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1960’s Japanese Ford Highway Patrol Litho Tin Car
1960’s Japanese Ford Highway Patrol Litho Tin Car

Year: Early 1960’s
Manufacturer: Taiyo World Toy Company
Condition: Fair
First edition vintage collectable

This is a rare vintage battery powered early 1960’s Ford Highway Patrol police tin toy car, made by the Taiyo World Toy Company of Japan. The Taiyo logo is litho’d inside the back window. There are many variations and this one originally had a driving mechanism underneath but it is missing and the battery compartment has partially rusted. The bumpers show a little rust but the majority of the body paint is still intact. A lot of style and class in an oversized vintage tin toy. 12 1/2” long overall. No box.

Photos are of of actual item. Climate controlled storage. Sold as is. Only one available.

$53.00 $39.75 Click image
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1963 Tonka  #518 AA Wrecker Tow Truck with Red Hoist
1963 Tonka #518 AA Wrecker Tow Truck with Red Hoist

Year: 1965
Manufacturer: Tonka Toys
Condition: Good
First edition vintage collectable

This is the classic Tonka Tow Truck 24 Hour Service Emergency Vehicle made in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Made of heavy duty white painted steel, the Tonka truck is 14 1/4” long with windows all the way around the cab. It has a red warning beacon on the roof and lift hook with crank for emergency towing. Stamped steel body. Real truck paint. Heavy duty “lifetime” wide white sidewall tires. It’s virtually rust-free. The front end has a slight dent and there are some scratches and missing parts, showing this is a toy that was played with and enjoyed! Now it needs a new owner.

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage. Sold as is. Only one available.

$150.00 $112.50 Click image
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1970’s Litho Tin Play Toys Set of 2
1970’s Litho Tin Play Toys Set of 2

Year: 1970’s
Manufacturer: Unknown
Condition: Good to very good condition
Vintage collectables

A pair of tin play toys, one a wind up and the other a squeeze-style action toy. They are lithographed tin, probably made by the same company. The pair of wrestlers has a “Made in India” sticker on the underside. Squeezing the U shaped piece under the two wrestlers causes them to rock back and forth. It’s a simple but clever idea. 5 1/2” tall x 3” wide. The chicken has a key to wind it up. Remove the key, set the chicken on a flat surface and he starts hopping. The chicken is 1 1/2” tall x 2” wide. There’s a little paint missing where the two wrestlers rub against each other but they both work great!

Photos are of of actual items. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one set available.

$19.00 $14.25 Click image
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1977 Star Wars Original Lunch Box
1977 Star Wars Original Lunch Box

Year: 1977
Manufacturer: King-Seely Thermos
Condition: Good condition
First edition vintage collectable

This the original classic Star Wars metal lunchbox with a 1977 copyright date, featuring beautifully illustrated scenes and characters from the first movie on all sides, including an X-wing dogfight with Darth Vader on the front. On the back, Obi Wan is performing the classic Jedi mind trick scene in Mos Eisley.. “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”

C-3PO and R2-D2 are on one side, and a “family portrait” of Luke, Leia and Darth Vader is on the other. The rebel alliance preparing to attack the Death Star on the top, and on the bottom is a stormtrooper riding a dewback. Thermos not included.

The lunch box is made of pressed and rolled metal,6 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 4″ deep with a red plastic handle and clasp. The inside is white. There is only a small amount of rust and it’s on the inside of the lid where it contacts the box. There are small dents and scratches from daily wear, but the art is still colorful, strong and not faded.

This is a lovingly used lunch box and treasured by the young rebel alliance member who proudly carried it to school every day.

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$160.00 $120.00 Click image
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1979 Buddy L Greyhound Americruiser Metal Bus
1979 Buddy L Greyhound Americruiser Metal Bus

Year: 1979
Manufacturer: Buddy L
Condition: Good condition
1st edition vintage collectable

Greyhound was founded in Hibbing Minnesota over a century ago and the bus line is still in service today. This 7 1/2” long stamped metal bus has some minor scratches but the logos are clean and in good shape. The wheels have the silver plated Buddy L logos on each of the 6 tires, which was unique to versions originally manufactured in Japan. The bottom is stamped “Made in Japan” “© 1979” “Buddy L Corp” and “Manufactured under license of the Greyhound Corp.” 

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$60.00 $45.00 Click image
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1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Metal Lunch Box with Thermos
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Metal Lunch Box with Thermos

Year: 1982
Manufacturer: Aladdin
Condition: Fair condition
First edition vintage collectable

E.T. was a groundbreaking film, and this metal lunch box complete with Thermos features major scenes from the movie, including young stars Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, and of course E.T., the alien left behind on Earth in the early 80’s.

