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Andy Yanchus collection of plastic models, toys and more for Bruneau & Co auction sale

Part 1 of the Andy Yanchus collection of plastic models, diecast toys, American models and vintage toys from the 1960s through the 1990s, will come up for bid on Saturday, September 17th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, starting promptly at 10 am Eastern time, online and live in the Bruneau & Co. gallery located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston.

Andy Yanchus is a highly regarded hobbyist and professional within the comic, model and toy world. His plastic model collection is one of the most comprehensive ever to come to market and features an impressive and diverse selection of Japanese science fiction model kits by Bandai, Imai, Tamiya, Midori, Aoshima and Bullmark. Diecast toys are by Popy, Takara and Nomura.

Throughout all the categories in the sale, there is an overlying theme of Gerry Anderson-related models and toys. Andy was an absolute diehard fan of Mr. Anderson and compiled one of the greatest archives of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, UFO and Joe Mac merchandise ever seen. These, like all the items in the collection and in the auction, are in pristine, unused condition.

It was Mr. Yanchus’s habit to only open each piece once, to document and inspect the design, before sealing it away again in storage. Almost everything was purchased new and much of it was documented with a collection stamp and the date it was acquired. This is an opportunity for plastic model, American model and diecast and vintage toy enthusiasts to add to their collections.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by,, and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay.

Previews will be held in the Bruneau & Co. gallery on Thursday, September 15th, and Friday, September 16th, from 9 am to 4 pm Eastern time. Doors will open on auction day at 8 am. For more information, you may call 401-533-9980, or send an email to [email protected].

Part 2 of the Andy Yanchus collection, featuring his comic collection and color guides, will be held on New Year’s Day 2023. Watch the website for further details:

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and Part 1 of the Andy Yanchus collection slated for Saturday, September 17th, visit

A pair of 1968 Japanese Tamiya Super Space Apollo 1 Jupiter 2 models. Both are in exceptional condition for models from 1968. The lot should bring $300-$500.