This blog discusses old toys from the early 1920's to the end of the 1950's. All kinds of topics are discussed.
The time span was the greatest period for "hands-on" toys, where a young child could actually go outside and play for hours at a time.
You can see the elegance but simple design of these toys. It was a time when huge machines, and people made and finished toys by hand.
The era has long passed, but many of the toys are still around, and that is what I would like to share.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Cloud with snow and rain 4 C 39.2 F
I accidentally found the Retro 1 2 3 company while I was looking for something else. I haven't been able to find much information on the company, but it was a modern-era company producing 1:8 scale models of different old trucks,cars, and busses. These models are not toys, but are for people who collect scale models. The Retro 1 2 3 company made limited edition models for the public, usually in 100 or 125 units. The models were solid metal, with hinged doors that would open, and actual steering of the front wheels. The models were made in China.
If you have information, or find more information about the company, please send me the information, so that I can add it to this blog post.
Retro 1 2 3
Scale Model Cement Mixer Truck
(H x L x W) 12 1/2" x 24" x 9" 31.8 x 61.0 x 22.9 cm