Tin Toys — May 1, 2013 at 12:01 am

Automotive Toy Oddities

Automotive Toy Oddities
Automotive Toy Oddities
BY DON SCHEURING

FOR YOUR EDIFICATION, I have the following toys in my collection that I have never seen since acquiring them years ago.

Figure #1: Tin Opel Olympia, 6″ in length, only markings are Germany, DRGM. It is a windup, still working. Came from the Marx Toy Company, Research Dept., early 1980s. I bought it minus wheels. As Marx studied other makers of toys often taking them apart. Replacement wheels look better than no wheels at all. This windup mechanical still works, forward and reverse.

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