Plastic Toy Cars Of The 1950s And 1960s

Author: Andrew Ralston
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845841255
Size: 50.80 MB
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Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands of plastic toy cars. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market.

Wiring Your Toy Train Layout

Author: Peter Riddle
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780897784771
Size: 68.93 MB
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Covers the essential techniques needed to make electrical connections for a three-rail toy train layout of any size or complexity. Addresses fundamental electrical concepts, wiring and expanding a layout, accessory wiring, automatic train control, and troubleshooting. By Peter Riddle.

Toy Guns

Author: David L. Carter
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788136719
Size: 72.24 MB
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Documents the number of crimes committed by persons using imitation guns, and the number of confrontations by police with persons who had imitation guns which were either thought to be or purported to be real. Discusses a law passed by Congress which stated that there must be definitive markings on toy and imitation guns to minimize the probability that they be mistaken for real guns. Appendixes: final rule on toy firearm markings, news sources reviewed for toy gun incidents, survey repsonses by Census region, and more. Charts and tables.

Choosing A Career In The Toy Industry

Author: John Giacobello
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823934386
Size: 37.61 MB
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Provides information about the educational requirements, employment opportunities, and creative potential within the world of toys.

Toy Medium

Author: Daniel Tiffany
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520923072
Size: 19.59 MB
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What begins with an unlikely collection of unrelated phenomena--mechanical dolls, weather, atoms, lyric poetry--blossoms in the course of Toy Medium into a subtle and persuasive meditation on one of Western philosophy's biggest puzzles: the relation of mind and matter. What is the role of the imagination in defining material substance? In a dazzling study of the poetics of materialist philosophy and of the materialism of lyric poetry, Daniel Tiffany traces the historical conjunction of matter and metaphor through a remarkable range of topics: automata in classical antiquity and the eighteenth century; Kepler's treatise on snowflakes; animal magnetism; fireworks and cloud-chamber photographs; the origins of the microscope as a philosophical toy and its bearing on the figure of the virtuoso. At critical junctures in modern Western culture, Tiffany finds uncanny parallels between the metaphorics of science and visions of material substance rooted in popular culture and lyric poetry. Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction Book of 2000

Toy Monster

Author: Jerry Oppenheimer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470480243
Size: 38.23 MB
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An eye-popping, unauthorized expos? of the House of Barbie From Boise to Beijing, Mattel's toys dominate the universe. Its no-fun-and-games marketing muscle reaches some 140 countries, and its iconic products have been a part of our culture for generations. Now, in this intriguing and entertaining expos?, New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer places the world's largest toy company under a journalistic microscope, uncovering the dark side of toy land, and exploring Mattel's oddball corporate culture and eccentric, often bizarre, cast of characters. Based on exclusive interviews and an exhaustive review of public and private records, Toy Monster exposes Mattel's take-no-prisoners, shark-infested corporate style. Throughout this scrupulously reported, unauthorized portrait, you'll discover how dangerous toys are actually nothing new to Mattel, and why its fearsomely litigious approach within the brutal toy business has helped their products dominate potential rivals such as Bratz. Introduces you to the larger-than-life personalities that have shaped Mattel's eccentric world Offers an inside look- from an experienced author-at the scandals that have been a part of this iconic company Jerry Oppenheimer is also the author of Madoff with the Money, an in-depth look at Bernie Madoff the man and his billion dollar scam Engaging and accessible, Toy Monster shows you why today's toy business isn't always fun and games.

The Mad Toy

Author: Roberto Arlt
Publisher: Hesperus Press
ISBN: 1780941730
Size: 74.11 MB
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"Unleashing a wave of petty crime on 1920s Buenos Aires, stealing books and light bulbs from liibraries and dreaming of show-stopping murders, Silvio Astier and his gang embody the disaffection of youth ... Silvio despairs of the state of his life, which steadfstly fails to match his intellectual aspirations and scientific dreams ... At times, the tide seems about to change but fate or reality intervene and Silvio seems destined to be unable to better his lot. Arlt's writing provides a snapshot of Argentina at a formative time in its history and embodies the human condition with is ultra realistic depiction of the highs and lows of daily existence"--Jacket flap.

Toy Train Collecting And Operating

Author: John Grams
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780897784474
Size: 23.36 MB
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Toy train collectors and operators can always use more information about their hobby -- such as how and why to collect and operate vintage toy trains. Beginners will enjoy this introduction to the hobby; experienced collectors and operators will appreciate the thoughtful discussions of the subject.

What Happens At A Toy Factory

Author: Kathleen Pohl
Publisher: Gareth Stevens
ISBN: 0836868897
Size: 58.96 MB
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Describes the various steps that workers in a toy factory take to design, build, and test a new building toy.