Plastic ToysPlastic Toys

Colorful plastic toys from the 1940s and '50s including cars, trucks, airplanes, dolls and dollhouse furniture are displayed and identified in detail here.

Author: Bill Hanlon

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 088740460X


Page: 296

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Colorful plastic toys from the 1940s and '50s including cars, trucks, airplanes, dolls and dollhouse furniture are displayed and identified in detail here. Useful information on how to evaluate, repair, and care for your collection and identify toys whose origins until now were a complete mystery. The plastic toy manufacturers are thoroughly discussed.

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960sPlastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

Schiffer Publishing, Pennsylvania, 2002) Hanlon, Bill Plastic Toys: Dimestore
Dreams of the '40s and '50s (Schiffer Publishing, Pennsylvania, 1993) Gärtner,
Stefan and Lange, Frank Spielzeugautos der DDR Covers the history of East ...

Author: Andrew Ralston

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845841256


Page: 128

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The history of Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys and other makers of diecast metal cars has been covered in great detail in many books and magazine articles; by contrast, information on plastic toy cars is much harder to come by. Yet collectors are taking an increasing interest in plastic cars, particularly as the rise in the value of early diecast and tinplate models has put many of these out of reach of the average enthusiast. For the first time, this book aims to provide a systematic introduction to the vast number of plastic cars made during the 1950s and 1960s. Years of research have enabled the author to uncover many fascinating facts about the companies who made these toys. Some were major players in the toy industry, like Tri-ang and Brimtoy in the UK, Norev and Minialuxe in France, Gama and Siku in Germany and Ingap in Italy. Many others, though, were more obscure, and some only modeled one car before disappearing without trace. More than 250 photographs of these toys are included, with the emphasis being on the most colorful and realistic examples, all of them based on real vehicles of the period. In many cases, the toy is pictured alongside its original box, the presence of which can often double the value of the item to a collector. Readers will also find a handy glossary listing the names of many of the companies who were active in this field in the 1950s and 1960s, together with some evocative period advertisements and catalogue illustrations. If you thought that a model car had to be made of diecast metal to be worth collecting, this book might change your mind . . . With 250 color photos, extensive appendices and identification aids this is a must have for any collector or dealer.


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Bill Hanlon, Plastic Toys: Dimestore Dreams of the '40s and '50s (Atgen, PA:
Schiffer ...

Author: Susan Freinkel

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547549149


Page: 336

View: 645

“This eloquent, elegant book thoughtfully plumbs the . . . consequences of our dependence on plastics” (The Boston Globe, A Best Nonfiction Book of 2011). From pacemakers to disposable bags, plastic built the modern world. But a century into our love affair, we’re starting to realize it’s not such a healthy relationship. As journalist Susan Freinkel points out in this eye-opening book, we’re at a crisis point. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful chemicals, litter landscapes, and destroy marine life. We’re drowning in the stuff, and we need to start making some hard choices. Freinkel tells her story through eight familiar plastic objects: a comb, a chair, a Frisbee, an IV bag, a disposable lighter, a grocery bag, a soda bottle, and a credit card. With a blend of lively anecdotes and analysis, she sifts through scientific studies and economic data, reporting from China and across the United States to assess the real impact of plastic on our lives. Her conclusion is severe, but not without hope. Plastic points the way toward a new creative partnership with the material we love, hate, and can’t seem to live without. “When you write about something so ubiquitous as plastic, you must be prepared to write in several modes, and Freinkel rises to this task. . . . She manages to render the most dull chemical reaction into vigorous, breathless sentences.” —SF Gate “Freinkel’s smart, well-written analysis of this love-hate relationship is likely to make plastic lovers take pause, plastic haters reluctantly realize its value, and all of us understand the importance of individual action, political will, and technological innovation in weaning us off our addiction to synthetics.” —Publishers Weekly “A compulsively interesting story. Buy it (with cash).” —Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature “What a great read—rigorous, smart, inspiring, and as seductive as plastic itself.” —Karim Rashid, designer

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book StudiesThe Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

