alfies antiques in the 90s? was it TONI?

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alfies antiques in the 90s? was it TONI?

Post by pizzathehutt » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:48 am

Alfies antiques just off the edgware road in central london. It was one of the only places i knew growing up that sold vintage toys including a lot of vintage star wars, and i was always lead to believe this stool was toytoni's. As a few years ago i enquired at alfies and they told me the bloke had moved to brighton and opened at stool at snoopers.

Then tonigate thing happened which turned out to be a man at snoopers, but from what others have said toytoni does not match the desription of the man i visited in alfies?

i can still remember it as if it was yesterday going past on a sunday when it was closed, looking throught the window and seeing piles of boxed ships and playets and then on thw window ledge was about 60 loose mint figures and yak face being the only one in a display tube and thinking "urgh that aint star wars!" little did i know back then :)

anyway this bloke wasnt a bald short fat bloke with a beard unless he's aged badly perhaps?

so does anyone on hear remember visiting that stool at alfies? who was this collector? hopefully a few can shed some light on this.
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Post by Dantooine » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:33 am

I have no idea if this guy was Toni or not, but it used to go to Alfie's and trade stuff with him. I remember one time I had a bunch of loose figures, two of which were Hoth Stormtroopers. When he saw then he said "Oh no, I've got more of them than Darth Vader!" I thought it was pretty funny...

He did have a custom figure of himself on a SW card.

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Post by pizzathehutt » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:38 am

can you remember what he looked like?

i always remember that bloke having brown longish hair, quite tall.
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Post by Dantooine » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:43 am

Yeah, that's the guy. He had a kind of 70's haircut, longish with a fringe. Seemed like a bit of a geezer. I didn't know he had stuff in Brighton, next time I'm down there I'll say hello.

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Post by pizzathehutt » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:36 pm

Dantooine wrote:Yeah, that's the guy. He had a kind of 70's haircut, longish with a fringe. Seemed like a bit of a geezer. I didn't know he had stuff in Brighton, next time I'm down there I'll say hello.
well apparantly that aint him, unless he's morphed into a small bald fat man with a beard?
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Post by Hothrebel » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:08 pm

Toni is about 5"10 ,slim ,bald .at least he was a couple of years ago.
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Post by pizzathehutt » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:20 pm

a man of many disguises it seems lol! probably needs them all after what he's done?

tall, short, fat, slim, bald, long brown hair, big grey beard, leather jacket, brown cords....
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Post by SOJ » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:20 pm

Watch out, Toni's about
Watch out, Toni's about
You'd better watch out. cause Toni's abouuut
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Post by JuniorChubb » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:12 am

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Post by Captainsolo1978 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:16 pm

I thought someone said Toytoni looks like Richard O'Brien of Rocky Horror and the Crystal Maze fame.

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Post by x-pack » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:01 pm

SOJ wrote:Watch out, Toni's about
Watch out, Toni's about
You'd better watch out. cause Toni's abouuut

:lol: :lol: fuck me! Nearly pissed myself just then :lol:

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Post by Captainsolo1978 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:15 am

He uses iron on tattoos

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