Selling Nothing

Here are a range of toys that are all effectively nothing! Consisting of air, zero volume containers, blank pages ...

Jack in the Box

The Jack In The Box is a very traditional toy. But you wont have seen these particular versions before, as Tim ...

Endless Spring

Tim demonstrates one of his party pieces... The lid is removed from a large tube, and an assortment of colourful ...

 

Musicians of Bremen

The Musicians of Bremen was originally a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. See Wikipedia for a summary of the story. ...

Face Changing Sportsmen

Another toy bought in Japan in 1986. Changing facial expressions are a popular theme in Japanese toys. These sportsmen have ...

Hand Cranked Record Player

There is a chain of 4 or 5 shops around Tokyo, called Tokyu Hands, selling amazing toys and novelties. Many of ...

 

Kangaroo

There are just two moving parts to this little wooden kangaroo the body and the legs are connected via a ...

Double Sided Toothbrush

This was bought in Japan in 1986, although it was actually made in Canada! And we subsequently saw it in a ...

Musical Flower

The Windup Everbloom Musical Flower, as it was called, was made in Hong Kong in the mid 1980s. It has a ...