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Midgetoy Jeep Pack: 5 CJ-5 Toys on eBay

• CATEGORIES: toys

Looks like a cheap set of toy jeeps for kids. Seller has three available as of this post.

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Example of the size:

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“Assortment of Five Jeeps, all die cast metal with rolling wheels, Still in the Original Unopened Variety Store Display Card! All metal construction with rubber wheels similar to Matchbox. Accurate Jeep details! The jeeps were made by Midgetoy in Rockford Illinois from the mid 1950’s into the 1960’s. The package is dated 1980. The blister card packaging was done throughout the 1970’s to use up remaining stock before closing down in 1982. Same size as the ones in the Store Display Package of 36. We pull these cards out of a wholesale box of 36 cards. You get it just like the Dime Store had them! If you buy more than 1 card we will try to give you a diverse color assortment.

The set also contains a pair of Gas pumps made to the same scale as the cars! This set is one of many classic toy items found from unsold merchandise left in the back rooms of an old dime store distributor. The ultimate toys for owners of Diggers or Claws coin op prize machines! Ideal for the Jeep fanatic! No nicks, No scrapes, No missing wheels, No rust, No dings. The display card is slightly yellowed and warped around the edge, otherwise Perfect Unopened Condition. Original Package ~ Colors Vary.”

 
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Andy Gard Ride-on Toy Middletown, CT $30

• CATEGORIES: toys

Price has dropped to $30.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/tag/d/middletown-andy-gard-green-jeep-toy/7136084115.html

“Andy Gard Sit N Ride ARMY Jeep. Has 2-Stars on the hood,Steering wheel has ANDY GARD.
Andy Gard was well know for all his plastic toys back in the 1950’s,He made all his toy’s Near Pittsburgh Pa. in a small town call Leetsdale Pa. Comes with all wheel’s and steering wheel.”

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Tootsie Toy Jeep, Tractor, And Implements on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

The starting price for this set of Tootsie Jeep, Tractor and farm implements is only $10.99. Seems like a neat little set.

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Bantam BRC-60 Vac-U-Cast VS-105 Model Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

It is only $20 (includes shipping). This Vac-U-Cast VS-105 “Bantam Prototype 2” model tempted me. But then I spotted the “Bantam Prototype 1” Vac-U-Cast model jeep. I went with that instead.

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M-38A1 Marx Jeep in Box Lexington, KY $125

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Tom spotted this toy for sale on Craiglsist. Another of these toys and box sold for $118 (plus an 18% buyers premium). A different version of this toy came with a search light (and sold in 2018 for $92).

https://lexington.craigslist.org/tag/7122225611.html

“Made for Marx Buddy Charlie, GI Joe, and other 1/6 scale figures.
Jeep is in extremely good condition. Box in very good condition with cardboard inserts. Only real box damage is on a end flap. Tear on corner.
$125 firm.”

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Early(?) Plastic Jeep Hesperia, CA Auction

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: Blaine and Terry have identified this jeep as a Fix-it-All jeep. It’s missing multiple parts. Here’s a pic of how it should look:

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Blaine spotted this unusual plastic jeep that neither of us had previously seen. The fact that it is stamped “JEEP” on the hood and has a front weight are two unusual features that caught our eyes. Anyone recognize it? (this auction site has multiple premiums that will add to the cost).

https://bid.bidfastandlast.com/ui/auctions/50594/3630732

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March 1962 Articles on the Introduction of Tonka Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, toys

In March 1962, two different articles highlighted the introduction of the Jeep line of Tonka Toys.

1. Toys and Novelties Magazine: The article in this magazine noted that part of the reason the Tonka company had the financial and physical capacity to produce a wide variety of toy jeeps was that it had recently gone public.

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2. Playthings Magazine: Given this article is very similar to the top article, I’d guess both were written from press releases.

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You can also learn more about Tonka jeeps at the CJ-3B Page.

 
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August 1962 Article on Hatari Dispatcher/Universal Tonka Toys

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Magazine, Old News Articles, toys • TAGS: .

As reported in this post, in 1962 the Tonka company launched the jeep models many of us owned as kids (and some of us still own as adults). It didn’t take long for Tonka to introduce specialized packaging as well. The August 1962 issue of Playthings Magazine highlighted three different Dispatcher Tonka Toys, with Hatari-themed boxes, that were for sale in the lobby of movie theaters while Hatari played in theatres.

