Fab Tin Toys, 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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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.

Antique toy manufacturers

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.

For example, if you're looking for Marx toys or Cragstan, click on 'tin toys' and find Cragstan in the list. For 'Hornby trains', click on 'railroad' and find 'Hornby'. Have fun!

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The latest comments, stories & questions

August 30, 2015 Dale wrote regarding Linemar:
"I have a toy "Space Man" robot that is a wind up. Has been well cared for and still works. I think I received it for Christmas about 1961..."
August 28, 2015 Ann Gangemi wrote regarding Parker Brothers:
"We have the game TORNADO REX from 1991. Everyone (3 generations) really enjoy playing the game. A recent burst pipe has ruined the cards..."
August 27, 2015 Ted Fadler wrote regarding Mason Parker:
"I have come by a wooden joined tool box for boys by Mason ..."
August 27, 2015 garth clowes wrote regarding Billy Blastoff For Sale:
"As the creator of Billy I would like to aquire ad's sets of walking Billy or answer any questions, he was the first or only product to b..."
August 26, 2015 Joe wrote regarding Lindstrom:
"Hi,I have a Linstroms Chipper windup bird. It is green an yellow in nice shape and comes with the box. Wondering what I should ask for it..."
August 24, 2015 Nancy Gross wrote regarding Gabriel Industries:
"I would like to purchase (new or used) a wonderful toy that we had from you for our son back in 1982. It is called BUCKY THE WONDER HORS..."
August 20, 2015 Lars wrote regarding Wilesco Steam Roller:
"Have one Wilesco Atomkraftwerk R200 for sale. Boiler element seems ok. Missing tank cover. the maschin turns. ..."
August 12, 2015 Janita wrote regarding Chad Valley:
"I have a toy top, I want to sell, but can't seem to find any to compare to for pricing. Can I send you a pic and perhaps you can give m..."
August 8, 2015 Brad wrote regarding Mcloughlin:
"I have discovered a McLoughlin Bros game box. It states "The New Game", "Politica". Copyright 1888. Cannot find any information. Als..."
August 7, 2015 Carol W wrote regarding Parker Brothers:
"I found a complete Parker Brothers/General Mills game call Pluto Presents Off My Back. Childrens clothing in picture on front suggests i..."