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After Banner bought Thomas in 1958 they set up Alden as a subsidiary. Alden was located next door to sell the toys made from the exThomas Toys molds.
12.00 Alden - Card of Babies. (2)
12.00 Alden - Header card with baby and carriage. (2)
Another small maker from the 1950s who made small vehicles and these farm animals. Animals have the Allied logo on their sides in a circle but often it was not molded completely and is unreadable. Perhaps copying Auburn they painted the top of the backs of the horses and cows. Animals are hollow and were made in two pieces and glued together. See Caldwell below for more Allied info.
5.00 Horse; NONE.
5.00 Cow; NONE.
1950s Company located in providence R.I.
- 20.00 Set#230 Colts and Corral, blistercard with two colts + corral pieces.
American Civil War
The above figures were first thought to have been produced by Ideal. It has since been learned that a small company known as ANDY GARD was the true manufacturer.
Original old figures;
4.00 Crouching with ramrod, leg in splint, shooting pistol; 3 blue, 2 gray, (2.00 SPLIT IN RAM ROD, PAINT; 1 blue).
4.00 Mounted with sword; 6 blue 2 gray.
4.00 Shot, dropping rifle; 1 blue,3 gray, (2.00 HAT PAINTED BLACK; 1 blue).
4.00 Dead, lying on the ground; 2 blue, 9 gray.
4.00 Bayoneting downward; 5 blue, 4 gray, (2.00 BLACK PAINT ON HAT; 3 blue, 1.50 NO BAYONET; 1 blue, 1.00 SHORT RIFLE, PAINT; 1 blue).
4.00 Standing shooting rifle; 2 blue, 9 gray, (2.00 NO BAYONET, PAINT; 4 blue).
4.00 Kneeling shooting rifle; 2 blue, 10 gray.
4.00 Prone shooting rifle; 2 blue,5 gray, (2.00 SHORT TIP, PAINT; 1 blue).
4.00 Clubbing with rifle; 3 blue, 5 gray. (2.00 PAINT; 3 blue, 1.00 NO STOCK, PAINT; 1 blue)
4.00 Running with bayoneted rifle; 2 blue,6 gray.
.00 Crouching with ramrod, leg in splint, shooting pistol; NONE.
1.50 Mounted with sword; NONE.
1.50 Shot, dropping rifle; NONE.
1.50 Dead, lying on the ground; NONE.
1.50 Bayoneting downward; NONE.
1.50 Standing shooting rifle; NONE.
1.50 Kneeling shooting rifle; NONE.
1.50 Prone shooting rifle; NONE.
1.50 Clubbing with rifle; NONE.
1.50 Running with bayoneted rifle; NONE.
Cowboys and Indians
6.00 Indian running with knife; NONE.
6.00 Indian with knife and tomahawk; NONE.
6.00 Indian with bow, drawing arrow; NONE.
6.00 Indian mounted with lance; NONE.
6.00 Indian mounted with lance and shield; NONE.
6.00 Cowboy mounted shooting rifle; NONE.
6.00 Cowboy mounted with pistol, shot with an arrow; NONE.
6.00 Cowboy fan firing pistol; NONE.
6.00 Cowboy drawing pistol; NONE.
6.00 Cowboy cocking rifle at waist; NONE.
6.00 Horse; NONE.
3.00 Saddle; NONE.
Figures are green unless noted.
2.00 Running hands down at sides; (1).
2.00 Walking erect, right hand by shoulder.(21)
2.00 Kneeling as if shooting.(22)
2.00 Standing in crouch.(10)
1.00 EACH (12 FOR 10.00) recast/reissue ANDY GARD - NOT MPC seated GI. About 54mm in scale. Has an attachment wedge on rear end that can easily be cut off. Made in dark olive green. (22)
4.00 Original seated GI, blue.(4)
8.00 Jeep, NO markings, note windshield usually different color green. (2)
4.00 Jeep, MISSING STEERING WHEEL.(1)
15.00 Ambulance but no longer battery operated as was the original armored car and now with decals as an ambulance.(NONE),
10.00 Weasel with long gun, silver tracks.(1)
10.00 Personnel carrier, silver tracks. (NONE)
10.00 Tank, barrel like MPC is a wooden dowel. (1)
7.00 Tank missing barrel, silver tracks. (1)
NONE - Armored Car, remote control.
4.00 Andy Gard Cannon, recast/reissue 54mm cannons (figures shown for scale and are not included). (3)
Andy Gard made 12 different nicely detailed dogs that were sold in header card bags and with their kennel truck.
4.00 Bulldog standing; 1 pale orange, 1 green, 1 pale green, 1 pale pink, 2 red.
4.00 Pointer in hunting pose; 1 light pink, 1 blue, (1.00 NO TAIL; 1 red).
4.00 Afghan, standing tail curled; 1 pale orange, 2 blue, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, 2 black.
4.00 Collie sitting; 4 red, 1 green, 1 white, 1 pale green, 1 pale pink, 2 blue, 1 pale blue.
6.00 Poodle; 1 green, 1 pale green, 1 dark blue, (1.00 NO TAIL; 1 white, 1 black).
4.00 Dachshund; 3 blue, 1 green, 1 pale pink, 2 black, 2 red, 2 yellow.
4.00 Great Dane? lying, head up; 4 blue, 1 red, 3 yellow, 1 tan.
4.00 Irish Setter? lying; 5 red, 4 green, 1 yellow.
4.00 Scotty; 1 yellow, 2 red, 1 green.
4.00 Welsh Terrier, tail pointed up; 4 red, 5 yellow, 1 waxy tan, 3 blue, (1.00 1 green short tail)
8.00 Pekingese, sitting upright; 1 light pink.
4.00 Basset Hound; sort of lying; 5 red, 1 pale orange, 3 green, 1 blue.
- 4.00 Andy Gard horse from horse trailer, 45mm; 2 black, 2 blue, 1 brown.
Andy Gard made a fireman to accompany their Fire trucks. It looks to be based upon an Auburn figure. We have seen examples with the helmet badge numbered; 1-9. There may be two poses as the recast figures picture are holding a nozzle while the vintage yellow figures are ring hands to accept a separate nozzle or hose. Or the cavity may have be revised.
6.00 Vintage 1960s firemen, yellow; NONE.
2.00 RECAST fireman, red; NONE, black; #1(2), #2(6), #5(1), #6(2), #7(2), #8(1), #9(2).
NONE - Fire Hydrant, Andy Gard??
In 1970 Giant Plastics reorganized and changed their name to ARCO (using family member's initials). They maintained offices in New York but all manufacturing was in Hong Kong. In 1985 they were sold to Mattel.
40.00 2324 Die-Cast Motorized Military Mountain Pass playset. Never played with, box top has one split. Made in 1982. Contains; two die cast motorized vehicles, 2 hard plastic mountain sections, soft plastic bridge and about 25 soldiers (45mm knockoffs of Airfix WWII GIs). Has instructions.
ARCO made a set of Vietnam war "Rambo" GIs in two sizes, approximately 2 inches and 4 inches tall.
ARCO made a series of unique fantasy figures for their THE OTHER WORLD sets in the early to mid 1980s. Most were 4-6 inches tall but Jipps and Mogs are only about two inches in height.
4.00 Jipps, orange. (8)
4.00 Mogs, purple. (8)
5.00 Jurka. (1)
1.00 EACH 35/40mm Robots;
A. 1 red, 3 blue, 1 black.
B. 2 black, 1 red, 5 blue..
C. 1 black.
D. 1 blue, 3 red.
E. 2 blue, 3 red, 4 black.
F. 3 red, 4 black.
NONE IN STOCK
2.00 Lion (MISSING TAIL). -
Sold a blister card. Made in hard plastic and easy to damage. First four figures are intact while the last four all have damage.
NONE Wizard of Oz.
NONE Tin Man DAMAGED.
NONE Soldier DAMAGED.
NONE Bad witch DAMAGED.
NONE Good witch DAMAGED.
NONE - Linc from the Mod Squad model kit, 70mm HP.
