This fully illustrated book is devoted to British building toys with all the major brands and some of the minor ones represented.
James Opie's highly popular Collecting Toy Soldiers (1987) was an inspirational book for anyone involved in the hobby. Nearly a quarter of a century on, this is a...
Airfix was founded in 1939, initially manufacturing inflatable rubber toys. Today, the company is synonymous with the hobby, with its plastic scale model kits and toy...
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Everyone knows or has known one: the usually elderly, fanatically crazed lady on the block who lives alone with an exorbitant number of cats roaming through her small house. This...
Suitable for collectors and those who used to play with Tri-ang Toys, this title discusses the development of these toys and the manufacturing empire behind them. It includes some of...
Alice is not an ordinary girl, because when Alice talks to bears, the bears talk back. When a shy, sad little panda comes into Alices Bear Shop it takes all...
100 classic toys that have enchanted, captivated and enthralled generations of children.
Corgi Toys proved an immediate success in the 1950s and over the next 30 years hundreds of miniatures would be modelled on contemporary vehicles. This book explores the history of...
The earliest known dolls' house was made in Bavaria in the mid-sixteenth century. Like most of those built in the following 250 years, it was designed not to be played...
With the aid of stringy glue and scalpel-sliced fingers, young and old have turned display cabinets and bedrooms into mini-museums, or tiny battlefields. This book looks at the tale of...
Toys have been made in Britain for hundreds of years, but it was in the twentieth century that the British toy industry reached its peak. Names such as Meccano, Chad...
Anthony A. McGoldrick
Since the dawn of children's television in the 1950s, toy companies have been keen to capitalise on the success of these programmes. This title charts the history of the successful...
Merrythought is one of Britain's longest running British-made teddy bear firms with a dedicated international following for their quality, highly collectable bears...
The family firm of J K Farnell & Co Ltd occupies a position of unparalleled importance in British soft toy history, firstly because it was the very first British toy...
Offers an illustrated history of the British wheeled baby carrier, from the eighteenth century to the end of the classic pram era. This book details the technological changes that affected...