Toys of Yesterday and Today

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After dealing with a major illness for the past couple of years and what with summer coming on, seems my energy level is going down as the temperature is going up which translates into fewer and fewer posts. Therefore, I would like to take the opportunity to ask for your input.

If you have a question or something you’d like to share with my readers, please send it to me at my texastoyman@texastoyman.com email.

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Posted 1 year, 8 months ago at 8:02 pm.

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Porsche 959







The Porsche 959 manufactured in Macau is an excellent model for the enthusiastic collector.

The MC name was used by the current Maisto International toy brand which is part of the May Cheong Group.  They become known for producing die cast vehicles in the 1980’s as part of a group producing motorcycles (May Tat Toy);  small vehicles like the Porsche pictured (MC Toy);  and the name we recognize today . . . Maisto. [1]

The Porsche pictured is considered  in excellent condition even though in ‘used’ condition. The model is a two-door, the body is die cast and the base is plastic.

Summed up the notable features are:

  • 1:36 scale (4 1/2 inches long)
  • Die cast body
  • Rubber wheels with straight axels
  • Clear plastic windows
  • Tan interior
  • Clear plastic headlights
  • Small black steering wheel
  • Yellow rear lights
  • Logo on hood and rear spoiler
  • Louvered rear trunk
  • 959 on license plates.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maisto





Posted 2 years ago at 9:04 pm.

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Jeff Gordon – NASCAR

The past 30 days or so have seen two (2) notable events in sports – the retiring of Bret Farv’s No. 4 and the retiring of Jeff Gordon from NASCAR.

Can’t say that I’ve seen many items relating to No. 4 – but there are a lot of collectible items out there for Jeff Gordon.

When looking to collect items relating to a sports figure, movie, comic character, etc. – always look for the ones that are endorsed by the originator or the holder of the trademark.  Knock-offs will have little or no value to a collector.  And buy those items in original packaging or with the box whenever possible.

Some of the more interesting Jeff Gordon items available are below.  Follow the links to see larger pictures and purchase.





Posted 2 years, 2 months ago at 9:23 pm.

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