In the early 1950s, Ausley made hard plastic cowboys with clip on swivel arms. They come unpainted and have rectangular bases marked AUSLEY. Larger figures have also been found and we are unsure if they were also made by Ausley. These figures have an arm assembly that plugs together that also swivels. They come factory painted and have more oval bases with no markings, but with only two mold ejector pusher pin holes
8.00 Ausley cowboy red with yellow arms.
8.00 Ausley cowboy red with green arms.
8.00 Ausley cowboy yellow with green arms (2)
8.00 Unmarked painted cowboy, red with yellow arms. (2)
8.00 Unmarked painted cowboy, yellow with yellow arms.
6.00 Ausley Indian yellow with read arms, MISSING TOMAHAWK.
8.00 Unmarked Indian, yellow with brown arms.
6.00 Unmarked Indian, yellow with brown arms, MISSING KNIFE.
Bachmann made a line of buildings and accessories tio go with their trains called Plasticville. The Plasticville range covered a wide range of "O" scale buildings for model train layouts. Animals are about 30mm in scale. Made of hard plastic
- 22.00 BY-4 Boxed set from the 1950s, 19 animals, one large 7 one small end flap gone.
NO animals in stock.
3.00 Hand water pump; 1 brown.
1.00 Yellow sign with black cross. (1)
Bachmann Brothers made varying items in varying scales. Pump above is 45-50mm other items 30-35mm.
Pump see above.
3.00 Bench, green.
3.00 Outdoor barbecue.
4.00 Outhouse, 2 holer; 1 red & white.
Plasticville line also included several different kinds of fence including the split wood fence seen above.
10.00 1 "gate" & 7 regular rustic fence sections ( 8 pieces total), brown HP. (1)
8.00 8 Pieces of regular rustic fence (NO GATE), brown, HP. (2)
NONE - Car as seen above, 3 inches long.
3.00 Tree as seen above. (1)
Good for 54/60mm figures.
2.00 Gate section. (3)
2.00 Short fence section, has some damage. (1)
2.00 Long fence section. (22), (1.00 with damage 3)
NONE Big tree, 4 inches tall.
10.00 Fire engine, red about 3-4 inches long, HP.
5.00 Bus, has crack in rear, yelloworange, HO.
NONE - Freedom Fighters Military Set, carded bagged set (taken out for picture), AA Gun & tractor are Banner. The two soldiers are Bergen which was taken over by Banner in 1958.
8.00 Canoe, logo inside, HP, yellow, about 6 inches long.
Picture courtesy Sharon Elosser.
NONE IN STOCK
NONE - Large dump truck; NONE.
NONE - Coal hauler, 2 piece; NONE.
Most vehicles are about 30mm in scale.
NONE - Gravel hauler, green with yellow wheels, HP.
NONE - "Woodie" station wagon, red with white wheels, HP.
9.00 Tractor, HP. NONE IN STOCK, SP; 1 army green with silver wheels.
NONE - Road grader, HP; NONE.
NONE - Conveyor belt.
NONE - Steam Roller, green with white rollers, HP.
9.00 Banner 45/54mm cannon HP with larger wooden wheels. (1)
NONE - Banner 45/54mm cannon HP with larger rubber wheels. ()
7.00 Banner but NO LOGO OR MARKINGS, 45/54mm cannon HP with smaller rubber wheels. (1 MISSING REAR SUPPORT PEG)
NONE - Circus train car.
NONE - Train, SP.
10.00 Nice old hard plastic mini vehicle and train set. I assume you break them apart for play. Never used, but one break in the plastic. Original rubber bands that held the two strips of vehicles to the card degraded so replaced.
NONE - Army truck, hard plastic body with tin top and hard rubber wheels. Cannon is hard plastic with wooden wheels. Both pieces have the Banner logo. About 45mm in scale.
NONE - Rocker HP with damage as seen above + 2 babies.
3.00 BEST Baby, 70-80mm, vinyl.
Bonnie Bilt may have been the retail arm of Hardy Molding. The series of Hardy vehicles were also sold in Bonnie Bilt packaging. Any information on the connection between these two companies would be welcomed.
25.00 Covered wagon with two figures, slight warping as seen above.
25.00 Covered wagon with two figures.
25.00 Stagecoach with driver; 1 green.
20.00 Stagecoach with two drivers (one no hat), NO REINS, blue.
10.00 Stagecoach, no driver hitch or horses; 1 yellow.
20.00 Stagecoach, red with driver, MISSING small piece of driver's seat.
Cowboys, horses & cattle are all hard plastic.
1.00 Cowboy with pistol pointing up; 1 red.
3.00 Cowboy pistol at waist; 1 red, (1.00 MISSING ONE LEG; 1 red).
3.00 Horse stopping; NONE.
3.00 Horse bucking; NONE.
3.00 Steer walking; NONE.
2.00 Calf standing; NONE.
NONE - Jaunting cart.
NONE - Bonnie Bilt boxed fire engine for you to build, has instructions.
20.00 Fire engine as seen, Peg attaching horse to wheel is broken but can be glued.
15.00 Sulky missing driver & horse wheel assembly; 1 yellow.
NONE - Bonnie Bilt boxed Stake wagon.
30.00 Handcar with bobbing motion, circa 1950-55.
NONE - Army green bobbing tank with Bonnie Bilt logo, heat stamp star.
20.00 Yellow & bright green bobbing tank, Bonnie Bilt logo blobbed over.
15.00 Army green bobbing tank, Bonnie Bilt logo blobbed over. (1)
Bonnie Bilt made some semiround/flat GIs in the 50s. Someone made smaller copies which were sold by PAL in Headercard bags and REMCO with their bulldog tank. All loose figures will be listed here;
2.00 EACH UNLESS NOTED
LARGER SIZE - STRETCHER BEARER IS 50mm
Prone shooting separate MG (not included); HP; NONE.
Kneeling with bazooka; HP; 1 olive green, 2 green.
3.00 Kneeling with bazooka; 1 yellow SP.
Throwing grenade; HP 1 green, SP; 1 yellow RIFLE CHEWED.
Stretcher bearer; HP; 13 olive green, 7 lighter green, SP 1 khaki green.
5.00 Stretcher; HP; NONE, (1.00 BROKEN; 3 lighter green, 3 olive green).
Marching with slung rifle; 3 olive greens, 2 lighter green, SP; 1 khaki green.
Advancing with bayoneted rifle; HP; 4 lighter green, (1.00 NO BAYONET; 1 lighter green).
Shooting rifle; HP, 1 darker green, (1 lighter green, 1.00 SHORT RIFLE; 1 lighter green).
SMALLER SIZE - STRETCHER BEARER IS 42mm
Prone shooting separate MG; HP; 6 darker green, SP; 1 silver.
3.00 Machine gun for prone figure; HP 1 green, SP NONE.
Kneeling with bazooka; HP; 2 darker greens, 1 lighter green, SP 1 silver, 2 darker green.
Throwing grenade; HP; 7 darker greens, 1 lighter green, SP; 2 silver.
Stretcher bearer; HP; 16 darker greens, 2 lighter green, SP; 2 silver.
7.00 Stretcher + 2 bearers; HP; 3 green.
5.00 Stretcher; HP; NONE, (1.00 BROKEN; 4 darker greens), SP; 1 silver.
Marching slung rifle; HP; 23 darker greens, 3 lighter green, SP; 5 silver, 1 olive green, 1 darker green.
Advancing w/ rifle; HP; 6 darker green, 1 green, (1.00 NO BAYONET; 1 darker green, 1 lighter green), SP; 1 silver, 1 darker green.
Shooting rifle; HP; 5 darker greens, 5 lighter green, SP; 2 silver, 1 darker green.
Mounted no horse; HP; 19 darker greens, SP; 1 silver.
Horse; HP 18 darker greens, 3 lighter green, (1.00 NO TAIL; 1 lighter green), SP; 1 silver.
NONE - Prehistoric family as seen above. Both figures marked 1988 The Carnegie Safari LTD Miami FL, Australpithecus 1.4 meters Made in China. Man also marked MALE & woman FEMALE. Made of a rubbery plastic and about four inches tall.
A small compny based in NJ.
Papa bear, red.
Baby bear, darker orange.
Kitten with left foot in the air, lighter orange.
NONE - Tank (blow molded) with headercard bag, Tim-Mee figure to show scale and is not included. Tank removed from bag for picture.
