Welcome to Toltoys.com – The Australian Toy Connection.
The purpose of this blog is to showcase Australian released versions of the popular (and sometimes unpopular!) toys many of us enjoyed whilst growing up in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
So what can you expect to see? Well obviously with a blog called Toltoys.com you should expect lots of stories, reminiscing and pictures of the toys distributed by Toltoys in Australia from the 60’s to the 80’s.
Lines will include Kenner’s Star Wars, Six Million Dollar Man, Super Powers and Indiana Jones, Mego Corp’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes, Robin Hood, Wizard of Oz and others, Hasbro’s GI Joe and Mr Potato Head, Palitoy’s Action Man, as well as a few ring-ins from non-Toltoys distributors such as Kenbrite’s Playmobil, Mattel’s Hot Wheels and Battlestar Galactica and probably many more. Sometimes the Aussie stuff will be identical to the foreign items, but often there are those little variations that drive collector’s mad at night!
I’ve been collecting for many years so some stuff will be from own hoard, but I have a few mates similary afflicted with this bug so hopefully they will be kind enough to let me showcase some of their items too. I don’t profess to know it all by a long shot, I expect that we’ll all find out stuff and unearth items along the way.
Of course I reserve the right to wander off on whatever tangent takes my fancy too, so apologies in advance for that.
Anyway that’s about it for an opening, please feel free to post comments, questions, suggestions or just ramblings of your own as we go along.
PS – You can email me at Will(at)toltoys(dot)com
PPS – This site in not authorised, endorsed or associated with Toltoys Pty Ltd (Australia) in any way, “Toltoys.com” is used in the “iconic” sense of the great toy memories of our childhood.