Crazy Glasses Collection

The toy collection contains a range of unusual glasses, and Tim models a few of them here. Some are merely ...

Spinning Tops Part 1

In his ever growing toy collection 18,000 at the last count Tim Rowett has acquired a great many spinning tops. Arguably ...

Funny Train

This little train was made in Hong Kong about 20 years ago. Called Funny Train it does a lot of ...

 

Fighting Snakes

This Japanese toy is about 20 years old. It is a variation of the old idea that a spinning top can ...

Lithophane

The Lithophane was originally developed in Europe during the early part of the 19th century. Made of porcelain, they dont initially ...

Magnetron

The Magnetron consists of two magnet rotors mounted on a wooden base. If you spin one of the rotors, you will ...

 

Musical Scissors

A slightly odd item, this one. A large pair of plastic scissors that also plays a tune. However the scissors play ...

Santa's Magic Piano

This lovely toy came from the New York Toy Fair around 1995. You place the little piano it is an ...

Instant Displays

Designed by a French company, the instant display lives up to its name. Just lift it up, and it snaps into ...