Plastic Toys: Dimestore Dreams of the 40s and 50s. Schiffer, 1993. Howe, Sean.
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. HarperCollins, 2012. Huang, Irene, et al. “
Slowing Down in the Good Old Days: The Effect of Nostalgia on Consumer

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190917968


Page: 704

View: 727

Comic book studies has developed as a solid academic discipline, becoming an increasingly vibrant field in the United States and globally. A growing number of dissertations, monographs, and edited books publish every year on the subject, while world comics represent the fastest-growing sector of publishing. The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies looks at the field systematically, examining the history and evolution of the genre from a global perspective. This includes a discussion of how comic books are built out of shared aesthetic systems such as literature, painting, drawing, photography, and film. The Handbook brings together readable, jargon-free essays written by established and emerging scholars from diverse geographic, institutional, gender, and national backgrounds. In particular, it explores how the term "global comics" has been defined, as well the major movements and trends that will drive the field in the years to come. Each essay will help readers understand comic books as a storytelling form grown within specific communities, and will also show how these forms exist within what can be considered a world system of comics.

Building a HistoryBuilding a History

As Bill Hanlon explains in his 1993 book Plastic Toys: Dimestore Dreams of the '
40s and '50s, it's hard to imagine the world around us without plastic. Over sixty
years of development and manufacturing has resulted in the abundance of safe ...

Author: Sarah Herman

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 9781783408047


Page: 320

View: 895

The story of these beloved bricks and the people who built an empire with them. From its inception in the early 1930s right up until today, the LEGO Group’s history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playthings share the LEGO brand’s creative spirit, educational benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group from the workshop of a Danish carpenter and its steady growth as a small, family-run toy manufacturer to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning brand. The company’s growing catalogue of products—including the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS—are chronicled in detail, alongside the manufacturing process, LEGOLAND parks, licensed toys, and computer games. Learn all about how LEGO pulled itself out of an economic crisis and embraced technology to make building blocks relevant to twenty-first century children, and discover the vibrant fan community of kids and adults whose conventions, websites, and artwork keep the LEGO spirit alive. Building a History will have you reminiscing about old Classic Space sets, rummaging through the attic for forgotten minifigure friends, and playing with whatever LEGO bricks you can get your hands on (even if it means sharing with your kids).

50s Popular Fashions for Men Women Boys Girls50s Popular Fashions for Men Women Boys Girls

95 Plastic Toys : Dimestore Dreams of the 40s and 50s Bill Hanlon . Photographs
by David Belda . This is the most complete source for collectible plastic toys . Bill
Hanlon explains technical facts of the plas - tics industry and provides down - to ...

Author: Roseann Ettinger


ISBN: CORNELL:31924073135240


Page: 156

View: 844

"Those swinging Fifties are fondly remembered in this bright, eye-catching book of everyday fashions for men, women, boys and girls. Color photos illustrate hundreds of examples, most of them never worn and retaining their original colors and freshness. A glossary, index and price guide make this a very useful book for collectors"--Publisher's description.

Blast Off Blast Off

Tokyo : Kodansha International , 1988 . Halberstam , David . The Fifties . New
York : Ballantine Books , 1993 . Singer , Leslie . ZAP ! San Francisco : Chronicle
Books , 1991 . Hanlon , Bill . Plastic Toys : Dimestore Dreams of the ' 40s and '
50s .

Author: S. Mark Young


ISBN: 1569715769


Page: 250

View: 267

Who could have believed that a toy robot made in Japan from scrap tin would one day fetch nearly £70,000 at a Sotheby's auction? Blast Off! chronicles the golden era of space toys, an age of imagination unbound by the more mundane realities of space travel ushered in by Sputnik and the Space Age. Containing hundreds of striking color photos of some of the most beautiful and ofttimes bizarre toys ever created -- many never before seen in print -- Blast Off! unearths the nearly lost histories of these space treasures and the companies that created them.

The Allure of Toy ShipsThe Allure of Toy Ships

American & European Nautical Toys from the 19th and 20th Centuries Richard T.
Claus ... Nuremberg Wyandotte Toys Are Good and Safe Plastic Toys , Dimestore
Dreams of the ' 40s & ' 50s Shire Album # 248 , Construction Toys Shire Album ...

