Vintage Toys Birmingham AL
Mountain Brook, AL
One area that has been particularly influenced by this has been toys.
Try an Ebay search for a huge selection of vintage toys. (Hint: try “classic toys”)
Classic Toys Made Modern
You can find manufacturers today making all sorts of old standards. Classic toys like rubber chickens , x-ray goggles , and whoopee cushions are still made and sold in a variety of gag and party stores. Other manufacturers have dedicated themselves to making replicas of toys that were once very popular.
One example of this is tin toys. These include wind-up robots , planes , and automobiles . Inspired by classic Americana, Schylling, for example makes many of these colorful toys for the younger generation .
Another popular classic is the erector set. First made in 1911, this feat of kid engineering still helps growing minds today. Toy companies have even taken to replicating old-fashioned pedal cars . These retro baby toys look in like the real Model T’s, roadsters, and Jalopies, but they’re made today in compliance with modern safety standards.
Wood Toys Always Valuable
Perhaps the oldest toy still in production today, the abacus, still delights babies and toddlers alike. These sturdy wooden toys have maintained their appeal since the 1920’s. Because of their enduring appeal to kids of all generations they’ve managed to survive developing technologies and fads.
Collecting Vintage Toys
Collecting vintage toys is also gaining in popularity. The new user- friendly Internet bidding sites has made it increasingly easy for collectors to exchange and sell their vintage toys thus crafting the collection of their dreams. Each decade has its own sub-genre.
Some popular categories include Betsy Wetsy, a classic doll made in 1934 and popularized in the 40’s and 50’s, circus-themed toys, which are cut outs and representations that come together to form an entire circus s...