Yesterday, I went to the Greenberg Toy & Train Show in Chantilly, Virginia and saw plenty of trains and even a few toys. Here are the toys that found their way home with me…
I instantly fell in love with that Lone Ranger Squirt gun. I have a Batman and a Superman from the same series by Durham, but this one is still in its original packaging, albeit packaging that has been opened and re-taped, but it’s still pretty sweet! The large Batman pinback is from 1966, like most vintage Batman items, and is one of the few buttons I don’t already own. The Godzilla and King Kong are Imperial toys from the mid 1980s.
Kong seems pretty happy in his new home:
Hey, isn’t that Han Solo!?!
What can I say about this Indiana Jones figure? I don’t get it. This figure has a nice leather jacket, and tailored pants, but that hat! What was going on at the Kenner sweatshops when they made these things? This figure (no, it’s not a doll, I don’t buy dolls) was one of those purchases where I immediately asked myself, “Why did I buy this?” He doesn’t even have his shirt. I guess I just needed to have that hat.
You have picked up some nice pieces there, I would be interested to know what kind of prices you paid for the stuff you bought. I understand though if you don’t want that info out in the public domain. I particularly like the Batman badge.
Hi Matt- I don’t have a problem telling you what I paid (I just hope my wife isn’t reading this!). I got the Batman pinback and Lone Ranger squirt gun for $35. The King Kong and Godzilla were $15, and the Indiana Jones was $20. I rarely pay the original asking price, so I think I got some pretty good deals.
I am reading this. 😉
Uh oh, busted.
christopher tupa says
Nice stuff! My dad used to be into model trains. We used to have a large display in the basement! I think I have that same godzilla! Fun toys!
Hey Chris! I fell victim to the model train hobby a few years ago until it soaked up all my time and funds. Now, I have boxes of model trees and buildings in the basement, waiting for that distant day when I retire.
I love all of these finds, especially the vintage batman button. Great haul! Laughing about wife reading! Bwahaha.
Yup, that Lone Ranger squirt is superb. That Jones doll is pretty–I mean–that Jones figure is pretty nifty, too.