Category : Wind-Ups

Ugly Balls for a Hasty Bloodsucker

Ugly Balls for a Hasty Bloodsucker

You know what? I’m not the all-knowing weirdo toy guy you think I am. Sometimes it’s you guys who introduce me to cool, weird toys. … And I thank you. (Click to enlarge) Like this guy for example. I never knew he existed. This little gem of a toy came to me from a new […]

2009 Greater York Toy Extravaganza

2009 Greater York Toy Extravaganza

Well, it’s the holiday season. I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving a week or so ago. Did you celebrate it the way most Americans did? You know – rushing to the shops to find their super-great deals. Well, not me. I decided to spend nearly half a day on the road driving to […]

Musical Wind-Up Demon Lumberjack

Musical Wind-Up Demon Lumberjack

Can someone please tell me what this thing is and where I can buy one? Speelgoed uit de hel | Flabber Please. I’m begging you. I’ve just re-discovered it while sorting through old e-mail. (Thanks, Antonio, for the link) Any tips would be greatly appreciated

Tyrannosaurus Rexy

Tyrannosaurus Rexy

I was reluctantly in a McDonald’s restaurant the other morning ordering an Egg McMuffin for breakfast. (Don’t ask me why. It involves traveling to “in-the-middle-of-nowhere”, Georgia and being stuck with one or two options for food.) While waiting for my order, I casually strolled around the place when I noticed the familiar, plastic bubble filled […]

Time to Wind Down

Time to Wind Down

Here’s a look at even more little toys I picked up at the Allentown Antique Toy Show. They’re old wind-up toys. This first guy is just a goofy-looking sheriff with rifle-in-hand and an arrow through his head. I love the expression on his face. It’s the “Crap! Did that just go through my head?” look. […]

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