Fabtintoys: on-line resource on vintage tin toys & dolls

In the early 19th century, pedlars and street traders sold cheap toys carved from a single piece of wood, mainly produced by rural craftsmen or in small backstreet factories and sweatshops. In the late 19th century these toys were replaced by even cheaper toys stamped out of tinplate and die cast which were exported from Germany. Many of the toys were clockwork and were developed as a sideline of watchmaking. They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults... -> read more.

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On this website you'll find info on 1200+ manufactures and you can search worldwide for vintage toys on ebay to find that missing toy for your collection. If you have any questions or comments on toys you have or want to have, find the right page and leave a comment.

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April 19, 2016 Valerie wrote regarding Alps:
"Hi! I have an Alps mechanical indian drummer, yellow shirt and red pants, that I am unable to find anywhere. It comes with the box, an..."
April 19, 2016 Carol Freund wrote regarding Gabriel Industries:
"I have a set of pieces that snap together to make people and animals. I have the sheet that shows how to put pieces together to make figure..."
April 16, 2016 Dale Jones wrote regarding Gabriel Industries:
"I have a 1975 Gabriel Industries, inc. Elmwood Park, NJ First year busy driver first gear. Could you tell me what this is worth? Did i..."
April 10, 2016 Neil K wrote regarding Masudaya:
"I have a tin Busy Bizzy Friendly Bug with voice dashes around changing directions when hitting obstacles in the original box. can you giv..."
April 9, 2016 Mike Bannon wrote regarding Daisy Air Rifle:
"Have a Daisy Model 25 Reg number L514920 trying to find manufacture date and approx. value ..."
April 6, 2016 Joyce wrote regarding Wolverine:
"I'm so excited to find a working electric wolverine iron, turquoise handle, does it have value, besides sitting in my ironing room.?..."
April 5, 2016 S. James wrote regarding Takara:
"looking for a "Portal Of Mystery" toy. These were made by Takara circa 1992. ..."
April 4, 2016 Dan wrote regarding Alps:
"We have an ALPS Bucky the Basset Hound, made in Japan, excellent condition, the box is in good to vg condition. Haven't been able to fin..."
April 4, 2016 Bonnie wrote regarding Rushton Dolls:
"Hi, I am looking for a large Rushton rubber face clown/hobo smoking a cigar. I think I got him around 1970 but he is lost. He had huge orangis..."
April 1, 2016 David Brown wrote regarding Linemar:
"Linemar Choo Choo Train. Wind up. ..."