Your guide to great tin toys, die-cast cars and antique 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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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 about vintage tin toys.

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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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November 22, 2019 Malcolm wrote regarding Tomiyama:
"Just recently bought a Tomiyama shuttle train ..."
November 22, 2019 Judith wrote regarding Cabbage Patch Kids:
"Can anyone tell me the value of the Adriana Esther Cabbage Patch Kid? Thank you, Judy ..."
November 21, 2019 David wrote regarding Toonerville:
"Hello, I have a question concerning the Toonerville Trolley tin sign. I realize that the sign is a fantasy piece and not original..."
November 20, 2019 Fred wrote regarding Nylint:
"Hello, I am looking for the two metal steel ramps that go to a old off road Tournahauler with gray goose neck trailer. These ramps..."
November 19, 2019 Terri wrote regarding Cabbage Patch Kids:
"We have a 1978 brown haired, blue eyed with a Xavier Roberts signature in black. Can you tell me where I can find out the worth? Please?..."
November 19, 2019 Clive wrote regarding Technofix:
"thank you for that, I don't think I'll be letting it go then, the memories are worth more than EUR 100 ..."