What's it all about?
Toy Tinker Tim is about restoration and reviews of highly collectible vintage toys from the 70's - 90's.
Whether you're bringing new life back to an old childhood toy, or starting a new hobby collecting vintage toys, or even investing by building a solid collection of vintage toys then you've found the right place.
My Approach To Toy Repairs
It shouldn’t distract from the original visual appearance (draw your eye to the repair at first glance)
The repair shouldn’t drastically alter the original build of the toy (cutting off bits and pieces of a toy for a 'quick' repair).
Why collect vintage toys?
It's a international community, that connects people of all walks of life with a common element that often hold deep emotional bonds.
Benefits of Repair and Restoration of Vintage Toys
Taking vintage toys that would be discarded because they are worn or broken, and making them functional again, and adding value.
Creating an affordable alternative for collectors to purchase less than perfect or ideal items, and making them displayable pieces in their collections.
Follows the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” process of keeping toys out of landfills and putting them into the hands of collector’s present and future who will display and trade their hobby.
Restoring vintage toys allows collectors to own a cherished item at an affordable price, and then bring it up to a finer appearance and possible value.