This picture-laden softback brings out all their colourful appeal and features many obscure brands, not to mention their often eclectic subjects. - Octane -
There have been various guides to tin and diecast toys, but Andrew Ralston celebrates early plastic designs in this colourful 126-page Veloce paperback. - Classic & Sports Car -
Diecast and tinplate model cars have been well-documented down the years, but plastic cars have not been as well-served until now. This is a big subject for one book, but Andrew has handled it well, giving background information on the makers. Highly recommended. - Model Auto Review -
This new book on Plastic Toy Cars sure brought back many fond memories ... a very valuable asset to have if you are into toy cars. As a guide it is very important especially when showing the excellent photos of the cars and the current value. - IPMS -
This book includes more than 250 brilliant colour photographs of these toys, along with a glossary listing the names of many of the companies active in this field in the 1950s and 1960s. --- S Gaugian
About the Author
Andrew Ralston received his first Dinky Toy car, a Riley, when he was about five years old, and ever since has been passionately interested in anything to do with cars. He has built up an extensive collection of models, with a preference for the more unusual items, and has written many articles on the subject for magazines in Britain and the USA. Educated at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford, Andrew is a teacher by profession and has also published numerous textbooks on the English language. He lives in Glasgow with his wife, Hazel, and daughter, Miranda.