The lunch box is well used and even has the name of the original owner in his own handwriting on the top outside edge AND under the lid too. Jason did NOT want to lose this lunch box. Lots of character!

The lunch box is made of pressed and rolled metal, 7″ x 8″ x 3 3/4″ deep with a yellow plastic handle and clasp. The front and back of the box are embossed, too. The inside is white. There are dents and scratches from daily wear. The thermos is 6 3/4″ tall x 3 1/2″ in diameter and has more graphic drawings of the movie.

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$120.00 $90.00 Click image
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1983 Tonka Construction Large Dump Truck
1983 Tonka Construction Large Dump Truck

Year: 1983
Manufacturer: Tonka #51070
Condition: Good condition
1st edition vintage collectable

This is an original Minnesota made Tonka Construction Large Dump Truck from 1983, before the company merged with Hasbro. It’s a big 14” long and 6” tall with an orange metal cab and yellow bed, metal undercarriage and a molded Chevrolet style bumper. The windows are clear and clean. This Tonka truck shows some signs of play. The paint has some scratches with a little paint missing on the back edge of the truck bed but there are no major dents, only a small one on the hood front. Overall graphics and stickers are in good shape for it’s age.

Note on origin: This is a genuine vintage toy from the original Tonka plant in Mound Minnesota. This specific truck was manufactured, purchased, owned and kept in Minnesota for it’s entire life.

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$99.00 $74.25 Click image
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1984 Tonka GoBots Set of 5
1984 Tonka GoBots Set of 5

Year: 1984
Manufacturer: Tonka
Condition: Good condition
First edition vintage collectable

Dive Dive Blue Submarine C11
Spoons Orange Forklift C12
Harley Robo White Motorcycle C13
Jeeper Creeper Army Jeep C14
Flip Top Helicopter C15

Transformers are the popular vehicle-into-robot characters today, but GoBots were the original, introduced a year before the first Transformers came out. Tonka bought the line from Bandai, originally Popy of Japan. These are five classic first edition vintage collectables from Tonka:

Dive Dive Blue Submarine #C11
Spoons Orange Forklift #C12
Harley Robo White Motorcycle #C13
Jeeper Creeper Army Jeep #C14
Flip Top Helicopter #C15

Each GoBot is like a puzzle and takes some figuring out to make them work. These are fairly intricate and clever designs, and a new direction for Tonka, making them very collectable. This set is unnamed, usually referred to as “Regular” GoBots.

This set has been used and played with minimally. The Flip Top Helicopter is missing the small rotor and the Flip Top Forklift is missing the console. But otherwise the set is in great shape with original paint and sticker markings.

Photos are of of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$119.00 $89.25 Click image
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1984 Tonka Stony Brothers Load Handler Dump Truck
1984 Tonka Stony Brothers Load Handler Dump Truck

Year: 1984
Manufacturer: Tonka Item 2203
Condition: Excellent condition
1st edition vintage collectable

This is a rare find! There are other Tonka Stony Brothers Trucks for sale, but most are rusty, dented, and well worn. This is an unused Tonka truck in brand new condition! And it’s a genuine Tonka, produced before the company was bought out by Hasbro, so it’s built with classic Tonka features.  

The dump truck is based on a Chevrolet design. It’s a big 15 1/2” long, 7 1/2” tall and it’s in almost perfect condition with all original parts. There’s NO RUST, no dents, no scratches or scuffs. The body and tilting bed are made of heavy gauge stamped metal, with molded front bumper and flair trim. It’s complete including the tailgate with stamped Tonka logo. The front bumper features a chromed Chevy logo. The windows are clean and clear. Even the undercarriage is in like new condition. All original markings on the truck are in excellent shape, including decals. The truck features soft vinyl 2 piece tires and has a working steel dump box with opening and closing tailgate.

Note on origin: This is a genuine vintage toy from the original Tonka plant in Mound Minnesota. This specific truck was manufactured, purchased, owned and kept in Minnesota for it’s entire life.

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$149.00 $111.75 Click image
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1990’s Lucky Open Convertible MF787
1990’s Lucky Open Convertible MF787

Year: 1990’s
Manufacturer: Unknown
Condition: Very good condition
First edition vintage collectable

The Lucky Open Convertible is 8 1/2” long with a multicolor paint job, wide whitewall tires and “chrome” accents, all made of tin. Features “Friction Drive” – Push the car on a hard surface and it the engine revs with a clicking noise as it rolls forward. The hood opens up, revealing a cool bonus- a flathead engine with a real working fan on the front that spins when the car moves. The Lucky is in excellent working condition with minor scuff marks. No box.

