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Wyandotte Toy Truck

Jan 29, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

This is a beautifully restored Wyandotte Truck. Wyandotte pressed metal toys were manufactured by the All Metal Products Company, which was in business from 1920 to 1957. They mass-produced inexpensive, yet high quality metal toys, chiefly from scrap metal leftover from automobile manufacturing. The Wyandotte name, used as a brand name for their trucks and

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1957 Sears Christmas Catalog

Dec 08, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  5 Comments

A Nostalgic Look at the Sears Christmas Catalog I recall growing up in the 1960s when one of the most anticipated events in the Christmas season was the arrival of the Sears catalog at our home. My brothers and I would take turns (honestly!) going through the toy pages and making our lists for Santa

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Classic Toys: The Big Wheel

Apr 16, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  6 Comments

America’s Favorite Ride-On Toy The Big Wheel was first released in 1969 by Louis Marx & Co., an American toymaker that began manufacturing mechanical tin toys in 1919. The earliest ride-on toys had been made of metal and were powered by the child kicking their feet. Popular early designs included locomotives, cars and fire engines.

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