Coming Soon !! – Astro Boy Wind-Up Tin Toy

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GOOD NEWS! We are happy to announce to every Astro Boy Fans that we are lucky to get the Astro Boy license this year and produce the Astro Boy (Movie version http://www.astroboy-themovie.com) Tin Toy. It should be out by November and hope the Astro Boy Fans will like it. The price is not fixed yet but is affordable, so not to worry. In Singapore, this toy will be on sale at TANG’S STUDIO (VIVO CITY only) and Museum of Shanghai Toys, Singapore. For other countries and cities like Europe, Australia, USA, Hong Kong, Japan..etc, we are still under discussing and will inform soon.

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According to this new Astro Boy movie, we create 2 versions for this toy. One with jacket and one without jacket. Do let us know which version you like. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Western Toys in Shanghai in 1930s

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Have bought few nice pictures recently. Three pictures show Chinese kids carried Teddy Bear and another large picture ( about A2 size ) shows a lady carried an American Doll. These three pictures help me to understand what kind of western toys exported to Shanghai during 1930s to 40s.

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Europe Trip (23 Jan – 14 Feb) / Part 13 / Nurnberg Toy Museum

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Visiting toy museum is always an exciting journey to me. I have visited several toy museums in Japan and UK many times, but this is my first time to visit a toy museum at Nurnberg. It is a very very beautiful museum which I ever seen and I hope my museum, Museum of Shanghai toys have a chance to develop it until like this in one day. It’s really amazing….! ๐Ÿ™‚

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A very beautiful museum shop.

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Europe Trip (23 Jan – 14 Feb) / Part 7 / Toy Gallery (Galeria Navarro)

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Our trip for today is visiting a toy gallery at Valencia. After few hours trip by train, my partner and I have arrived the train station, the founder drove a Jaguar to pick us up (never expected he treat us in this way… wow!)

As we need to rush back to Catalunya by tonight, so we only have 2 hours to chat with the founder. The founder named Jeffery, is an antique toy dealer, had set up a famous antique toy company called MINT IN BOX is 1980s in last century. But because of some unexpected things happened, he immigrated to Spain few years back and set up this beautiful toy gallery.

During our chat, Jeffery is showing me few antique tin toys which was made in Spain and I can say Spain made toys are really nice and attractive…

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My Toy Factory – Part 2

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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!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers!!

My Toy Factory – Part 1

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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.

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Toy Exhibition at Shanghai / Nov 2008 – Day 36

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Peter and Thomas come to Shanghai during my exhibition. They are the founder of Premium ClassiXXs GmbH, who own a famous toy car brand – BUB ( BUB is a toy company in Germany since 1851, http://www.bub-toys.com ). We know each other through a business relationship. We are helping them to produce a wind-up Tin Toy Car at this moment and the toy car should be ready by this year.