000 items and is growing constantly.
Currently, the project is supported by;
• 27 communities including www.DiecastAviationForum.com www.HobbyTalk.com, www.ModelRailForum and www.Wings900.com
• 670 volunteers
• 12 authors who have permitted the organisers to use text and images from 26 books as part of a ToyPedia Book Documentation Project
• 355 toy brands who have agreed to open their archives
• 15 leading auction houses including Bonham’s and Christie’s have allowed use of their images
• 3 Museums (Brussels Toy Museum, Singapore’s MINT Museum and the Los Angeles Slot Car Museum)
• 32 members of the ToyPedia Advisory Board who advise on organisation and taxonomy
For more information please go to www.ToyCollector.com/ToyPedia or contact Kiran Sohota, the ToyPedia Coordinator on email@example.com or +44 (1494) 727 947.