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A Broad Introduction to Tin Toy Collecting,
This review is from: 1000 Tin Toys (Klotz) (Paperback)
I'm afraid my review of this book is a little non-specific as it was through a library loan that I happened across it some time ago. Still, the book stuck in my memory as a fine artbook-style assembly of a dazzling variety of the toys.
I approached this book with no prior knowledge of the hobby, nor of the sorts of toys on show, but found this to be a very valuable visual reference for a personal project. There's a strong leaning towards many classic robots that hit Japan in the 1950s and 1960s, but there is still much joy to be found in the planes, boats, spaceships and cars featured here. The real gems lie in one-off entries to the collection, such as a 1950s Air Control Station remote that looks like a lost prop from Thunderbirds or Joe 90.
Generally speaking, this book presents a very neat collection of well thought-out photographs. It should inform the reader of a wider scope to the tinplate collecting hobby than they maybe expected, and will undoubtedly raise a smile even on return visits. It does a fine job of letting the toys do the talking for themselves, with just enough information on each piece to make this informative too.