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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby Stubbs » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:40 pm

Leemcl wrote:Well, if they are binned /burried / washed at sea or anything like that it makes what he did even fucking worse.

Assuming they are in a box somewhere, The decent thing to do would be to cough up, Sell / give them away and then they go 1 by 1 on a charity auction.

That seems right / decent and I suspect would help him be less disliked.



I would agree but as many have said this would probably be worse for him as people would assume this was an admittance to the scandal in some way.

Some would be happy to have the remainder of what he has left but i feel this would just stoke the fire and he probably know's it.

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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby Darth Bobby » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:34 pm

Has anyone got a picture of him? I'd love to know what he looks like.

Stall 83 is great, I love staring into that cabinet.

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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby Mr-shifter » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:12 am

Darth Bobby wrote:Has anyone got a picture of him? I'd love to know what he looks like.

Stall 83 is great, I love staring into that cabinet.


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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby Snaketibe » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:01 pm

Mr-shifter wrote:
Darth Bobby wrote:Has anyone got a picture of him? I'd love to know what he looks like.

Stall 83 is great, I love staring into that cabinet.


Like a rat with legs.

Don't all rats have legs? :lol:

Not that that stops him being a rodent, of course :wink:

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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby pizzathehutt » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:46 pm

Darth Bobby wrote:Has anyone got a picture of him? I'd love to know what he looks like.

Stall 83 is great, I love staring into that cabinet.



I think I have a picture but not sure if I’m allowed to post?

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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby subzero » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:17 am

I have a pic...

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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby weasel » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:54 pm

pizzathehutt wrote:
Darth Bobby wrote:Has anyone got a picture of him? I'd love to know what he looks like.

Stall 83 is great, I love staring into that cabinet.



I think I have a picture but not sure if I’m allowed to post?

What do the mods think?


I've no objections, but it's probably Edd's call.
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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby TrooperWill » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:47 pm

i too would love to get hold of some of the unused cards, but there are so many variables.
obviously he knew that starting to sell blank cards would be suicide, however:

he could have been coming to the end of his supply anyway.

he could have sold them on privately, im assuming he knew most of the dealers of the time, and most would have seen enough profit to never say anything.

he could have panicked and destroyed them, burnt them, buried them, wrapped them round a brick and buried them at sea, really the options are limitlss.

i think its unlikely that they are still in a box in his spare room, or his attic, it was a big scandal, police were involved, it made the news and an episode of fake britain.if they were found at the time he would have been in court for fraud with possible prison time.

best guess is they are at the bottom of the sea somewhere off brighton.
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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby lejackal » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:08 pm

It does make you wonder what he would think to someone pumping out fakes of the robot toys and toy guns that he loves and has written about....

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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby pizzathehutt » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:20 pm

I agree Carl, when I first met him and asked him about all the loose figures he was selling he told me he had very little interest in Star Wars figures and moved on quickly to tell me how much he was really interested in Japanese tin toys. Straight away I was disappointed and alarm bells rang! At the time I had only just found out about the last 17 which was blowing my mind! And to be told by this man that had this incredible collection of figures and play sets that he had no interest was kind of like meeting your favourite actor and being told they had no interest in that film they were in that you liked. Dissapointment city!

By the looks of things this ‘hobbie’ of his is now funding his love of cage diving and taking photos of fish, plus a bit of yoga on the side, I bet he loves an organic vegan free coffee
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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby mr_palitoy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:45 pm

lejackal wrote:It does make you wonder what he would think to someone pumping out fakes of the robot toys and toy guns that he loves and has written about....


He sold/sells tin robot toys as well. I wouldnt touch them either, its not that difficult to make a cut and shut out of 2 knackered robots to make a good one. And the good one is worth well more than 2 knackered ones...

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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby Stubbs » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:34 pm

I always found it strange that he has sold 1000s of original accessories like the paploo staff, yellow Luke bespin sabers and stormtrooper blasters. He literally must have bought 100s of each but to still keep churning them out three decades after he bought the stuff I am not claiming there reproductions but the well has to run dry at some point.

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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:10 am

pizzathehutt wrote:I was in Brighton yesterday and popped into snoopers paradise to see how the dodge pot Toni was getting on.

Zero carded figures now, funny how his handy work is no longer on display since it all came out.

£60 for a A-wing pilot which I thought wasn’t the worst until I saw repro weapon written in faint pen

A few other loose figures but nothing special please see pics

The other stall 83 I think is fantastic though!

So much cool stuff but it was busy so I didn’t get any pics


So you did not kick his ass for all this toni cards ? :lol:

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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby pizzathehutt » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:53 am

Pomse2001 wrote:
pizzathehutt wrote:I was in Brighton yesterday and popped into snoopers paradise to see how the dodge pot Toni was getting on.

Zero carded figures now, funny how his handy work is no longer on display since it all came out.

£60 for a A-wing pilot which I thought wasn’t the worst until I saw repro weapon written in faint pen

A few other loose figures but nothing special please see pics

The other stall 83 I think is fantastic though!



So much cool stuff but it was busy so I didn’t get any pics


So you did not kick his ass for all this toni cards ? :lol:


He was not there otherwise I would’ve
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Re: Just popped in to see Toy Toni

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:12 pm

pizzathehutt wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
pizzathehutt wrote:I was in Brighton yesterday and popped into snoopers paradise to see how the dodge pot Toni was getting on.

Zero carded figures now, funny how his handy work is no longer on display since it all came out.

£60 for a A-wing pilot which I thought wasn’t the worst until I saw repro weapon written in faint pen

A few other loose figures but nothing special please see pics

The other stall 83 I think is fantastic though!



So much cool stuff but it was busy so I didn’t get any pics


So you did not kick his ass for all this toni cards ? :lol:


He was not there otherwise I would’ve



I guess he is hiding :lol:


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