Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Oct 1, 2005 - Antiques & Collectibles - 320 pages
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'Toyland, Toyland / Little girl and boy land / Childhood's joyland / Mystic, merry Joyland! Once you pass its borders / You can ne'er return again.' Actually, here's your chance: In Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them, Tim Walsh provides a fascinating look at our collective toy chest." -Washingtonpost.com

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The book Why Didn't I Think of That! includes the passage "If a toy has magic, when people see it they say, 'Oooh! What is that?' . . . It appeals to the kid in everybody." That same kind of magic captures "the kid in everybody" when they pick up Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them.

Timeless Toys represents one of the finest documentaries and displays of modern toys ever written. Author Tim Walsh, a successful toy inventor himself, reveals a world of commerce, toys, and wonder that is equally fun, fascinating, and nostalgic. Readers of every age and background will find it impossible to pick up this book, turn a few pages, and not become spellbound by its insightful stories and the personal memories that the text and 420 brilliantly colored photographs bring forth.

Slinky, Lego, Tonka trucks, Monopoly, Big Wheel, Frisbee, Hula Hoop, Super Ball, Scrabble, Barbie, Radio Flyer Wagons: All of these and many, many more are featured in this fascinating tome, along with the toys' histories, insider profiles, and rare interviews with toy industry icons. It's simply magic!

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User Review  - Les Wolf - Goodreads

Timeless Toys is a stimulating and rewarding romp through the world of playthings. Tim Walsh explores the origins of each toy - the who, how, what, when and where from a time-line beginning with 1900 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

This is a really fun book that allows for reminiscing about old toys. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Tim Walsh, co-inventor of the TriBond and Blurt board games, which together have sold more than four million copies in 13 countries, believed in his "toys story" so intensely that he first self-published The Playmakers. Tim sold 10,000 copies at $50 each through mail order and local distribution, after major book publishers rejected the book again and again. That same dogged determination brought this Sarasota, Fla.-based writer to AMP.

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