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Toys & History Day at Phillippi Estate Park, Sarasota!

Bring toys for an evaluation and meet & Greet! Ed from AntiqueToys.com and Bruce from LottoToys, Inc will be having an “Antiques Roadshow” style event on March 25th, 2023.   We will bee at 5500 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota rain or shine.  We will be indoors at the Sunroom near the Mansion library looking onto…

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Arcade Toys Race Car Wanted

We would like to reach out on behalf of a collector & find this Arcade Toys race car.  The yellow color is ideal, but we can place any color of this cast iron racer. Arcade toys made this around 1930, and this is the larger size. Other cast iron race cars are of interest too.…

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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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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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