Toying with Reality: The Inspirations Behind the World's Greatest Toys

Alternative Name: Trains Zeppelins Planes Boats Automobiles

Included are over 800 illustrations of toys and prototypes from 1880 to 1964. Marklin, Bing, Carette, Gunthermann, Bub, Lionel, Ives, Bassett-Lowke, Sakai, Yonezawa, Alps and others are represented, with a dash of early trains from Beggs and Weeden thrown in. Some of the finest paper litho toys also make an appearance.

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