Antique Disney Toys
Walt Disney was an exceptional visionary. With his creative mind he created the lovable Mickey Mouse character in 1928, as well as other memorable cartoon characters including: Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Bambi and Cinderella to name just a few. Although Disney went on to form one of the largest media and animation studios in the world, he was never found far from the creative aspect of the business. His heart was in animation and had been ever since he was in highschool.
Soon after the introduction of Mickey Mouse, Disney toys hit the shelves of major department stores all over the United States. One of the first Mickey Mouse toys included Mickey Mouse riding a motorcycle. Other toys, including Disney Wind Up toys were popular as well and only helped Disney to become a household name in a very short time.
In the 1950's, Louis Marx & Co company created some notable Disney toys including the Disney Express train set and the Marx Disneykins. These colorful toys captured the hearts of many young children who just couldn't get enough of Disney toys.
Today, collecting antique Disney toys has become a hot hobby, obsession and even a large investment for many. Some antique Disney toys, because of their mass production have very little value today, but others can have significant value. Whatever the case, these vintage Disney toys will hold a special place in the hearts of those that remember playing with them and receiving them for Christmas and Birthday presents many, many years ago.