Episode #10 – Mark and Adam’s Best Purchases of 2018

This episode is Part 1 of the “Year in Review” where we talk about the great things that have happened this year. In this one we both cover our favorite additions to our respective collections throughout 2018. Everything from Battletoads, Earthworm Jim, Crystar, The Mask, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and much more! It was a significant year for both of our collections with some marquee additions!

Check out some of the photos below for the items we discuss in the podcast!


Mark Vanis

Mark Vanis

Founder of The Toy Archives and lover of all things toys. Collector of many things, but primarily pre-production items from a variety of toy lines, Vintage Star Wars, and Batman stuff.


  • Kaboom Pow says:

    Hi, Great episode. You mentioned that you have a full run of Biker mice. Do you have Whip kick throttle + soccer ball and modo`s street bike gift set? Im a BMFM -collector my self +12 years and still missing the git set :). Could you share some pictures of your collection BMFM. I have my self a unproduced set of bendy figures (Greasepit, dr. Karbunkle, limburger…)

    • Mark Vanis says:

      Heya- thank you for listening! I probably should have clarified that to be the full run of the first wave – mostly in prototype form. I didn’t collect too far beyond the early figures, but I do know the pieces you mentioned are rather tough to find! I believe I’ve seen shots of the unproduced Bendy figures- very cool pieces to have! I’ll see what I can do on getting some pictures up- need to reorganize the displays a bit first 😉

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