Animated Cowboy

This charming French optical toy dates from around 1993. It was designed by P. P. Parmentier, and is an example of ...

Sahara Sand Box

The Sahara Sand Box was originally designed by Werner H Bartmes of Germany in 1983, and subsequently marketed by the Naef ...

The Yo-Ball

A slightly hybrid toy this, the YoBall. Patented in the USA in the early 1980s, it has some similarities with a ...

 

Martian Doll

The Martian Doll comes from Taiwan, in the early 1980s. The companys real focus was on latex and rubber products. However ...

Crick Crack Train

Made in Hong Kong in about 1980, the Crick Crack Train has an intriguing action. The eccentric movement of the undercarriage ...

Musical Bank

The Musical Bank toy was made by Otagiri, a Japanese company, in 1979. It is battery operated, and when you insert ...

 

Magic Stick

Probably made in Taiwan in about 1982. On one side of the long, flat plastic stick is a picture of a ...

Record Runner

This is a simply wonderful toy, and one of the most unexpected things you will ever come across. For those of ...

Gardener's Socks

This dates from around 1990, and was produced by a company called Bear, Bear Bear. They are a UK company ...