MILLER’S COLLECTING: SCI-FI AND FANTASY
PHIL ELLIS Book Number: 77339 Product format: Hardback
Sci-Fi collectables are a way of immortalising your childhood and reliving those golden days when the Daleks might exterminate you at any moment and Thunderbirds were always Go. For collectors, they are also a source of memorabilia whose value will rapidly appreciate. The first Dalek Annual of 1964 carries superb artwork by Richard Jennings and is much sought-after, while a die-cast model of Thunderbird 2 by Dinky and Matchbox is also a good investment, with no. 101 made in the correct green colour fetching larger sums than the blue no. 106. Dolls, action figures and robots include Wonder Woman and Action Man, a highly desirable battery-operated Robby from the 50s series Forbidden Planet, the “must-have” Transformers of the 80s and a scary wind-up Robocop. Popular figures from cult TV are a die-cast Klingon from Star Trek and an elegantly dressed Tom Baker as Dr. Who, the latter aimed at the Italian market. Classic Manga books include Star Wars and Pokémon, while the so-called Gold and Silver ages of comic production feature Batman’s debut in 1939, a year after Superman whose exploits were so exciting that comics from the 50s show him in 3D, with special glasses enclosed. More recent comics with collectable status include Judge Dredd, X-Files, Jurassic Park and Tomb Raider. 128pp, bibliography, resources, dealers and publications, 275 colour photos, price estimate for each item.
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50