Category: Blog (7 results)

  • Experiment with toy grain cart

    The other day my son was playing with one of his favorite toys, the Case Puma and the grain cart. (you can read my review on these toys here) As I was watching him play, an idea came to me! If you have this toy or have read my review, then you will know that this grain cart has a… read more

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  • Cheap Toy Tractors – Is It Really Worth It?

    Tractor toys are something that all children love to play with. As a parent, I have also found that giving them a tractor toy and watching how excited they get are one of the greatest joys in life. There can be a problem for some of us when it comes to buying these toys. The problem can be the cost… read more

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  • 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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  • Ertl Big Farm Toys and Bruder Farm Toys

    Those are the big two names when it comes to tractor toys for children. Growing up back in the ’80s and 90s I had my Ertl dicast tractors and implements. They were of good quality, took a beating and lasted forever. The toys I played with, I still have. In fact my sons play with them whenever they go over… read more

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