Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The one you’re looking at does work, I tested the toy, it was not made for adults, and the helmet is definitely for a child. This one is in the box with instructions, on/off led light, voice changer and voice amplifier. Not quite as good as the new ones in the toy market but it’s from the 80’s. It’s made a thin plastic with foam pads on the inside. There is a wire that runs from the front of the toy up to the top of the helmet where the voice changer is. If this toys was released in large quantities I would see more of them which leads me to believe it came out towards the end of the run and was not a durable toy so many would not have survived. This is all I have on the toy right now, if you have more info, great. Happy Hunting!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The weather has broken and it’s yard sale season, my favorite time of the year. The economy, the government mess, overseas fighting is all going to contribute to this year’s season. With gas at an all-time high, how can anyone drive to all the yard sales in your area? If it cost me more to drive around looking for those treasures, which are few and far between, how can it be worth my while? Yard sales are a compulsive disorder and I’m sure everyone will agree. You need that Saturday morning fix.
However will this economy also bring to the surface some treasures that people need to get rid of for cash? It’s too early to tell but just from seeing a few yard sales last weekend there seems to be a lot of people clearing out homes. The foreclosure industry seems busy cleaning out homes that in-turn end up in box lots at flea markets. If I could I would purchase a scooter to zip around all the yard sales but I don’t think the police will enjoy seeing me with a large corner cabinet strapped to my back driving down the street?
Friday, January 14, 2011
Another one we are playing right now is Catch Phrase. 2 teams work to guess the word given by clues from one team member and once they solve the clues, pass the game to the other team in the hopes the timer runs out before they can guess. The game is fast and very fun with large groups.
That's it for now, get back to the kitchen table and play these games with your family.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Surprising the adult market that Avalon Hills thought would love these games shifted and it turns out that the age groups playing these games were 12 -19 year old. They had a "purchase piece" systems that would allow you to buy pieces of the game instead of having to go out and buy a new one and you could order full games, not online, but by mail.
Some of the more collectible games of this companies ERA would have to be the War games. Games like Jutland, Anzio and Alexander the Great were some of the earliest games. They did every war battle imaginable, from 1776 to Battle of the Bulge. Today in the collectors market it is difficult to find these games in un-punched condition. Many times the pieces, that were cardboard, are in plastic bags and collectors avoid them because of the time it takes to count all the game pieces. Well happy hunting out there.