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Japanese Toys: Amusing Playthings from the Past (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Gallagher, William C.

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ISBN 10: 0764311298 / ISBN 13: 9780764311291
Published by Schiffer Pub Ltd, U.S.A., 2000
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In the 1950s and '60s, fine-quality Japanese-made toys flooded the market and sold popularly at five and dime stores worldwide. A top-notch Japanese manufacturer of these toys was Toplay Ltd., recognized by their T.P.S. trademark, who also made toys for importers like LINEMAR, Cragstan, Frankonia, Rosko, and Mego. Over 265 motorized, wind-up, battery-operated, tin, plastic, animal, and platform base toys are featured, including authorized editions based on Popeye and Walt Disney characters. Information on manufacturers, the trading and import companies, dates of production, patent drawings, dimensions, descriptions, and original packaging are included. A price guide and identification of over 200 Japanese trademarks complete this useful guide. Bookseller Inventory # 000927

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Title: Japanese Toys: Amusing Playthings from the ...

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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In the 1950s and '60s, fine-quality Japanese-made toys flooded the market and sold popularly at five and dime stores worldwide. A top-notch Japanese manufacturer of these toys was Toplay Ltd., recognized by their T.P.S. trademark, who also made toys for importers like LINEMAR, Cragstan, Frankonia, Rosko, and Mego. Over 265 motorized, wind-up, battery-operated, tin, plastic, animal, and platform base toys are featured, including authorized editions based on Popeye and Walt Disney*r characters. Information on manufacturers, the trading and import companies, dates of production, patent drawings, dimensions, descriptions, and original packaging are included. A price guide and identification of over 200 Japanese trademarks complete this useful guide.

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Over 270 Japanese-made toys are featured by top notch Japanese toy manufacturer Toplay Ltd., recognized for their T.P.S. trademark. Included are motorized, wind-up, battery-operated, tin, plastic, and platform-base toys; toys for importers including LINEMAR, Cragstan, Frankonia, Rosko, and Mego; as well as authorized editions based on Popeye and Walt Disney*r characters. Information on the Japanese market, manufacturers, trading and import companies, dates of production, patent drawings, dimensions, descriptions, original packaging, price guide, and over 200 Japanese trademarks are included.

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