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End Of An Era - Toy Toni's Snoopers Paradise Cabinet

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:07 pm
by edd_jedi
Love him or loathe him, Toy Toni has been a fixture of vintage Star Wars collecting since the very beginning, including his cabinet at Snoopers Paradise in Brighton, which has been there for many years. Today while visiting the town centre for the first time since the second lockdown ended, I noticed that his familiar cabinet had some fetching glassware in it rather than the usual selection of Star Wars toys:
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I thought he might have just moved to another cabinet, but I asked at the front counter and they confirmed he no longer sells there. Luckily Tim's excellent section is still going strong, and to be honest it's been better than Toni's for years now, but despite all of Toni's actions it still makes me a little sad that this cabinet, which I have bought dozens of things from over the last 20 odd years, is no more. He still seems to be selling on eBay though, so is maybe not retiring from selling vintage just yet!

Re: End Of An Era - Toy Toni's Snoopers Paradise Cabinet

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:12 pm
by StarWarsFan
edd_jedi wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:07 pm
Love him or loathe him, Toy Toni has been a fixture of vintage Star Wars collecting since the very beginning, including his cabinet at Snoopers Paradise in Brighton, which has been there for many years. Today while visiting the town centre for the first time since the second lockdown ended, I noticed that his familiar cabinet had some fetching glassware in it rather than the usual selection of Star Wars toys:

IMG_1093.jpeg

I thought he might have just moved to another cabinet, but I asked at the front counter and they confirmed he no longer sells there. Luckily Tim's excellent section is still going strong, and to be honest it's been better than Toni's for years now, but despite all of Toni's actions it still makes me a little sad that this cabinet, which I have bought dozens of things from over the last 20 odd years, is no more. He still seems to be selling on eBay though, so is maybe not retiring from selling vintage just yet!
Thanks for sharing Edd

Re: End Of An Era - Toy Toni's Snoopers Paradise Cabinet

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:29 pm
by MarkG
Not walked into town for a fair few months now.. always popped in Snoopers on my way through.

Tis sad that after all these years, he no longer sells there, but also agree that Tim's stall does indeed make a worthy look... (shame he got robbed a while back)

Re: End Of An Era - Toy Toni's Snoopers Paradise Cabinet

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:57 pm
by Mini99
edd_jedi wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:07 pm
Love him or loathe him, Toy Toni has been a fixture of vintage Star Wars collecting since the very beginning, including his cabinet at Snoopers Paradise in Brighton, which has been there for many years. Today while visiting the town centre for the first time since the second lockdown ended, I noticed that his familiar cabinet had some fetching glassware in it rather than the usual selection of Star Wars toys:

IMG_1093.jpeg

I thought he might have just moved to another cabinet, but I asked at the front counter and they confirmed he no longer sells there. Luckily Tim's excellent section is still going strong, and to be honest it's been better than Toni's for years now, but despite all of Toni's actions it still makes me a little sad that this cabinet, which I have bought dozens of things from over the last 20 odd years, is no more. He still seems to be selling on eBay though, so is maybe not retiring from selling vintage just yet!
He’s got very little on eBay nowadays...stock running out 🤔 unlikely...

Re: End Of An Era - Toy Toni's Snoopers Paradise Cabinet

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:13 pm
by Darth Bobby
Wow man, I haven't been to Brighton this year. That actually makes me really sad. Fortunately I never bought anything from him and I feel for the people who did but I did used to like looking at the infamous cabinet. A piece of history gone, crazy to think what his actual creations are going for on Facebook. Times change I guess.

Re: End Of An Era - Toy Toni's Snoopers Paradise Cabinet

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:35 pm
by Grant_C
Any pictures of Tims stall mate?

Re: End Of An Era - Toy Toni's Snoopers Paradise Cabinet

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:06 pm
by theforceuk
I wanted to ask the same, love to see some pictures.

Re: End Of An Era - Toy Toni's Snoopers Paradise Cabinet

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:16 am
by Darth Bobby
His stall is on Facebook’Stall 83 Snoopers Paradise’ I got these pictures from there.it’s like a museum cabinet.

Re: End Of An Era - Toy Toni's Snoopers Paradise Cabinet

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:47 am
by theforceuk
Very nice, just like the 90’s, apart from the graded stuff. Thanks for posting.

Re: End Of An Era - Toy Toni's Snoopers Paradise Cabinet

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:09 am
by subzero
Hope he's living in an underpass feeding off leftover seaside tourists chips.

Good riddance!

Re: End Of An Era - Toy Toni's Snoopers Paradise Cabinet

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:05 pm
by tobedesu
I'm intrigued by that cabinet full of camera gear, the Pentax item in particular.

What happened to that Palitoy Hammerhead?
One of his attempts gone wrong?