It’s official – collecting is good for you

By Alex Wiggan It is official – collecting is good for you. Or at least it is, according to Star Wars actor Mark Hamill. Hamill is currently working on a web-based docu-series called Pop Culture Quest – a show which looks at collecting and collectors. The series sees the actor take a look at some rare treasures and has given … Continue reading

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Eighties Christmas toys V their modern counterparts

By Alex Wiggan It’s getting closer to Christmas, which means it’s time for the Honcho-SFX blog to reminisce about all the great toys of Christmas past (aka the ‘80s). Oh, this is our favourite time of the year. From He-Man to Nintendo, we’re taking a look at six of the best-loved toys of the 1980s and comparing them to their … Continue reading

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Remembering Toy Biz’s X-Men

By Alex Wiggan Today’s post on the Honcho-SFX blog is all about the X. Or rather, it’s all about X-Men – X-Men toys, to be exact. Yep, today we’re turning back the clock to the 1990s so that we can talk about an X-tremely successful line of toys which dominated the decade. The toy line in question is Toy Biz’s … Continue reading

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Teddy Ruxpin is back – and he’s been upgraded

By Alex Wiggan Remember back during in the ‘80s, when Teddy Ruxpin seemed like the coolest, most technologically advanced bear ever? Well he’s back (again) and this latest version of Teddy is even more technologically advanced than ever before! So technologically advanced in fact, we’re starting to wonder if he isn’t a product of Skynet. Yep, we’re calling it now … Continue reading

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Remembering ToyFare magazine

By Alex Wiggan Remember when toys were funny? Like, really funny? Well, sounds to us like you remember the era of ToyFare magazine – the funniest toy and collectables magazine of all-time!* *Other toy magazines do exist (we promise you), but none have ever been funny. Published by Wizard Entertainment – the same publisher behind comic store favourite, Wizard – … Continue reading

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The best-selling Christmas toys of the ’80s & ’90s

By Alex Wiggan As Halloween is now done and dusted it means the countdown to Christmas has begun. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?  More importantly, do you know what gifts to get your loved ones? If you have children you’ll no doubt have a rough idea about what it is they want. If you’re not quite sure, pick … Continue reading

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The toys that time forgot: The ’90s edition

By Alex Wiggan So a couple of days ago I turned back the clock in order to take a look at some of the forgotten toy lines which appeared on toy shelves during the 1980s. It seems only fair then to take another trip back through time, stopping not at the ‘80s but instead during the 1990s, looking at some … Continue reading

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The toys that time forgot: The ’80s edition

By Alex Wiggan Forget shoulder pads and Molly Ringwald for a moment; if the 1980s was about anything in particular it was about selling toys to kids! And maybe, Dallas. Yeah, I’m sure Dallas factored into the ‘80s somewhere. Anyway, the 1980s was a time when anyone with a fairly workable concept could create a toy line and make some … Continue reading

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