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vwtoyguy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:54 am    Post subject: Toy collectors Reply with quote

I am a VW toy collector with a good sized collection. Mostly Stuff made within the last 25 years but I do have some vintage toys as well. The main problems I have regarding the vintage stuff is I live in the middle of VW nowhere and that there are practicaly no local places to buy, and a lack of knowledgable collectors in my area. So I am just kind of worndering what kind of a resource the Samba could be for me. I need the most help with toys from the KDF era to the late '70s.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:55 am    Post subject: Toys Reply with quote

I also have a sizable collection of toys and other VW memorabilia

Most of my stuff came off e-bay. One needs to careful there. It seems like
everybody's stuff is "extremely rare and valuable."

And be careful because e-bay can be addicting

The Toy And Literature show at the Classic is another place where I have
found some of my treasures.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in the same boat as you, large collection in the middle of VW nowhere. I have found that if you hit all the antique shops, flea markets and junk stores in the area. You would be suprised on what you can find. I was VERY disappointed with the toy and lit show this year at the classic. Too many new toy venders that have a 500% markup on toys they just bought at Wallyworld.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Toys Reply with quote

I have had my fair share of the e-bay addiction Laughing I have got some good deals off of the bay though. I am quite a long distance from most of the bigger shows. So most of those are out of my range. As far as the flea markets around here.......... in the past year of fairly consistent flea market runs I have come across 3 Vintage VW toys and one was in a decent price range. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I got my zenith blue 67 type 1 in May I picked up a couple of 67 diecast 1/18 models one yellow and one blue..the blue one matches the color of my car pretty good. They are nice models.

Problem for me though is that they are European models..the headlights and bumpers are Euro standard.

If you guys ever run across any 67 Type 1s with American Bumpers (Overriders) and the proper headlights, let me know.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have about 80 or so "modern" toys...stuff from the last 5-8 years or so. mostly johnny lightnings and hotwheels/matchbox stuff. and quite a few of the larger models and a few toy sets.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been collecting toys for over 20 years. I only collect vintage tin VWs. Hey Migit, you must have skipped by my table at the classic. I had some great stuff for sale.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toydude111 wrote:
I've been collecting toys for over 20 years. I only collect vintage tin VWs. Hey Migit, you must have skipped by my table at the classic. I had some great stuff for sale.

The little whiner must have missed out on some of the GREAT stuff of
mine that 53oval had on his table, too. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Toys Reply with quote

dantrefethen wrote:


Most of my stuff came off e-bay. One needs to careful there.

Do NOT buy VW (especially Karmann Ghia) toys on eBay.
Repeat: do NOT buy.
They are all trash. Garbage. Not good stuff.
Turn off your computer and bid no more.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Toys Reply with quote

iowegian wrote:
dantrefethen wrote:


Most of my stuff came off e-bay. One needs to careful there.

Do NOT buy VW (especially Karmann Ghia) toys on eBay.
Repeat: do NOT buy.
They are all trash. Garbage. Not good stuff.
Turn off your computer and bid no more.


Laughing You must have the same Screen name on e-bay........ I have something on my watch list that you are bidding on. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iowegian wrote:
toydude111 wrote:
I've been collecting toys for over 20 years. I only collect vintage tin VWs. Hey Migit, you must have skipped by my table at the classic. I had some great stuff for sale.

The little whiner must have missed out on some of the GREAT stuff of
mine that 53oval had on his table, too. Laughing


You did really well at The Classic Toy and Lit show Chuck. People loved your stuff. (but they passed on it at Solvang?) It takes that "special" show to bring out the toy collectors. In March, the LAX show is such a show. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of the late stuff from wallys; g-rides, old schools, even nice busses and promos. Seems no-one else looks for the vw stuff.

A few '67 road tough and franklin mint cars.

Lots of goodwill cars in various condition. I do some custom with wheels from other cars and slam them good.

My best right now is a 1/18 microbus I finally got. I look for any microbus I can find cause they never did really make the car.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Toys Reply with quote

vwtoyguy wrote:
iowegian wrote:
dantrefethen wrote:


Most of my stuff came off e-bay. One needs to careful there.

Do NOT buy VW (especially Karmann Ghia) toys on eBay.
Repeat: do NOT buy.
They are all trash. Garbage. Not good stuff.
Turn off your computer and bid no more.


Laughing You must have the same Screen name on e-bay........ I have something on my watch list that you are bidding on. Twisted Evil

No.
That is not not me.
That might be my evil twin.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

53 0val wrote:
iowegian wrote:
toydude111 wrote:
I've been collecting toys for over 20 years. I only collect vintage tin VWs. Hey Migit, you must have skipped by my table at the classic. I had some great stuff for sale.

The little whiner must have missed out on some of the GREAT stuff of
mine that 53oval had on his table, too. Laughing


You did really well at The Classic Toy and Lit show Chuck. People loved your stuff. (but they passed on it at Solvang?) It takes that "special" show to bring out the toy collectors. In March, the LAX show is such a show. Wink

Oooo---
Sounds like more crap will be headed to 92606. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iowegian wrote:
53 0val wrote:
iowegian wrote:
toydude111 wrote:
I've been collecting toys for over 20 years. I only collect vintage tin VWs. Hey Migit, you must have skipped by my table at the classic. I had some great stuff for sale.

The little whiner must have missed out on some of the GREAT stuff of
mine that 53oval had on his table, too. Laughing


You did really well at The Classic Toy and Lit show Chuck. People loved your stuff. (but they passed on it at Solvang?) It takes that "special" show to bring out the toy collectors. In March, the LAX show is such a show. Wink

Oooo---
Sounds like more crap will be headed to 92606. Very Happy


Oh, you're coming this time? Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Toys Reply with quote

iowegian wrote:
dantrefethen wrote:


Most of my stuff came off e-bay. One needs to careful there.

Do NOT buy VW (especially Karmann Ghia) toys on eBay.
Repeat: do NOT buy.
They are all trash. Garbage. Not good stuff.
Turn off your computer and bid no more.


Probably good advice, even as a broad generality.

It seems somebody is always pissing me off with thier priceless treasures.

Dan
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Toys Reply with quote

dantrefethen wrote:
iowegian wrote:
dantrefethen wrote:


Most of my stuff came off e-bay. One needs to careful there.

Do NOT buy VW (especially Karmann Ghia) toys on eBay.
Repeat: do NOT buy.
They are all trash. Garbage. Not good stuff.
Turn off your computer and bid no more.


Probably good advice, even as a broad generality.

It seems somebody is always pissing me off with thier priceless treasures.

Dan

Hey, Dan:
Seriously, I've had hundreds of good experiences on eBay.
I've actually had NO bad deals. Very Happy
Sometimes I pay too much, but I've NEVER run into a bad seller.
Keep the computer on and have fun with it. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No its true. E-bay is E-vil

And more addicting than crack

Seriously speaking though, I have only been realy stiffed once on e-bay ..

And have only left negative feed back twice.

So, over all, E-bay has been good.

Dan


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy Dan......................Chuck knows all about crack and he says it's not near as bad. Wink
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53 0val wrote:
Easy Dan......................Chuck knows all about crack and he says it's not near as bad. Wink

Actually my drug of choice (well, other than booze) is www.thesamba.com Laughing
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