Antique Toys and Trains
100 Classic Toys
Paperback ISBN: 1908126051
This fascinating book covers one hundred classic toys that have enchanted, captivated and enthralled generations of children. From the simplest building blocks to the most sophisticated robots, each toy included is still being manufactured or is easily available through sites like eBay.
Automata and Mechanical Toys
Hardcover ISBN: 1861265107
No other craft so brilliantly captures the magic of turning a handle, þicking a switch, or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life. Automata and Mechanical Toys is a book for anyone drawn to simple, entertaining mechanics. The book features 21 leading makers, each with a distinctive style. With 160 color photos and 100 delightful examples of the craft, the book is a feast for collectors and enthusiasts. A substantial section of the book is devoted to making automata mechanisms, ideal for novices or those wishing to learn new techniques. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions explain how to make a bearings box, which separately houses all the main mechanisms used in automata. The box can then be converted to any mechanism you choose. Rodney Peppé is a winner of the British Toymakers’ Guild Toy of the Year Award; he has had exhibitions of his work at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood. He is also the author of Rodney Peppé’s Moving Toys.
The Art of @barbiestyle
Hardcover ISBN: 1614285802
The Art of @BarbieStyle is a lively and charming volume showcasing hundreds of beautifully detailed and accessorized lifestyle images from the @BarbieStyle Instagram page, vividly illustrating the modern identity and unique point of view of Barbie, following her fun and fashionable adventures around the world with her Girl Squad. Featuring inspiring quotes from prominent fashion designers, models, photographers, stylists, editors, and global celebrities, and texts written by Barbie herself, presenting her a affirmation outlook on life, travel, and the importance of celebrating special times with good friends.
The Big Book of Superfast Matchbox Toys
1969-2004: Product Lines and Indexes
Paperback ISBN: 0764323229