Toys are among the world’s most popular collectible items. Among the most collected toys are
beanie babies, Barbie dolls, Pez dispensers, miniature cars, Transformers, pogs, and action
figures. Here’s a list of the Bay Area’s best toy collector clubs.
Avid doll collectors typically join the United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC), to keep
informed of sales, shows and gatherings all over the world. Visit ufdc.org for scheduled events,
workshops, and club locations.
Among the Bay Area’s local doll clubs are the 101 Doll & Study Club in Benicia. For more
information, call Stephanie Blythe at 415-455-8415.
Also visit the Alameda County Fashion Doll Club in Hayward. This group meets monthly.
Scheduled activities include luncheons, raffles, and theme parties. Call Carrie Freitas at 510-
Hot Wheels cars are the best selling toy cars on the market, with Matchbox cars not far behind.
A Hot Wheels collector club meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 5 pm to 7
pm. Meetings are held at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, located at 85 North Milpitas Boulevard in
Matchbox car enthusiasts can visit the Bay Area Matchbox Cars Association at bamca.org.
Nostalgia lovers will find many wonderful childhood treasures at the Antiques and
Collectibles Faire. The Faire is held on the first Sunday of each month from 6 AM to 3 PM, at
the Naval Air Station in the charming Island City of Alameda.