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  • Tootsietoy 1924 Buick Coupe

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    By the time this model was made, Tootsietoy had already been selling automobile models with rolling wheels for more than a decade. The Hot Wheels in the background is for size comparison. I won't pretend I know the details of the company history, but I do know they made the game tokens for Monopoly board games, and that the company originally had interests in the garment industry, making buttons and such...which helps explain the number of garment themed tokens in the Monopoly board game. They also created a lot of the early Cracker Jack toy premiums.

    Many probably look back now and think these models were crude, and by today's standards they probably are. But all toy cars today have their roots in early Tootsietoys, these were among the first made, ever, by anybody.
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  • #2
    Love those old Tootsietoy models - great looking Buick. Yes, it is interesting to learn all the other things a company like Tootsietoy made at one time along with their well known line of toy cars in various sizes.

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    • #3
      Even if this is a repaint it's a great model with historic implications in it's roots.

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      • #4
        I don't know that its a repaint, but the thought did cross my mind it might be a repop, like this one:

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        The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

        Thank you for your understanding.

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        • #5
          Without having an original play worn version in hand to compare directly it would be difficult w/out other knowledge if it's a repop or not.

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