Toys

You don’t have to be a child (or have children) to love toys, and we’d argue that no house is a home without at least a few of them. These tin toys are reproductions of the ones many of us enjoyed as kids; they’re still made the same way and these are a lot more affordable and every bit as charming. Just wind ‘em up and watch ‘em go!

Otherwise we try to stock a few of the classics you don’t see so much anymore: Erector sets, kaleidoscopes, bicycle streamers, juggling balls, SuperBalls, that kind of thing. There’s still room for yesterday in this high-tech world.

Flying Yankee Streamline Train

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This classic three-car wind-up tin is a chrome-plated reproduction of a real train made in 1935 for the Boston & Main and Maine Central Railroads and now being restored by its current owner, the State of New Hampshire. This one … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope

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You’re neither too old nor too young to enjoy the brilliant light show found inside a classic kaleidoscope. Unlike most made of cardboard, this is made of tin, so it’ll continue to dazzle for years and years. These are almost … Continue reading

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Ferris Wheels

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Ferris wheels are classic carnival rides, and you can relive them all with these reproductions. Some you hand crank, some you wind up, but all provide endless amounts of fun. Brilliantly painted and detailed.  $6-$24.50.

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Cable Car

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If you left your heart in San Francisco you can recapture a small piece of it with this tin cable car. Straight from the Powell and Market Street turnaround, wind this up and watch it climb halfway to the stars. … Continue reading

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Erector Set Cars

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Few things are more classic than Erector sets. These two sleek racers require that you assemble between 70 and 90 parts for some long-lasting fun. Complete with storage case. $18/$25.

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