Toys & Games


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The legendary Rocket Firing Boba Fett has long been considered the Holy Grail of Star Wars toy geekdom. A small number of production samples were made and escaped into the wild before the Imperial Federal Government decided that parents weren’t smart enough to make decisions and decreed said Read more

Toys at auction

To whet your appetite here’s our top five favourite lots to go under the hammer at Aston’s to date!
1904 Bing Open Tourer

This very rare antique toy was found local to Aston’s in a loft in Dudley! Several ‘telephone bidders’ battled it out, whilst bidders in the room simply gasped in amazement as Read more

First Edition Barbie

Barbie doll is one of the most popular dolls in the world. The first Barbie doll introduced by Mattel, Inc. in 1959. These dolls are produced in Japan, their clothes are handmade and stitched with great detail. This very popular doll for girls, some of these dolls are very Read more

QuickFacts :: Introduction to dolls and bears

Loved by girls and boys the world over, dolls and teddy bears are no longer seen as merely children’s toys – now, more and more of us are beginning to collect them too.
Dolls have been played with and treasured by children both rich and poor from the earliest times Read more

QuickFacts :: Introduction to Toys

If you’re thinking of beginning a collection of toys, there’s a huge variety to choose from. Many collectors specialise in a particular area – such as clockwork toys, robots or cars – or in a particular maker, but others just collect those toys they really love.
You need to be Read more

Worlds Most Expensive Teddy Bears

How much was that teddy bear at the auction?
Here is a list of some of the most expensive bears in the world, ALL are Steiff bears. These bears appealed to the bidders for various reasons but it is interesting to note that the current title holder of most valuable Read more

Russian Princess Xenia Stieff Bear

In 1908 George Mikhailovich, Grand Duke of Russia purchased a bright red 33cm Steiff bear. He gave the colourful little bear to his daughter, Princess Xenia. She called him Alfonzo. Her nanny, Miss Ball, made him a bright cotton Cossack tunic and trousers.
The Princess and Alfonzo were inseparable. Their Read more

History of Monopoly

The earliest ever version of the board game Monopoly has sold for a whopping £90,000.
The set was one of 5,000 made in 1933 by Charles Darrow, the purported inventor of Monopoly, and is the only one to have survived to this day.
The dog-eared set is made out of a Read more