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The Toy Scavenger brings you the best Vintage Action Figures from the 80s & 90s. We buy your old toys. From Aliens to Zoids you name we love it!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Toy News: Mattel To Release WWE Action Figures in styles of the 90s WWF Hasbros

A exciting toy-related announcements coming out of SDCC this year was that Mattel have revealed that it is to release a new line of WWE WWF Vintage Hasbro Styled Action Figures. These figures are to include the New modern Generation of Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, and John Cena, and a Old Vintage Generation of The Undertaker and The Ultimate Warrior.
From the images released they really do look great and they look like they will tie in perfectly to everyone's Hasbro Collection. So far there is no official packaging but here at The Toy Scavenger we are hoping it's a throw back to the original Vintage Action Figures. If it is, Then they should just take our money now!
 
If these are successful it would be great for them to revisit many of the stars that missed out on a figure the first time round, Sparky Plug anyone??
 
An Attitude era Pack could do very well especially as the rights to these superstars are mainly still with the WWE. Fingers crossed!

Imagine The Rock, Stone Cold, Triple H, Kane, Mankind, Ken Shamrock, the list goes on.
Take a look at the current images available.
Let us know what you guys think of this line in the comments? Do you like it? Is it a good idea?  Will you buy it?
WWE Mattel Vintage Hasbro Style Wrestlers
 
For the Original Vintage WWF Hasbro Range visit www.thetoyscavenger.com 

Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Toy Scavenger - Halloween Competition Win a Marvel Legends Monsters Box Set Boxed

WIN A MARVEL LEGENDS MONSTERS BOX SET MISB





This months competition is for an original Marvel Legends Monsters Box Set Mint in Sealed Box! These are becoming very collectable and very hard to find, the box set includes a zombie Figure,Werewolf of the night figure, Frankenstein, and a Dracula Figure! These are super scary and its an amazing prize for this Halloween! Not only do you get a rare box set of 4 figures you also receive a special poster book included inside! We are running the comp on various social networks so for a chance to enter please use the links below.

https://www.facebook.com/toyscavenger/

Terms and conditions apply.

1. There is no cash alternative offered.
2. The competition is open to residents of the UK only. The winner will need to provide a full UK postal address. No exceptions.
3. The competition will close at the end of the day on 31st October 2016 on twitter, Facebook and on Instagram.
4. To enter, please follow instructions on the each of the Social network platforms. On Twitter you will need to Re-tweet and Follow our Account @ToyScavenger, if you unfollow your entry becomes invalid, On Facebook you need to Like our page, Share and Comment the dedicated post. On Instagram you will need to repost the image using the hash-tag, and tag 2 people (not @toyscavenger, one entry per account)
5. Once you have been selected we will try to contact you to inform you of the great news! If you do not reply within 3 days we will pass the prize on the the next selected winner.
6. Once the item is posted it is beyond our control. We are not responsible for postal lost or time delay.
7. The Toy Scavengers decision is final in all matters relating to this competition.
8. We will select a social network platform first, then a winner from the one selected.

Good Luck!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

WWF Hasbro For Sale now in Stock - Vintage Toys

Now back in stock once again is the hugely popular WWF Wrestling Figures Sealed by Hasbro. From Akeem to The Ultimate Warrior The Toy Scavenger is your one stop place for Vintage WWF Hasbro Figures Sealed on Card. But be Quick! they sell our fast!
First released in 1990 by Hasbro WWF Wrestling Figures went from strength to strength before they were cancelled just before the next Orange series was due to be released which would of features the likes of Diesel.
The variety of figures in different colourful attires and different on cards have become very collectable over the years. some even have become so rare as soon as they go up for sale collectors will battle to get their hands on that figure that one they need in their collection.
 
The Stock for these is ever changing so remember to check back regularly for updates, you may just find the gem you have always wanted clean on a original sealed card!

Take a look at some of our current and recent figures that we have had In stock WWF Hasbros For Sale
 
There is always more added to our site every week, so be sure to check back!

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Check out this Amazing Vintage Action Figure Stop-Motion Music Video by The Noise FM - Next To You

Who doesn't love a good stop motion music video featuring our favourite toys from the 80s and 90s? Well we definitely do, Check this out!
Chicago indie rock band The Noise FM have enlisted The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Ghostbusters, various X-men and more iconic action figures for an amazing stop motion music video set to the band's cover of The Police classic "Next To You

The video was created by the band specifically for two 'Noise for Toys' benefit concerts that they hosted over the holidays. All proceeds and toy donations collected at these shows went directly to Chicago and Kansas City Toys For Tots, an organization that provides families in need with gifts during the holiday season. Even Louis Tomlinson of One Direction was spotted checking out noise For Toys at Lincoln Hall in Chicago.


In the Video our favourite gutsy gal April O'Neil is kidnapped and its up to the band to save the day. So they call on the help of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Ghostbusters and The Xmen to help save the day.