Made by Commonwealth Products of Massachusetts (a commonwealth) these figures were perhaps made first but we think they were made due to the popularity of the Van Brode premiums. It is possible that the molds for both the Van Brode and Commonwealth figures were made by the same mold maker. In 1951 when first made they were sold painted in window boxes in sets of 12. Then they were sold in four boxed sets of eight figures and also on individual cards (pictured below). The quality of painting varies and the figures can also be found unpainted in a variety of colors. The figures have bases with two raised diamonds on the underside as can be seen in the above picture on the right. Some countries have male and female figures but most do not. A boxed set of all 32 figures in the flesh colored plastic was also sold complete with paints for the child to decorate the figures. In later years (probably after Alaska became a state in 1959) five of the bases were revised and given new names; Eskimo to ALASKA, Early American to ENGLAND, China Boy to JAPAN, India to SIKH and Austria to SWITZERLAND (man). These revised names have only been found in the later unpainted plastic colors. So a total of 37 figures in 32 poses have been found to date. In later years the unpainted versions were sold in small header bags as seen below and the mold was sent to Mexican here they were also made and distributed in Rubenstein International (a promotions company) also in small header card bags. I have been told these figures were also used as ice cream premiums with the two diamonds fitting into slots in the plastic holder and the surrounded by ice cream. You would then need to eat the ice cream to see which figure you got. These may also have been Nabisco cereal premiums. There was a Commonwealth Moulding Company in Australia and maybe there was a connection with the US company. Distinct Asian poses have been found in Australia in lots containing poses identical those made in the USA. Perhaps a friendship stuck up during WWII led to a joint international operation.
The above group came from Australia with poses not made in the USA.
Commonwealth sold the figures, factory painted in sets of eight (four sets) and individually on cards.
25.00 Boxed set of 8 figures as seen above (no flags).
5.00 with card (figure will be painted and rubber band probably degraded), NO CARD; 3.00 EACH painted, 2.00 EACH unpainted
Alaska; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; NONE; UNPAINTED; 1 blue, 1 cream.
Early American; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 2, UNPAINTED; 2 flesh.
American Indian; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 2, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Cowgirl; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 3, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Cowboy; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 1, UNPAINTED; 3 flesh, 2 yellow, 2 cream.
Argentina; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 2, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Austria; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 2, UNPAINTED; NONE.
China girl; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 4, UNPAINTED; 3 flesh, 1 blue.
China boy; WITH CARD; NONE; PAINTED; 4, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Cuba; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 6, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Czechoslovakia; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 2, UNPAINTED; 2 flesh, 1 yellow.
Denmark; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 2, UNPAINTED; 1 red, 2 cream.
Egypt; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 4, UNPAINTED; NONE.
England; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; NONE, UNPAINTED; 1 green, 1 yellow, 2 cream.
Eskimo; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 6, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Finland; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 7, UNPAINTED; 2 flesh, 2 green, 2 cream, 1 blue.
France; WITH CARD; 2, PAINTED; 4, UNPAINTED; 1 blue missing part of staff.
Germany; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 2, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Haiti; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED 5, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Hawaii; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 4, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Holland; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 4, UNPAINTED NONE.
India; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; NONE, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Italy; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 3, UNPAINTED; 1 flesh, 1 cream.
Japan woman; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 2, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Japan man; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; NONE; UNPAINTED; 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 red.
Java; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 3 UNPAINTED; 1 flesh, 1 cream.
Korea; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 4, UNPAINTED; 1 yellow, 1 flesh.
Mexico; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 2, UNPAINTED; NONE.
Norway; WITH CARD; 1; PAINTED; 5, UNPAINTED; 1 yellow, 1 blue.
Portugal; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 4, UNPAINTED; 1 flesh.
Scotland; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 1, UNPAINTED; 1 blue.
Siam; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 6, UNPAINTED; 2 yellow, 1 cream.
Sikh; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; NONE, UNPAINTED, NONE.
Spain; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; 2, UNPAINTED; 1 yellow, 1 blue.
Sweden;WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; NONE, UNPAINTED; 4 flesh, 1 green, 1 cream.
Switzerland man; WITH CARD; NONE, PAINTED; NONE, UNPAINTED; 1 cream.
Switzerland woman; WITH CARD; 1, PAINTED; 2, UNPAINTED; NONE.
54mm figures made for DC comics in South America we think.
3.00 Penguin; NONE.
3.00 Hawkman; NONE.
3.00 Joker; NONE.
3.00 Green Arrow; 1 black, (1.00 MISSING TOP HALF OF BOW; 1 blue).
3.00 Clark Kent - Superman; NONE.
3.00 Riddler; NONE.
3.00 Cat Woman; NONE, (1.00 MISSING RIGHT HAND; 1 orange).
May be two different companies.
8.00 Dog sled, yellow, no harness or dogs.(1)
5.00 Dog sled, yellow, FRONT RING GONE, no harness or dogs.
5.00 Seated Eskimo Paddler, black. (1)
5.00 Sled driver, yellow, staple in back form packaging attachment. (NONE)
NONE - MIP set of GIs. Copies of Tim-Mee and smaller in size.
1964 Deluxe Reading catalog pictures show the exciting Armored Battalion. It was part of the "Johnny Seven""Topper Toys" line up by Deluxe Reading. Of interest it appears that the figures were not ready when the catalog was made and three MPC ringhands can be seen in the photo.
Above picture shows two incomplete examples of some of the vehicles that came with the white GIs. The jeep is bigger than 54mm.
6.00 Seated driver. (NONE)
6.00 Turning looking to the right.(NONE)
6.00 Kneeling shooting rifle. (3)
6.00 With rifle across waist. (4)
6.00 Officer with pistol. (NONE)
NONE - Officer.
NONE - Looking upwards through binoculars. ()
NONE - Holding rifle.
NONE - Arms out. ()
NONE - Pointing with right hand.
We know of at least 11 human figure poses made for the Deluxe Reading rocket base playsets. Not included in the above photo is the Astronaut in seat for one of the space capsules. Also made to ride in one of the three space capsules were a dog and a monkey. The third capsule held equipment.
3.00 Squatting with wrench. (2).
4.00 Standing astronaut. (1)
3.00 Holding clipboard with both hands, phone at ear. (2)
3.00 Officer with clipboard in right hand. (2)
3.00 Guard with weapon x chest. (3).
3.00 In helmet right hand up in air. (15)
4.00 In helmet left hand up in air, phone at left ear. (1)
3.00 Ground crew in fire suit with fire extinguisher. (4)
3.00 In cap pointing with left hand, phone at right ear. (6)
3.00 Ground crew in fire suit with hose. (7)
8.00 Dog. (NONE)
6.00 Seated Astronaut. (NONE)
From the same 1964 Johnny Seven, Topper Toys catalog by Deluxe Reading is the above service station playset. Two of the figures are based upon Auburn poses. Made of soft plastic in orange.
5.00 Kneeling with wrench. (NONE)
5.00 Walking with oil can. (NONE)
5.00 Standing left hand up. (1)
54mm Firemen & jumper (jumper picture courtesy Bill Sencio).
7.00 As if holding hose, yellow. (NONE)
7.00 As if holding safety net, yellow. (NONE)
7.00 Seated driving firetruck, yellow. (NONE)
10.00 Jumper, yellow; (NONE).
The Deluxe Reading vs Eldon dilemma
The firemen on foot pictured below were sold with firetrucks made by Deluxe Reading and Eldon. Obviously based upon the MPC ring hands the actual maker is unknown. The white accessories are very similar to the ones made by MPC and the ones pictured below came with a Deluxe Reading firetruck but we can't be totally sure some were not made by MPC. The Deluxe Reading fire truck drivers are silver and have clip on red helmets. The Eldon drivers were also made in a silver color but their helmets are molded onto the heads. Foot pegs for Deluxe Reading truck attachment are often missing or short.
Deluxe Reading Fire Truck Drivers
4.00 With red helmet and both foot pegs intact. (2)
3.00 With red helmet one or both foot pegs missing. (3)
Unknown Maker Firemen on Foot
3.00 Chief talking in megaphone. (1)
1.00 In shirt & pants in crouch. (7)
1.00 In shirt & pants walking, hands at sides. (7)
2.00 In fireman's coat right hand pointed forward. (1)
1.00 In fireman's coat right arm up. (9)
White clip on acccessories
1.00 Belt with flashlight. (12)
1.00 Helmet. (10)
2.00 Pike. (2)
2.00 Ax. (2)
3.00 Ladder. (1)
4.00 Fire extinguisher. (2)
4.00 Lantern. (1)
Topper Toys by Deluxe Reading. Silly Safari game pieces. Thanks to Roger Meservey for the ID.
2.00 Three 35mm Animals. (2)
Dillon beck made small 30mm scale hard plastic vehicles in the 1950s and sold under their own name and used Wannatoy as a brand name.
10.00 Red tractor dragging yellow container.
6.00 Red tractor only.
8.00 Red & Green dump truck.
- 12.00 30/35MM Tractor.
- NONE - Firetruck, 3 inches long, HP.
