Toy Collecting

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Toy Collector Magazine
Toy Collector Magazine is a free monthly publication that covers antique, vintage and contemporary toys and trains, with a focus on private collections, recent auction results, previews of upcoming auctions, and information on a variety of other topics that interest toy collectors.

The Old Toy Shop
Supplier of old toys. Sells Corgi, Matchbox, Dinky Toys, Schuco, sports cars, clockwork, trains, fire vehicles, taxi and ambulance collectables, table games, and playing cards.

Toy Collecting Information
Information on toy collecting, antique and collectibles toys, appraisals and toy manufactures. Includes scans of original logos and a glossary of terms.

Die Cast Cars and Trucks (Including Matchbox)

Matchbox Collectors Community
The place to chat and find out about Matchbox cars. Authorities of diecast car collecting providing answers to questions and contributing to the discussions.

Shrock Brothers Studebaker Miniatures & Parts
Manufacturer of various die-cast Studebaker models ranging from 1935-56 cars and 1949-59 trucks. Information on Studebaker car and truck pewter miniatures as well as actual replacement parts made in the USA by Shrock Brothers.

Collecting Toy Robots & Model Motor Cars
Fun toy collecting site with a focus on robots. Lots of pictures from the website owner's collection of toys, robots, astronauts, tin & tinplate toys, Corgi & Dinky die cast models.

PEZ Collectibels

Collecting Pez Candy Dispenser Online Resource
Dedicated to the buying, selling, and trading of PEZ Dispensers from the '50s to today. Whether you are a seasoned PRO or just a beginning collector, there's something here for you.

Building Toys

Girders and Gears
Dedicated to metal construction toy systems such Erector, Mecanno, Eitech, Mercur. Sells vintage, reproduction and new sets and replacement parts. A rich resource with extensive information about historical sets and systems, system specifications, compatibilities, vintage manuals and projects.

Blakbird's Technicopedia
Unofficial technical information about LEGOŽ Technic sets on the Internet. Technical descriptions and pictures of each Technic set, along with a historical perspective. Downoadable LDraw files for virtually all sets from 1977 to 1987.

International LEGO Users Group Network LEGO Set Database - Search and browse 4,000 LEGO products. Parts inventories, set listings, Brickwise - an online LEGO shopping guide. Long standing forum.
LDraw is an open standard for LEGO CAD programs that allow the user to create virtual LEGO models and scenes. You can use it to document models you have physically built, create building instructions just like LEGO, render 3D photo realistic images of your virtual models and even make animations.

The Cambridge Meccano Differential Analyser
A Differential Analyzer made primarily of Meccano (Erector Set) parts. The original Meccano project was built in 1934 at Manchester University during the height of mechanical, analog computing. The Meccano Differential Analyzer was accurate enough for the solution of many scientific problems, and much cheaper to build. The second Meccano Differential Analyzer was constructed at the Cambridge University Mathematical Laboratories in 1935. In 2003 a restoration of the Cambridge machine began.

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