Tin Toy Arcade Story
Aaron's TinToyArcade is a Family Run toy shop in Historic College Park, Georgia USA. Our classic toy store is managed by Aaron's friends and family. We want to share happiness through these old fashioned toys with their traditional designs and values. We try to treat you like Family too! Thanks for supporting us. I hope you love your toys!
Cindy Brown, Aaron's Mom
AARON'S IDEA (in First Grade)
Aaron Brown found some old tin toys in his grandfather's basement. He and his dad started taking pictures of the toys. They framed these images for gifts for family and friends.
Aaron wondered why he could not find these old tin toys in stores. He wanted to buy some tin wind ups to give to his friends and teachers.
Aaron and his dad did some research and discovered that some of the toys are still being made in America, Germany, India, Japan and China. Some are even made by the original manufacturers.
It seems that most of these toys were once made in America and Europe. The manufacturing equipment was moved to Japan and Asia after World War II to offer toy making jobs to the people in these devastated areas. The Japanese toy makers became masters of the art of tin toys with original vehicles, animals and robots. With their toy making traditions Germany also produced high quality tin toys after the war.
Since Aaron is in school, he wanted to share his toys on the internet so friends can see the toys and art any time.
TinToyArcade.com is like an old fashioned shopping arcade with unique surprises and fun gifts from around the world.
From the site, maintained by his family and neighborhood friends, anyone can buy Tin Toys or Aaron's Classic Toys.
Aaron invented Aaron's Giggle Meter™ to rate how funny each toy looks and moves. Check out Aaron's Top Ten Tin Toys™.
Aaron and his Mom wrote a children's book called "The Lost Key: A Tin-Toy Adventure," which is also available at the web site.
The proceeds from TinToyArcade.com will go to Aaron's Education Savings.
Aaron, Dad, and Mom hope you enjoy Tin Toys like we do.