Welcome to Herald Toys And Models
Welcome to Herald Toys and Models, the newly updated website of well-known toy figure collector/dealer and author, Barney Brown. Barney is dedicated to sourcing and supplying to the discerning plastics collector with top quality vintage collectable figures and models, in the best possible condition (many items being offered for sale with the original packaging).
Barney has well over 40 years experience collecting toys and models, starting with diecast models (co-founding the UK Hot Wheels Collectors Club) - then metal hollow-cast civilian models by Britains, Johillco, Crescent, Cherilea and other British makers. Today Barney specialises in plastic toy soldiers and civilian models by all the British makers, including Herald, Timpo, Hilco, Lone Star, Taylor & Barrett, Airfix, Kentoys, Speedwell, UNA, VP, Trojan and others.
The author of four successful collectors guides, the last of which was a collaboration with plastic figure sculptor and fellow author, Peter Cole - is a collector's guide to "Herald Miniatures Civilian Models" covering the 'golden years' 1953 to 1961. With a foreword by James Opie, the book had a small print run of only 250 copies and, although reprinted, is now sadly out of print.
We are always looking for good quality toys and models to offer to our many friends and customers around the World. Herald Toys and Models are currently looking to acquire most types of toys and models from the 1950s, 60s and 70s including Plastic Figures, Farm toys and model tractors.
If you have any toys or models for sale, or simply wish to receive an appraisal of your childhood toys, Barney will be pleased to receive your photos by email (please click on the contact us page above for details). If you wish, Barney will be happy to visit you by arrangement.