Flutter Chime

A simple but very charming idea. The Flutter Chime or Gravity Chime consists of a length of nylon thread with a ...

Mars Lander

One of the many toys that took their inspiration from space travel and exploration. This toy dates from the late 1980s, ...

Trick Dispensing Machine

The Trick Dispensing Machine dates from about 1980, and it was made in Hong Kong by a company that made quite ...

 

Cabaret

A toy by Ron Fuller, a toy designer in Suffolk, UK, who specialises in mechanical craft toys. This toy is ...

Scala Biro

There is an interesting story behind this biro. The biro was designed and made in Germany by the Berendsohn company, in ...

Manhatten Bank

This mechanical Manhatten Bank toy was made by the Toplay Fancy Company of Japan. It dates from around 1985. It ...

 

Fishing Penguin

This toy was made about 1985 by the Yone Company of Japan. It is a mechanical, windup toy, and as the ...

Circular Saw

This toy circular saw dates from 1979, and was manufactured in Hong Kong for the American company Lanard Toys. Pulling ...

Con Machine

Another wonderful toy in a box from the US inventor Don Poynter, from Cincinnati, Ohio, who spent his life dreaming up ...