Now Hear This, Tin Toys — April 1, 2011 at 12:02 am

Now Hear This: Comic Toys

BY JACK HERBERT

IT CAN’T HAVE been very easy to design and produce any toys that might amuse us enough we would want to actually buy them. The toys had to look rather unusual, represent some peculiar activity and, if possible, be relatively cheap. No Marklins in that lineup, indeed.

So it is not surprising, is it, that very few comic toys have survived, batteries dry out, or the keywind goes limp. And so does our interest.

Here are a select few comic toys for you today, however, that have defied the odds.

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