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Toy store fun: Pixar “Toy Story” themed pull-back remote control racecar with rocket-strapped Buzz Lightyear and Woody minifigs

Toy store fun: Pixar “Toy Story” themed pull-back remote control racecar with rocket-strapped Buzz Lightyear and Woody minifigs
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Image by Chris Devers
And of course I find out about this right after Christmas. Now I have to wait for birthdays for a good excuse to get one "for the kids".

Posted via email from Chris Devers’s linkblog thingy

Dinky Toys – 1948-54 Morris Oxford Saloon (#40G or #159)

Dinky Toys – 1948-54 Morris Oxford Saloon (#40G or #159)
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Image by The Brucer
The Morris Oxford Dinky Toy was produced by Meccano Ltd. (Liverpool, UK) between 1950 and 1960. For the last 4 years of this production run (1956-60), the Oxford was released only in a two-tone color scheme. Thus, the particular single-colored car shown in this photo had to have been produced between 1950 and 1956.

The "40" series of Dinkys — ultimately consisting of eight British saloon (sedan) cars — was the first completely new series introduced by Meccano after production resumed following the end of WWII. This diecast Morris Oxford toy (originally numbered #40G) was presumably the seventh in this series. It was re-numbered as #159 in 1953-54.

Since there is no number stamped on the baseplate of this car, it is unknown whether it was produced before or after this numbering change. However, it is believed that the particular toy shown in this photo was purchased in Llanelli, Wales, between 1950 and 1953 for a young man who obviously took very good care of his Dinkys. Thus, it is quite possible that the toy in the photo predates the numbering change and is technically #40G.

The Oxford was a line of British cars manufactured by the Morris Motor Company between 1913 and 1971. (Actually, Morris Motor Company disappeared as a separate entity in 1952 when it was merged into British Motor Corp., but the Morris Oxford vehicle continued beyond that time.) During this 58-year production run, the Oxford went through ten design generations. The car represented by this model is the fifth generation of Oxford, manufactured between 1948 and 1954 (consistent with the fact that Meccano introduced this toy in 1950).

This car had a 1.5L side-valve straight-4 engine capable of producing 40 hp. Also referred to as the Oxford MO, this car was also sold with a 2-door estate ("station") wagon body.

Toy Story Musical – Buzz Lightyear

Toy Story Musical – Buzz Lightyear
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Image by Peter E. Lee (mostly offline)
Buzz Lightyear’s dramatic entrance from "Toy Story: The Musical" aboard the Disney Wonder. [Winner of the Disney Photo Challenge "superheroes" challenge.]

Toy Story Musical – Buzz Meets the LGMs

Toy Story Musical – Buzz Meets the LGMs
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Image by Peter E. Lee (mostly offline)
A scene from "Toy Story – The Musical" on the Disney Wonder. It’s a musical retelling of the first Toy Story movie with several original songs and some very cool costumes.

WPA: Toy Repair Projects: toys and dolls mended by workers: many of the dolls are made available to underprivileged children through Toy Lending Libraries . . ., ca. 1935

WPA: Toy Repair Projects: toys and dolls mended by workers: many of the dolls are made available to underprivileged children through Toy Lending Libraries . . ., ca. 1935
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Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: WPA: Toy Repair Projects: toys and dolls mended by workers: many of the dolls are made available to underprivileged children through Toy Lending Libraries, given to WPA Nursery Schools, and some are given out at Christmas time for children to keep, ca. 1935

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: NLR-PHOCO-A-53227(2007)

From:: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs, compiled 1882 – 1962

Created By:: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Production Date: ca. 1935

Persistent URL: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=195910

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (NLFDR)

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Toys in the Drive!

Toys in the Drive!
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Image by DanRhett
Oh Oh, Grandpa is NOT going to like the kids leaving their Toys in the Drive!

Created for Down Under Challenge 296.

20100612 – yardsaling – IMG_0815 – childhood toy

20100612 – yardsaling – IMG_0815 – childhood toy
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
There was this one yardsale that had a bunch of toys from Clint & Carolyn’s childhood. It was fun walking down memory’s lane, but not enough to buy the toys.

I (Clint) used to always play with this at my aunt Marcia’s house! But we didn’t call them "Little People", we called them "Weebles". Anyway, I totally remember the numbers on top, the rotatable red part by the numbers, the working elevator, the ramp + gate … I used to go crazy for this thing.

Fisher Price, Little People garage, Weebles.

Springfield, Virginia.

June 12, 2010.

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… Read my yard sale-related blogposts at clintjcl.wordpress.com/category/yard-sales/

india kids toys

india kids toys
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Image by FriskoDude
Two young boys sell toys on the sidewalk in India

Toy Story 3 trailer-005

Toy Story 3 trailer-005
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Image by TooMuchDew
new Toy Story 3 trailer with Totoro appearance

Dinky Toys – 1939 Buick Touring Sedan (#039D)

Dinky Toys – 1939 Buick Touring Sedan (#039D)
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Image by The Brucer
This diecast Dinky Toy was one of the six upscale American cars in the "39" series of Dinkys introduced by Meccano Ltd. (Liverpool, England) before the War. These six toy cars were initially produced by Meccano in 1939-41, before metal toy production ceased early in WWII. Production of all six resumed in 1945 and continued, with two exceptions, until 1952. During the last two years of this production run (i.e., 1950-52), four of these six cars were produced for the U.S. market only, and special two-tone versions were introduced. [The two exceptions, the Packard Super-8 Tourer (#39A) and the Studebaker State Commander (#39F), were discontinued altogether after 1950.]

The model in this photo (#39D) was introduced in 1939 as the "Buick Viceroy". When production resumed in 1945, it was referred to simply as a "Buick". From the distinctive configuration of the front grille and the fact that the headlights are mounted on top of the fenders, this model definitely represents a Buick of the 1939 model year, consistent with the fact that Meccano originally introduced the car in 1939. (The 1938 Buicks had a different grille; the 1940 Buicks had the headlights incorporated into the fenders.) From the size and configuration of the car being represented, this has to be a 1939 Buick "trunkback" touring sedan from either the Series 80 Roadmaster or Series 90 Limited line. That Meccano initially called this car a Viceroy — a term never used by Buick in the U.S. — suggests that either the Series 80 or 90 Buicks went under the name "Viceroy" in the UK in 1939.

The particular post-War toy shown in this photo was originally purchased in the UK, indicating that it was manufactured between 1945 and 1950. The fact that it is in such excellent condition indicates that the original owner — from whose son I purchased this — must have been exceptionally gentle in playing with his Dinkys.

The 1939 Buick Limited touring sedan was the largest car in the Buick line, with a wheelbase of 140 inches and a straight-8-cylinder 141 HP engine. The Roadmaster touring sedan that year had a 133-inch wheelbase but the same straight-eight 141 HP engine. Interestingly, the Limited created some friction between GM’s Cadillac and Buick Divisions, because the Limited offered features approaching those in much more expensive Cadillacs, thus potentially undercutting the Cadillac market.

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