Dinky Toys were a series of die-cast miniature vehicles sold in England from 1935 to 1979. A wide range of vehicles were created, from luxury cars to military tanks and planes.
Dinky Toys were originally created and manufactured by Meccano Ltd. based out of Liverpool, England. The company focused on producing realistic models of everyday vehicles until World War II, at which time they expanded into military models. Production of Dinky Toys mirrored car trends in the real world, expanding to more sports and luxury cars in the 1950s and 1960s. As of 2014, the rights to Meccano's name and toys are held by Spin Master.Learn More
As of 2015, the Barbie doll is 56 years old. The doll was debuted to the world on March 9, 1959 at the New York Toy Fair. Today the Barbie doll comes in many different styles.Full Answer >
Danish inventor Ole Kirk Christiansen invented and marketed LEGOS to make a living during the Great Depression. He also invented other items deemed essential, including ironing boards and step stools.Full Answer >
HEXBUG is a line of micro robotic toy bugs, also commonly referred to as "Hex Bug" or "HexBug." They are created and distributed by the toy company Innovation First.Full Answer >
Most experts in the antiques trade use the term "vintage" to refer to an item that is over 50 years old, though an increasing number are beginning to use the term for items exceeding 20 years of age. Any item over 100 years old is considered an antique. If a Hot Wheels track can be verified to be more than 20 years old, it can be considered vintage.Full Answer >