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G.I. Joe toys at Target: fighter jet

G.I. Joe toys at Target: fighter jet
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Image by Chris Devers
These toy sections aren’t for kids, they’re for us, the parents.

Target price for a brand new Conquest X-30: .99
eBay price for an identical 80s version: (comes with Cobra Rattler — can’t find one by itself for some reason)

I thought this jet was so cool when I was about 10, but I don’t think I ever had one of my own. It was the successor to the original GI Joe jet that was an F-14 tomcat by another title; this one was based on some NASA prototype plane or another.

There was also the big blue Cobra Rattler based on the A-10 Warthog that was pretty fun. Maybe they’ll start selling those again, too.

Abandoned Toys “R” Us

Abandoned Toys “R” Us
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Image by Evan Wohrman
This old Toys "R" Us still stands empty at 2232 South Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California, a few blocks down the street from the Disneyland Resort. I can’t remember exactly when this particular store closed, though I do remember going here when I was little. It closed circa 2000, I’m assuming.

In 2011, the building was gutted and converted into a dinner theater attraction called Battle of the Dance.

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.

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.

india kids toys

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

Schylling Toys – Erector Set – Build & Play – Easy Bucket

www.ThinkFastToys.com Easy Assembly Construction Set builds ten different models with 100 colorful flexible parts. This set includes a convenient storage bucket, tool and instruction booklet. It has new flexible pieces that add a whole new dimension of fun to the creations a child’s active imagination. “sm”
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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.

Hot Toys – MMS DX 01 – The Dark Knight – 1/6th scale The Joker collectible figure

Hot Toys – MMS DX 01 – The Dark Knight – 1/6th scale The Joker collectible figure
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Image by shaun wong
Hot Toys is proud to announce our brand new product line – MMS DX (Movie Masterpiece Deluxe), featuring a newly developed technique on the eyes of our collectible – Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) with Colored Translucent Iris. The debut of the line is THE JOKER from the Dark Knight movie:

l Hot Toys True Type figure with over 35 points of articulation

l Stands approximately 12 inches / 31 cm tall

l Dressed in Gotham City police suit, hat, Gotham City cop badge and shoes, the characters wears for assassination scene in the movie.

l Weapons -M1 Garand Rifle

l Additional costume: Improved & movie-accurate Joker costume of an overcoat, sport coat, vest, shirt, tie, pants, belt, socks and shoes, with grenades rig and suspenders

l Weapons and accessories : Five pieces of grenades, knife, pistol and Joker cards

l Seven Interchangeable posing hands

l An interchangeable and new make-up Joker head featured with Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) and Translucent Iris.

l Deluxe figure stand with LED lights

About Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS)

PERS is a brand new technique applies to Hot Toys MMSDX figurines, special features include:

l Unique designed eyeballs with colored Translucent Iris

l Simultaneous Positionable Eyeball Function

l Work in all direction, as natural as human eyes

Release date: End Q2 – Early Q3, 2009

Artist:

Sculpt by YULLI

Paint by JC Hong

Costume by HARUE Creative(Hai Lim)

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WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Dinky Toys – 1947-51 Standard Vanguard Saloon (#040E, later #153)

Dinky Toys – 1947-51 Standard Vanguard Saloon (#040E, later #153)
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Image by The Brucer
The Standard Vanguard Dinky Toy was produced by Meccano Ltd. (Liverpool, UK) between 1948 and 1960. For the first two years of this production run (1948-50), this diecast car was cast with the open rear wheel arches (fender wells) seen in the model here, exposing all of the rear tire. Over the subsequent 10 years (1950-60), the rear fender wells were enclosed (so that only the bottoms of the rear tires were visible). Since the toy pictured here has the open rear wheel arches, it was clearly produced between 1948 and 1950.

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. The Standard Vanguard toy (originally numbered #40E) was the third to be released in this series, and was re-numbered as #153 in 1954. Since the model pictured here was produced in 1950 or earlier, it predates the number change and is technically #40E.

The Vanguard was a line of cars produced by the Standard Motor Company of the UK. It was the first new car line introduced by Standard following the end of WWII. The Vanguard line was manufactured between 1947 and 1963, going through five generations during this 16-year production run. The diecast model shown in this photo represents the first generation of the Vanguard, referred to as the "Phase I", produced between 1947 and 1953.

During the last two years of Phase I production (1952-53), some modest modifications were made to the body design, including revisions to the appearance of the front grille. (Vanguards produced during 1952-53 are referred to as "Phase IA".) The toy shown here has the earlier (pre-1952) grille, and thus represents Vanguards manufactured between 1947 and 1951.

Phase I Vanguards had a 2.1L 4-cylinder inline engine capable of accelerating the car to a top speed of almost 80 mph. In addition to this saloon (sedan) body style, the Phase I was also produced as an estate wagon (station wagon) and, in Australia, as a utility vehicle.

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