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Tin Toy Hot Rods

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,952


  2. Asphalt Outlaw Hero
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 964

    Asphalt Outlaw Hero
    from Dixie

    50's tin toys were the epitome of toys!!
  3. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 272


    Nice post, these toys are very cool, never had one though, but for some reason I've been developing some taste for Schucos lately.
    I grew up with Tonkas (still have all of my beaten up Tonkas) :D and I'm
    sure I developed some of my hot rod taste by playing with them ;)
  4. I got this Nylint RPU for Christmas in 1957. I guess you could say it had a big infulence on my hod rod preferance. :D

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  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,188

    from California

    gotta love the Marx Caddy in the box with the sparkling motor. I was an vintage toy car addict in the 80's. I have recently had a relapse sparked in part by your recent post on plastic toys. there is no cure.
  6. shmoozo
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 662

    from Media, PA

    I still have all of the Matchbox cars and trucks I collected and played with back in the 1960s.
  7. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,869


    When I was a kid in the 50s, the local Grange sponsored a pen pal deal and I got a kid in East Germany. Sent him a Hubley cast aluminum fighter plane, the carrier model with folding wings. I got back from him a Shuco midget, still have it. Has four knockoff wheels, steering, tool kit with spanner for knockoffs and hammer to tighten them. Was a wind up model about 4 inches long. I corresponded with him for several years, we sent his family coffee and chocolate which were in short supply in eastern Germany. Shuco model 1050 now that I get it down off the shelf and look at it. Really a great little race car. Old guys love their second childhood, you can get cool stuff for your grandsons and then play with it yourself!
  8. mspurgeon
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 48


    I have my grandfather electric caddillac looks like a 1949 or early 50's. All steel with rubber tires and working head lights. Missing the front tire. Still runs. Also have all my Chevron Fuel Station Tonkas 4 of them, never took them out side all in great shape.
  9. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,087


    Dean, that is too cool!
  10. jangleguy
    Joined: Dec 26, 2004
    Posts: 2,667


    Wow Dean - looks like your fate was sealed early! It's eerie how close that is to your full scale version. Glad you still have the little one though!

    Jay - When are you going to hire me as your assistant?
  11. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
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  12. MXrider13
    Joined: Jan 27, 2011
    Posts: 130

    from Florida

    Those things look cool
    I am a late 90s early 00s kid, so I had Hot Wheels,
    I remember the Tracks with loops.
    I also use to build cars out of legos, I built a pretty good looking charger once, I tired to do a 30s Ford as well.
  13. I loved going to Nurenburg for Toy Fair in the 90's. So many much to see and live steam trains out on the grass. Being the merchandise manager for the Eastwood Automobilia catalog was the best job I ever had.
  14. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,846

    from trevose pa

    ebay pics 1070.jpg I just picked this up......
  15. old tin /HOT RODS.. seems right at home
  16. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 5,317

    from Mass

  17. xix32
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
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    and says: made in the U.S.A. on the bottom

  18. oldskoolflyer13
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 274


    That's one kool toy! If ya ever wanna sell it...I would buy it;). Kool thread though....may inspire some antique shopping adventures for a few of us.
  19. oldskoolflyer13
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 274


    "Super HOT ROD" toy with "Electric FLASHING MOTOR BLOCK" this where they got the idea for the neon flashing spark plug wires seen on over done choppers? Cool on the toy....not on bikes.
  20. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,077


    I've collected tin,pressed steel,and cast iron for a couple of decades.Names like Marx,Distler,Doepke,Schuco,and all of the Jap tin.Love 'em all.
  21. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,520

    from Inman, SC

    This was my Dads toy when he was a kid in the early 30's and it was given to my to play with when I was little.
  22. Coolness. I love old tin toys.
  23. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,600


    The old Marx pressed tin cars kick it, really. I am still on the hunt for a Kenz and Leslie Streamliner toy car.
  24. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,600


    Here are some of my collection of pressed tin goodies.

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  25. Here are some from my collection.A lot of them I have had since I was about 6 years old(60-plus years ago).The aluminum car I got on e-Bay and I think it is new.The chrome car has a clock spring motor and forward and reverse and was made in Italy probably right after WWII.
    The toy planes were made of wood by my uncle around the mid 1930's.

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  26. The rest of the pictures.

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  27. My toy box

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  28. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,600


    Big George, you have the stuff I lust after.

    Simply untouchable.
  29. FASI
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,114


    Here are two of my all time favorites. They are about 16" long, made in Japan.

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  30. A few more from my youth.............

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