Medley at BTA
British Toy Auctions featured both traditional and more modern toys in its recent sales: a real medley of collectables, in fact.
A collection of 16 Rock Lords, carded by Tonka, and dated 1986, included Solitare, Marbles and Narlizard. A few imperfections were noted, but nothing major. The lot sold for £600 plus premium.
The Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Footcruiser by Bandai was mint, with parts still attached to the sprues and in sealed clear bags. This odd lot was taken to £400.
Corgi’s James Bond Aston Martin DB5 was more familiar fare, this example in the rarer slimline box. The car was in near mint condition with only a few minor marks that appeared to be original factory finish issues. With all the documents present, as well as the spare figure, this iconic silver model drove off to realise £180. And so to Matchbox, where a near mint boxed Bedford Removals Van (No.17) in blue with silver trim raised £170.
The Blackstar/Galoob / Galaxy Rangers/Kenner/ Beetlejuice lot comprised a selection of 20 loose figures and vehicles in playworn to excellent condition. Don’t throw yours away just yet, for the selection raised £220. In turn, a lot comprising 13 Centurions by Kenner (with Max Ray and Doc Terror) was bid to £200. Meanwhile, a Thundercats (by LJN) loose Driller figure, deemed very rare, with the drill function still working, was contested to a staggering £420 plus premium.
Finally, for the ladies, there was a Princess of Power Crystal Castle from Mattel. In excellent condition, with parts bagged and the box present, it was knocked down for £180. ■