Welcome to Toy Box! Toy Box is your one stop shop for all things regarding classic vintage toys!
TOY BOX STORY
Growing up I was a lucky kid. I was the youngest member of my family but rather than that being a hardship it actually allowed me to experience the best in toys over a longer period of time. I could play with my siblings toys as well as my own. My parents did their best to keep us kids up to date with all the new and exciting toys that came out every year. Hence, as the years progressed my family began to stockpile a lot of toys that had fallen out of favor. Like a lot of families, that stockpile began to grow and take up much of our basement and attic space.
Over time as we grew up and moved along with our lives, those stockpiles sat collecting dust.
WHY TOY BOX
As I grew older, I began to think about all those toys we had. I had read a couple of articles about certain toys making a comeback as vintage or classic. That’s when I decided to go searching. I began in my parents basement. Boxes and boxes of old toys to unpack. Only, it wasn’t quite what I had envisioned.
Unbeknownst to me, my parents had let all my nieces and nephews play in the toy boxes that held all my childhood treasures. It was agonizing to be honest. Many of my favorite toys were reduced to jumbled parts in the bottom of the boxes. Many missing parts lost forever. So I decided the time had come to create a place where people could learn what is a vintage or classic toy and what they can do to collect, buy or sell these treasured items.
With the advent of the internet and sites like Amazon, Ebay and Etsy it’s now easier than ever to find, buy or sell vintage toys.
THE GOAL OF TOY BOX
Toy Box is committed to providing you with the most up to date information on the vintage toy industry. What is considered vintage or classic? How do you judge conditions of toys? Where can you buy them?
If you ever have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
Chief Toy Guy