Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers Day - litho aircraft carrier (manufacturer unknown)

Fathers Day gift from my daughter and son
My kids gave me a tin lithographed aircraft carrier for Father's Day, proudly displayed above.  I believe that it was made in Japan, but can't verify that.  It's big - 37 inches long, and about 10 inches wide.  Marked with "414".  The island has what appears to be a radar dish, marked as ± 3.  The elevator still works, and the whole toy is on wheels.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A is for Ambulance

An array of die-cast ambulances.  Left to right: 1/64 WC-54 by Johnny Lightning; 1/43 jeep with trailer by Solido; 1/43 WC-54 by Solido; 1/32 Model T by New Ray; 1/32 White by Signature Models; and 1/32 Hawkeye by Kovap.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Deluxe Reading Operation X500

According to Wikipedia, Deluxe Reading was a toy manufacturer based in Elizabethtown, NJ, which produced toys under several names including: Deluxe Topper, Deluxe Toy Creations, Reading Deluxe, Topper Corp, Topper Toy Group, and Topper Toys. The Topper Toys brand was most used in print advertisement and television commercials (children's TV).

Operation X500 was manufactured in the early 1960s

The Children's Museum has one on display.

Saturday, June 2, 2012