To make the video the guys used their own childhood toys from Kansas where they are originally from, by shipping them out to them in Chicago, Then it took from February to December to plan, shoot, and edit the video and here is the end result!



If you you would like to find out more about the band you can check them out on their website thenoisefm.net and facebook.com/thenoisefm


Thursday, 17 December 2015

The Toy Scavenger Monthly Interview: Star Wars Collection Special

With the new Star Wars The force Awakens film released today its only right that we feature a great star wars collection. Today we talk to Anthony who has been collecting Star Wars Figure's and memorabilia since he was a child, and he's created some quite special.

Hi Anthony, could you give a little bit of information about yourself?
I live in Manchester, I'm 38 and my name is Anthony Merna
and are you a collector or a dealer? or a bit of both?
I am just a collector.

When we was little we all had a favourite toy or action figure, mine was a M.A.S.K toy, what was yours?
My favourite action figure as a kid was Yoda,
do you still own that one?
I had to buy him again as I lost his coat and accessories!


So you have amassed a large amount of Star Wars toys and memorabilia, but when did you actually start your collection?
Its been since a kid really, it started with a box of Star Wars originals, I kept what I could and what hadn't been played with and I bought the missing 70's items on eBay so I could have all the original Star Wars figures and it went from there.

What do you like about collecting?
I honestly believe I like collecting them as it reminds me of being a kid, safe, not having to worry about anything....also the Star Wars figures are so cool!
Iv always liked the hit of nostalgia you get, and of course they are so cool.
What made you decide to start collecting?
well it was in 1995 when they started remaking Star Wars films and I remember thinking I'll just get a few...little did I know ha.
That's always how it starts, its a bit of an addiction once you start collecting, there is always that one more that you need. Is there a certain collection that you are trying to achieve or do you just go for anything?
I buy anything which was featured in the films, I sold a lot of items because I used to buy everything e.g. Comics, expanded universe but the room was getting way to big and it had to be downsized.


So you must of had something that was hard to find then, what piece are you most proud of?
Anakin Skywalker Revenge of the Sith with red eyes.... I had my partner all over New York trying to get one on holiday

Do you collect Mint on Card, Loose, or a bit of both?
Well every figure I have since 1995 is carded, I have them all, my originals are in a glass case as to buy them carded now would be so expensive
They definitely are expensive! So what do you have that no amount of money could let you part with it?
My 2002 silver anniversary Darth Vader New York toy fair exclusive and all the original ewoks


What do you feel about custom made figures and the destruction of old figures to make them?
No custom made figures please, let's not ruin figures ha

Do you look at other people’s collections and try to better them or stick to your own style?
I have my own style and love it when I see other peoples collections but I do my thing.

The toys seem to be the main part of your collection but do you also collect anything else apart from action figures?
I have Star Wars books, lightsabres and obviously all the films. My two passions are Star Wars and Kylie Minogue, I have a massive Kylie collection as well ha


We can see from the images but could you describe how you display them your collection?
Every wall is full of carded figures in their own back bedroom 'Star Wars room' with shelves in front with ships, playsets, everything else on basically

Is there an item that made you think “YES! Iv got it!”
The turbo tank from Revenge of the Sith, I love it!!!
Awesome, and which item took the longest to find?
It is the 1995 Princess Leia, at the time it was so hard to get one, I paid a fortune!

Well Thanks Anthony for sharing your amazing collection and wish you good luck with any further collecting! May the force be with you!

Monday, 14 December 2015

Power Rangers: How Good Are Bandai's Megazord, Dragonzord, and Battle Mode

Can we take a minute to appreciate how good the Zords are from The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers from the 90s. This toy line has gone from strength to strength in recent years and is still very sort after. So here is a few images from items we have had in stock this past year.

The Toy Scavenger - Monthly Competition Win a WWF Hasbro Mr Perfect Wrestling Figure




This months competition is for an original Vintage WWF Hasbro Mr Perfect action figure Mint on Card, we are running the comp on various social networks, for a chance to enter please use the links below.


Terms and conditions apply.

1. There is no cash alternative offered.
2. The competition is open to residents of the UK only. The winner will need to provide a full UK postal address. No exceptions.
3. The competition will close on 31st December 2015 on twitter and on Instagram, or when Facebook hits 6500.
4. To enter, please follow instructions on the each of the Social network platforms. On Twitter you will need to Re tweet and Follow our Account @ToyScavenger, On Facebook you need to Like our page, the dedicated post, comment on that post and Share it. On Instagram you will need to repost the image using the hash-tag
5. Once you have been selected we will try to contact you to inform you of the great news! If you do not reply within 3 days we will pass the prize on the the next selected winner.
6. Once the item is posted it is beyond our control. We are not responsible for postal lost or time delay.
7. The Toy Scavengers decision is final in all matters relating to this competition.
8. If you cant wait to see if you won, then you can purchase one here
9. We will select a social network platform first, then a winner from the one selected.