Confusing Mickey Pinball GameBy Mark Chervenka
Confusing Mickey Pinball Game
Here is a bright colorful Mickey Mouse tin-back pinball toy, about 10-inches tall. The image of Mickey is from the 1930s, with the so-called "pie-eyes," black eyes with pie-shaped wedges of white. Pie-eyes used to be a good indicator of age but that's no longer true. Early pie-eyed images Disney characters have been appearing on many reproductions since the 1980s.
The great majority toys made since the mid-1980s with Disney characters have been made in China. Vintage Disney products were made in the USA or Japan, not China. The new pinball game was made in China for Schylling Toys, a modern toy company.