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This new marble game looks like its straight from a baby boomers toy box. Look closely and youll see that the featured attractions are space toys actually sold in the 1950s-60s.
There are several new bell toys that resemble vintage litho paper over wood originals from the late 1920s-1950s era. The new pieces have painted wood wheels, wooden bodies covered by paper and bells that ring when the toys are pulled.
Copies of 1950s classic metal lunch box are being reproduced. The new boxes are copies of some of the most desirable and expensive originals. The three boxes shown here, though, don't seem to pose a serious problem.
The lanterns show here are made of brightly colored cardboard. Eyes, mouths and other details are die-cut with tissue paper backing. A battery powered light shines through the die-cuts.
What's in a name? If it's the right name, big bucks. Perfectly ordinary tools, kitchenwares, and common household items that wouldn't normally raise an eyebrow can skyrocket blood pressures when marked "Griswold", "Winchester", "Keen Kutter", or "Old Sleepy Eye".
Original molds were used to reissue a classic duo from Breyer's Horse and Rider series originally made during the 1950's.
ACRN has received over a dozen letters about this 8″ × 6″ ceramic bulldog humidor.
Marks of genuine factories and companies have appeared on reproductions of china, pottery and reproductions for some years. Now the mark of one of the most famous makers of tin toys, Lehmann, is being found on reproductions and knockoffs. The new toys on which the marks appear are also copied from specific Lehmann originals.
A new group of Disney character toys designed to look like vintage 1930s toys is currently being imported from China.
This 6 robot push toy has just appeared in the market. The base and segmented body are painted wood. Body parts are connected with elastic cords. Pressing a plunger on the bottom of the base causes the cords to loosen and the body tilt in the direction the plunger is pushed. The red and white paint on this example fluoresced brightly under long wave black light. To ACRNs knowledge, no old examples like this were ever made.