Modern Toys from Japan: 1940s-1980s

Modern Toys from Japan: 1940s-1980s

by William C. Gallagher


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Modern Toys from Japan: 1940s-1980s by William C. Gallagher

Known as the "Modern Toy" company from their trademark, the Masudaya Toy Company, Japan's oldest, was started in 1724 and is still in existence. The popular toys they have produced — including aircraft, boats, cars, trucks, military vehicles, people, household appliances, space exploration, and much more — depict real life events and have stimulated imaginations for centuries. This outstanding book is the first on Japan's leading toy maker and worldwide exporter. It features over 1200 photos of colorful and charismatic toys, most dating from the 1950s to the 1970s, the "Golden Age" of Japan's leading export. Toys produced into the early 1980s, including those for foreign markets, are included as well. Descriptions for over 1800 toys include their years of production, type of action, size, and current value. This essential reference guide will appeal to specialized and general toy collectors alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764323133
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 11/30/2005
Series: A Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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