Author: Richard T. Claus

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106018518529


Page: 204

View: 305

It is true to say that toys reflect their times. Indeed, the development of great warships and ocean liners from the late 19th into the 20th century is shown through Dick Claus's collection of toy ships.

Halloween in AmericaHalloween in America

95 Plastic Toys : Dimestore Dreams of the 40s and 50s Bill Hanlon . Photographs
by David Belda . This is the most complete source for collectible plastic toys . Bill
Hanlon explains technical facts of the plastics industry and provides down - to ...

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017531372


Page: 208

View: 681

Guide to Halloween's history and memorabilia

100 Years of Bell Telephones100 Years of Bell Telephones

Over 550 color photographs ISBN : 0 - 88740 - 535 - 5 soft cover Plastic Toys :
Dimestore Dreams of the 40s and 50s Bill Hanlon Photographs by David Belda .
This is the most complete source foi collectible plastic toys . Bill Hanlon explains

Author: Richard Mountjoy

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: IND:30000057470548


Page: 175

View: 548

Explores the technology & the history of the telephone, from the Coffin sets of the 1870s to the Princess phones of the 1960s and beyond.

Collecting WhistlesCollecting Whistles

Plastic Toys : Dimestore Dreams of the 40s and 50s Bill Hanlon . Photographs by
David Belda . Here is the most complete source for collectible plastic toys . Bill
Hanlon explains technical facts of the plastics industry and provides useful ...

Author: James L. Dundas

Publisher: Schiffer Book for Collectors

ISBN: 0887408591


Page: 157

View: 717

This cheerful book illustrates and catalogs the diverse variety of whistles from the past century. They range from a simple wooden penny whistle to novelties with built-in compasses, 15-jewel watches, and mink fur decoration. Discussions include when and how they were made and instructions for taking care of them.
Illustrated with nearly five hundred photographs, an updated, authoritative price guide covers more than 425 categories of collectible items made after 1920--ubckydubg action figures, Pez dispensers, and Depression glass--listing forty thousand prices, discussing the latest market trends, and offering collecting tips. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Zenith Trans OceanicThe Zenith Trans Oceanic

... This book Plastic Toys : Dimestore Dreams of with Michael Prosise A superb
refer- explores the artifacts of the dreams of the 40s and 50s Bill Hanlon . ... A
year - by - year look at Philco's tions about the items that have been facts of the
plastics industry and proradio line , so that ... Canes : From the Seventeenth to
the The 50s & 60s Kitchen : A Handbook writing to : Twentieth Century ; Jeffrey B.
Snyder .

Author: John H. Bryant

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015062867620


Page: 160

View: 891

The previously untold story of the Zenith Trans-Oceanic, the world's most romantic and expensive series of portable radios. Long a companion of kings, presidents, transoceanic yachtsmen and world explorers, the Trans-Oceanic was also carried into battle by American troops in three wars. Its great popularity in spite of a very high price can be laid at the feet of several generations of armchair travelers who used the shortwave capabilities of the Trans-Oceanic as a window on the world. With access to the Zenith corporate archives and their long experience as radio enthusiasts and writers for both the popular and scholarly press, Professors Bryant and Cones present the engrossing stories of the development and use of the Trans-Oceanic throughout its forty year life. They present a wealth of never-before published photographs, documents and information concerning these fascinating radios, their collection, preservation and restoration.

Much Ado about DollsMuch Ado about Dolls

The dimestore has plenty of dresses for dolly dear ! ... old - time doll children
dream about , and her dolls are worthy of the finest collections . ... If we want to be
more inclusive we could encompass only the ' 50s , ' 60s , and ' 70s to date . In
the ' 40s we still had the composition doll with us , but as a rule it was a cheaper ,
cruder version complete with mold marks on the ... THE IDEAL TOY and Novelty
Company of Hollis , New York , made many fine dolls in the 1950s that are well
worth ...

Author: R. Lane Herron


ISBN: 0870692771


Page: 210

View: 784