Bellomo pens 20th edition of fan-favored Toys & Prices The 20th edition of Toys & Prices is available now, and is filled with page after page of photos, details and secondary market prices for tens of thousands of post-World War II toys.
News-Antique.com - Jun 23,2015 - IOLA, Wis. — The landscape of toy collecting is evolving as classic or vintage toys gain more attention in today’s mainstream entertainment culture. Helping make good sense of post-war toys, just as previous editions have for two decades, is the new edition of Toys & Prices.
As Bellomo states in the introduction, “the best weapon in the battle for equitable prices for toys and collectibles is obtaining an education: acquiring knowledge of the item and its back-story, knowing its manufacturer and the collectible’s date-of-production, as well as the artifact’s value and importance in the realm of popular culture is all very useful.”
The recently released 20th edition, captained by renowned toy expert Mark Bellomo, contains extensive introductions for each chapter, including top 10 action figures sold at auction, and commentary about trends. Plus, the listings are arranged by brand, include two to three grades of pricing and concise descriptions. In all, readers will find more than 35,000 listings and 100,000 secondary-market prices for post-World War II toys in this popular guide.
Included in the 21 categories (with 20 additional sub-categories within toy vehicles) in this 20th edition are: action figures, battery-operated toys, board games, Hot Wheels, robots, space toys, and western toys
Turn your trust and attention to the ultimate guide to post-World War II toys.
Toys & Prices is unmatched in depth of details, and second to none when it comes to dedication of service to toy collectors everywhere. Published by Krause Publications, an imprint of F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company (fwmedia.com), retails for $22.99. Print and eBook versions are available for purchase from booksellers nationwide, and directly from the publisher at KrauseBooks.com (http://bit.ly/AT_NAT062315). Plus, when Discount Code ATPROMO is entered during checkout at KrauseBooks.com, free standard shipping to U.S. addresses is applied to order.
About the author: Long-time Toys & Prices contributor Mark Bellomo is one of the leading toy experts in the country, having written hundreds of magazine articles and numerous books on the subject. Among his critically acclaimed works: The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe, 1982-1994; Transformers: Identification and Price Guide; The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985; and Totally Tubular ‘80s Toys.