“Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe” by Ann Cannon

Welcome back to toydust.com where we talk books, toys, and writing! And arrrrgggghhhhh, today be Talk Like A Pirate Day. In honor of the day, let's discuss PIRATE PETE AND PIRATE JOE, an early-reader series written by Ann Cannon and illustrated by Elwood H. Smith. These books were released 2002 through 2006 by Penguin, under … Continue reading “Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe” by Ann Cannon

Star Wars Vintage Toy Guide by Mark Bellomo

Welcome back! Toydust here. Today's topic: This guide, published by Krause Publications in 2014, is packed with information and pictures. Some figures are shown with their vintage packaging, as is the case with the original Leia figure, but most, sadly are not. Still, this is a fantastic guide that shows variations, all the accessories, and … Continue reading Star Wars Vintage Toy Guide by Mark Bellomo

King Smurf

Hello, my toy-dusty friends! Today's topic is the classic story of King Smurf. King Smurf commands our attention because it's the highest selling book of all time. (If you don't count books that sold more than King Smurf.) Papa Smurf leaves the village for a lengthy amount of time to find an ingredient for a … Continue reading King Smurf