10.00 Tank, 30mm scale; 1 yellow, 1 dark green.
SORRY SOLD - 11040 Dragonriders of the Styx playset; Sold in 1982 from the Pennys Christmas catalog whose catalog item number 655-2053 is marked on the plain box twice. The castle with instructions, playmat and large dragon are still in their factory sealed bags. The other figures have been taken out of their bags but look unplayed with. The printed paper above the two piece vacuform mountain lists the figures you should receive. There was one fewer gargoyle, but two extra demons, one extra knight and one extra titan for a total of 115 figures. Penny's catalog information and pictures courtesy Joseph Svec.
NONE - DFC 11301 Fantasy Heroes; header card bag, 20 pieces, MIB.
Made in Hong Kong for DFC.
Later in the 80s? a company Sky Kids got the molds and revised some of the poses.
1.00 Wizard with wand; 9 blues.
1.00 Demon warrior with halberd x waist; 15 black.
1.00 Gargoyle warrior with sword and ball & chain; 4 reds.
1.00 Demon warrior with ball & chain; 7 black.
1.00 Demon warrior with sword; 3 red, 20 black.
4.00 Ogre with ball and chain and wavy sword; 25 gray.
4.00 Orc, Pig nose with sword & shield; NONE.
4.00 Orc, Pig nose with spear & shield; 1 dark red.
3.00 Titan with ball & chain overhead (one in picture above missing ball); 2 green.
2.00 Titan small spiky mace in left hand; 18 green.
2.00 Titan large ball mace in left hand, later Sky Kids issue; NONE.
3.00 Knight riding dragon; 22 browns SP.
12.00 Dragon; NONE.
2.00 Lava monster, red; 7.
3.00 Naga, demon snake; 10 tangreenish, 14 greenish, 10 yellowish, 3 collector painted.
2.00 Naga, demon snake, later Sky Kids issue without a face; 6 yellowish.
1.00 Man at arms sword up in right hand; NONE.
1.00 Man at arms sword across body; 1 blues .
1.00 Archer; 5 blues.
1.00 Man at arms with halberd more vertical across body; 5 blues.
1.00 Man at arms with halberd more horizontal across body; 1 blues.
In the early 1980s DFC made a series of playsets. The prehistoric set came with a heavy vinyl playmat, three vacuform "mountains", cardboard raft and a nice series of 45mm cavemen compatible with Marx, a series of smaller animals mostly copied from Processed Plastic (Tim-Mee) and a double set (12 animals) of Sinclair dinosaurs. The Sinclair dinosaur mold was made in 1964 for the Sinclair Oil Company who sold bagged sets of these dinosaurs at the 1964 World's Fair. The mold then moved around including this use by DFC. The Sinclair dinosaurs are also compatible in scale with Marx. All in all a nice set if you can find one.
5.00 Cardboard raft. (2)
- 5.00 Cardboard "raft". (2)
Made in Hong Kong for DFC. The above picture shows one butterscotch and five cream cavemen made by Marx and the five dark brown cavemen made by DFC. As you can see the DFC figures are compatible with Marx figures.
18.00 Ten cavemen in all 5 poses (2 of each pose); 2 tans, 2 brown.
2.00 Sitting making fire; 5 medium tans, 28 darker tans, 3 brown.
2.00 Squatting with forked stick; 3 lighter tans, 8 medium tans, 8 darker tans, 1 brown.
2.00 Standing with rock overhead; 2 medium tans, 5 darker tans, 1 brown.
The first "fat" triceratops is I think a copy of a cereal premium. The other seven are thin copies of the 1970s Processed Plastic prehistoric animals. All are marked made in Hong Kong for DFC.
10.00 8 in all 8 poses; 1 dull orange, 1 greenishtan.
1.00 Fat Triceratops; 1 brown, 1 blue, 1 green, 2 dull orange, 1 gray, 1 purple, 3 purple red, 2 greenish tan.
1.00 Thin Triceratops; 2 redbrown, 2 yellowgreenish, 6 gray, 1 blue, 1 khaki, 6 dull orange, 3 brown, 1 purple, 1 green, 2 greenishtan.
1.00 Trachodon; 1 green, , 3 yellowgreenish, 3 dull orange, 1 olive green.
1.00 Dimetrodon; 1 brown, 3 blue, 3 redbrown, 1 green, 2 yellowgreenish, 4 dull orange, 1 gray, 1 dark gray, 2 purplered..
1.00 Stegosaurus; 2 brown, 3 purple, 2 dull orange, 1 redbrown, 1 blue, 2 green, 3 yellowgreenish, 3 greenishtan.
1.00 Woolly Mammoth; 1 blue, 1 green, 1 gray, 2 purple, 1 brown, 1 dull orange, 2 greenishtan, 1 red.
1.00 Ankylosaurus; 3 blue, brown, 2 green, 3 yellowgreenish, 5 gray, 2 dull orange, 2 purple red.
1.00 Saber Tooth Tiger; 1 yellowgreenish, 2 dull orange, 4 greenishtan.
5.00 LCVP with driver. (1), (3.00 NO DRIVER; 1)
2.50 Tank; 1 black, 4 green, 2 tan.
2.00 Jeep; 1 black, 1 green, (1.00 Missing one set of wheels; 1 tan).
65.00 11030 Pork Chop Hill playset dated 1981. One end flap off but there. Contents; 3 vacuform mountains, vinyl play mat, 110+ figures (GIs are copies of Processed Plastic/Tim-Mee Vietnam GIs, Chinese army are copies of Airfix WWII Germans), 4 tanks, 2 jeeps, 4 cannons, 12 airplanes, 1 landing craft, 2 cardboard landing strips & cardboard bridge. MISSING 2 cannons & 9 sets of wheels for the airplanes (most have damaged conectors). No instructions but unsure if it had any.
30.00 - Pack of three 1/72 WWII playsets as seen above. Each set has 35 pieces including soldiers a tank or jeep and a vinyl playmat. Dated 1983 and made in Hong Kong.
DK Toys and Novelties made copies of the Tim-Mee 60mm GIs in Metallic blue and army green. These were misidentified as having been made by Eldon in the Geppert Guide. I will use the Tim-Mee numbers.
TM134 Advancing w/ bayoneted rifle. (2)
TM140 Marching w/ rifle. (12)
TM141 With Minesweeper. (1)
TM142 Crawling with rifle. (NONE)
TM144 Prone shooting rifle. (1)
TM146 With grenade.(4)
TM147 With bayoneted rifle over head. (NONE)
TM151 Kneeling shooting MG. (1)
TM152 Kneeling with radio. (NONE)
TM154 With pistol and binoculars. (2)
TM155 Running with "grease gun". (2)
NONE - Combat Soldier Set, carded bagged set (removed for picture). Has unique rocket shooter + six copies of Tim-Mee GIs. Looks similar to items made by Payton who was also in Brooklyn so they may have used the same mold maker.
Thanks to and ad by Bill Kipper in PLAYSET MAGAZINE (see pictures above) we have found out that figures that we thought were by MPC are instead by a small company known as DK Toys. The figures have been found in gold, silver and metallic blue and are of the "ringhand" style which caused the identification problems.
3.00 Walking right arm bent; 2 silver, 1 metallic blue.
3.00 Striding, arms down; NONE.
3.00 Crouching arms up; NONE.
3.00 Advancing in crouch; NONE.
3.00 Left arm up; 1 gold.
3.00 Tool box, straps split; NONE.
4.00 Hacksaw; NONE.
4.00 Screwdriver; NONE.
4.00 Pry bar; NONE IN STOCK.
4.00 Wooden mallet; NONE.
7.00 Two piece jack; NONE.
4.00 Baseball style hat; 1 gold.
4.00 Service (Boy Scout) style cap; 1 gold.
WWII Military Figures
Thanks to Paul Greundler for the ID on these figures.
4.00 Beach Master LCVP diver. (NONE)
4.00 Standing shooting rifle. (NONE)
4.00 Kneeling shooting rifle. (NONE)
4.00 Throwing grenade. (NONE)
4.00 Running with rifle. (NONE)
4.00 Grease gun at waist. (NONE)
The 45mm Marines came in small numbers in sets with; LCVPs, Helicopters, cargo planes and transport ships. The sets usually had one or two of the similar size military vehicles as seen above.
8.00 Armored Car. (NONE)
8.00 Jeep with MG on post. (NONE)
These were misidentified in the Geppert Guide. They were not made by Eldon but by DK Toys and Novelties.
15.00 Elmar, tiny 5 piece white replica of the US Capitol Building in a small suitcase box (some damage to box).
Figure grouping and Transogram Photos courtesy of Rick Koch.
