For collectors of character toys, many of the richest pickings are to be found among the playthings inspired by panel comics and comic books.
For toy collectors just as with collectors of movie memorabilia, the 1930s and ’40s radio and film character named Tom Mix presents an unusual puzzle – because there was more than just one Tom Mix. More than two, even. There were, in fact, seven Tom Mixes.
Of all the old-time storybook characters, this dapper gentleman rabbit, with his top hat, coattails and button-up vest, remains one of the most familiar to us, here in the 2000s.
Collectors enchanted by early comic characters struggle, oftentimes, to find items featuring their favorites. To find toys based on "Polly and Her Pals" or "Little Jimmy," however popular those strips were in their day, must take some dedicated digging ...
The noun “tinker” can mean a number of different things, as might be expected of a word bandied about for so many centuries in English, Scots, and probably other languages.