You may be wondering: who the heck is Ken?!
Well, don’t worry because we are happy to tell you exactly who the heck Ken is!
Vice President of Advertising and a founding partner of Proxibid, Ken Maxwell has been directly involved in the creation of products and services for the auction industry for more than 14 years.
Ken currently leads the company’s advertising division, providing creative services, advertising and marketing for thousands of auction companies.
Oh, and he loves bidding on funky, interesting auctions on Proxibid!
This week’s theme, collectible toys, might just hit you right in the childhood.
Star Wars AT-AT
You see very few AT-ATs that are new and still in the box. This was one of the most prized of the Star Wars toys when “Empire Strikes Back” came out in 1980.
I wanted this AT-AT when I was a kid, but my mom would never buy it for me. She may have been weary to get it for me since I used to strap bottle rockets to my Star Wars action figures and shoot them toward my neighbor’s house. Today, those action figures (minus the bottle rocket rides) would have been worth hundreds of dollars.
Caterpillar 6090 Mining Shovel by OHS
There was a very limited run of the 1:50 scale Caterpillar mining shovel. This is an amazing work of art when it comes to die cast models. According to the auction company, approximately 10 years ago, an English Company (OHS Models) manufactured an O&K RH400 Mining Shovel scale model. The model was produced in very limited quantities, there were perhaps 100 pieces made. The models sold then for $1,095 each. This one-of-a-kind model is an OHS RH400 Scale model custom painted in the current Caterpillar Colors.
Rare Early Fisher Price Construction Vehicle #301
This was one of my favorite toys up until age 4, which would have been in 1976. Without a doubt, this is one of the best sandbox toys, and has become a highly collectible item. This is the Fisher Price #301 Shovel Loader made from 1975-1978.