Inexpensive dime store toys have always fascinated children of all ages. Was it the toy inside the package or was it the colorful imaginative packaging art that really pulled them in? Take a look at the wonderful pop culture cartoon artwork that appeared on inexpensive dime store toys of the 1950's and 1960's. The author has digitally captured over 700 hundred of the miniature masterpieces of art. Think back to a more innocent time when your parents took you to the local dime store, now a thing of the past. Relive the experience of standing in front of the giant peg board walls trying to decide what toy would be your next purchase. Open this book and look at all the colorful images and hear yourself say " Wow I remember that when I was a kid". Remember we are all still kids at heart !
Jonathan Cobin, a retired New York City Police Detective, was born in Manhattan and currently resides in northern New Jersey with his wife and two children. He has been an antique and retro culture collector for over 30 years. He is the former owner of a web based collectible toy business and has loaned out parts of his collection to libraries and organizations. Jonathan's current collection houses thousands of vintage toys, and contains a wide variety of categories spanning many decades. Jonathan's passion for collecting was inherited from his parents who surrounded his life with antique housewares and collectible furniture during his childhood years.