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Jason Halstead

I'm the new guy here and a self described toy freak! As a Generation X who still actively buys, sells, and trades 70’s and 80’s action figures, I'll have some fun stories to tell and some insight on the state of each individual market currently.

Action Figure Expo February 2015

As the old saying goes, ‘sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.’ Normally, mainly due to table prices, the Action Figure in Mississauga ends up being a better show financially than a lot of the others.  Colin Douglas has been able…

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January 2015 Burlington Toy Show

Welcome to my first  January 2015 toy collectible report wherein each show I do, I’ll give you a little run down of how my show went and even include actual sales.  Please understand any sand-boxing is just my opinion, based…

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Where Have All The Buyers Gone?

O.K, let’s all sing together (sung to “Where have all the Flowers Gone?”): “Where have all the buyers gone, long tiiiiime passing, where have all the buyers gone, from long time ago???” O.K, I admit it, I collect those cheesy…

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1st Gen Transformers

If, for some reason, you started buying up G1 Transformers in say 2003, stopped and tried to sell them today, you’d have to ask yourself, “What in the heck has happened to the G1 market?”
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eBay and early Joes

September 16thth, 2001: 5 days after the terrorist attacks in New York City, was the day I got on a plane and moved from my hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario, to Toronto, Ontario!  I began a training program because of…

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CGC “Standards”

What is up with the new grading standards of CGC?  I mean why is it I used to be able to go though my long boxes and know, without a lot of guess work, that this book will not come…

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Hooked on Joe

My name is Jason Halstead, I’m the new guy here and a self described toy freak!  As a 38 year old who still actively buys, sells, and trades 70’s and 80’s action figures, I think I’ll have some fun stories…

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