Vintage Tin Wind Up Clockwork Drumming Panda Toy, Unopened In Box! 1970s - 1980s
- Regular price
- 24.99 USD
- Regular price
- Sale price
- 24.99 USD
- Unit price
5 1/4" Long x 4 1/2" Tall x 3 1/2" Wide
You have to be very careful with tin toys guys as people know how collectible they are. There are vintage sellers out there with 1000's 5-star reviews and Star Sellers and they are buying reproductions for less than $3 and saying they are vintage, and who knows what else is brand new and selling it as vintage, and buyers are not aware. This is why our family researches everything so carefully. I even re-research the stuff my mother already researched and sometimes I find some neat things to add.
Take a look at this link most are smart enough to take it out of the box but some aren't. It kinda really bothers me as it is unfair to you, me, and the 1000's people who have made past purchases. I would be upset if it was me. Just check out this link and then do a search. https://www.alibaba.com/pla/Decorative-Product-Circus-Panda-Drumming-Cart_62248017791.html?mark=google_shopping&biz=pla&pcy=US&searchText=Coffee+Shop+Gift+Items
Tin toys are highly sought after and collectible and this one is one of the very popular ones. I went deep into this one to find out its provenance. I found a large number of these were found in an abandoned Tin Toy store fittingly named "The Last Wound-Up" that was located in Manhattan's Upper West Side in the early 1980s. I have only seen a couple of others selling the original vintage one so please be careful out there. I don't remember it being this bad for a consumer back in 2007 but it is wild now. Anyways this place drew huge crowds and the guy who ran it I guess was quite the character. he actually wrote,” The Tin Commandments ”: 1. Don’t postpone joy. 2. Toy with your future and spring to life. 3. He who winds up first will never wind up last. 4. Wind-ups spring eternal. 5. Those who hate toys hate themselves. 6. Those who hate themselves hate others. 7. Toys don’t hate. 8. Today is the only day. Invest in NOW. 9. Youth has nothing to do with age. 10. Buy toys, not medicine.
Two really great articles can be found here https://www.westsiderag.com/2013/12/16/childhood-memories-rekindled-as-the-last-wound-up-peeks-out and herehttps://www.westsiderag.com/2016/05/19/throwback-thursday-the-last-wound-up-winds-again
At least you know anything you buy off of me is 100% Original and Old and you don't have to worry!
I opened this one to photograph and test as you can see it worked fine in the video I can't guarantee all of them to work just like this as I am not opening any more to test. So I am selling it as a collectible display only because I don't know if it will work on your floor.