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Old toys and classic games for a dip into past amusements

Posted on: November 17, 2009

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Old toys and classic games are nowadays part of famous collections.
Trains, planes and cars models, dolls and dollhouses, rocking horses, optical toys, wood construction, and all other kinds of old toys and classic games are collected from nostalgics and amateurs in desperate need for a dip into past amusements.

Today, many old toys and classic games of our great-grandfathers, are considered   real artefacts , and are collected by many amateurs willing to preserve our history and traditions.

Old authentic toys (There are a lot of fakes in circulation) can be really expensive; for example the value of a rare small toy made between 1880 and 1940 can cost from £400 to £1500, and there are some unique pieces valued thousands of pounds.
Old Toys and classic games can sometimes be interpreted as a cultural phenomenon, that reflects mores and traditions of a particular historical period.
However some old toys and classic games, seem more fashionable than others, and probably contributed to shape a old but still alive cultural heritage common to many countries and people.
This is true also for old toys and classic games whose origins are lost in history, like dolls, rocking horses and toy soldiers, and for more recent inventions, such as metal cars and trucks models.

But even in the last case is very hard to identify an evolution, or at least a detailed historical reconstruction of old toys and classic games. We can only identify all the changes of the modern concept of toy, related to industrial production, the use of design and technology, the creation of specific safety rules, the application of copyright, the toys association with entertainment movies, the digitalization of modern amusement arcade.

If we only forget for an second fashion dolls, hi-tech toys and gadgets designed in Japan, and we dip into world of toy trains, soldiers, dolls and dollhouses, we understand why collectors are ready to spend thousands of dollars for and antique and rare toys:
the aesthetic and intrinsic value of some old toys is unique and priceless in its simplicity and essentiality.
In old toys collecting hobby, the passion for untold history join the love for antique and rare things preserve and maintain alive those classic games and antique toys; priceless artefacts that represent a piece of our cultural heritage and the symbol of a timeless happy childhood.

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3 Responses to "Old toys and classic games for a dip into past amusements"

please excuse my english, it is not the best…

Frogger is my favorite encounter, and I was only wondering if anyone here liked to play frogger.

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The game of Frogger brings back memories representing people in their forties. The play was such a outstanding it was steady on an part of Seinfeld. Who could forget George Costanza wheeling the Frogger across the boulevard vexing to secure his acme scheme, moving in and effectively of see trade just like Frogger himself, exclusive to fool the line of work smashed up by a Mac truck. Second Frogger has become a favorite of people of all ages again thanks to the iPhone.

Developed beside Konami Digital Diversion, who are also known for games like Calm Hill and Pro Growth Soccer, Frogger is a game produced in 1981 that many cardinal started playing in the arcade and then in their homes. It has remained popular and you pass on pronounce Frogger games on several websites everywhere the internet even today.The Frogger iPhone app means you can now fiddle with wherever you go.

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Old toys are real treasures.

Tanks for yor comments guys I really appreciate yur interest in this matter.

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