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IronMan Cast Iron Toys

Mr Arnie Prince founded Iron Man Toys around 1980 after evolving from auto restoration.  His business was always based in Lodi, California until a recent relocation. Arnie’s business started on a shoestring budget in the early1980’s, specializing in cast iron repair, and supplemented with custom cast creations.  He recalls that his first complete custom was…

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Cast Iron Sedan, Willy’s Knight, by Kenton Toys

We enjoyed a recent sale and started scratching our heads about an obscure car toy.  It was styled after a lesser known brand– Willy’s Knight and produced by Kenton.  We would like to track down one for our archive. Kenton Toys, based in Kenton, Ohio, produced some of the most detailed toys of the early…

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Champion Cast Iron Cars and Trucks

Champion Cast Iron Cars and Trucks We love the toys from Champion toys made of cast iron.  These are often easy to identify up until the late 1930’s.   Afterward the tale of identification gets murky. “Champion” is literally marked on the castings of the Mack   Stake and Dump Trucks.  The likewise with the…

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Early Airplane Aeroplay Toy found- Halsam Toys

We enjoy readers bringing us new-to-us historic items.  We know of early aviation toys, but did not know Halsam made an airplane set.  How wonderful! Pictures below are of a very early, circa 1916, toy build set from Halsam.  It appears everything is complete and details are shown below.  It has a “revolving propeller”, a…

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Florida Toy and Advertising Show Feb 11-12th, 2022

Join us at the Florida Toy and Advertising Show Feb 11th and 12th, 2022. When: Friday, February 11, 2022 Early Buyer 7 am – 10 am Friday, February 11, 2022 General Admission, 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, February 12, 2022 General Admission, 9 am – 3 pm   Where: Lake County Expo Center and…

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Auto Union aka Audi Race Car Tin Wanted JNF

We love all early prewar toys and this Auto Union toy by JNF of Germany is on our list.  It is a desirable tin windup by JNF.  We have a catalog page to inspect as well as a toy to review.   Let us know if you have one to sell.  Contact us at toy@antiquetoys.com…

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Speed Racer Mach 5 Electric Kids Car Found!

We have a new find in the world of Japanese toys, one that we didn’t expect– a Speed Racer Mach 5 Electric Kids car.  This distinctly 60’s design of GoGo Mach 5, aka Speed Racer car, crept into toy consciousness around 1972. Eidai toys produced a sultry die cast in the day. Cartoon or Anime plot…

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Alpha Romeo Tin Toy by CIJ Wanted

Alpha Romeo Tin Toy by CIJ Wanted Let us know if you have one of these Alpha Romeo toy cars for sale please.  We have a client looking for this tin windup car made in the 1930s with extreme detail. Most of these Alpha Romeo toys were made in France by CIJ. Thanks in advance…

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Lionel Electric Train Boxed Set and Collecting Trains

Lionel Electric Train Boxed Outfit No 181.  Engine 262. Set and Collecting Trains We were blessed to get a call from out West this last month.  A family’s “kid” from the 1930s received a Lionel Train set and decided he didn’t like it.  Really?!?.  Wow. Outfit No 181.  Engine 262. “O” Gauge Track 1 3/8″…

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