These figures were designed by Marcel Jovine the man who also designed the visible man & woman kits for Renwal. He later found fame designing various medals including those used in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. Born in Italy Mr. Jovine was in the Italian army in WWII and was captured by the allies in North Africa and sent to the USA as a POW. After the war he stayed in the USA and pursued his love of sculpture. The Emenee Fairy Tale figures were produced in 1951. They were part of the "Once Upon a Time" series by the Emenee Toy Company (thanks to Bob Wilson of Phoenix Toys for pointing this out). Ememee mainly made toy musical instruments, but made other odd toys such as a Munsters mold set as well. Each little Once Upon a Time window box would hold the figures and accessories from one fairy tale along with a copy of the story. These early 50s figures were made of a rubber like vinyl and some had painted highlights. Like most eastern US toy companies Emenee had an office/showroom in the Toy Building at 200 5th Avenue in New York City. Paul Stadinger has also found the figures in a series know as Playbook in which six fairy tales are each given there own small book/box and dated 1958. The six fairy tales in this series are; Vol.1 The Three Little Pigs, Vol. 2 Little Red Riding Hood, Vol. 3 Jack and the Beanstalk, Vol. 4 Hansel and Gretel, Vol. 5 The Three Bears and Vol. 6 Cinderella. There is no manufacturer on these boxes, but the pictures at Paul's site show that the figures do not seem to be painted and they look like they are made of polyethylene. At some point Transogram (thanks to Rick Koch for this information) either leased or bought the molds and in 1963 released the figures in a polyethylene soft plastic as part of their "Story Time Erasable Coloring Set" series. We are uncertain how many different pieces were made but have seen the number "65" on back of the "grandmother" and some pieces apparently do not have a number. The older Emenee figures (some accessories were a stiffer plastic) were made of rubber like vinyl and factory painted (competition for the Marx fairykins?), while later Transogram figures are unpainted and made of polyethylene soft plastic. Both Emenee and Transogram seems to have kept the figure colors the same over the years. In the 1980s copies without numbers and marked HONG KONG were made but we are unsure of who made them or how they were sold. We have thought that as Lido had operations in NYC and made figures for many other companies that they may have made the molds for Emenee. Also when Lido sold ex owner Effrem Arenstein set up a company in Hong Kong that made copies of figures including Timpo's swoppets that they wholesaled to Transogram. So perhaps they made the original molds or copied them, but at this time there is no hard evidence to support this theory.
5.00 A. Little Red Riding Hood's Basket, yellow; NONE.
3.00 B. Little Red Riding Hood, red; NONE.
3.00 C. Grandmother?, green; NONE.
3.00 D. Wolf, brown; NONE.
3.00 E. Woodsman, brown; NONE.
3.00 F. Woman in apron, yellow; NONE.
3.00 G. Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, green; NONE.
3.00 H. Prince, red; 2 red vinyl.
3.00 I. Cinderella, yellow; NONE.
3.00 J. Cow, brown; NONE.
3.00 K. Young boy, green; NONE.
3.00 L. Young girl (Goldilocks), yellow; NONE.
3.00 M. Young girl in hood, red; NONE.
3.00 N. Thin lady, yellow; NONE.
3.00 O. Chicken with egg, red; NONE.
3.00 P. Bear hand at head, brown; NONE.
3.00 Q. Bear hands at waist, brown; NONE.
5.00 R. Bed, hard plastic, yellow; NONE.
5.00 S. Cinderella's coach mice, green, SP; NONE.
10.00 T. Cinderella's coach yellow & red HP + green mice SP, HK. (NONE)
3.00 T. Dog, blue; NONE.
3.00 U. Bear, brown; NONE.
3.00 V. Wolf (3 Little Pigs), brown; (NONE).
3.00 W. Three little pig hand at sides; NONE.
3.00 X. Chair heat cutout, brown, HP; NONE.
4.00 Y. Fireplace, red, HP; NONE.
4.00 Z. Cottage front, red, HP; NONE.
6.00 AA. Giant, red painted, HP; NONE.
Caldwell Products started in Canada about 1946. By 1948 they opened operations in the Bronx NYC. They specialized in making injection molds for other companies (some toy, some not). In 1948 they started a subsidiary to sell their own products; Empire Plastic Corporation. In the early 1950s Empire moved from the Bronx to nearby Pelham (Pelham Manor). They seem to have faded by the late 1950s, but an Empire Plastic Corporation started doing business in the mid 1960s in Tarboro North Carolina so the company may have moved south.
10.00 Fish rattle, one of the first plastic figures made, circa 1948/49, HP, blue.
NONE - Twirl-N-Toss, plate on a stick.
NONE - White house model kit. Looks like it is all there and still has the original tubes of glue.
- 15.00 Jet about three inches long, HP, marked under Right wing; EMPIRE 53, LOCKHEED SHOOTING STAR, unde left wing; F-80-C, ALLISON J33, 5200 LBS THRUST, 600 M.P.H. Unsure if EMPIRE 53 denotes Empire plastic.
NOW FOR SALE ON EBAY.
3.00 Cow, hard plastic; 1 blue.
NOW FOR SALE ON EBAY.
NOW FOR SALE ON EBAY
NOW FOR SALE ON EBAY.
Empire Plastics also sold under the Hav A Toy name as can be seen on the box in the picture below. Most of the large animals are hollow and act as rattles. Animals with legs are marked HAV A TOY inside one leg.
25.00 Rocking horse rocker with original destroyed box.
Dog picture courtesy Sharon Elosser.
8.00 Dog rattle; 1 light gray with black swirl.
Red horse picture courtesy Sharon Elosser.
8.00 Horse rattle; 2 light gray with black swirl
8.00 Cow rattle; 1 red, 1 pink, 2 graywhite, 2 pick with reddish swirl, 2 light gray with black swirl.
8.00 Swan rattle; 1 pink, 1 light blue, 1 white.
Pig photo courtesy of Mike Germain.
NONE - Pig rattle.
EMPIRE (CALDWELL PRODUCTS) PLASTIC CORP. VEHICLES
NONE - Boxed set, 40 Vehicles, hard plastic, Circa 1950-52, Empire Plastic Corp with Bronx address.
- Most common Empire vehicles perhaps due to comic book sales. 1956 ad has changed the name of the trolley cars which were being phased out across the US to a "bus".
Circa late 1940-50s. Sold by both Empire Plastic Corp and under the Vibro-Roll name which might have been an Empire trade/brand name.
NOW FOR SALE ON EBAY.
NOW FOR SALE ON EBAY.
NOW FOR SALE ON EBAY.
NONE - Empire Plastics (Caldwell), streamliner on card, hard plastic, circa 1950-54.
NOW FOR SALE ON EBAY.
NOW FOR SALE ON EBAY.
NONE IN STOCK.
Empire made some nice mini airplanes that were then copied by Lido and may have influenced MPC. They were originally made in hard plastic but by the time they moved to Pelham they were made in "UNBREAKABLE" soft plastic. The Lido copies are marked "LIDO" and include a X-15 that was not made by Empire.
NOW FOR SALE ON EBAY
Caldwell made a nice air craft carrier about 8 inches long. It came with four small HP jets.
NO CARRIERS IN STOCK
F9F Carrier plane; FOR SALE ON EBAY.
Carded sets pictures courtesy ravenrose413 on ebay.
NONE IN STOCK
MAYBE EMPIRE?? Photo courtesy ravenrose413 on ebay.
In 1961 Empire of NY was sold south to Tarboro NC becoming part of Carolina Enterprises. It became part of General Foam Dynamics in the 1990s.
These large 5 to 6 inch figures were produced for the 1976 bicentennial celebration. They were sold in header card bags and individually as "bin" toys. They were made of a slightly stiffer plastic than polyethylene, perhaps polypropylene and can be damaged. Original colors were; blue, red & yellow but some were also made in a nice tan.
9.00 Pioneer kneeling with rifle; NONE,(3.00 SHORT RIFLE; 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 red.
9.00 Pioneer standing shooting rifle; NONE, (3.00 SHORT RIFLE; 2 yellow).
9.00 Pioneer clubbing with rifle; 3 blue, 3 red, 2 yellow.
9.00 Pioneer with hatchet & rifle; NONE.
9.00 Pioneer loading rifle; 2 blue, 1 red, 1 yellow.
15.00 Indian with spear & hatchet; NONE.
10.00 Indian with rifle at waist; 1 red, 1 yellow.
12.00 Indian with knife; NONE.
Picture courtesy Chris Saloman.
