- Suspending Toy Repair Services
A belated update to our toy repair services.
Antique Toy World offers repair services through our RecoverToy business.
The volume of orders have overwhelmed our toy repair specialists. We are struggling to complete the existing orders and are suspending toy repair services until further notice.
Stock listings will continue to be updated on this website and at our market stores. Check our site details for Camberwell, Scoresby, and Yarra Glen locations.
Due to additional pressure with some family issues we have had to suspend all new toy repair tasks. We will update the website at a later date, although at this time we do not expect that to be any earlier than June 2022 and probably longer. Please monitor our website for updates.
We do not have any experience with anyone else offering a commercial repair service and cannot recommend another toy repairer for you. There are lots of high quality non-professionals who do their own models for the love of the toys. We are not aware of any that offer a commercial repair service. We suggest you use a locality search for a service close to you or enquire at local hobby shops.
Thankyou for your interest in Antique Toy World and RecoverToy. We will complete your existing toy repair order as time permits and we thank you for your patience.
- Store Location Changes
A quick update with some store location changes for Antique Toy World.
The impact of COVID has meant that we have closed our store at the Mill Markets Ballarat.
Keeping our locations closer to home we have opened a new stall at 2.0 Vintage Market at Caribbean Gardens in Scoresby.
You can check our addresses on our Antique Toy World Locations page.
- Neo 1:43 Scale Models Stock
Our Neo 1:43 Scale Models Stock is featured this week with around 120 models available.
We have reduced the listed prices to AU$90.00 as a special offer.
Highly detailed resin cast models, much of our stock was issued a few years ago.
Most of these models are no longer available from Neo and are retired styles.
Review the range at our Neo Scale Models pages, but be quick!
Models include car makers Mercury, Lincoln, Maserati, Ferrari, Ford, Plymouth, Chrysler, and many other famous makes.
- Retail Store Closures with COVID Lockdowns
Here we are again! Statewide lockdown to try and restrict the spread of COVID while the population moves towards a level of vaccination rates that will allow us to re-open.
From 6th August 2021 all 3 Antique Toy World locations are closed for the duration of the Victorian lockdown. No opening date is known as yet.
Our website and ebay sales are available and we are able to provide mail order shipments 5 days a week.
- Store Updates
The current Melbourne lockdown for COVID, lockdown #4, was meant to last a week, so we did not provide an update on the website. But…. that lockdown has now extended for another week, so this update will hopefully clarify the rules and our situation.
If attending any of our market stalls, you must wear a face mask, and you must ‘sign-in’ with the Services Victoria app using the appropriate QR code on your phone, or register if you do not have a phone.
Our Amazing Mill Markets stall at Ballarat is open. Face Masks must be worn. As we live in Melbourne we cannot currently attend that store but hopefully that will change later in June 2021. The friendly staff at the Mill will be able to assist you.
Our Camberwell Antique Centre stall is open. Face Masks must be worn. While we live in Melbourne, Camberwell is just on 25km from our home and the current restrictions impost a 25km limit on our travel, so we may not be able to travel to this store either, but hopefully that will be ok from next week. The friendly staff at Camberwell Antiques will be able to assist you. Say Hi to Doug, Tanya, Peter or Rosemarie.
Yarra Glen Antique Centre is able to open within COVID restrictions, but is currently cut-off from Melbourne due to the storm events this week. The Yarra River flooding cuts the main road from Lilydale / Coldstream into Yarra Glen, and the store is also without power. The centre is hopeful that they can re-open on Monday June 14th and the friendly staff will be available to assist you.
Our website is operating, except we have been handicapped by the same weather events and have been without mobile phone reception or internet since Wednesday 9th June 2021. Hopefully that will be resolved by Tuesday, as it has delayed us from even viewing new sales orders. Just to cap it off, Monday is a public holiday in Melbourne, meaning that the Post Office will be closed and our next mailing day will be Tuesday 15th June.
Thanks to all our customers for your patience and please stay safe in this COVID-infected environment.
Peta & Tony