Here’s a look at some great items that sold on eBay recently.
This is one of those toys that is all about the box. It’s Remco, so it has great box art for a toy that’s so-so. This was made in 1970 and was part of a set. You could also get Jimmy, Pufnstuf, Cling, Clang, Dr. Blinky, Orson, Seymour and Witchiepoo. The puppets themselves are pretty basic, vinyl hand shaped bodies with rubber heads. The seller was asking $525 for Jimmy and that’s a little high. There was a time when a Remco toy like this in box would hit that price but it’s a tough market. I’d say closer to $300.
This vintage lighter had the old style Lucy stick-figure on one side and Gary Moore on the other. I would imagine this was a promotional giveaway or a crew gift. The one on ebay has some damage but still it’s a great looking piece. It sold for $350.
This is a rare item that sold for $112 even though it wasn’t in mint condition. These ‘magic wand’ paper dolls were made so that the clothes stick to the doll cut-out with a light adhesive (the “wand”) Many paper dolls were made this way in the era, it just so happened that these really suited the “magic wand” name. The box art is especially intriguing as it looks nothing like the Tabatha we all know now. Even the Bewitched logo is quite small. A great find because toys like these didn’t last long once they were played with.
There was a time when I would have rushed to buy this one since Starsky & Hutch is my new (old) obsession, but man, I’m trying to cut down. It’s a metal wind-up shooting gallery with dart gun. Nice graphics on the toy and you’ve got to appreciate the bravado of putting an airplane and a helicopter as targets. Starsky & Hutch were good, but I don’t think they were good enough to take out a plane with a hand gun.
Did you spot a great TV collectible on eBay this week? Tell us about it.