Your guide to great vintage 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 They were originally made in the 1830s for the amusement of adults...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 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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August 26, 2018 Harry wrote regarding Tps:
"TPS designed several toys for the Taiwanese Dah Yang toy in the 80s including the Playful Penguin Race/Circus Seals, Jumping Dolphins an..."
August 4, 2018 coomans wrote regarding View Master:
"View master reels for sale , made in Belgium , and other collector items..."
July 30, 2018 thor wrote regarding Six Million Dollar Man:
"I have a couple six million dollar man dolls (nostalgia from my youth) however one has a blue suit any idea on its worth? I cant find anythin..."
July 27, 2018 Nany wrote regarding Cabbage Patch Kids:
"Hello,I have 2 vintage cabbage patch dolls PMI 1985 Reg No PA-1044 ..."
July 25, 2018 Wanda wrote regarding Schildkrot:
"My mother bought this doll/puppet in Germany around 1996. The tag says Schildkrot-Puppen GMBH EINER ECHTEN SCILDKROT PUPPE. It has th..."
July 24, 2018 Ed wrote regarding Garton:
"I have some sort of bicycle/tricycle attachment never used and i still have the box for it, although its in real rough shape. I would lik..."