Traditional Tin Toy making is becoming a lost art. These toys were popular in the 1920’s to 1960’s before plastic toys and video games. Tin Toys were originally made in America and Germany, but production moved to Japan after World War II.
These toys are made using the same techniques used by toymakers in a previous era. Each toy starts as a flat sheet of printed steel and then it's cut into its many pieces. Each piece is then formed into its final shape by passing it through numerous tooling stations until its final shape is achieved. These separate pieces are then hand assembled to create a single finished Tin Toy.
Because this is such a labor intensive process, it is easy to see why Tin Toy production was quickly abandoned when plastic molding was developed. Now, these Tin Toys are valued by collectors as historical toys and art.
Tin Toys and Child Safety
We found our Tin Toys still being manufactured in Japan, Korea, Germany, Czech Republic, USA, India, and China. Most of these tin toys are in limited production. So when these toys are sold-out, they may not make any more.
Old fashioned Tin Toys are for adult collectors only. Tin Toys can have small parts and sharp edges, so they are not made for children. Parents should always supervise children with toys. Children can also supervise their parents playing with these wind-up toys.
TinToyArcade.com accepts no liability for tin toys and reproduction items made for adult collectors (not for children).
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