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The History of the Fisher-Price Push Cart Pete, One of the Rarest and Most Valuable Toys in the World

The History of the Fisher-Price Push Cart Pete, One of the Rarest and Most Valuable Toys in the World

Push Cart Pete might not look like he’s enjoying pushing that cart, at all. But if you owned this vintage toy, you’d be pretty happy that Pete’s pushing that cart. Dating back to 1936, Push Cart Pete is considered one of the rarest toys in the United States and among the first from a then […]

Classic Christmas Toys of the Past and Their Present Day Equivalents

Classic Christmas Toys of the Past and Their Present Day Equivalents

Now that the gifts are unboxed and wrapping paper has been tossed out, we’re curious to see what was under your tree this year. Christmas gifts have come a long way. So we decided to take a look at some of the favorite gifts from Christmases long ago and offer up some fun comparisons to […]

A Short History of Kobe Toys starting 1868 in Japan

A Short History of Kobe Toys starting 1868 in Japan
Written by
Ron Rosen

Kobe Toys, also known as Kobe dolls, are hand-carved, wooden mechanical dolls (automata) made exclusively in Japan. The origin of these toys began with the opening of the Kobe Port in Hyogo, Japan, in 1868.   An early postcard   Kobe toys were made strictly as tourist items and were never exported or sold in […]

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