• Tractor Toys – Metal vs Plastic

    If your childhood was before the 2000s, then you will remember playing with metal toys. They came in many forms, toy tractors, cars, trucks, construction equipment and more. We pushed them around as fast as we could, filled them full of sand, left them in the rain and made them fly through the air like the General Lee. They got… read more

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  • Bruder Farm Toys – Growing Competition with Ertl Big Farm

    Many of us growing up here in the United States got holes in the knees of our pants because of Ertl tractor toys. Over the pond in Europe the same thing was happening there, just not with Ertl tractor toys, but with Bruder farm toys. Bruder is a German based toy company with a long history of making high quality… read more

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  • John Deere Tractor Toys – How Toys Sold The Real Thing

    John Deere is arguably the most iconic farm equipment in the world. Even if you have never stepped foot on a farm, most likely you recognize the jumping deer logo. You can not venture far without seeing some kind of merchandise, ranging from hats to boots, from seat covers to toys, John Deere is everywhere. How did they get so… read more

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  • History of Ertl tractor toys.

    The wonderful farm toys that myself and many of you remember playing with as kids, have a rich and interesting history. We are going to take a look at the history of Ertl Company, the company that has made hundreds of thousands of model toys. You might be surprised to find out that Ertl Company has made a lot of… read more

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