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1941 Mercury Wagon

Apr 12, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The 1941 ride-on toy catalog described this wagon as, “An unusual value in a streamlined coaster wagon, built for speed and durability.” For $4.41, this was quite a value – but remember, that was in 1941 dollars. The sleek art deco styling of this wagon includes “dummy headlights” on the sides to give this toy a fast

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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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