Children's Toys

WWII toys were popular almost from the time the war broke out.  Themed soldier dolls, airplanes, and tanks often carried a bit of nostalgia for the first world war with the promise of a second.

Metal and tin toys were popular at the onset of WWII, while the modern miracle of plastics allowed safer dolls and stuffed animals with plastic bodies and eyes instead of glass ones.  Rationing, however, took a heavy toll on children’s playthings.  Mid-WWII toys were more likely to be made of wood or cardboard if they were available at all. Metal and tin toys disappeared almost entirely as kids scrapped their toy planes to make real ones. Sports were a big part of a 1940s childhood.  While American boys played Little League and Pop Warner football, British and German children were more likely to play soccer.  While American and British children became Girl Guides, Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, or Boy Scouts, it was compulsory for German children to join the Hitler Youth.

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  • 2 Man Propeller Airplane Tin Toy, WWII Reproduction

    $16.00
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  • American Ace Harmonica, WWII Reproduction

    $18.00
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  • B17 Flying Fortress Airplane Tin Toy, WWII Reproduction US Army Air Force

    $30.00
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  • Battleship España Tin Toy, WWII Reproduction

    $15.00
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  • WWII Fifinella WASP Mascot Stuffed Gremlin Toy

    Fifinella WASP Mascot, WWII Gremlin Stuffed Toy

    $12.00
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  • WWII Gremlin Gus

    Gus the WWII Gremlin Stuffed Toy, Reproduction

    $12.00
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  • Military Motorcycle Tin Toy, Reproduction

    $16.00
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  • Planes Go Round Tin Toy, WWII Reproduction

    $16.00
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  • Saturn Sidecar Motorcycle Tin Toy, WWII Reproduction

    $19.00
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  • Sherman Tank Tin Toy, WWII Reproduction

    $19.00
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  • Zeppelin Aeronave Green Tin Toy, WWII Reproduction

    $16.00
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