Empire also briefly made four large 5 to 6 inch scale space figures. Probably in the late 1970s when Star Wars and Buck Rogers were popular. Photo of two figures in the center courtesy Rick Koch.
35.00 Running with pistol; 1 yellow.
25.00 Tanker Truck, MIB, 1960s era about 6-8 inches long. Made of polyethylene.
20.00 Teeny Tiny Trains, 1977, with marble rolling action.
Photo courtesy Chris Salomon.
NONE - Man waiting for bus, small scale, blue.
NONE - Fireman with extinguisher, blue. ()
NONE - Fireman with ax, blue.
NONE - Policeman with whistle pointing, blue. ()
NONE - Policeman with billy club, blue.
6.00 Policeman with megaphone, pointing up, blue. (2)
NONE - BUS STOP sign, blue.
NONE - School boy crossing guard with flag, blue. (1.00 MISSING FLAG; 1)
5.00 School girl holding books at body, blue. (2)
NONE - School girl arm out, blue.
NONE - Construction worker with flag, blue.
NONE - Construction worker directing traffic, blue.
NONE - Construction worker Looking at stopwatch, gesturing with other hand, blue.
6.00 Construction worker Kneeling with wrench, blue. (1)
Gay also made a blow molded barn with window insert ( seen in 1965 Spiegel catalog). It was filled with 8 different kinds of farm animals made in white soft plastic. The four smaller animals seem to be based upon Auburn.
10.00 Barn missing window and no animals, but comes with 7 pieces of brown SP fence not sure if the fence is by Gay.
.50 EACH Gay Farm Animals, white soft plstic
Lamb. NONE IN STOCK
Chicken. NONE IN STOCK
Guinea hen (turkey). NONE IN STOCK
CUSTER'S LAST STAND
Gibbs was a small molding company in Henderson Kentucky. We believe they made mostly auto parts but in the mid 1950s they made a unique Custer's Last Stand playset. It came in a can that advertised there being 80 figures, but we have found 84 different pieces pictured including; 1 wagon, four teepees with unique artwork, 7 horses without riders, 17 horses with riders and 55 figures on foot. Also included was a booklet on the battle and a map of the battlefield. The figures are roughly 40/45mm in scale and semiflat. They can be found in hard and soft plastic (some cans have a combination of both). The 7th Cavalry are in blue and usually the mounted Indians are in red and the foot Indians in yellow, but we have found a few foot Indians in red. The hard plastic figures are prone to damage and getting the cavalry horses in soft plastic still attached to their bases is difficult. We like the set as every figure was a different pose. Figure top left is usually assumed to be Custer. Of course the 7th did not have a wagon and their swords were left behind (so they would not rattle and give the troops away) and not at the battle.
2.00 First Indian in top row of yellow Indians, SP.
Gibert made a series of 3 1/2 inch figures from the 007 James Bond spy movies. They are made of an odd hard plastic and factory painted.
6.00 Tuxedo Bond. (2)
6.00 "M". (1)
6.00 Moneypenny. (NONE), (3.00 warped at ankles leans too far forward, HEAT RESTORE??)
6.00 Bond in SCUBA gear. (4)
6.00 Domino, (1), (3.00 BROKEN OFF AT ANKLES; 1)
5.00 Dr. No, Bond's first movie villain. (6)
6.00 Goldfinger. (2)
6.00 Largo. (3)
6.00 Casual Bond. (3)
8.00 Odd Job. (3)
- NONE - Warriors Play Set, MOC, blistercard, dated 1985, same space/fantasy/Viking figures with clip on weapons, also sold by Marty Toys (see below). This one is different than the one pictured in that the blister came loose in shipping to me. All contents are present.
Halsams is primarily known for their domino sets, American Bricks and American logs sets. In the early to mid 1960s they made a wooden fort playset "FORT AMERICA" Earlier sets will have Lido figures (as shown on the box) but as Lido went out of business in 1964 Halsams at some point switched to Tim-Mee Toys for figure supply (box lid stayed the same showing Lido figures). Although we have see a few sets with Lido figures they usually have the Tim-Mee ones.
NONE IN STOCK
- NONE - Kilroy was here, pregnant girl. First figure made by Hartland using a humorous WWII slogan.
NONE Large gray & white prancing horse NOT HARTLAND BUT A HONG KONG COPY OF A BREYER HORSE.()
NONE - Largest horse standing,.(NONE)
NONE - large horse eating;.
NONE - Gray horse above.
NONE - Larger tan horse in picture above.
NONE - Smaller tan horse in picture above.
4.00 EACH More smaller 50-54mm horses.
A Horse head down front leg bent; 1 tan with white mane, tail & socks, 1 tan.
B Horse head down with bobbed tail walking; NONE.
C Horse head up with long tail prancing; NONE.
D Horse head down with long tail standing; NONE.
5.00 3-4 Inch horse.
3.00 Lamb. (NONE)
5.00 Golden Retriever, tan. (NONE)
5.00 Farm puppy. (NONE)
5.00 Farm Dog, blue. (NONE)
5.00 Chesapeake Retriever, redbrown. (NONE)
5.00 St. Bernard, (1 more redbrown than the one pictured).
2.00 Doghouse. (4)
FIGURES,from 1957 game Fearless Fireman, HP.
OUT OF STOCK
Another small US company. They made a number of toys including medieval fantasy and WWII playsets. The figures were made in Hong Kong.
Fantasy figures are about 50-52mm in scale. The knights are based upon Britains deetail poses.
3.00 Knight horse; 2 black.
1.50 Mounted knight sword pointed up. (6)
1.50 Mounted knight sword pointed down. (3), (1.00 MISSING HELMET PLUME;1)
1.50 Foot knight sword pointed down. (5)
1.50 Foot knight with sword in baseball batter stance. (5)
1.50 Foot Knight with ball and chain.(5)
1.50 Foot knight shooting bow. (6)
3.00 Fantasy figure hands at waist, bronze.(2)
3.00 Fantasy figure with ball and chain, bronze.(1)
3.00 Fantasy figure with sword and shield, bronze.(1)
3.00 Fantasy figure with hands up, bronze.(NONE)
3.00 Fantasy figure with club, bronze. (NONE)
3.00 Fantasy figure with halberd, bronze.(NONE)
3.00 Fantasy rider with ax, metallic green. (2)
3.00 Fantasy rider with ball & chain, metallic green. (3)
3.00 Fantasy rider with sword, metallic green.(2)
About 1981 Helm Toy copied (in Hong Kong) some of the Marx WWII German and American poses (barbwire, Germans & first three GIs) and three Deluxe Reading poses (Three GIs on right in picture) to put in their own sets. These are not found very often. They are a bit smaller than the Marx originals and each base is usually marked (probably pantographed) "HELM TOY HONG KONG".
Germans were made in light gray.
3.00 German officer pointing downward. (NONE)
3.00 German looking through binoculars. (NONE)
3.00 German running with pistol. (NONE)
3.00 German crouching with rifle. (NONE)
3.00 German kneeling shooting rifle. (1)
3.00 German as if throwing grenade (except HELM did not include a grenade). (1)
1.00 Barbwire, dark gray.(3)
GIs were made in black.
3.00 GI SGT marching arms at sides. (NONE)
3.00 GI with tommygun at waist. (1)
3.00 GI running with rifle. (1)
3.00 GI with pistol at waist. (NONE)
3.00 GI crouching with rifle. (NONE)
3.00 GI kneeling shooting rifle. (NONE)
HG Toys started in the 1950s and has made many licensed toys. In the late 1970s they took over; Winneco, Palmer & Payton + used some of the old T.Cohn molds and made a number of playsets.
In 1979 HG came out with a Buck Rogers playset. Human figures are about 40mm in scale while the robot aliens are smaller.
NONE - Space station as seen above, yellow hard plastic with three separate legs and drop down ladder + transparent red dome.
15.00 Instruction assembly sheet.
5.00 Starfighter, white SP. (2 NO DECALS)
5.00 Draconian Maurauder, maroon SP. (3)
OUT OF STOCK - All 8 character figures all white.
2.00 EACH Space Commandos;
30mm Space Commando with pistol; 9 silver, 3 light metallic blue.
30mm Space Commando with rifle, ribbed vest; 2 light metallic blue.
30mm Space Commando with rifle, jacket & backpack; 7 silver, 2 light metallic blue.
