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Toy Cars of Japan and Hong Kong by: Andrew G. Ralston
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Author: Andrew G. Ralston
Binding: Hard Cover
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 153
Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

Product Code: SO-SCH-2001-0764311964-X2

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Table of Contents


  • Asahi Trading ATC
  • Alps Shoji
  • Bandai
  • Blue Box
  • Cherryca Phenix Series
  • Cragstan
  • Haji
  • Ichiko Kogyo
  • Kosuge Toys
  • Kuramochi Shoten
  • Kokyu Shokai
  • Lincoln
  • Linemar
  • Marusan Shoten
  • Masudaya
  • Micro Pet Series
  • Miniature Pet Series
  • Model Pet Series
  • Nomura
  • SSS
  • Yonezawa
  • Others also pictured & described

---- copyright 2004, Collector Bookstore, John K, Reviewer


This book presents a unique selection of the most rare and collectible toy cars made in Japan and Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s.

Three particular groups of toys are covered: the magnificent large-scale tinplate cars made for the American market; the smaller but equally sought-after Japanese diecasts by Model Pet, Micro Pet, and Cherryca Phenix; and plastic friction-drive cars made in Hong Kong. Some of the toys pictured are so scarce that they are believed to be among a mere handful that survive in mint condition with their original boxes.

This book provides many fascinating new insights to the history of the companies that made and distributed the toys, using long-forgotten trade journals, rare catalogs, and interview with people who worked in the toy business at that time.


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