I'm developing an interest in tin toys; not so much the licensed or character stuff, but more the vehicles and animals. A couple years ago, I picked up a bunch of insect tin toys, maybe 10-12 in the lot. I'm finally getting around to photographing them, so I thought I would show them here. Maybe other folks are interested. From what I know, most of these were made in the post-WWII period. So they're about 60 years old by now. What I find really cool is that you can clearly see the early design influences that would later evolve into stuff like Time Bokan and its successors. Otherwise, don't know much about them. Here's the first couple from the box: No idea who made this as there is no logo on the box or stamp on the toy. You can wind it up with a small key on the underside and the wings flap. Made by a company called Ohta Kasaburo. Not sure how this one works as there is no wind-up mechanism. Might be gravity based. I'd love to see other tin collections... please post if you have them! If anyone knows of a good resource for this stuff (books or websites), please let me know.