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He loves them,

and they aren't made with lights, or shiny plastic.

I'm in love with tin toys, and not so much in love with plastic ones. These are so old and classic, but still hold Luke's attention for longer than any other toy. It may be that they are set up high on a shelf, and only played with when he is closely supervised, but either way, they are great. 

Luke first got hooked on this rocket carousel and the spinning top while playing with Eve and Ruth. He needed his own to play with, so Santa brought them to him for Christmas. But sadly, they sat in boxes until he finally got his own room, which was just a few months ago.  I must admit, I love how they look, but even more, I love hearing Luke call out "Rocket Ship" instead of "Baby Show".

Most of these toys are made by Schylling and can be bought here. The truck was a gift from Eve and Ruth, and the top I bought at a toy store in Brooklyn. My plan is to give one to Luke each year for Christmas, although narrowing them down to just one might difficult.

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I think all those robots are cool! his hair is cute!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereddiethegirl

first- when did luke get so big? you'd think i wouldn't miss him this much anymore. . . but i do.

second- keep supervising him carefully. with exception of the top, ruth and eve have destroyed- or seriously damaged- all our tin toys. especially the rocket carousel. sad.

and i agree, it is so hard to narrow the gifts down. every year i swear i'm not going to over do it and every year, as i'm actually forcing my kids to open up more presents i shake my head at myself. . .

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

It was so good to see you!
I am still thinking about your house.
So nice.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterABBY

Luke does look so big. I miss you guys and would love to get together. Cute toys!

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStaci

Alysha.. My have I've missed you... And Luke grew like 2 feet in the past month. I love your idea.. I may have to borrow it.. a new tin toy every year.. so cute. Though Bee would surely drop them off the balcony.. or jump off the dresser onto them.. or something exciting like that.

December 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrooke

those are the coolest. i'm sure they'd get destroyed here.

December 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterleigh

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