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The article appeared on this page:

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Roy Rogers Sugar Crisp 3D Viewer and Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, toys
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Each photo (photos front and back, so 4 photos total) is 4.25″ wide. The glasses are just under 4.25″ wide.

Unable to travel much this year, I’ve had a little extra cash to investigate the odder eBay finds. These Roy Rogers photos are a good example of that type of purchase. I’ve learned that if you see something on eBay that has been with a seller a while, put it on your watchlist. Sometimes the seller will respond with a discount offer. In this case, I countered with an even lower offer, explaining that I didn’t collect Roy Rogers stuff and only wanted the images for the one jeep image. That seemed to work, as the seller accepted my counteroffer.

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My eyes failed me … I never did get the image to look really 3D. I also didn’t want to disconnect the glasses from the photos.

Once delivered I was surprised by two things. First, the 3D viewer was much smaller than expected, but then I realized, duh, they are for kids. For me to view the image wasn’t all that easy through the tiny glasses (4.25 inches from end to end). It also didn’t help that my eyes (I’ll be 55 on Friday) are a little too old; I needed to wear glasses when looking through viewer at the focal length required, but that whole thing became awkward and I never could get the full 3D effect.

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All three items were still connected as they originally were. Above them is an 8.5″ piece of paper to give a sense of size.

The second thing that surprised me that the glasses were still attached to the two images and the two images were still attached to each other, meaning these images and viewer had never been used. All three items still folded up into a neat little, compact package.

I just don’t know how stuff like this has survived more than 50 years!

 

 
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Corgi 470 FC-150 Toy Jeep Huntingdon Valley, PA $50

• CATEGORIES: toys

Steve shared this Corgi toy listed on Craigslist. The photo makes is look a little larger than it actually is. These are pretty small.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/tag/d/huntingdon-valley-corgi-forward-control/7121538665.html

“For sale is a vintage 1960’s Corgi Forward Control 470 Jeep FC-150 Die Cast Car. Measures 3.50” long.”

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General Box Company Cardboard Toy Jeep Middletown, CT $90

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: This was on eBay in March.

(03/19/2020) I’ve never seen one of these. The seller has a variety of jeep-related toys and Willys stuff for sale. The seller also has a variety of toys hanging in his shop.

“Cardboard boxcar USA Army Jeep Little General PUSH l car, circa 1960s, made by the General Box Company in Illinois.
VERY RARE. NOT MANY SURVIVE.
$90.00 OR BEST OFFER”

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CJ-5 Mini Jeep Bellport, NY $2600

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Unclear how much work is need to complete this project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/553941262203881/

“Project vehicle. 2 passenger mini Jeep. New Fiberglass body steel frame. 10 hp Tecumseh electric start motor. Forward and reverse transmission.lights windshield side and rearview mirrors aluminum dash with gauges 22x11x8” front and rear wheels aluminum front and rear bumpers.”

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Cox Gas-Powered Jeeps Yucaipa, CA $150

• CATEGORIES: Models, toys

UPDATE: Still Available. (The nicer one sold, was priced at $250).

(10/02/2019) Cox jeep for sale that needs some work.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/yucaipa-cox-command-army-jeep049-engine/7105310127.html

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“Played with condition,
engine still turns over (pull start)with a pop..
Seats there,but needs ta be glued,
Extra tank,tires wore down,but basically all there . check the pics..
Xtras..NOS Front Tires and Spindles,Drag link, Rear Axle,Rims.
Worth 50 fer the front NOS alone on epay..if ya can find em.
Thanx fer lookin'”

A vintage ad for them:

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Year? Photo of Young Girl with Lightening Peddle Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, toys

This image shows a young girl and her Sherwood Lightening peddle jeep. I found what I think are images of a good example of this model (seen at bottom).

According to one site, this Sherwood Lightning Express pedal jeep was produced from 1947-1950 . Sherwood later became Hamilton.

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“5” x 3.5” in good condition.”