Smaller closer to 1/72 Aliens & robots. Apparently put in at random. We have found them in silver and red. May be marked IDL HK under the base. IDL made the mold in the 60s and HG either bought the mold or the figures for this playset
A. Scooterbot; 7 silver.
B. Both arms held out; 5 silver.
C. Left arm up; 3 silver.
D. Both arms down; 6 silver, (3.00 ONE CLAW MOLDED SHORT; 1 silver).
E. Hands at waist; 4 silver.
F. Both hands up; 3 silver.
From an early 80s HG playset. Playset picture courtesy Joseph Svec.
NONE - Ten silver "knights" in all 6 poses + 2 horses.
NONE - Ten gold "Vikings" in all six poses.
5.00 Mantlet. (1)
8.00 Ballista/catapult. (1)
5.00 Castle front.
5.00 Castle rear.
5.00 Castle side.
15.00 Western playset cowboys lot as seen above.
15.00 Western playset Indians lot as seen above.
Plastic objects used with a Kindergarten program "Getting Ready To Read" to help children learn consonants. Developed in the mid 1960s they were first made in red and then in 1980 the set was revised and the plastic objects made in yellow.
1.00 Baseball bat. (4)
3.00 Bear. (9)
5.00 Bicycle. (1)
3.00 Boy. (7)
3.00 Camel. (7)
1.00 Candle. (5)
1.00 Chain. (3)
1.00 Chair. (NONE)
1.00 Cherry. (5)
3.00 Chick. (4)
3.00 Cow. (6)
4.00 Deer. (7)
3.00 Dog. (8)
2.00 Doll. (4)
3.00 Duck. (3)
1.00 Fish. (4)
2.00 Football. (1)
1.00 Fork. (2)
3.00 Fox. (4)
3.00 Goat. (4)
3.00 Goose. (5)
5.00 Gun (rifle). (5)
1.00 Hammer. (2)
1.00 Hoe. (3)
5.00 Horse. (NONE)
1.00 House. (4)
1.00 Jack. (4)
5.00 Jack-O-Lantern. (1)
2.00 Jeep. (3)
1.00 Jump rope. (1)
3.00 Kangaroo. (5)
2.00 Key. (2)
8.00 King. (NONE)
2.00 Kite. (NONE)
1.00 Ladder. (1)
1.00 Lamp. (3)
1.00 Leaf. (1)
3.00 Lion. (NONE)
1.00 Mailbox. (5)
3.00 Monkey with cup. (1)
1.00 Mop. (3)
3.00 Mouse. (3)
1.00 Nail. (1)
1.00 Nest. (2)
6.00 Newsboy. (2)
1.00 Nine. (4)
1.00 Pear. (3)
1.00 Pencil. (NONE)
1.00 Pie. (5)
3.00 Pig. (4)
3.00 Rabbit. (3)
1.00 Radio. (2)
1.00 Rake. (2)
1.00 Ring. (1)
1.00 Saddle. (5)
1.00 Saw. (3)
3.00 Seal. (6)
3.00 Sheep. (5)
2.00 Shell. (3)
1.00 Shoe. (4)
1.00 Shovel. (3)
8.00 Soldier. (2)
1.00 Table. (3)
1.00 Telephone. (4)
1.00 Thermometer. (3)
1.00 Thermos. (2)
1.00 Thimble. (3)
1.00 Thorns. (3)
1.00 Top. (3)
3.00 Turkey. (2)
1.00 Vacuum cleaner. (3)
1.00 Valentine. (3)
1.00 Vase without handles. (3)
1.00 Violin. (2)
2.00 Wagon. (NONE)
1.00 Watch (pocket). (2)
3.00 Whale. (2)
1.00 Wheel. (3)
1.00 Wheelbarrow. (3)
1.00 Whistle. (3)
1.00 Window. (4)
8.00 Witch. (NONE)
3.00 Yak. (NONE)
1.00 Yarn. (4)
4.00 Yelling girl. (1)
2.00 Yo-Yo. (1), (1.00 STRING GONE -1)
1.00 Balloon, NO STRING. (1)
1.00 Bathtub. (2)
3.00 Bear. (1)
5.00 Bicycle. (NONE)
1.00 Boot. (1)
3.00 Boy. (1)
1.00 Bus. (NONE)
3.00 Camel. (1)
1.00 Candle. (NONE)
1.00 Carrots. (1)
3.00 Cat. (NONE)
1.00 Comb. (1)
1.00 Corn. (NONE)
3.00 Cow. (1)
4.00 Deer. (1)
1.00 Desk. (1)
4.00 Dinosaur. (NONE)
1.00 Dishes. (1)
3.00 Dog. (1)
2.00 Doll. (1)
3.00 Duck. (NONE)
1.00 Fan. (1)
1.00 Feather. (1)
1.00 Fence,BROKEN INTO TWO PIECES. (1)
1.00 Fish. (NONE)
1.00 Fork. (2)
1.00 Four. (1)
3.00 Fox. (1)
1.00 Game. (2)
1.00 Garden. (1)
1.00 Gate. (NONE)
5.00 Ghost. (NONE)
3.00 Girl. (2)
1.00 Guitar. (1)
1.00 Hammer. (NONE)
1.00 Hat. (NONE)
3.00 Helicopter. (1)
3.00 Hippopotamus. (NONE)
5.00 Horse. (NONE)
1.00 Hose. (2)
1.00 House. (2)
2.00 Jack in the box. (NONE)
1.00 Jar. (1)
1.00 Jeans. (2)
2.00 Jeep. (NONE)
2.00 Jet. (1)
3.00 Kangaroo. (1)
2.00 Key. (NONE)
8.00 King. (NONE)
2.00 Kite. (NONE)
1.00 Ladder. (2)
1.00 Lamp. (1)
1.00 Leaf. (1)
3.00 Lion. (NONE)
1.00 Milk. (1)
1.00 Mitten. (1)
3.00 Monkey walking on all fours. (NONE)
6.00 Monster. (NONE)
1.00 Moon. (NONE)
1.00 Mop. (2)
3.00 Mouse. (1)
1.00 Nail. (NONE)
1.00 Napkins. (NONE)
1.00 Needle. (1)
1.00 Nest. (1)
1.00 Net. (1)
1.00 Newspaper. (1)
4.00 Nurse. (2)
1.00 Pail. (NONE)
2.00 Parachute. (2)
1.00 Pear. (1)
1.00 Piano. (2)
3.00 Pig. (1)
1.00 Pillow. (1)
3.00 Rabbit. (1)
1.00 Radio. (2)
1.00 Rake. (NONE)
1.00 Record. (1)
1.00 Ring. (1)
1.00 Rope. (1)
1.00 Ruler. (1)
1.00 Saddle. (NONE)
1.00 Saw. (2)
3.00 Seal. (NONE)
1.00 Sink. (1)
1.00 Soap. (1)
1.00 Sock. (1)
1.00 Sun. (NONE)
1.00 Table. (NONE)
1.00 Telephone. (1)
4.00 Tiger. (NONE)
1.00 Tire. (1)
1.00 Top. (1)
3.00 Turkey. (1)
3.00 Turtle. (NONE)
2.00 Van. (NONE)
1.00 Vase with handles. (1)
1.00 Vegetables. (1)
1.00 Vest. (1)
1.00 Violin. (2)
1.00 Volcano. (1)
1.00 Waffle. (NONE)
2.00 Wagon. (1)
1.00 Watch (wrist). (NONE)
1.00 Watermelon. (NONE)
1.00 Window. (NONE)
1.00 Wood. (1)
1.00 Worm. (NONE)
3.00 Yak. (NONE)
1.00 Yarn. (1)
2.00 Yawning boy. (NONE)
2.00 Yo-Yo. (NONE)
Wagon is marked Hubley. Others are not but were are pretty sure all are by Hubley as they have the unique attachment points.
15.00 Tractor, yellow HP with SP wheels.
8.00 Wagon, red HP with rubber wheels.
8.00 Disc roller, red HP. (2)
Hubley made a nice metal poutry and swine farm trucks as seen in the 1957 catalog ad. The crates and pigs are hard plastic, the fowl soft plastic.
1.00 Chicken; 1 black, 4 white.
1.00 Duck; 1 redbrown, 14 white.
3.00 Pig on snowboard, HP; 3 tan.
NONE - Motorcycle cop, wheels are vinyl the rest is hard plastic.
After LIDO was sold one of the owners, Effram Arenstein along with the man who made Raggady Andy dolls set up Toy Innovations/Innovative Promotions in Hong Kong. Among the products they made were copies of Timpo's swoppets. In 1972 copies of Timpo American Revolution figures were used as give aways at Shell gasoline stations. These same figures became more popular when sold on blister cards during the bicentennial of 1976 and to collectors they are called "Men of 76".
