CCTV will be launching a new programme about Transport in the past, Lifestyle in the past, Childhood in the past…etc to celebrate the 1st Oct, The China National Day this year. And I am one the interviewees who talked about the past and the history of Chinese toys. The morning interview took about 4 hours, after interviewing me in my Shanghai office, I brought them to my tin toy factory and continuing the interview until 5pm.
SPACE PATROL CAR was manufactured by NOMURA in Japan during the 60s in the last century. We have received an order to make this fantastic battery operated toy car and Mr Wang is working on this project now.
Anyone can tell me which one is the original, and which one is the prototype?
I think Mr Wang also confused which one is the original… haha! 🙂
SPACE WHALE is a wonderful tin toy, was made by YOSHIYA in 1950s. After a deep discussion with my partner, we decided to start this project last year and I am happy to announce to all the tin toy lovers this fantastic tin toy space whale will be out SOON!!!!!! 🙂 Cheers!!
Operating a toy museum for the past 4 years, the most common question from visitors or reporters is, is museum my full time job? Yes, I will say that, but from last years onwards, after a small investment to a toy factory, tin toy making become my full time business… For the past 1 year, while I stationed in Shanghai, my partner and I are successfully upgraded our tin toy products and start to build a “branded” image in overseas market.
Jack in the box is one of our most popular toys and we have produced more than 20 types of Jack in the box for our overseas customers for the past few years. And our workers are now working on this project.
Mr Wang, the toy engineer who worked in Shanghai No.2 Toy factory in the past and now is our staff who help us to make prototype. It’s his first time to see some of his works after 30 over years and the exhibition recall back some of his memories.
Mr Zheng and Mr Wang are colleaques when they both worked in Shanghai No.2 Factory. Mr Zheng is specialised in large battery operated tin toy, rather than small wind-up tin toy.