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These images of a Sherwood Lightening peddle jeep came from this site:

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Junior Pro 6 Volt Electric Jeep $1200

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

These were built as pedal cars, but optionally included a 6 volt motor upgrade. Some of these were also adapted for kids amusement rides. You can learn more at the CJ-3 page: https://cj3b.info/Toys/RidingToysJuniorPro.html . Not many have come up for sale, so the value is hard to ascertain.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/837017479769475/permalink/1593770904094125/?sale_post_id=1593770904094125&rt=11

“This is a 1947-57 junior pro products 6 volt electric jeep. JPP used to build carnival rides and then built these as pedal cars and later on optioned them with 6v power. Very rare jeep. Not a lot of info on these and not very many like this one were sold. This one came from a cushman dealership in Altoona PA. It had never been sold and was still being stored since the 50s. I’m offering it up for sale for $1200 OBO. The motor still works in forward and reverse. The tires have flat spots on them and it’s missing the v-belt for the motor and the hood. Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Thanks the price is shipped within the United States.”

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Oglesby CJ-2A **SOLD**

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UPDATE: SOLD. Joe in Mesa snagged this one.

This Oglesby model is missing the trailer and the windshield. The front bumper is broke as well. But, it’s only $29.99 (with $15 shipping) or less with the Make Offer option. Bidding ends at 4:19PST today.

“Vintage 1950’s Oglesby Cast Aluminum Willy’s Jeep . Condition is Used. Shipping priority need a little dusting has bumper damage on the corners missing windshield has paint loss hub caps little loose but can be fix it rolls great sold as is”

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1940’s Buddy L Victory Toy **SOLD**

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This Buddy L. Victory Toy sold for $42 (+$17 shipping) yesterday.

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Small Wood Jeep Toy on eBay

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Roger spotted this unusual toy with an etched-in jeep grille.

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“You’re getting the vintage wood folk art toy shown. 5″ red jeep. Nice overall condition”

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Hamilton US Air Force Pedal Jeep Glen Burnie, MD $375

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Ed shared this link for this nice looking Hamilton Air Force Pedal Jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1062839730726687/

“1950’s vintage Hamilton U.S. Air Force Military Jeep Pedal Car. This pedal car is mostly original from what I can tell and in amazing condition. It is fully functional and turning and pedaling work great. Asking $375 or best offer. Can deliver on base.”

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Oglesby Jeep w/ Trailer Nappanee, IN $160

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Looks in better shape than many I’ve seen.

https://southbend.craigslist.org/clt/d/nappanee-1950s-oglesby-red-cast/7083343894.html

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“1950’s Oglesby Red Cast Aluminum Willy’s Jeep.
Made in Peru, IN.
All original paint and tires.
Condition is used but very nice.
Jeep measure approximately 10.5 ” in length.
Also includes Oglesby Red cast aluminum Trailer.
Very rare to find these together.
Trailer measures 8.5″ in length.
Overall both pieces in very nice condition.”

 
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1947 Janney’s Toys’ Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, toys

The price of the paper ad from a Janney’s Toys catalog(?) seems crazy to me, but the ad is a neat bit of info if you own one of these two jeep toys.

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Pedal Jeep Marietta, GA $450

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Roger Martin spotted this unusual pedal jeep. It’s got very distinctive fenders. I don’t recognize it and don’t see it on Derek’s CJ-3B pedal jeep pages.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/185960546095961/

“Early 50s steel jeep pedal car ready for your restoration. Body is straight”

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Hasbro LRDG Jeep w/ Figures Lincoln Park, NJ $80

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Steve spotted this set. On ebay (example here), this stuff seems to be priced higher than the asking price of this set. I don’t know much about these prices, but maybe it’s a good price?

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/tag/d/lincoln-park-ww-ii-british-jeep-and/7065286087.html

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AL-Toy Jeep Petersburg, IN $199 (eBay)

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Roger Martin spotted this one. The seller will accept offers. This one has been painted and it is missing a wheel.

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“VINTAGE WEST CRAFT (AL-TOY) WILLYS JEEP HEAVY CAST ALUMINUM TOY TRUCK. One wheel is missing, and there isnt a steering wheel either.”

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CJ-2A Al-Toy Moraine, OH $200

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Here’s an Al-toy for $200. Roger Martin spotted it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/197074141416305

“Vintage west craft Willys Jeep aluminum toy”

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