My Visit To Mr. Puppet’s Toy Collection

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I had the great pleasure of being invited by Bob Abdou aka Mr. Puppet to go to his home and see his extensive toy collection. This for me has been the highlight of coming to the Vent Haven ConVENTion this year.

I can honestly say that Bob is the consummate collector and like me has taken the time to display his collection so that all the items are placed with great care to give each item visibility. They are all in grouping such as, Soupy Sales, Batman, Flintstones, Howdy Doody, Superman ect ect ect.

The collection is based on character from the 1950’s through the 1980’s and if I am not mistaken Bob said the collection has over 4000 items.

His ventriloquist figure collection is also rather large and it even has some figures that remembered me. LOL

Bob Thanks for showing me your fantastic collection.



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6 Responses to My Visit To Mr. Puppet’s Toy Collection

  1. bob abdou says:

    dust is furniture protection!!

    glad you were able to visit, what a treat for me and June!

  2. bob isaacson says:

    Wow…..when does the sale start ? need to get toys for the grandchildren !. Amazing collection…congrats to Bob

  3. Phil McConkey says:

    Wow is right!…..Bob Abdou has quite the collection…..first time I’ve seen a collection that even extends into a washroom……now that’s a serious collector!

  4. Tom conner says:

    Bob….very impressive collection how long have you been at it ?

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