Photos are of of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$28.00 $21.00 Click image
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1993 Ertl Texaco Gasoline Tanker Truck Bank
1993 Ertl Texaco Gasoline Tanker Truck Bank

Year: 1993
Manufacturer: Ertl
Condition: Very good condition
Second edition vintage collectable

The Iowa-based Ertl Company has been making collectable toys since 1945. One of their classics is the Texaco Gasoline Tanker, a 1939 Dodge Airflow Truck with 6 wheels.

In 1993, Ertl produced a reproduction of the original and now it’s a desirable collectable too. The truck measures 8 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. It’s made of heavyweight die-cast metal with 6 rubber wheels. It’s got a heavyweight feel and a thick solid paint coat in the classic dark red Texaco color. The top has a coin slot. The key lock and door on the underside are missing.

Classic 1930’s Texaco markings adorn each door and back of the truck. The TEXACO logo is heavily embossed into each side of the tanker. There’s no rust, no dings or dents and the paint job is nearly perfect.

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$30.00 $22.50 Click image
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1999 Coca Cola Bottle Cap 11″ Tin Wall Sign
1999 Coca Cola Bottle Cap 11″ Tin Wall Sign

Year: 1999
Manufacturer: Unknown
Condition: Excellent condition
First edition vintage collectable

This is an 11″ di. stamped tin sign in the shape of a classic Coca-Cola bottle cap. Unlike a flat sign, the crimped tin sign is appx. 1 1/2″ deep and looks just like an oversized bottlecap. It’s big and fun, and would look great displayed on a wall. The artwork features the Coca-Cola logo and is in excellent condition with a couple very minor scratches by the copyright. This Coca-Cola item is already over a generation old, and bound to become more collectable as time goes on.

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$41.00 $30.75 Click image
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2001 Tonka Large Dump Truck
2001 Tonka Large Dump Truck

Year: 2001
Manufacturer: Tonka / Hasbro
Condition: Excellent condition
1st edition vintage collectable

This is an unused vintage Tonka Truck in like new condition from 2001. It’s a big 14” long and 6” tall.  and features a heavyweight stamped metal yellow cab and tilting bed with black molded bumper, wheel flairs and undercarriage. NO RUST, no dents, no scratches or scuffs. The windows are clean and clear. Paint and markings are in great condition right down to the original Tonka decals and chromed Tonka lettering on each of the wheels. Excellent condition for an item two decades old.

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$85.00 $63.75 Click image
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2004 Futurama Bender Robot Action Toy in Box
2004 Futurama Bender Robot Action Toy in Box

Year: 2004
Manufacturer: Bandai
Condition: Mint condition figure in very good condition box
1st edition vintage collectable

If you’re a Futurama fan, you know Bender’s favorite line is “Bite my shiny metal ass!” Well, now you can! This is a real Bender, and he has a real shiny metal ass! “Bright ’N’ Shiny Bender” is 8 1/2” tall and made out of metal, made just like a vintage tin robot. Wind him up and he walks. The door on his chest opens to reveal actual working gears inside! Bender comes complete with a Mom’s oil can, a cigar for his mouth and a metal wind-up key.

The package is 10 1/2” x 6” x 3 1/4” designed with classic Futurama graphics. A great gift or robot collectible! Warning: Not for Earthlings, Neptunians, or Omicronians under 3 Earth years of age.

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$110.00 $82.50 Click image
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2011 Star Wars New Hope Tin Lunch Box
2011 Star Wars New Hope Tin Lunch Box

Year: 2011
Manufacturer: Vandor
Condition: Very good condition
1st edition vintage collectable

This is the lunch box from 2011, featuring the original Star Wars New Hope movie graphics on both sides. The lunch box measure 9″ x 6 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. Only a couple scratches and very minor dents in a few spots, but in overall great shape with no rust. Like all Star Wars memorabilia, this is sure to increase in value.

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$36.00 $27.00 Click image
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Trick Dog Coin Bank
Trick Dog Coin Bank

Year: Unknown
Manufacturer: Unknown
Condition: Very good condition
Reproduction vintage collectable

The Tricky Dog Bank has gone through several versions since the original model sold in the 1930’s. This is a reproduction using the original mold. It’s made of heavyweight cast iron and painted by hand. The whimsical circus design springs to life when a coin is set into the dog’s mouth. Press the lever on the side, and Trick Dog jumps through the hoop and drops the coin in the barrel. Works great, spring is strong. The paint job is in great condition with very little wear for it’s age. No rust, dings or scratches.

The stamp on the bottom says TAIWAN and has a patent number. Includes the original rubber stopper. Take the stopper out to retrieve coins. Trick Dog Bank measures 8 1/4″ x 4″ x 7″ tall and weighs almost 4 pounds! Some other reproductions are a smaller 7″ length.

Photos are of actual item. Climate controlled storage and minimally handled. Sold as is. Only one available.

$65.00 $48.75 Click image