There were 12 different Shell Gasoline giveaways.
Unit 1 Kneeling bluecoat, standing redcoat. NONE
Unit 2 Kneeling redcoat, standing bluecoat. NONE
Unit 3 Marching bluecoat, marching redcoat. NONE
Unit 4 American Officer on horseback. NONE
Unit 5 British Officer on horseback. NONE
Unit 6 Standing Frenchman, kneeling hessian. NONE
Unit 7 Indian scout, Standing minuteman. NONE
Unit 8 Kneeling minuteman, Molly Pitcher. NONE
Unit 9 George Washington on horseback. NONE
Unit 10 Corneallis on horseback. NONE
Unit 11 Paul Revere on horseback. NONE
Unit 12 Cannon. NONE
No cards in stock.
There were ten different blistercards with 2 or 3 figures + a cannon or horse.
2.00 Continental Soldier in blue kneeling shooting rifle. (NONE)
2.00 Minuteman in brown kneeling shooting rifle. (NONE)
2.00 Continental Soldier in blue standing shooting rifle. (NONE)
2.00 Minuteman in brown standing shooting rifle. (NONE)
2.00 French soldier in white standing shooting rifle. (NONE)
3.00 Mounted Paul Revere in gray (NO weapon) + horse. (NONE)
2.00 Molly Pitcher with bucket. (NONE)
2.00 Indian, unarmed. (NONE)
2.00 British soldier mounted with horse, no weapon. (NONE)
2.00 British soldier in red standing shooting rifle. (NONE)
2.00 British soldier in red kneeling shooting rifle. (NONE)
2.00 Hessian soldier in green kneeling shooting rifle.(NONE)
3.00 Cannon. (NONE)
NONE - Black sedan as seen above, about 6 inches long.
5.00 Farmer; NONE.
These Popeye figures were not made by MPC, but by Irwin Due to the hole in their bases it had been assumed they were made by MPC. Marked K.F.S. (Kings Feature Syndicate)owners of the Popeye copyright. 1/32 in scale. Jim McGough provided pictures of the figures in a canoe clearly marked Irwin. See the ALL OTHER USA MADE A-O page for availability
NONE Popeye, rubber like vinyl.
NONE Olive Oil, rubber like vinyl.
NONE Brutus, rubber like vinyl.
In the mid to late 1940s Judy Toys made a series of Farm sets. The people, vehicles and animals are made of a bakelite type of dense hard rock like plastic. The vehicles are almost 2-D. Most items are painted in one color. Farm buildings in the playsets are made of a heavy cardstock/cardboard.
Te small standing chick is marked Knickerbocker Plastic Co. Other are unmarked. They all came together but may be by Thomas Toys or Empire Plastic. Most likely used as Easter basket toys.
NONE Pink rooster.
NONE White chick.
NONE Swan gondola.
NONE Seated happy boy.
5.00 Five 30/35mm vikings in one pose, brown. (2)
5.00 Six 30/35mm barbarians in one pose, tan.(4)
Hollow belly animals. Marked MADE IN USA up inside the animal and LAPIN - PRODUCTS just inside bellyedge on left side. About 3 inches long by 1 3/4 inches tall.
5.00 Elephant, HP, light cream color. (4)
- NONE - M-TOY #1003, dated 1983, Warriors of the Galaxy, space fantasy figures.
Figures in picture are part of the 1957 Hasbro Game Fearless Fireman.
15.00 Ferris wheel marked "MARVI NO.10 U.S.A.", HP. As seen above.
NONE - Carry case for the Mattel circus gas station give aways. Neat vinyl folds open.
- 10.00 EACH 1972 Mattel Shell Oil premiums, bags opened to show contents. Compatible with Marx circus playsets.
10.00 Sealed set. (1)
8.00 Loose set with bag.
8.00 Loose set with bag.
2.00 Monkey with arm up. (2)
2.00 Seated monkey. (3)
2.00 Gorilla stand with stickers applied.
3.00 Human cannon baller.
7.00 Cannon assembled with stickers applied.
3.00 Human high diver.
5.00 2pc Red ladder and stand.
2.00 Blue Tub, no stickers & slight mold flaw.
3.00 Horse, no sticker.
2.00 Dog jumping through the flame ring.
3.00 Two piece flame ring.
5.00 High wire stand; 2 ladders with bases andblue connecting rod.
5.00 High wire act; clown on moncycle, lady acrobat & connecting wire.
8.00 Loose set with bag.
These 54/60mm cowboys were made in the late 1970s for a The Power Shop "sawmill" set where kids got to cut things to make a western town. Like to see that for sale today....
8.00 Cowboy with rifle.(NONE)
8.00 Cowboy without rifle. (NONE)
8.00 Horse with saddle. (NONE)
8.00 Wagon horse with harness. (1)
- NONE - Two thingmaker rubber GIs, one with backpack.
Mattel made a playset based upon the the popular 1980s TV show "The Love Boat". It came with the figures seen above, the first six are hard plastic, factory painted and represent the ship's crew. They were the regular cast led by Gavin Macleod as the Captain Stubing. The single colored figures represent the weekly guest stars who usually had some travail but eventually found love aboard the boat by the end of each weeks show. They have three dress styles; formal, casual & bathing suits. Figures are about 50mm in size. Characters are marked under their bases; "C 1983, Aaron Spelling Prod. Inc". All figures are marked "MTC" on their backs which we assume stands for the Mattel Toy Corporatiion.
30.00 Love boat figures lot, all six characters plus 21 passengers in all six poses. (1)
- 6.00 Mattel Heros in Action (1976)Pair of 3-4 inch swivel waist GIs. Thanks to Michael a. Bradsell for the ID.
Mattell made a series of vinyl soldiers about 70mm in size. Titles "GUTS" they depiced various special force style warriors including Green Berets as seen above.
These figures all had some type of bondo put over the MT 1988 CHINA markings found on the backs of the figures and were then painted. We have stripped the new paint, but the bondo type material is still there although you can see through it.
With pistol in right hand, left arm down. NONE
Kneeling with automatic weapon. NONE
Kneeling with RPG. NONE
Standing shooting automatic weapon. NONE
Standing with MG at waist. NONE
Standing with automatic weapon at waist. NONE
With pistol in right hand, left arm held out. NONE
About to throw canister grenade. NONE
Prone shooting automatic weapon. NONE
2.00 EACH GUTS figures
Frogman in blue suit/yellow mask & fins kneeling with weapon.(1)
Frogman in blue suit/light blue mask & fins walking with weapon.
Frogman in blue suit/black mask & fins standing with weapon at waist.
Frogman in blue suit/light blue mask & fins swimming with weapon and mine.
Space suit gray warrior kneeling with weapon.(2)
Space suit gray warrior running with weapon.(NONE)
Space suit gray warrior kneeling with rpg. (1)
Soldier throwing grenade. (2)
Soldier shooting pistol. (1)
Soldier with weapon and night vision scope.(1)
Soldier standing shooting weapon. (1)
Soldier with weapon & ammo box. (3)
Bare chested soldier standing shooting weapon. (1)
Soldier with mohawk shooting weapon from chest. (1)
Ninja? with nunchucks. (NONE)
Soldier standing shooting RPG. (1)
Green Beret throwing grenade. (1)
Green Beret with MG at waist. (NONE)
6.00 Attack boat, deck cracked and needs repair. Hard plastic olive army green.
Miller made these; blow molded, waxy, very fragile aliens (Earth Invaders) in the 1950s. I remember have some including the purple people eater lower right (made after a popular humorous song came out with the same title). Can't remember who sent these photos.
NONE IN STOCK
Made of hard plastic we know nothing about this brand.
NONE IN STOCK
These football players are dated 1967 and are about 70mm in scale. They would make good cake toppers, but we have no idea how they were sold. Made of a stiffer "soft" plastic in red and blue.
3.00 #19 Quarterback about to throw ball; NONE.
2.00 #80 Both hands up; NONE.
2.00 #47 Hands on thighs; 1 red.
2.00 #71 Crouching right arm out; NONE.
2.00 #30 Hands at chest ready to take hand off; NONE.
2.00 #51 Both arms out; NONE.
Camel is by Nosco, but we are unsure about the reindeer. Circa 1950-55.
5.00 Reindeer, HP, flat back, redbrown swirl. (NONE)
5.00 Camel, HP; NONE.
Norge made a series of soft plastic US President. Half round with name and other information on the flat rear side. Group picture courtesy Mark Hegeman.
5.00 Presidet Tyler.